Историк сталинской эпохи на «фронте исторической науки»
The article raises topical today the problem of professionalism and ethics of the historian in the conditions of the authoritarian regime, the extreme (totalitarian) the variant of which was the period of Stalinism. The epoch of formation of the personality cult and mass repressions could not affect the position of historical science and the status of the professional community of historians. The end of the 1920-ies - 1930-ies demonstrate a clash of interests of different groups of historians, initiated and encouraged by the authorities. The result of the permanent ogromnyh campaigns and purges, which involved representatives of different scientific schools and political groupings, was the loss of the historical shop their scientific independence and the tradition of high professional ethics.