|Geopolitics and patriotic education|
|Lebedeva O.V. New trends in modern Russian diplomacy||8|
|Shestov S.N., Rudenko-Minikh I.I. Cossacks of Crimea: the way to Fatherland||17|
|Sipyagina E.A. Social service of The Russian Orthodox Church in modern historiography (1988-2008)||28|
|Vladimirova A.V. Network analysis and verification of data: asymmetry in the statistics of foreign trade statistics of countries in the Asia-Pacific region||35|
|Zinchuk S.M. Khrushchev’s anti-religious campaign of 1954-1964: practical implementation and results||48|
|Bahknova T.V., Murashko S.F., Efimov E.V. Physical culture and sport as a management area||56|
|Tijjani M.A. The Problem of Instability in the West African Subregion: the case of Sierra Leone||62|
|Khorikhin V.V. The problem of the evolution of the content appearance of Domostroi: several arguments in favor of the championship III (“Mixed”) edition of the monument||67|
|Polugodin A.D. Some issues of the functioning of the Institute of County officers in the territory of European Russia, temporarily occupied by Nazi troops during The Great Patriotic War(1941-1943)||78|
|Saliev A.A. Religious factor in internal and foreign policy of Afghanistan, end of the XIX century||101|
|Da Costa Santos Jonathan About the role of Brazil in UN peacekeeping operations||109|
New trends in modern Russian diplomacy
The article is devoted to the role of diplomacy in modern Russian practice, new directions and trends in diplomatic practice. Special emphasis is placed on the consideration of soft power and public diplomacy as instruments of Russian foreign policy in the context of sanctions.
Keywords: diplomacy, soft power, public diplomacy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
Cossacks of Crimea: the way to Fatherland
The article is about the history of Cossacks on Crimean Peninsula, the role of modern Cossack organizations and communities in Russian movement of Crimea beginning of the XXI century and events of the “Russian Spring”, as result of these events the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol turned back to the Russian Federation. The authors provide forms of self-organization of Cossack Associations, characterize the contribution of organizations of Cossacks of Crimean Peninsula in providing of security on the peninsula during the “Russian Spring”, as well as participation of Cossack journalists in the news coverage of events in Ukraine and the Republic of Crimea in 2014.
Keywords: Crimea, Sevastopol, Cossacks, Chieftain, Russian Spring, Referendum.
Social service of The Russian Orthodox Church in modern historiography (1988-2008)
It’s necessary to understand that the Church had an opportunity to restore its organization, which was almost destroyed during the Soviet persecution, this fact allowed it to intensify its social work. It is obvious that this process will attract the attention of various researchers. The article analyzes the Church and secular historiography of both the 1990s and 2000s as part of the study of the question of the charitable activities of the Russian Orthodox Church. The list of questions studied by researchers in different periods both in spiritual and materialistic understanding is revealed. It is important to note that one of the Central problems considered in the works of historians is the analysis of the terminology of Church charity.
Keywords: The Russian Orthodox Church, social service of the Church, charity in Russia.
Network analysis and verification of data: asymmetry in the statistics of foreign trade statistics of countries in the Asia-Pacific region
The asymmetry in mirror statistics on international trade is a long-known data quality issue in the field of economic, however, its importance is increasing significantly in the data revolution era. The emergence of advanced mathematical models and fast development of information technologies require new comprehensive approaches to data verification and application of modern methods in this process. In this paper, we pay special attention to network analysis becoming extremely popular not only in the sciences, which are traditionally seen as highly quantitative but also in humanities, like the historical sciences.
Obviously, the issue of discrepancies in export and import data is fundamentally important for network models, however, authors often omit the discussion on asymmetry in their publications. To demonstrate the need to discuss this problem while presenting models of international trade, we chose ‘UN Comtrade’, one of the most popular databases, which contains entries from 1988 to 2017. By providing basic descriptive statistics, we show that the amount of contradictions in foreign trade data has greatly increased both for Asia-Pacific and other regions countries. Given the big volume of information in such databases, we also suggest to apply network analysis to identify states that affect asymmetry the most. We conclude that this tool can be incorporated in multi-method approaches to data verification and will increase their efficiency, since such an analysis does not take much time, does not require complex calculations, and can be carried out by people far from programming.
Keywords: international trade, asymmetry, mirror statistics, network analysis, data quality assessment, verification, mathematical modeling, Singapore, Asia-Pacific, United Nations.
Khrushchev's anti-religious campaign of 1954 - 1964: practical implementation and results
The article reveals the instrumental complex of Khrushchev's persecutions in the process of adoption by state structures of special normative and legal acts that violated the rights of believers, the realization of a wide range of economic sanctions aimed at undermining the economic base of the Russian Orthodox Church (hereinafter - the ROC), carrying out anti-religious propaganda, including with the active participation of people who openly broke with religion. All this was directed, first of all, to the Soviet youth and assumed the wide use of the administrative resource for pressure on the clergy and laity. At the same time, under the conditions of a relative weakening of the totalitarian regime as a result of the debunking of the cult of the personality of I.V.Stalin and the policy of the "thaw", believers had the opportunity to protect their religious rights by the legal methods. While in the 20 - 30 - ies of XX century, the state used undisguised violence against the clergy and laity. It is obvious that Khrushchev had to take into account the increased role of the ROC in Soviet society after the Great Patriotic War and partial warming in state - church relations in the 1940 - s and early 1950 - s, however, despite all the activities of the anti-religious campaign, it failed. Such a result was explained by the inefficiency of the methods of its realization, their lack of forethought when used against believers.
