The author of the article reconsiders the political history of Galician–Volhynian Rus’ in 1240-1340 with emphasis on its relations to the Mongol Empire and the Golden Horde. He suggests new interpretations to a number of the Galician–Volhynian Chronicle’s entries and several Latin documents. A special attention is given to the controversial issues of the modern studies on the field. The author concludes that the Principality of Galicia–Volhynia under the rule of Daniel of Galicia and his descendants was subjected to the Mongols/Tatars under the same conditions as the North-Eastern Rus’ian lands.
The article is part of the discussion of the monograph " Granytsy i Markery Sotsialnoi Stratifikatsii v Rossii XVII - XX vv" (SPb. 2018)
This article analyze Vasily Maklkov and Mark Aldanov attitudes towards collaboration in France and Italy during World War II period. The article introduce Maklakov and Aldanov correspondence of 1948 on this issue.
Рецензия на книги Sarah Badcock. Politics and the People in Revolutionary Russia: A Provincial History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) и Aaron B. Retish. Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity, and the Creation of the Soviet State, 1914-1922 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Immediately after the start of the Great Patriotic War, the Stalinist state undertook a purge of the country from suspicious elements, reminiscent in a number of parameters of the Great Terror: arrests took place throughout the country, certain categories of the population were repressed. Among them were believers, the repressions against whom were extremely cruel. One of the instruments of repression has become the courts of general jurisdiction, on the materials of which the article is based. The war became an incentive for a terrorist campaign, it also became its limiter: it was impossible to simultaneously fight an external enemy and wage a large-scale campaign against "internal enemies". The scale of repression against believers, as well as the degree of their cruelty, significantly decreased during the war, but never stopped.
The review is on the historical analysis of the book by prominent St. Petersburg anthropologist
The author reviews the book by the Polish historian D. Dabrowski on the kings' genealogy of medieval Rus'. The author gives some critical comments on the book.