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Yakub Kolas
YAKUB KOLAS (also JAKUB KOłAS, Belarusian : Яку́б Ко́лас, November 3 1882 – August 13, 1956), real name Kanstancin Mickievič (Міцке́віч Канстанці́н Міха́йлавіч) was a Belarusian writer, People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR (1926), and member (1928) and vice-president (from 1929) of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences . In his works, Yakub Kolas
Yakub Kolas
was known for his sympathy towards the ordinary Belarusian peasantry. This was evident in his pen name 'Kolas', meaning 'ear of grain' in Belarusian. He wrote collections of poems Songs of Captivity (1908) and Songs of Grief (Belarusian : Песьні-жальбы, 1910), poems A New Land (Belarusian : Новая зямля, 1923) and Simon the Musician (Belarusian : Сымон-музыка, 1925), stories, and plays
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International Standard Name Identifier
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD NAME IDENTIFIER (ISNI) is an identifier for uniquely identifying the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programmes, and newspaper articles. Such an identifier consists of 16 digits. It can optionally be displayed as divided into four blocks. It was developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as Draft International Standard 27729; the valid standard was published on 15 March 2012. The ISO technical committee 46, subcommittee 9 ( TC 46/SC 9 ) is responsible for the development of the standard. ISNI can be used to disambiguate names that might otherwise be confused, and links the data about names that are collected and used in all sectors of the media industries
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names. The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
prepared cards of bibliographic information for their library catalog and would sell duplicate sets of the cards to other libraries for use in their catalogs
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The SYSTèME UNIVERSITAIRE DE DOCUMENTATION or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers
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Bibliothèque Nationale De France
The BIBLIOTHèQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE (BNF; French: ) is the National Library of France
France
, located in Paris
Paris
. It is the national repository of all that is published in France. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 New buildings * 3 Mission * 4 Manuscript
Manuscript
collection * 5 Digital library * 6 Popular culture * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORYThe National Library of France
France
traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368. Charles had received a collection of manuscripts from his predecessor, John II , and transferred them to the Louvre
Louvre
from the Palais de la Cité
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National Library Of The Czech Republic
6,919,075 total items 21,204 manuscripts c. 4,200 incunabula OTHER INFORMATION DIRECTOR Petr Kroupa WEBSITE www.nkp.czThe NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (Czech : Národní knihovna České republiky) is the central library of the Czech Republic . It is directed by the Ministry of Culture . The library's main building is located in the historical Clementinum building in Prague, where approximately half of its books are kept. The other half of the collection is stored in the district of Hostivař . The National Library is the biggest library in the Czech Republic, in its funds there are around 6 million documents. The library has around 60,000 registered readers. As well as Czech texts, the library also stores older material from Turkey, Iran and India. The library also houses books for Charles University in Prague
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National Library Of Australia
The NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA is the largest reference library in Australia
Australia
, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia
Australia
and the Australian people ." In 2012–2013, the National Library collection comprised 6,496,772 items, and an additional 15,506 metres (50,873 ft) of manuscript material. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Collections * 2.1 Australian such a library, indeed, as shall be worthy of the Australian Nation; the home of the literature, not of a State, or of a period, but of the world, and of all time. The present library building was opened in 1968. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Bunning and Madden
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Old Style And New Style Dates
OLD STYLE (O.S.) and NEW STYLE (N.S.) are terms sometimes used with dates to indicate that the calendar convention used at the time described is different from that in use at the time the document was being written. There were two calendar changes in Great Britain and its colonies, which may sometimes complicate matters: the first change was to change the start of the year from Lady Day (25 March) to 1 January; the second was to discard the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
