Regional History and Local Studies

The journals of the Primorsky and Amur communities of agriculture as a source on the history of the agrarian development of the Far Eastern region (early XX century)

The article deals with printed periodicals of large agricultural communities of the Amur region of the early XX century. It is shown to what extent the information published in them reflects the development of the agrarian sector of the region: government activities; development trends of the colonization land fund; the nature and methods of solving agricultural problems specific to the region. The conditions in which the Amur agricultural societies and the history of their printed periodicals operated are shown.

Изучение А. Н. Минхом истории заселения Саратовского Поволжья

The issue of the Saratov Volga region settlement by the peasantry was covered in the first works on local history. The beginning of its special study was associated with the need to clarify the reasons for the tense social situation that had developed in the region by the middle of the 19th century. A. N. Minh’s monograph was the first attempt at a purposeful search and consolidation of evidence on peasant colonization. It opens a series of papers devoted to this problem and published by members of the Saratov Scientific Archive Commission.

The main trends of socio-economic development of the newly formed uyezds in the Khoper River Region (Prikhoperye) in the late XVIII and the first third of the XIX centuries

The article examines the dynamics of the population and economic development of the region in the late XVIII and the first third of the XIX century. The author identifies the main trends that determined the direction of social and economic processes that took place during that period and determined the further development of the region.

Saratov governor Averky Fedorovich Boltin (1644–1646)

The article for the first time presents a detailed biography of the governor of Saratov, Averky Fedorovich Boltin. This serving man from Arzamas became the steward of Patriarch Filaret, and then a Moscow nobleman. After serving in Saratov, he was a voivode in Tomsk, defended Kiev from the traitor-hetman Ivan Vyhovsky, served in Old Bykhov.

The state of the source base of researches of the daily practices of the population of the Saratov region in the second half of the 1950s – mid 1980s

The article presents an analytical review of the types of sources identified by the author (written, oral, audiovisual) for studying the history of the daily life of the population of the Saratov region in the second half of the 1950s and mid-1980s.

Population of the Volga German Republic: Life and labour in June – September 1941 (for the 80th anniversary of the events)

The author of the article examines the changes that occurred in the life and work of the population of the Volga German Republic under the state of emergency caused by the outbreak of the war. The article examines the transformation of the state’s policy towards the Volga German: from emphasized loyalty to deaf hostility and their eviction from the region.

Confessional diversity of the Saratov Volga region of the 1930s

Based on the population census and archival materials, the article examines the confessional diversity of the Saratov Volga region in the late 1920s – early 1940s. Orthodoxy prevailed in this territory, however, a characteristic feature of regional life has always been polyconfessionalism, due to historical and geopolitical factors. In the article, the author characterizes the confessional space of the Saratov Volga region and gives a quantitative ratio of various confessions.

Socio-economic everyday life of individual farms in the Saratov Volga region in the first half of the 1930s

 The article examines the features of the life of individual peasants in the Saratov Volga region in the conditions of the dominance of collective farms. On the basis of archival documents, the direction and content of state policy in relation to individuals is revealed. Having survived the nightmare of the first years of collectivization, individual farmers began to gradually adapt to new conditions and show their resilience in an unfavorable environment. As a result, instead of joining the collective system, they discredited it by their example.

Industrial potential of the Lower Volga region on the eve of the first five-year plan

 The article examines the state of industry in the Lower Volga region in the late 1920s on the eve of the first five-year plan. The author studies the branch structure of the economy, the process of dividing industry by structure and forms of subordination. The extreme limitation of material financial resources has become one of the main reasons not only for the consolidation of territorial entities, but also for the allocation of priority areas for industrial development.

Book repertoire of printing houses of the Saratov province in 1918–1921

The processes of nationalization, concentration and centralization of printing production in the Saratov province, which took place against the background of the events of the civil war, led to a reduction in the number of printing establishments. In 1918–1921, the province changed the publishing paradigm, and a group of the most productive and technically equipped printing houses was formed under the auspices of the Saratov Council.