KLEITMAN A.L. “Troubled Times in Russia in the Early 17th and Early 20th Centuries: Nature and Lessons” International Scientific Conference (October 12–13, 2018, Volgograd)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2019.2.18

Alexander L. Kleitman

Candidate of Sciences (History), Publishing and Printing Center Director,

Volgograd Institute of Management – Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and
Public Administration,

Gagarina St., 8, 400131 Volgograd, Russian Federation

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Abstract. The article presents the analytical review of “Troubled Times in Russia in the Early 17th and Early 20th Centuries: Nature and Lessons” conference, dedicated to the jubilee of I.O. Tumentsev, which was held in Volgograd in October 2018. The aims of the conference were to conduct a comparative study of the two turning points in the history of the Russian state and society, to identify the patterns of systemic sociopolitical crises emergence and occurrence, to determine causes, factors, directions and boundaries of socio-cultural, economic and political changes that took place in Russia during the Time of Troubles of the early 17th century and the revolution and Civil War of 1917–1922. The conference takes an opportunity to analyze a wide circle of issues related to internal and external factors of the appearance of the Troubled Times in Russia, the specifics of social elevators functioning in the conditions of the system social crisis, the interaction between the elite and ordinary people in revolutionary times, the transformation of the state apparatus and service in the Time of Troubles, and the role of the Russian Orthodox Church at crucial moments in the Russian history. Scientists from Russia, England, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and the USA: historians, political scientists, economists, leading experts in these fields attended the conference. The article describes the content of the reports that were presented at the conference, analyzes the course of discussions, and presents the decisions that were made based on the results of its work. The scientific results obtained during the conference can be used in research on the history of Russia in the 17th and 20th centuries, the history of the national state and law, and in the analysis of contemporary social and political phenomena and processes.

Key words: international scientific conference, the Time of Troubles of the early 17th century, revolution, Civil War, Russian history.

Citation. Kleitman A.L. “Troubled Times in Russia in the Early 17th and Early 20th Centuries: Nature and Lessons” International Scientific Conference (October 12–13, 2018, Volgograd). Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4, Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2019, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 215-221. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2019.2.18.

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