Должно ли быть обязательным участие в переписи населения?
The possibility of applying the principle of compulsory participation in the census in Russia is analyzed in the article. It is shown that Russia’s problems were and still are typical for other countries using the classical approach to population censuses, where obligation to respond is a common practice. But the introduction of mandatory participation in Russia, fines and other penalties does not exclude the possibility of further reducing the activity of citizens and scope of the census, since such a decrease occurred in many countries against the backdrop of obligation to respond. So foreign countries are searching for radical mechanisms of overcoming challenges of traditional approach corresponding to existing socio-cultural norms of society.