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When Bribes Are Not Smooth: On the Problem of Corruption

When Bribes Are Not Smooth: On the Problem of Corruption
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From May 4 to June 27 in the hall of periodicals (room 106) a thematic exhibition “When bribes are not smooth: on the problem of corruption” is being held.

The abuse of power for personal gain has accompanied humanity since ancient times. There are many examples of fighting this evil in history, but it has not been eliminated to this day. In the 21st century, corruption remains among the urgent problems inherent in all countries without exception. According to experts, it cannot be eliminated, but risks can be minimized.

At the present stage, civil society is actively involved in the processes of public administration and decision-making in the fight against corruption. Articles from the journals "Legality", "Journal of BSU. Law "," Criminal Law "and others reflect the similar experience of Belarus, Russia and foreign countries.

On the pages of the magazines "Labor and Social Law", "New Economy", "Russian Justice" they address the topic of responsibility for corruption violations.

Crimes against the interests of the service, bribery, personal interest, the use of official position - these and other problems of a corruption nature were reflected in the publications "Chief Economist", "Justice of Belarus", "Problems of Management", "Minsk Courier" and others.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library's opening hours.
Entrance with a library cardor a ticket for a socio-cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 25 87.

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How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

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