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05 May 2014
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) published the papers of the international conference Information Technologies in Archives and Records Management. The book includes reports by participants at the international conference that took place on 29 May 2013 in Kamenets as part of the three-party meeting of the chiefs of archives services and archival institutions in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

BelNIIDAD published the Methodical Recommendations for the Use of Records at the Archives of Government Institutions and Other Organisations. The book covers the methodical and practical aspects of records use at the archives of various institutions in the Republic of Belarus.

25 April 2014
On 25 April 2014 the director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V. Adamushko and the director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. Yatsevich had a meeting with the delegation of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad led by its Chair Lesley Weiss.

The meeting discussed issues of possible cooperation with the Belarusian archives. Lesley Weiss and the members of the American delegation were made acquainted with the holdings of the National Historical Archives of Belarus.





24 April 2014
On 23 April 2014 an international scholarly conference, The Civil Population in the Second World War in archival materials, studies and recollections was opened at the History Department of the Belarusian State University to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi occupants.

The conference’s organisers are the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, the History Department of the Belarusian State University, the international public association “Reconciliation”.

A welcoming speech was delivered by the vice-rector for academic affairs at the Belarusian State University A. Danilchenko, director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Adamushko, head of programs department at the Federal Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” Dr R. Possekel (FRG), chairman of the board of the international public association “Reconciliation” A. Anoshko.

An exhibition of records “A region of courage and glory” was presented to participants at the opening of the conference.














18 April 2014
On 16 April 2014 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus held a board meeting to discuss the issue of the conditions and amount of permanent and personnel records held in the temporary custody of government agencies and other institutions – sources of records acquision for the state archives.

The board meeting discussed the results of inspections held by the Committee for State Control of the Republic of Belarus for the targeted and effective use of budget funds received for the authorized activity and the implementation of the Archives of Belarus Programme in 2011-2015 at the National Historical Archives of Belarus and the Central Laboratory for Records Microfilming and Restoration.

03 April 2014
On 2 April 2014 an exhibition of records was opened at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders. The exposition was presented at the opening of the fourth session of the Upper Chamber of Belarusian Parliament of the 5th convocation.

The exhibition of records was prepared by the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, with the participation of the Russian State Archives of Socio-Political History, and a number of Belarusian regional and local archives.

The director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry Mr. Vladimir Adamushko made a speech before the members of the Council of the Republic.

The Belarusian senators had been shown a 1944 documentary film “The Liberation of Soviet Belarus” available from the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.


Exhibition of records


Exhibition of records


Exhibition of records


26 March 2014
On 25 March 2013 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus held a board meeting to discuss the issues of the Department’s Thematic Plan of Research and Development for 2014, the Report on Research and Development in 2013, and about the commercial results of the research and technical activities.

The department board approved theThematic Plan of Research and Development for 2014 and the Report on Research and Development in 2013.

21 March 2014
The regular session of the Heraldry Council at the President of Belarus has adopted the Methodical Recommendations on establishing the official heraldic symbols of administrative-territorial and territorial units in the Republic of Belarus (Session Minutes No 2 of February 27, 2014).

The Methodical Recommendations have been developed in compliance with the Republic of Belarus Law of May 26, 2012 “On official heraldic symbols” and the Presidential Decree No 441 of August 7, 2002 “On establishing the Heraldry Council under the President of the Republic of Belarus”. These procedural guidelines describe the requirements to the creation of official heraldic symbols for the administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Belarus – coat of arms and flag. Coat of arms and flags are being designed with the aim of providing heraldic resources for administrative and territorial units, preserving and strengthening the historical traditions, and facilitating the visual distinction of one administrative-territorial unit from the other.

26 February 2014
On 13 February 2014 a practice oriented workshop was held in Soligorsk, Minsk Region on Records and Archives Management in State Institutions of Education.

The workshop was organized jointly by the education, sports and tourism division of the Soligorsk District Executive Committee and the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD).

80 people attended the workshop: chiefs, secretaries and records managers at the institutions of secondary, preschool and special education, physical education and sports and other concerned persons. The lectures were delivered by BelNIIDAD’s director A. Rybakov, the chief of records management and the formation of National Archival Holdings at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry L. Tsymbal, the expert consultant at BelNIIDAD E. Davydova.

The workshop discussed a broad range of issues: rules for creation of records, requirements to records circulation, registration and audit trailing, procedures for records appraisal, the specifics of using records retention schedules in the institutions of education, approaches to archival preservation of records.

13 February 2014
The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) took part in the International Conference of Artists-Teachers on the topic of the modern art education of children and young people. The conference was held in Minsk between 5 and 7 February 2014. Participants at the conference were representatives from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Czech Republic and Poland.

The report on the founder of Belarusian graphics A. Pasliadovich and her partner in life and work artist V. Sakhnenka was presented by Veranika Musvidas, head of the information, records use and publication at BGAMLI. The report was accompanied by the online exhibition of works, autographs, photographs and unique records from the personal fonds of the artists-teachers Aliaksandra Pasliadovich and Viktar Sakhnenka.

03 February 2014
On 31 January 2014 in Moscow the director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus V. Adamushko and the chief of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia A. Artizov signed the Plan of Joint Actions of Belarusian and Russian Archival Services for 2014 – 2016.

The Plan of Joint Actions defines the key areas in the bilateral cooperation of Belarusian and Russian archivists, the most important projects in publication and exhibition activities, workshops and other joint events for the nearest three-year term.

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