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Social studies and monitoring
Boltaevskii A.A., Pryadko I.P. - "O stillness of my silent freedom, and ever-laughing crystal": civilization at an intersection pp. 1-25


Abstract: The subject of this research is the global challenges facing civilization in the beginning of the third millennium. Numerous facts show the close relationship between history and the history of nature. Biochemical processes, according to some researchers, have a direct impact not only on the behavior of individuals, but in general the whole society. Gumilev calls this phenomenon the effect of drive. The need for an equal relationship with nature suggest such dissimilar currents, both domestic cosmists philosophers, anthropologists and environmentalists the XX century., Public figures XX - XXI centuries., Representatives of the modern green. Methods of research in the article is the complex sociological and cultural approach that address the problem of the crisis of modern civilization at an angle different points of view. The article uses the data content analysis of national media and internet sources. The ongoing processes of globalization and the development of scientific and technological progress in our eyes lead mankind to a dead end. Contrary to forecasts Daniel Bell was not a panacea for global problems of post-industrial society. A further phase of the development of society must be based on a completely new way of thinking, whose foundations laid by Vernadsky, and then extended his followers and disciples.
Monahov D.N., Pronchev G.B. - On monitoring results for teaching staff in Moscow region under the conditions of new professional standards pp. 1-9


Abstract: The article deals with the results obtained in the monitoring of teaching staff in the Moscow region for compliance with modern requirements for subject teacher in terms of new educational and professional standards. The goal of this work is to identify the professional difficulties and methodological problems for teachers in such areas as general pedagogical, scientific-theoretical, methodological, information and communication. The main tasks of the research is to assess the teachers' knowledge of new methods and techniques of training, teachers ability to organize research, independent work of students, teachers knowledge of the achievements of modern science and practice. The studies are conducted among the teaching staff in the form of Web-questionnaires, computer-based testing, interviewing, collection of indirect data. The results of the studies define the needs of teachers. Solutions to identified problems and difficulties for the training, retraining and advanced training of teachers are supposed. Trained teachers, who are able to combine traditional teaching methods and modern information technologies, are necessary to implement new features. Teachers must be able to create their own educational resources, widely use them in their teaching activities.
Goltcova E. - Research of the socio-environmental determination of migration behavior of the youth in Irkutsk Oblast pp. 1-10


Abstract: The object of this research is the migration behavior of youth, while the subject is the specificity of formation of migration behavior among the young people in Irkutsk Oblast. We can observe various manifestations of migration behavior among this age group, which can consist in a high motivation towards migration, or a complete rejection thereof. The author thoroughly examines the socio-environmental factors of determination of the migration behavior, as well as defines the level of their impact upon the establishment of migration trends. In the last decades, there is a large youth migration outflow from Irkutsk Oblast. The study aimed at revelation of the migration trends, demonstrated that the model of migration behavior among youth of Irkutsk Oblast forms under the direct influence of socio-environmental factors, as well as subjective characteristics of the respondents. The author analyzes the motivating and demotivating factors, and determines the correlations between external and internal factors of determination of the migration behavior.
Moskvich Y., Viktoruk E., Ardyukova O., Dovydenko L.V. - About dominant motivations of success of the students of humanitarian and technical disciplines pp. 1-18


Abstract: This work examines the hierarchy of motivational orientations for achieving success among the students of humanitarian and technical faculties of Krasnoyarsk universities that are essential for the formation of educational policy aimed at improving the quality of education, as well as monitoring of development of the general cultural competences of the students of various academic disciplines, existing differences and deficits. Major attention is given to the establishment of dominant motivations and their relation to the overall value (optimistic or pessimistic) picture of the world, as well as the defining ethics of behavior and decision-making. The choice of two target audiences is made for verification of hypothesis about the presence of substantial distinction in the strategies for achieving success among the students of humanitarian and engineering disciplines. The article applies the psychological diagnostics of motivations of achieving success among the university students that was recently proposed by the S. A. Pakulina. It determines the nine key categories of success characteristic for the students of modern universities: success as financial realization; success as fortune; success as recognition; success as power; success as achievement; personal success; success as state of mind; success as overcoming; success as calling. The survey contains 36 questions that identify the students’ preferences in each of the nine methodological category of success; 591 students of the three leading universities of Krasnoyarsk (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astafyev, Siberian State University of Science and Techlogies) took part in the research. Regardless of the gender and academic disciplines, the dominant motivations includes the successful achievement of the desired goal, self-realization, and personal content; among the less attractive motives have been determines the exterior success (necessity to rule, influence people, make decisions for others). The common dominant motivation for the majority of respondents (90.2%) is the internalized success, which includes the five types of success: achievement, personal success, state of mind, overcoming obstacles, recognition. The author establish the link between such orientation with the high level of optimism among the students of current generation and their successfulness in education. The acquired results can be valuable in formulation and implementation of the modern educational curriculums and practices, creation of efficient environments for the professional and personal activities, forecasting the types of social and public activities of the students.
Goltcova E. - Marriage behavior of youth in the city of Irkutsk and its determination pp. 1-14


Abstract: The subject of this research is the marriage behavior of modern youth. The object is the youth residing in a large Siberian city. The article explores the matrimonial patterns of youth in the conditions of urban environment, as well as establishes the factors of its determination. The author traces certain regularities among the young residents of Irkutsk that are reflected in the tendency of decline in the rates of marriage and birth, which increases the relevance of this study. The author applies the methods of survey and analysis of statistical data. A conclusion is made that the reasons of demographic instability in multiple ways are associated with the value orientations and conditions of social environment of the youth. Methodology is based on the authorial concept of determination of demographic behavior from the perceptive of environmental approach. This work is the first to conduct the analysis of marriage behavior of the young residents of Irkutsk who enter into marriage. The scientific novelty consists in the fact that the factors of the youth marriage behavior are viewed within the framework of all components of the social environment – from ecological to economic, political, legal, and socio-cultural circumstances. A conclusion is made that the causes for decline on marriage rate are linked with the conditions of social environment and individual value orientations of the youth.
Kibenko V.A. - Modelling of the processes of regional identity establishment among the population of Arctic Region of the Russian Federation pp. 1-15


Abstract: The author meticulously examines the processes of establishment of regional identity among the population of Arctic Region of the Russian Federation on the example of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug – territory that in many aspects reflects the specificity of Arctic Region. The indicated question is viewed in sociological-managerial discourse. The object of this research is the regional identity in social management of Arctic territories, while the subject is the processes of establishment of regional identity among the population on Arctic Region from sociological-managerial perspective. The goal of this work consist in development of the sociological-managerial model of regional identity establishment among the population of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The study leans on the empirical sociological data of the two mass and expert surveys carried out by the author over the period of 2014-2016/ The article reveals the processes of establishment of the regional self-consciousness within the sociological-managerial aspects throughout the entire period of time, since the formation of the Autonomous Okrug until the present stage. The author determines from the portfolio of identities of the population of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and carefully describes the layered structure of regional identity, as well as defines its place within the hierarchy of territorial identity. The key socioeconomic and sociocultural factors of population’s activity of the Autonomous Okrug are determined. The sociological-managerial model of the establishment of regional self-consciousness of the population of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is structured and described.
Gallyamov R.R., Kuznetsova Y.A. - Evolution of leading trends in the quality of higher education as indicator of socialization of economy in the Russian region pp. 9-24


