Authors : Leonid Baltovskij, Anna Abalian, Vladimir Belous and Stanislav Eremeev
Abstract: For Russia of XXI century, the problem of forming the so called Russian identity is topical. Within the framework of renewing the civil society, the modern variant of the national issue topic enters the discourse. According to the researchers, the modern-day problems of inter-ethnic relationships should be tackled from the culture-centrist viewpoint. In modern Russia, internal and external policy relationships are being transformed as well as the character of inter-ethnic and inter-confession conflicts. A network information society has been formed. In the conditions of a new crisis, the inter-ethnic problems can only be solved if the civil awareness has established with a new culture inside which the state can be the nucleus for a renewed social existence highlighting the development of man and would harmonically unite traditionalism with modern post-industrial development trends. For social sciences, the task for renovation of the Russian nation is a serious intellectual challenge. Politicians and authority structures need to regard that the objective of modern political discourse should be not the self-assertion of power but development of a future society its cultural and human values.
Leonid Baltovskij, Anna Abalian, Vladimir Belous and Stanislav Eremeev, 2016. Applied Aspects of Politics in Russia. The Social Sciences, 11: 631-638.