Orenburg Neplyuev Military School: Contribution to Formation of Regional Science

  •  Tatiana N Savinova    


In 2014, 190 years have passed since the establishment of the Orenburg Neplyuev Military School, renamed later in the Cadet Corps. In the middle of the XIX and the beginning of XX century, several military schools worked in Orenburg. Their presence in the city is quite justified, as since the founding of Orenburg it was a significant military and educational center of the region. The purpose of this study was to identify and collect data on the scientific activities of faculty members and staff of one of the oldest educational institutions in the region and evaluating the scientific merit of their work. It is known that members of the Orenburg Neplyuev Cadet Corps not only performed and contributed to the educational process, but some of them also were engaged in research. This work was not mandatory; it was often carried out on own initiative or with the agreement to assume the additional overhead. But at the same time it was not been closed within the boundaries of personal research interests of specific people. During the whole XIX and at the beginning of the XX centuries, even early, the Orenburg Province and adjacent areas remained unexplored territory. Therefore, the work of researchers and enthusiasts had enormous scientific and social value. Since the mid-XIX century, the Orenburg researchers were able to participate in the work of several local scientific societies: the Orenburg Scientific Archive Commission, the Orenburg Department of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, the Orenburg Department of the Kazan Society of military health knowledge adherents, etc. The article presents the results of a study on the participation and the scientific contribution of employees of the Orenburg Neplyuev Cadet Corps in the formation of Regional Science. On the basis of collected and presented in the article submissions it can be stated that, in speaking about the scientific work in this institution, it should be assessed not so much a collective as a personal contribution.

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