Abstract: This article reviews the evolution of key quality parameters of higher education as an indicator of socialization of economy in the Russian region. The authors propose the original definition to the notions of “quality of higher education” and its functional components. At the same time, the quality of higher education is analyzed as a social category that changes its functional content depending on which professional competences of the students of higher schools are most relevant from the perspective of federal standards and practice requirements, and therefore, realization of public interests. The authors examine the evolution of representations on the quality of higher education of such actors as the students and expert educators. Presence of the results of sociological surveys carried out within a decade (2006-2016), allowed the author to conduct a panel analysis, reveal the leading trends in the quality of higher education in one of the Russian regions, as well as trace their evolution. The empirical base of the research became the results of the four sociological surveys (2006, 2007, 2011, and 2016) performed over 10 years in several leading universities of Ufa.
Kabanov P.A. - Victimological characteristics of corruption crime in the Respublic of Belarus: analysis of statistical data for 2007-2012. pp. 10-21


Abstract: The object of studies includes official quantitative statistical data characterizing the situation with the corruption crime in the Republic of Belarus for the period from 2007 to 2012; official statistical data characterizing victims of corruption crime in the Republic of Belarus for the period between 2007 and 2012.; official statistical data reflecting social and demographic characteristics of victims of corruption crimes in the Republic of Belarus for the period of 2007 and 2012; tendencies characterizing the victimological element of corruption crime in the Republic of Belarus; social consequences, characterizing the situation in the sphere of corruption crime in the Republic of Belarus. The author used the issues of victimologic characteristics of the corruption crime in the Republic of Belarus for the period of 2007 to 2012 based upon  the data provided by the official statistics of the Information Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. As a result of the study it was found out that in the Republic of Belarus they organized reporting, which characterizes quantity characteristics of registered crimes and data on the persons who have committed these crime, and the amount of damage from their acts, and also data on their victims is being reported, which allows to provide statistical analysis of corruption crime, its negative social consequences and the victimologic characteristics of the victims.  The statistical analysis showed that the most of victims of corruption crimes concerns corruption theft, abuse of public position, a large number of natural persons suffer from abuse of competence and bribery, while there is a small number of victims of failure of the officials to take necessary actions. Mostly the victims of the corruption crimes are citizens of Belarus, and a number of foreigners among the victims is insignificant.  The typical "portrait" of a victim of corruption crime in Belarus is as follows: it is a citizen of the Republic of Belarus, male, age 18 to 49, worker or a person with no permanent source of income.
Batyrshina E.N. - Correlation of atheistic and religious outlook among the groups of student youth (on the example of the Republic of Bashkortostan) pp. 13-19


Abstract: This article analyzes the student youth of the Republic of Bashkortostan from the standpoint of religious and atheistic perceptions. In the course of this work, the author introduces the unpublished empirical materials of ethno-sociological survey conducted in 2017 among the four large universities, involving 462 students: Bashkir State Pedagogical University named after M. Akmulla, Bashkir State Medical University, Bashkir State University, and Neftekamsk Branch of Bashkir State University. An attempt was made to analyze the correlation of religious and atheistic outlook with regards to ethnic aspect of the modern student youth, using the example of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The survey consisted of 40 closed questions; the sample frame included several faculties of various disciplines. The draft of respondents was carried out using the cluster sampling method; the survey was based on face-to-face technology; the polling forms were given at the spot. The acquired material was integrated and analyzed using the program SPSS Statistics 0.17. Bashkortostan is one of the most mosaic regions of multinational Russia in the ethnic and religious regard; currently it counts over 160 nationalities that carry the centuries-long religious traditions, such as Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Paganism, etc. All of this makes relevant the question of the modern religious identity of student youth, because in the nearest future, the religious climate in the region and countrywide depends of this population group.
Demetradze M.R. - Social and cultural basis for the interdisciplinary domestic state policy and modern international relations. pp. 15-35


Abstract: The modernization character of the modern global processes demands new knowledge, high qualification of state administration. It is a necessary condition for the institutionalization of the modernization processes in all of the sphere of life of the society, participation in the global economic system at the modern basis, implementation of domestic and foreign policy in the interests of society and people.  It is the modernization markers, and not territorial, military or natural resources, that currently define authority, status, prestige and level of development of states.  That is why domestic and foreign policy get more and more closely intertwined, and that is why these problems are directly related to the spread of the modern standards in the various spheres of social life. Without such a domestic policy inclusion of the state into the global modernization processes loses its meaning and gets distorted, and the states themselves lose the status of fully competent participants of international relations.  The social and cultural methodology of the interdisciplinarity introduces the methods of situation analysis, problem diagnostics and forecasting in the sphere of making the model of social and cultural sphere for the future, and participation of society and the state in the modern modernization processes.  The key role is given to the idea - the modernization goal, which  shall form the content-matrix for the course of development of the state and allows to find responses to the questions: what needs changing, how and why it needs changing, what should be achieved, and what the use for the society and necessary period for changes are.  The social and cultural methods of interdisciplinarity serve as instruments for the influence on specific objects, defining the trajectory of their transfer from one status to another and the parameters of their motion towards the goal.
Odintsov A.V. - The experience of databases integration of the public opinion survey pp. 15-20


Abstract:  The object of this research is the databases collected in the course of studying the public opinion, the specificity of which lies in the presence of different variables, application of wide range of scales, as well as diverse levels of representativity. The subject of this research is the relational integration of databases of heterogeneous qualitative sociological surveys and possibility of such type of unification. The article provides the gradual procedures of relational integration, results of a specific experiment aimed at verification of data of the procedures, as well as reveals the peculiarities and capabilities of databases integration of mass surveys. The following methods were used: relational integration of database, statistical grouping, correlational analysis, separate elements of intellectual analysis of the data. The author describes the experience of full-scale integration of the data acquired from the diverse sociological research into the single base file with partial properties of ‘BigData’. The article provides the results of the firs-ever within the national practice of experiment aimed at integration of databases of the qualitative sociological surveys, conducted on the basis of various techniques, with application of different measuring procedures.  
Demetradze M.R. - Social and cultural basis for the interdisciplinary methodology of the social sciences and humanities. pp. 17-40


Abstract: The object of studies includes sociological, economic, political, legal and culturological theories and disciplines, methodology of their connections, the social and cultural basis for the interdisciplinarity, its inner and outer structure and specificities of its application in domestic and foreign policy. The issues of security, modernization, socialization, social partnership, social justice, social equality and social well-being of societies and states form an inalienable part of the modern system of international relations. It includes the new rules for the participation of states and their interaction, competition principles, correlation between domestic and foreign policy, modern living standards, mechanisms for establishing the supremacy of the norms of international law, systems of state control, etc. After the 2nd World War international organizations (first of all, the UN) controlled the states based on international law, the specific feature of current situation is that starting from the late XX century this control system was strengthened by the social control mechanisms. Their introduction was due to a number of issues, such as: growing gap between the developed states and the ones falling behind, domination of the interests of the strong states at the international arena, politization of the state policy in the traditional societies, slowing down of the modernization process, weakness of attention towards the modernization challenges, closed character of traditional societies, etc. Therefore, the goal of formation of the mechanisms of international social control is neutralization of the threats to international security and alienation of traditional societies from liberal democratic values, the primary value of human factor and principles of social state. Underestimation at the global level of the specific features of modern image, status and prestige of the state, which are based on social and economic well-being of the people served as prerequisites for the formation of special UN mechanisms in late 1990s, these mechanisms were called indicators and indexes for the evaluation of various spheres of social life - social, economic, political, legal and cultural. These markers define the level of development or underdevelopment of the states, rather than size of their territory or their military potential. This change of paradigms shows the stronger ties between domestic and foreign policies of the state, institutionalization of the processes within the administration system, requiring special attention in the spheres of science and education. The role of connection between science and education is growing, and so does the value of multifeatured studies of the situation, the methods for acquiring rational and constructive information, etc. All of the above is possible only with the use of interdisciplinary approach, which requires the development of methodology, and special education of students as future professionals in the sphere of law, management, economics and international relations. The interdisciplinarity provides fundamental character to the modern science, which is necessary to guarantee the training of the highly qualified professionals, who would be capable of competing with the graduates of the Western higher education institutions.Application of the methods of interdisciplinarity of social theories and humanities allows to meet the demands of the modern science and education system, to provide a multi-dimensional approach towards the situation. Understanding of the growing value of the interdisciplinarity in the modern situation allows to gain rational and constructive information on various spheres  of life in the society: social, economic, political, legal, cultural. Revealing specific features of the modernization processes allows to uncover challenges and threats to modernization for any society and state within the framework of globalization. Studying the interdisciplinarity principles and expert methods based on these principles allows for finding social and cultural markers for specific objects and processes. Learning the skills of social and cultural interdisciplinarity is aimed at overcoming and termination of problems in various spheres of life in our society, for the correlation of these processes with the modern social living standards. It also allows for the formation of social and cultural model of state development, allowing to improve its image and status in the modern international processes, leading to the change of paradigms of its participation in the international relations, etc. 
Khrebtov M. - Sociological Analysis of the Concepts of 'War' and 'Peace' in a Modern Society (the Study of the Focus Group) pp. 17-34


