2014 in photos (part 2)
• 2014 in photos (part 2)
2014 The year is coming to an end. Summing up and remember the most important and interesting events in the world over the last 12 months.
Today we remember the second four months of 2014: Conchita Wurst, FIFA World Cup, a tragedy in the Moscow subway, Boeing-777 crash near Donetsk, and more, as well as just interesting pictures.
Each picture tells its own story, and gathered together, they show us a complete picture of events that took place in 2014. This story consists of three parts. See 1st part and the last part, which will be released in the near future.
The May Fair. Traditionally, in the central pedestrian streets of Moscow during the holidays are fair. All of the May holidays, from 1 to May 11, the Moscow fair will be held under the name "Moscow Spring". The streets are divided thematically: fashion, art, childhood, bike and even a fair dedicated to the country. Gone fashion shows, exhibitions of paintings and drawings, will be sounded poems and songs of different years.
Mayday. May 1st, International Workers' Day, Spring and Labor Day is celebrated not only in Russia but also in the United States, several European countries, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Not all street processions are held peacefully. In some countries, the police have to disperse the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons.
Mayday in Barcelona, Spain, May 1, 2014.
May 4 in Moscow on 81 th year of life died People's Artist of Russia Tatiana Samoilova. She has starred in more than 20 motion pictures. "Star" for the actress was the film "The Cranes Are Flying", received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. May 4, Tatiana Samoilova was exactly 80 years.
Landslide in Afghanistan. At the beginning of May in the mountainous province of Badakhshan in Afghanistan came a huge landslide. Disaster victims were about 300 people.
The fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa. In the South-East of Ukraine continued crisis that many politicians have already called the civil war.
And on May 2 in the center of Odessa, there were clashes between the activists "antimaydana" on one side and representatives of the football fans of the "right sector" - on the other. Activists "antimaydana" were locked in the building of the House of Trade Unions, where a fire broke out. The tragedy killed 48 people, injured more than 250.
Man with flowers in the charred building trade unions Houses in Odessa, May 4, 2014.
The Victory Parade. May 9, 2014 was filled with the 69th anniversary of the Great Victory. Traditionally, on the Red Square in Moscow Victory Parade was held in 2014, which was attended by more than 11 000 troops, 101 military vehicles and 69 aircraft and helicopters, including intercontinental ballistic missile "Topol-M" and the giant bombers.
The most noticeable technique covering the ground procession steel strategic missiles "Topol-M", each 23 meters in length. Nuclear charge, for obvious reasons, there was no rockets. But if required, they are able to hit a target at a distance of 11,000 kilometers.
Russia - Champion. From 9 to 25 May in Minsk hosted the Ice Hockey World Championship Hockey 2014 World Champion for the fifth (and in the 27th, taking into account the USSR team wins at the world championships) time in its history was the Russian team, won in 2008, 2009 and 2012, all of their matches. In the final match of the Russian team beat Finland team with a score of 5: 2.
The accident at Turkish coal mine. The largest in the history of the Turkish mining accident at the mine took place May 13, 2014 in the city of Soma in Manisa province. At the time of the tragedy under the ground were 787 people, 302 of whom died. After this crash test of Turkey's mines were carried out, 94 of them were closed.
The largest flood in the Balkans for 120 years has affected large areas of Serbia, and more than a quarter of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The elements, not having analogues here for more than a century of weather observations, did not spare any villages or city.
2014 Thai coup d'état took place on May 22, under the direct leadership of Commander of the Royal Thai Army General Prayut Chan-o-cha after the imposition of martial law because of the ongoing political crisis and the inability of anti- and pro-government demonstrators to come to the world. The authorities in Thailand have come war.
As a result of the coup, General Chan-Ocha took over as prime minister of the military government. As a result of the coup was a curfew and censorship in the media, suspended the constitution, arrested prominent political figures, broken up protest camps, disbanded the Senate - the upper house of the Parliament of Thailand.
Russian search engine. May 22 came out a beta version of the Russian national public search engine and Internet portal "Sputnik". "Rostelecom" company is a search engine that focuses on providing users of social services, interacting with government agencies.
Lyuba. The first remains of a baby mammoth preserved in the permafrost, a few decades ago in the Kolyma River basin have been found. Since then, scientists have found six mammoths, and 5 of them were found on the territory of Russia and Yakutia.
May 23, 2014 at London's Natural History Museum will exhibit "Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age." One of the central exhibits will be well-preserved specimen of the woolly mammoth - mammoth Lyuba, where about 42 000 years. She was found in 2007 on the Yamal Peninsula and now brought to London.
