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82%

of Russians believe that they can influence what takes place in the buildings and courtyards where they live.

30% of Russians note that they can fully influence what takes place, 24% can influence it to a considerable extent, and 28% can influence it only slightly. 17% believe that they cannot affect it at all. Those who most often say that they cannot influence what is happening in their buildings and courtyards are Russians over the age of 60 (24%) who live in cities with populations over 500,000 people, as well as those who live in towns (27%).

These results were obtained in a nationwide survey of 1,500 Russians over 18 years of age as part of a Monitoring the Status of Civil Society study conducted by the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector in 2014. The results of the study, which was supported by the HSE Basic Research Programme, will be published in the sixth issue of an informational newsletter on the development of civil society and the non-profit sector in Russia.

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12th ISTR Conference: HSE Researchers Presented Record Number of Papers

The 12th International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference took place in Stockholm and was entitled ‘The Third Sector in Transition:Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion’. The conference is held biannually and is a major academic event in its field.

76%

of Russians believe that ordinary customers shouldn’t worry about product manufacturing having a negative effect on the environment, people or animals. Instead, they believe that this should be a concern for the state and businesses.

74%

of Russian parents help their school-age children with their homework, or even do it with them.

42%

of Russians are not currently willing to pay additionally for goods that are produced in line with ethical principles (e.g., respect for the environment, respect for workers' rights, refusal to test cosmetics on animals, etc.).

35%

of Russians currently expect that Russia’s economy will worsen next year. In the second quarter of 2015, 27% of respondents held this opinion. 

Evgeny Yasin to Head Council on the Role of Civil Society and Human Rights in Economic Modernization

Evgeny Yasin, Academic Supervisor at HSE, has been named head of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights. The decision by the Council follows an initiative by Irina Khakamada, who previously headed the council.

88%

of Russians feel responsible for what takes place in the building and surrounding yard where they live.

'Urban Movements and Local Civic Activism are the Most Flourishing and Productive Sides of Contemporary Russian Society'

Christian Frohlich has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector since 2014. This year he is being fast tracked for tenure in the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences in the School of Sociology. Dr Frohlich has a DPhil in Sociology from Leipzig University, Germany. He spoke to HSE English News about his research into civic activism in Russia and about why he likes living and working in Moscow.

Evgeny Yasin joins the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

On August 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive appointing HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin to the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. His candidacy was proposed by Council head Mikhail Fedotov.

20,400 roubles

was the average monthly earnings of a full-time student who worked alongside university study in 2014.