D. K. SHELESTOV. History and Demography
The author regards history as the succession of generations which stipulates the necessity of interaction of two sciences - history and demography. This resulted in the emergence of historical demography. The article dwells on its methodological probems, demonstrates that its object is demographic history, while its range of problems is determined by the subjectmatter of demography. Thus, the author concludes, historical demography finds its place in the system of historical sciences acquiring the principle of historism and connecting history with the present day.
P. A. GOLUB. A Strategic Factor in Defending the Revolution
The article describes the partisan movement in the period of foreign intervention and the Civil War, reveals, the leading role of the CC RCP (B) and party clandestine organisations in the popular struggle against the threat of the restoration of the bourgeois-landlord system, analyses the strategy and tactics of the liberation movement, its stages and forms, its direct dependence on the alignment of class forces in the white guard rear and the Red Army's successes. The author considers the liberatory struggle of the working people a strategic factor in defending the revolution.
A. I. ALEXEYEV, B. N. MOROZOV. Economic Development in the Far Fast, Second Half of the 19th Century
The authors discuss the development of the Far Eastern industry and agriculture in the second half of the 19th century against the background of the capitalist development in Russia, its specific features determined by working natural resources of the region and local trades.
A. V. KOZYREV. The Imperialist Armament Trade
The author investigates the history, motive forces, content and the purpose of sale and deliveries of conventional armament as an imperialist political instrument, revealing its cardinal distinctions from the Soviet assistance aimed at strengthening defence potential of states and peoples facing aggression and expounds Soviet proposals concerning the international armament trade limitations.
A. O. CHUBARYAN. Evolution of the "European Idea" up to the 19th Century
Evohition of the so-called "European Idea" attracts attention of historians and political scientists in the West, it is used for the substantiation of West European integration plans. In his article the author adheres to the idea, that socially, politically and ideologically this idea was always characterised by intertwining of various components and trends (revolutionary-democratic and humanistic, feudal-monarchist and bourgeois-Ktieral) reflecting conflicting interests of different classes and parties.
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