Vladimir Grozov, Executive Director of the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House, has demonstrated two pages from this unique edition at the 18th Minsk International Book Fair. “We are jointly creating a reproduction of the Life of Yevfrosiniya Polotskaya with the National Library of Belarus,” he notes, adding that the edition is to be released for the 1150th anniversary of Polotsk’s foundation, being celebrated in June 2012.
According to Mr. Grozov, a huge amount of research was required for the project. Around 30 rare Belarusian manuscripts exist beyond Belarus’ borders. “These are located in Russia, the USA, Sweden and Poland and cannot be returned for various reasons. Accordingly, we decided to create exact copies,” stresses Mr. Grozov. The copy of the Life of Yevfrosiniya Polotskaya is to be published with a particular circulation, ensuring that it occupies a worthy place in Belarusian libraries and museums.
Alongside the re-creation of the Life of Yevfrosiniya Polotskaya, scientific work continues.