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On 20 November, there were held a round table "Book culture of the Orthodox Church in Belarus" and a presentation of books by famous Belarusian historian from Poland A. Mironovich.

The event was organized by the National Library of Belarus in the framework of the Year of Book with the support of the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Belarus in Poland.

Professor of Bialystok University professor Anton Mironovich studies the Belarusian-Polish-Russian relations, the history of the Orthodox Church in Poland, Belarus and Russia, as well as the culture of the Belarusian minority in Poland. He is a member of the Presidium of the International Academy of the study of national minorities, the International Association of Belarusianists, Polish-Russian Historical Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the International Commission of Church History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, East Slavic Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow.

The round table was held with the participation of Belarusian scientists. There were a presentation and donation of editions by A. Mironovich, which are devoted to the history of the Orthodox Church in Belarus, to the National Library of Belarus.

Among the participants of the event there were Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus Tadeusz Struzhetsky; Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus for science and publishing Alexander Susha, director of the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art Anna Zapartyko; Deputy Director for Research of the Institute of Language and Literature named after Yakub Kolas and Yanka Kupala of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Garanin; Professor Adam Maldis; chief archivist of department of information and scientific use of documents of the National Historical Archives of Belarus Vladimir Denisov, as well as other representatives of libraries, museums and archives.


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