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Influence of Religiosity on the Political Participation in Contemporary Russia
Faculty of Politics
The paper suggests regarding religiosity as one of the potential determinants of political participation in Russia. The complex model of religiosity is applied which treats individual religiosity as both belonging to religious tradition and religious behavior, while political participation includes voting, attending demonstrations, signing petitions etc. The aim of the research is to identify which of the measurements of religiosity, religious tradition or religious behavior, have the most powerful effect on political participation of Russians.The paper is based on mixed-methods explanatory strategy: qualitative study of the Russian religious communities is used to explain the results of statistical analysis. Special attention is paid to the most unexplored fields - specifics of religiosity and political participation in contemporary Russia.