11/12 June 2011 European University at St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Institute of History of Sciences in support of the German Historical Institute in Moscow conducted an international conference "Russian culture during World War I and the Revolution (1914-1922)." It will bring together Researchers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Irkutsk, as well as U.S., Germany, Finland, Armenia and Ukraine. The Conference will be held at the European University at St. Petersburg (St. Gagarinskaya, 3).
Although the impact of WWI on the history of Russia is exceptionally great, this war has long been considered in Russia "forgotten". In advance of the approaching anniversary of the Great War, it is important to once again raise topical issues relating to the Russian experience of participating in a grand military conflict.
Traditionally, the Russian historical science abroad in 1917 represented a new era, a sort of historical fault. But it is typical for all socio-cultural processes? Is it possible to always separate the impact of war on the influence of the revolution? The importance of this conference is due to the fact that Russia is sometimes "forgotten country" for many researchers of the First World War. Known quite a few papers devoted to the comparative study of cultures of Britain, France and Germany during the war. Russia is excluded, usually from similar comparativist research, making it difficult to create a complete picture of the grand conflict. These and other questions will be considered at an international conference.
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