This translation discusses historical geotectonics.
Contents: Vendian - Late Cambrian. Development of Phanerozoic mobile belts; Ordovician - Mature stage of Caledonian and initial stage of development of Hercynian mobile belts; Silurian-Early Devonian. Completion of development of the Caledonian and early stage of development of Hercynian mobile belts; Middle Devonian-Early Carboniferous. Mature stage of development of Hercynian mobile belts. Inundation of cratons; Middle-Late Carboniferous - Early Triassic. End of development of the Hercynian and birth of Cimmerian mobile belts; General regularities of development of the earth's crust in the Palaeozoic.