Even today, July 15

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

THAT rainy …

…then sunny. Warm and very warm: 20 — 32 C.

Do not pass:

Analytical center "Strategy" and the National Committee of the United Democratic Forces will hold a seminar "The situation in Belarus on the eve medyyaprastory presidential campaign: Realities and Prospects." Minsk, the hotel "Europe", 11.00-14.00.

The stadium "Dynamo" in Minsk will host the first football match of the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League between Minsk "Dynamamam" and "Kalev" (Sillamae, Estonia). Beginning at 19.00.

Concert halls in Vitebsk will hand out awards kontsursu performers "Vitebsk 2010". Starts at 15:00.


The Delegation of the European Union begins two days of talks in Baku on the preparation of the association agreements with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, the European Union is going to Georgia, and then in Kazakhstan.

Americans transmit irakiytsam control over his last prison in Iraq.


In 1410 about places Grunwald and Tannenberg, in one of the battles of the Middle Ages, the combined forces of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the chivalry of Europe, which fought on the side of the Teutonic Order under the command of Master of the Order Ulrich von Jungingen. Some researchers estimate that in 20000th princely armies themselves crusaders were only a few hundred, and the remaining power units were hired and knights from all over Europe. Crusaders fought on the side of the Poles and the Lithuanians and Prussians of the land, who were in alliance with the Teutonic Order, or under its domination. In the battle of the Polish-Lithuanian side took part in passing banners Vilna, Grodno, Lida, Smolensk, Orsha, Mstislavskys, Polotsk, Vitebsk, Pinsk, Drogichinskiy, Mel'nitskii, Novogrudskiy, Brest and Volkovyssk.

In 1606 was born a prominent Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn Garmens (d. 1669).

In 1900 came to light, Vladimir Dubovka — one of the largest Belarusian poets of the twentieth century (d. 1976). Dubovka came from the village to Ogorodniki Postavschine and was almost the most prominent instigators of literary life in the Soviet Belarus. Aesthetics Dubovka placed above ideology, so in 1931 he was sentenced to five years' exile deep into Russia. After that there was another arrest and a new link — for 10 years. Unlike many other poets, Dubovka escaped death, but was coerced by camp life in Belarus and has not returned.

In 1904 died the Russian writer Anton Chekhov (born 1860).

In 2009, was found shot dead in Ingushetia journalist Natalia Estemirova, who was abducted unknown previous day from her home in Grozny in Chechnya. Estemirova was a fervent defender of human rights in Chechnya, and has written extensively about torture, abductions and killings in the Caucasian republic.

MINUS 365:

A year ago on the site of Liberty: "The new electronic dictionary of the Belarusian language."

Quote to remember:

"If the lips whisper — do not! —
then in the eyes of the world — anyone try …
And in his eyes was always passionate sea and sky:
in the depths of the prohibitive prohibitive heights.

And if pasplyatalisya wall
stars in the sky and the sea wreath zavilisya.
Over the land of dreaming while living in a reverie:
in the depths of the prohibitive prohibitive heights.

And while such does not know,
entranced month on the clouds stopped.
The age-old mystery in one breath znitavalisya:
prohibitive in the depths of the limitless heights.

And when the scattered stars,
that wriggled in the sky and the sea once,
dalyavednyya eyes Pramen happiness and pride:
in the depths of the prohibitive nyazmernyya heights. "

Vladimir Dubovka
, "If the lips whispering", 1926.

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