modernization

The Land Forces of Great Britain in the Middle of the 1930s: Problems of Modernization

Traditional views on the role of the army and difficult situation in the country in the 1920s and early 1930s largely contributed to stagnation of the British army. As a result, land forces did not meet the requirements of modern warfare. In response to changes in the European context, the Army General Staff developed a plan for “limited modernization,” but military issues remained in the shadow of Air Force and Navy.

Regional Refraction of Modern Approaches to the study of the History of Public Education in Russia

The article shows how the works of the historian L. M. Artamonova from Samara reveals the impact changes in the field of public education and culture of provincial Russia in the XVIII-XXth centuries on the example of educational institutions in the cities and villages at Central Volga. «The look from the province» allows to see in a new light results of educational reforms in respect of the all-Russian modernization. Teachers played an important role in formation of the local intellectuals, not only in education, but also in scientific studying of the native land.

Land use rationalization in estates of the Tambov gentry Davydovs at the end of the XVIII – the beginning of the XX century

The paper is devoted to the famous of the Tambov noble family of Davydovs. The author is studied actions for rationalization of land use in estates of gentry Davydovs at the end of the XVIII – the beginning of the XX century.

The Reforming of the fuel-and-energy complex as the key factor of the Chinese modernization in the second half of the 20th century

This paper explores the events of the PRC’s modernization of the 1970-80s, the driving force of which was the Chinese energy sector. For better understanding of the unfolding changes the research provides a comparative analysis of the Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping political systems with its key difference lying in the established process of governmental decentralization in the energy sector. The study focuses on the reform of the coal and oil industries. The conclusion summarizes the results of the reforms and states the energy sector’s issues which  China was about to face. 

Peculiarities of Organizing Agricultural Labor and Production in Saratov Region (1965–1975)

The process of organizing agricultural labor and production in Saratov region on the basis of technical modernization and training of industrial personnel is considered in the article. The analysis is based on regulatory documents, archives, statistics and periodicals. 

Social context of modernization processes in Saratov Volga in the late XIX – early XX centuries

The article discusses the social component of the modernization process in the Saratov Volga in the late XIX – early XX centuries within the bourgeois and socialist development model. The author analyzes the social structure of urban society, change of mentality and behavior of people, defines the "human side" of modernization

Nature management rationalization in Elatomsky estates of the Tambov gentry Davydovs at the end of the XIX – the beginning of the XX century

The paper is devoted to the famous of the Tambov noble family of Davydovs. The author is studied actions for rationalization of manufacture in Elatomsky estates of gentry Davydovs at the end of the XIX – the beginning of the XX century.