Национализм и христианский универсализм в русском духовном опыте
The article has been written as an essay open to discussion. Several cultural conflicts between national and religious ideological patterns in Mediaeval and modern Russian and Soviet history have been observed. The author believes that universal Christian values must have an unconditional priority in comparison to patriotic, national, and governmental goals. Christianity – as
a part of the state services, combined with nationalistic and romantic ideas, was used, as the author puts forward, to bring Russian society to catastrophic consequences.
Many commercially successful innovations are now arising from basic research carried out at universities. The boundary between pure science and applied research is blurred. In this context, governments worldwide have been promoting the concept of synergy between basic research carried out in academic institutions and applied research in the commercial sector. By applying different models they are trying to establish the most efficient way of facilitating this relationship with funding from the private sector. In this article, we have explored the case of Russia and overviewed the effects of ‘innovation enforcement’ policy developed by the Russian government in the late 2000s. As our case demonstrates, the outcome of such a policy is rather negative. However, there are also some positive side effects of the current Russian public policy. One example is the practice of the shared-used equipment. It allows developing trust between university-private company and results in mutually beneficial partnership. Moreover, it stimulates changes in industrial vision of the academic partner. Hence, in some cases, the policy of ‘innovation by coercion’ can have positive outcomes for it forces academia and industry to see joint collaborations more as a help rather than as a hindrance.
In the aftermath of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russian international relations (IR) study stepped into a phase of comprehensive transformation, where the theoretical development, research content, and research methodology underwent substantial change This article focuses on surveying Russian IR discipline development since 1991, elaborating the theoretical discussion in Russion IR academia concerning the estabolishment of two emerging disciplines of “world politics” and “IR philosophy”, and as well, analyzing the new concepts advanced by Russian scholars when delving into the trend of international configuration Thereby, the contemporary Russian perspectives of IR theory explorations are presented.
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Russian Studies "Language, World View and Text" (University of Granada, June 28 - July 01, 2011)
This is a collection of essays dedicated to Prof. Stefano Garzonio, an Italian slavist, professor of the University of Pisa; the articles were written on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. The volume unites articles on Italian and Russian literatures and interconnection between Italian and Russian cultural traditions.
The Issue is collected after the International conference held in Tallinn University in June 2010. The field of the studies is closely related to the late works of Yuri Lotman (e. g. Universe of Mind, 1991 et al.) but could be expanded widely according to contemporary challenge. There is also HSE professor Vladimir Kantor among the authors.
The article comprises a retrospective review and analysis of a unique experience of Andrey N.Medushevsky as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Russian History” – the leading national academic journal for the Russian history, historiography and methods of historical investigation. Focusing equally on substantive scientific debates as well as on ideological and political aspects of the current Russian historiography the author addresses the question of the identity, ethical norms and administrative regulation of the Post-Soviet professional community in order to overcome the existing contradictions and difficulties and create the new-styled standards of academic life.
The “digital” is profoundly changing Russia today. While in the mid-1990s less than 1 percent of the Russian population had Internet access, today Russia ranks sixth globally with approximately 110 million Internet users, or three-quarters of the population (The World Factbook 2019). The proliferation of affordable smartphones in the 2010s has made Internet access a commonplace by 2020, with over 60 percent of users connecting through mobile devices, and Russia’s Internet market is the largest in Europe (GfK 2019). According to the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian Internet industry amounted to an estimated value of "ve trillion rubles in 2019, or 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) (TASS 2019). Taking into account the additional 25 million Russians who live outside of Russia, it is no surprise that Russian is the second most popular language on the Net after English (Historical trends 2019). These figures alone make Russia an attractive object for researchers interested in the development of today’s digital society. The Russian information technologies (IT) industry, moreover, is an ample provider of highly sophisticated digital tools and well-organized software solutions
Plagiarism currently tends to be viewed as a problem connected primarily with students, albeit more prominent authors such as William Shakespeare and George Friedrich Handel were accused of it long ago. The plagiarism continues to be widespread in educational institutions, predominantly due to single-click technology, but another contributing factor that helps make it common practice is the tolerance of plagiarism on the part of educators and academia in general. In 2004, for instance, it was estimated that 10 percent of student projects in the United States and Australia involved plagiarism (Oakes 2014, 60). By contrast, in Russia, 36 percent of respondents admitted to having regularly copied the texts of others (Kicherova et al. 2013, 2); as many as 36.7 percent of undergraduate students in 8 Russian universities took personal credit for the material they had, in fact, downloaded from the Internet