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06 September 2018
On 5 October 2018 the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the publishing house Belarus Segodnya signed an agreement for the creation of the web portal “Partisans of Belarus”.

This information resource will include personal data on WWII partisans and resistance fighters, a brief history and interactive maps of combat operations. The main information will be taken from an extensive name catalogue of members of Partisan and Resistance movement in Belarus during the Second World War, comprising about 400,000 registration cards, which is available at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

The project participants are the Belarusian State University, the History Institute of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, Maksim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University, and other interested parties.

The agreement was signed by the Director of the National Archives A. DEMYANYUK and Chief Editor of the newspaper Belarus Segodnya, Head of the publishing house Belarus Segodnya D. ZHUK.

The Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V. KURASH took part at the ceremony of signing the agreement.

 Signing of the agreement for the creation of the internet-portal “Partisans of Belarus” between the National Archives and the publishing house Belarus Segodnya



 Signing of the agreement for the creation of the internet-portal “Partisans of Belarus” between the National Archives and the publishing house Belarus Segodnya

28 August 2018
On 22 August 2018 First Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management at the Justice Ministry Ms Olga Biryukova held a meeting with Head for Development and Relations with Russia and former USSR countries, Microfilming Project Manager at the National Archives of Finland Dmitry Frolov. The Department’s Head for Information and Records Use Grigory Zholnerkevich took part at the meeting.

The participants informed each other about the activities of the state archives in Belarus and Finland in archives digitization and preservation.

The meeting also discussed the issues of access to archival records and the provision of information for users.


 O. Biryukova, D. Frolov and G. Zholnerkevich at the meeting on archives digitization

28 August 2018
On 20 August 2018 the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus hosted a professional meeting between Belarusian archivists and representatives of China’s HAOBO security company. The Belarusian side included First Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management O. Biryukova, Director of the National Archives A. Demyanyuk, Deputy Director of the National Archives E. Kushnova, the Department’s Consultant for National Archival Fonds T. Stolina, Deputy Director of the Belarusian Research Centre for Electronic Records L. Signevich.

The Chinese side was represented by Haobo Chairman of the Board Tsyan Bo and Chief of the Department for Foreign Relations Fan Datsin.

The HAOBO Security and Technologies is a famous service provider and operator in archives preservation and electronic digitization and offers a wide range of service for both private and government institutions, including the state archives of China. The main aim of their visit to Belarus is to examine practices of Belarusian archivists in creation of electronic archives and digitization of paper records, and to learn the perspectives of opening a centre for records digitization in this country.

The Chinese delegation showed special interest in records preservation at the Belarusian archives. Mr Tsyan Bo and Fan Datsin visited one of the storage facilities at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

The Belarusian delegation shared their experience in records preservation, the delivery of records from storage facilities, about the amount of records scanning and digital preservation, etc.

The sides discussed the perspectives of possible cooperation in the field of archives digitization.


Professional meeting between Belarusian archivists and representatives of China HAOBO security company


Professional meeting between Belarusian archivists and representatives of China HAOBO security company


Professional meeting between Belarusian archivists and representatives of China HAOBO security company


Professional meeting between Belarusian archivists and representatives of China HAOBO security company

20 July 2018
On 19 July 2018 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus (the Department) held a board meeting to discuss the issues of handling appeals and inquiries submitted by citizens and legal entities to the Department and the central archival institutions in the first half of 2018.

The Board noted that in the first half of 2018 the work of the Department and the central archives was directed at the timely and qualitative handling of appeals from citizens and legal entities.

The Board recommends the archival institutions to exercise permanent control over the observance of the legislation governing the work with appeals submitted by citizens and legal entities and to regularly discuss this at the board meetings of the Department and the archives.
13 July 2018
The Minsk City Hall hosted a festive meeting to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the National Historical Archives of Belarus. The event brought together a wide range of participants and guests.
Ms G. Akulovich, Head of the Archive’s Division of Information Retrieval Systems received an honorary diploma from the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. A number of other Archive’s employees received honorary diplomas and letters of thanks from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information, presented by Deputy Minister for Justice A. Avdeyev.
Many Archive’s members were awarded with honorary diplomas and letters of thanks from the Department for Archives and Records Management, the Minsk City Executive Committee, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Historical Archives.
Words of congratulation were given by Deputy Minister for Justice A. Avdeyev, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Kurash, Deputy of the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus V. Papko, Deputy Director of the History Institute of the National Academy of Sciences V. Lakiza, and many more.

The event included the demonstration exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the National Historical Archives of Belarus and a temporary exposition of the original copies of legal documents created by Minsk City Council in the 17th century.


