Russian History

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.

Perception of war and captured Tripartite alliance Tatars of the Kazan province

Attitude of Tatars of the Kazan province which breaks up to a number of segments, wasn't exposed to the careful analysis from historical community. Long time the Tatar political discourse associated with Muslim, despite that these concepts far aren't equivalent. In article attempt of reconstruction of an image of war and the enemy in public consciousness of Muslim Tatars of the Kazan province in 1914-1915 is undertaken.

Russian colonization of Central Asia in the second half of XIX - early XX centuries

Based on the data of KP Kaufman, as well as modern researchers considered problems related to Russian colonization of Central Asia, in particular, the reasons for the peasants leaving of central Russia, the resettlers' position, the state's role in the resettlement process. Special attention is drawn to the specificity occupation of different areas related to the political and climatic factors.

The latest researches on history of grain trade of the end of XIX-of the beginning of the XX centuries in South Ural

In article researches of the Ufa historian M.I.Rodnov in which the space of the regional grain market and the mechanism of grain trade in the Ufa province are investigated are analyzed. Degree of novelty of conceptual creation of the historian investigating big of a complex of questions, connected both with the analysis of a historiography of a problem, and with studying of degree of reliability of a complex of documentary sources of various origin, including official and territorial statistics, periodicals, transport statistics and other materials is shown.

Insufficiently explored memoirs of the nobles about Pugachevshina: "Home Notes Journal…"

The article analyses «Home Notes Journal – a source of a memoir type, unpublished and insufficiently explored dealing with the siege of Orenburg during Pugachev's Rebellion of 1773–1775. The purpose of this article is to examine the source from the author`s social psychology not from its actual side. The work aims to reconstruct the author's perception of the rebels, his interpretation of the nature of the historical event, its social basis and its causes. The author highlights the classification of the nobles`approaches to the interpretation of Pugachev revolt.