Journal sections
Archive and statistics
Log in

Печатный вестник PRINTED
Издательство МГОУ Publishing house the

Our address: 105005, Moscow, Radio street,10a, office 98.

+7 (495) 780-09-42 add. 1740,
+7 (495) 723-56-31


Work schedule: Monday to Thursday from 10-00 to 17-30,

Friday from 10:00 to 16-00,

lunch break from 13:00 to 14-00.



BK Facebook Telegram Twitter Instagram

Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2020 № 2.


A.V. Selezneva, V.E. Zinenko

Political activity of Russian youth: current development trends. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2020, no. 2.


UDC Index: 323.2

Date of publication: 29.06.2020

The full text of the article

Downloads count Downloads count: 4


The purpose of the study was to identify trends in the forms and directions of political activity of Russian youth over the past decade. Methodology and Approach. During the research, the methods of questioning, observation and content analysis were used. In the course of the research, we analyzed the results of the author’s empirical research and data from various research centers (VCIOM, The Public Opinion Foundation, Levada-Center), as well as materials and statistics presented on the Internet. Results. The main forms of political activity of young people were identified and characterized: electoral participation, participation in the activities of youth socio - political organizations and movements, participation in the activities of youth representative institutions under government bodies, professional (socio-political) activities. Technologies of political activity of youth are considered. Theoretical / Practical implications. The article systematizes data on the forms of political activity of young people, identifies trends in their development in modern conditions. The focus on the development of subject-subject relations between the state and youth through the creation of conditions and the use of technologies to involve the young generation in social and political life is revealed.

Key words

political activity, political participation, political behavior, youth, politics, political psychology

