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Tuesday, December 1

17:00

Seminar on Diversity and Development 'Internal Migration Networks and Mortality in Home Communities'

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Illustration for news: Russia’s Middle Class: Between a ‘Sticky Floor’ and a ‘Sticky Ceiling’

Russia’s Middle Class: Between a ‘Sticky Floor’ and a ‘Sticky Ceiling’

Upward and especially downward income mobility in Russia is higher than in developed countries, making it difficult to form a fully-fledged middle class. And the likelihood of being trapped in long-term poverty turns out to be greater than the transition to stable affluence. This is the conclusion reached by HSE University experts.

Illustration for news: A Dossier of Deities: HSE University Scholars Create Electronic Database of Chinese Mythological Characters

A Dossier of Deities: HSE University Scholars Create Electronic Database of Chinese Mythological Characters

The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS) at HSE University is developing an electronic database of Chinese mythological characters and motifs. Because nothing like it has ever been compiled, it meets an enormous demand. Project originators Elizaveta Volchkova, Olga Mazo, Aglaya Starostina and Alevtina Solovyova told IQ what they are attempting to accomplish and why Chinese mythology is both complicated and fascinating.