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31 May 2010
A joint board of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia (Rosarkhiv) and the Department for Archives and Records Management under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus (Department) held a session in Smolensk, Russia, on 26 May 2010.

From the Russian side the board was represented by the deputy ñhief of the Rosarkhiv V.P. Tarasov, dåðuty chief of the Administration for Archival Services at the Rosarkhiv T.G. Zanina, chief of the Main Archival Administration for Moscow Region P.M. Petrov, director of the State Archives of the Russian Federation S.V. Mironenko, director of the Russian State Archives of the Economy E.A. Tyurina, and deputy director at the All-Russian Research Institute of Documents and Archival Studies N.I. Khimina.

The Belarusian side was represented by the director of the Department V.I. Adamushko, first deputy director of the Department O.V. Biryukova, the chief of the scholarly use of documents and information division at the Department V.P. Kryuk, director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus V.D. Selemenev, director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies A.E. Rybakov, director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus A.K. Golubovich, and deputy chief at the Main Administration for Justice–chief at the archives and RM division at the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee S.V. Rublevsky.

Deputy Governor of Smolensk Region, S. P. Krivko, took part in the board session and made a welcoming speech to the participants.

The board session discussed the issue "On the practices of the federal archives of the Russian Federation and the state archives of the Republic of Belarus in the information provision of government agencies in 2007-2009".

The participants also discussed the Plan of Joint Actions of the Rosarkhiv and the Department in 2008-1010 and other issues of bilateral cooperation between the Belarusian and Russian archivists, and the draft plan of joint actions for the years 2011-2013.

11 May 2010
The State Archives of Brest Region presents an exhibition of documents on 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

The exhibition offers over fourty documents and photographs available from the holdings of the Brest Regional Committee of the Belarusian Communist Party, the Brest regional, district and town executive committees, the Extraordinary State Commission for Investigation of Nazi Crimes and Damage, etc.

The exposition documents narrate about the liberation of the Brest region from the Nazi occupiers, the postwar reconstruction and rebuilding, the burials of soldiers and partisans killed in the war, the commemoration of war victims, the Nazi crimes against the civilians and the damage inflicted on Belarus, the deportation to forced labour in Germany and return home, and more.
29 April 2010
22 April 2010, the Regional Museum of Military Glory in Gomel transferred the records of the Gomel Region Military Recruitment Office from 1944-1945 to the State Archives of Gomel Region.

The documents include orders issued by the regional military recruitment office and the transit centre in Gomel, lists of persons subject to the draft, lists of personnel at the Gomel transit centre, among others.

17 April 2010
An exhibition of historical documents, "Soviet Society and War 1941-1945" was opened on April 9, 2010 in Moscow. The organizers are the Federal Archival Agency of Russia, the Russian State Archives of the Economy, the Russian State Archives of Documentary Films and Photographs, the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, and the Belarusian State Archive of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings. The following institutions took part in the preparation of the exhibition: the Russian State Archives of Socio-Political History, the State Archives of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Archives of Literature and Art, the Archives of the President of the Russian Federation, the Central Archives of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Historical Museum, the Polytechnic Museum, the Holocaust Educational Centre, the Central Archives of Electronic and Audiovisual Documents in Moscow.
17 March 2010
On 15 March 2010, the State Archives of Public Organizations of Gomel Region held a ceremonial meeting celebrating 70 years since its foundation.

The Regional Party Archive (now the State Archives of Public Organizations of Gomel Region) was founded on 15 March 1940 at the Gomel Regional Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Belarus to accumulate records of the Communist Party and Komsomol organs.

To celebrate this event, the Gomel archivists prepared a series of radio and television programmes, published articles in the Belarusian archival journal, Archives and Records Management and the regional newspaper, and hosted an exhibition of documents and photographs titled "Milestones of History in Documents and Persons".

Among other events to mark this date, the Archive accessioned the personal collection of Vasily Denisovich Karpov, who directed the Archive from 1969 to 1983.