Abstract: The subject of the research is the reconstruction of the concepts of war and peace among modern youth. The author of the article applies the interdisciplinary approach and study war and peace not as individual phenomena but part of the images and attitudes that exist in the collective unconscious of the young people in today's Russia. The research like this one allows to perform some kind of a monitoring of the Russian socio-cultural environment and to reconstruct the contents thereof at certain intersection points. The concepts of 'war' and 'peace' are very important for the Russian socio-cultural environment and therefore the research of these concepts in terms of the interdisciplinary approach is currently important. The main research method used by the author is the focus group. The researcher thoroughly describes the study materials, goals and purposes of the research and provides the questionnaire based on which the focus group was created and conducted. The concepts of "war" and "peace" has changed substantially over the past 30-50 years. The term "war" is now an evolutionary leap. "War" took such information spaces as TV news, newspapers, blogs, websites while the concept of "peace" begins to fade and become more unreachable. In the XXIst century the war has the shade of peace. "War" and "peace" are now becoming identical concepts. These phenomena begin to exist within each other, complete each other and become an essential part of the whole.
Baimov A.G. - Military clergy: social obstacles on the path of establishment pp. 20-26


Abstract: The subject of this research is the military clergy, which implies the ministers of traditional religious confessions of the Russian Federation who hold the rank of the assistant commander working with the religious servicemen in the structure of the General Office in coordination with personnel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The author examines the professional qualities of military chaplain: level of education, relation to military service, experience of ministering in religious organization, and age – for determining the constraining factors in formation of the corps of military clergy in the modern Russian army. In order to achieve the set goal, the author comprised the social portrait based on the acquired in the course of interviewing and the publically available data. For comparing the results, the author applied the secondary analysis of the materials from earlier published works of other researchers. This article is first to consider the social problems that slow the process of restoration of the institution of military clergy, as well as publish the statistical data that can be valuable in subsequent works on history, sociology, and other disciplines.
Borisenkov A.A. - Concerning the New Paradigm of Political Science pp. 22-54
Abstract: The article describes the new paradigm constituting an innovative approach to studying political environment. The author considers special features of formation of paradigm knowledge in  modern political science. It is noted that the new paradigm depends on the development of the political phenomenon as well as the views on political entirety and political structure. The author shows how important the new paradigm is for further development of political theory. 
Biltrikova A.V. - Statistical data on poverty: regional indexes pp. 22-27


Abstract: This article reviews the general picture of poverty in the Republic of Buryatia and regions of the Siberian Federal Okrug. The author provides analysis, systematization and generalization of the data of federal and regional statistical services for substantiation of the existing level of poverty. The methods of determination of living standards and level of poverty among the population of Russia, including the regions, are examined. It is demonstrated that the Republic of Buryatia is referred to as a group of regions with a low density of population and low level of socioeconomic development if correlated with the nationwide indexes. According to the statistical data based on the absolute measurement of poverty, its level in the Republic of Buryatia can be compared with the more upscale regions of the Siberian Federal Okrug, such as Krasnoyarsk Krai. A more realistic picture of poverty is presented from the perspective of median approach, which underlines the imperfection of the absolute measurement of poverty.
Gorbunova A.A., Borisova O.V., Maksimova S.G. - National and ethnic identities of the citizens of the Altai Krai as they see it pp. 23-33


Abstract: The study of the peculiarities of manifestation of ethnic and national identities in the modern socio-economic conditions becomes more important for the development of multinational Russian society. The subject of this research is the analysis of the citizens’ of their ethnic and national identities, as well as the circumstances of their formation on the regional level. A special attention, within the polyethnic environment of the region, is given to the determination of peculiarities of manifestation of national and civil identities in perception of people of different nationalities. In the course of this work, the author defines the principal parameters of civic consciousness, as well as gives characteristics to the national and ethnic identities. As the main method of the research, the author uses survey conducted among the population of Altai Krai in 2015. The sociological research, conducted by the scholars of the Altai State University, substantiates the fact that the problem differentiation by the ethnic groups in the conditions of polyethnicity of the territory is of great importance for the residents of the region. The researches, in this regard, allow the modern socio-humanitarian science to acquire certain practical experience for further study.
Schabykov V.I. - Interethnic and Interconfessional marriages in perception of a modern resident of Mari El Republic pp. 23-29


Abstract: The subject of this research is the reflection of modern urban population of the Mari El Republic towards the interethnic and Interconfessional marriages. This problem is a part of the circle of relevant questions of monitoring of the current state of interethnic relations in polyethnic regions of the Russian Federation, as well as actualized within the framework of studying the questions regarding the ethnocultural integration in the society. Empirical material is provided by the data acquired in the course of sociological survey among the residents of Mari El Republic, conducted in 2015 by the department of Sociology of the Mari El Scientific Research Institute of Language, Literature, and History named after V. M. Vasilyev on the topic of “Interethnic and Interconfessional Relations in the Mari El Republic”. The applies in the article sociological data is introduced into the scientific discourse in form of the selected target context for the first time. The attitude of the modern residents of the republic towards the interethnic marriages is analyzed with consideration of their gender and age specificity, level of education, and national affiliation; their reflection regarding the Interconfessional marriages is viewed taking into account the nature and level of their religiosity. The article demonstrates that on one hand, the modern urban environment of the Mari El Republic, in general, is a vivid manifestation of the interethnic and Interconfessional tolerance and readiness to ethnic integration and intercultural interaction; while on the other hand, in the context of separate groups of the urban population, there is a high level of concern for the fate of the ethnic identity and national culture. The author substantiates the fact that the majority of residents have neutral attitude towards the Interconfessional marriages, and believes that nationality does not matter in the marriage.
Matraeva A. - Development of creativity among students: management aspect pp. 25-36


Abstract: The object of this research is the creativity, which due to the complexity of its definition is presented as a cross-disciplinary phenomenon studied in the economic, social, and cultural context. The subject of this research is the peculiarities of managing the development of creativity among students. Relevance of this work is substantiated by the growing role of human during the period of transition towards the society of information and knowledge. Such characteristics of human as an ability to generate new, unconventional ideas and concepts, synthesize and analyze knowledge for the solving the problems – become of higher demand by the job market, as well as economy that constantly increases the value of innovations. Based on the materials of sociological research, the goal of which is the management of development of creativity among students, the author determines the specificities, conditions, factors, and levels of managing this process. In turn, each of the indicated levels contains a number of structural components. The main result of this research lies in identification of the three levels of managing the development of creativity among students in the course of receiving education in the higher school: personal, procedural, and environmental. It is substantiated that the development of such phenomenon requires a systemic and comprehensive approach.
Semilet T.A., Manskov S., Kulyapin A., Kolesov I.Y., Mansurova V.D., Lukashevich E.V., Shelkova S.V. - The dynamics of language in realities of modernity: interdisciplinary inter-university round table of the scholars pp. 30-45


