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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.

Roman Motulsky
Francysk Skaryna and His Epoch exhibition project displays ancient books at unmatched level
6 September, 18:14
The exhibition is going to open on 14 September as part of the celebrations of the 95th anniversary of Belarus' National Library. It will show how book printing had changed the European space and influenced the development of the European civilization.
Belarus' National Library to host international congress on book printing traditions
6 September, 16:35
The international congress will be one of the key events to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the National Library of Belarus.
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.
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