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Yuri Rykov

  • Yuri Rykov has been at HSE since 2012.


  • 2012

    Degree in Sociology
    Saint Petersburg State University

  • 2012

    Saint Petersburg State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Summer Laboratory «Digital Traces I: Meta-Morphologies of St. Petersburg» (August 17-30 2016, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2016-2017)



  • 2016

    XVII Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Как цели и тематика онлайн-сообществ влияют на сетевую структуру и социальный капитал участников?

  • International Conference on Social Media & Society (Лондон). Presentation: Social Network Structure of Online Communities: Social Movement Activists, Professionals and Fans on VK.com SNS

  • Networks in the Global World (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Network and participation inequalities within online communities: the comparison of social movement, professional and fan groups on VK.com SNS

  • Международная объединенная конференция "Интернет и современное общество" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Общественные движения, профессионалы и поклонники в социальной сети "ВКонтакте": измерение сетевой сплоченности онлайн сообществ
  • The Internet, Policy & Politics (Oxford). Presentation: How network and participation inequalities change across different types of groups within the same online platform (VK.com SNS)

  • Выставка достижений научного хозяйства (ВДНХ-10) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Академический спрут: сетевой анализ фабрик недобросовестных диссертаций

  • Российское социологическое сообщество: история, современность, место в мировой науке (к 100-летию Русского социологического общества имени М.М. Ковалевского) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Возможности сетевого анализа в социальных исследованиях Интернета
  • 2014

    Social media and social movements (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: AIDS Dissident Virtual Community in "VK" SNS: Perspectives for Quantitative Study of Social Structure

  • European Social Networks Conference (Barcelona). Presentation: Social Space of Online Networked Communities: Mapping AIDS-relevant Groups in «VK» SNS
  • 2013

    XXXIII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference (Гамбург). Presentation: "Friendship" networks and leadership in online social movement communities: A comparison of election observers' groups in a Russian social networking site

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LINIS staff took a part in the Second International Conference “Digital transformation & Global society” (DTGS’17), which was held in Saint-Petersburg on June 21-23.

Fear and Uncertainty Lead to AIDS Denialism

December 1 marked World AIDS Day, the purpose of which is to increase global awareness of the disease. Researchers from HSE’s campus in St. Petersburg have spent the last two years studying a movement of individuals called ‘AIDS dissidents,’ or people who deny the existence of AIDS. Peter Meylakhs, Senior Research Fellow with the International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy at HSE St. Petersburg, discusses some of his research results below.

Destructive networks and "groups of death"

Increasing attention is paid to so-called “groups of death”, which have spread in Internet, especially in Social Network Sites. What caused the interest of adolescents to these online-communities?  How to protect children from this threat? These and other issues were discussed in a live-program "Project-2015" on the channel Saint-Petersburg, where Yuri Rykov acted as invited expert.


Staff of LINIS presented their papers at the International conference Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language-2016 (AINL) held 10-12 November in Saint-Petersburg (Russia).

Challenges of the modern Age and the analytics avenues of Network science

October 26-29 VI Annual Winter School “Actual Sociology and Challenges of modern Age: new trends in theory and methods” was held in Saint-Petersburg State University. 

Trends in the area of “Platform society”

Yuri Rykov, the Research Fellow of LINIS, presented his report at International conference The Internet, Policy & Politics in Oxford University.

Digital face of Saint-Petersburg

Pictures in the social network sites Instagram provide many personal information: who are friends of you, what do you eat, how do you prefer to relax and so on. People pictorialize the surrounding, in particular, the city environment. The participants of Summer School «Digital Traces I: Meta-Morphologies of St. Petersburg» made an attempt to analyze in which way city folk  construct the digital “face” of city in their own Instagram-accounts.

Social Media & Society, London, Piccadilly and Guiness

Yuri Rykov, junior researcher at the laboratory for Internet studies, made a report at the annual International conference Social Media & Society which was held in London in July 11-13, 2016.