History of Russia
The Emergence in the First Quarter of the XIX-th Century of the Russian Conservative NationalismAbstract
The article presents the main factors of the emergence of Russian conservative nationalism in the first quarter of the XIX century and the role of socalled «Russian Party» (N. Karamzin, A. Shishkov, F. Rostoptschin, S. Glinka) in this process. The author defines the basic elements of conservative nationalist ideology: interpretation of the people as a «body politic», antiwesternism, antiliberalism, cult of autocracy, selective glorification of Russia’s historical past.
Organisation and Activity of Police in border areas of North-Western Russia under Reconstruction of Soviet SocietyAbstract
The article casts light on the system of intelligence officer training. The deep changes in the political and socioeconomic life of the USSR resulted in the growth of opposition attitudes. It necessitated higher efficiency of the officers of the National Commissariat of Home Affairs. The author considers the main forms and methods of the interaction between the law enforcement institutions
and local population.
Post-war Repatriation of the Japanese from Southern SakhalinAbstract
The article considers the resettlement of the Japanese from the Sakhalin Region in 1946—1949.
Harry S. Truman and Racial Segregation Problem in USA in Second Half of the 1940sAbstract
The article is dedicated to the problem of racial segregation in the USA. Harry S. Truman was the first American president to raise the question of the necessity to eliminate this shameful tradition.
Formation of American Foreign Policy towards Poland before and in First Years of Cold WarAbstract
The article analyses the mechanisms of the development of American foreign policy towards Central and Eastern Europe on the example of Poland.The author considers a number of factors that influenced the process of the foreign policy development.
German-German Relations and Credit Policy of Federal Republic of Germany in 1982-1985Abstract
This article investigates the credit policy of the Federal Republic of Germany towards the German Democratic Republic from 1982 to 1985. The author attempts to analyze the role of these credits in the development of German-German relations.
Lithuania in Context of Eurointegration Processes: from Luxembourg to HelsinkiAbstract
The peculiarities of the EU enlargement policy are investigated in this article. The author attempts to analyze the reasons for the division of the Baltic States into two negotiation groups as well as the developed mechanism of the acceleration of the preparation for the EU accession.
Chronology Problem of Corded Ware Culture Artefacts in South-Eastern Baltic RegionAbstract
The article presents new series of radiocarbon dates in the context of the South-Eastern Baltic maritime culture chronology. The author emphasises the antiquity of the radiocarbon dates in comparison to the maritime culture period.
Teutonic Order in French HistoriographyAbstract
The article examines the evolution of French historiography of the Teutonic Order. The author reviews key works of contemporary
French historians of the Order.
Seaside Resorts of East Prussia through Lenses of Photogra¬phers from End of 19th Century to Beginning of World War IIAbstract
The article analyses the development of photography in the 19—20th centuries, the themes of East Prussian resort photos, as well as the professional activity and biographical facts about German photographers.
Polish National Minority in East Prussia in Context of German-Polish Relations (1918-1939)Abstract
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.
Structure of Production and Management of Agricul¬tural and Industrial Sector of Kaliningrad Region in Historical Evolution (1945-1993)Abstract
The article is dedicated to the structural change in the management of the agricultural and industrial sector in the Kaliningrad region that took place in the Soviet times under the influence of both technical innovations and the change in the policy line.
Methodological Problems of Humanities Research
Methodological Potential of the Concept «Military Culture of Society» in Historical and Political StudiesAbstract
The author considers the scope of the «military culture of society» concept and analyses the possibilities of its application in humanities in order to extend our knowledge of the past and the present.
Do Historians Need Categories of State Cordiality and Incurable Wounds?Abstract
Historical examples reveal the peculiarities of bilateral intergovernmental relations. There are two non-convertible variants, based on the positive contribution of the actual international agent into the formation of a new state — the prospective added value variant — or aimed at deliberated suspension/breach of relations — the prospective tension variant. This suspension of sovereignty leaves a permanent scar in the national memory and leads to continuous alienation of the states.
The article recounts the biography and professional activity of the professor of the Department of History of Kaliningrad University, former rector of Kaliningrad Pedagogical Institute, Yakov Pichkurenko (1904—1993)