On December 12, RSUH hosted the All-Russian Conference of Students and Young Scholars “The Soviet Union: History, Studies, Evaluations”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the USSR.
The event was organized by the Department of History and Theory of Historical Science of the Faculty of History of the Institute of History and Archives of RSUH.
The Conference was attended by young scholars and students of RSUH, the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History, the State Archive of Contemporary History of the Novgorod Region, the Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University, Chernyshevsky Saratov National Research State University, Moscow State Regional University, Petrovsky Bryansk State University, Kazan (Volga) Federal University, Moscow City Pedagogical University, Moscow State University, HSE, Institute of Russian History of the RAS, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Southern Federal University, Lobachevsky National Research Nizhny Novgorod State University, St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, European University in St. Petersburg, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, as well as scholars from St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Penza, Chelyabinsk State Universities.
The plenary session was opened by Dr. Dmitry Avinnikov, specialist of the 1st category of the Department for Safety of Documents of the RGASPI. He reviewed the activities of societies of Friends of the USSR in the 1920-1930s, touched on their history, outlined the goals and causes of their emergence and cessation of existence.
Mr. Roman Filatov (M.A., RSUH) highlighted the topic of popularizing the history of the Great Patriotic War in the segment of Russian public history based on YouTube channels.
Dr. Daniil Borisevich, senior researcher at the State Archive of Contemporary History of the Novgorod Region, spoke about the trips of pioneers of the Novgorod Region to places of military glory in the 1950s-1960s.
The largest number of presentations was delivered at the sections "Social and political history of Soviet Russia and the USSR" and "Soviet culture, art and society".
The sections "The Great Patriotic War and Soviet Foreign Policy" and "History of Soviet Science and Technology" included presentations on reconstructing the participation in the Great Patriotic War of the Red Army soldier N.A. Chivin, letters from Soviet oil scientists to Minister Beria, and scientific and educational relations between the USSR and China in the 1950s.