Participation of Saratov Students in the Village Patronage during the 1920s

The article is devoted to the problem of taking village under students’ patronage. The guidelines of this work are considered. The author supposes that the main purpose of the village patronage in the 1920s was gathering information for the government.

Charitable activities of the Empress Maria Fedorovna: letters and memories

The article is based on the research which was carried out to study charity and patronage activity of Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Her active participation caused the appearance of far-reaching system of educational and social institutions. The analysis of the Empress correspondence and contemporaries’ evaluations are the foundation of the article.