Abstract: The inter-university interdisciplinary round table of the scholars “The Dynamics of Language in Realities of Modernity” united the representative of various higher education facilities of Altai Krai: language experts, literary historians, journalists, and philosophers to explicate and detect the processes taking place in language under the influence of the modern sociocultural situation. During the course of the discussion, the following most significant issues according to the opinion of the participants were determined: the “pressure points” of the dynamics of language in the modern sociocultural reality; postmodernist trends in the language picture of the world; mentality as the inherent property of language; foreign language borrowings and language mixes, and their cultural meaning; dynamics of the conceptual structure of the world in the consciousness of native-speakers; reduction in the informative semantic sphere of texts within the modern mass communication; positive trends in discourse of the modern mass communication, and others. Analyzing the dynamics of language in the current sociocultural realities, the authors determined the factors that explain its changeability and sustainability, positive and negative trends in the development of language as a whole alongside the language of mass communication, changes in the language picture of the world, cultural effects of the foreign language borrowings and unsubstantiated attempts to reform the language, possibilities for overcoming the “clipping” of the modern media text and its understanding, and positive trends in modernization of the media discourse.
Pavenkov O., Shmelev I., Rubtcova M. - Correlation analysis of the social and “coping” behavior of religious individuals: problems of social and psychological diagnostics pp. 30-40


Abstract: Examination of the ways for overcoming by a person of difficult life situations lead to the emergence of a new direction in psychological research, which currently actively develops in foreign countries and Russia – the study of coping behavior. Thus, within the framework of studying the mechanism of stress, R. Lazarus and S. Folkman, have formulated a cognitive theory of coping. The supporters of psychoanalytical approach, particularly K. Menninger, T. Krooberg, R. Mouz, N. Haan, and others, developed an ego-oriented concept of copings, which views the process of coping with hardships in form of the defense psychological mechanisms. They suggested a thought, according to which, coping manifests as a relatively stable personal prerequisite that predetermines human reaction upon one or another stress factor. The psychodiagnostic testing at all stages was conducted exceptionally during the daylight hours (morning and afternoon), in the specific educational facilities, with complete and voluntary agreement of the respondents. In this research took part  284 young Orthodox in the age of 20-32. The acquired results underline the existence of “active non-adaptivity” among the truly religious people, which is a self-state and self-positing of personality in the world. Externally, it manifests in form of defense behavior (r = 0.43, while p = 0.01). At the same time, its essence is to display meekness in any situation. Religious students strive to resolve the problems through positive rethought, as well as ability to consider them as an incentive to personality development. However, it is worth noting that the mildly religious students usually search the way out from a difficult life situation through the conflict interaction with the surrounding social environment.   
Kulagina N.V. - Stance on abortion of the modern teenagers ages 15-17 pp. 32-40


Abstract: This article examines a relevant social problem – problem of abortion among teenagers. An overview of the modern scientific data that explicit the level of acuteness of the indicated issue is presented. The author describes the results of sociological survey aimed at studying of the age and gender differences in representations of youth on the right to abortion, the motives and possible consequences. The subject of this research is the stance on abortion among the teenagers ages 15-17; 120 respondents participated in the survey. Methodological foundation contains the theoretical positions of the role of social attitude and value orientations of personality, sociocultural factors and social risks in establishment of a certain model of reproductive behavior of a person. Analysis of the scientific works in the area of reproductive behavior of teenagers are fragmentary, while the empirical data on the attitude of the indicated age group towards abortion are practically absent. Due to this fact, the scientific novelty of this study lies in acquisition of the empirical data on the age and gender peculiarities of teenagers’ stance on abortion. It is demonstrated that the representations of young respondents on the consequences of abortion are characterized by the social immaturity.
Samburov E.A. - The connection between methodology and prognostics pp. 34-38


Abstract:  The subject of this research is the influence of the systemic-dialectical methodology of scientific cognition upon prognostics. The author analyses the correlation between the methodological principles of cognition and main positions of forecasting the events of the future as a specific type of cognition. The possible and the actual are one. Possibility should be viewed as a prerequisite for the new in development of reality, as a tendency of its development. Thus from our point of view, possibility is the future in the present. The principle of unity between possible and actual is considered the initial for the modern prognostics. This work analyses the structure of the present, as well as the ways of detecting the informational component of the future in the present. The author determines the priority points of the scientific forecast today: firstly, an essential need to involve into forecasting a larger circle of researchers and professionals-practitioners; and secondly, strive to increase the efficiency of forecasting.   
Polyushkevich O.A., Ivanov R.V., Borisova Y.V. - Perception of social success pp. 37-44


Abstract: The subject of this research is the public perceptions. The authors give particular attention to the public perceptions of social success, because they allow assessing the values and norms, ideals and idols, which dominate in society during the specific historical period. Changes in perceptions allows tracing the forms and vectors of transformation of the society, as well as determine the causes and consequences of social dynamics. Attention is also focused on the gender division in perceptions of social success. Sociocultural prerequisites and local conditions for development of gender differences are being revealed. The methodology of the research is structured upon the study of public perceptions through the principles of social construction and symbolic functionalism. The main conclusion consists in the fact that changes in the ideals of public consciousness regarding the development of social success among men and women carries an ambiguous character. On one hand, this transformation is influenced by the sociocultural changes that take place in the society, forcing people to adjust to them; and on the other hand, strong cultural-traditional framework integrated in life, which limit the scheme of possible changes in attitude towards success. Men and women choose different strategies of adjustment towards new circumstances; thus, their perceptions of “success” also differ. The scientific novelty consists in analysis of the specificity of social success in public perceptions of the Russians.  
Ebeling E.O. - Specificity of suicide risk among teenagers in the Altai Region pp. 37-44


Abstract:  A comprehensive analysis of the differentiated factors of suicide risk among teenagers is a relevant scientific problem. The goal of this study consists in revealing the regional specificity of the factors that define the distribution of suicidal behavior among teenagers in the Altai Region. Methodology of this research includes three levels of analysis: macro-level (institutional), meso-level (social group), and micro-level (individual). The basic methods of empirical research contain statistical analysis of the data, traditional analysis of documents and surveys of the secondary school students of the Altai Region. The scientific novelty lies in successful testing of the multilevel sociological research method of the differentiated factors of suicide risk among the students of 14-18 years of age. As a result of this study, the author determines the regional peculiarities of suicidal activity of teenagers and reveals the key factors of the formation of suicide risk. Practical importance of the work lies in the fact that the acquired data can be applies by the specialists of regional authorities, as well as considered in development of the targeted programs for preventing the proliferation of suicidal behavior among teenagers. 
Biltrikova A.V., Zhalsanova V.G., Breslavskii A.S. - Socioeconomic situation and interethnic relations in the Republic of Buryatia pp. 38-45


Abstract: The subject of this research is the impact of the established socioeconomic situation upon the interethnic relations in the Republic of Buryatia. Despite the fact that throughout the long period of time, interethnic relations retain stability, demonstrating a fairly high level of tolerance in the Republic comparing with some regions, the threats of conflicts do exist. And among them, is the unfavorable economic situation in the regions, characterized by the low indexes of region’s socioeconomic development. Buryatia is a beneficiary region, which of course, negatively affects the level and quality of life of the population, and does not contribute into the propitious development of interethnic relations. The article provides the results of study aimed at creation of the expert panel on assessment of the interethnic and Interconfessional relations in the Republic of Buryatia. The authors analyzes the expert evaluations regarding the nature and level of influence of the economic factor upon the interethnic relations. Socioeconomic situation does not manifest as a decisive factor of interethnic relations. However, it is noted that the formulation of national projects of economic development that allow improving the socioeconomic situation, will make its input into optimization of the interethnic relations.
Yanik A.A., Popova S.M. - About the system of social monitoring based on the qualitative data on the status of Russian society pp. 39-57


