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The landscape festival dedicated to the International Year of Forests

The landscape festival dedicated to the International Year of Forests
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On January 18, at 5 p.m. at the art gallery Labyrinth takes place the opening ceremony of the landscape festival dedicated to the International Year of Forests.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2011 the International Year of Forests. A number of events timed to this date are to be held the world over. Belarus joins the celebrations as well, for the forest covering almost a half of our country is one of our major natural treasures.

The National Library of Belarus in cooperation with the International Guild of Painters presents its own cultural project timed to the celebrations of the International Year of Forests 2011– the landscape festival whose major aim is to attract the public attention to preservation and protection of the natural treasure of Belarus.

Well-known Belarusian artists will express their attitude towards the forest and the living nature through their paintings, works of graphic and photography. Visitors will see the works by artists Aleksandr Grishkevich, Egor Batalyonok, Georgy Poplavsky, Valery Vedrenko, Vadim Kachan and others.

The festival runs up to February 28.

For more information, please call: (+375-17) 293-27-67, 293-27-83.



Exhibition Dedicated to Ales Staver

9 Aug 2019

From August 9 to October 14 the exhibition dedicated to the 90th birthday of the Belarusian poet, prose writer and playwright Ales Staver (1929–1995) is held in the Belarusian Literature reading room (205).

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Minsk, the Capital of My Country

6 Aug 2019

The city of Minsk was first mentioned in The Tale of Bygone Years, relating to the events of 1067. By decree of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Alexander, on March 14, 1499 Minsk, like other big cities, received the Magdeburg Law, and on January 12, 1591 the city was granted its own coat of arms: the image of Our Lady on a blue background between two angels and cherubs.

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