Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

historical sources

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 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.