The issue of occupation of Soviet territories by Italian Corps needs to be completed with testimonies of local people gathered in Voronezh and Stalingrad regions by Extraordinary State Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating Crimes Perpetrated by the German-Fascist Invaders and their Accomplices.
This article concerns to significant pictorial source on the history of the 20th century communist and revolutionary movement, the collection of preparatory sketches made by Isaac Brodsky (1883-1939) to paint the picture “The opening of the 2nd Congress of Comintern” but published several years before its completion in 1920. Paper briefly describes the artist’s biography, evolution of his views, process of painting of these sketches and their further destiny. In documentary appendix are presented some photocopies of sketches depicting the most famous persons of Comintern (with brief biographical notes).
O. A. Vvedenskaya – Vodovozova*s memories for the first time introduced into scientific circulation reveal the intolerable daily occurrence of the scientists in post-revolutionary Petrograd, the formation of the archival service in the Soviet Russia, the attempts of the escape from the country of her husband, the famous publicist and the politician, the person of encyclopedic knowledge V. V. Vodovozov, whose destiny in emigration developed tragically.
The publication includes two instructions prepared in 1842 at the headquarters of the Corps of gendarmes in Saint-Petersburg for the gendarmerie officers in the gold mines of Western and Eastern Siberia.
Publication of A.P. Sopova and A.S. Tumanova includes the letters from N.V. Shakhovskoy and D.F. Kobeko to A.F. Koni, which have been revealed in the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GA RF). The letters present the details of the process of drafting of the new Temporary Rules for periodicals of 24 November 1905 and contain information about the authors of the project and the peculiarities of the legislative process in the revolutionary crisis.