Snow and freezing, icy places — a classic winter.
In Belarus arrive about 400 short-term observers from the OSCE presidential election. Will go to the polls on ballot (the day before the start of early voting), the police and internal troops will go on high alert.
In Brussels, will bring together ministers of foreign affairs of the countries belonging to the EU initiative "Eastern Partnership" is involved and the Belarusian delegation.
THERE WHERE HAVE NO
In Catalonia, the autonomous region of Spain, will be a referendum on the possible declaration of independence.
ALSO THIS DAY
1620 — Orsha received coat of arms — a blue field with a golden crescent silver cross.
1919 — Chairman of the BNR was Peter Krichevsky.
1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, in an attempt to stop the mass movement of "Solidarity" in Poland declared martial law.
2002 — announced the expansion of the European Union. Other countries are joining the community neighbors Belarus — Lithuania and Poland.
2003 — in a hiding place near Tikrit, Iraq found and captured the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
There is a reason
In the national calendar — Andrew. As the ethnographer Vladimir, the feast of St. Andrew is particularly famous for divination for the girls: "Saint Andrew, I sow hemp, let me know who will vomit." To make wishes come true, the girls all day fasting and avoided talking. Positive or negative result of divination could seen only in the spring.
A year ago on the site of "Freedom", "State of the Union no."
"In the hour of our choice is simple …" (From the poem suicide Saddam Hussein).