BLS branches and divisions operate in 76 Belarusian towns and villages as well as in Moscow, Irkuck, Vilnia, St. Petersburg and Riga.
Uladzimir Sodal was born on 13 September 1937 in Mormal village of Zhlobin district (Gomel voblast). A graduate of Minsk Teacher Training Institute, he worked as a teacher. Between 1967 and 2000 U. Sodal worked for the Belarusian TV.
Uladzimir Sodal researched the Belarusian literature and culture of the XIX - XX centuries and published a number of books on this issue.