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The Development of National Literatures and Reading in the CIS Countries

The Development of National Literatures and Reading in the CIS Countries
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The international conference on "The Development of National Literatures and Reading in the CIS Countries" was held in Moscow, on October 30–31.

The two-day roundtable meetings, attended by representatives of the libraries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, discussed the issues of libraries in modern society, book publishing and book distribution in the CIS, and library cooperation for the promotion of literature and reading.

The National Library of Belarus was represented by Marina Pshybytko, head of the Bibliology Research Department.


The conference adopted a resolution concerning the translation of the best literary works into the national languages of the CIS countries, the participation of libraries in interstate events, as well as joint sociological and comprehensive research of books and reading including the analysis of the current cross-border collaboration between libraries.

Upon the request of the conference, a special section on “books and reading in modern society, trends and forecasts” may be introduced in professional periodicals and the Bulletin of Library Assembly of Eurasia (in Russian: Вестник Библиотечной ассамблеи Евразии).

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Professional Travel to Libraries of Netherlands

14 Nov 2019

The specialists of the National Library of Belarus, Svetlana Pugacheva, Natalia Zelenevskaya and Nelly Kovalevskaya, and the representatives of the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Yuri Getsevich and  Svetlana Getsevich, visited the leading libraries of the Netherlands. The professional travel (November 3–9) was supported by Mobility Scheme for Targeted People-to-People-Contacts (MOST).

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Secrets of the Parisian Stage

14 Nov 2019

“Secrets of the Paris Stage,” a book-illustrative exhibition dedicated to the 155th birthday of the outstanding French painter and graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), runs in the fine arts room number 306, from November 14 to December 10.

Book exhibitions