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13 August 2019
The State Archives of Brest Region has prepared an exhibition of documents “Brest. XX Century: Pages of History” to commemorate 1000 years anniversary of the city of Brest.

The exhibition shows about 90 documents, newspaper articles, photographs etc.

The exposition is divided into several groups, each dedicated to a specific period in the history of Brest in the 20th century:

- Documents from the period of 1919-1939 (when the city was part of the Polish state) describe the activities of self-government bodies, the renaming of streets, the restoration of the city after the First World War, the population statistics etc.;

- Documents of the pre-war Soviet period (September 1939 – June 1941) illustrate the establishment of Soviet Power and its first measures in the city, the renaming of streets, the development of industry in this period etc.

- Documents of the Nazi Occupation (1941-1944) contain data on the activities carried out by the Occupation authorities, the renaming of streets, the system of food supply, the forced labour and deportation of local residents to Germany, annihilation of the Jewish inhabitants of the city etc.

- Documents of 1944-1980s demonstrate the rapid development of the city after the war, the establishment of various industrial enterprises, educational, cultural and health institutions, the Television Centre, the customs post “Warsaw Bridge” and other memorable objects, the foundation of the Leninsky and Moskovsky districts in the city in 1978, the population statistics etc.;

- Documents of the 1990s testify to the adoption of the city’s coat of arms, the creation of the city’s newspaper, the establishment of the international theatre festival “Belaya Vezha”, the opening of the Ice Palace etc.


Documentary exhibition “Brest. XX Century: Pages of History” celebrating 1000 years anniversary of the city


 Documentary exhibition “Brest. XX Century: Pages of History” celebrating 1000 years anniversary of the city

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”.
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