List of references

1. Almond G., Verba S. Civil culture. Political attitudes and democracy in five countries (Russ. ed.: Grazhdanskaya kul’tura. Politicheskie ustanovki i demokratiya v pyati stranakh. Moscow, Mysl’ Publ., 2014. 499 p.).
2. Baranov A. V., Penitsin Yu. A. [Changing the priorities of the youth policy of Russia in the context of strengthening the unity of the Russian nation]. In: PolitBook, 2017, no. 3, pp. 23–33.
3. Shestopal E. B., ed. Vlast’ i lidery v vospriyatii rossiiskikh grazhdan. Chetvert’ veka nablyudenii (1993–2018) [The government and the leaders in the perception of Russian citizens. A quarter-century of observations (1993–2018)]. Moscow, Ves’ Mir Publ., 2019. 656 p.
4. Popova S. Yu., ed. Gosudarstvennaya molodezhnaya politika v Rossii: sotsial’no-psikhologicheskie osnovaniya i tekhnologii realizatsii [The state youth policy in Russia: socio-psychological foundations and technology]. Moscow, Akvilon Publ., 2019. 448 p.
5. Danilin P. V. Novaya molodezhnaya politika [New youth policy]. Moscow, Europe Publ., 2006. 292 p.
6. Emel’yanov V. A. [The creation of Pro-Kremlin youth socio-political organizations]. In: Vestnik Moskovskogo gosudarstvennogo gumanitarnogo universiteta im. M. A. Sholokhova. Istoriya i politologiya [Bulletin of the Moscow State University for the Humanities M. A. Sholokhov. History and Political Science], 2012, no. 3, pp. 104–109.
7. Koryakovtseva O. A. Obshchestvenno-politicheskaya aktivnost’ molodezhi: sushchnost’, tekhnologii i opyt komparativnogo analiza [Socio-political activity of young people: nature, technology and the comparative analysis]. Yaroslavl, Publishing House of Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky Publ., 2008. 187 p.
8. Lebedev P. L. [“The more the merrier” or “One is a warrior]. In: Sotsial’naya real’nost’ [Social reality], 2008, no. 5, pp. 41–69.
9. Lobanova T. N. [The influence of the dominant labor interests on the activities of the employees of the organization]. In: Organizatsionnaya psikhologiya [Organizational psychology], 2015, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 26–45.
10. Mosolikov S. A. [Propresidential youth enterprises of modern Russia: the basic directions of activity]. In: Vestnik Moskovskogo gosudarstvennogo oblastnogo universiteta (elektronnyi zhurnal) [Bulletin of Moscow Region State University (e-journal)], 2016, no. 4. Available at: (accessed: 26.02.2020).
11. Palitay I. S., Selezneva A. V. [The perception of their country by the Russian youth: value-symbolic and politico-cultural aspects]. In: Nauchno-tekhnicheskie vedomosti Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo politekhnicheskogo universiteta. Gumanitarnye i obshchestvennye nauki [Scientific and technical statements of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. Humanities and social sciences], 2019, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 123–135.
12. Meleshkina E. Yu., ed. Politicheskii protsess: osnovnye aspekty i sposoby analiza [Political process: basic aspects and methods of analysis]. Moscow, Ves’ Mir Publ., 2001. 302 p.
13. Popova S. Yu., Pronina E. V. [Youth forum as an educational platform]. In: Obrazovanie lichnosti [Personality education], 2015, no. 1, pp. 138–143.
14. Gorshkov M. K., Petukhov V. V., eds. Rossiiskoe obshchestvo i vyzovy vremeni. Kn. 5 [Russian society and the challenges of time. B. 5]. Moscow, Ves’ Mir Publ., 2017. 427 p.
15. Gorshkov M. K., ed. Rossiya reformiruyushchayasya. Vyp. 15 [Reforming Russia. Iss. 15]. Moscow, Novyi Khronograf Publ., 2017. 568 p.
16. Samokhvalov N. A. [Models of youth representation as a means of increasing participation of young people in political life]. In: Aktual’nye problemy sovremennosti: nauka i obshchestvo [Main problems of our time: science and society], 2016, no. 2, pp. 22–26.
17. Samsonova T. N. [State youth policy as a mechanism of social integration and political socialization of modern Russian youth]. In: Istoriko-pedagogicheskie chteniya [Historical and pedagogical readings], 2018, no. 22, pp. 61–67.
18. Selezneva A. V. [The methodology of the study of political ideas and values]. In: Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta. Seriya 12. Politicheskie nauki [Bulletin of Moscow University. Series 12. Political Sciences], 2011, no. 2, pp. 42–53.
19. Selezneva A. V. Molodezh’ v sovremennoi Rossii: politicheskie tsennosti i predpochteniya [Youth in modern Russia: political values and preferences]. Moscow, Argamak-Media Publ., 2014. 276 p.
20. Selezneva A. V., Popova S. Yu. [Social activity of the youth: status, problems and prospects of development]. In: Obrazovanie lichnosti [Personality education], 2018, no. 2, pp. 96–103.
21. Semenyuk L. M. Psikhologiya grazhdanskoi aktivnosti: osobennosti, usloviya razvitiya [Psychology of civic activity: characteristics, development conditions]. Moscow, Publishing House of the Moscow Psychological and Social Institute Publ., 2006. 351 p.
22. Shestopal E. B., Selezneva A. V., eds. Sovremennaya elita Rossii: politiko-psikhologicheskii analiz [The modern elite of Russia: a political-psychological analysis]. Moscow, Argamak-Media Publ., 2015. 448 p.
23. Chuev S. V., ed. Tsennostnye orientatsii rossiiskoi molodezhi i realizatsiya gosudarstvennoi molodezhnoi politiki: rezul’taty issledovaniya [Value orientations of Russian youth and state youth policy implementation: the results of the study]. Moscow, State University of Management Publishing House Publ., 2017. 131 p.
24. Sharapov A. V. [Forms of rejuvenation of the political and state elite of the Russian Federation in the 2000s]. In: Society and Security Insights, 2019, no. 1, pp. 113–122.
25. Shestopal E. B. [Political and psychological paradigm and behaviorism]. In: Gaman-Golutvina O. V., Nikitin A. I., eds. Sovremennaya politicheskaya nauka: Metodologiya [Modern political science: Methodology]. Moscow, Aspekt Press Publ., 2019, pp. 366–388.
26. Milbrath L. Political Participation: How and Why Do People Get Involved in Politics? Chicago, Rand McNally & Company, 1965. 195 p.
27. Nagel J. N. Participation. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1987. 195 p.
28. Verba S., Pue N. Partizipation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality. New York, Harper and Row, 1972. 428 p.

Лицензия Creative Commons