IKBFU's Vestnik

The humanities and social science

Law

Evaluating evidence in the adversarial system

Abstract

This article considers the purpose of the trial — establishing the truth through considering and resolving a criminal case. The authors present different perspectives on the position of the court during the examination and analyse the process of presenting evidence that determine the content and function of the criminal case consideration and its resolution.

Download an article

Witnessing in criminal proceedings

Abstract

This article analyses witness participation in criminal proceedings. The author pays special attention to witness immunity and relevant forensic analysis. The significance of this institution is characterized from the perspective of the identity of a witness. The author stresses the importance of developing a unified approach to the procedural status of a witness. Forensic study of the identity of a witness is a key point point in the development of the institution of witnessing.

Download an article

Current economic issues

The impact of Russia’s counter-sanctions on Lithuania’s foreign economic activities

Abstract

This article explores Russian-Lithuanian trade relations under the EU sanctions against Russia and Russian counter-sanctions. The authors identify changes in the structure of foreign economic activities and examine the main trends, features and problems of trade. The authors analyse transformations in bilateral trade — the role of Russian in Lithuanian foreign trade and the volume of Russian-Lithuanian exports and imports of goods and services.

Download an article

Small and medium public-private enterprises in the Brest region of the Republic of Belarus: performance and characteristics

Abstract

This article analyses the performance of small and medium public-private enterprises in the Brest region of the Republic of Belarus in 2010—2014. The authors examine the legislative and normative framework for the development of national small and medium enterprises and addresses problems of their development in different regions of the country.

Download an article

Energy security in the scientific and institutional discourse in Russia and Poland: problems and solutions

Abstract

This article examines fundamental and applied approaches to energy security. The authors explore differences and similarities in the views of scientists and politicians on the issue and analyse energy security policies pursued in Poland and Russia (the Kaliningrad region). On this basis, the authors propose rational principles for solving the problem of energy security in the region.

Download an article

Economic education

The development of ICT competences in the bachelor of management studies

Abstract

This article explores the development of ICT competences in students studying management. The competences are formed on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach. The author proposes an algorithm for designing interdisciplinary courses for management studies. The author makes recommendations for selecting the disciplines related to marketing that can benefit from interdisciplinarity.

Download an article

Regional history

Agriculture produce procurement in the post-war years (based on the materials of the Kaliningrad rural district of the Kaliningrad region)

Abstract

This article analyses the policy of compulsory procurement of agricultural produce from farmers in the late 1940s — mid-1950s. Currently, the public procurement of the Stalin era is recognised as a forced seizure of grain and other products in rural areas. Based on the materials from the Kaliningrad rural district (the only one, whose procurement structure fund has been preserved by the State archive of the Kaliningrad region), the author traces the forced procurement policies and draws conclusions about the efficiency of collectors.

Download an article

The politics of memory in Klaipėda at the turn of 1940—1950s (based on the materials of the Sovetskaya Klaipeda newspaper)

Abstract

Based on the materials of the Sovetskaya Klaipeda newspaper, this article explores manifestations of the politics of memory pursued in Klaipėda and the whole West Lithuania region during the second half of the 1940s—the first half of the 1950s. The author identifies the main institutions 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.

Download an article

Letter to the editor

Reviews