CONTENTS, AUTHORS, ABSTRACTS
V. DurnovtsevTime, Space and Events in the Life and Work of a Historian:
Reminiscences about V.A. Muravyev
Valery I. Durnovtsev – Doctor of History, Professor, Department of Source Studies, Institute for History and Archives of RSUH
The aricle covers the life and professional activities of professor Victor Alexandrovich Muravyev (1941 – 2009), a graduate of Moscow State Institute for History and Archives (MSIHA) in connection with the Russian historiography of the XX – early XXI centuries. It highlights the creative atmosphere of scholarly research at Moscow State Institute for History and Archives, different stages of V.A.Muravyev’s research and academic career, the analysis of his historiographic heritage and the assessment of his contribution to the development of Russian historical science.
V.A. Muravyev, Moscow State Institute for History and Archives (MSIHA), Source studies circle, S.O. Shmidt, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), historical science, historiography, instruction in history
A. Bezborodov From the Past and Present of Moscow State Institute for History
and Archives: Archivists and Their Textbooks
Alexander B. Bezborodov – Doctor of History, Professor, Director of Institute for History and Archives of RSUH
Following the history of the Moscow State Institute for History and Archives from the 1930s to the present day the article sums up the practice of writing textbooks in the theory and methodology of archival studies by the institute’s academics. The main attention is paid to the research groups of archivists of different generations, their contribution to the development of Russian archives studies and instruction in archival science. The contents of the textbooks and manuals are analyzed in connection with main lines of activity of archival institutions at different stages of the development of the USSR and contemporary Russia.
Moscow State Institute for History and Archives (MSIHA), Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), archival science, archival education, Department of archival studies, a textbook in archivistics
E. Pivovar, A. Gushchin, A. Levchenkov Integration in Post-Soviet Space:
New Age – New Horizons for Research
Efim I. Pivovar – Doctor of History, Professor, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Rector of RSUH
Alexander V. Gushchin – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Department of Post-Soviet States, RSUH
Alexander S. Levchenkov – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Department of Post-Soviet States, RSUH
The article analyses the main approaches in the study of integration and regionalization processes in the post-Soviet space in the beginning of the XXI century in contemporary Russian historiography. The focus is on researches that define the general direction of post-Soviet integration and give a comprehensive analysis of the integration organizations and various factors that influence the nature and efficiency of the activities of these associations. It is concluded that the phenomenon of post-Soviet integration has not been studied comprehensively and thoroughly enough. This subject is a field for further research and discussion to create common criteria and terminology.
Historiography, Post-Soviet space, integration, regionalization, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Union State of Russia and Belarus, Eurasian Economic Union, Customs Union
I. Revin Peasant Russia and the Second Russian Smuta: Research Project
“People and Power” in the National Historiography of Revolutionary Crises
Ivan A. Revin – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department of Pedagogy and Educational Technologies, South-Russian State Technical University (Novocherkassk)
The article examines the main trends in the study of peasant revolutionary movement in Russia on the basis of the research project “People and Power: The History of Russia and Its Falsification”. It focuses on the analysis of historians’ views on the causes of global malfunction of the government during periods of unrest and revolutions, especially during the Second Russian Smuta of 1917 – 1921. The author considers some theoretical problems in the study of social crises and peasant rebellion in Russia. It is concluded that the main challenges in applying an interdisciplinary approach to the study of these problems are caused by methodological problems.
Historiography, research project “People and Power”, revolution, smuta (unrest), peasantry, state power, agrarian question, peasant rebellion, Russian Civil War
S. Karpenko The White Movement Statehood: From the History of Research
Sergey V. Karpenko – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Department of Contemporary History of Russia, Institute for History and Archives of RSUH
The article analyzes the books by modern historian V.Zh. Tsvetkov in the context of the Russian historiography of the White movement statehood. It is noted that the books are based on a large array of published and archival sources. It is shown that their content is a logical and detailed analysis of the creation and evolution of the White military dictatorships’ administrative apparatus during the Russian Civil war. The author makes a conclusion about a high scientific level of the books by V.Zh. Tsvetkov and his substantial contribution to the study of the history of Russian statehood.
V.Zh. Tsvetkov, historiography, Russian statehood, Russian Civil War, White Movement, military dictatorship, administrative apparatus
G. Lanskoy “Studies of Institute for History and Archives” as a
Grigory N. Lanskoy – Doctor of History, Professor, Department of Contemporary History of Russia, Institute for History and Archives of RSUH
The article analyses the content of 39-th volume of “Studies of Institute for History and Archives” (Moscow, 2012) in a bid to specify the identity and original character of this historiographical source. The author examines the main thematic areas of its volumes, shows the contribution made by their editors, particularly by professor T.I. Khorkhordina, to raise their scientific value at the contemporary stage. Special attention is paid to the analysis of articles devoted to the most important spheres of knowledge for the Institute for History and Archives, i.e. history and archival science.
Moscow State Institute for History and Archives (MSIHA), Institute for History and Archives of Russian State University for the Humanities (IHA RSUH), “Studies of the Institute for History and Archives”, T.I. Khorkhordina, historical science, archival science, historiography, historiographical source
Historical Science in the e-Dimension
V. Tikhonov Russian Historical Science and Science Citation Indexes
Vitaly V. Tikhonov – Candidate of History; Senior Researcher, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Senior Lecturer, Department of Source Studies, Institute for History and Archives of RSUH
The article examines the state of Russian historical science in terms of science citation indexes. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the operation of Russian science citation index (RSCI). The author reveals some peculiarities about the reflection of the achievements of professional historians in Russian scientific citation index and shows the reasons why professionals in different historical fields have different rankings. It concludes that, despite a number of shortcomings and specificities of the Humanities, science citation index is an important tool in the evaluation of scientific work.
Bibliographic database, citation index, Russian science citation index (RSCI), scientometrics, historical science, publication activity
M. Kail Sanctity in Orthodoxy of the XX Century: Personification and
Canonization Practice of the Russian Orthodox Churches
Maxim V. Kail – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Russia, Smolensk State University
In the context of current trends in the development of historiography of the Russian Orthodox Church history in the XX century the author analyses I.V. Semenenko-Basin’s monograph “Sanctity in the Russian orthodox culture of the XX century: Personification history” (Moscow, 2010). It is shown that in this original research the problem of sanctity and formation of canonized images of saints is presented through the phenomena and events of the Church’s inner political life. Canonization practice (each separate noticeable act of glorification) receives scientific treatment.
I.V. Semenenko-Basin, historiography, Russian Orthodox Church, canonization practice, image of sanctity, hagiography, Orthodox culture
T. Sazonova From the History of Studying the Administrative-Territorial
Division of the Soviet Russia
Tatiana K. Sazonova – Junior Research Associate, History Department, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
The article examines some aspects of contemporary Russian historiography of the administrative-territorial system of Soviet Russia. Main focus is made on the analysis of E.G. Karelin’s book “The mechanism of power and management of Soviet Russia’s Western krai in 1917 – 1939” (Smolensk, 2008). It is shown that the author was the first to analyze the formation, transformation and functioning of the mechanism of regional power in Russia’s Western krai (region) in correlation with its administrative-territorial structure. In conclusion it is stated that the book is apologetic of the policy of the Soviet power in the area of state-building and territorial-administrative system.
E.G. Karelin, historiography, Soviet Russia, administrative-territorial division, Western krai (region), Soviet power, administrative apparatus, regional studies