The Works of Modern Russian Historians and the Historiography of Medieval Lithuania before and after the Red October
This article examines the views of modern Russian scholars A. Dvornichenko, M. Krom, A. Filyushkin, and S. Mikhalchenko on the pre-revolutionary and Soviet historiography of medieval Lithuania. Chronological problem analysis constitutes the methodological framework of the study. Special attention is paid to the priorities of the Russian scholars in the analysis of the pre-revolutionary and Soviet ...
The later works of Boris Porshnev in foreign historiography
The author analyses the reception of works and academic ideas of a renowned Soviet historian Boris Porshnev (1905—1972) in foreign historiography. The research shows that the historian failed to repeat the success of his monograph (1948) on popular uprisings in France before the Fronde, which was well received abroad and ...
The Vilnius issue in international relations: the historiography of the problem
... of the Conference of Ambassadors on March 15, 1923, and the mediation of the League of Nations in the territorial dispute between Lithuania and Poland. The article considers the existing historiographical concepts and evaluations of the role of the Soviet diplomacy in the Vilnius issue. The author identifies new trends in the contemporary historiography of the Vilnius problem.
1. Senn, A. E. 1966, The Great Powers, Lithuania and the Vilna Question 1920—1928, Leiden.
2. Žalys, V. 2007, Lietuvos ...
Finland’s policy towards the USSR in the 1980s—at the beginning of the 1990s in the Finnish historiography
... published in Finland during the 1990s — 2010s, describing the evolution of Finland's foreign policy towards the USSR in the last decade of the Cold War. The author identifies chronological stages of the study of Finland’s policy towards the Soviet Union and analyses the most relevant themes, which were the subject of attention of Finnish historians and historiographers. The author characterizes each historiographic period, its main topics and key research works. The author concludes ...
A ‘divided history’: the politics of memory on the territory of the former East Prussia in the light of current discussions
... and its symptoms today, Göttingen.
21. Hösler, J. A. 2009, Der “Grosse Vaterländische Krieg” in der postsowjetischen Historiographie. In: Karl, L., Polianski, J. (eds.), Geschichtspolitik und Erinnerungskultur im neuen Russland, Göttingen, p.... ... Chancen, Grenzen und Perspektiven eines Erfolgskonzeptes in den Kulturwissenschaften, p. 117—130.
30. McIvor, M. C. 2012, Soviet policy towards the new territories of the RSFSR, circa 1939 to 1953, Ph. D thesis.
31. Pomian, K. 2011, “Geteiltes ...
Human Resources of Post-war Lithuania and Their Role in the Rebuilding of Klaipeda
This article focuses on the issues of post-WWII economic restoration effort in the Soviet Lithuania. German occupation of the republic caused significant damage to its industry and agriculture. Pre-war Lithuania was an agrarian state aspiring to embark on an industrial-agrarian path of development. After the war, this aspiration did ...
After «the collapse of the empire»: British-American his-toriography of the first half of the 1990s on the parallels in the history of formation of the 20th century Lithuanian statehood
... as analyzed in the Anglo-American historiography of the first half of the 1990s. Such scholars as A. Lieven and other authors characterize some main similarities and differences between those movements. These scholars emphasize the ambiguity of the Soviet experience, as well as the internal conflicts within the Lithuanian political elite and demonstrate the productivity of the comparative approach.
1. Ashbourne A. Lithuania: the rebirth of a nation, 1991—1994. Lanham, 1999.
2. Espiritu A. A....
Reflections on the history of the Kaliningrad region
... single definition since it is a matter of politics rather than historiography. The inability to produce such a definition stems from the uniqueness of the region’s geographical position and history. The region’s history was used extensively in the Soviet time for political and ideological purposes. The current confrontation between Russia and the West lends new urgency to the problem of teaching local history, ninety percent of which is the history of a territory that once belonged to Germany — ...
From the History of the Kokand branch of the Volga-Kama Commercial Bank
In this article, I address the functions and the framework for the operations of the Kokand branch of the Volga-Kama Commercial Bank. Soviet historiography considered banks as a tool of ‘colonialism’ – both Western and Russian. Using archival data, I prove that the financial institutions of the Russian Empire took into account local circumstances and encouraged exportoriented ...
The Role of Political Elites in the Development of Politics of Memory in the Baltic States
... development of politics of memory in the Baltic States are identified. Problems of political exploitation of the past are scrutinized in the context of political life and international relations. It is concluded that the narratives of the past where nazi and Soviet legacies are equated are actively promoted on the pan-European level. Elites of the Baltic States play a salient role in this process and enhance ties with the elites of the Eastern Europe, expert and political communities of the Western Europe ...
The European idea in Central Europe and Scandinavia as a part of the security and peaceful co-existence policy in the framework of the postwar planning
... the framework of historiography. It is the major contribution of the article to the research on history of ideas and European diplomacy. Moreover, the subject of research is immediately connected to the problem of security in the Baltic region and the Soviet factor, as well as political stereotypes produced in this field. The author employed historical comparative and inductive types of the historical typological method.
1. Sovetskij Sojuz na mezhdunarodnyh konferencijah perioda Velikoj Otechestvennoj ...
Parish schools in the system of public primary education
This article analyses the activity of parish schools in Russia in the second half of the 19th-the beginning of the 20th centuries as mass public primary schools. The author emphasises the biased attitude to parish schools in Soviet and contemporary Russian historiography as to a conservative and reactionary structure. The article considers the interaction and competition between parish and zemstvo schools in the organisation of public primary education and focuses on the ...
The politics of memory in Klaipėda at the turn of 1940—1950s (based on the materials of the Sovetskaya Klaipeda newspaper)
... responsible for creating a specific image of the past in Lithuanian society during late Stalinism. Based on newspaper articles, the author demonstrates the coexistence of various figures of memory, which were earlier described in historiography: from the Soviet (Socialist) to Russian and Lithuanian national as well as local ones.
1. Зубкова Е. Ю. Прибалтика и Кремль. 1940—1953. М., 2008.
2. Лаукайтите Р. Советские и национальные ценности ...
Crimea in the legacy of B. D. Grekov, fellow of the Academy of Sciences
Crimea holds a very special place in the biography of B. D. Grekov (1882—1953), an outstanding Russian historian and a fellow of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Crimea was his long-standing research interest and a place of work and leisure. Some of his years spent in Crimea were very productive, and others were hard and lean. This article presents archive materials and other publications ...
Changes in the cultural landscape of the Kaliningrad region’s periphery in the 19th/20th centuries
... management, amelioration, natural landscape preservation, industrial development, and the development of transport infrastructure.
1. Baranskii, N. N. 1980, Izbrannye trudy. Stanovlenie sovetskoj jekonomicheskoj geografii [Selected works. Formation of Soviet economic geography], Moscow.
2. Volynskaya, G. Ya., Fedorov, G. М. 1977, Sistema rasselenija v pol'dernyh rajonah Kaliningradskoj oblasti [Settlement system in the polder areas of the Kaliningrad region]. In: Narodnoe hozjajstvo Kaliningradskoj ...