ON ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROBLEMS OF MODERN DOMESTIC HISTORIOGRAPHY OF PEASANT RELIANCE MOVEMENT IN RUSSIA IN THE YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR

Abstract

The article analyzes the achievements and problems in the field of studying by Russian researchers of the history of peasant rebel movement in Russia during the Civil War.
The focus is research projects on the history of peasant movement in Russia during the Civil War of the Saratov historian A.V. Posadsky, who managed to combine historians from different regions to write three collective monographs on the subject.
The article describes the works of the project of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research «The Russian Peasantry in the Age of Revolutions and Civil War: Regional-National Aspect». They are prepared for publication by a team of regional historians under the leadership of V.A. Yurchenkova and V.V. Kondrashin. The author of the article concludes about the scientific significance of this project and the need for further study of the problem at the regional level.
Particular attention is paid in the article to the reflection in the publications of Russian historians of the terminology of peasant rebel movement during the Civil War. What was it: «The Great Peasant War», «peasant front», «peasant revolution»? Is it possible to use such definitions as «guerrilla movement», «partisan struggle» etc. during the analysis of the insurgent movement of peasants during this period?
The article analyzes the publications of contemporary Russian historians about the leaders of peasant rebel movement in Russia during the Civil War, points out the need for further study by researchers of such aspects of the problem as the influence on peasant uprisings of the party of Socialist-Revolutionaries and white regimes.
The author highlights the work of Russian researchers on the importance of natural and demographic factor in peasant performances in the Russian regions during the Civil War against the policy of Soviet government.

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V. V. Kondrashin

Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Email: morenov@ssau.ru

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