The scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 525th anniversary of Dyatlovo was organized by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus jointly with the Dyatlovo Region Executive Committee as a part of the implementation of the State Research Program “Society and Humanitarian Security of the Belarusian state” for 2021-2025.
The conference was held on September 15 in the format of two sections "Dyatlovshchina from antiquity to the beginning of the twentieth century” and "Dyatlovsky area in the XX – early XXI century". The reports were devoted to the tourist potential and famous natives of the region, the historical fate of the region in the period from the Riga partition to the liquidation of the Home Army (Polish: Armia Kraijowa) formations by the institutions of the NKVD – NKGB of the USSR, the partisan movement and the feat of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War, the role of the topographic card index of the main library of the country in satisfying user requests with materials about the Dyatlov region that are not reflected in electronic information resources. Olga Polunchenko, the chief bibliographer of the Department of Reference and Information Services of the National Library of Belarus, presented a local history bibliography about the Dyatlovsky district.
In addition to scientific speeches, the participants of the event sang the Anthem of the Republic of Belarus, discussed the role of scientific institutions in implementing the provisions of the National Security Concept of the Republic of Belarus. The solemn moment of the conference was the presentation of the book ”Dyatlovo and Dyatlovsky Area: historical, cultural and archaeological heritage" and awarding of students – the winners of the contest of scientific research on the genocide of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War by the director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vadim Lakiza.
The participants of the conference got acquainted with the experience and new directions of scientific research of the history of Belarus, useful for patriotic education of young people and the formation of information culture of library users.
The event ended on a patriotic note: participants laid flowers at the monument to war hero Joseph Filidovich, who repeated the feat of Ivan Susanin during the German occupation.
The material is provided by the Department of reference and bibliographic services.