All-Russian identity and interethnic accord as a reflection of the consolidation processes in Russian society

All-Russian identity and interethnic accord as a reflection of the consolidation processes in Russian society

Drobizheva L.M.

Dr. Sci. (His.), Chief Researcher, Head of the Center for the Study of Interethnic Relations, Institute of Sociology, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor-researcher, National Research University «Higher School of Economics», Moscow, Russia

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Drobizheva L.M. All-Russian identity and interethnic accord as a reflection of the consolidation processes in Russian society. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2017. No 1. P. 25-36


The article is devoted to the comprehending of nationwide (all-Russian) identity, its intensity, differentiation in regional sceneries and ethnic fields, conjunction with the character of interethnic relations and directions of consolidation processes in all-Russian space. The author analyzes understanding of interethnic accord and factors helping to sustain it in regions with differing modernization levels and ethnic structures. It is found out that nationwide identity has state-civil nature. It is connected to interethnic accord and creates basis for consolidating processes. Positive orientation of consolidation can be supported only by entrenched civil solidarity. The research is based on representative polls data in the Astrakhan region, Kaliningrad region, Moscow region, Moscow, Stavropol region, the Republics of Karelia and Sakha (Yakutia) analyzed against the background of all-Russian polls.

Russian identity; interethnic accord; intolerance; interethnic relations; consolidation


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