MAKING THE COMMON HISTORY
The era of romanticism in Russia assumed mortgaging of a new historiographic canon (which importance increased with the central role of history in legitimizing power now). In place of the old dynastic history comes the history of "the people". In this process Ustryalov's concept is of great importance. Ustryalov's concept is one of the first versions of "great Russian nation", which relevance is associated with actualization question of the status of the Western provinces of the Russian Empire.
Keywords: nation, nationality, public opinion, Pan-Slavism