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29 September 2016
A scholarly round table The Republic of Belarus on the way of socio-economic reforms and strengthening of independence: the challenges and achievements of 25 years was held on 27 September 2016 at the Historical Faculty of the Belarusian State University.

The scholarly agenda included the issues of social political and economic reforms, transformations in foreign policy, confessional and educational spheres in the Republic of Belarus.

Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, Vladimir Adamushko, took part at the round table and delivered a report.

26 September 2016
Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Adamushko, took part in the session of the Council on Archives at the Federal Archival Agency of the Russian Federation, which was held on 20-21 September 2016 in Samara, Russia.

The Council’s session addressed the issues of providing public services by the state and municipal archives in the Russian Federation. V. Adamushko made a report on the practices of public services delivered by the state archives in the Republic of Belarus.

16 September 2016
The International Council on Archives Quadrennial Congress took place in Seoul, South Korea on 5-10 September 2016. The Congress brought together over 2000 archivists from 114 countries. The Belarusian delegation was represented by Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management in the Republic of Belarus, V. Adamushko, Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, V. Kurash, and Director of the National Historical Archives of the Republic of Belarus, D. Yatskevich.

The main topic of the Congress Archives, Harmony and Friendship: Safeguarding of Cultural Traditions, Justice and Cooperation in the Global World.

The congress themes included: the changing nature of recordkeeping in the digital age; opportunities for cooperation within and outside the archival milieu; the role of archives in the support of truth and justice; and opportunities for harmony and friendship in archival endeavors.

Mr. V. Adamushko, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management in the Republic of Belarus presented a report on the topic Archives heritage without barriers: interaction of state archives at various levels.

Members of the Belarusian delegation took part in the session of the ICA General Assembly, plenary meetings, regional sessions and round tables.

During the congress members of the Belarusian delegation held working meetings with representatives of the state archival services from Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and other countries, discussed the perspectives of mutual cooperation and mapped out concrete projects for the nearest time.


ICA International Congress 5-10 September 2016


ICA International Congress 5-10 September 2016


ICA International Congress 5-10 September 2016


ICA International Congress 5-10 September 2016

09 September 2016
The State Archives of Brest Region has prepared an exhibition of documents, The Cultural Life in Brest. 1944 the 1980s dedicated to the Year of Culture announced by Presidential Decree 522 of 28 December 2015.

The exhibition shows around 30 documents from the holdings of the Brest Region Executive Committee, Brest Town Executive Committee, local cultural authorities, Brest Region Theatre of Drama and Culture, the M. Gorky Brest Regional Library, the Brest Regional Local Museum etc., over 70 articles and reports from the regional newspaper Zarya, a number of photographs.

The displayed materials demonstrate the development of culture and arts, folklore, the activities of cultural institutions in Brest etc.


Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s



Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s



Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s



Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s




Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s



Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s



Exhibition of documents The Cultural Life in Brest 1944 - the1980s

05 September 2016
On 31 August 2016 the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation opened an exhibition dedicated to 80th anniversary of the birth of Leonid LEVIN, Honored Architect of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR).

The exhibition shows documents presented by the Belarusian Union of Architects and the materials from the Archives’ holdings.

The architect’s main works are the Khatyn Memorial Complex (1969); Memorial Complex The Breakthrough at Ushachi (1974); Memorial Complex Condemnation of Fascism (village of Shunevka,1983); Memorial to the Perished Jews of Gorodeya (2004); Memorial to Children who Died during the Great Patriotic War (Krasny Bereg, Zhlobin district, 2006); Monument to Yanka Kupala (Minsk, 1972); Monument to Yakub Kolas (Minsk, 1972); Monument to Prince David in David-Gorodok (2000); the building of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (1968); metro stations Lenin Square (1984) and Nemiga (1990); reconstruction of the historical part of Minsk: The Trinity Suburb, The Upper Town etc.

Architect Leonid Levin is awarded two Honored Diplomas of the Supreme Council of the BSSR, the Diploma of the Supreme Council of the BSSR, the Order For Achievements in the Federative Republic of Germany.

31 August 2016

The State Archives of Brest Region. A Guide to Holdings 1939-2014The State Archives of Brest Region has released a directory The State Archives of Brest Region. A Guide to Holdings 1939-2014.

The directory includes a list of contents, introduction, list of abbreviations, main part, list of fonds (record groups), a summary of administrative and territorial division.

