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26 February 2019
On 21 February 2019 the State Archives in Glubokoe (Vitebsk Region) held celebrations dedicated to International Mother Language Day. The problem of preservation of national languages is at the focus of world-wide attention. Despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate. In order to raise awareness of them, the UNESCO declared the Day of Mother Tongues.







22 February 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science (BelNIIDAD) released the 5th edition of the Album of Organizational and Administrative Documents with a commentary.

The Album provides examples of the types of documents on the basis of unified forms in the Unified System of Organizational and Administrative Documents (USORD), adopted by order of the Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus of 14 May 2007 No. 25 (with alterations and amendments of 24.03.2008 No. 16).

In the present edition the examples of documents and commentaries have been revised according to the new state standards of the Republic of Belarus STB 6.38 – 2016 “Unified Documentation Systems in the Republic of Belarus. Systems of Organizational and Administrative Documents. Requirements for the Design of Documents”, changes in labour legislation and legislation in the sphere of archives and records management.
22 February 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science (BelNIIDAD) released a directory “The bodies of local government and self-government in the Republic of Belarus in 1991-2010”.

This academic reference book is dedicated to issues of development of the local bodies of state power. The book provides a description of the administrative and territorial system, the procedure of the formation of representative, executive and administrative bodies, their functions, powers, genesis, stages of development, specifics of the legal status etc. A particular attention is given to the formation and development of the internal organizational structure of governmental authorities.
01 February 2019
On 29 January 2019 the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus (NARB) hosted a presentation of the Belarusian-Russian collection of documents and materials “The Restoration of Agriculture in Belarus:1943-1945”.

The book includes 274 documents available from the Belarusian and Russian archives, including 105 items from the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, 83 from the State Archives of the Russian Federation, 51 from the Russian State Archives of Economics, 18 from the Russian State Archives of Socio-Political History. Among the published documents are resolutions, protocols, reports, certificates, information, correspondence etc.

The book consists of four sections. The first section contains documents on the damage inflicted on Belarusian agriculture by the Nazi invaders. The other three sections are compiled by chronology. 1943 – the beginning of the liberation of the Belarusian SSR from the Nazi occupiers, the elaboration of the first decisions by the Belarusian Government and the Union Centre on restoration of the rural economics in the liberated districts. In 1944 the Red Army with the support of Belarusian Partisans completely liberated the Republic from the Nazi occupiers. 1945 – the first year of peaceful labour in the liberated Republic. The restoration processes became more active in the western regions of the Republic and continued in the eastern regions.

The documents published in the first and second sections of the book are classified by chronology. The other sections include the thematic sub-sections. The scientific and reference materials include a historical preface and a preface on archival editing, text notes, comments, geographical and name indexes, list of abbreviations, and list of published documents.

A welcome word to the participants was made by Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Viktor Kurash, editor-in-chief of the book from the Belarusian side. He noted that the book was prepared according to the Plan of Joint Actions of the Belarusian Department for Archives and Records Management and the Russian Federal Archival Agency.

During the event the participants acquainted with the originals of some published documents in a specially prepared exposition and a banner display of photographs “The Restoration of Agriculture in Belarus.1943-1950. A chronicle of events in photographs”, based on the documents from the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings.


Presentation of the Belarusian-Russian collection of documents “The Restoration of Agriculture in Belarus:1943-1945”



Presentation of the Belarusian-Russian collection of documents “The Restoration of Agriculture in Belarus:1943-1945”



Presentation of the Belarusian-Russian collection of documents “The Restoration of Agriculture in Belarus:1943-1945”

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