N. V. ROMANOVSKY. Developed Socialism in the USSR and Sovietology
The author analyses the concepts used by Sovietologists when dealing with the developed socialist society in the USSR: the negation of the historically conditioned nature of socialism, bourgeois-nationalist versions, the "totalitarianism" doctrine, the theories of the "elite" and "post-industrial society" and opposes them with a wealth of factual material pertaining to the present stage of the USSR?s social development.
P. F. BELY. Inter-Republican Trade in the Restoration Period
The article studies the development of inter-republican commodity exchanges and trade, cites data illustrating their scope and structure, and discusses their role in the cooperation and drawing closer together of the Soviet republics in 1921 - 1925. The author writes about measures aimed at the creation of the all-Union market: planning of trade and the restoration, on a fundamentally new basis, of fairs, goods exchange and syndicates.
D. I. ANTONYUK. Collapse of the "Sfatul Tsery"
The subject of the article is a counter-revolutionary alliance of bourgeois, petty- bourgeois nationalist parties, organisations and groups, "Sfatul Tsery", formed in Moldavia in October-November 1917. Using a wealth of documentary material the author reveals its anti-popular activity which brought about its complete ideological and organisational collapse.
S. A. PLETNEVA. Developmental Patterns of Mediaeval Nomad Societies
Three kind of the nomad economy: all-seasonal, semi-nomadic (with permanent winter or summer camps) and semi-settled (or completely settled) are three consecutive stages of the nomad economy with corresponding social, political, ethnic and cultural levels of development. The author takes as her subject the causes for migrations of nomads and semi-nomads and the changes in the development of different ethnoses. The developmental patterns observed by the author in connection with the Euroasian Mediaeval nomads are of a universal character.
A. I. BOROZNYAK, G. V. PAVLENKO. The Radical-Democratic FRG Historiography on the German Working-Class Movement
The radical-democratic historiography in the FRG emerged in the mid-1970s, its representatives (W. Abendroth, among others) opposed bourgeois, right-socialist interpretation of the history of the German working-class movement, the Social- Democracy, fascism and the anti-fascist struggle, history of the two German states thus being rather close to the Marxist historiography. They participated in the struggle for peace and disarmament, against neo-Nazism and anti-Communism, advocate good-neighbourly relations with the socialist community.
V. I. KORNEV. On the Study of Buddhism
The author demonstrates a new approach to the study of Buddhism through the Buddhist symbolism of numbers which allowed him to create a model leading, as he thinks, to correct interpretation of main Buddhist terms. Thus obtained conditional system of Buddhist philosophy serves the key to an analysis of the contemporary Buddhist dogmas translated into religious practice and to the creation of a new, somewhat different from the traditional one, pattern of the development of Buddhism from the ancient times to our day.
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