Even today, 21 February

Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, a world history.


Snow, cold, day minus 9-16.

Do not pass

The Museum of Maxim Bogdanovich in Minsk on 18-hour nationwide Belarusian dictation on the Day of the native language. Dictation will also write in Warsaw, at 12 o'clock in the Collegium Civitas and other places. Online community also calls today to write in Belarusian, teach in their favorite Internet Belarusian poetry.

There, where we do not

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Serge Brammertz arrives in Belgrade to assess efforts to arrest Ratko Mladic.

In Moscow, Mikhail Gorbachev, holds a press conference to share his thoughts on the eve of the 80th anniversary (March 2).

Also this day

1848 — Marx and Engels published their Communist Manifesto.

1918 — Minsk was occupied by German troops. At the All-Belarus People's Congress created the Secretariat of Belarus — the BNR provisional government, which included Joseph Voronko, Constantine Ezovitov, Peter Krichevsky, Basil Zakharkov, Arkady Smolich.

1952 — Pakistan killed five students, who fought for the Bangla language giving the status of the state, the eastern part of the country later became the independent state of Bangladesh. In 1999, UNESCO declared this day International Mother Language Day.

2007 — Human Rights Association "Friends of Children" (Amici dei Bambini) held in Milan, the first public debates on the fate of Vicky Frost and other Belarusian orphans.

There is a reason

The third Monday of February in the U.S. celebrated as Presidents' Day (February 22 originally celebrated George Washington's birthday).

Minus 365

The third nationwide dictation and ambassadors

Quote to remember

"Out of the land of happiness and sorrow,
What would you give us could not

M. Tank, "Mother Tongue".

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