Русский XVIII век Дэвида Гриффитса
The article is a survey of research work of a well known American historian David Griffiths.
The significance of memoir complex associated with the large Russian historians of the XX century, as an important historical source.
This article is about alternative strategies of constitutional transformation in the period of elaboration of the Russian Constitution of 1993. The author analyses historical origins of basic constitutional principles such as parliament democracy, separation of powers and different forms of government and their interpretation during political crisis of the period under consideration.