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


Полтора века борьбы с памятником: судьба колонны Нельсона в Дублине (1809-1966)

Статья посвящена непростой судьбе памятника адмиралу Нельсону в Дублине. Возведенный по инициативе самих жителей города непосредственно после гибели прославленного героя в битве при Трафальгаре, за полтора столетия своего существования он превратился из символа единения в напоминание об английском колониальном прошлом, о котором свободная Ирландия предпочла бы забыть. Однако памятник – фактически двойник колонны на Трафальгарской площади в Лондоне – настолько стал неотъемлемой частью города, что избавиться от него оказалось не так просто.

Emigration of British minors to Canada: Reasons for resettlement from Great Britain

The article examines the circumstances of emigration of children from Great Britain in the XIX–ХХ centuries based on the material of the sources. It is proved that the resettlement was caused by the pauperization of the urban population in the conditions of industrialization. In Canada, minors could be adopted or work on farms, as servants, receiving maintenance and wages. The children had to go to school. It was a prerequisite.

Margaret Thatcher’s Speech at Bruges

The article describes the Address given by Margaret Thatcher (Bruges, 20 September 1988). Particular attention is paid to principles of Prime Minister’s strategy, which are pursuing the priority of national interests in the integration processes.

Feudalism and the «Highland Problem» in the Public Sphere of Great Britain (1715–1745)

The article analyses representations on the feudal base of political economy in the Highlands of Scotland in the public sphere of Great Britain between the Jacobite rebellions in 1715–1716 and 1745–1746 in the context of solution of the «Highland Problem» through the appeasement, modernization of the region and strengthening loyalty of the Highlanders to the Hannover dynasty and the government in London. 

Margaret Thatcher and John Major: The Struggle for Power

The article describes the policy of British Prime Minister from the Conservative Party Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Particular attention is paid to differences in strategy of Prime Ministers, and also to the intraparty and interparty relations.

Great Britain and the Maastricht Treaty on European Union (1992)

The article describes the ratification of Maastricht treaty on European Union by British parliament. Particular attention is paid to the role of Prime Minister John Major in the framing of a treaty and its acceptance in the context of escalated intraparty and interparty relations.

The Spanish mission of Samuel Hoare (1940–1944)

Based onthematerials ofthememoirs ofthe participants ofthe events andthe business correspondence ofthe embassy withthe British government, the activities of the British ambassador to Spain, Samuel Hoare, who held the post from 1940 to 1944, are considered. It is shown that the effectiveness of his actions grew not only in simultaneously with the success of the allies in the war, but also due to the strengthening of economic cooperation between the two countries.

Robert Southey – Protector of the Church of England

This article is devoted to the study of the position of the Church of England at the turn of the XVIII–XIX centuries, as well as the analysis of the discussions caused by the need for Catholic emancipation. A prominent thinker and publicist of that time, Robert Southey, took a prominent place in these discussions. Discussions about Catholic emancipation revealed problematic contradictions in the political, religious and cultural discourse of the Romantic era in England. 

The Iranian Factor of Anglo-Soviet Conciliation after Nazi Aggression against the Soviet Union (June – July, 1941)

The hypothesis is justified in the article thatidentity of positions on situation in Iran after Nazi aggression against USSR have predetermined rather rapid overcoming of mutual distrust between USSR and Great Britain and conclusion of an agreement on joint actions in the war against Germany.

The Iranian Plot. Re-reading I.M. Maisky heritage

In this article, I.M. Maisky’s involvement in the elaboration of a joint USSR and Great Britain position concerning Iran in the summer of 1941 is considered, based on his memoirs, diaries and correspondence.