Dmitry V. Likharev, Dr. Sc. (History), Professor, Dept. of Historical Education, FEFU, Ussuriysk.
The article contains a comparative analysis of the viewpoints expressed by the Russian memoirists and historians on the material factors of the Battle of Tsushima, including the so-called problem of a projectile. Most of the pre-revolutionary and Soviet researchers were inclined to overstate the technological significance of the Japanese warships. After some new facts had been revealed, the contemporary Russian historians revised many traditional approaches.
Key words: the Russo-Japanese War, Tsushima, naval artillery, armouring, squadron battleship.
Georgy Ya. Trigub, Cand. Sc. (History), Associate Professor, Dept. of State and Municipal Management, VSUES, Vladivostok.
The article concerns the conditions of local government in the Russian Far East during the Civil War. The author reveals difficult environment in which the local authorities recovery and activities were to take place after the Soviet power had fallen in the region in 1918.
Key words: local government, the Far East, the Civil War.
Stanislav V. Slivko, postgraduate of the Far Eastern State University of Humanities (FESUH), Khabarovsk.
The author focuses on the features of the Far Eastern Istparts functioning in 1920s. Its archival, publishing, ideological, exhibitory, and other activities define Dalistpart as a center for the study of the revolutionary movement, the Civil War, and intervention in the Far East.
Key words: C. P.S. U. (B), the Far Eastern Istpart, the Civil War, intervention, revolutionary movement.
Nina V. Shulgina, senior lecturer, School of Humanities, FEFU, Vladivostok.
The main peculiarity of the post-revolutionary Russian emigration was its political nature, which affected the mentality of the Diaspora regardless of its location. A sense of ethnic kinship that united the immigrants was sustained by a common policy opposition to the Soviet power and its social and political system.
Key words: , adaptation, political environment, east branch, political culture.
Sergey A. Vlasov, Cand. Sc. (History), senior researcher of IHAE, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The article gives analysis of the local Soviets activities in the Primorsky Territory, which though were dependent on the superior party-and-state officials solved successfully many housing problems owing to the lead and perseverance of the deputies.
Key words: Soviets of Workers Deputies, housing, housing associations, dilapidated housing.
Larisa A. Krushanova, Cand. Sc. (History), researcher in the Department of Social and Political Studies, the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The author considers the economic and general crimes as well as the crimes against public order in the Far East of the USSR in 1960 1991.
Key words: criminality, economic crimes, crimes against life and health, prohibitionists campaigns, the Far East.
Sergey A. Piskunov, Cand. Sc. (History), Associate Professor, Department of History, Philosophy and the Cultural Studies, BSPU.
The archival data allow the author to trace the development of the state system of human resources management in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, including the planned labor force reallocation in that period. The article also describes not only the structural but also functional changes of the system.
Key words: state, immigration, the organized labour recruitment, rural migration, labour force.
Tatiana E. Lomova, Associate Professor, Dept. of the Cultural Studies and Art History, the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.
On the basis of the Oral History method the article depicts the image of Vladivostok set in its citizens minds as well as the city rebuilding programs in the Soviet and contemporary periods.
Key words: Oral History, personal memories, collective memory, everyday life, The City of Vladivostok, APEC Summit 2012.

Maxim E. Bulanenko, Cand. Sc. (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, School of Humanities, FEFU, Vladivostok.
Review of C. Hansen, Language in the heart-mind (p. 75 124), and C. Harbsmeier, Marginalia sino-logica (p. 125 166), from: Understanding the Chinese mind: philosophical roots / ed. by R. E. Allinson. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1991. 316 p. ISBN: 978-0-195-85022-2.
Key words: pre-Han philosophy, Chinese thought, concept of truth, pragmatist approach and its critique.
Vladimir A. Klinovsky, postgraduate, Dept. of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Buryat State University.
The article gives analysis of the linguistic reforms in China in the period of the XX century in terms of their political content. The author considers in the historical context the issues and objectives of the main transformations in written and spoken languages made by the government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China after the establishment of the PRC.
Key words: The PRC, China, constitution, constitutional law, the Chinese language, language policy, official language, linguistic reforms, education policy, written language transformations.
Nikolai P. Ryabchenko, Cand. Sc. (History), senior researcher of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The article investigates the monograph by O. E. Nepomnin on Chinese history in the XX century. It highlights a series of original approaches and authors estimates and some discussion points in the understanding of historical processes.
Key words: China, population cycles, the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong, reforms.
Yulia V. Sovasteeva, graduate of the Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography of the peoples of the Far East, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The article explores basic ideas of academician N. I. Conrad on the understanding of the Renaissance as a progressive world-historical phenomena, laws and criteria for its development, vividly manifested not only in Europe but also in the East in the X XV centuries.
Key words: theory of history, historical laws, the unity of the world historical process, the development of world culture, the Renaissance in the East, humanism, culture of the East.

Galina I. Kanevskaya, Dr. Sc. (History), Professor of the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.
The article discloses the formation of Australias immigration policy which played a significant role in the countrys socio-economic and political development. The study is based on the Australian materials the Australian authors published documents and works.
Key words: Great Britains Australian colonies, immigration policy.
Anastasia A. Shcherbatyuk, postgraduate of the IHAE, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The article describes the formation and development of the economic relations between the prefecture of Toyama (Japan) and Russia beginning from the XIX century to the present. It also considers the main stages of the cooperation development, gives a brief analysis of the foreign trade turnover in recent years, and makes the conclusion about the prospects of trade and investment cooperation, as well as the problems facing Japan and Russia in this field.
Key words: the prefecture of Toyama, the Port of Fushiki-Toyama, economic ties, foreign trade turnover, investment projects.
Ekaterina A. Veka, postgraduate of the International Relations Dept., the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.
The article is about Kim Jong Uns leadership, the North Korean region, and different assessments of the changes taking place in the country. It considers prospects of bilateral cooperation between Russia and North Korea as one of the way for integration of the Russian Far East into the Asia-Pacific regions economy.
Key words: North Korea, changes, Kim Jong Un, Russia, bilateral cooperation.
Valery Yu. Mishin, the Head of the Center for Regional Security, Department of International Relations and Security, the IHAE, FEB RAS, Vladivostok.
The author presents the personality of the Republic of Koreas new president, gives analysis of the outcomes of the elections as well as the development tendencies for the foreign and domestic policies of the newly elected authority.
Key words: the Republic of Korea, the president, foreign and domestic policies, outcomes of the elections.

L.V.Zabrovskaya. Conference: Competition and Good Society the Eastern Model (Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki)
G.P.Beloglazov. China in the process of modernization of the state and society (to the end of the XVIII Congress of the CPC)
I.S.Zhushchikhovskaya. International Symposium on Ancient ceramics in Jingdezhen
V.G.Makarenko. The main results of the research and organizational works by the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, FEB RAS in 2012

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