A London Blogger about Skarynaŭka: How could a Belarusian library thrive in London, let alone to be the largest one outside Belarus?

An unlikely venue
– Hey, what are you writing about now? – I was asked every once in a while some time ago.
– I am doing a review of Belarusian Library in London! – I would answer with a joy of excitement; – it is in fact the largest one outside their country! And did you know Belarus has a 5000-strong community in the UK? And in Woodside Park they…
At this point people would stop trying to believe and politely pull out of the conversation and move on to the recent tabloid headlines that baffled the nation, like this one:
So yes, guys, I was not making this up, there is a Belarusian Library in London, and we are going in!

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Father Alexander Nadson: In Remembrance

(Dr) Shirin Akiner
Senior Fellow, Cambridge Central Asian Research Forum;
Research Associate, University of London


Father Alexander Nadson, Director of the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London, and Apostolic Visitor for all Belarusian Greek-Catholics abroad, was one of those exceptional people who change other people’s lives. A caring and devoted priest, he was also a fine scholar with many interests, a bibliophile, and a generous, inspiring mentor. Continue reading

Mgr Alexander Nadson: obituary

Jim Dingley

ANadsonThe death at the age of 88 in Barnet Hospital on Wednesday 15 April of Mitr Alexander Nadson, Apostolic Visitor for Belarusian Catholics abroad, leaves a void in the lives of many people throughout the world. Whether Belarusian or not, Christian or of no particular religious faith – those who knew him respected and loved him for his luminous spirituality, his passionate scholarship and his ardent love of Belarus.
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