The article explores the socio-cultural factors hindering the modernization of two Eastern-Siberian regions: the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Republic of Khakassia. The analysis is carried out in the context of the dynamics of the Russian and global modernization. The authors rely on the approach developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pointing out two main stages of modernization, primary and secondary. The empirical basis of the article includes national statistics data and the results of surveys conducted in Russia and the regions of the Eastern Siberia in 2010. It is concluded that these regions are at the zenith of the primary modernization and are only approaching the secondary modernization. At the same time, the socio-cultural barriers for modernization in the described regions of the Eastern Siberia are more significant than in Russia as a whole.
Appeal to the leaders and organs of the Bolshevik government, the authors examine how the documents, which focus and connect the structure and components of mentality, social relations and political practice. Analyzing the appeal to authority period 1917-1927, the authors come to the conclusion that the priority concept of the time was "freedom". The article traces the drift of popular sentiment from the desire to overcome the bondage of the old world to the disappointment, the post-revolutionary crisis of psychology in terms of NEP.
"Justice in labor remuneration as a value orientation and work motivation factor" (by Alexandr Temnitski) discusses a recently emerging paradox in labor motivations. While over 90 per cent of employees keep indicating their earnings as an overwhelmingly leading work motivation, all attempts by theoreticians to establish co-relations with other variables have failed so far for lack of their differentiating capacity. Alternatively, so author, justice in wages might be taken as a meaningful factor for work motivation affecting, primarily, the feeling about wage size, but also most of the aspects of work in a certain productive unit. In turn, these findings might serve for construing effective strategies in personnel management under current Russian conditions.
"Case-study strategies in surveying social services" (by Pavel Romanov) considers the specifics of case-study strategies making using own field experiences in studying social services in contemporary Russia. In particular, ethnographic methods are characterized in application to sociological surveys of organizations, as well as history and types of this method. Specifics of contexts and cases are duly demonstrated as well as procedures and stages of the studies under discussion. The real-size scheme of an ethnographic case-study related to social services is offered. In conclusion, the author makes some remarks in connection with the theoretical perspectives used for planning, making and analyzing this type of sociological surveys.