Journal’s content № 2 2021

Actual theme: Reading literacy and history education

A.B. Sokolov. Development of reading literacy in England by means of history education.
The approaches to the problem of educating literacy by means of teaching history in modern foreign didactics are regarded in this article, as well as experience of English teachers in this field. Much attention is given to reading, writing, audition and speaking in the classes. This article justifies the conclusion that development of literacy of the pupils is not secondary and sideline aim of history education; that this problem may be solved in the plane of research paradigm and the forming critical historical thinking of the pupils.
Key words: foreign didactics of history, history lesson in England, literacy, disciplinary literacy, research method, school history textbook.

O.Y. Strelova. Tasks for the development of reading literacy and school history course.
The third article of the cycle reveals the signs of RL-tasks and substantiates an integrated approach to their design and use in school history courses. The principles of criteria for checking the RL-tasks and diagnosing the reading literacy of schoolchildren are explained. Example of RL-task based on historical plot and document is given.
Key words: reading literacy, RL-task, professional competencies of history teachers, meta-subject and personal results of history education of schoolchildren.

History and Society

I.L. Andreev. «Revolutionary age».
The article assesses the era of Palace coups in modern historiography with an attempt to adapt it to the teaching of history in the main school.
Key words: Palace coups, guards, class politics, legitimacy.

A.S. Novolodsky. Traditions as a form of preserving the memory of the capture of Kazan.
The capture of Kazan by the Russian army immediately after its completion was an event that took a special place in the history of the state. The Russian people themselves contributed to the formation and preservation of historical memory, which expressed their perception and memory of the capture of Kazan in historical songs and legends. This article deals with the historical legends related to the Kazan campaign and the capture of Kazan itself.
Key words: Ivan the Terrible, capture of Kazan, historical traditions.

I.A. Akhtamzyan, A.Yu. Sidorov. The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Versilles System (1933-1939).
The article examines the Soviet policy in Europe in 1933-1939 in the context of the crisis of the Versailles system of international relations. Analyzing the activities of Soviet diplomacy, the authors come to the conclusion that the Soviet Union after 1933 moved to the position of the guarantor of the Versailles order, but could not prevent its collapse, since Great Britain and France did not want to cooperate with it, having opted for a policy of appeasing the aggressors.
Key words: the Soviet Union, the Versialles System, collective security, appeasement, the Munich conference.

V.V. Tulubets. The Policy of Soviet Leadership Toward Estonia during 1938-1940.
The analyzed topic is of an acute historical and political significance. The author of the publication researched the military-political situation in Estonia during 1938-1940 which had a complicated and not a fully positioned character. The researcher proved basing on the archives that a remarkable influence on the situation development played a row of objective and subjective reasons, including a vague economic position of Estonia, it`s inappropriate political authority in the system of the international relationship and social activity of political parties.
Key words: Estonia, Germany, USSR, political relations, Pact conclusion, agent`s information, German special services, Soviet leadership.

I.S. Kanavin. Counter-Strategy of Soviet Security Agencies Toward Nationalist Underground Movement in Western Ukraine in 1939-1941.
The studied topic is of important historical and political value. The author researched and proved the regularity of the counter-measures of Soviet law enforcement agencies against the Ukrainian nationalists during the prewar period. This struggle proved that the activities of Soviet law enforcement agencies in the Western Ukraine were legal and correct in relation to the population of this region and ensured the state security of the Ukrainian SSR and the USSR as a whole.
Key words: the Ukrainian SSR, the Western Ukraine, the NKVD of the USSR, the Soviet law enforcement agencies, the German secret services, the Ukrainian nationalist underground movement, the State security.

A.R. Panov, J.Y. Tunkova. Alternative versions of the development of the empire of Alexander the Great (historiographic aspect).
The article is devoted to a historiographical review of alternative scenarios for the development of the power of Alexander the Great. The main attention is paid to counterfactual versions (which would have happened if Alexander the Great had not died in 323 BC), which are presented by the works of prominent historians of the past and modern authors.
Key words: alternative history, Hellenism, Alexander of Macedon, Greco-Roman relations.


A.E. Larionov, O.Yu. Arend. Intersubject relations in the study of the history of the Great Patriotic war.
The Article is devoted to the problem of planning and specific methodological implementation of inter-subject relations in the study of the history of the great Patriotic war in high school. The theme of the war is considered as a key moment in the formation of Russian civil identity and national historical memory.
Key words: Great Patriotic war, history, inter-subject relations, patriotic education.

O.A. Chernukha. Batu’s campaigns to Russia (history lesson in grade 6).
A lesson in studying new material on history is presented, aimed at the formation of knowledge about Batu’s invasion of Russia.
Key words: history lesson, Batu invasion, study of new material.

M.N. Rudenko. Modern Russian legislation (social studies lesson in grade 10).
A repetitive-generalizing lesson in social studies is presented, aimed at generalizing knowledge about the main branches of Russian law.
Key words: social studies lesson, branches of Russian law, repetition.

Books, journals and sites

P.A. Puchkov. Trauma therapy: a difficult past as a problem and resource. Review of the book by Nikolai Epple «An Inconvenient Past».
Book review.
Key words: historical memory, Stalinism, agonism.

Young scientists’ works

S.V. Izotova. History of the idea of the Constituent assembly.
The work is devoted to the history of the development of the idea of ??a representative institute of democracy — the Constituent Assembly. The study reflects the emergence of the institution of constituent authority both abroad and in Russia, which is reflected in the program documents of various political organizations.
Key words: Constituent assembly, Constitution, people’s representation, the Russian revolution, law.

T.S. Kapanina. The procedure for opening urban public banks in pre-revolutionary Russia (based on the materials of the Moscow province).
The article discusses the reasons, conditions and procedure for opening urban public banks in the XIX-XX centuries. The paper examines the participation of different levels of government and local residents in the establishment of urban public banks.
Key words: Russian empire, urban public banks, lending of the local community, banking, ministry of finance.

K.S. Danilochkina. Hadrian’s wall: shaping the image in history.
Hadrian’s Wall is the best-known Roman border on the territory of Britain. During its existence it has received many names that formed the perception of the image of the wall. This paper addresses the changes in the image of the monument associated with its various names, and as a result, the functions that were attributed to it.
Key words: antiquity, vaterial culture, roman Britain, Hadrian’s wall.

Опубликовано в Журнал в 2021 году.

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