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29 November 2018
Between 20 and 22 November 2018 Mr. Viktor Kurash, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus had a business trip to Kazan (Russian Federation). He took part in the couch session on the topic “Archives and Preservation of the Identity of the Peoples of Russia” and made a welcome speech at the ceremonial event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the State Archival Service of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In his greeting to the participants, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov highly appreciated the role and significance of archives in the life of the state and the society.

The events included negotiations with the Chairman of the State Committee on Archives of the Republic of Tatarstan Gulnara Gabdrakhmanova, in which they discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation between the archival services of Belarus and Tatarstan.

23 November 2018
The 25th International Scientific-Practical Conference “Documentation in Information Society: Archives and Records Management in Conditions of Digital Economy” took place in Moscow on 7 and 8 November 2018. The Conference was organized by the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA), the Federal Archival Agency of Russia, the All-Russian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science.

Over 200 participants joined the Conference, including representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Finland, and Uzbekistan.

A full summary of the Conference in the Russian language is here

20 November 2018
Between 12 and 15 November 2018 the delegation of Belarusian archivists visited Kaunas, the Republic of Lithuania, to attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition “The end of the First World War: a decisive turn for modern Europe”. The delegation included First Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry O. Biryukova and Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. Demyanyuk. The Belarusian exposition presented documents from the state archives in Belarus highlighting the 100th anniversary of the state building in Belarus.

The opening ceremony, organized by Lithuanian archivists, was attended by representatives from archive services of Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Finland, Estonia and Georgia.

The Belarus delegation also visited the Lithuanian Central State Archives, the Lithuanian State Historical Archives and the Kaunas Regional Archives to acquaint with the work of Lithuanian archivists.

During the events the participants exchanged their experience in the field of archive business and discussed issues of joint work in archival projects.

 Documents of Belarusian archives on 100th anniversary of the state building in Belarus at the Belarusian exposition stand in Kaunas


At the Kaunas exhibition “The end of the First World War: a decisive turn for modern Europe”


At the Kaunas exhibition “The end of the First World War: a decisive turn for modern Europe”

14 November 2018
On 11 November 2018 the Memorial Church in Honor of All Saints in Minsk held ceremonial events dedicated to the centenary of the end of the First World War. In the church crypt the participants laid the capsule with the soil brought from the WWI battlefield at Smorgon. The heroic defense of Smorgon in WWI has become a symbol of this war in Belarus. The white hall of the church hosted the opening of the thematic exhibition and a presentation of the book “Obelisks in memory of the Russian imperial army in the First World War” (authors E. Khoroshevich, A. Sharkov).

Director of the National Archives of Belarus A. Demyanyuk and Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. Yatsevich attended the ceremonial events. As a gift to the church museum they handed over to Senior Priest Fyodor Povny, Superior of the All-Saints Parish, a selection of digital copies of documents from the archive holdings, and three books of published documents “The burned villages of Belarus. 1941-1944”, “The burned villages of Russia. 1941-1944” and “Belarus in the First World War. 1914-1918”.

 Director of the National Historical Archives Yatsevich donates the book “Belarus in the First World War. 1914-1918” to the museum of the All-Saints Memorial Church



 Director of the National Archives A. Demyanyuk donates to the museum of the All-Saints Memorial Church the books  “The burned villages of Belarus. 1941-1944” and “The burned villages of Russia. 1941-1944”

14 November 2018
On 9 November 2018 the Local State Archives in Kobrin (Brest Region) held a ceremonial meeting dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the foundation of the Archives.

The Archives was established according to Resolution by the Council of Ministers of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic dated 11 November 1963 No. 537 as a branch of the State Archives of Brest Region at Kobrin.


 Ceremonial meeting dedicated to 55th anniversary of the foundation of the Kobrin Archives

12 November 2018
A ceremonial opening of the new building of the Local State Archives in Slutsk (Minsk Region) took place on 7 November 2018.

The meeting was attended by Chairman of Minsk Region Executive Committee A. Isachenko, Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management O. Ledovskaya, Deputy Chairman of Slutsk District Executive Committee D. Korolyov and other honoured guests.

The construction of the new building has been completed on the sidelines of the investment program for Minsk Region. 2,8 million rubles have been spent. The total area of the building is 2 177 sq meters. The area of the archival repository has increased thrice and is now 660 sq meters expected to receive 440 000 storage files. The building is equipped with mobile shelves, modern systems of ventilation and video monitoring, burglar alarm, fire system, a miniature boiler. There is a reading room and an exhibition hall. A local computer network has been installed for work with the Standard Archive Automated Information System. The Archive has acquired new scanning and computer equipment.





12 November 2018
The Local State Archives in Rechitsa (Gomel Region) hosts an exhibition dedicated to 73rd anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. The exhibition is entitled “The memory of Nazi crimes in the area of Rechitsa District in archival records”.
Members of the Rechitsa District Council of War and Labour Veterans visited the exhibition and acquainted with archival documents highlighting the policy of Nazi Germans towards Soviet citizens. The guests were given a tour of the Archives.


 The Local State Archives in Rechitsa holds an exhibition dedicated to 73rd anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII


 The Local State Archives in Rechitsa holds an exhibition dedicated to 73rd anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII


 The Local State Archives in Rechitsa holds an exhibition dedicated to 73rd anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII

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