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500 Years of Belarusian Book Printing

21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko praises Francysk Skaryna's contribution to Belarusian statehood Lukashenko praises Francysk Skaryna's contribution to Belarusian statehood
According to the president, the annual Belarusian Literature Day helps maintain and augment Belarus’ cultural heritage. In 2017 the celebration will take place in the ancient city of Polotsk. This time the event will be special and symbolic because it will celebrate the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus...
4 Apr 2017
International TV project on Francysk Skaryna to mark 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus International TV project on Francysk Skaryna to mark 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus
Francysk Skaryna’s preface to the Judith book has been translated into 70 languages. “We would like to utilize television to visit various countries with this preface. We would like Francysk Skaryna’s words to be said by speakers of French, Italian, Chinese and all the languages Francysk Skaryna’s preface has been translated into"...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing
The delegation of Belarusian book printers did not only presented new books to visitors of the Paris Book Fair but also donated some of the publications to the Paris-based National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO). The donation of Belarusian books is one of the events of the Belarusians in the World program of the Culture of Belarus state program...
3 Mar 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May
The Little Travel Book from Belgazprombank’s corporate collection will be the centerpiece of the exhibition project. The book is actually a collection of 18 small religious books for travelers, including The Psalter, Chasoslovets (Book of Hours), acathistos and canons...
2 Mar 2017
Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk
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...
2 Mar 2017
Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut at Belarusian Literature Day Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut at Belarusian Literature Day
The Pershadruk project won the last year’s film competition. The filming has been completed and now the work is at the editing stage. It will premiere at the Belarusian Literature Day that will be held in Polotsk in September. The film will be released in Russian and Belarusian and is expected to be translated into foreign languages...
2 Mar 2017
500 years of Belarusian book printing to be celebrated abroad 500 years of Belarusian book printing to be celebrated abroad
There are plans to hold celebrations in Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, and other countries. “Skaryna is an iconic name in culture, which helps us to communicate with the whole world,” Alexander Karlyukevich said...
2 Mar 2017
Encyclopedia about Francysk Skaryna, his followers to be out in 2017 Encyclopedia about Francysk Skaryna, his followers to be out in 2017
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. Among them is the project “Francysk Skaryna From the Glorious City of Polotsk” that was published thanks to the active participation of the National Library of Belarus...
2 Mar 2017
Belarus’ National Library to get digital copies of Skaryna’s editions Belarus’ National Library to get digital copies of Skaryna’s editions
The relevant decision was announced by Chief Executive of the British Library Roly Keating during the meeting with Director of Belarus’ National Library Roman Motulsky in London. Alexander Susha noted that the British Library organized a function on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. It was the first time that the national library of the United Kingdom hosted an event with the participation of Belarusians...
16 Feb 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s legendary book retuned to Belarus Francysk Skaryna’s legendary book retuned to Belarus
“In the year when Belarus celebrates the 500 years of its book printing, Belgazprombank is proud to announce that it has added The Little Travel Book to its corporate collection. It was printed by Francysk Skaryna in Vilno in 1522. Experts believe that it is the first book published in the Belarusian lands. To date this is the only copy of this book in our country”...
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