The book examines the history of the Soviet Koreans in 1920-1930 gg. as part of the history of poly-ethnic state - Soviet Union. The author's conclusions are based on the identified new archival materials, generalized results of their predecessors. The main attention is paid to the analysis of the dual nature of Stalin's policy in relation to the Koreans, causes and forms of political repression, applied to the Korean population, whose fate in the Far East was largely dependent on the state of foreign relations between the USSR and Japan. On the basis of statistics identified losses among Koreans in political repression, demographic changes, the position of Koreans in the late 1930s. Publication of the book is timed to the 150th anniversary of the voluntary resettlement of Koreans in Russia.
The paper deals with an axiological dimension in discourse studies. It presents different theories of values in Russian and European scientific research, focuses on the heuristic potential of values and value studies for discourse analyses. Specifically, the two traditional strategies in political discourse, i.e. identification and out-casting, are analyzed vis-à-vis the category of value. It is contended that values are integrated in discourse, with ‘discourse’ construed as a ‘way of speaking which gives meaning to experiences from a particular perspective’. Values are defined as notions about ideal states of affairs tied to specific social practices as instantiated in their respective discourses in the abovementioned sense. These discourse-specific values, as common-sense, taken-for-granted, notions of excellence, control verbalization processes. An ‘out-group’ is thus always represented textually out of the discourse-driven system of values of an in-group. An in-group system of values pre-frames word choice, attitudes and evaluations in a text/texts, with an out-group system of values being automatically ruled out.