Lyuba. She held in permafrost 40,000 years long ...
The presidential election in Ukraine. May 25 held an extraordinary presidential elections in Ukraine. Total participated in the election of 23 candidates. Won billionaire Petro Poroshenko, has the nickname "chocolate king", for which, according to official data, the voters gave 54.70% of the vote.
Sanctions against Russia. In April and May had the extension of sanctions against Russia. Organizers sanctions have accused Russia of actions aimed at undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in particular, the supply of arms to the pro-Russian rebels. It was the official version. The initiator of the imposition of sanctions with a view to the international isolation of Russia was the US government, under strong pressure which, at the risk of incurring economic losses to the sanctions have joined the European Union countries, Japan, Australia and others. And the real reason the US sanctions and other action against Russia - a topic for another article.
Charming sloth in Manaus, Brazil, on May 20, 2014 Manaus - one of 12 gorodav of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
50 years of Beatlemania. 50 years ago, the Beatles were on the top of the charts. Then there was this phenomenon - Beatlemania. The term describes the state of strong, bordering on hysteria, the love of The Beatles Group - one of the most famous bands in history.
Conchita Wurst. The winner of "Eurovision-2014" was the Austrian Thomas Neuwirth, who spoke in the guise of a bearded woman under the pseudonym Conchita Wurst. According to the artist, his unusual way - a statement in defense of tolerance. Russians Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy took place at the competition 7.
It is interesting that the day before the vote, British media cited many reasons for the victory of Conchita Wurst, one of them was this: "to spite Russia."
Referenda in the South-East of Ukraine. May 11 Donetsk and Lugansk region of Ukraine held a referendum on the status of their regions. Most of the population of the two regions (89, 7% and 96, 2%) voted in favor of the independence of the breakaway republics of DNR and LNR.
Focus on Asia. In May, "Gazprom" and China's CNPC signed a contract for delivery to China 38 billion cubic meters of gas annually for 30 years. The total value of gas exports to China amount to 400 billion dollars, and it is the largest for the "Gazprom" contract. West is very unhappy.
25 years of the tragedy in Tiananmen Square. A quarter-century ago in China, Beijing's Tiananmen Square were violently suppressed by the spontaneous demonstrations of students and workers demanding more freedom and democracy.
Tank Man - conventional name by which a person has become known, for half an hour alone to restrain the column of tanks during the riots in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. His most famous photo was taken by Jeff Uaydnerom, a reporter for the Associated Press, the sixth floor of the hotel "Beijing". It was captured man standing unarmed in front of a column of tanks Type 59.
"The events of June 4" can be seen as the first attempt at a "color revolution" and "Tank Man" was its main symbol.
The ban on smoking. On June 1, Russia imposed a ban on smoking in cafes, bars and restaurants, hotels and hostels, markets and shopping areas, on some platforms, railway stations and long-distance trains. Screening of films with smoking scenes must now be accompanied by appropriate social advertising.
The death of journalists. In June in Ukraine killed several Russian journalists. Among them, the sound engineer VGTR Anton Voloshin, Russian journalist, a special correspondent of RTR, a reporter of the program "Vesti" Igor Kornelyuk and Soviet Russia and the cameraman, a member of "First Channel" Anatoly swear.
FIFA World Cup. From 12 June to 13 July 2014 in 12 cities in Brazil, passed jubilee FIFA World Cup. Brazil became the fifth country, which is entrusted to host the World Cup for the second time. Earlier this honor was awarded to Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.
The main favorite of the anniversary of the World Cup, of course, the Brazilians were playing at home. "Magicians ball" - is the most titled team in the history of the world championships, on account of their five victories: in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. For the fourth time in the history of the tournament winner was the team of Germany. She defeated in the semifinals of the Brazilian national team with a score of 7: 1.
It is possible to live without a mate. On July 1, Russia enacted a law prohibiting the use of the mat in the television and radio, in film distribution and public performance of works of art. Movies that contain profanity, and now can not get rolling license.
Ramadan 2014. June 27 with the sunset and till July 28. Muslims around the world was the month of Ramadan in 2014 - the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. From dawn to dusk hundreds of millions of Muslims fasting in the Muslim world, productivity is falling, and public affairs suspended.
Each year the start date of the holiday changes. Month of Ramadan - is the most important and honorary celebration for all Muslim believers worldwide.
