Marina Potemkina



Institute of History, Philology and Foreign Languages

38, Lenin street, Magnitogorsk, 455000,

ChelyabinskRegion, Russia

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  • 1976 -1981 Chelyabinsk State University, Major: History
  • 1994 Awarded an academic degree of the Candidate of Historical Sciences (PhD)
  • 2004 Awarded an academic degree of the Doctor of Historical Sciences
  • 2011 Awarded an academic rank of the Professor


  • Grant of the Canadian Government for Scientific Research, 2007
  • Grant “Development of the Scientific Potential of the Academia”, 2009 - 2011
  • Scholarship of the German Government for scientific research in Moscow, 2009
  • A member of the Russian-German project “War grave care”, Dresden, Germany


  • World War II as a civilization crisis
  • Local and oral history in the 20th century
  • The 20th century social processes
  • The national images of mutual perception (Russia – Canada)


Course Titles:

  • Modern History of Asia and Africa
  • Theory and methodology of history
  • Methodology and methods of historical research
  • Philosophy and methodology of science
  • Discussion questions of the Second World War
  • History of State and Law of foreign countries

PhD students:

  • Four PhD students defended their theses for an academic degree of the Candidate of Historical Sciences (PhD)


  1. Theory and methodology of history: student book. Moscow: RIOR: INFRA-M, 2014, 197 p.
  2. Regional studies. Magnitogorsk. Grades 9-11: Workbook for educational institutions. Chelyabinsk region. Chelyabinsk: ABRIS, 2013, 200 p.
  3. Evacuated to the Urals rear (1941-1948): Monograph. Magnitogorsk: Magnitogorsk State University, 2006, 265 p.
  4. The evacuation within the Great Patriotic War in the Urals Region: people and destiny: Monograph. Magnitogorsk: Magnitogorsk State University, 2002, 265 p.
  5. The impact of evacuation on the perception of the military reality (1941-1942). Signs of the war in the life and memory: the impact of armed conflicts of the twentieth century on the Russian society. Collection of papers. Rostov-on-the Don: Foundation, 2014, pp. 129-138.
  6. The escape-re-evacuation mechanism in the USSR during the Great Patriotic War. History. Memory. People: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference. October 18, 2012. Almaty, 2013, pp. 6-18.
  7. The psychological aspect of evacuation during World War II. Bulletin of the Chelyabinsk State University. Series: History. Issue 51, 2012, pp. 58-61.
  8. The image of the Soviet Union in the Canadian press in 1945-1946. Society and power. Bulletin of the Chelyabinsk State University. History, 2012, no. 3, pp. 104-106.
  9. Historical space of evacuation (1941-1945). Journal of Historical, Philological and Cultural Studies, 2012, no. 3 (37), pp. 124-132.
  10. Re-evacuation of the population of the Urals in 1944-1948. The joys and sorrows of returning home. Winners and losers from war to peace: the Soviet Union, France, Germany, the United States of America. (1941-1950). Moscow: ROSPEN, 2010, pp. 83-93.
  11. Evacuation and re-evacuation processes and evacuees in the Urals in 1941-1948. The author's abstract of the thesis for an academic degree of the Doctor of Historical Sciences. Yekaterinburg. Institute of History and Archaeology. 2004.
  12. In whisper about the main thing: the world of rumors of war time. Rumors in Russia in the 19th-20th centuries. Informal communication and "sharp turns" in Russian history. Chelyabinsk: Stone Belt, 2011, pp. 104-126.
  13. Canadian experience of facing social changes after World War II: from war to peace. Bulletin of the Chelyabinsk State University. History, 2009, no. 6, pp. 138-143.
  14. Evacuated population in the Urals rear: experience of survival. National History, 2005, no. 2, pp. 86-98.

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