Presentation of Historical and Cultural Heritage Kolomna in Student City Tour ProjectsAbstract. State University of Humanities and Social Studies invests significant effort into a wide range of collaborative projects with secondary schools of Kolomna. Among the outcomes of this cooperation are community-oriented city tours, developed by the the undergraduate students of the Faculty and the Faculty of History, Management and Service.The project is an incentive for the local school students to learn more about the city’s cultural and historical heritage and well as to promote sightseeing as a pass time.
The Concept of a Unified Russian State in Stalinist Historiography: Between ‘Prison of the Nations’ and ProgressAbstract. The article is aimed to explore the approaches to the formation of a unified Russian state, which is one of the focal points of Russian historiography.The paper focuses on the change which the theoretical framework employed to address this topic, had to undergo during 1930s and 1950s. Particular attention is paid to the role of the national factor in the Marxist interpretation of statecraft in Russia.More specifically, we examine the change in the interpretation of the contacts between nations that lived on the territory of Russia in 15th-16th centuries and the interaction between Russians and smaller nations.
What Military Statistics Can Tell Us about Trade in a Mid-19th Century Russian District Town: a Case of Kolomna, Moscow GovernorateAbstract. The article focuses on the role of published statistics reports and departmental statistics, namely Military Statistical Review in regional history studies on the economy of a mid-19th century Russian district town.A case example of Kolomna, a district town of Moscow governorate creates a vivid picture of the state of transport as well as domestic and foreign trade which can be contrasted against the same in other towns of Russia.
Financial support for local initiatives: problems and solutionsAbstract. The paper aims to explore the key issues of providing financial support for local initiatives the problems of choosing the projects for priority funding. Particular attention is paid to evaluation of existing and potential solutions.
On operations conducted by city public banks in Russian EmpireAbstract. The article gives an overview of the operations conducted by the city public banks in late 19th - early 20th centuriesParticular attention was paid to the terms and conditions for providing bank services by this particular financial institution.
Distance learning and lifelong learning in the times of a pandemicAbstract. The paper focuses on distance learning as one of the most important trends in the current innovative educational programs administered by universities and continuous professional development centers. Despite the fact that the first experiences of distance learning date back to the 18th century, it then did become particularly popular due to the difficulties in obtaining education in the current conditions.However, we see that distance learning, both online and offline is getting a lot of momentum, and has now reached a new level. In this article we mostly focus on ‘lifelong learning’, i.e. continuous education.
Medieval Book Tradition of Kolomna and Debate Literature of the 15th-16th CenturiesAbstract. The article gives an overview of the manuscripts of the 15th - early 16th centuries, which can be linked to the medieval book culture of Kolomna. The manuscripts in question are: ‘The Ladder of Divine Ascent’ (‘Scala’), copied and consecrated in 1412 in Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius; ‘On The Ladder of Divine Ascent’ 1526 which was in the possession of Misael, the deacon of the Epiphany Old-Golutvin Monastery; and a remarkable early 16th century compilation of works of old-church fathers, recommended by Gennady, the Archbishop of Novgorod as an instrument for rooting out the Heresy of the Judaizers.
Metaphor Actualization in Modern French Fiction: A Case of Anna GavaldaAbstract. Recent years have seen a new surge of interest towards metaphor studies, as metaphor is the stylistics device which most vividly depicts the cognitive foundation of communication and contributes to the expressive effect which the text creates. The expressive effect of the metaphor can be explained by the phenomenon of semantic shift, which give the text an additional dimension. This effect is particularly interesting when in comes to French fiction.A study of Anna Gavalda’s novel ‘Hunting and Gathering’ (‘Ensemble, c’est tout’) shows that not only is metaphor employed intuitively by the author, it also discloses the expressive potential of the language itself.
The Category of Space in German FictionAbstract. The article in question is an attempt to analyze space relations and how they are expressed in German fiction.In the process of text creation, the author places the characters, i.e. The sugjects of description, into a space of some sort, thus solving a whole range of artistic tasks. The category of space is significantly understudied in German, as compared to the category of time. Space relations in German are expressed using the units of the lexical, lexico-grammatical and syntactic levels. Brought together in a text, they make up the field of locativeness, the s0-called ‘grid’, which gives the text its completeness.Thus, the above mentioned units perform not only the communicative, but also aesthetic and pragmatic functions.
Core Features of Scientific DiscourseAbstract. The article attempts to classify and describe the properties and characteristics common to scientific discourse. A study of the corpus of the texts classified as the ones, which constitute scientific discourse was conducted so that to identify the following categories: purpose, chronotope, context, discourse agents and clients, concepts and values, discourse strategies and tactics, genre and language features. The purpose of the analysis was to identify the charactetistics of scientific discourse on genre level.