Abstract. The article is devoted to the review of the IX and X Tokarev readings, which were held on October 9, 2020 and May 14–15, 2021 in Rostov-on-Don. The IX Tokarev readings were timed to coincide with the 80 anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian historian V.N. Korolev (1940–2005). The X Tokarev readings were during the 350 anniversary of the uprising under the leadership of S.T. Razin (1667–1671). Traditionally, Tokarev readings (All-Russian scientific and practical conferences “War and military traditions in the cultures of the peoples of the South of Russia”) were held at the Institute of history and international relations of the Southern federal university. The conference was organized by the Institute of history and international relations of the Southern federal university, the Novocherkassk museum of the history of the don Cossacks, the Priest Ilya Popov Foundation, the Association (Union) for the promotion of the Festival of Cossack national sports and folk art “Shermitsii”, the Velikoknjazhesky Studfarm. The conferences were attended by scientists from the leading scientific and educational centers of Russia. Within the framework of the X Tokarev readings, several events were held. Besides the conference itself, there was a round table to discuss the collective monograph “History of the Don Cossacks” (2020), as well as an off-site meeting at the Velikoknjazhesky Studfarm. The reports presented were diverse in subject matter, covering various aspects of the military history and culture of the peoples of the South of Russia.
Keywords: Tokarev readings, V.N. Korolev, “The Rebellious age”, military history.