Regional History and Local Studies

The history of the original Saratov in 1590–1604 years: the characteristics of sources and the chronology of events (before the Time of Troubles)

The article describes the the unknown pages of the history of Saratov during the first fifteen years since the founding of the city. The sources of the history of this period of Saratov are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the sources of wintering in Saratov Persian embassy of Perkula Bek. 

Public health service development in the USSR in the second half of the 1950s – the first half of the 1960s (based on the data of the Lower Volga region)

The paper is devoted to the analysis of special medical care becoming an indispensible part of daily life of the Lower Volga region during Khrushchev`s and Brezhnev’s Soviet reforms.

This article is based on the vast set of factual materials from the archives, published sources and periodical press.

The process of migration to the post depositional territories of the Crimea and Northern Caucasus in 1944-1953: the main trends and outcomes

The article is devoted to the analysis of the complex and contradictory process of the migration of the soviet people in 1944-1953 within the territory of the Crimea and the Northern Caucasus, where the crimean tatars, chechens, ingushs, karachais, balkars and other ethnic groups were deported from. Also, the process of the migrants’ return from the post depositional territories is studied. The author makes a conclusion about the radical change of national structure in the Crimea and Northern Caucasus after the war.

The personnel policy in the Lower Volga region during the early postwar period (1946–1950)

The article presents the analysis of changes in the personnel policy caused by the transition to peacetime that allowed the local party and Soviet organizations to get stronger with the input of experienced employees, to raise the management level, to secure conformity and accordance within the party and society.

Pristine Saratov (1590-1609): the historiography of the question

The article considers the unknown pages of the history of Saratov during the first twenty years after the foundation of the city, the characteristic of the "Saratov Annals", composed 120 years ago is given. The main studies concerning this period of Saratov’s history are discussed in detail and their shortcomings are indicated.

The heritage of Ukek – in the focus of attention of the Saratov tatar community

This article presents the scientific and organizational activity of the Regional Tatar National and Cultural Autonomy of the Saratov Region in saving the rich historical and cultural heritage of one of the most important cities of the Golden Horde, and in the involvement of this heritage in the humanitarian resource of the future of Saratov and the region

The Housing policy of the Soviet state in 1953–1985 (based on the data of the Lower Volga region)

In this article, the main directions of the housing policy in the Lower Volga region in 1953-1985, in the period of Khurshchev’s and Brezhnev’s reforms, are analyzed. The article is based on the data from the archives and periodical press.

Religious life in the Saratov Volga region in the 1930s.

The paper investigates the multi-faith religious life of the population of the Saratov region in the 1930s. Anti-church policy of the state has carried out since 1917, but in the early 1930s. sharply intensified, accompanied by mass lawlessness and repression. Defeating the church to the middle of the 1930s., The Bolshevik government was not able to destroy the religious life, which lasted semi-legally and illegally, in spite of persecution and repression.

The Famine and the Mennonite village of the Volga region in the 1920s

The article deals with the history of the Mennonite village life in the Volga Region at the beginning of the XX century, as seen through the prism of the first years of the Soviet power and the Volga region famine of 1921. This article is based on archival documents and historical sources of personal origin – diaries, letters, memoirs, etc.

The peasantry of Central Russia during the First World War (1914 – the February of 1917)

The article is devoted to the interaction of the peasantry of Central Russia and the government during the First World War (1914–1918). The military period was favorable for the Russian village in its struggle for the country’s land fund. The war, bringing forth inevitable hardships and difficulties, did not, however, damage the Russian agriculture severely. Using different ways of putting pressure on the government, by the February of 1917 the peasantry was ready for the implementation of their hopes, especially in the form of the «Black Partition ».