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

Великая Отечественная война

Organization of propaganda, cultural and educational work among Soviet repatriates (1944–1946)

In the Russian historical science there are almost no studies devoted to propaganda, mass cultural and educational activities of the Department of Plenipotentiary of Soviet Union on repatriation of Soviet citizens amongthe Soviet displaced persons duringthe Great Patriotic War and after it. The article analyzes the propaganda, mass cultural and educational work of the Administration of the Plenipotentiary of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars, political organs, the administration of collecting-transfer points and collection camps in 1944–1946.

Military aid of the Soviet Union to the National Liberation Movement of Yugoslavia during the World War II

During World War II, the Soviet Union provided large-scale and multifaceted military assistance to the national liberation movement of Yugoslavia. This activity had several main directions, including training of Yugoslav military personnel in the USSR. The second direction was the training of Yugoslav military personnel in the USSR with the simultaneous creation of military formations. Thirdly, the formation of military units and the training of their personnel took place on the territory of Yugoslavia.

Construction of defensive fortifications on the territory of the Saratov region during the Great Patriotic War

In the article the author addresses one of the little-studied issues of the history of the Great Patriotic War in regional historiography. The construction of defensive lines on the territory of the Saratov region, which was located for a long time in the near rear of the Soviet-German front, was carried out for a year and a half, took on a large spatial scale and required large-scale expenditures of human and material resources. From the autumn of 1941 until March 1943, six field-type defense lines with a total length of over 600 kilometers were built in the region.

Особенности организации социального обеспечения детей-сирот и детей, оставшихся без попечения родителей, в Сталинградской области в послевоенный период (1945-1953 гг.)

Авторами рукописи на основе анализа научной литературы и архивных источников дается оценка основным направлениям организации социальной обеспечения детей-сирот, реализуемых специализированными учреждениями Сталинградской области после окончания Великой Отечественной войны. В процессе проведенного исследования установлено, что эффективной формой организации их социального обеспечения являлась шефская помощь.

«Начальный период Великой Отечественной войны и депортация российских немцев: взгляды и оценки через 70 лет»

25–29 августа 2011 г. в национальном исследовательском Саратовском государственном университете им. Н. Г. Чернышевского состоялась Третья международная научная конференция «Начальный период Великой Отечественной войны и депортация российских немцев: взгляды и оценки через 70 лет», ставшая новым серьёзным шагом на пути исследования истории российских немцев в ХХ веке.

River crossings in the USSR transportation system in war time (the case of the Lower Volga during the Great Patriotic War)

The paper deals with Volga river crossings as a vital means of transportation during the Great Patriotic War. The information on river crossings work before and duringthe Battle of Stalingrad are summarized, systematized and supplemented. The changes intheir number, location and work in fighting are traced. The results of Volga crossings work are established. The conclusion on Volga crossings vital importance for evacuation as well is made.

Saratov village during the Great Patriotic War: The mobilization policy of the state and the practice of survival

The article examines the state of agriculture and the financial situation of rural residents of the Saratov region during the Great Patriotic War from the point of view of the mobilization model of the Soviet economy. The specific indicators and ways of implementing the state policy in the region to maximize the mobilization of human, logistical, food and financial resources of the village in the interests of the army, the impact of this factor on the livelihoods of the population are analyzed.

Key aspects of military everyday life of tank soldiers during the Great PatrioticWar (On the example of the 50th and 51st tank brigades)

The article deals with such aspects ofmilitary everyday life ofthe 50th and 51sttank brigades duringthe Great Patriotic War as problems of nutrition, clothing allowance, sanitary and hygienic conditions and housing. The source base of the study was the documents of the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, methodological manuals, as well as memories of veterans. The conclusion about the importance of solving these issues in a comfortable, as far as possible, arrangement of life for tank soldiers is formulated.


In the article is considered the development of the military production and others branchs of the Saratov`s industry at the years of the Great Patriotic War, that were presented the interrelated defence-industry complex. It is described the process of his establishment, compo- nents, the type of the problems, being solved and totals of the activity.

The aborigine alteration in the Big World War: suits and deliberations in the historiography of problem

The article is devoted to the reflection in soviet and modern russian historiography of the aborigine alteration`s  problem  in the Big World War 1941-1945 years. It is showed the formiration of conception and her specifics on different historiography stages. Particularly attention is spared to advisement of discussions of the begining`s time of aborigine alteration during the War