The author publishes a letter which accompanied the project of the conquest of lands in South America. The letter was addressed to the Russian tsar from an anonymous author in the 1720s.
The problem of this study is the differences in ethnic identity of Russian and Komi-perm students living in Perm or Kudymkar. Ethnic identity is a component of ethnic self-consciousness. Sample consists of 326 people. Comparison of groups of students shows a significant difference in “positive ethnic identity” and “national fanaticism” depending on the place of residence. Factors “ethnicity” and “location” interact to “positive ethnic identity”.
The “Dedikatsiya” (‘Dedication’) opening the Russian Vice-Chancellor P. P. Shafirov’s book “Razsuzhdenie o prichinah Sveyskoi voiny” (“Discource Concerning the Just Causes of the War Between Sweden and Russia: 1700–1721”) was known in historiography in printed editions of 1717–1722. It is the first time that the original archival manuscript of “Dedikatsiya” is published.