Итальянское путешествие Петра Чаадаева (1824-1825)
This article is devoted to the analysis of administrative division of the state and existing types of autonomy in unitarian states. Administrative division of Italian Republic as a "regionalistics state" suggested to serve as a model to the future administrative division of Ukraine.
This paper is aimed at exploring different interpretations of English revolutions (the Great rebellion of 1640s and the Glory revolution of 1688) in Chaadaev's first "Philosophical Letter", i.e. in its French original and in Russian translation published in 1836 in the Moscow review "Teleskop". First of all, this paper anasyses the discrepancies between two versions of Chaadaev's article, then Mikhail Velizhev reconstructs a possible reaction to its "English" fragments of Russian emperor Nicholas I basing on the hitherto unpublished archival materials (the excercise books of Nicholas dedicated to the English history).
The article provides a comparative analysis of models of electricity industry functioning in Russia and in the world by the example of Great Britain, the USA and Scandinavian countries. The author emphasizes basic models and analyzes advantages and disadvantages in the context of the reform processes taking place in the electricity industry. He gives a classification of the industry functioning models.
The article analyses the history of madness in 19th century Russia. Mikhail Velizhev interprets the cultural and juridical context of Peter Chaadaev alleged "madness" using an almost identical case - that of a frenchman Alphonse Jobard who was accused to be mad for "political" reasons exactly at the same historical period.
The artical discusses the origins of the term "libertine" and its cognate, and explores certain aspects of "libertinage" and "dandyism" in the figures of Pushkin's contemporaries P.P. Kaverin and P.Ia. Chadaev, who find themselves together in the first chapter of Evgenii Onegin. The author demonstrates their differences on the basis of autobiographical texts and memoires of such contemporaries as P.A. Viazemskii, F.F. Vigel', I.D. Iakushkin