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About Lyubov Borusyak

Lyubov Borusyak is Moscow based sociologist and writer

Articles by Lyubov Borusyak

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

‘And the winner is…’

Capitalism has not been kind to morals and ethics in Russia, and the world of television is no exception. Knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing has become more important than making programmes of quality and worth, says Lyubov Borusyak.

In memoriam Igor Kon: a personal view

Igor Kon, one of Russia’s leading intellectuals and one of the founding fathers of Soviet sociology, has died aged 82. He was a veritable polymath whose interests ranged from history to sexology, a branch of science he set up in Russia, often in the teeth of considerable harassment and opposition. Lyubov Borusyak worked with him during the last two and half years of his life and pays this personal tribute to his achievements.

Who is Russia's top intellectual?

Throughout Russian and Soviet history, the intellectual has played a central and hugely influential role in society. Today, that has changed. A recent internet vote on the country’s most influential intellectual saw instead postmodern ambiguity emerge victorious, writes Lyubov Borusyak

Moscow calling: a view of the BBC Russian Service

The BBC Russian Service is just about to cease broadcasting features illuminating life in Britain.  Broadcasts will now concentrate mainly on current affairs. From Moscow Lyubov Borusyak considers the arguments advanced by both sides in the dispute.

Football as a catalyst for patriotism

As Russia becomes sports mad, Lyubov Borusyak explores the complex relationship of the Russians to their national identity, to losing and winning, and the fall and rise of their country
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