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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.

Extensive program for 25th Minsk International Book Fair
9 January, 10:40
The Information Ministry hosted a meeting of the organizing committee of the event. It was noted that the book fair would feature the best samples of the national and foreign book publishing.
Ukrainian libraries receive facsimile editions of Skaryna's books
22 December, 18:25
In May 2016 the Ukrainian libraries in Kiev were given the first volumes of the facsimile edition “The Book Heritage of Francysk Skaryna”, the embassy informed.
Alexander Susha
Francysk Skaryna hailed as one of Belarus' symbols
19 December, 18:06
According to Alexander Susha, large-scale celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing increased Francysk Skaryna's popular appeal overseas.
Francysk Skaryna's books donated to National Library of Vietnam
19 December, 17:53
At the ceremony Belarus' Ambassador Vladimir Goshin emphasized the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral cultural and humanitarian cooperation. In his words, this will promote the strengthening of warm, friendly relations between Belarus and Vietnam and also the spiritual mutual enrichment of the two peoples.
Roman Catholic edition of New Testament in Belarusian to be presented on 19 December
18 December, 16:01
The Roman Catholic Church has prepared a complete official translation of the books of the New Testament into the Belarusian language to mark the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing this year.
Belarus to take part in Bishkek book fair
12 December, 18:19
The Belarusian publishers are set to take part in the events, hold talks. The national stand will feature the books dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna.
Science conference on Francysk Skaryna's life and work underway in Minsk
30 November, 18:06
Several important projects were carried out in Belarus in 2017, one of them being a facsimile edition of Skaryna's works, Irina Dryga remarked when reading out a welcome speech of the Belarusian culture minister.
Berlin State Library receives facsimile editions of Skaryna's books
4 November, 13:58
Restoration and preservation of the cultural heritage is among the priorities of the National Library of Belarus. A good example here was the joint publishing project of the National Library and BelVEB Bank to reconstruct Francysk Skaryna's book heritage.
Facsimile edition of first Belarusian printed books gifted to UN
19 October, 19:10
Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky presented the facsimile edition of the books published by the Belarusian book printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna in the Palace of Nations in Geneva.
Concert in Paris celebrates 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing
18 October, 15:39
A concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing was held at La Madeleine Church in Paris.
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