The main part contains descriptions of fonds classified in 23 sections by branch and sub-sections by the activity of a record creating institution. The separate sections describe records created by the authorities, institutions and enterprises in the period of 1939-1941 and records of the German occupation period of 1941-1944.

The description of a fond includes a fond title, reference data (fond number, amount of files, inclusive dates), a short history of a record creator, record annotations.
14 July 2016
By Resolution No. 27 of 1 April 2016 the Republic of Belarus State Committee on Standardization adopted the State Standard STB ISO 15489-1-2016 Information and Documentation. Records Management. Part 1. General instead of the preliminary state standard STB P ISO 15489-1-2001/2012 Information and Documentation. Records Management. Part 1. General.

The Standard becomes effective from 1 October 2016. The Standard was drafted by the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) and adopted by the National Technical Committee on Standardization TK BY 28 Records Management.

The Standard is identical to the International Standard ISO 15489-1:2001 Information and Documentation Records management Part 1: General.

This part of ISO 15489 provides guidance on managing records of originating organizations, public or private, for external and internal clients. All the elements outlined in the standard are recommended to ensure that adequate records are created, captured and managed. Procedures that help to ensure the management of records according to the principles and elements outlined in the standard are provided in ISO/TR 15489-2.

This part of ISO 15489 applies to the management of records, in all formats or media, created or received by any public or private institution in the conduct of its activities, or any individual with a duty to create and maintain records. This provides guidance on determining the responsibilities of organizations for records and records policies, procedures, systems and processes, etc.

This part of ISO 15489 is intended for use by managers of organizations, records, information and technology management professionals, all other personnel in organizations, and other individuals with a duty to create and maintain records.
The standard does not include the management of archival records within archival institutions.

30 June 2016
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) released new procedural guidelines:

Methodical Recommendations to Improve Record Management in Government Institutions and Other Organisations
Methodical Recommendations to Improve Record Management in Government Institutions and Other Organisations / Authors: .. Rybakov, .N. Sukach. Minsk: BelNIIDAD, 2016. 60 p.

This guidance is designed to increase the efficiency of management activity in various institutions and organizations.

The guidance describes the main factors regulating the formation of records and record composition in a particular institution, describes a complex of steps to improve recordkeeping and to reduce the circulation of records, describes methods and techniques to achieve this purpose.

ethodical Recommendations for Publication of Cyrillic Documents on the History of Belarus in Late 18th  Early 20th Centuries
ethodical Recommendations for Publication of Cyrillic Documents on the History of Belarus in Late 18th Early 20th Centuries / Compilers: V.S. Pazdnyakou, M.F. Shumeika. Minsk: BelNDIDAS, 2016. 88 p.

The guidance contains major principles and methods for publication of Cyrillic historical documents and materials on the history of Belarus in late 18th to early 20th centuries. Examines work organization in historical editing, text interpretation, historical typography, scholarly and reference annotations. The guidance is based on the best practices of domestic and foreign researchers.

29 June 2016
On 27 June 2016 the Local State Archives in Baranovichi opened an exhibition entitled Baranovichi during the Nazi Occupation.

The exhibition shows photographs and printed material reflecting the events in the town of Baranovichi in 1941-1944.

23 June 2016
On 20 June 2016 the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus hosted an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. The event included the opening of the exhibition on the Great Patriotic War and the presentation of the documentary editions Trostenets: Tragedy of Europe’s Peoples, Memory in Belarus, Camps of Soviet Prisoners of War 1941-1944 and the directory Conviction of Foreign Prisoners of War and Internees in Belarus. 1941-1951 (Inventory of criminal files in Fonds 1363).

The exhibition on the Great Patriotic War presents archival documents and photographs available from the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus. The exhibits illuminate the courage and heroism of the Red Army in the battles in the summer of 1941, show the role of the Republic’s leadership in organizing the evacuation of the population and material resources to the eastern areas of the Soviet Union, describe the formation of the Nazi Occupation regime in Belarus and the development of the Partisan and Resistance movement.

Of especial interest are the unique maps showing the location of German troops in the beginning of the war, the map of location of all Partisan units in Belarus, the scheme of renaming the streets in occupied Minsk, printed and handwritten editions of Partisans, posters, award certificates, cipher texts, orders etc.


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The National Archives of the Republic of Belarus hosts an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945


The National Archives of the Republic of Belarus hosts an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945


The National Archives of the Republic of Belarus hosts an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945

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