MainInformation resourcesElectronic informational resourcesResources of the National Library of BelarusVirtual projects, exhibitions and collectionsLibrary virtual projectsClassics of world literature Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas: a virtual project
Classics of world literature Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas: a virtual project

Classics of world literature Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas: a virtual project

A virtual project "Classics of world literature Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas" is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of classics of Belarusian literature, great bards of the Belarusian people, people’s poets Yanka Kupala (1882–1942) and Yakub Kolas (1882–1956) which is celebrated in 2012.

Their work advanced Belarusian literature to the world level and revealed the extraordinary strength and creative power of the Belarusian word.

President of the Republic of Belarus A.G. Lukashenko, with a view to provide the due arrangement of celebrations timed to the Belarusian classics’ anniversaries, has signed Decree № 487 of 25 October, 2011, "About events dedicated to the 130th anniversary of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas".

The plan of events dedicated to the 130th anniversary of people’s poets of Belarus Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas.

The structure of the virtual project:

Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas: contemporaries, brothers-in-arms, people of the same age

Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas: the chronicles of life and work

Reading Kupala and Kolas together

Listening to Kupala and Kolas (recorded voices)

Singing songs and romances based on the classics’ poems (from the NLB’s collections)

Gallery: artists-illustrators of the works of Kupala and Kolas

Kupala and Kolas on the Internet

The project "Classics of world literature Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas" is presented in three languages – Belarusian, Russian and English.