Russian History

Private possessions of large-scale patrimonial estate holders in the cities of the South of Russia in the middle of the XVII century

In this work, the analysis of private possessions of large-scale patrimonial estate holders in the cities of the South of Russia in the mid-seventeenth century is presented. The author involves a variety of archival and record keeping material. Much attention is paid to the possessions of the Romanov boyars, which were the largest in the region. The article shows the role and the place of private property in the social and economic life of the cities of the South of Russia.

The National-ethnical formation of the USSR in the post-war period: the main directions and tendencies

The main directions and characteristics of the Soviet State national-linguistic policy in the second half of 1940s - the middle of the 1980s are analyzed in the article. The conclusion about the priority development of the Russian language and its' role in the formation and shaping of the Soviet nation as a qualitively new historical community is made. The specificity of the interaction between the Russian language and the languages of the USSR peoples in the post-war period is studied.

The Post-war Social Movement of the Russian Germans (1954 – 2014): an Attempt of a System Analysis

Автор впервые попытался провести системный анализ послевоенного общественного движения российских немцев (1954–2014 гг.). В работе выделены важнейшие этапы общественного движения, дана их общая характеристика. Рассмотрены специфика каждого этапа, основные проблемы, которые приходилось решать лидерам движения, реакция государства на общественную деятельность российских немцев.

The Engagement of the NKVD Troops in the Struggle Against Nationalist Groups on the Territory of the Baltic States in the Final Period of the Great Patriotic War (1944–1945)

The article deals with the features of the service and combat activity
of the NKVD troops struggling against nationalist groups on the
territory of the Baltic states. The author characterizes the nationalist
organizations, operating in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and shows
the peculiarities of the forces’ units’ engagement in the struggle
against banditism in the Baltic republics.

The Ukrainian Topic in the Marxist Historians’ Society

This article shows the basic aspects of analyzing the Ukrainian topic within the Marxist Historians’ Society during the second half of the 1920s – the beginning of the 1930s. It is stated that the Society played a key role in the scholarly discredit and organizational disintegration of the national Ukrainian historiography, assisting the authorities in solving current political agenda and in promoting a new concept of native 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.