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500 Years of Belarusian Book Printing

500 Years of Belarusian Book Printing

The organizing committee for celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing is led by Information Minister Lilia Ananich and Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. Some 60 events will be held to mark the anniversary.

Belarusian books gifted to Paris institute
25 March, 15:01
INALCO representatives spoke highly of the collection of Belarusian books. They noted it will help their students study Belarusian, which is taught in INALCO in addition to 94 other languages. Pierre-Frederic Garrett added that ten French first-year students have started studying Belarusian in INALCO this year.
Plans for collection of Maxim Bogdanovich's poetry in Spanish in 2017
20 March, 19:56
A literary soiree dedicated to Maxim Bogdanovich's art took place in the cafe Cosmico in Madrid, Spain on 18 March. Representatives of the Belarusian diaspora and Spanish intellectuals, who are interested in Belarusian culture, took part in the event.
Skaryna's editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk
2 March, 17:52
The large-scale exhibition Francysk Skaryna and His Time will showcase the original editions by Francysk Skaryna from the libraries of other countries and the original first books of other nations.
Encyclopedia about Francysk Skaryna, his followers to be out in 2017
2 March, 14:39
The Information Ministry and state-run publishing houses have already implemented several big projects in the run-up to the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing.
Five Hundred Years of Belarusian Book Printing, or Tour of Unique Museum in Polotsk
27 February, 17:23
In Belarus there is a museum that is a must-visit in 2017 when the country celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. This is the only museum of Belarusian book printing located in Polotsk.
Belarus to take part in Vilnius Book Fair
22 February, 18:15
The Belarusian stand will feature the editions dedicated to Francysk Skaryna and the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing published by the Belarusian state publishing houses.
Yanka Kupala's poetry celebrated in Paris
20 February, 13:36
Yanka Kupala's works were recited in Belarusian and French during a soiree held in the run-up to the International Mother Language Day at Belarus' Permanent Mission to UNESCO in Paris.
Francysk Skaryna's legendary book brought back to Belarus
17 February, 14:50
The Little Travel Book is a prayer book for the laity, i.e. a collection of small-format church books for travelers. It is more than just one book. It is actually 18 books collected together.
Ambassador: Belarus actively supports UN International Mother Language Day
17 February, 13:51
Igor Petrishenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia, noted that the Belarusian language is one of the oldest languages among the Slavic ones and that the language culture of Belarusians is unique and very rich.
Minsk Book Fair attended by nearly 55,000 visitors
13 February, 16:08
A total of 320 participants, including 105 foreign guests, showcased their best publishing products. Taking part in the 24th Minsk International Book Fair were representatives from 31 countries.
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