Abstract: This article is dedicated to the methodological approaches and assessment of possibilities of establishment of the national system of monitoring Russian society based on the qualitative data. Within the framework of interdisciplinary studies, the authors conduct an analysis of the modern foreign and Russian experience of using the qualitative data for the monitoring of social development. The article examines the barriers that impede the knowledge content of the existing mechanisms of management of social development associated with achievement of the public consensus on the models of the desired future, choice of the targeted indexes of development, and principles of assessment of success. Special attention is given to the approaches of structural functionalism, as well as to the ideas about the society as a self-developing system, the key characteristics of which are stability and adaptivity. The conclusion is made that the new global challenges led to the change in conceptual ideas about the essence and goals of social development and the corresponding modification of the metrics of progress, in which an ever bigger role is being played by the quantitative data and the subjective assessments of people. The conducted analysis demonstrates the in modern Russia there are all necessary structural elements for establishment of the system of coordination and realization of the targeted model of society, as well as the constantly acting national system of social monitoring (using the qualitative data on the status of society) as an essential element of the system of state strategic administration.
Gorbunova A.A., Maksimova S.G. - Ethnic identity in assessment of population of the Russian Federation pp. 40-49


Abstract: The subject of this article is the analysis of peculiarities of the manifestation of ethnic identity of population in modern Russia. Special attention is given to examination of the parameters that affect the indication of such type of social identity. In the course of this research, the authors studied separate aspects of manifestation of the ethnic identity, determine the key ethno-differentiating features, upon which takes place the identification with certain ethnos. As a result of comparative analysis of the individual with various level of the expression of identity, the authors defined the factors of its actualization, as well as interrelation between the ethnic, civil, and religious self-identification of population. The main method of this work lies in the survey conducted in 2015 among population of the nine regions of Russia. The acquired data demonstrate that residents of the region consider ethnic affiliation and its positive apprehension of high importance. It is detected that the ethnic identity is substantiated by a number of socio-demographic characteristics of personality, and also depends of the nature of interethnic interactions. Similar research allow the science to better understand the ethnic processes taking place in modern society, as well as  forecast their transformation.
Novokhatskaya O.V., Artemov V.A. - Rural everyday life: value and functional characteristics pp. 41-51


Abstract: This article examines such elements of the everyday life as values, value and functional characteristics of usual activity, relationship with other people within a single community. Functional and value characteristics represents a very important side of everyday routine, being an essential and necessary addition to its continuance reflected in the budget of time. This side of everyday life is almost not touched upon in the studies of the budget of time or value orientations. The goal of this longitudinal research of everyday life (1986-2012) also did not include the analysis of this side at the first stage. But as the research continues, especially under the various socioeconomic conditions, when took place drastic changes in the status of different social groups, it appeared to be essential to refer to the value side of the everyday routine. The article attempts to provide the information about values and functions of mundane activity, acquired in the recent (2011-2012) bi-seasonal examination of living conditions, routine activity, and use of time among the rural population. The dynamic approach towards the analysis of assessments and opinions of rural dwellers pertaining to various sided of everyday life is applied. Accent is made to the changes relative to each other in evaluation of the importance and value of main types of activity. The authors determine the trend of reduction in the value of labor and increase in the importance of keeping the social contacts and relations. It is underlined that there is enhancement of orientation towards family and its material wellbeing, which manifests a core trend towards preserving the role of family in the Russian society.
Schabykov V.I., Kartashova E.P., Kudryavtseva R.A. - The place of Mari language within the system of communication and value interests of student youth of a polycultural city pp. 41-50


Abstract: The subject of this article is the relation of modern student youth of Yoshkar-Ola to the Mari language, as well as place of this language within the system of its communication and value interests. The task at hand is viewed with consideration of the opposition of ethnic factor inherent to the Mari El Republic (Russians, Mari, and other ethnic groups). Its relevance is associated with the need for studying the current socio-linguistic situation in the polyethnic constituents of the Russian Federation, and the place of national (regional state) languages within them. The article manifests as a generalization of results of the sociological survey “Social Portrait of Student Youth”, conducted in 2015 by the department of Sociology of the Mari Scientific Research Institute of Linguistics, Literature, and History among the students of two universities (Mari State University and Volga State University of Technology). The scientific novelty of this work consists in the applied empirical material that is introduced into the academic discourse for the first time, as well as its problematic (communicative and value components of the Mari language in perception of the modern student youth of a polycultural city) that is also being examined for the first time in the regional ethno-sociological and socio-linguistic science. Attention is centered around the following aspects of reflection of the students regarding the Mari language: educational practice (place of Mari language in the system of studying/already learnt languages), communication prospect (necessary knowledge of Mari language for future life), educational paradigm (necessary teaching in all schools of the Republic), and ethnic-value reflection (acknowledgement of Mari language as native). The article proves that the Mari language as the regional state language in a modern polycultural city Yoshkar-Ola preserves its importance, primarily within the system of communication and value interests of the Mari student youth; however, even in such environment it loses its positions, but maintains its ethnic value significance.
Sitnikova A.A. - Modern Practices of Forsight Research of the Future of Social-Anthropological Systems Including Ethnocultural Groups of Northern Regions of the Russian Federation pp. 44-62


Abstract: In the present article the principles of carrying out modern forsight research are considered. In introduction the forsight research place in a circle of other operations with forecasting of the future, such as is defined: forecasting, science fiction and planning. Advantages of forsight research before them as most scientific and reliable approach to anticipation of future scenarios of development of certain phenomena in mankind life are listed.The second section of article is devoted to the description of modern techniques of carrying out forsight research. The statistics of the most used Forsythe's methods according to data of the European research of 2007 is given, the short description and a scope of the most applied methods is the review of literature, the bibliometric analysis, Delfi-oprosa, critical technologies, a method of carrying out expert panels, brainstorming, development of scenarios of the future, SWOT analysis, etc. is submitted. The scheme of the most traditional combinations of several methods for carrying out complex forsight research is provided.The third section of article is devoted to creation of strategy of use of methods of forsight research for studying of social and anthropological systems and ethnic and cultural populations. The main method of research is the analytical and critical review of scientific sources. As a result of the review of methods of the forsight analysis a certain methodological strategy of forsight research of northern regions of the Russian Federation is offered. In this part that now culturological forsight researches are at a formation stage is fixed, some basic principles of methodological strategy of culturological forsight research are formulated. In addition in article the range of the existing forsight research methods which have to be applied to studying of ethnocultural systems is allocated. In particular, the importance of carrying out civil panels that distinguishes forsight research of ethnocultural system from other areas of its application is emphasized (politicians, the industries, economies, etc.). Also in article the range is offered those for carrying out expert panels on studying of the future of ethnocultural systems.
Selivanova Z.K. - Comparative analysis of the life goals and value orientations among the upper teens of Moscow and cities of Bashkortostan pp. 45-54


