Article 1217

Title of the article

THE IDEAL OFFICER AND HIS/HER REFLECTION IN ACTIVITIES OF THE RUSSIAN MILITARY SCHOOL
OF XIX – EARLY XX CENTURIES 

Authors

Grebenkin Alexey Nikolaevich, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of state and law, Orel branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (5A Pobedy Boulevard, Orel, Russia), E-mail: angrebyonkin@mail.ru

Index UDK

94(47).072/083+355.231

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2017-2-1

Abstract

Background. The article analyzes the reflection of the ideal officer in activities of Russian military training schools in XIX – early XX centuries. The study of sociocultural aspects of activities of Russian military schools can help undertake a complex analysis of Russian officer corps and create a conception of the specific of their
professional training.
Materials and methods. The study is based on unpublished documents, materials of periodical press, works by pre-revolutionary military theoreticians. A sociocultu-ral analysis (created by Ju. M. Reznik and L. G. Ionin) helps to estimate the influence of the image of ideal officer formed in the army and society on the organization
of officers’ training at military schools of the Russian Empire. 
Results. The author has established a steady interrelation between the image of ideal officer and the organization of officers’ training in at Russian military schools, characterized the specifics of their mutual influence and estimated the contribution of military schools into forming of a professional and sociocultural image of Russian officers.
Conclusions. The Russian military school possessed both tight sociocultural bounds with the army and its own sociocultural modality. The latter allowed to mitigate the negative influence of regressive changes in the image of ideal officer on the army, to overcome the crisis and to increase the officer service prestige.

Key words

 Russian officer corps, image of ideal officer, military schools, sociocultural portrait, military culture

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