GORODOK, 2 September (BelTA) – A Morse telegraph, a portable magnetic tape recorder, books about genocide were put on display as BelTA opened a pavilion of its own as part of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations in Gorodok, Vitebsk Oblast.
A number of museum machines and devices were put on display as part of the celebration of the 30th Belarusian Written Language Day. A Baudot telegraph machine, a photo telegraph device Neva, a Morse telegraph, a portable magnetic tape recorder for reporters, typewriters and things like that are kind of relics for modern reporters. The exposition attracted old and young visitors. It was a pleasure for visitors to send a message using Morse code. To be able to take a selfie with such unique devices is a rare opportunity.
Talking about the opening of the pavilion, BelTA First Deputy Director General Vasily Matveyev said: “Gorodok will host the 30th Belarusian Written Language Day this year and BelTA will mark the 105th anniversary of its foundation. We’ve brought a unique exposition. There is no second exposition like it. We will present all the devices BelTA employees have worked with since prewar times. It is our history, which we are pleased to present before guests and participants of the large-scale celebration. We will also present our printed products, products of our publishing house. Two books are in the spotlight this year – ‘Archives. Nothing but the truth’ and ‘The last witnesses’. The books talk about the genocide of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War. We will present these books on Sunday, 3 September. Meetings of school students with famous writers, discussions about modern Belarusian literature will take place in our pavilion today. During the presentation of our venue we will demonstrate how a start-stop photo telegraph works and will demonstrate how photos and texts were transmitted more than 60 years ago.”