Abstract: The object of this research is the youth (age 14-17) of Moscow and cities of the Republic of Bashkortostan, while the goal of this work is the comparative analysis of some aspects of their spiritual world. The empirical results are acquired by the author during the series of applied sociological research in the cities of Bashkortostan in 1993-2014 and Moscow in 2014. The subject of the research is the life goals, value orientations, and certain spiritual demands of the urban upper teens. The main conclusion consists in the statement that the youth of Bashkortostan and Moscow reproduce the traditional for Russians life goals, value orientations, and presence of friends. The scientific novelty lies in the fact that such comparative research is held in Russia for the first time. The author recommends conducting the comparative scientific research on teenagers and youth as a whole living in various regions of the country on the systemic and complex basis.
Mochalin A.V. - The evolution of electoral behavior in the process of socialization of the Russian provincial youth pp. 45-62


Abstract:   The subject of this research is the peculiarities of electoral behavior of the Russian provincial youth (on the example of Belgorod Region), as well as evolution of the models of electoral behavior in the conditions of socioeconomic instability of the transitional type society. Particular attention is given to the examination of factors and effort influencing the dynamics of electoral activity of the youth, as well as its electoral socialization. The author reviews the prospects of social mobility of the youth within the framework of electoral process in building the complex system of electoral behavior management as a factor of increasing efficiency of socialization of the young generation. The scientific novelty is justified by insufficiency of the important sociological studies of the dynamics of electoral behavior of the Russian provincial youth in the conditions of turbulence of Russian society, as well as relevance of the further examination of this problematic. The results of the research allow expanding the area of study of the problems of electoral socialization of youth, their active inclusion into the political life in sociology and interdisciplinary sciences, such as political science, electoral law, psychology, pedagogy, and education. Practical importance is associated with the formulation of recommendations to the bodies of government and municipal authority in the field of improvement of the technologies of increasing electoral activeness of the youth during the upcoming electoral campaigns of 2017-2020 in Russia. Analysis of the dynamics of the models of electoral behavior of the youth is characterized by the distancing from passive models (traditional voting, mobilization and corporate models) towards active (models of rational choice , model of participation, etc.), which are associated with the strive for self-realization within the framework of electoral procedures in various electoral statuses. The determined dynamics of the desire of youth to hold the more active position in electoral process reflects trends of the later years related to the general growth of sociopolitical activeness of the youth, and realization of their special place in development of the country.   
Reshetnikov V.A., Samburov E.A., Kashchaev A.E. - Simulativeness within the structure of social development pp. 46-61


Abstract: The subject of this article is the examination of various examples of Simulativeness within the structure of modern society that substantiates the antinomy of social reproductions and social dynamics. A qualitative index of the social shifts that led to the formation of simulative space and images in the modern culture, is the stages of social reflexion of the current processes. The authors thoroughly analyze the sociopolitical and cultural-economic shifts in parallel with the sociocultural and spiritual-moral changes over the recent years. These factors result in the establishment of a new ideology of the social reproduction of the country. Scientific novelty consists in the systemic analysis of the antinomies of social development, as well as in detection of the simulative images and forms of social reproduction. This work presents a detailed analysis on the symbolic and cognitive level of the existing sociocultural transformations within the various spheres of social life: economics, politics, culture, religion, values, and others.
Baklanova O.A., Dushina T.V. - Sociality as a subject of sociocultural analysis pp. 52-58


Abstract: The subject of this research is the peculiarities of structural, dynamic, and functional aspects of the phenomenon of sociality. It is underlined that constant improvement of the theoretical-methodological tools for the relevant description of occurring changes is notices within the framework of social theory. The author also reviews the methodological tools and main strategies of examination of sociality with brief summary of their efficiency. The article substantiates the relevance of sociocultural approach as a research tool that allows effectively reflecting the peculiarities of social dynamics. There appear to be many approaches towards the interpretation of sociality in modern social theory, including disciplinary (biologized, socio-philosophical, sociological, culturological) and interdisciplinary (e.g. socio-phenomenological). In general, they are subject to systematization in accordance with the research strategies. Majority of these approaches are divided into the four key directions: sociocentric, biology-centric (or psychological), culturocentric, and philosophical that review the ultimate grounds of such phenomenon. It is emphasizes that the sociocultural approach allows finding the means of non-contradictory unification of these key directions. The scientific novelty consists in providing definition of sociality as a particular type of conformity that is based upon the cultural interaction and value unity.
Schabykov V.I., Kudryavtseva R.A. - Mass media and fiction in Mari language in the information and communication environment pp. 53-60


Abstract: The subject of this article is the attitude of population of the Republic of Mari El towards mass media (TV and radio programs, newspapers, and magazines), fiction in Mari language, as well as their place within the information and communication environment of this polyethnic region in the middle of 2010’s. The problematic in hand is examined considering such factors as national affiliation, age, and place of residence of the respondents. The article represents generalization of the results of sociological survey among the residents of the Republic of Mari El, carried out in 2015 by the sociological department of Mari Language, Literature and History Scientific Research Institute named after V.M.Vasilyev on the topic “Interethnic and Interconfessional Relations in the Republic of Mari El”. The author implements the method of discourse-analysis, within the framework of which examines public consciousness of the population in its census multilayerdness.  The Mari TV and radio broadcasts, newspapers, magazines, and fiction primarily represent interest for the indigenous (Mari) population of the Republic, but such interest is not widespread; it attracts very little attention of the representatives of other nationalities. This work proves the relevance for the region of formulation of the ethnocultural and integration strategy in public consciousness that is aimed at preservation of ethnic identity through the media and fiction in native language, as well as development of bilingualism and polylingualism, particularly within the Russian, urban and youth environment.
Moskvich Y., Feklistov A.G. - Comparative Research of Progressive Development Values Among University Students of Humanities pp. 60-80


Abstract: Research of valuable installations of students of universities of Krasnoyarsk and students of Branch of Moscow State University of culture in the city of Zhukovsky in model "progressive" and "static culture" is conducted. It is established that for most of students all valuable installations of "progressive culture", except the value of decentralization and horizontal position of communications are significant. The analysis of the received results on each of valuable installation is given. Regional differences of valuable installations of students depending on geography of accommodation and study are revealed.Estimates of chances of successful modernization in Russia are given.The main method is a survey of student's groups, graduate students and experts. The received results were discussed and interpreted according to a research subject. The conducted researches of opinions of students and experts of the city of Krasnoyarsk and city of Zhukovsky allowed to receive some important results. Unlike the occurring ideas of unavailability of the population of the country to modernization the received results speak about other. It is established that most of students humanists regardless of geography of training divide values of "progressive culture" of the countries which made successful modernization and are guided by them in the practical activities. The positive valuable installations which are available for most of students in general form at them needs for updating and modernization of the country, form ideas of high chances of successful modernization of Russia and importance of processes of modernization of consciousness of the population for realization of these chances.
Yaishnikov A.Y. - Vulnerability as a risk factor of socialization of the higher school pp. 61-68


Abstract:  The subject of this research is the students’ assessment of their own vulnerability as an intrinsic characteristic of the institutional and personal risks of socialization in the higher educational facility. The author, based on his original approach towards examination of socialization in the higher school, thoroughly reviews the highlighted from the perspective of personal vulnerability characteristics among the groups of students. The goal of this research consists in verification of hypothesis regarding the presence of interconnection between the evaluation of personal vulnerability and indexes that describe the socialization process in the higher educational institution. The author conduct the analysis of students’ survey by the criterion of subjective assessment of the present and future, as well as similarities and differences of these groups based on the socio-demographic and personal indexes. The analysis affirmatively demonstrated the existence of correlation between the self-evaluations of vulnerability and the entire number of indexes of success of the higher school socialization process, as well as confirmed the presence of institutional and personal risks within the structure of socialization context of the studentship. This data can be implemented in formulation of measures pertaining to the lowering of the level of student’s vulnerability during the socialization process in the higher educational institution, which will allow lowering the institutional risks of organization of education process.  
Slezin A.A. - The evolution of forms and methods of political control among young people at the outset of the confrontation between the Soviet state and the church pp. 68-118


