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13 January 2017
On 12 January 2017 the Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Republic of Belarus Mr Pankaj Saxena visited the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.

During the meeting with the Archives director Mr Viktor Balandin they discussed issues concerning the transfer of records for the documentary exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of India.

The high guest got acquainted with the records on the topic held at the Archives. The guests were given a tour of the archives.


Ambassador of India to Belarus visit to the Belarusian Film and Photo


Ambassador of India to Belarus visit to the Belarusian Film and Photo

28 December 2016
On 28 December 2016 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus held a board meeting to examine the issues related to work quota measurement in the state archival institutions, the handling of inquiries from citizens and legal persons in the archives and RM agencies and institutions in the second half of 2016, the execution of legislation against corruption in the republic-level archival institutions in 2016, and a number of other issues.

The department board discussed and approved the draft Plan of Actions of the Department for 2017.
21 December 2016
On 20 December 2016 Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management O. Ledovskaya, Director of the Central Laboratory of Records Microfilming and Restoration V. Klyuiko and Deputy Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus E. Stukanova took part in theNew Year charity action Our Children, visited the Social Pedagogical Centre of Smolevichi District and presented new year gifts to the centre’s children.

19 December 2016
A round table, Priority Areas of Research Studies in Records Management and Archival Science in the Current Stage was held in the conference hall of the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk on 13 December 2016. The meeting was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD).

The meeting was opened by V. Adamushko, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus. He described the topical issues addressed by the state archival institutions, records management offices and institutional archives, noting the necessity of their scholarly processing. BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov made a report outlining the main areas of scholarly research at BelNIIDAD during the past five years, the conditions of scholarly activities, and the present problems. Pro-rector at the Belarusian State University, S. Khodin spoke on the cooperation between science and education, and the topical issues in the professional training of archivists and records managers.

The participants at the round table were Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. Yatsevich, Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno T. Afanasieva, Director of the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Records V. Balandin, Director of the Belarusian Archives-Museum of Literature and Art A. Zapartyko, Director of the Belarusian Research Center of Electronic Records V. Nosevich, Director of the Central Laboratory of Records Microfilming and Restoration V. Klyuiko, Director of the State Archives of Minsk Region Yu. Romashko etc.

The foreign guests who delivered reports at the meeting were Director of the All-Russian Research Institute of Documentation and Archival Science M. Larin (Russia), Deputy Director V. Yankovaya, Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Archival Science and Documentation A. Garanin (Ukraine), Head of the Documentation Division V. Boiko.

The event included the exhibition-presentation of scholarly and methodical publications released by BelNIIDAD in 2012-2016. BelNIIDAD deputy director for science, E. Shumskaya and head of the archival editing V. Pozdnyakov acquainted the participants with the new guidances published by the Institute.

12 December 2016
The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art and the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held on 8 December 2016 a republic-level workshop on the topic “ The Acquisition and Management of Personal Papers at the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art”.

Attendees at the workshop were members of the Department for Archives and Records Management, and heads and employees of the state archives who conduct work with personal papers.

The workshop was opened by First Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Olga Biryukova.

Division heads at the Department for Archives and Records Management, L. Tsymbal and A. Kochetkova informed the participants on the normative and legal acts pertaining to the issues of acquisition of personal papers by the state archives in Belarus, and the specifics of their preservation and arrangement.

Director of the Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, A. Zapartyko spoke on the issues of work with the potential owners-creators of personal papers.

Staff members of the Archives-Museum of Literature and Art shared their experiences on personal records appraisal, preservation and use, making of file inventories and finding aids to personal records, work with printed material and museum items accessioned in personal collections.


 A republic-level workshop on the Acquisition and Management of Personal Papers at the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art<br />


 A republic-level workshop on the Acquisition and Management of Personal Papers at the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art<br />

09 December 2016
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) held a practice-oriented workshop “Records Appraisal and the Creation of File Plans in Institutions” for the staff of the JSC Belaruskaly Potash Company. The workshop was held on 6 December 2016 in the town of Soligorsk, Minsk Region.

The workshop brought together nearly 50 people: office managers, secretaries, heads of internal divisions, accounters, other interested persons. BelNIIDAD director Andrey Rybakov and BelNIIDAD expert-consultant Ella Davydova delivered lectures to the audience.

The workshop examined a wide range of issues: the concept, principles, criteria and procedures of conducting records appraisal; records retention periods, normative regulations for records retention, the standard and agency-specific records schedules; the procedures for creation, coordination, confirmation, and completion of file plans in individual institutions and internal divisions; preparation of records for transfer to the institutional archive; requirements to the creation of file folders; the procedures of making inventories and file lists for permanent, temporary and personnel records; disposal of records with expired retention periods etc.

01 December 2016
A republic-level workshop on the Execution of Socio-Legal Inquiries Submitted to the State Archives was held on 30 November 2016 at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus.

The workshop was opened by Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Vladimir Adamushko.

A report “The work of the state archival institutions with socio-legal inquiries within legislative changes to the performance of administrative procedures” was delivered by Grigory Zholnerkevich, the Department’s division head for records and information use.

The workshop participants included the staff members of the Department, the regional archives and records management offices and the state archives. They reported on the state of work with socio-legal inquiries coming under the jurisdiction of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Administrative Procedures”.


A republic-level workshop on the Execution of Socio-Legal Inquiries Submitted to the State Archives


A republic-level workshop on the Execution of Socio-Legal Inquiries Submitted to the State Archives


A republic-level workshop on the Execution of Socio-Legal Inquiries Submitted to the State Archives

30 November 2016
On 29 November 2016 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus held a board meeting to examine the following issues:

....- Work on improving and remaking file lists and inventories at the state archival instututions;
....- The 2017 Thematic Plan of Research and Development in providing scientific and technical support to the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus (by the Department for Archives and Records Management);
....- Execution of Belarus President’s Directive No. 1 of 11 March 2004 “On measures to strengthen public security and discipline”.

28 November 2016
Mr. Vladimir Adamushko, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus took part in the socio-political programme “It Has to Be Examined” on the Belarusian ONT television channel.

28 November 2016

A guide to the holdings of the State Archives of Minsk Region 1917-2013
A guide to the holdings of the State Archives of Minsk Region 1917-2013 came out in November 2016. The book includes information on the composition and contents of the Archives and data on the history of the record creating organizations for the period of 1917-2013.

The Guide consists of two parts: archives of the government institutions for 1917-2013 and archives of the party institutions for 1917-1991, including the archives of the Occupation period 1918-1920 and 1941-1944, and the personal

The reviewers of the edition are S. V. Zhumar, Ph.D. in History, Deputy Director at the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science and V. A. Teplova, Ph.D. in History, Professor at the Minsk Ecclesiastical Academy and Seminary.
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19 December 2016
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12 December 2016
A republic-level workshop on the Acquisition and Management of Personal Papers at the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art More >>
09 December 2016
BelNIIDAD held a workshop on Records Appraisal and File Planning for staff of the Belaruskaly Potash Company More >>