In the Republic of Belarus there are 3 national, 6 state regional, 16 state zonal and about 10 other archival institutions. The total number of items preserved at the archives are 12 million items (delos).
Information on the Assessed Archives
The main archival institution in the country is The National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.
The Central Archives of the October Revolution of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR) was established on May 28, 1927. The archive was moved from Minsk to Mogilev in 1930.
In July 1932, the Central Archives of the October Revolution of the BSSR was reorganized into the Central State Archives of the October Revolution and Socialist Development of the BSSR.
In 1941, activity of the archive was suspended in connection with German occupation of Belarus during the World War Two. In January 1944, the archive resumed activity and moved to Minsk in July 1944.
In May 1993, the Central State Archives of the October Revolution and Socialist Development of the BSSR was renamed the Belarusian State Archives.
In June 1995, the archive was reorganized into the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus after obtaining documents from the former Central Party Archives of the Communist Party of Belarus.
Information and statistics about the Central Archive of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus is not available publicly.