Russian History

«Russia from the Pen of a Remarkable Man»: V. P. Meshchersky's Letters to the Grand Prince Alexander Alexandrovich from the Business Trips in Russia

The description of V. P. Meshchersky's business trips in Russia (1867–1868) contained in his letters to the Grand Prince Alexander Alexandrovich is analyzed in the article. The research reveals the possibility of using this historical source on the study of the social and political role of the Russian travelogues created by the Russian conservatism ideologists.

Popularization the image of Peter the Great in the context of the russian-german dialogue (1870s)

The article is dedicated to popularization the image of Peter the Great, among the reading public and the role in this process historians A.G. Brikner and K. von Weber.

Philosophical concept A. S. Kaisarov the peasant question (based on dissertation «Serfs exemption in Russia»)

In the article the philosophical position of an outstanding representative of the scientific concept of aristocratic intellectuals Alexander era AS Kaisarov the peasant question in Russia. The research is based on an analysis of the views of the author, and description of the humanist position Kaisarov, based on the evidence of his thesis "On the emancipation of the serfs in Russia".

Religious aspects in foreign policy of the Golden Horde during Berke’s khan reign ПРИ ХАНЕ БЕРКЕ

The article «Religious aspects in foreign policy of the Golden Horde during Berke’s khan reign» written by Alexander Sheremetyev is devoted to works analysis of medieval Arabic historians concerning Berke’s khan Muslim devotion. According to the authors Berke’s personal commitment to Islam was the decisive factor in his foreign policy activities. The struggle between the Golden Horde and Mongolian Iran was defined as «Religious War». A. Sheremetyev came to a conclusion that medieval authors exaggerated Berke’s personal commitment to Islam.

THE DAILY LIFE OF INMATES OF CHILDREN’S HOMES OF THE SOVIET PROVINCIAL CITY IN 1920–1930-IES

The article is devoted to the problems of a daily life of the Saratov Volga Region. The author analyses the living conditions of inmates of children’s homes. The author also examines the level of equipment of institutions of food and household goods. On the basis of archival material and periodicals of then-a-days the original picture of a daily life of a children’s home is reconstructed

SOCIAL SERVICE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE SECOND HALF OF XIX– EARLY XX CENTURIES IN CONTEMPORARY DOMESTIC STUDIES

Article is devoted to historiographical analysis of the scientific problem of social service of the Russian Orthodox Church in the second half of XIX – early XX centuries. the latest local historical research. Highlight the achievements of modern Russian authors to identify and explore key areas, which were implemented in the social ministry of the church during this period, the ways of further research topics. 

Conducting a House-to-House Census of Peasant Households by Zemstvo statisticians

The materials of zemstvo statistics are a valuable source on the history of the Russian village in the period after the reform. Zemstvo statisti- cians did a colossal work connected with the study of socioeconomic status of peasant households of the country. The most effective meth- od of acquiring primary statistical data was a total house-to-house census of peasant households which was conducted in zemstvo gubernias in the 80th of the XIXth century. The article deals with the mechanism of its conduction and the results.  

THE STRUGGLE AROUND VALUEV‘S PROJECT OF ZEMSTVO REFORM: SUGGESTIONS BY M. A. KORF AND G. A. SHERBATOV

The paper is thematically linked to the author s paper in «Newsletter of Saratov University». New Series. Ser. History. 2012. Vol. 12, iss. 4. It focuses on the discussion of Valuev’s project of Zemstvo Reform by the representatives of liberal bureaucracy M. A. Korf andG. A. Sherbatov

THE COURSE OF LIFE OF A HIGH OFFICIAL UNDER NIKOLAS: A. S. NOROV

One of the outstanding statemen and public figures of the Russia of the 40s – 60s of the 19th century was Avraam Sergeyevich Norov.He devoted his life to serving Russia which he loved sincerely and unselfishly. In 1812 A. S. Norov, a young boy of 17, defended his Motherland from the enemy. In 1854–1858 holding the post of the Minister of People`s Education he contributed with all his efforts to the development of education in the country. A. S. Norov made a significant contribution to the formation and development of native Oriental Studies.

THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF FRENCH SETTLERS ON THE SOUTH-WEST OF RUSSIAN EMPIRE IN THE END OF XVIII – THE FIRST HALF OF XIX CENTURY (ACCORDING OF MATERIALS OF STATE ARCHIVES OF UKRAINE)

In the article is analyzed the documents of the State Archives of Kher- son and Odessa Oblasts. This enables to concretize the influence of French migrants on the economic development of Novorossiyskiy region in this period. Author writes about main sectors of economic activity of foreigners on the south-west of Russian empire in the end of XVIII – the first half of XIX centuries. 

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