A Century of the First World War. The First World War (July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918) - one of the most large-scale armed conflict in the history of mankind. As a result, the war ceased to exist four empires: Russian, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and German (though has arisen instead of Imperial Germany Weimar Republic continued to formally be called the German Empire). Participating countries have lost killed more than 10 million soldiers and 12 million civilians, about 55 million people were injured.
The pilot in the mask for the flight.
The Last Voyage of the ship Costa Concordia. Liner Costa Concordia, is among the ten largest cruise ships in the world, crashed January 13, 2012. The next stage of the operation to raise the wreck began in July 2014. Liner Costa Concordia began his final journey - the ship sailed into the port of Genoa, where he dismounted. Five days Costa Concordia overcame towed about 370 kilometers, the ship was moving at a speed of 2 knots per hour. The rise of Costa Concordia - the largest and most expensive sea rescue operation in history, it is worth about 250 million euros, and the damage to the owners amounted to 1.5 billion euros.
Transportation "Buran". In July of Gorky Park was taken layout orbiter "Buran". On this in the old Gorky Park history can put a full stop. Buran was the latest reminder of the former amusement park, Barbecue place and paid entrance. Take ship at ENEA has been widely anticipated decision, where it probably would be better. At night, Muscovites were able to watch as the great ship went more than five hours to cut off Moscow street.
duard Shevardnadze and Novodvorskaya. Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, died July 7 at the 87 th year of life. For his 86 years, he managed to get close and the Soviet party functionary, and one of the creators of Gorbachev's "perestroika", and after the collapse of the Soviet Union - more than ten years - already the leader of independent Georgia.
Also in July 2014 to 65 th year of life died Novodvorskaya, Russian political and public figure, a Soviet dissident, co-founder of the Liberal Party "Democratic Union"
Supermoon 2014. On the night of 12 on July 13, it was possible to observe a rare phenomenon - the first Supermoon 2014. Earth and Moon as close to each other, and our satellite was like a huge glowing ball.
Supermoon 2014 in the south of Spain.
Hurricane in Novosibirsk. This video is a hurricane, with hail in Novosibirsk, captured the evening July 12, 2014 at the beach, was suddenly hit the Internet and has gained millions of views on YouTube, and received wide coverage in the world media.
US gold stolen in Germany. In the summer of 2014 I broke one of the most serious diplomatic conflict between Germany and the United States, the subject of which was gold.
The world's second largest after the US gold reserve of Germany refers to the time of the Bretton Woods system of organization of monetary relations and trade settlement, when the Bundesbank bought gold and gold on the largest stock exchanges in New York, London and Paris, and leave it there for long-term storage. And a significant part of the gold reserves of Germany will remain in the United States. Due to the ongoing European financial crisis, Germany has decided to return from the United States a significant part of the reserves of the precious metal. But despite the intention in 2020 to move to Frankfurt was 300 tons of gold, while Berlin was able to get only 10% of this amount. Moreover, Berlin could not even conduct an audit of the precious metal reserves, stored in New York.
Germany soon gave up trying to reclaim his gold reserve of the United States, and the scandal gradually faltered. "The Americans are well looked after by our gold, we have no reason to distrust," - said the representative of the Bundestag Budget Committee Norbert Bartl.
One of the most likely option is as follows: the United States ordered its puppet state to shut up and make a statement that they want to continue to keep the gold in the Federal Reserve System.
The tragedy in the Moscow metro. July 15 in the Moscow metro was the largest in its history, the accident - after the sudden stop of the train with three cars derailed. 24 people were killed and nearly 190 injured. The investigation of this incident has not yet been completed. According to preliminary version, the accident could have occurred due to the fact that she was wrongly fixed arrow.
The first man on the moon. 45 years ago, July 16, 1969 manned spacecraft "Apollo-11" went in flight, during which the inhabitants of the earth for the first time in history landed on the surface of another celestial body - the moon. July 20, 1969 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to set foot on the lunar surface. At that time he made his famous phrase: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
"Enduring rock". C July 7 to August 26, 2014 passed an operation called "Enduring rock" in the Gaza Strip. The stated purpose of the operation was to destroy the military infrastructure in Gaza ruling Hamas Islamist movement and its allies, a number of countries recognized terrorist organizations, and prevent rocket attacks on Israeli territory. The longest-running and bloody round of confrontation with militants in Gaza ended August 26 agreement on a permanent ceasefire. He claimed the lives of over 2, 1 thousand people on the Palestinian side and 73 - with the Israeli. During hostilities militants fired at Israel over four thousand missiles and, according to estimates by the Israeli army, remain in their arsenals of about two thousand shells.
