Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


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Book announcement

The new monograph “Russian Society and its Contemporary Challenges” is now available: Rossiiskoe obschestvo i vyzovy vremeni. Kniga 3 / [Russian Society and Challenges of the Time. Book Three/ M.K. Gorshkov [et al.]; Ed. By Gorshkov  M.K., Tikhonova N.E. Moscow: Izdatelstvo Ves Mir, 2016. 424 p.




Russian Society in the Spring of 2016: Fears and Hopes

The Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences presented the main results and an analytical summary of the survey “Russian Society in the Spring of 2016: Fears and Hopes”. The event took place on the premises of the  Russian newspaper “Argumenti I Fakti” on April 26, 2016.




VI Sociological Grushin Conference

VI Sociological Grushin Conference was held on March, 16-17, 2016. The conference was organized in the context of Russian Research Week “The Life of the Research after the Research: How to Make the Results Comprehensible and Useful”. This event was held by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The scientists of the Institute of Sociology RAS took active part in the Sociological Grushin Conference. 





Polis. Political Studies Journal has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB)




Media Feedback

The presentation "Russian Middle Class in the Conditions of Stability and Crises" has got feedback not only from the Russian Media but also from the press in English: BNE IntelliNews and The Moscow




Russian Middle Class

The presentation of information and analytical summary of the research "Russian Middle Class in the Conditions of Stability and Crises" was held on February, 29, 2016. The presentation was organized by the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Fridrikh Ebert Stiftung.




Congratulations, Yazhborovskaya Inessa S.!

We congratulate Yazhborovskaya Inessa S. on her 85th birthday. Happy Birthday!

Yazhborovskaya I. S. - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor. Throughout her career, Yazhborovskaya wrote many books and papers (more than 300), including 10 monographs. Two books and series of articles were published in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the USA.




The 5th Regular all-Russian Congress of Sociology

The 5th Regular all-Russian Congress of Sociology with international participation “Sociology and Society: Social Inequality and Social Justice” will take place in Yekaterinburg (Russia) on October, 2016.

The conference is organized by the Russian Society of Sociologists (RSS), the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IS RAS), the Ural Federal University, the administration of Yekaterinburg and the government of Sverdlovsk Oblast.

International participation: ISA (International Sociological Association), ESA (European Sociological Association).




25th Anniversary

We congratulate "POLIS" journal on 25th anniversary. In early 1991, the first issue of “Polis” was published, which became the successor of the journal "The Working Class and the Modern World." Up until today the journal remains the leading center for the consolidation of Russian political science community.




Congratulations, Oleg Yanitsky!

Leading researcher of the Institute of Sociology RAS, prof. Oleg Yanitsky has been awarded with the diploma of the International Biographic Centre (Cambridge, the UK) for his long-term works in the field of environmental sociology. 
His name is included in the list of the '2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century' by the version of this Centre.
Congratulations for this well-deserved recognition!




Congratulations to Fortov V. E. on his 85th birthday

We congratulate President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir E. Fortov on his 85th birthday. Happy Birthday!




New Design

Dear colleagues! We are happy to welcome you to the renovated site of the Institute of Sociology. Now the site will contain annotations of the books published by our Institute.




Russian Science Citation Index

We congratulate our journals on being a part of the database Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) on the Web of Science platform:






Congratulations, Patrushev S. V.!

We congratulate Patrushev S. V., the Head of the Department of Comparative Political Studies IS RAS. He was awarded the Shahnazarov medal for the contribution to political science.




Russian Society and Challenges of the Time. Book Two

Press-conference “Russian Society and Challenges of the Time” took place in the media-center “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” (Russian Newspaper) on November, the 25th, 2015. This event was devoted to the results of the all-Russian sociological research.

The study was conducted by the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences with support of the Russian Science Foundation  14-28-00218. 




Cooperation Agreement

A joint meeting between the Academic Council of the Institute of Sociology RAS and Scientific Council for National Policy Problems of the Department of Social Sciences was held on November, the 18th, 2015.

The meeting was devoted to the signature of the Cooperation Agreement between Federal Agency for Nationalities and Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.




Dimensions of Russian Education

We present a new book "Dimensions of Russian Education. .: Center for Sociological Research, 2015". It is available in Russian language, but you can get acquainted with English abstract and foreword.




Happy Anniversary, Cherednichenko Galina!

We are delighted to wish you a happy birthday! May you prosper wherever you go and in whatever you do!

Cherednichenko Galina A. - Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Department of Sociology of Education, Academic Secretary of the Center for the Sociology of Education, Science and Culture




Congratulations, "POLIS" Journal

We congratulate editorial staff, authors and readers of the journal "POLIS. Political Studies" on an anniversary - the 150th issue of the journal!




Forum Open Tribune

The Forum “Open Tribune” was held in the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences on November, the 16, 2015.

This event was devoted to Sociologist Day. Sociologist Day is celebrated in Russia on the 14th of November. We invited all persons who wished to take part in the forum from eminent scholars to young scientists.

The forum provided an opportunity to discuss different problems which are important to sociological community such as:

  • The role of sociology in the public sphere: opportunities and limitations
  • Is there a credibility gap? Does Russian society and government trust to sociology?
  • Predictive opportunities of sociology
  • Which are the prospects of sociology in Russia?
  • The role and place of sociology in the interdisciplinary researches

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