Even today, Aug. 24

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

The rains …

…but will continue to be warm: 16-24 C.

Do not pass:

In Minsk, is the Council of Europe rapporteur on Belarus Sinikka Hurskainen.

At 17.00 hours in the small hall of the Museum of Modern Art (Independence Avenue, 47) will open the exhibition graphics Igor Sukhorukov, "WATERCOLOR. Cityscapes."


The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Kloden Juncker meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi.

In Bredstene in Denmark begins a two-day European conference on wind energy.

In London, opened to visitors former apartment of the famous rock guitarist Jimmy Gendryksa — this is one of the activities to mark the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the guitarist's death.


In 1654 there was a battle of Shepelevich. It was the beginning of the war against the Muscovite state of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Under Shepelevich 10,000 defenders Janusz Radziwill tried to hold back one hundred thousandth army of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. It was the first military defeat of the great hetman Radziwill. Wounded, he must wade through woods to the rear of the country. Soon the whole of the territory of modern Belarus wasand occupied by the army of the Tsar. Turned the most terrible war in Belarusian history when still alive only every other inhabitant of the country. In Soviet times, the historical facts of the Moscow aggression in Belarus were carefully hidden. It is therefore not surprising that his book about the events historian Gennady Saganovich called "The Unknown War".

In 1899 was born Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (d. 1986).

In 1948 born French composer of electronic music by Jean Michel Jarre. World renown brought the heat album "Oxygene" (1976).

In 1990 died Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov (b. 1941).

There is a reason:

Independence Day of Ukraine.

MINUS 365:

A year ago on the site of Liberty: "The Poles still went first." (Http :/ / www.svaboda.org/content/transcript/1806514.html)

Quote to remember:

"I would argue that the Library limitless"
— Jorge Luis Borges, with the "Library of Babel" (1941), one of his most famous stories

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