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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 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 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.

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 Capias Warrant of 1596 from the Archive of the Theotokos Convent in Suzdal

This paper acquaints the historians with a newly found primary source, which refers to an extremely rare (for the XVI century Russia) kind of legal record — a capias warrant; in this case the one that describes course of inquest on Ivan Oboiutin's gang. The publication is preceded by an analysis of the document’s content. 

Court music in the middle and the second half of the XVII century as the reflection of the trends of a transitional period in Russian history

This article is focused on the cultural and historical processes in the XVIIth-century Russia, with musical culture revealing some post-Medieval and baroque stylistic features. The paper analyzes the forms of court music, characterizes singers’ corporations and diversity of genres, points out new singing styles and brings forward the idea of gradual appearance of secular music performing, theatre and military music.

Countess A. D. Bludova and her Memoirs

The article is devoted to the study of the biography and the political outlook of Countess A. D. Bludova, who took an active part in public life of Russia in the XIX century. The basis of the article is the analysis of A. D. Bludova' s notes and memoirs. The author formulates a conclusion concerning the place of the political events of European history at the turn of the 1820–1830s in the folding and evolution of features of A. D. Bludova’s political outlook.

N. A. Milyutin in memoirs and epistolary heritage of his wife M. A. Milyutina

The article analyses "The Notes" by M. A. Milyutina and her correspondence with I. S. Turgenev, published in "Russkaya Starina", and also archive documents from Milyutin's Fund (RGIA, F. 869. Op. 1. D. 1149). The studied materials provided new features to N. A. Milyutin's biography, showed the backstage struggle in the most complicated period of the reformer's activity (mid-1850s to early 1860s) and revealed the peculiarities of his character in his relations with his wife, the like-minded people and the conservative opposition. 

Eugene Tour – a memoirist of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878

The article deals with the memorial heritage of the Russian writer and journalist E. V. Salias de Tournemire. Her memories are devoted to a significant event of the XIX century. - Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. The author analyzes the views of the memoirist concerning the causes and course of hostilities with the Ottoman Empire, shows the impact of public forces in the country's foreign policy.

The Pamir campaigns (1891–1894) in the memoires of their participants

Based on the works of Russian military travelers and explorers B. L. Grombchevski and B. L. (Rustam-Bek) Tageev, the one of the episodes of the Great Game between Russia and the British Empire for supremacy in Central Asia is considered. The report focuses special attention on the situation in this region, the reasons for the campaigns, the local geography of Pamir, the relations between the locals and the Russian army.

«The Аthlete of the revolution»: strokes to the historical & psychological portrait of B. V. Savinkov

In this paper, using anthropological, historical and psychological techniques, the identity of one of the most controversial and prominent figures of revolutionary terrorism – Boris Viktorovich Savinkov - is investigated. Analyzing the texts of V. Ropshin’s fiction works, memoires and official documents, the author attempts to describe the inner world and the moral and ethical attitudes of Savinkov, and thus add some specific features of the historical portrait of the one of the key figures of the Russian revolutionary era at the beginning of the XX century.

A Peasant family in the North in the XVI–XVII centuries: generalization and interpretation of the Soviet period studies

This article compiles historical and demographic research on the structure of a peasant family in the North in the XVI - XVII centuries. Conclusions of the authors of the Soviet period are reviewed in accordance with the currently accepted classification of the families of Peter Lasletta. Special attention is paid to the peculiarities of methods of determining the family structure in the XVI century.

The Istoben Trinity Monastery in the XVII - early XVIII centuries: sociocultural and economic aspects

The purpose of the article is to consider the conditions and factors of the creation and development of small monasteries in the Vyatka and Velikopermskaya Diocese in the XVII – the first quarter of the XVIII centuries illustrated by the Istoben Trinity Monastery. Special attention is focused on the study of the economic, social and spiritual aspects of life in the monastery. The article shows how the local features of the monasticism developed with the all-Russian processes in the background. 

The furniture decoration of the Winter Palace’s Yellow Drawing Room. A. de Montferrand, 1827–28

In the furniture collection of the State Hermitage there is a suite of furniture designed by Auguste de Montferrand in 1827-1828. As the famous architect’s contribution to decorative arts has not been studied thoroughly yet, the attribution of the furniture created for the one of the Winter Palace ceremonial apartments, the Yellow Drawing Room of Empress Maria Fiodorovna, is a subject  of a particular interest.

The timeline of Sultan Khan-Girey, the Adyghe enlightener and public figure

Historical and biographic studies are gaining relevance in national historiography. In this article, the timeline of the Adyghe enlightener and public figure Sultan Khan-Girey is traced, and also his public and publicistic activity is revealed. The progressive views of the enlightener are asserted on the basis of the carried-out analysis.

The history of the Development of Zemsky Reform Concept: “Observations on Zemsky Establishing Project” by N. A. Milyutin

The paper focuses on one of the important aspects of zemsky reform preparation - N. A. Milyutin's observations on Valuev's preliminary draft of zemstvo establishment (Preliminary Essay). The polemic sharpness of Milyutin's “observations” that occured due to promoting his own self-governance model has been traced.

Dmitrii A. Miliutin on foreign theory of military geography

The paper is devoted to the comparative analysis of foreign military theoreticians’ works by the Russian military historian, statistician, one of the founders of “The Russian school” of military statistics and future Minister for War and reformer Dmitrii A. Milutin in his fundamental two-volume work “First Experiments in Military Statistics”. The works which dealt with descriptions of state armed forces in the 18th – the first half of the 19th centuries lacked a complex approach in the study of the state military potential.

The attitude of political parties to the Russian cooperative movement at the beginning of the XX century

In the article, the attitude of political parties of Russia to the cooperative movement at a stage of its mass development at the beginning of the XX century is analyzed. In the center of the author’s attention is the party of revolutionary socialists and cooperative reformists who were mostly interested in the cooperation and, to a lesser extent, social democrats, cadets and other parties.

The 500-year anniversary of Jan Hus’ tragic death and the Russian society during the First World War

The author of the article considers the peculiarities of the Russian society’s perception of the great Czech philosopher Jan Hus’ heritage during the First World War and identifies the causes of the sudden surge of interest towards this personality and doctrine in Russia in 1914–1918.

Russian periodicals on the humanitarian crisis in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War

The article, based on Russian periodic press, deals with the tragic fate of the Armenian people who were subjected to deportation and genocide during the First World War, The author analyzes the causes and stages of the genocide, reveals the mechanism of the Armenian population’s destruction.