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«Economic History» (2021y. №54)


ISSN 2409-630X (Print), ISSN 2618-916X (Online)

DOI: 10.15507/2409-630X.054.017.202103.296-307

Eduard D. Bogatyrev

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia),



The Economic History of the Mordovian Region in the Scientific Heritage of Nikolai Vasilievich Zavaryukhin


Introduction. 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Doctor of History, Professor Nikolay V. Zavaryukhin. The aim of the study is to assess his contribution to the study of the history of the socio-economic development of the Mordovian region during the period of feudalism. Research Methods. The research is based on the biographical method. The use of general scientific methods made it possible to present the problem under study as a process within the framework of a specific historical situation, the tasks to be solved, to analyze the essence and content of N. V. Zavaryukhin’s scientific activity. The materials of the archives of Ogarev Mordovia State University and the personal archive of the historian have been introduced into scientific circulation. Results and Discussion. The article is dedicated to the memory of a professor at Ogarev Mordovia State University Nikolai Vasilievich Zavaryukhin. The study provides biographical information about the scientist, highlights his scientific activities, focuses on the main scientific works and his scientific heritage. Conclusion. N. V. Zavaryukhin made a significant contribution to the development of historical science and historical education of Mordovia, using extensive archival material to study the socio-economic development of the Mordovian region in the 17th–18th centuries. He traced the evolution of economic activity and identified the factors that determined it. A significant place in his legacy is occupied by works that popularize the history of their small homeland. The materials of his research form the basis of a number of university and school textbooks and teaching aids on the history of the Mordovian region. He made a great contribution to the development of the historical science of the Republic of Mordovia, having prepared 24 candidates of historical sciences under his supervision.

Keywords: N. V. Zavaryukhin, scientist, historian, ethnographer, Mordovian region, feudalism, agrarian history, socio-economic development.

For citation: Bogatyrev E. D. The economic history of the Mordovian region in the scientific heritage of Nikolai Vasilievich Zavaryukhin. Ekonomicheskaya istoriya = Russian Journal of Economic History. 2021; 17(3): 296–307. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.15507/2409-630X.054.017.202103.296-307.


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