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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, the National Library of Belarus has prepared a large-scale exhibition project “The Great Victory” which is open from April 15.

The main goal of the project is to preserve historical memory and to maintain a deep understanding of wartime events.

The exposition includes an authentic subject set from the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, monographs, encyclopedias, collections of archival materials, iconic documents and other print publications from the fund of the National Library of Belarus, as well as originals and copies of unique documents of the National Archive of the Republic of Belarus.

Within the framework of the exhibition project, you can see the banner of the partisan detachment (brigade), the military guards banner from the fund of the State Museum of the History of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus under the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus.

The Belarusfilm studio provided everyday wear of partisans and underground workers, military uniforms, and also films for the project.

It is personal items from places of execution, shackles, chains, prisoner-of-war stocks, tools of weapons workshops, a printing press, stamps, clichés, underground receivers, surgical instruments used in the medical units of partisan detachments that render the voluminous experience of the perception of the military event.

The mobile exhibition “Forest Song” demonstrates the daily life and work of partisans during and between military operations. The exhibition also includes genre illustrations from handwritten magazines and the art of Belarusian partisans.

Within the framework of the exhibition, the project of the Library “100 days to the Great Victory. Through the Pages of 1945 Belarusian Newspapers” has been going on starting from January 30, 2020, exactly 100 days before the Victory was proclaimed. It is a daily chronicle of news and events up until May 9, 1945, prepared on the basis of materials from the Soviet Belarus periodicals.

Check out the presentation of the project 100 days to the Great Victory. Through the Pages of 1945 Belarusian Newspapers.

A short film made on the basis of archive materials will tell the audience about the National Library of Belarus during the war period.


This large-scale project has been prepared by the National Library of Belarus, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, State Museum of the History of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus under the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus and Belarusfilm.

A video about the exhibition will show some glimpses of it.

The information about the possibility of visiting the Great Victory project is displayed on our internet portal www.nlb.by.

For more info: (8 017) 293 28 23, 293 28 81.
E-mail: pr@nlb.by

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