A ‘divided history’: the politics of memory on the territory of the former East Prussia in the light of current discussions
... affecting legislation, historiography, and political science. This article aims to present key approaches to studying the politics of memory and employ them to the analysis of the politics of memory on the territory of the former German province of East Prussia. The author shows different research perspectives on the key concepts of memory studies. Some researchers identify the notion of the ‘politics of memory’ with that of the ‘politics of history’, while others distinguish between them. The ...
. The Trotskyists in East Prussia: “history in shards”
... German Federal Archives (Berlin) and the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (Moscow), the article for the first time reconstructs the history of the United Left Opposition groups of the German Communist Party (Bolshevik-Leninists) in East Prussia in 1930-1933. The research highlights the figures of the Königsberg group, some of whom (e. g. Gustav Plep and Oskar Seipold) were active not only regionally, but also at the all-German level. The author describes the political activities of ...
“Royal game” on the “royal mountain”: сhess in Königsberg
The article explores the history of chess in Königsberg in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The author gives the data on competitions held in the capital of East Prussia, as well as biographical data on players and chess composers who lived there and visited Königsberg. The reconstruction of the history of the chess movement includes the localization of chess clubs in the city. The researcher states, that in ...
East Prussia Between the French ‘Hammer’ and the Russian ‘Anvil’: The Napoleonic Era
In this article, we consider the historical aspects of the 1807—1813 situation in East Prussia and describe current Russian and international historiography of the 1813—1814 Foreign Campaign of the Russian Army and of the Russian-Prussian alliance against Napoleonic France. We conclude that East Prussia played a central role in the political,...
The formation of the image of East Prussia by Soviet military propaganda and its use in the post-war period
On the basis of war-time sources, this article reconstructs the image of East Prussia created by Soviet propaganda and considers the context of its formation. The author demonstrates the use of this image over post-war decades. Propaganda discourse is interpreted as a practice of cultural assimilation of East Prussia.
On the establishment and early activity of the Soviet consulate in Königsberg (1923—1925)
This article analyses the reasons behind the restoration of diplomatic relations between Russia and Germany after World War I, as well as the fundamental differences in the performance of Russian imperial and Soviet consular missions in East Prussia. On the basis of the earlier unknown documents from the Central Russian archives and the Political archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, the author describes the establishment of the Soviet Consulate in Königsberg in 1923 and ...
Reflections on the history of the Kaliningrad region
... Kaliningradskoi oblasti [The Big Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Kaliningrad Region] / ed. by V. N. Maslov. Kaliningrad.
2. Gal'tsov, V. I., Yusupov, V. S., Kulakov, V. I. et al., 1996. Vostochnaya Prussiya. S drevneishikh vremen do kontsa vtoroi mirovoi voiny [East Prussia. From ancient times to the end of the Second World War]. Kaliningrad.
3. Kretinin, G. V., 2007. Istoriya Zapadnoi Rossii. Kaliningradskaya oblast': Uchebnometodicheskoe posobie dlya uchitelei obshcheobrazovatel'nykh shkol. 6—7 klassy [History ...
On the employment status of Andrei Bolotov in Königsberg
... originating from Bolotov’s memoirs, the Königsberg pages of which were written more than 30 years after the events described. Bolotov’s memoirs are compared with his correspondence of the time and the archival materials of the Russian administration of East Prussia during the Seven Years’ War. It is concluded that Bolotov’s status was ambivalent. Although serving as a translator at the governor’s office, he never had an official rank. The study makes it possible to clarify the role that Bolotov had ...
The urban development in East Prussia in the interwar period
This article considers the features of urban restoration in East Prussia after World War I. In a difficult economic situation, the system of restoration works was clearly structured. In the interbellum, the public development policy for the province was formulated in accordance with the contemporary urban development ...
Polish National Minority in East Prussia in Context of German-Polish Relations (1918-1939)
The influence of German-Polish relations on the status of the Polish national minority in East Prussia in 1918—1939 is considered in the article.
August 1914: the tragedy of the 72nd infantry division in East Prussia
... examines the course and outcome of the operations of the 1st Russian Army during the second stage of the East Prussian offensive in August 1914. The author used the example of an infantry division to analyse its combat operations in the battles in East Prussia and its disbandment following the operation. The failure of the Russian invasion to Germany at the beginning of the First World War led to the disbandment of two divisions that could not withstand the severity of the defeat. The injustice ...
Preaching activity of Ludwig Ernst Borowski, a Königsberg pastor, during the Napoleonic wars (1806—1816)
... idiosyncrasies of his literary style are emphasized. The main themes and subjects of pastor Borowski's sermons are vcarefully examined. The author emphasizes the significance of Borowski's personality for the intellectual and political life of Königsberg and East Prussia at the beginning of the 19th century.
1. Кретинин Г. В., Брюшинкин В. Н., Гальцов В. И. Очерки истории Восточной Пруссии. Калининград, 2002.
2. Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung ...
Military commandant's offices of the 3rd Belorussian front in East Prussia (October 1944 —May 1945)
... годы Великой Отечественной войны. 1941—1945. СПб., 2005. С. 290—313.
. Ф. УВК г. Калининграда. Оп. 954489. Д. 1.
front, grouping, instruction, commandant’s office, East Prussia, operation,
authorities, management, states, settlements.
