Benda Vldimir Bikolaevich

Place of work

Pushkin Leningrad State University
associate professor
candidate of historical sciences

Author's articles(5)

Controversial issues in Russian historiography concerning the origin and development of the system of training of artillery personnel In Saint-Petersburg in the first half of the XVIII century



there are some discrepancies and inaccuracies in the interpretation of certain events associated with the establishment and operation of schools and the organization of the educational process in them in the military-historical literature and other sources dealing with the military special schools’ foundation in St. Petersburg, where the training for the artillery corps had been provided during the first half of the eighteenth century. In particular, it is argued that the Saint-Petersburg artillery school «for Pushkarsk children» was established on May 20, 1730. In this article, the author, ba...

To the problem of evaluation of «foreign» influence on the development of the Russian state scientific and military school in the reign of Peter the Great



in pre-revolutionary, Soviet and modern Russian historiography the problem of evaluation of «foreign» influence in various periods in the development of Russia is more than actual, and thoroughly represented. The author notes that in this period, one of the areas of such influence was the activities of foreign («foreign») both military and civilian professionals of various profile and level, invited to the Russian service at the end of the XVII–XVIII centuries. In his article, the author, based on the study of new archival and other sources, attempts to evaluate the «pros» and «cons» of foreig...

К вопросу о противоречивости оценок развития артиллерии и артиллерийской науки во второй половине XVIII в.



в работе представлен краткий историографический обзор работ различных периодов издания, в которых проводиться анализ состояния отечественной артиллерии и развития военной науки, в т.ч. и артиллерийской в рассматриваемый период. Автор акцентирует внимание на том, что, в различного рода источниках, посвященных данной проблематике, присутствуют противоречивые выводы и оценки, характеризующие, в первую очередь, состояние русской артиллерии во времена правления Екатерины II.

Artillery and artillery science at times of Catherine the Great



the article presents a brief historical review of works published in different periods. These works contain the analysis of the Russian artillery state and military science development, including artillery science during the period under consideration. The author pays attention to different sources dealing with this problem. The article provides contradictory conclusions and estimations characterizing, first of all, the Russian artillery state during the reign of Catherine the Great.

Subsistence support of the Russian army military personnel in the beginning of the XVIII century



one of the types of Russian army military supplies in the XVIII century was subsistence support. The purpose of this work is to systematize, significantly expand and supplement the existing information on these issues, taking into account the results of previous research and study of new archival and other sources. The article considers some actual moments of the organization of subsistence support of various Russian army military personnel categories in the considered period. Previously unpublished archival and other sources are introduced into scientific circulation.