World events scheduled for February
February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023 - Events in February include the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a ban on imports of Russian oil products, the presidential elections in Nigeria, and a rescue mission to bring three crew members home from the International Space Station.
Feb 5, Europe: A ban on imports of Russian oil products takes effect to further deprive Moscow of revenue, while Russia imposes its own ban on oil sales to any country complying with a price cap agreed by Western nations in December.
Feb 7, U.S.: President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union speech, facing a Republican-controlled House and a special counsel investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information.
Feb 12, U.S.: Six years after her last album release, Rihanna headlines one of the world’s most-watched musical events, the Super Bowl half-time show.
Feb 17-27, South Africa: Admiral Gorshkov, a Russian frigate armed with new-generation hypersonic missiles, takes part in joint exercises with the navies of China and South Africa off the coast of Durban.
Feb 18, India: The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) opens in Bengaluru. It houses a growing collection of over 60,000 artworks showcasing Indian art and culture from the 10th century to the present.
Feb 20, Russia: Moscow plans a launch to the ISS to rescue three crew members who are effectively stuck in orbit after a meteoroid hit their Soyuz capsule.
Feb 24, Ukraine: One year ago Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to a war that has killed thousands of people, displaced millions, and destroyed vital infrastructure.
Feb 25, Nigeria: Peter Obi of the Labour Party is the frontrunner to win the presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation.