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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.

Francysk Skaryna's facsimile books open to public in National Library of Belarus
5 September, 19:56
The National Library of Belarus has had Francysk Skaryna's facsimile books printed. The books are available to a large number of readers on 5-6 September as part of the interactive event.
Francysk Skaryna's medieval Bible delivered from Moscow to Minsk
4 September, 19:59
The book has been kept in the State History Museum in Moscow from the mid-19th century. It was delivered to Minsk specifically for the exhibition Belarus: Revival of Spirituality.
Chairman of the Ivanovo District Executive Committee Yuri Bisun and Chairman of the Polotsk District Executive Committee Nikolai Shevchuk
Polotsk passes baton to Ivanovo as next host of Belarusian Written Language Day
4 September, 13:44
The ceremony to pass the baton of the Written Language Day to Ivanovo took place in Polotsk on 3 September.
Vasily Zharko and Lilia Ananich
Belarus Vice Premier: Belarusians honor their history, develop their nationhood
4 September, 10:27
The vice premier and Belarus' Information Minister Lilia Ananich were taken on a tour of the pavilions of the book and the press festival, talked to book publishers and writers.
Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk
2 September, 11:49
The Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations in Polotsk embraced three holidays: 500 years of the Belarusian book printing, the 1155th birthday of Polotsk and Belarusian Written Language Day.
Boris Svetlov
Francysk Skaryna's utmost importance for Belarusian history emphasized
1 September, 18:36
“Francysk Skaryna's figure is of paramount importance for the Belarusian history and culture. His name is a sort of a symbol of national identity,” Boris Svetlov remarked.
International roundtable on book printing in Belarusian Polotsk on 2 September
1 September, 17:09
For more than a decade the roundtable session has been held on Belarusian Written Language Day. Every year it gathers prominent writers, scientists, and public figures from many countries.
An archive photo
Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations kick off in Polotsk
1 September, 12:44
The Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk embraces three holidays: the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing, the city's 1155th anniversary, and the Belarusian Written Language Day itself.
Skaryna's Little Travel Book to go on display in Polotsk
31 August, 18:07
The international exhibition project Along Skaryna's Road Together Belgazprombank will open at the Belarusian Printing Museum on 1 September.
Writers from three countries to convene in Gomel for ten days of Belarusian literature
29 August, 18:57
Slavonic Literature Dazhynki will become the central event of the ten days of Belarusian literature. Slavonic Literature Dazhynki will open in the Gomel Oblast Universal Library on 1 September. Winners of oblast contests and national contests will be honored in the library as well.
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