In addition, a special Archive Booklet was released, which highlights in chronological order the main stages in the development of this institution, one of the biggest archival repositories in the Republic of Belarus, with the most interesting documents relating to the Archive’s history, autobiographical data about its directors, and many photographs.


09 March 2010
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) has released two new publications.

A Bibliographical Directory, Archival Editing in the Republic of Belarus, 1991-2008 is a systematized list of historical publications and documentary editions issued in Belarus in 1991-2008.

The Procedural Guidelines for Creating File Folders cover issues of organizing file folders from their creation until transfer to the archives. The Guidelines are illustrated with many examples and appendices.
18 February 2010
The Gomel archivists released a new guide to holdings in the State Archives of Gomel Region.

The guide called "The State Archives of Gomel Region" describes the contents of this Archive and provides descriptions for 2,243 fonds (record groups) systematised by branch of industry into 25 sections. Within each industry the records creating institutions are arranged by type of agency and then geographical location.

The edition is intended for archivists, scholars, graduate and postgraduate students, regional specialists, and researchers into the history of Belarus.


16 February 2010
The new building opened for the Local State Archives in Molodechno on 12 February 2010.

Participants at the opening ceremony were Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. I. Adamushko, Head of Justice Administration at the Minsk Region Executive Committee A. A. Bachilo, Administrative Director at the Minsk Region Executive Committee I. S. Markevich, Chairman of the Molodechno District Executive Committee G. M. Kuchko, among others.

The Minsk Region Executive Committee helped solve the problem of finding a new site for the Archive, allocating 2.2 billion roubles from the Region’s budget.

The new building meets all requirements and provides optimal conditions for documents preservation as well as for work of archivists and researchers.

This year, the Molodechno Archive celebrates 70 years since its foundation on 11 February 1940, when the Council of People’s Commissars of the BSSR issued Resolution No 182 to establish the State Archive of Vileika Region. Since 1944, after the Vileika Region was renamed as Molodechno Region, the Archive has been located in the town of Molodechno.

Before moving into the new building, the archives were located in the building of the former prison constructed in 1935. The Archive holds records of various institutions that operated in Western Belarus when it was part of the Polish Republic (1919-1939) and records of the Soviet period for the former Molodechno Region and the districts of Vileika, Volozhin, Molodechno and Miadel in Minsk Region. As of 1 January 2010, the Archive holds 1,726 fonds totaling 256,570 items.


02 February 2010
A new volume, entitled Belarusian State University. 1945-1961 is released in the Pamiats i Slava [Memory and Glory] Series founded in 2003.

This is an edition of documents relating to the history of the main university in Belarus from 1945 to 1961. The documents are available from the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation, the archives and history museum at the Belarusian State University, the personal archives of former students and university staff, reminiscences, and materials concerning the university newspaper. In addition to written documents, the book contains over a hundred photographs mainly from the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.
28 January 2010
On 27 January 2010, the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus held an enlarged board meeting to review work done by the State Archival Service of Belarus in 2009 and set objectives for 2010.

The participants at the meeting were the First Deputy of the Minister for Justice of the Republic of Belarus, A.V. Bileichik, heads and deputy heads of justice administration and heads of the archives and records management divisions at the regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee, directors of the state archival institutions, and members of the Department for Archives and Records Management. In all, 78 members attended the meeting.

The Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management, V.I. Adamushko, delivered a report. Presently, the State Archival Service of the Republic of Belarus includes 169 agencies and institutions: the Department for Archives and Records Management, 7 administrative agencies in charge of archives in each region and in the city of Minsk, 12 central (republic-level) archival institutions, 9 regional and 16 local (zonal) state archives, and 124 municipal and district personnel archives, which hold over 13 million paper files, and over 300,000 items of audiovisual records. In 2009, the state archives handled nearly 29,000 enquiries from private and juridical persons; over 11,000 citizens visited and consulted the archives in person. A special attention was focused on handling citizens’ enquiries based on a "single window" principle. In 2009, the archivists organised 89 exhibitions, published 16 documentary editions, guides, and scholarly editions relating to the history of Belarus. 122 official heraldic symbols were entered into the State Heraldry Register of the Republic of Belarus.

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