Газета "Киевлянин" и прогрессивные националисты. 1915-1917 гг.
In spite of the evident progress in the study of Russian conservatism in the beginning of XXth century, which was achieved during the last 20 years, ideology and political activity and the role of the forward-looking nationalists in the activity of Progressive block did not become the object of detailed research. During the long period of time in historiography the Russian nationalists were considered to be a part of conservative forces, because researchers did not want to puzzle out their political aspirations.
The main reason of this is the shortage of historiographical sources. Besides several memoires of the participants of the events (Shulgin, Milukov,Gurko and others) the important role played the shorthand reports from the meetings of the bureau of Progressive Block and Duma. But the main source is «Kievlyanin», «literary and political newspaper of the West region». Officially this newspaper wasn’t the print of any party or faction but the main journalists of it were listed in Kiev club of Russian nationalists.
The main journalists of «Kievlyanin» were Savenko and Shulgin, the leaders of progressive nationalists. Their articles helps us to understand the political interests and main views of the whole party, course of the struggle with the right political forces and slow convergence with the progressive nationalists with the kadets. The most intensively these processes occurred during the First World War. Besides the records of State Duma «Kievlyanin» is the only informative source to analyze the faction of progressive nationalists.