BLS branches and divisions operate in 76 Belarusian towns and villages as well as in Moscow, Irkuck, Vilnia, St. Petersburg and Riga.
Poet and a civil activist.
He is honored with the title of the People’s Poet of Belarus. The first head of BLS since 1989 to 1997. During this period Nil Hilevič also worked as the head of the 12th Supreme Soviet’s Education, Culture and Historical Heritage Committee. First Belarusian-medium classes were established at metropolitan schools after the 20-years break due to his activities. The Belarusian language became prestigious.