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07 August 2019
On 2 August 2019 the Belarusfilm national film studio presented the premiere of the documentary “Doctor Shuba” about the fate of legendary Belarusian doctor Alexey Ivanovich Shuba.

The work on the film continued four years. The authors express thanks for assistance to the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, the Russian State Archives of Documentary Films and Photographs, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the State Archives of Minsk Region, the Museum of the History of Medicine of Belarus etc.

Thanks to the thorough examination of archive and museum documents and the recollections by relatives and colleagues, the film director Anatoly Alay, People’s Artist of Belarus, who was himself born into the family of physicians, managed to restore the complicated and conflicting pages from the life of Alexey Shuba, a brilliant surgeon as well as a talented manager, medical practitioner in the war and postwar time, Partisan member, patriot, truth-seeker...

While Alexey Shuba worked as a chief physician at the 1st Clinical Hospital in Minsk (from 1952), the hospital became one of the best in the Soviet Union, including not only a hospital for a thousand beds but also all outpatient clinics and polyclinics in the Sovetsky and Pervomaisky districts in Minsk. More than three thousand medical staff were subordinate to Doctor Alexey Shuba.

The Wikipedia shows Alexey Shuba’s awards and regalia, but speaks no word about the hard time of his repression, deprivation of titles, expulsion from the Communist Party, removal from social life etc. And all this has been narrated rather minutely and pathetically in the new documentary.

The premiere of the documentary brought together representatives of participating institutions, former colleagues, associates and relatives of Alexey Shuba (some of them came from Israel and USA). Incidentally, the daughter of the famous doctor, Alla Alexeyevna, has become a neurophysiologist, and his great granddaughter is now finishing the Medical University.

The premiere of the documentary “Doctor Shuba”


The premiere of the documentary “Doctor Shuba”


The premiere of the documentary “Doctor Shuba”


The premiere of the documentary “Doctor Shuba”

02 August 2019
On 31 July 2019 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 handling petitions from citizens and legal persons at the Department and the central archival institutions in the first half of 2019.

The meeting noted that in the first half of 2019 the Department and archival institutions focused their activity on timely and qualitative handling of petitions from citizens and legal persons. The Department recommends the archival institutions to exercise permanent control over the observance of Belarusian legislation in work with petitions and requests from citizens and legal entities.

The meeting also heard information from Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus Dmitry Yatsevich “On work at the National Historical Archives of Belarus in implementing Presidential Directive No. 1 of 11 March 2004 “On measures to strengthen public security and discipline”.
10 July 2019
The design presented by the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation (BGANTD) entered a short list of winners in the public contest for draft designs on nationally oriented topics.

At the Internet Project, announced by the Budzma Company, the BGANTD creative teamwork of Aleksander Zapartyko, Veronika Musvidas and Anna Koltovich presented a draft design of the original drawing of the 1970 Minsk M106 Motorcycle, held at the BGANTD Archives. The professional jury of a designer, an artist, advertising agents and campaign coordinators have examined a great number of creative modern design ideas to be used in the form of prints on clothes, bags, notebooks, cups etc. Among the submitted works the original archive design entered a list of the best ten designs.

Open voting runs through July 11 on the budzma.by website.

BGANTD design

BGANTD design
05 July 2019
The website of the State Archives of Minsk Region posts a virtual exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

Exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation

Exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation
04 July 2019
The State Archives of Brest Region presents an exhibition of documents “Brest. First Months of Peaceful Life” to mark the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.

The exhibition features about 30 documents from the archival holdings of the Brest City Executive Committee, the Brest City Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus, articles and news stories from the regional newspaper “Zarya”, and a number of photographs.

The exhibited documents show the return to peaceful life, the first steps in restoring the destroyed city and putting life in order, the renewal of work at the industrial and trade enterprises, social institutions, and participation of citizens in the city’s revival in August – October 1944.

Exhibition of documents “Brest. First Months of Peaceful Life”
04 July 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) released “The norms of time and output standards for main activities performed at the state archives of the Republic of Belarus” adopted by order of the Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of 4 May 2019 No. 19.

The Norms are designed to determine the potential working hours at the state archival institutions in planning, organization, accounting, control and reporting of jobs. The Norms are developed by BelNIIDAD with the support of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the Central Laboratory for Microphotocopying and Restoration of Records, and the state archives in Minsk, Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno and Mogilev regions.
02 July 2019
The little known facts about the Victory Monument in Minsk have been voiced in the STV news information programme “Nedelya”.

In their footage the STV TV Channel has used documents available from the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation (BGANTD). In particular, these include archive materials from the collections of architects Georgy Zaborsky and Vladimir Korol, documentary photographs from various periods, resolutions of the Council of Ministers on the contest for the best monument design, design sketches etc.

This year the Victory Monument in Minsk celebrates 65 Years.

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument
01 July 2019
The Local State Archives in Kobrin (Brest Region) hosts an exhibition of documents and photographs “Remember the Heroes’ Names”, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.

The exhibition has been prepared on the basis of documents held at the Archives.

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders
01 July 2019
The Local State Archives in Baranovichi (Brest Region) opens an exhibition “The 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders”.

The exhibition features photographs and printed material dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders.
27 June 2019
On 25 June 2019 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, on the basis of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, held a regular workshop on electronic records management and preservation for representatives of central government agencies and other government institutions subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and the regional executive committees.

The senior officials of the Department, the Belarusian Research Centre of Electronic Records and the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies took part at the workshop. The workshop participants got acquainted with new and already adopted normative and legal acts regulating issues of electronic recordkeeping and electronic records archiving systems.

S. V. Sobalevsky, Head of Protocol and Publishing Department at the Council of Ministers shared experience in interdepartmental interaction on the basis of the FlexEDoc electronic recordkeeping system.

N. V. Dubanevich, Head of Office Automation at the Data Computing Centre of the Finance Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, told of the performance features of the electronic recordkeeping system at the Ministry of Finance.
Among the participants at the workshop were also developers of automated information systems (AIS). A. A. Menitskaya told of the upgraded version of the Electronic File AIS and its capacities. The specialists of the National Centre of Electronic Services introduced the upgraded version of the Agency Archive AIS.

The workshop discussed issues related software, systems exchange formats, electronic filing, making of certificates for the disposal of electronic records with expired retention periods, copying of electronic records and their conversion to PDF files.

The government specialists were encouraged to study issues related to work with electronic records on the Archives and Records Management Journal, which gives much attention to the topic.

Training of the executive officers of government institutions is an important element in the transition to archival preservation of electronic records. Such workshops are now in the focus of attention and will be conducted on a permanent basis.

The next workshop is scheduled to be held in September 2019.

A photo from the Workshop
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