Обреченный проект: Институт истории Коммунистической академии и его наследие
The Institute of History of the Communist Academy was founded at the time when a series of institutional changes inspired by the Revolution of 1917 was almost over. So the tragic fate of the institute could be explained by the fact that even at the moment of its «birth» it was not really needed what was proved later during the short period of its existence (1929-1936). On the contrary, the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR had more possibilities for studying both global and Russian history. Although the former members of the Communist Academy occupied the key posts at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences, they could influence the choice of the research strategies in the field of history in a very limited way. That made the approaches used by the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences more universal and raised their scientific value.