The author represented Stalinism as a model of social constructivism, analyzed basic features of this type of dictatorship. New trends in Russian and international historiography of the problem are under consideration.
In the article political views and political activities of Old Believers of the main soglasiyas (denominations) in 1917 are analyzed. Being till March 1917 on monarchist positions, after Nikolay's renunciation Old Believers supported Provisional government with enthusiasm, with mistrust having treated Soviets and revolutionary parties. They considered that the Provisional government is legitimate, and socialists "sow a distemper" and "excesses". The attitude towards Bolsheviks and personally to Lenin, Trotsky and other heads parties which were considered as the German agents was especially negative. Old Believers, having had all freedoms and opportunities, developed vigorous confessional activity. Also, having combined efforts of almost all soglasias, they developed the uniform Political program, including, for participation in the Constituent assembly. On the major questions the program was close to the cadet, but chiliastic colored. A part of Old Belief peasants did not support her. October events were apprehended by Old Believers as "scourge of God". However they did not take any actions, hoping for the Constituent assembly which was given sacral character.
First time in the historiography, this article describes the moods of the former soviet prisoners of war in the NKVD’s special (filtration) camps. On the basic of the archival sources it analyzes the former POW’s attitudes towards the imprisonment, the tactics of survival, resistance, self-identification, a division on the groups and the interactions between them.
This is the report on the conference "Cold War in Arctic" held in Arkhangelsk in 2008.
The review analyzes the approach of Italian philologist Guido Carpi to the origin and meaning of F.M. Dostoevsky's economic ideas in the context of the drastic economic changes that occured in Russia during the Great reforms of the late 1870s and 1860s.