On the Specific Features of Russian Patriotism

Kolpina L.V.


Analyzing the data from the opinion polls by the Levada-Tsentr and VTsOM, the author argues that the present-day patriotism of the Russians has a passive and purely contemplative nature with little influence on their ability to self-organize and exert pressure upon the authorities.


«critical» and «noncritical» patriotism, increase of patriotic attitudes in the Russian society, the level of trust to the president, noncritical attitudes to authorities, population’s inability to self-organization.

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