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02 August 2013
On 31 July 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 handling inquiries from citizens and legal entities at the state archive institutions in the first half of 2013; the results of work of the Department for Archives and Records Management in the first half of 2013; preparation and procedures for the use of the reporting form “Data on the condition and amount of records of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus held in temporary storage in institutions – sources of acquisition for state archives”.

On the first issue, the department board noted that in the first half of 2013 the work of archive institutions in handling inquiries from citizens and legal entities and the issue of certificates to them was organised and conducted in accordance with the procedure defined by the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 18 July 2011 “On Petitions from Citizens and Legal Entities”, Edict No 498 of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 15 October 2007 “On Additional Measures for Processing Petitions from Citizens and Legal Entities”, and Directive No 2 of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 27 December 2006 “On Measures for Further Debureaucratization of the State Apparatus”.

The Department and the structural divisions of archives and records management of the main justice boards at the Regional (and Minsk City) Executive Committees exercise permanent control over the law observance in handling inquiries from citizens and legal persons at the state archive institutions. A quarterly analytical information has been submitted to the Department on Legal Regulation of State Social Activity and to the Ministry of Justice’s special work and records management division.

Much attention in the first half of 2013 was paid to the observance of the time for handling citizens’ inquiries, the organisation of personal visits, the information contents of internet resources and information stands. Additionally, the state archives have been informing the interested public on the composition and contents of the archives by means of the mass media.

The department board recommended to the heads of state archive institutions to exercise permanent control over the observance of Belarusian legislation in work with petitions submitted by citizens and legal entities.

On the second issue it was noted that the Department conducted activities in the first half of 2013 in accordance with the Plan of Actions for 2013, the instructions of the Presidential Administration, the Government and the Ministry of Justice. The tasks scheduled for the first half of 2013 have been fulfilled. Additionally, a big amount of extra-budget work have been completed.

Work continued on the organisational and financial provision of the State Programme “Archives of Belarus” for 2011-2015. Based on the results of the State Programme achieved in 2012, an analytical report has been submitted to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, approved by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economics. As part of the preparation of the national budget for 2014, the need for financial resources was defined at the central archive institutions for the implementation of the State Programme, the required calculations and substantiation reports have been prepared, the passport for the State Programme has been drawn up.

In May 2013 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Archival Agency of the Russian Federation held a joint board meeting. An annual three-party meeting of the heads of archive services and state archive institutions of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine was held on 29-30 May 2013. An international conference was held within the frames of the meeting entitled “Information Technologies in Archive Business and Records Management”.

On the third issue, the Department has developed the following report forms: “Data on the condition and amount of permanent records (administrative records, household books, notary records) and personnel records held in temporary storage in government agencies and other institutions”, “Data on the condition and amount of scientific-technical permanent records held in temporary storage in institutions”, “Data on the condition and amount of audio-visual records in temporary storage in institutions”, “Data on the condition and amount of electronic records and the archive copies of permanent information resources held in temporary storage in government agencies and other institutions” and the guidelines for their completion that have been approved by the archives and RM divisions at the justice boards of the regional executive committees and the state archives and become effective since the report of 2014 by order of the Department’s director No 31 of 27 July 2013.

02 July 2013
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) has released a monograph Historical and Legal Aspects in the Restitution of Belarusian Archives and a collection of documents Theory and Practices of Belarusian Archaeography 18th -20th cc.



A monograph, The Historical and Legal Aspects in the Restitution of Belarusian Archives is dedicated to the history of the displacement of Belarusian archive collections and separate documentary monuments beyond their provenance. Discusses the organisational and legal aspects in the restitution of archival materials. The book continues the previous work by the author, M. F. Shumeiko “…On the restitution of Belarusian archives in the past and present” (Minsk, 1997).


A collection of documents, Theory and Practices of Belarusian Archaeography 18th -20th cc. presents the most relevant records, including research articles, reviews of historical editions, fragments of procedural guidances, rules for archival editing, regulations of archaeography institutions etc. which testify to the theoretical problems of archaeography, the main stages of its genesis and development in Belarus, the results achieved in the practical and procedural activity.
17 June 2013
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus posts an exhibition of records entitled Belarusian Villages Burned in the Second World War.

The exposition includes records from the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.

The exhibited documents bear testimony to the crimes committed by the Nazis in Belarus during the Second World War and preserve the memory of Nazi victims in Belarus.

31 May 2013
On 29 May 2013 the heads of archives services and state archival institutions in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine held a three-party meeting in Brest Region. The event included the international conference on Information Technologies in Archives and Records Management.

The welcome speech on behalf of the Governor of Brest Region K. A. Sumara was delivered by the administrative director at the Brest Regional Executive Committee F. S. Stelmakh. Among the participants at the conference was the head of the main justice administration at the Brest Region Executive Committee S. A. Kalinovsky.

29 May 2013
On 28 May 2013 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Archival Agency of Russia held a joint board meeting in Brest Region, Belarus.

Attending the meeting from the Belarusian side were the director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus V.I. Adamushko, department’s deputy director O.A. Ledovskaya, department’s head of the records and information use G.S. Zholnerkevich, director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies A.E. Rybakov, director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D.V. Yatsevich, director of the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings V.V. Balandin, director of the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific-Technical Documentation A.M. Zapartyko, director of the Belarusian Research Centre for Electronic Records V.L. Nosevich, director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus N.K. Rudakovsky, director of the Central Laboratory for Records Microfilming and Restoration I.V. Silin etc.

