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About Lev Gudkov

Lev Gudkov is a Russian sociologist, director of the analytical Levada Center and editor-in-chief of the journal The Russian Public Opinion Herald. He is the author of numerous books and articles on sociology and inter-ethnic relations in Russia.

Articles by Lev Gudkov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Dissent in Russia: a festival of disobedience?

What kind of freedom do the latest wave of protesters want? Has a new kind of Russian emerged since the collapse of the USSR? The conclusion of our interview with one of Russia’s leading sociologists, Lev Gudkov. RU

In Russia, sociology isn’t just about figures

Is solidarity possible in Russia? How has the relationship between Russia’s government and its citizens panned out in the last few years? An interview with one of Russia’s leading sociologists, Lev Gudkov. RU

Russian cynicism: symptom of a stagnant society

Cynicism, originally a philosophy in ancient Greece, is now the prevailing mood in Putinist Russia, and, Lev Gudkov believes, a uniquely destructive force.

 

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