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09 December 2010
8 December 2010, Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany, the director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus, V. Adamushko, and the deputy director of the Saxon Memorials to Victims of Political Terror Association, Klaus-Diter Mueller signed the Protocol to extend until 2015 the Agreement of Cooperation between the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus and Germany’s Saxon Memorials to Victims of Political Terror Association, signed on 29 April 2009 in Minsk.

The Belarusian and German sides agreed to continue cooperation in the field of joint use of documents from the Belarusian state archives relating to Soviet and German prisoners of war and internees in the Second World War and the research into issues of the Second World War and the post-war period.

03 December 2010
The 17th international scientific and practical conference "Documentation in Information Society: International Practice in Records Management" took place in Moscow, Russia, on 25-26 November 2010.

The conference was organized by the Federal Archival Agency of Russia and the Russian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science with the participation of the Russian State University for the Humanities, the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and the Russian Society of Historians and Archivists.

The participants at the conference were specialists in records management and archival business from the federal and regional institutions in Russia as well as foreign representatives from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Finland. The Belarusian side was represented by A. E. Rybakov, Director at the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science.
The conference discussed the following issues:

Formation of state policy in information and records management in government;
Development of normative and legal base in information and records management in e-Government;

International standards of records management;

Realization of interdepartmental electronic recorkeeping in e-Government;

Electronic signature and legally valid electronic recordkeeping;

Practices of implementing the e-Government concept;
Electronic public services;

Provision of public access to government information;

Professional training and development in implementing the projects of information and records management in e-Government.

01 December 2010
The book "We Stood Shoulder to Shoulder…Jews in the Partisan Movement in Belarus" came out in London in English. It is based on the 2005 edition of the same name, prepared by the Jewish History and Culture Museum of Belarus, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the National Holocaust Fund, which published for the first time lists of Jews who were fighting in the Partisan formations in this country.

The new book is added with the documents and materials identified by Jack Kagan about the partisan group of T. Bielski.

J. Kagan was a prisoner at Novogrudok Ghetto during the Second World War. After escape he joined a group of Jewish partisans known as the Bielski Detachment. He is one of the authors of the book entitled "Surviving the Holocaust with the Belarusian Jewish Partisans", published in 1999 in Minsk.

The new publication helps foreign researchers to get a deeper insight into the little known page in the Belarusian partisan movement.

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