in favour of the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
. Closely related is the custom of dual dating , where writers gave two consecutive years to reflect differences in the starting date of the year, or to include both the Julian and Gregorian dates. Beginning in 1582, the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
replaced the Julian in Roman Catholic countries
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Stalin Prize
The USSR STATE PRIZE (Russian : Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР, Gosudarstvennaya premiya SSSR) was the Soviet Union 's state honor. It was established on September 9, 1966. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the prize was followed up by the State Prize of the Russian Federation . The STATE STALIN PRIZE (Государственная Сталинская премия, Gosudarstvennaya Stalinskaya premiya), usually called the Stalin
Stalin
Prize, existed from 1941 to 1954 – some sources give an incorrect termination date of 1952. It essentially played the same role; therefore upon the establishment of the USSR State Prize, the diplomas and badges of the recipients of Stalin
Stalin
Prize were changed to that of USSR State Prize
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Minsk
MINSK (Belarusian : Мінск, pronounced ; Russian : Минск, ), is the capital and largest city of Belarus
Belarus
, on the Svislach and the Nyamiha Rivers. It is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS). As the national capital, Minsk
Minsk
has a special administrative status in Belarus
Belarus
and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast ) and Minsk
Minsk
raion (district). In 2013, it had a population of 2,002,600. The earliest historical references to Minsk
Minsk
date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the Principality of Polotsk
Polotsk
. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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Stoŭbtsy
STOWBTSY (Belarusian : Стоўбцы, Stoŭbcy, Belarusian pronunciation: ) or STOLBTSY (Russian : Столбцы, IPA: ; Polish : Stołpce; Yiddish : סטויבץ‎ Steibtz, Lithuanian : Stolpcai) is a town in Minsk Region , Belarus , the administrative center of the Stowbtsy Raion (Stolbtsy district). It is located at the Neman River . The population is approximately 15,400. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notes * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe city was founded in 1593. For a long time it was a shtetl with significant Jewish population. In August 1924, while Stowbtsy was part of the Second Polish Republic , the town was the site of a Soviet-Polish border incident in which a company of Soviet raiders attacked its police station and government building in order to free two imprisoned communist activists (see Soviet raid on Stołpce )
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Byelorussian SSR
Coordinates : 54°00′00″N 29°00′00″E / 54.0000°N 29.0000°E / 54.0000; 29.0000 This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Belarusians
BELARUSIANS (Belarusian : беларусы, biełarusy, or BYELORUSSIANS (from the Byelorussian SSR ), are an East Slavic ethnic group who are native to modern-day Belarus
Belarus
and the immediate region. There are over 9.5 million people who proclaim Belarusian ethnicity worldwide, with the overwhelming majority residing either in Belarus or the adjacent countries where they are an autochthonous minority. CONTENTS * 1 Location * 2 Languages * 3 History * 4 Cuisine * 5 See also * 6 References * 6.1 Bibliography * 7 External links LOCATION See also: Belarusian diaspora Ethnic territory of Belarusians According to Y. Karskiy (1903) According to M. Dovnar-Zapol\'skiy (1919) Modern state boundaries Belarusians
Belarusians
are an East Slavic ethnic group who populate the majority of the Belarus
Belarus

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Belarusian Academy Of Sciences
The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS (NASB) (Belarusian : Нацыянальная акадэмія навук Беларусі, Russian : Национальная академия наук Беларуси, НАН Беларуси, НАНБ) is the national academy of Belarus
Belarus

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Belarusian Language
BELARUSIAN (/bɛləˈruːsiən/ ; беларуская мова belaruskaya mova ) is an official language of Belarus , along with Russian, and is spoken abroad, mainly in Russia , Ukraine , and small parts in far-eastern Poland . Before Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the language was known in English as Byelorussian or Belorussian, transliterating the Russian name, белорусский язык, or alternatively as White Ruthenian (/ruːˈθiːniən/ ) or White Russian (with the meaning Rus' but not Russia). Following independence, it also became known as Belarusian. Belarusian is one of the East Slavic languages and shares many grammatical and lexical features with other members of the group. To some extent, Russian , Ukrainian , and Belarusian are mutually intelligible
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