Russian History

The Russian steamship line "Riurik"

The development of steamship companies of the Russian Empire is being described. It is noted that the pre-revolutionary period of development of the Russian state helped to create not only large shipping companies, but a significant number of small ones, as well as private owners, such as the Russian steamship line"Riurik". The process of its formation is shown, problems and difficulties are identified. The conclusion says that the First World war interrupted the development of the merchant fleet of the Russian state.

The main statistical sources for studying the development of the Russian cities in the XIX century

The article deals with the statistical publications of the XIX century, which contain data on Russian cities. The author presents the most important stages of the state statistics formation in Russia in the context of collecting data on urban settlements. The content of the statistical sources issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs is analyzed in detail, specific characteristics and disadvantages of each of these publications are pointed out.

The Educational Reform of Alexander I: Some Judgments and Evaluations in the Russian Historiography of the XIX – Early XX Centuries

One of the important directions of the state policy of Alexander I was the implementation of the educational reform. Its result was the creation of the public education system in Russia. The article presents the evaluations and judgments on the matter, which are contained in the works of Russian researchers, published in the XIX – early XX centuries.

Siberian Period in V. G. Tyukavkin’s Scientific Activity

The article defines the stages of the scientific activity of the State Prize laureate, Honored Worker of Science, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor V.G. Tyukavkin. The factors that influenced the formation of the historian’s world outlook are shown. It is proved that under the domination of the Marxist-Leninist methodology, the historian organically combined traditional and new approaches in the evaluation of capitalism development in the Siberian village. 

Problem of Keeping Military Munitions after the Forced Liquidation of the Old Russia’s Army in 1918

Examining the example of the Volga Garrisons, the article focuses on a pressing problem of keeping the military munitions after the forced liquidation of the old Russia’s Army.

«The Artist and Terror as the Aim of His Entire Life »: Gregory Gershuni (a Historical Portrait)

The article is an attempt to construct a historical biography of one of the key figures of the revolutionary era in Russia of the early 20th century – "artist" of terror, G.A. Gershuni. The author analyzes the performance of the SRs’ military organization leader on the basis of personal and official documents and tries to create a historical and psychological portrait of Gregory Gershuni.

«Action Party»: Perception of the War against the Ottoman Empire by the Russian Ruling Elite (the 1870s)

The article discusses the views of the Russia’s ruling elite representatives on the Balkans’ crisis in the 70s of the 19th century. Foreign policy plans and ideas on the eve of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878 are analyzed. The impact of critical public sentiment on their subsequent evolution is shown.

Voivode Andrey Fyodorovich Naumov: Unknown Pages of the Biography

The article introduces a novel detailed biography of Saratov voivode, Andrei Fyodorovich Naumov, a little-known figure of the Time of Troubles, who took part in combats at Smolensk and defended Moscow from the Poles. The author traces the further fate of this man, who replaced Saratov voivode Stepan Chemesov in 1632. 

National movements of the deported peoples as a factor of the dissolution of the USSR

The role of the national movements of the deported peoples in the process of the USSR dissolution is investigated in the article. The programmes of the national movements and its main purpose - creation of independent national states - are analysed in the article. It is made a conclusion that the national movements' leaders position in the setting of the weakened center and the republican national elites strengthening has become disastrous for the integrated state.

Tatyana Leontyeva and «Mukden russian revolution»

The following article seeks to analyze the personality and activities of Tatyana Leontyeva, who represents a typical case essential for understanding the specifics of the phenomenon of female terrorism in Russia in the beginning of XX century. Within the scope of the analysis we shall examine the turning point in the history of the Socialist-Revolutionary Combat Organization, namely, the defeat of its St. Petersburg Committee in March 1905.