On November 19th, at the National Library of Belarus there was held an opening of a literary and educational project “1812. Known and unknown” dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812.
As part of the event, there opened a book exhibition presenting about 100 editions including rare books of the late 19th – early 20th centuries and a children’s drawing exhibition presenting works by pupils of Brest, Gomel and Minsk art schools.
Also there took place a presentation of a thematic virtual project “The year 1812 in the history of Belarus”.
During the event there took place a presentation of a trilogy “The Western Border in Military and Strategic Plans of the Russian Empire (the late 18th century − 1812.)”. This edition is a result of a 15-year scientific research performed by Associate Professor of the Belarusian State University Andrei Lukashevich. These books are compiled on the basis of written and graphic sources (formerly classified information) both officially published and kept in 10 archives of Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Russia.
At the event spoke: Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky, head of bibliology division Galina Kireeva, head of information-analytical division Lyudmila Gorbacheva, Doctor of History, Head of the chair of economic history at the Belarusian State Economic University Yuri Bokhan, Candidate of History, senior researcher of the Institute of History at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Irina Romanova, Associate Professor of the chair of the history of Belarus at the Belarusian State University, Candidate of History Andrei Lukashevich, teacher of Gymnasium № 30 in Minsk Olga Kulkova..