On the issue of the results and prospects of studying the Russian economy during the Civil War in the domestic and foreign historiography

Abstract

The article analyzes the results and prospects of studying the Russian economy during the Civil War in domestic and foreign historiography. Possible directions of further research work of this important aspect of the problem are indicated. The relevance of the topic is due to the task set by the country's leadership to the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences to create a new version of the academic history of Russia, in which the events of the Great Russian Revolution and the Civil War of 1917–1922 occupy a special place and remain one of the most controversial issues in modern historical science. This study is based on the principles of historicism and the multifactorial nature of the historical process, which are implemented by the author using historical-comparative, historical-biographical and dialectical methods of studying this problem. Based on the analysis of a significant complex of monographic works devoted to the country's economy during the Civil War or affecting certain aspects of this topic, the author of the article concluded that it was insufficiently studied, especially at the regional level, and pointed out on the need to intensify research in this direction on new sources.

About the authors

V. V. Kondrashin

Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy
of Sciences

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenov@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7552-9265

Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, principal researcher, head of the Center for Economic History

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