August 13, 2022

Year of the Dark Metal Hare according to the Sixty-Year Cycle of the Chinese Calendar.

Official and other anniversaries and memorable dates in Ukraine

The International Year of Forests, announced at the 83rd plenary session of the UN General Assembly on December 20, 2006.


Politics, elections

January 1 — Hungary assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union. January 1 - the new administrative division of Greece under the Kallikratis Program came into effect. January 9 - A week-long referendum on independence began in ten provinces of southern Sudan. January 10 - Basque separatist group ETA announced the end of the armed struggle against the Spanish government. January 14 - due to a wave of popular discontent and riots, a state of emergency was introduced in Tunisia. The country's president, Zine al-Abidine ben Ali, left the country, handing over powers to the prime minister by decree; the army took power into its own hands. January 23 - the current president of Portugal, Cavaco Silva, is re-elected for a second term. January 25 - PACE called for an international investigation into the illegal trade in human organs in Kosovo. January 26 - In Gabon, the Government dissolves the main opposition party, accusing one of its leaders of treason. January 28 — mass protest demonstrations, clashes and chaos in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities of Egypt, hundreds of victims. In the evening, President Hosni Mubarak announced the resignation of the government in a televised address. January 28 - Gabon police use tear gas against anti-government demonstrators two days after opposition leader Andre Mba Obama declares himself president. February 1 - King Abdullah II of Jordan dissolved the government amid mass protests in the country. February 5 — another agreement between Russia and the USA on the reduction of strategic weapons entered into force. February 11 - After weeks of mass demonstrations, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down, entrusting the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to run the country. February 13 - the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution. February 13 - the Bahraini police conducted an operation to expel anti-government demonstrators from the main square of the country's capital, Manama: four were killed, half a dozen