Director of the National Historical Archives D. Yatsevich guides through the exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the National Historical Archives


Deputy Minister for Justice A. Avdeyev presents a Honorary Diploma of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus to the Head of the Archive’s Division of Information Retrieval Systems G. Akulovich


Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Kurash gives a congratulatory address


Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Kurash presents an Honorary Diploma to Director of the National Historical Archives D. Yatsevich


Directors of Belarusian archives congratulate the National Historical Archives with the jubilee


Deputy of the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus V. Papko gives a congratulatory speech to the participants


Representatives of the Museum of Minsk City present the National Historical Archives with a memorable

04 July 2018
On 28 June 2018 the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Records (BGAKFFD) participated in the scientific-practical conference “Belarusian archives at the turn of the third millennium…” dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the National Historical Archives of Belarus. The Archive’s staff member M. Myasnikov made a report on the topic “The album of military pilot Mikalai Kucheuski as a historical source on the history of Soviet aviation”.

A scientific-practical conference “Belarusian archives at the turn of the third millennium…”


A scientific-practical conference “Belarusian archives at the turn of the third millennium…”


A scientific-practical conference “Belarusian archives at the turn of the third millennium…”


A scientific-practical conference “Belarusian archives at the turn of the third millennium…”

20 June 2018
On 15-16 June 2018 the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Records (BGAKFFD) participated on the jury of the contest “Images from the history of family to the history of society”. This was organized by the German Association of Public Universities with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and EUSTORY Körber Foundation and was held at the Memorial Studio Museum of Z.I. Azgur. The contest was part of the project “The history contests in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine”.


Participants at the contest “Images from the history of family to the history of society”


Participants at the contest “Images from the history of family to the history of society”


20 June 2018
On 13-14 June 2018 in Gomel the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science (BelNIIDAD) held practical oriented workshops “Records management in the company’s personnel office” and “Records management in business companies”.

The workshops were organized by the initiative of the Belorusneft Oil and Gas Production Company. More than 60 people from the records management, personnel and juridical services of the company and its subdivisions participated. The lecturer at the workshops was BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov.

The workshops discussed a wide range of issues: rules of making records according to Standard STB 6.38-2016 and the Instruction for Records Management in Government Institutions; document workflow in organizations; receipt, registration and execution of records; specifics of electronic records, electronic recordkeeping; file classification plans in organizations; records appraisal and scheduling, selection of records for preservation at the archives; personnel records etc.

20 June 2018
The Nineteenth General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA) took place on 12-14 June 2018 in Warsaw (the Republic of Poland).

The event brought together archival delegations from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland and Uzbekistan. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mr. P. Glinski took part in the events.

The Belarusian delegation included Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V. Kurash (delegation head), Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. Demyanyuk, Director of the Central Laboratory of Records Microfilming and Restoration V. Klyuiko, Director of the State Archives of Brest Region A. Karapuzova.

The 19th EURASICA Conference discussed the Plan of Actions for 2017-2020, listened to reports of the representatives of the member states on the development of archive business in their countries in 2017-2018, etc.

The next, Twentieth EURASICA General Conference will take place in 2019 in the Republic of Kirghizia.

The events included an international scholarly conference “The current problems in the preservation of archival records”. The speakers from the Belarusian side were Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. Demyanyuk (“Practices of the National Archives in work with government institutions in the field of records preservation”); Director of the State Archives of Brest Region A. Karapuzova (“Records preservations at the State Archives of Brest Region”); Director of the Central Laboratory of Records Microfilming and Restoration V. Klyuiko.

During the events Director of the Belarusian Department for Archives and Records Management V. Kurash held negotiations with General Director of the State Archives of Poland W. Wozniak and Director of the Central Archives of Historical Records H. Wajs. They discussed the perspectives of Belarusian-Polish cooperation in archival sphere and their plans on the use of the joint documentary heritage.


The 19th General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA)


The 19th General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA)


The 19th General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA)

12 June 2018
The delegation of the Belarusian Archival Service (Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V. Kurash and Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. Demyanyuk) took part in the session of the Consultative Council of leaders and representatives of archival services of the CIS member states and in the jubilee events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Archival Service held on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Moscow (Russian Federation).

At the session of the Consultative Council the Department’s Director V. Kurash reported on the composition and retention periods of records used for social security of citizens in the CIS countries. The participants exchanged information and opinions on the role of archives in the context of electronic government and reviewed the development of archive business in the CIS countries in 2017. The participants included the heads of the archive services of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia and Russia. Representatives from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated as observers.

The next session of the Consultative Council is scheduled to be held in 2019 in the Republic of Kirghizia.

On 1 June the Belarusian delegation participated in the ceremonial events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Archival Service.

During the event the Director of the Belarusian Department for Archives and Records Management (Department) V. Kurash held negotiations with the Head of the Russian Federal Archival Agency (Rosarkhiv) A. Artizov. They discussed issues of further bilateral cooperation between Belarusian and Russian archivists and issues of the forthcoming professional meeting of heads of archival services and institutions of Belarus and Russia and the joint board meeting of the Department and Rosarkhiv.

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