№ 4, 2000
Moral condemnation of nazism and Stalinism the sense of guilt and responsibility remain an important prerequisite of studying the German and the Russian past. The book by the Russian historian, expert in Germanic studies, Alexander Boroznyak reads about hard work of overcoming the past. The author dwells on the academic studies and the discussion of the supporters of conservative-protective and critical approaches to the study of national-socialism as an important factor in the controversial process of the social conscience formation in FRG. While reading the work one can find considerable similarities, and not less considerable differences in Russian and German situations.
№ 3, 1998
The international conference: «Russia and Germany in the XX-the century: towards anti-totalitarian accord; experience and goals» (Moscow, May 1998) organized by the Institute of Universal History of Russian Academy of Sciences, the Center for the European Integration Research under the Bonn University, the Mulheim Initiative and the «Russia-Germany» Society brought together the leading specialists in the above-mentioned field from Russia and Germany. The Conference discussed the anti-totalitarian consensus problems and its perspectives in Europe, the democratization of the Justice and of the educational system, etc. The participants of the Conference also had a number of discussions with Moscow students. Since the conference was scientific and practical, it is no wonder that all its participants were deeply concerned with the question, why the democratization process in Russia was so difficult and ambiguous.
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