THE PROBLEM OF DENATIONALISATION OF THE RUSSIAN CHILDREN IN POLAND AND THE WAYS OF FIGHTING IT IN THE 1920S 1930S.
The article looks into the problem of migrant children denationalization; it’s dedicated to one the ways of fighting it, so-called Day of the Russian Child, which was one of the top three most significant celebrations for migrants along with the Russian Culture Day and Intransigence Day. Despite its late appearance – the end of the 1920s – it very quickly became one of the most beloved celebrations among migrants, who had been celebrating it up to the beginning of the World War II almost in all countries inhabited by migrants. The research is based on the archival documents stored at the so-called “Prague Archive” (The State Archive of the Russian Federation, GARF, Moscow) as well as migrant periodicals of the period under review. The author analyses the primal causes of the appearance of the day, tasks allotted on it by the migrants and the way they have transformed during the time as the true state of the migrant children in foreign countries and their needs exposed themselves.