The World System of Socialism: Global and Regional Aspects


On October 3–4, 2019, the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences will hold an international scientific conference “The World System of Socialism: Global and Regional Aspects”, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) in January 1949.

The conference is aimed to illuminate the forty-year period of the CMEA history from the standpoint of modern historical science, combining the efforts of different methodological schools and research areas. Participants' reports will discuss the key problems of development of the trans-regional economic organization of the “socialist community” countries in the context of the Cold War and the confrontation of two military and political blocs on the world stage.

The information partners of the conference are State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN) and leading scientific periodicals on History — “Modern and Current History” and the Electronic Scientific and Educational Journal “History”.