Betmakaev Alexei Michailovich


Candidate of History

Altai State University, Faculty of History,

Department of World History and International Relations

Associate Professor

 Contacts: 656049, Barnaul, 

 8 (382) 29-12-71,

btmkv@yandex.ru

Scholarly interests: 
  • The history of the German Democratic Republic,
  • political activity of Walter Ulbricht
Main publications:
The monographs
  • The Best Side of the Dictatorship: Socio-political Dimension of “SED Regime” in the GDR (1949–1989). Saarbrucken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013.
  • Reichsmark and Dollar: Currency and Trade Policy of Germany towards the United States in 1933–1936. Saarbrucken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016.
The textbooks
  • History of Germany: The Handbook for the Students in 3 Vols. / B. Bonwetsch, Yu.V. Galaktionov (eds.). Vol. 2 and 3. Kemerovo, 2005.
  • History of Germany: The Handbook for the Students in 3 Vols. / B. Bonwetsch, Yu.V. Galaktionov (eds.). Vol. 2 and 3. Moscow, 2008.
  • Social Policy and Social State in Germany: The Handbook / L.N. Korneva (ed.). Kemerovo, 2014.
 The articles
  • The USA factor in the Evaluation of the Departmental Bureaucracy of Germany in 1933. Historical and Historiographical Questions of International Relations of the 20th Century. Barnaul, 1993. Pp. 26–39.
  • The Implementation of the “New Plan” of Germany's Foreign Economic Policy and German-American Relations in 1934–1936. Actual Questions of History, Historiography and International Relations. Barnaul, 1996. Pp. 188–204.
  • Between Versailles and Rapallo. German-American Peace Negotiations in the Summer of 1921. Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 1999. No. 4. Pp. 7–12.
  • On the Way to East German identity: W. Ulbricht and the GDR–USSR Relations in 1949–1964. American Studies in Siberia. Tomsk, 2003. Pp. 189–207.
  • Walter Ulbricht and the Destalinization in the GDR (1956–1958). Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2004. No. 4. Pp. 30–35.
  • W. Ulbricht and Economic Policy in the GDR (1949–1971). Power, Politics, Ideology in the History of Europe. Barnaul, 2005. Pp. 126–139.
  • Honecker vs. Ulbricht. The Struggle for Power into the Head of the GDR in the End of 1960s and the Beginning of 1970s. Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2005. No. 4. Pp. 12–16.
  • East Germany after the Holocaust. The Jews and the "SED regime" in the Late 1940s – 1960s. The Second World War: History’s Lessons for Germany and Russia. Kemerovo; Moscow, 2006. Pp. 367–370.
  • The Conflicts inside the Leadership of the GDR in Ulbricht’s Epoch (1949–1971). Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2006. No. 4. Pp. 54–59.
  • Walter Ulbricht and the anti-Ulbricht Opposition in the Leadership of the SED (1953–1971). Germany: History and Modernity. Part 1. Voronezh, 2006. Pp. 180–187.
  • Walter Ulbricht: “Parteiführer” to “Landesvater”. The Features of Status Evolution in Power System of the GDR. Postwar History of Germany: The Russian-German Experience and Perspectives. Moscow, 2007. Pp.97–102.
  • Walter Ulbricht in the System of Power in the GDR (1949–1973). War and Peace in the History of Europe. Barnaul, 2007. Pp. 124–132.
  • Ulbricht and Political Repressions in the GDR in 1953–1961. Political Violence in the Historical Memory of Germany and Russia. Kemerovo, 2007. Pp. 262–269.
  • SED in the Political Culture of the GDR in the Ulbricht’s Era. Political Culture in the History of Germany and Russia. Kemerovo, 2009. Pp. 75–80.
  • Walter Ulbricht and Economic Competition between the GDR and the BRD in 1960s. Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2012. No. 4-2(76). Pp. 35–39.
  • The East German Way in the United Nations: The Foreign Policy of the GDR and the Problem of Recognition in International Law (1949–1973). Germany at the Crossroads of History. Problems of Domestic and Foreign Policy in the Context of the Transformation of International Relations. Issue 5. Voronezh, 2014. Pp. 62–71.
  • «Welfare Dictatorship» (On the Specificity of Social Policy in the GDR). Bulletin of Kemerovo State University. 2013. No. 2(54). Pp. 21–25.
    Walter Ulbricht and Recognition of the GDR in International Law. Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2015. No. 4/1. Pp. 56–60.
  • The Foreigners in the GDR: Major Groups and Relations with East Germans (1949–1990). Bulletin of Kemerovo State University. 2015. Vol. 2. No. 3. Pp. 100–104.
  • Walter Ulbricht and the Renewal of the GDR in 1960s. Izvestiya of Altai State University Journal. 2017. No. 5(97). Pp. 129–133.