This work investigates various aspects of Russian-German relations today. It analyzes the bilareral dialog between the two states, addresses the portrayals and perceptions of Russia and Germany, looks at social and political practices in the two states and presents a comparative perspective of these issues.
This is a review of Rendle's scholarly study of Russian tsarist elites in 1917. The review analyses the main argument and the evidence provided in the book.
The authors analyze Russian parliamentarians’ normative notions of the political elite. The research is based on 50 interviews with the members of the State Duma. In the majority of cases respondents share similar views on the role, functions, and main features of an "ideal" political elite. Moreover, the results of the research demonstrate that parliamentarians’ normative notions and their perception of current political situation are basically the same: respondents are often of opinion that the actual political elite is normal and even near to the ideal one.