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Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich 200th anniversary

Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich 200th anniversary
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On February 4, 2008 at 16.00 in the gallery “Labyrinth” took place the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich (1807-1884).

At the eventwas presented a DVD-ROM developed by the National Library of Belarus.The DVD contains bibliographies, full text works by Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich, information about the writer’s life and career, and about 100 digital copies of works by Belarusian artists.

Also during the event one volume of collected works by Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich (in two volumes) published by “Mastatskaya Litaratura” publishing house, and “Pinsk Gentry” (in 5 languages) published by “Khursik” publishing house were presented.


Visitors could see a book exhibition “He was the First Who Sowed Grains…” where more than 100 materials from the NLB’s collections were displayed, and an art exhibition.

Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich’s descendants participated in the event.


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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