Abstract: This article analyzes Soviet legislation and the speeches of Soviet leaders which in large part determined the nature of the relationship between the state and religious institutions in the first years of Soviet power. It considers the features of the implementation of the state function of political control among young people, a function which became the objective as well as the subject of the execution of the state policy on religion.
Parashchevin M. - Place of religion in perception of the meaning of life: Russian and Ukrainian context pp. 68-79


Abstract: The subject of this research is the role of religion in determination of the meaning of life among the believers in modern Russia and Ukraine. Religion, and Christianity in particular, has always been (and must be) the source of life for its successors. Realization by religion of such meaning-making and meaning-transmitting function is a substantial condition for the social importance and influence of religion. In modern societies, the scales of the religion’s social role is subtle and represents a subject for discussion. For the more precise understanding of the question of functionality of the religion, the modern societies are in need of a comprehensive analysis of religion’s inclusion into the social processes and mass consciousness. One of the possible aspects of the analysis lies in assessment of inclusion of the religion into conceptual structures of mass consciousness. Based on the conducted analysis, the author concludes that the ability of Orthodoxy to become an actual alternative to the dominant in modern societies “Western” value complexes is significantly limited, because the transmitted by Orthodoxy values (particularly the orientation towards referring of the life goals to the transcendent source) do not elicit the public response. It is demonstrated that for majority of the Russian and Ukrainian believers, the religion to a significant extent has stopped being the foundation of conceptual structure. This, in turn, along with the low level of church affiliation, weak familiarization with the Orthodox dogmatic, readiness for the independent formation of religious meanings out of the secular ideologies, extremely confine the orientation towards the transmitted by the Church meanings and values.
Kananykina E.S. - System of Modern Education in the Republic of South Africa pp. 73-93


Abstract: The national system of the Republic of South Africa (hereinafter RSA) is one of the brightest examples of the polysystemic (mixed) law when the common law of the XIX century was mixed with the Roman-Dutch law. Since the beginning of XX the system of law started to use traditional sources of the common law. At the present time the RSA is a bright example of the state in the middle of the historical transition from the totalitarian political system with the dominating ideology of racism and apartheid to the state with the liberal democratic political system. The previous system of education which was under the control of the central Government operated the discriminative practice at all levels of the system of education where the segregation on the grouns of extreme racism dominated. That system was supported by the existence of Departments of Education for people with different skin colour (white, coloured and  black). 
Ryabkova L. - Value orientations in career pp. 76-93


Abstract: This research was conducted for determination of correlation between the process of formation of value orientations with the process of career growth, as well as assessment of such correlation among the residents of Tyumen and administrative center of Tyumen Region, where the foundation of economy is the energy industry. The subject of the article is the answers of respondents regarding certain categories of values, their realization in daily life and work, as well as how it helps or hinders achieving the set goals. Using the method of survey, the author was able to evaluate the importance of seventeen values of various clusters, establish their impact upon the actions and deeds of the respondents, and other parameters that demonstrate the connection between the work process and formation of the value apparatus. The acquired data allowed performing a cluster analysis and forming eight groups of people. Analysis of each of the clusters reflects their specificity and explains possible differences between the clusters, leaning on the character of dependence of the qualitative and quantitative indexes of the development of personality. The author develops a model for optimization of the choice of career strategies, which if implemented, consider the dynamic of the value apparatus of personality. The results of this research provide opportunity for identification of the type of personality and career for preventing any negative factors of development of the values and career, as well as specify the further actions of an individual in the process of realization of his plans.
Popov E.A. - Triumvirate of sciences in understanding of the phenomena of spirituality: sociology of culture, sociology of spiritual life, and sociology of art pp. 80-89


Abstract: This article is dedicated to examination of the question of understanding of the phenomena of spirituality within the framework of sociological knowledge. Interdisciplinary aspect of the study of spirituality and its phenomena suggests domination of philosophy in this regard. However, from the perspective of sociology, in uniting the potentials of sociology of culture, sociology of spiritual life, and sociology of art, can be formulated an independent approach towards the analysis of human spiritual realm. Such interaction means the triumvirate of sociological branches. And if each of them separately resolves the question of cultural social being, various forms of spiritual life and art, the triumvirate or the theoretical methodological interaction ensures the high level of participation on namely sociology in examination of the spirituality alongside accumulation of the heuristic results. This carries a crucial meaning for the efficiency of interdisciplinary understanding of a complicated scientific object. Thus, the article underline the necessity of consideration of the cooperation between the three branches of sociology for increasing the efficiency of participation of social sciences in perceiving the phenomena of spirituality. The conclusions of the conducted research consist in the following scientific positions: 1) study of the phenomena of spirituality must be realizes in close interaction between the various scientific branches; 2) cooperation between the sociology of culture, sociology of spiritual life, and sociology of art is capable of ensuring the research of the phenomena of spirituality on high heuristic theoretical methodological level.
Kananykina E.S. - Quality Standards of American Vocational Education pp. 88-124


Abstract: It is well-known that initially the economic growth of the United States of America was caused by the development of mass production when corporations were built according to the 'pyramid' principle. Back in those times all the decisions were made at the vertex of the pyramid. The base of the pyramid consisted of workers who were not expected to demonstrate any intellectual efforts and therefore they did not need any special professional skills to perform their functions. Quite naturally that the situation has changed with time and workers had to perform more intelligent functions. However, the gap between the need for skilled workers and availability of such workers kept growing. Due to that wages of low-skilled workers kept going down and the level of unemployment kept going up. Technological changes, restructuring and decline in production accompanied with the growing global competition led to serious changes in the USA economy. 
Lourie S.V. - Experience of polygamous families among the modern Russian Muslims: narrative analysis pp. 92-136


Abstract: The subject of this research is the contemporary Russian Muslim world. This article is dedicated to the research of the polygamous family among the modern Russian Muslims. The author examines the questions of how a polygamous family is accepted by the Muslims themselves, who were brought up in the modern Russian society, what emotions are experienced by Muslim men and women, as well as what motifs are they driven by. There problems are reviewed based on the example of materials from the website www.islam.ru during the period of 2009-2015; the authentic texts of the Muslim women and their letters are being analyzed. Public assessment of the polygamous Muslim families is rather negative, than positive. Partially it is caused by an experience of the Soviet and Russian education system with its certain individualism and independent position of a woman within family and society, romanticization of family and marriage, as well as the existence of education system in the context of the Cristian tradition of Russia, its view upon marriage as a sacred union of one man and one woman
Kozyreva L.D., Zverkova S.A. - Transformation of the social ties of youth in information society pp. 94-104


Abstract: The subject of this research is the social ties of youth in the modern information society. The article substantiates the necessity and importance of examination of the process of transformation of the social ties of youth that takes places under the influence of the modern information technologies. The author determines the methodological foundations of the study of social ties formed on the basis of ideas of the classical and modern sociological theory. Using the empirical research in form of survey and in-depth interview, the article demonstrates the transformation of all parameters of the social ties – strength, character, intensity, orientation, etc. The author conducted the online surveys among youth on the topic of “Transformation of “power” of social ties within the information society” (February – March of 2017, which comprised the empirical foundation of this research. In 2014, the author also conducted the surveys “Youth in the information society: “role movements”” and “Real and virtual social capital of youth in the information society”. In analysis of the impact of information communication technologies upon the social ties, were determines the three types of modern youth: “online youth” (prefer using the information technologies all-round) – 58%; “offline youth” (mostly do not use the technologies in daily activity) – 3%; and “semi-online youth” (target use of information technologies for achieving success in real life, or in the area of leisure and education, but at the same time, prefer working in virtual space) – 39%. The performed analysis of the information communication practices and their impact upon the social ties of youth allowed identifying the risks associated mostly with the growth of Internet addiction, various behavioral deviations, isolation within the social network systems, and chance for the complete sever of ties in the reals, as well as virtual space. The author formulates the propositions aimed at preventing the development of pessimistic scenario.
Borisenkov A.A. - Concerning Political Development pp. 101-129
Abstract: The article studies the essence and forms of the political process, its role and place in the system of politics. The author also describes certain contradictions in interpreting and describing political process. It is shown that political process and the process of political development are different phenomena and this is why one should not confuse them. The author describes peculiarities of democratic political processes and forms the law on political process as ne of the laws on political influence. 
Kananykina E.S. - The Place of Judicial Precedents in the American System of Education pp. 111-135


