Political and Legal Regulation of the Internet Space in Modern Russia

The article examines the evolution of political and legal regulation of activities in the information space in the Russian Federation. An analysis of key legal acts and documents in this area, as well as other initiatives of government authorities to ensure control over the dissemination of information is provided. The conclusion is made about the reasons and purposes of toughening of the state regulation of Internet communities and Internet space in general.

Social Media as the Tool of Public Policy in Modern Russia

In article scientific interpretations of the concept “social media” are considered, functions (communicative, relativistic) and tendencies of their development during a modern information era reveal. It is proved that social media give the chance of upholding of interests in public space to both ordinary citizens, and the opposition movements. The Russian network community actively carries out political dialogue by means of social media, forming a public discourse and new forms of mass communication. 

Priority Areas of Functioning of the Main Regional Information and Analysis Centers (RIAC) of the Russian Federation

The article discusses the functioning of the main priorities of the regional information and analytical center of the Russian Federation. Attention is drawn to the fact that the priorities of regional information and analysis centers perform analytical processing of information and the provision of informal and formal information communications; search for information about problems Sources

The Phenomenon of Suicide in the Study of Contemporary Theories and Concepts of Media

The article presents the analysis of theories and hypotheses of foreign as well as Russian authors who studied social aspects of the media. The value of various scientific schools which developed their own interpretations and ideas is noted, however all the analyzed theories reveal the social character of this means of communication. The aim of the research is to explain the theoretical foundation to study the media as a social phenomenon as well as examining the notion of a suicide in the perspective of the media theory.

Метафорические основания современного российского патриотического дискурса

В данной  статье  рассматриваются  некоторые  аспекты  современного политического дискурса, в частности, описывается роль метафоры в политическом тексте с точки зрения формирования чувства патриотизма с помощью употребления метафор в речи политиков. Подчеркивается особенность метафоры как когнитивного феномена влиять на восприятие человеком тех или иных социальных событий или явлений, а также формировать их оценку.