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The First World War in Belarus

Welcome to the Archives of Belarus website!

The Archives of Belarus website is an information resource of the archives and records management authorities and the state archives network in the Republic of Belarus.

The website contains information on the central, regional and local state archives and institutions and their services. There is information on genealogy, archival publications, legislation, and professional training.

The basic guidance for multiple records of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus is provided in archival directories.

A considerable part of the website materials are the subject guides to archival records on various aspects of the history and culture of Belarus. The guides provide an overview of the research topic, the lists of records and virtual exhibition, summary information on the archive editions. The selected topics include the events of the Great Patriotic War (World War Two in the Soviet Union 1941-1945) and the War of 1812 in Belarus, Culture of Belarus (architecture of churches, castles, palaces, the architectural ensemble of Independence Avenue in Minsk etc.), Famous People of Belarus (Ignańy Domeyko, Napoleon Orda, Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkevich, Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas, Maksim Bogdanovich, Boris Kit, Vladimir Korotkevich).

A separate piece of information are the materials of the UNESCO Project "The Documentary Heritage of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth", which describe the archival holdings and manuscript collections of the Commonwealth in the archives and libraries of many European countries (Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland).


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New on the site
15 December 2014
The First World War in Belarus page was added to the site to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war More >>
Archival news
19 December 2014
Belarusian archivists take part in the New Year charity action Our Children More >>
15 December 2014
Maksim Bogdanovich Memorial Museum received copies of previously unknown documents about the poet’s life More >>
08 December 2014
The State Archives of Brest Region presents online exhibition The History of Brest Region in Archival Records More >>
08 December 2014
Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management participated in the celebration of 55th anniversary of the Yanka Kupala State Literary Museum More >>
02 December 2014
21st international conference Documentation in Information Society: Regulations and Methodological Support of Records Management, Moscow More >>