Abstract: In accordance with the Amendment X to the Constitution of the USA, the functions of the federal government do not include the guidance of the system of education and therefore the federal government of the USA has rarely dealt with such issues until recently. Modern America is characterized with the decrease in autonomy of the regional and local educational authorities as well as the educational institutions themselves. It goes without saying that the decentralized system leaves a wide room for development of the local initiative, contributes to the conduction of all kinds of pedagogical experiments and takes into better account the local peculiarities influencing the goals and tasks of teaching and up-bringing. At the present time the Constitution of the USA does not refer the education issues solely to the competence of the federal goverment. Supervision of educational institutions and adiption of legal acts on education are carried out at the level of states and local authorities. Constitutions of almost all states prohibit the usage of social resources for financing any religious institutions including schools. However, there are private educational schools and institutions and most of them belong to religious organizations. Religious education is also performed at Sunday schools and Biblical classes where education is viewed not only as the most importat factor of the economic progress but also as a powerful method of ideological influence on the youth. 
Yanik A.A., Popova S.M. - The problems of establishing mechanisms for social monitoring as part of the strategic management of socio-economic development of Russia pp. 117-143


Abstract: The subject of this study are positive and negative factors influencing prospects of becoming a nationwide independent system of social monitoring as an integral part of the strategic management of socio-economic development in the Russian Federation. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the current legal and institutional landscape within which there is a formation of different tools and technologies to enable the flow of social data in the process of making strategic and tactical decisions at all levels of government.To solve the set tasks were applied the general logical methods of scientific research, comparative legal and comparative historical analysis, system and structurally functional approaches.On the basis of the conducted analysis it is concluded that created by the bodies of state power mechanisms of feedback with society (in their present forms) were designed in the interests of a narrow departmental tasks, whereas for efficient functioning of the strategic management of social development requires the construction of the external contour of the independent social monitor. Formally, in Russia there are all necessary elements to build such a mechanism, but in practice there are a large number of objective and subjective barriers to the full implementation of this decision.
Kirichek A.I. - Research approaches of socio-political science to youth issues pp. 124-136
Abstract: This article presents various theoretical and methodological research approaches to the study of youth as a specific social community on the basis of modern socio-political thinking (complex, class, psychoanalytic, structural-functional, cultural, social system, integral). The article analyzes the theoretical elaboration of youth issues and highlights the factors for the definition of "youth" in political science.
Reznikova K.V., Pimenova N.N., Kistova A.V., Seredkina N.N., Zamaraeva Y.S. - Management of the Siberian territory branding in light on the “new regionalism” pp. 137-161


Abstract: The subject of this research is the processes of perception of brands of the Siberian territories among student youth of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. There is a certain amount of representative visual images, embodied in one or another trademark. Often, the purpose of trademarks consists in reconstruction of the image of a specific region. This article talks about Krasnoyarsk Krai, as well as trademarks that are based on the regional thematic. Branding of Krasnoyarsk Krai is examined in the context of theories of “new regionalism”, which in turn serves as a certain alternative to the processes of cultural and political globalization. In order to gather the primary marketing information with regards to determination of the emotional attitude of the respondents towards the territorial branding, was applied one of the most wide-spread marketing methods – method of inquiry in a written form. The most strong connection between brands and visual images with the territory, has those businesses, events, and phenomena, that either use symbols of the recognized daily life of the regions, or directly present in the people’s everyday life, or are associated with the most expressive, popular, and fundamental bases of the regional identity (image of Surikov).
Lyubarev A. - Voter Turnout of Federal, Regional and Municipal Elections in the Russian Federation pp. 138-209


Abstract: The author of the article studies indicators of the voter turnover depending on the time, level and kind of elections as well as elections for different regions and types of municipal units. The author emphasizes regional differences typical for all kinds of elections. The authohr shows the decreasing scale of voter turnout depending on the kind of elections: elections of the president of the Russian Federation, elections for the State Duma, elections for the Head of the region, elections for the regional parliament, elections for the head of the municipal unit and elections of a representative body of a municipal unit. Voter turnover in cities is generally lower than in the contry. Dynamics of voter turnover have a rather complicated nature: the first half of the 2000s demonstrated the tendency towards lowering of the percentage of voter participation while the second half of the 2000s demonstrated the increase in voter participation. However, there is a clear tendency towards lower participation today. The author of the article discusses the reasons of low participation of voters and whether it would be reasonable to restore the voter turnout. 
Libakova N.M., Sertakova E.A., Kolesnik M.A., Sitnikova A.A., Ilbeikina M.I. - Modern strategies of the social positioning of Siberian regions pp. 162-189


Abstract: The subject of this research is the modern social and cultural practices that are used by the regions of the Russian Federation in order to create a regional social identity. Currently, the issue of formation of the regional cultural identity as an inseparable element within the system of the nationwide Russian cultural identity is extremely relevant. In this scientific article we examine the processes of establishment of the territorial brand with the assistance of meaningful (representative) cultural events, which include Asian-Pacific Festival, festival “World of Siberia”. As a result of this research, the author determines the peculiarities of these festivals namely as the brands of the territory of Krasnoyarsk Krai, examines the perception of these brands, as well as describes the prospect of development of such events as a brand of territory and their ability to affect the establishment of a positive image of the region.
Kocherova A.V. - Dynamics of the change in the rate of maturation of minors in the Russian culture of the second part of XX century – beginning of XXI century pp. 190-212


Abstract: The object of this research is the Russian society as the tempoworld that has its own internal time. The subject of the research is the dynamics of the changes in “social clock” that regulates the age of reaching adulthood, receiving a passport, sexual consent, criminal responsibility, permission to marry; period of education in school and college; periodization of child ages. The research focuses on the social trends that pertain to the social roles of minors. An accent is made on the modern succession of certain trends of the Soviet society. Russian society is being viewed as a combination of small tempoworlds, while legislative fixation of particular socially-significant ages is called the method of synchronization of the whole country into a unified system. Among the main conclusions are the demonstrated trends substantiated by facts: physiological maturity takes place earlier than social; the mandatory and college education is given more and more time; the social roles are being assimilated faster than before, and majority of them falls on the period of adolescence; the society becomes oriented towards the values of the youth culture. Youth is held as the main class of the population, towards which the country is oriented.  
Tinyakova E.A. - The Most Topical Issues of Modern Russian Education pp. 200-245


Abstract: The article deals with the most common issues of Russian modern education: social, cultural and financial competence of a teacher, quality of learning at different stages of education, objective assessment, pragmatic aspect, information difficulties of growing system of education, dialogue between civil and religious educations and their fruitful interaction. The article also studies efficiency of testing and ways to improve relations between teachers and students. First-year students from the Russian State University for the Humanities and students of different years from the Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities particpated in the research. Special attention was paid at information difficulties of modern education,  differentiation between syllabus and curriculum, on one hand, and a need to comply to common standards, on the other hand. Readers do not have to share the author's opinion, they should try and develop their own solutions of the aforesaid problems. The discussion is mostly focused on higher education.
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