Even today, July 1

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

A little …

…zadazhzhyts. Heat: 15 — 27 C.

Do not pass:

Exhibition "Visa on life. Diplomats who saved Jews" in Israel's embassy in Minsk. Starts at 12.00.


Belgium takes over a six-month presidency of the European Union.

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a visit to Moscow.

In Switzerland, begins the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, which will suffer until 17 July.


In 1569 was signed by the Union of Lublin. Two countries — Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Poland — joined together in one federal Rzeczpospolita. The union has strengthened medieval Belarusian state, which itself could no longer cope with external aggression, but in the end contributed to polonization then leadership of the country. In the 18th century. Rzeczpospolita will be divided between the neighboring empires.

In 1646 was born the famous German philosopher, mathematician and physicist Gottfried Leibniz (1716).

In 1804 born French writer George Sand (d. 1876).

In 1907 was born Varlam Shalamov, a prisoner of the Gulag and the Russian writer, the author of the stories of camp life "Kolyma Tales" (d. 1982).

In 1991 ended the history of Eastern enemy of NATO — Warsaw Treaty Organization. The Protocol on the termination of this organization in Prague signed Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the USSR and Czechoslovakia.

There is a reason:

Canada Day — the main national holiday in Canada.

Julia holiday — celebrated in Bulgaria. Installed at the end of 1970 the Bulgarian hippie memo to the song "July Morning" the British rock band "Uriah Heep" (from the album "Look at Yourself", 1971). Every year, young people from different countries come to the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, there to meet the sunrise in the morning of July 1. Previously participated in the festival was seen as a form of protest against the Communist system, now a holiday symbolism associated with the release of a person from the shackles of urban and globalized civilization. Several times in the festival, and the band was "Uriah Heep".

MINUS 365:

A year ago on the site of Liberty: "E. Selzer: The Life of a decent novel." (Http :/ / www.svaboda.org/content/transcript/1767076.html)

Quote to remember:

"What I saw and understood in the camp. Extreme fragility of human culture and civilization. Man to become a beast in three weeks — with hard work, cold, starvation and beatings."

"Man lives [in the camp] is hope — no hope there is not the will — what there is will and instinct of self-preservation — the more effective the same origin as wood, stone, animal."

Barlaam Shalamov

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