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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.

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".

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.

«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.


Since the early 1880-s on the pages of periodical magazines there appeared analytical reviews of materials and results of zemstvo statistical work. Their authors were both zemstvo statisticians themselves and economists, agronomists, publicists. A great number of reviews and papers were published by “Vestnik Yevropy” and “Russkoye bogatstvo”. The paper deals with publications dedicated to issues of zemstvo statistics which were published in those magazines.

Atheistic propaganda in the USSR in 1954-1964 (on the materials of the Kursk region)

The article has the goal to investigate peculiarities of the anti-religious propaganda in the Kursk land during N.S. Khrushchev was the general secretary of the Soviet Union. The use of various archives’ information allows discovering main directions of scientific-atheistic education of local population, considering reflection of the whole-union processes on the situation in the Kursk region, estimating results of anti-church soviet power’s activity.

The towns of Low Volga Region during the Interregnum (1610–1613)

This article is devoted to the history of the towns of Lower and Middle Volga in the Time of Troubles during the Interregnum. The author investigates consequences from suppression of riots in the cities of the Volga region during the reign of Basil Shuisky, participation military men from Ponizova Volga in the organization of the First and Second militias


In the article one of the loudest judicial and political processes in Russia in the early XX century is discussed, wherethe Social Revolutionary S. V. Balmashev was sentenced to death penalty (he was son of the famous saratovnarodnik V. A. Balmashev) for the murder of the Minister of Interior D. S. Sipyagina - terrorist attack, which initiated the so-called "Central terror" of the Social Revolutionaries.

Yevno Azef: Provocation And Terror (on materials Extraordinary Investigation Commission of Provisional Government)

The article discusses the phenomenon of one of the most sinister figures of the revolutionary era in Russia, a double agent and provocateur, "architect" terror – EF Azef. By using materials of the Extraordinary Commission of Inquiry of the Provisional Government, holds a historical and psychological analysis of personality and activity Yevno Azef.

The creation image of “Hero-Terrorist” in the trials of the socialist-revolutionaries in 1905

This article describes a creation the image of "the hero-terrorist" from the members of the Socialist Revolutionary party in litigation in 1905. The analysis of the influence of this image to the Russian culture. The author concludes that the historical doom of political terror and its groundlessness as a means of solving political problems.

The protection of A. N. Potresov and his adherents of their position con-cerning the First World War in August, 1917

The author of this article study a «two-uniform» position concerning the First World War of the one of leaders of Menshevism A. Potresov and his adherents which they had after February Revolution. This position combined a necessity of participation of the Russian Workers for the organization of national defense from the external enemy and a struggle for the conclusion of the just democratic peace. It has found the bright expression during the Unification Congress of Russian Social Democracy and the Kornilov’s action.

The Formation of the Soviet Festive Culture and Perculiarities of its Perception in the Public Mind in 1917 – 1920th.

Soviet power was actively developing the festive culture in the revolutionary period which was aimed at the formation in the social consciousness the power’s conception. But the festive representation was addressed to the proletariat owing to its external expression and form. The urban population of the capitals and other provincial cities, peasantry whose mentality didn’t correspond to the proletarian holidays stayed out of the festive culture. Their holiday’s perception was far from the desired result which the soviet power strived to achieve.

Historic-cultural training as a resource in no profile high school

The article deals with educational possibilities of historic-cultural training as a part of humanitarian aspect of no profile high education

Municipal Statute of 1870 and the municipal government of the German cities: the problem of borrowing elements of the electoral system

The article is devoted to one aspect of the preparation of the urban reform of Alexander II. The author studies the problem of borrowing elements of the municipal electoral system, which existed in the German cities in the middle of the XIX century. The most probable causes of this borrowing are investigated in this article.

Sunset Russian Empire or image power revolutionary era (on materials Extraordinary Commission of Inquiry provisional Government)

In this paper, using materials of the Extraordinary Commission of Inquiry Interim Government an attempt is made to analyze the professional and moral and psychological qualities of some key figures in the Tsarist regime, formed the characteristic features of the image power in recent years the reign of Nicholas II.

The beginning of the XXth century as the critical moment in the history of the Ural Cossacks: the positing of the problem

The article tells about the role of the Ural Cossacks before and during  the revolution of the 1917 and the civil war in Russia. The author points out the key issues, with may help to solve the problem of finding the reasons of the mutual hostility between the Ural Cossacks and the Soviet authority

The Russian parliament and the foreign policy of country after February revolution

After February revolution the foreign policy of the country became a subject of serious disagreements in the Russian society. Lack of the coordinated foreign policy priorities, the distinct purposes and tasks in the field of the international relations led to decrease in productivity of the Russian diplomacy, was a source of a political tension within the country.

Financial bodies on the eve of the siege of Leningrad (June 22 - September 8, 1941)

In the article on the basis of archival documents can be traced activities of financial bodies of Leningrad in the period from the beginning of the great Patriotic war to the siege of Leningrad.

The aborigine alteration in the Big World War: suits and deliberations in the historiography of problem

The article is devoted to the reflection in soviet and modern russian historiography of the aborigine alteration`s  problem  in the Big World War 1941-1945 years. It is showed the formiration of conception and her specifics on different historiography stages. Particularly attention is spared to advisement of discussions of the begining`s time of aborigine alteration during the War

Germans of the USSR on a special settling

The article examines such a phenomenon of the Soviet socialist reality as special settling (a special regime when people are not allowed to leave the place of their living). The author studies the life of the Soviet Germans who made up the majority of special settlers. Education, the structure of German special settling, legal aspects and everyday life, reasons and peculiarities of withdrawing this regime are considered