Keywords: state and church relations, Russian Orthodox Church, atheistic policy, Patriarch Alexy I, Metropolitan Nikolai (Yarushevich).
Physical culture and sport as a management area
In the article features of functioning of physical culture and sports organizations with arrival of market relations in Russia are considered. Definitions are given to key concepts in the field of management of physical culture and sports. The main types of physical culture and sports services provided by physical culture and sports organizations in modern market conditions are considered.
Keywords: physical culture, sports management, market relations, sports services.
The Problem of Instability in the West African Subregion: the case of Sierra Leone
The article is focused on the research of security problems and instability in Sierra Leone, the main reasons for which were colonialism, ethnic strife and the struggle for natural resources. The postcolonial policy in Sierra Leone as well as the events of the civil war of 1991-2002 are analyzed. The interconnection of postcolonialism policy and the economic situation in the West African subregion is revealed.
Keywords: Sierra Leone, security, postcolonialism, economic development, ECOWAS.
The problem of the evolution of the content appearance of Domostroi: several arguments in favor of the championship III ("Mixed") edition of the monument
The article deals with the problem of the origin and subsequent transformation of the text of Domostroi, one of the most prominent didactic complexes of the late Russian Middle Ages. On the basis of the textological analysis of the manuscript tradition and the comparative study of the compositional structure of the editors of this work known to science, the author concludes that the original protograph of the Domostroi Shchukinsko-Mazurinsky group of manuscripts (III edition) should be recognized as the original version of the text of the monument. The historiographical background of the study was a critical review of the key points of the 170-year history of studying the monument, with an emphasis on archaeographic and textual research of A.S. Orlova.
Keywords: I edition, II Silvestrovsky edition, III Mixed edition, archaeographic review, Domostroy, Izmaragd, source, Konshinsky list, paleographic description, manuscript, OIDR List, Gennady Stoslovts, textological research, theocracy, Schukinsko-Mazurinsky group.
Some issues of the functioning of the Institute of County officers in the territory of European Russia, temporarily occupied by Nazi troops during The Great Patriotic War (1941-1943)
The article deals with the functioning of the Institute of County officers in the territory of European Russia, temporarily occupied by Nazi troops during The Great Patriotic War. Explores the issue of formation of apparatus during the years of Nazi occupation. Studied the contingent of County mayors, evaluated their participation in the implementation of the Nazis "new order" policy.
Keywords: World War II, parish officers, Burgermeister, agronomist, guerrillas, collaborators, Council, district, administrative collaboration.
Religious factor in internal and foreign policy of Afghanistan, end of the XIX century
Article is devoted to features of internal and foreign policy of the rulers of Afghanistan, who used the authority of the local clergy in their political activity.
Keywords: Afghanistan, the clergy, politics, Jihad, Russian Empire, Turkestan, UK.
Da Costa Santos Jonathan
About the role of Brazil in UN peacekeeping operations
The article deals with general questions about UN peacekeeping missions, basic concepts and documentary norms. A brief description of Brazil’s experience in the peaceful resolution of conflicts is given. The subject of the study is the participation of Brazil in UN peacekeeping operations. Examples of the participation of state leaders of the country in matters of peacemaking are given. The novelty of the study lies in the fact that the participation of Brazil in the UN peacekeeping operations is considered in the modern context. The main conclusion of the study is the fact that Brazil takes an active position in the issues of peaceful settlement, supports preventive diplomacy aimed at preventing conflict. The country emphasizes the relationship between peacekeeping, security and sustainable development, and actively participates in the formation of a multipolar system of international relations and a democratic world order.
Keywords: Latin America, Brazil, UN, buffer zones, Security Council, blue helmets, peacekeeping, security.
Bahknova T.V., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of theory and methods of adaptive physical culture of the Volgograd state Academy of physical culture.
Da Costa Santos Jonathan, Department of Theory and History of International Relations (Peoples' Friendship University of Russia).
Efimov E.V., Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
Khorikhin V.V., Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of History of Russia and the Moscow Region, Faculty of History, Political Studies, and Law, Moscow Region State University.
Lebedeva O.V., Candidate of Sociological Sciences. Associate Professor, MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) Diplomacy Department.
Murashko S.F., PhD (Ps.), Associate Professor, Department of “Methodology of Law and Legal Communication”, Law Institute of the Russian University of Transport (MIIT).
Polugodin A.D., Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University.
Rudenko-Minikh I.I., Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia, Chieftain of Cossack Community «Patriots of Sevastopol».
Saliev A.A., Leading expert of the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Forecast of KRSU (Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin) Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek.
Shestov S.N., Candidate of Economic Sciences, Assistant Professor, Corresponding member of Academy of Military Sciences of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Economics and Management, Institute of Economics and Law Branch of Educational Institution of Trade Unions of Higher Education “Academy of Labour and Social Relations” in Sevastopol.
Sipyagina E.A., Kostroma State University.
Tijjani M.A., Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences, Department of History and Theory of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University).
Vladimirova A.V., Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Zinchuk S.M., Kostroma State University.