This issue is prepared by joint efforts of the Center for African Studies (Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences) and our colleagues and is based on the reports presented at the international conference “Russia and Africa: History of Mutual Representations”, which was organized in Moscow on October, 8—9, 2015 as part of research project “Africa in the Destiny of Russia, Russia in the Destiny of Africa”. We fully realized that the conference can not cover all the aspects of such large and important theme as mutual representations of the peoples from African continent and the peoples of Russia in its historical development. The preparatory activities confirmed that following substantial limitation of bilateral contacts we feel obvious lack of professional researchers dealing with these themes. Thus we formulated an important task both for the grant research and conference preparation as the first step to realize the research — to look for new talented persons and to enhance the chronology and problematic of the theme.
Issue "Britain and Russia: intercultural dialogue ", edited by Aizenshtat and Labutin prepared by the Association of British Studies. It presents articles covering a wide range of Russian-British cultural, social and economic contacts with the Middle Ages to the present day. Also it gives a representation of Russians about England and the English, the individual problems of studying the history of Britain. The issue will be interesting both for specialists - historians, teachers, high school students, and everyone who is interested in history.
New issue of “Istoriya: Journal of Education and Science” № 10 (43) “Russia and Britain: Cultural Interactions in the 20th Century” ed. by Mikhail Lipkin is published. Please note that the access to this issue is open and does not require registration
The issue is based on papers presented at the scholarly colloquium organized by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the British Academy and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies as a part of the UK—Russia Year of Culture 2014 (colloquium was held in the building of the British Academy in London on November 6—7, 2014).