Ninetieth century was the period of forming of main aspects of Russian mentality and reflection about possible Russian destiny. One special person lived in this period, he reflected on historical mission and destiny of Russia. He began from Slavyanofil’s ideas and overcame them; he carried through a long way and finally came to realization of the oncoming end of the world history and eschatological crisis. Truly he was a special person for his time, “lonely thinker”, Unacknowledged by contemporaries, lonely dreamer and poet, who dedicated his life to the only dream about great future of his country.
Topics of this symposium relate to (but are not restricted to) the following intersections of time and language: tense, aspect, metaphores of time, temporal motion, deixis, lexical expressions of time, philosophies of time and their counterparts in language.
A significant part of the research is devoted to the Soviet musical and ideological construction. The ideal type of "Soviet man", presented in popular musical genres, is characterized by radical novelty and constitutive universalism, which is illustrated on the material of Soviet “songs about the time”, understood not simply as a thematically distinct genre. The history of the «Soviet» as such, can be read as the story of the rise and intensification of reflection of collective engagement into the temporal cognition.
In the period under review, from the late twenties to mid-sixties - you receive a lot of songs, somehow fixing the course of time: here thematized not just subjective experience of immersion into an unordered medium of temporality, but the presence of a sustainable and rational order, to which this medium is submitted. Investigation of the representation of time, memory and youth in the Soviet song of the classical period allows making a conclusion that the stage of final crystallization of «Soviet» musical-poetic meanings is the period of «thaw». In this period the Soviet song takes the genuine universality and integrity, starts to play the role of substance of the «Soviet» as such. Songs about the time - and the Soviet song always somehow relates with time, «small» or «Large» - forms together a generalized three-part formula of the «Soviet»: the link of times (present time is comprehended only through the memory of the legendary past) is given as the fullness of time (memory of the past is not simply subjectively and emotionally experienced, but objectively and actively performed in the present, that is the moment of eternity), which in relation to the future has the quality of absolute novelty (incomplete, flowing, unfinished present is decrepit by definition since its incompleteness requires the occurrence of something different and new; totally completed time, in contrast, is new in comparison with any possible future, because the future is nothing more than the repetition and, perhaps, the isolation, the «privatization» of what is already given in the integrity of the fullness of the time).
The major approaches to solving the classical problems of simulation and the models of time are considered, viz., discreteevent and continuous modeling, as well as MonteCarlo modeling. Their main propositions, advantages, shortcomings, and concrete realizations are discussed. On the basis of the conducted research, the place of the original software tool GIPS Ultimate is shown in a series of other software products for the solution of applied simulation problems.