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The humanities and social science

Archaeology

On the Western border of the Zedmar culture

Abstract

This article presents the Neolithic materials from the settlements on the northeastern coast of the Vistula Lagoon. The settlements were populated by tribes of the Primorskaya Corded Ware Culture. It does not exclude that their predecessors could have lived on the territory in the early and middle Neolithic. Although the antiquities described below are not numerous, they represent a rare case of a coastal zone populated by groups, which have been traditionally associated with the inland territories of the Baltic.

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Regional history

Redeployment of the 3rd Belorussian front troops on the eve of the Samland Offensive of 1945

Abstract

This article describes the final stage of the East-Prussian Offensive of 1945. Particular attention is paid to the problem of redeployment of the 3rd Belorussian Front forces to create the necessary conditions for defeating the enemy during the Battle of Königsberg and the follow-on front mission on the Samland peninsula.

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On demographic development trends in the Kaliningrad region during Perestroika

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This article focuses on the characteristics of demographic development of the Kaliningrad region during the reform, crisis, and collapse of the Soviet administrative and political system. Priority attention is given to changes in the population reproduction model. It is concluded that the main trends in the regional population development were similar to the national ones, at the same time retaining the regional age.

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History of ideas

Origins of François Guizot’s philosophy

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This article focuses on the early biography and first intellectual experiments of François Guizot (1787—1874). The analysis reveals the circumstances and events that contributed to the formation of political and philosophical ideas of the French thinker. The article reconstructs the inter-textual connections of Guizot’s biography and political theory.

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Law

Development of the Soviet public administration system on the territory of the Kaliningrad region (April — June 1945)

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This article analyses the formation of the Soviet public administration system in the Kaliningrad region in the first months after the Battle of Konigsberg. The author focuses on the functioning of military commandant’s offices and the temporary civil administration.

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Legal framework for national security as a basis for preventing and combating criminal threats

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This article explores current legal problems of national security in view of the need to improve the system of prevention of, and counteraction to, criminal threats. The author provides relevant statistics on crimes committed in Russia, analyses cause-effect relations behind the deterioration of national crime situation, and suggests integrated solutions to the most complex problems in the field.

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Current economic problems

Developing and testing a balanced scorecard for a trading company

Abstract

This article presents a case of developing a balanced performance scorecard for a Kaliningrad trading company. A general solution includes five stages: analysing economic performance, studying dependencies between performance indicators, building strategic map charts, identifying goals and planning relevant measures, and assessing the efficiency of such measures.

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Changes in prices for basic consumer basket goods: The case of the Kaliningrad region

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This article presents the results of a study into changes in prices for goods constituting the minimum consumer basket. The analysis uses the indicative method based on studying variations in the chain growth rate of prices, trends method, and time series variation. The calculations made it possible to describe changes in prices for staple food in the Kaliningrad region over the past ten years.

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Trends in cross-border cooperation between Russian and Belarusian regions

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This article deals with the possible areas of cross-border cooperation between Russian and Belarussian regions. The author identifies the main results of cooperation between the countries in trade, transport, science, and social relations. The article proposes four possible scenarios of cooperation, which can ensure a rational use of the regions’ potentials.

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