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Vilnius is hosting the Global Belarusians Meeting


From 29 June to 1 July 2016 Vilnius is hosting the Global Belarusians Meeting.

The organizers, who include Elena Tonkacheva, the head of the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend” and EuroBelarus.Info, invite everyone interested to participate in the organized events.

The Official Opening of the Global Belarusians Meeting took place at Vilnius Town Hall (Didzioji str. 31,

Vilnius) on June 29. Within the frames of the opening a Belarusian artist musical performance and the Opening of Belarusian painters’ exhibition “Greenhouse” took place.


29 June – July 1, 2016
The city of Vilnius
All the events are open for public

June 30 (Thursday)
17.00 – 18.00 Meeting with Belarusian essayist and poet Uladzimir Arlou at Mint Vinetu bookstore (in Russian language) (St Ignotas str. 16, Vilnius)
17.30 – 18.30 Public excursion “Belarusian footsteps in Vilnius” (please register by email at [email protected]) (LTU-ENG)
18.30 – 20.00 Screening of Belarusian movie “GaraSh” & discussion with movie director Mr Andrey
Kureichyk and production team (Lithuanian Theater, Music and Film Museum, Vilnius str. 41) (ENG subtitles)
20.30 Concert at Saint Bartholomew's Church in Uzupis (Uzupio str. 17, Vilnius) (tbc)

July 1 (Friday)
9.30 – 15.30 Global Belarusians Meeting discussions at Lithuanian Theater, Music and Film
Museum (LTU-RUS, Vilnius str. 41), please see detailed agenda on page 2.
Exhibition of art works from EHU design students
Exhibition of books about the common Lithuanian – Belarusian history and of manuscripts by Global Belarusians Meeting participants
Exhibition of works from Belarusian photographer Andrei Liankevich
17.30 – 18.40 Screening of Belarusian movie “Count in Oranges” (Lithuanian Theater, Music and Film Museum, Vilnius str. 41,) (ENG subtitles)
19.00 – 21.00 Concert of Belarusian band Recha (back yard of Lithuanian Theater, Music and Film Museum, Vilnius str. 41)

Global Belarusians Meeting Discussions

1 July 2016
Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Film Museum, Vilniaus str. 41, Vilnius
Working languages: Lithuanian – Russian
9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 11.00 I discussion: Common Lithuanian and Belarusian History
Prof. Alfredas Bumblauskas, Head of the Department of History, Vilnius University
Doc. Dr. Genutė Kirkienė, Department of History, Vilnius University
Doc. Dr. Aleh Dziarnovich, Belarusian historian
Dr. Ales Belyj, Belarusian historian
Dr. Rūstis Kamuntavičius, Vytautas Magnus University Department of History
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 II discussion: Belarus’ European Identity: How to Communicate History Differently?
Vladimir Arlov, Belarusian essayist and poet
Tatjana Vodolazhskaya, Centre for European Transformation
Alexey Bratochkin, Center for European Studies
Vytis Jurkonis, Lecturer, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
Tatsiana Kulakevich, Representative of the Global Belarusian Leaders
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 15.30 III discussion: Cultural Policy and Restoration of Cultural and Historical Unity in the Region
Igor Rahansky, Belarusian Committee Іkamos
Stsiapan Stureika, cultural anthropologist
Michal Amnepadystau, poet
Uladzimir V. Matskevich, Belarusian philosopher