ON APPLYING RF LABOUR CODE IN COURTS: CONTROVERSIES (summary of presentations at the conference Topical Issues of Court Decisions on Labour Disputes) The summary covers topical theoretical and practical issues of applying RF Labour Code in courts. Labour Code norms and court decisions are considered, proposals on improving the labour laws are put forward. The core of the summary is the paper of B.A. Gorokhov, the Chairman of the Board on Labour and Social Cases of the RF Supreme Court Topical issues of Court Decisions on Labour Disputes.
The research is devoted to the effects of evolution electoral systems to politics. The article analyses results of the electoral reform in Russian Federation from the point of view of elite representation. It is stated on the basis of the frequency analyses that legislative changes in countries of the electoral authoritarianism are aimed at preserving the status quo within elites. The study finds out that the proportion of regional, national and business elite representation is retained in the Russian State Duma of three terms convocations (2003, 2007, 2011).