BLS branches and divisions operate in 76 Belarusian towns and villages as well as in Moscow, Irkuck, Vilnia, St. Petersburg and Riga.
was born in Vicebsk region in 1931. He is a poet, playwright, literary critic and a translator. Mr. Viarcinski graduated from the School of Journalism of the Belarusian State University and later worked as a reporter and an editor for a number of newspapers and magazines. Anatol Viarcinski had worked as the executive secretary of the BSSR Writers’ Union (1967 – 1982) and as the editor in chief of “Litaratura i Mastactva” newspaper (1986 – 1990). He had been a deputy of Belarus Supreme Soviet and a deputy head of its Publicity, Mass Media and Human Rights Committee (1990 – 1995).
Mr. Viarcinski has written a great number of poetry and literary criticism collections as well as a number of plays and books for children. He translated extensively from Spanish, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish and other languages. He was honored with the BSSR State Prize in 1988.