Even on the weekends, April 16-17

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


On Saturday — the variable voblachnasts, sometimes sun, Sunday — rain all day, the temperature in the weekend daytime +9 — +11 C

Do not pass:


Minsk, in the office of the Belarusian Popular Front party held the Diet. Beginning at 11.00.

Minsk, National History Museum, the beginning of the exhibition "Belarus: 25 years after Chernobyl."

Minsk club "Reactor", a traditional festival of "Requiem for Kurt Kobeeynu" — "Tribute to Nirvana". Participants: bleary eyes, TLUSTA LUSTA, PARTYZONE, RE1IKT, TERMIN-X and others.
Beginning at 18.00


Urmia (Iran), a meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey, April 16.

Washington, a joint meeting of the leadership of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on April 16-17.

Seoul / Tokyo, the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in South Korea and Japan, on April 16-17.

Prague, 21 th Writers Festival, April 16-20.

Kyrgyzstan, the local elections on April 17.

Baku, the Azerbaijani opposition protest march, April 17.



1871: Adoption of the Constitution of the German Empire.

1945: Soviet troops launched an offensive Berlin.

2003: Following the Athens treatise on the adoption of the European Union of ten countries — Hungary, Poland, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Estonia.


1521: Martin Luther separated from the Roman Catholic Church for refusing to renounce his views.

1946: Crude gained independence from France.

1961 Opponents of the regime of Fidel Castro with U.S. support, landed in Cuba in the Bay of Pigs in the Bay of Pigs.

1989: In Poland legalized independent trade union "Solidarity", which operated underground for 7 years.



1844: Anatole France, French writer (d. 1924).

1867 Wilber, founder of aircraft (d. 1912).

1889: Charles Chaplin, American actor (d. 1977).

1891: Joseph Voronko, Belarusian statesman and politician (d. 1952).

1921: Peter Ustinov, English writer, actor, director (d. 2004).

1927: Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratsynger), Pope from 19 April 2005 to the present.


1894: Nikita Khrushchev, the head of the Soviet Union (d. 1971).

1911: Herve Bazen, a French writer, journalist (d. 1996).

1936: Michael Rudkovskii, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1991).

1938: Rudolf Nureyev, the ballet dancer (d. 1993).



1828: Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (b. 1746).

1859: Alexis de Tocqueville, the French writer and historian, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1849).

1940: Adam Karlin, Belarus folklorist, ethnographer and linguist, father of M. Bogdanovich (born 1862).

1972: Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese writer and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968 (born in 1899).


485 Proclus diadem, the Greek philosopher, neaplyatanist.

1790: Benjamin Franklin, author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (b. 1706)

There is a reason:

World Hemophilia Day.

Raw, Independence Day (since 1946).

Japan, Children's Day.

MINUS 365:

Why Lukashenka defends Bakiyev?

Funeral farewell in Warsaw

Quote to remember:

Only a genius can save the master, who is trying to ease his subjects after prolonged pressure. The evil that has long tolerated as inevitable, is unbearable to think that it is possible to avoid. And it seems that the abuses which are being closed, make more painful ones that remain: the evil becomes smaller, but felt more acutely.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Old Regime and the Revolution

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