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Letters to the authorities as the modus vivendi of the Russian professorship and as a constant of Russian Culture (cross-cutting sociological & historicо-philological view)

V.N. Bazylev
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UDC [378+323.2](044)

https://doi.org/10.20339/AM.06-22.110                 

 

Vladimir N. Bazylev, Dr. Sci. (Philology), Academic Adviser, “Electronnoe obrazovanie” Ltd., e-mail: v-bazylev@inbox.ru

 

The article is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of “letters to the authorities” of the Russian scientific and pedagogical community in the XVIII–XXI centuries. The phenomenon of constant is postulated in the conditions of the two-hundred-year history of the relationship between the Russian government and the Russian scientific and pedagogical community as a consequence of tradition and mentality within the framework of Russian linguoculture. The constant epistolary formats are analyzed — letters to the tsar (XVIII — early XX century), letters to leaders or the head of state (XX — early XXI century), letters to the press, so-called “open letter” (XX — the beginning of the XXI century), letters on the Internet — blogs and posts as a stylistic continuation of the “open letter” (the first quarter of the XXI century).

Key words: letter to the authorities, sociology of higher education, constant of culture, science and education, social institute, linguoculture.

 

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Resources

16.       Vera Afanasyeva. Five signs of serious illness. Open letter to the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva from 10.04.2017. Photocopy, computer typing. From the author’s personal archive.

17.       Appeal to the Emperor Peter II. January 1729 // Materials on the History of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. St. Peterburg, 1885. Vol. 1. P. 444–448.

18.       Appeal to Empress Elizabeth. 9 November 1743. In: Pekarsky, P. Report on the studies in 1863/64 on the History of the Academy of Science // Notes of the Imperial Academy of Science. St. Petersburg, 1865. Vol. 7. Appendix No. 4. P. 949–953. 

19. Appeal of Professor J.-N. Dehliel to the Senate. January 1742. In: Pekarsky, P. Report on his studies in 1863/64 for the History of the Academy of Sciences // Memoirs of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. SPb., 1865. Т. 7. Appendix No. 4. P. 43–47.

20.       Appeal of the participants of the seminar-meeting of the heads of the departments of the Russian language and literature to the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin. Putin from 27.05.2019. Original, computer typed. From the author's personal archive.

21.       Stop the defeat of Moscow Pedagogical State University. A.M. Kamchatnov’s petition to the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and to the Government of the Russian Federation. Photocopy. From the author's personal archive.

22.       Open Letter to the Non-Existent Community of Teachers of Russian Higher Education of 18.09.2020. Photocopy, computer typing. From the author’s personal archive.

23.       Letter from V.A. Lisitsky to S.P. Trapeznikov, April 11, 1968. Original, typescript. From the author’s personal archive.

24.       Letter of a group of Moscow teachers and doctors to Stalin of 6 August 1945. Ф. 558. Oп. 11. Д. 863. Л. 72–73. Handwritten text.

25.       Letter from the teacher-agronomist M.I. Plotnikov to R.S. Zemlyachka. GA RF. Ф. Р-5446. Оп. 56. Дю 20. Л. 23. Copy, typewritten.

26.       Letter from Professor I.A. Sternin to V.V. Putin about changes in the management of science and education in Russia, from 15.05.2019. Photocopy, computer typing. From the author’s personal archive.

27.       Letter from Professor T. Lebedev to I.V. Stalin. RGASPI. Ф. 558. Oп. 11. Д. 863. Л. 6–13. Certified copy, typewritten.

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