Russian workers in Eastern Prussia in the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century
This article analyses the position of labour migrants from Russia in East Prussia in the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century. The author considers legal and economic assistance provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire to its citizens on the basis of recently discovered reports of Russian ...
The historical framework of the loss of pedigree livestock and sorted seeds in former East Prussia and the problem of its restoration in the Kaliningrad region
... Marktbetrachtung der Ostpreußischen Zeitung Königsberg Pr. Königsberg Pr. [ca. 1930].
31. Rostafiński J. Zagadnienie hodowli zwiezrąt domowych Prus Polskich i okręgu gdańskiego // Produkcja hodowlana ziem odzyskanych. Warszawa, 1949.
Sologubov A. M.
East Prussia, Poland, Kaliningrad Region, cattle breeding, plant science, artificial selection.
Seaside Resorts of East Prussia through Lenses of Photogra¬phers from End of 19th Century to Beginning of World War II
Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung. West Germany, 1985.
Königsberg lebt weiter. Zieven, 1954.
East Prussia, photography, seaside resorts, F. Krauskopf.
On the periodisation of the battle for East Prussia in 1944—1945
... боевых действий // Восточно-Прусская операция Красной Армии 1945 г. М., 1946.
history, Kaliningrad region, war, operation, phases of war, offensive, East Prussia, Pillau, spit, Frische Nehrung, strait
Historical and linguistic analysis of the Kaliningrad regional oronimics
The article distinguishes the specificity of the renaming of different land forms. The renaming was carried out after the former East Prussia had become part of the Soviet Union. The article has a special focus on describing minor errors, comparison of the original oronyms with the new ones, and eliciting the ways of coordination between them.
1. Петешова О. В. Способы ...
The renaming campaign in Warmia and Masuria after World War II
... renaming campaign are analysed. It is concluded that these processes were quite dissimilar in Poland and the USSR, which is explained by different historical pasts and different approaches to solving the problem of ‘appropriating’ the space of former East Prussia by the authorities and communities of the Masurian district of the Olsztyn voivodeship in Poland and the Kaliningrad region in the RSFSR.
1. Бродерзен П. «Позови меня тихо по имени…»: Кампания переименований ...
Military sovkhozes of the Red Army in former East Prussia in 1945—1946
... ЦК и Совета Министров РСФСР о неотложных мерах помощи Калининградской области и другим вопросам.
food, agriculture, military sovkhozes, population, former East Prussia
On the toponymic purism in North-East Prussia in the first half of the 20th century
... обращения: 16.07.2013).
6. Карты Пруссии после переименования 1938 года. URL: http://www.posselt-landkarten.de (дата обращения: 16.07.2013).
renaming, toponym, purism, Germanisation, East Prussia, National socialism.
Migrant as homo scientis: the epistemological aspect of reclamation of the Kaliningrad region
This article reconstructs the situation of total ignorance that the Soviet settlers faced when reclaiming the alien cultural space of former East Prussia. The author analyzes the settlers' cognitive activity of cultural assimilation of new territories, which became an everyday routine and vital necessity.
1. А ну-ка, подумай! // Калининградский комсомолец (далее ...
A Königsberg society of friends without Kant
... bringing together both nobility and aristocracy and ordinary curious citizens. The reasons behind this phenomenon were the geographical, geopolitical, and cultural and historical position of Königsberg — a large provincial trade and cultural centre of East Prussia. The focus of the article is the historical and documentary analysis of the group ‘portrait’ of the participants of Königsberg meetings described in the novel Lebensläufe nach aufsteigender Linie by Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel, who served ...
The condition of cultural heritage sites in the Kaliningrad region
This article analyses the condition of settlements, manors (Landschlösser), castles, churches of East Prussia on the territory of today’s Kaliningrad region. It is shown that almost all historical sites of this type are either ruined or close to this condition. The author stresses the need to take urgent measures to preserves such sites or organise ...
The Kaliningrad region as a site of memory for the Russians
... history. The diversity of memory sites in the region with different national and cultural characteristics requires a specific approach to ranking the identity emphasis.
Kretinin G. V.
culture, history, memory, identity, Kaliningrad region, East Prussia, monumental landscape, history of the region, social groups
Redeployment of the 3rd Belorussian front troops on the eve of the Samland Offensive of 1945
8. Строков А. А. Вооруженные силы и военное искусство в Первой мировой войне. М., 1974.
9. Федотов В. С. Полк продолжает бой. М., 1978.
East Prussia, military operations, annihilate enemy, mission, redeployment
Eduard Bschoff’s murals in Insterburg's Stadthalle (1936—1939)
... Insterburger Brief. 1988. № 11—12.
11. Torner H. Ein Hotel erlebt Weltgeschichte // Insterburger Brief. 1963. № 1—2.
12. Davidson M. G. Kunst in Deutschland 1933—1945. Malerei. Tübingen, 1991. Bd. 1.2—2.2.
Vlasov V. I
Eduard Bischoff, East Prussia, Insterburg, monumental painting, Chernyakhovsk.
Climate variability in the dynamics of seasonal development of plants in the South-East Baltic
... изменения климата через 120 лет». URL: www.springway2013.ru (дата обращения: 14.10.2014).
Barinova G., Kokhanovskaya M.
climate change, monitoring, plants indicating phonological events, Kaliningrad Region, East Prussia