From the Russian side the meeting was attended by the deputy chief of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia V.P. Tarasov, chief of the archival services at the Federal Archival Agency A.V. Yurasov, chief of the international relations at the Federal Archival Agency K.G. Chernenkov, director of the State Archives of the Russian Federation S.V. Mironenko, deputy director of the Russian State Archives of the Economics S.V. Saltykov, director of the Russian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies M.V. Larin, chief of the State Archival Administration for Pskov Region T.E. Gerasimenok, chief of the Committee for Archives in Nizhny Novgorod Region B.M. Pudalov, director of the State Archives of Smolensk Region N.G. Emelyanova.

The meeting discussed the issue of “The practice experience of the state archives in Belarus and the federal archives in Russia in the area of publication activities”. The information on the issue was delivered by the head of the records and information use at the Department for Archives and RM of Belarus, G.S. Zholnerkevich, and the chief of the archival services administration at the Federal Archival Agency of Russia, A.V. Yurasov.

The meeting also discussed the issue of implementing the Plan of Joint Actions of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Archival Agency of Russia for the years 2011–2013 and other issues related to the bilateral cooperation of the Belarusian and Russian archivists.

27 May 2013
An exhibition featurings photos and documents “The Burned Villages. Memorial Sites in Belarus” has opened at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin. The event is timed to the 70th anniversary of the tragedy in the Khatyn village. The exposition is prepared by the Belarusian embassy to Germany together with the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus on basis of records provided by the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.

The exhibition features 25 photographs taken in different years depicting the commemoration of the Nazi victims in Belarus, and over 20 copies of the unique documentary evidence of the crimes committed by the Nazis in Belarus during the Second World War.

The exhibition opening was attended by the ambassadors of Belarus and Russia in Germany, members of other CIS countries’ diplomatic missions, the German Foreign Ministry, president of the German People’s Union for the Care of War Graves, representatives of culture institutions and public organizations.

The participants were shown two fragments of the television report from the opening ceremony of the Khatyn Memorial Complex in 1969, including the address by the witness of the Khatyn tragedy, Josef Kaminsky. Pianist Margarita Bryndina performed the Songs of the War Years programme.

The exhibition will run until 7 June 2013.

22 May 2013
The State Archives of Minsk Region has prepared and published a collection of essays entitled The State Archives of Minsk Region: Pages of History.

The publication of the collected essays was timed to the 75th anniversary of the Archive. The book includes articles on the history of the archive and its subdivisions, biographies of the archive’s directors, illustrations, a list of the publications of records from the State Archives of Minsk Region published in the 1950s – 2010s.

This scholarly edition was prepared by the group of authors: V.M. Matokh (chief of the authors team, head of the records publication and use division), Yu.S. Romashko (archive director), E.E. Nevedomskaya and I.A. Nagornaya (archive research assistants). The scholarly editor is S.V. Zhumar, cand. hist. sci.; reviewer is M.F. Shumeiko, cand. hist. sci.

The book is intended for archivists, historians, specialists in humanities and everyone interested in the history of archives and archive business, the history of Belarus and Belarusian culture.

18 May 2013
The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus (Department) and the Central Laboratory for Microfilming and Restoration of Records of the National Archival Holding of the Republic of Belarus (TsLMRD NAF) held the Belarusian-Russian workshop “Restoration and Preservation of Archival Records” with the participation of the deputy chief of the Laboratory of Records Microfilming and Restoration at the Russian State Archives of Scientific-Technical Documentation (LMRD RGANDT), restorer of highest category I.S. Sharapova.

The workshop assembled archivists from six regions and the city of Minsk in Belarus – heads of records preservation departments, chiefs of archive repositories, specialists in records preservation, restorers at the state archives, in all, over 70 people.

The workshop heard reports from the representatives of the Department, LMRD RGANDT, TsLMRD NAF, the Republic-level Technical Laboratory of Security Microfilming of Permanent Records, and the National Historical Archives of Belarus, followed by the presentations. As part of the exchange of experience, the specialists shared their approaches to solving the issues of records preservation and restoration. With a special interest the participants discussed the issues of records conservation, chemical and biological analysis, restoration methods. On the second day, at the TsLMRD NAF restoration room I. S. Sharapova conducted a master class on the restoration of records integrity by the method of manual filling with paper pulp.

Department director Vladimir Adamushko gives a welcome speech to the workshop participants



 I. S. Sharapova conducts a master class on records restoration



06 May 2013
On 6 May 2013 an exhibition was opened at the UNESCO headquarters (Paris, the French Republic) as part of the 4th meeting of the members states of the Forum of Slavic Cultures entitled “The History of Slavic Capitals in the Light of Archival Records“.

The exhibition will make known the records available from the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus. In all, the project encompasses the documentary materials from 13 Slavic countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, Montenegro and Ukraine.

The exhibition catalogue is to be presented during the opening ceremony.

Attending the event is Mr. Pavel Latushko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France.

18 April 2013
On 17-19 April 2013 on the invitation of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania Mr. Ramojus Kraujalis the delegation of Belarusian archivists pay a visit to the Republic of Lithuania. The delegation includes the director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus V. Adamushko and the director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. Yatsevich.

During the visit the Belarusian archivists will attend the Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania and take part in the opening of the joint Lithuanian-Belarusian exhibition of historical documents “The Uprising of 1863-1864 in Lithuania” and the scholarly conference on the 1863 uprising in Lithuania. The documentary exhibition “The Uprising of 1863-1864 in Lithuania” includes copies of documents from the holdings of the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk and the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno.

The director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus Mr. V. Adamushko will have talks with the Chief Archivist of Lithuania Mr. Ramojus Kraujalis to discuss the forms of bilateral cooperation between Lithuanian and Belarusian archivists and the exchange of practices aimed at improving the activities of archival institutions in both countries.

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