It is a system of the Israeli missile defense "Iron Dome". The missile flies to intercept rockets fired from Gaza into Israel.
The collapse of the Boeing-777 near Donetsk. at 17.20 Malaysian airliner Boeing 777 June 17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, disappeared from radar in the sky over Ukraine. On board were 280 passengers and 15 crew members. no one could survive. The main question to be answered by experts - who was released a missile shot down the plane near Donetsk.
An unambiguous answer to this question, which would suit all parties to the conflict, is unlikely to ever get too much different purpose from the warring parties. But one can not ignore another interesting fact: the plane was shot down at a time and in a place that was so necessary to the United States. It started from July 17, a powerful new round of sanctions against Russia.
Former passenger in a wheat field, still attached to the airplane seat belt seat, Ukraine, July 19, 2014.
Death "Dobrolet". It was the Russian low-cost airlines, a 100% subsidiary of "Aeroflot". By 2018, the airline "Dobrolet" planned to transport about 10 million people a year and employs more than 45 domestic and international destinations. But the July 30, 2014 against the company sanctions the European Union for the flights to Simferopol, then entered August 3 airline was forced to stop running all of its flights because European counterparts loukostera canceled concluded with the airline leases on Boeing 737-800NG aircraft maintenance, aircraft insurance courts and provision of aeronautical information.
retaliatory sanctions. 6 August, Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On the application of certain special economic measures in order to ensure Russia's Security", which prohibits the import of beef Russia, pork, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit and dairy products from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway . Validity of retaliatory sanctions - one year.
A strong earthquake in China. An earthquake of magnitude 6, 1 occurred on August 3, Yunnan Province in southwest China. The tremors were recorded at 16.30 local time. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The number of earthquake victims in southwest China is 367 people, has about 1, 9 thousand injured.
Protests in Ferguson. August 10 police Darren Wilson shot and killed in the American city of Ferguson's 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. This murder and the subsequent decision of the court not to draw Wilson to justice provoked a series of protests in the United States. Action against police brutality were held in 180 cities across the country.
Ferguson, Missouri, August 16, 2014. The inscriptions on the posters: "Do not shoot", "Police, protect and serve."
Ferguson, Missouri, August 20, 2014. From the actions of tear gas in the eyes of great help milk.
Another Supermoon. On the night of 10 on August 11th, 2014 the inhabitants of the earth could see a surprising phenomenon that is called Supermoon - this is the moment when the full moon coincides with the maximum approach of the moon to the earth, ie, the perigee...
Supermoon 10-11 August in Malta.
Do not become Robin Williams. He died on August 12 at the 64 th year of life. The actor was found in his home in the Californian city of Tiburon. The wife of movie star Susan Sharon said that he suffered from Parkinson's disease at an early stage. Impact: The cause of the death of actor Robin Williams was suicide. Williams - winner of the award "Oscar" (1998) and five-time winner of the "Golden Globe" award. Just the actor has played nearly 300 motion pictures, including "Bicentennial Man," "What Dreams May Come," "Jumanji".
White KAMAZ or humanitarian assistance to Donbass. August 22, the Day of the State Flag of the Russian Federation, started the movement of the first group of white KAMAZ humanitarian convoy - from 60 to 70 trucks crossed the border between Russia and Ukraine in the direction of Lugansk. Humanitarian assistance - That food, medicine, clothing, fuel, building materials and other necessities for the residents of Donbas, the victims of the hostilities.
The new redistribution of property? August 26 Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation into the sale of shares "Bashneft" structures AFK "System". In September, he was placed under house arrest of the head of the board of directors Vladimir Yevtushenko. He was accused of money laundering in the transaction. October 30 the court demanded 71.6% of the shares "Bashneft" in favor of the state, and this decision was enforced.
Tank show in Zhukovsky. Third International Forum "Engineering Technologies" was held from 13 to 17 August in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow Ramenskoye airfield, was visited by over 80,000 people. The most spectacular part - Tank show at the site!
Care cruiser "Aurora". August 21 legendary cruiser "Aurora" by four tugs were taken to Kronstadt for dock repairs, according to Interfax. During the repair is planned in full to maintain the historical part of the body and ship machinery. Cruiser should return to historic berth in 2016.
Donbass in August 2014. Meanwhile, in the Ukraine continued the civil war. The UN report stated that as a result of the fighting in eastern Ukraine just one month killed more than 1200 people. The total number of victims has reached 2200, the UN experts acknowledge that "the actual number of victims of violence and fighting in eastern Ukraine, most likely a lot more." Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, August 14, 2014.