National Library of Belarus, on the occasion of its 85th anniversary, received plenty of congratulations, telegrams, and postcards. Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus sent a letter of congratulation to workers of the NLB. The President said: "National Library of Belarus is an enormous source of information which is being constantly enriched, a symbol of the creative forth and intellect of Belarusian people. The Library's building is a real decoration and symbol of our capital and visiting card of our country".

     Workers of the NLB received congratulations from different state, public, and cultural institutions, diplomatic representatives, and international organizations and official persons: Gennady Novitsky, the Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus; Vladimir Konopliov, the Chairman of the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus; Alexander Kosinets, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Rushajlo, the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - the CIS Executive Secretary; Nicolay Shevtsov, the Chairman of the Republican Committee of Cultural Workers Trade Union; Vladimir Skakun, the Head of Minsk Pervomaysky district Administration; board of the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography of Russian Federation; National Academy of Sciences of Belaru; the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus; the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus; Leonid Maltsev, the Colonel General, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus; Edward Baryjev, the Major General of the Internal Service, Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus; Yuri Bogutsky, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine; the Embassy of the USA in the Republic of Belarus headed by Karen Stewart, the US Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus; Ilya Veljanov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Belarus; Eurasia Library Association; Natalya Chueva, the Chairman of the Council of Belarusian Library Association; National Book Chamber of Belarus; National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus, as well as Russian State Library, National Library of Russia, National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine, National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan National Library.

     The Library as well received plenty of telegrams from the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to the Republic of Belarus, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Belarus, The Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nicolay Nekrasov Central Universal Scientific Library, National Library of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, National Library of Uzbekistan, National Library of Ukraine, the Union of Writers of Belarus, Minsk office of Belarusian Trade Industrial Chamber, Belarusian State Agricultural Technological University, as well as the Republican Library for Science and Technology, Belarusian Agricultural Library, Gomel District Library, the Library of Frantsisk Skaryna Gomel State University, Gorodok Central Library of Vitebsk district, and Osipovichy gymnasium.

     During the event National Library of Belarus was rewarded with diplomas on behalf of National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus ("For remarkable achievements in the field of social policy of the Republic of Belarus and the significant contribution to the development of librarianship", the Administration of Pervomajsky district ("For safekeeping of cultural heritage of Belarus and the significant contribution to the development of spiritual treasures of dwellers of the district in view of the 85th anniversary the Library", and the Presidium of Minsk City Committee of Cultural Workers Trade Union "For the significant contribution to the development of librarianship, support of the trade union movement, and on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Library".

     The event was widely covered by mass media. Belarusian newspapers "Belarusky Chas", "Kultura", "Respublika," and others tell not only about the celebration of the National Library of Belarus' anniversary, but also about the workers of the NLB, those who dedicated the whole their lives to the Library.


From the President of the Republic of Belarus

From the Presidium of Minsk City Committee of Cultural Workers Trade Union

From Leonid Maltsev, the Colonel General, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus

From the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography of Russian Federation

From the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine

From Natalya Chueva, the Chairman of the Council of Belarusian Library Association


From the Executive Committee of the CIS

From Alexander Kosinets, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus on behalf of the Government of the RB

From Edward Baryjev, the Major General of the Internal Service, Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus

From the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus

From the Administration of Minsk Pervomaysky district