The paper examines a rare explored phenomenon of Soviet cover design –a number of official releases produced by the only recording concern Melodija on the one hand, and so-called “tape-albums” became widespread among underground people in the late Soviet Union, on another.
This paper explores work and family reconciliation policies and practices in the 2000s of Russia as a part of wider family policy, which has focused on encouraging women to give births within the severe demographic crisis in the country. Since 2006, many new, mainly monetary incentives to support motherhood has been introduced, while from the early 2010s a shift to emphasizing the responsibility of the Russian employers to create family-friendly circumstances to their workers can be identified – similarly as in many other European countries. The paper examines the major family policy programs, the underlying ideologies behind them as well as concrete family-friendly practices in Russian workplaces. The paper argues that most Russian employers do not provide support for their employees to help them to balance work and family life. The article also argues that the burden of work-family-balance is put on the shoulders of Russian women. For this reason, it is important that the national legislation to a certain extent guarantees women parental leaves and public day care. In practice, however, these legal rights are applied inadequately. The paper reflects Russian policies and practices of work and family reconciliation to the theoretical childcare regimes and shows that the Russian model is hybrid, a combination of different models and ideologies.
In this article we investigate the regulation of the Internet and social media for the purposes of political governance by the Russian state. Our main attention will be on the series of regulative actions, which started with the anti-governmental protest wave in Russia in Fall 2011.
Clothing and fashion play significant role in the process of ageing, helping to put the bodily experience in the context of culture (Twigg 2000). It is especially important for young people as social subjects, becoming independent and not having sufficient experience and social competences. In this case, clothing is the space of social experiment in which youngsters socialize, explore, measure and learn to construct presentations of their bodies.This paper focuses on the meaning of fashion and clothing in everyday life of Russian working class youth mainstream without subcultural (or any specific cultural) background. Following results is based on 61 IDI with trade schools students of St. Petersburg. Conventionally, students of trade school are related to working class in Russia, whether representatives of middle or higher class associate themselves with higher education (Walker 2000, Zaslavskaya 1997, Belenkii 2005).