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.
The board meeting was chaired by Head of Russia’s Federal Archival Agency A. N. Artizov and Director of Belarus’s Department for Archives and Records Management V. I. Adamushko.
The board meeting discussed the issue of “Practices of the federal state archives in the Russian Federation and the state archives in the Republic of Belarus in the field of the exhibition activity”.
The joint board listened to the report on the results of the Plan of Joint Actions of the Department for Archives and Records Management and the Federal Archival Agency in 2014-2016 and signed the Plan of Joint Actions in 2017-2019.
The topic of the meeting – «The issues of records acquisition at the state archives».
Acting Governor of Bryansk Region, A.G. Rezunov took part at the event. The delegation of Russian archivists was headed by Director of the Federal Archival Agency A. N. Artizov. The delegation of Belarusian archivists was headed by Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V.I. Adamushko. The delegations included staff members of the Federal Archival Agency and the Department for Archives and Records Management, directors of state archival institutions of Russia and Belarus.
The participants discussed the joint issues of the acquisition of archival material by the state archives, including personal papers. They also discussed the issues of work with the non-government organizations.
The next meeting of archivists of the two countries will take place in 2017 in Belarus.
A collection of archival documents The Cultural and Educational Work in the Western Area of Vitebsk Region 1944-1950 was issued in print.
The book includes documents held at the Local State Archives in Glubokoye. The documents describe the restoration of activity in the cultural institutions in the first five-year period after the Second World War and cover the area of the present-day districts of Braslav, Dokshitsy, Glubokoye, Miory, Postavy and Sharkovshchina in Vitebsk Region, Belarus.
Following the discussion of the inspection results, the work of the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno was found satisfactory with the necessity to remove the shortcomings revealed during the inspection.
The exhibition displays documents from Rubanov’s personal collection reflecting his bright and eventful life and research work.
During the meeting they discussed the issues of implementation in 2017 of the joint exhibition project dedicated to the common social, political and cultural heritage of Belarus and Lithuania in the 20th century.
Attendees at the meeting were Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Kurash, the Department’s Head of the Records and Information Use Grigory Zholnerkevich, and the Chief Archivist of the Lithuanian Central State Archives Ludmila Funikova.
In handing the diploma, The Belarusian ambassador to Austria Valery Voronetsky thanked Hubert Steiner for his active participation in the research of the Nazi crimes conducted in the area of present Belarus. The Belarusian side highly appreciate the contribution by H. Steiner in the commemoration of the victims of the extermination camp Maly Trostenets, among whom were 10, 000 Austrian Jews deported from Vienna during the Second World War.
In January 2016 the Belarusian Embassy in Austria organized Hubert Steiner’s visit to Belarus. On 18 January in Minsk H. Steiner handed to the Belarusian side the copies of WWII deportation orders of Austrian Jews killed by the Nazis at Trostenets. During the visit H. Steiner held talks with the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, the National Archives and the authors of a collection of published documents and materials “Trostenets Death Camp”. The Austrian historian visited the Khatyn Memorial and was given a tour around the site of the future memorial complex at the place of the extermination camp Trostenets. He also spoke at a meeting with the representatives of the archival community in Belarus.
During the first stage the contestants submitted works on the topic “The cultural life through the prism of time”.