Scientific section. Politology

The main institutions and practices of formation and development of memory policy in the Saratov region

In the presented article, the authors understand the policy of memory as a state policy aimed at interpreting historical events within the current political context. The education system, mass media, state authorities, as well as various public organizations are singled out as the main institutions of memory policy formation in modern Russia. The authors pay special attention to the practices of restoring images of the heroic past in the public consciousness of Russians, as well as symbols, rituals, “memory points” and “places of memory” in the Saratov region.

Political aspects of the integration of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union projects for the Russian Federation

The article deals with the problem of political conjugation of the projects of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union for the Russian Federation. The author examines key trends in the confi guration of political cooperation of the Russian Federation with China and the EAEU. The article analyzes the Foreign Policy Concept of 2013 and 2016 in the context of considering relations with the EAEU countries. Interests of the Russian Federation and China in the political contingency of the SREB and the EAEU projects are considered in a comparative manner.

To the issue of evaluating the effectiveness of gaming technologies within the formation of political culture of youth in modern Russia

The author analyzes eff ectiveness of gaming technologies for the formation of political culture of modern Russian youth, reveals the role of the educational system in cultivation of civic responsibility among young people. It is substantiated that the infl uence of a game on the model of political behavior of a young person depends on the type of game model used. Classifi cations of gaming practices are highlighted.

Social and political activity of Kemerovo region youth in 2000–2010

Kemerovo region signifi cantly diff ers from the neighboring regions in the political sphere. For nearly two decades, the region has demonstrated a high degree of support for the United Russia party. Other political parties, both parliamentary and non-parliamentary, enjoy less support than in the rest of the country. The purpose of this article is to study the dynamics of youth activity as candidates for deputies of the Council of People’s Deputies of Kemerovo Region.

Communication channels of protesters in the context of digital globalization: National specifics and opportunities for cross-country functioning

The article considers the mechanisms of media corporations’ infl uence on the process of designing and coordinating political protests in the USA, France, China, Belarus, and the Russian Federation in the context of digital globalization. Methodological basis of the research consists of the methods of case study and comparative analysis. The authors study fi ve cases refl ecting the specifi cs of communication channels through which national digitalization scenarios of political protest are implemented and carry out comparative analysis based on the authors’ criteria.

Ideologies or technologies: On the issue of interpretations of political parties’ functionality in modern Russia

The article considers main interpretations of the role of ideologies in the scholarly discourse of modern Russia. Based on the analysis of assessments of the main party technologies and specifi cs of the State Duma elections in 2021 presented in the research of domestic political scientists, generalizations are made about the reasons why ideological positions of most Russian parties are hybridized and functionality of systemic use of ideological values in parties’ pre-election activities is insuffi cient.

The “left” future of Russia: Reflections of party theorists and the electorate

In their minds, subjects of democratic politics constantly form and optimize images of future changes in functioning of the state and society, use them as a tool in the struggle for political infl uence and leadership. The article provides a comparative analysis of how this creative process is going on within Russian civil society today, in the minds of ordinary citizens and party elites committed to left-wing political values.

Value of justice in the perception of modern youth

The article analyzes results of an online survey (N = 519) and focus group interviews (N = 36) of young people (aged between 14 and 35) living in the Saratov region. The author summarizes answers to an open question about the way respondents understand social justice. Key elements of justice are highlighted and ranked. The results obtained are compared with the ideological preferences of the respondents.

The youth’s ideas about the future of Russia: Provincial dimension

The article is devoted to the analysis of the image of political future of Russia, which is present in the mass consciousness of Russian youth and motivates its political participation. The materials for the analysis were obtained by means of a questionnaire. The main trends that are spread among respondents while constructing the image of the future of Russia indicate that the problem of the future, both their own and their country’s, is relevant for modern youth.

Value and ideological factor of formation of the image of Russia’s future among modern youth (Regional case)

 The article considers results of social survey on the problems of the image of the future in the views of young people, conducted in 2021 in the Saratov region. Based on the analysis of  the materials obtained, the importance of the value and ideological factor in the formation of various representations of the desired image of the political, social, and economic development of the country is revealed.