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According to a recent study by Transparency International, as part of the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, 92% of Russians are disaffected with the level of corruption in the country, and furthermore, they distrust the government and are ready to take on the fight against this evil themselves
July 10, 2013
The national debt of the world’s countries is continuing to grow, and, according to the latest estimates, countries are having an increasingly difficult time stabilizing that debt, let alone decreasing it. A recent report by the World Organization of Creditors states that preliminary results for 2012 show the total indebtedness of all countries has exceeded $55 trillion
July 09, 2013
The burst of political life in Moscow and other Russian regions in 2011-2012 led to a number of academic studies, both in Russia and internationally. The results and conclusions made by researchers show how diverse the nature of Russian protest activity is
July 04, 2013
London is the most ‘immigrant’ among European capitals: 40% of its population comes from other countries. Paris has 20%, 17,4% in Madrid, and 15% in Moscow. Ethnicity plays a higher role the lower the immigrants’ social level is, says Daria Bityukova in her study published in the HSE online journal Demoscope Weekly
July 02, 2013
The importance of employment as a key source of income has been growing in Russia. A better socio-economic situation has caused to go down share of social benefits and private farming in household incomes
June 17, 2013
Russia has some three million single mothers. However, the 'divorce epidemic' makes both being single and being married a temporary condition. One out of three single mothers will be raising her child in a two-parent family eventually, asserts Sergei Zakharov in a paper published in the HSE's electronic journal Demoscope Weekly
June 06, 2013
The number of single people of all ages grows in the US. People are marrying later and less frequently. Family size is shrinking and the extramarital birth rate is growing according to the ‘Global Demographic Barometer’ of the Demoscope Weekly journal
May 31, 2013
Graduates of Russian universities do not have the skills and competencies expected by their employers. They are not skilled in solving problems, setting and achieving goals, and dealing with people. A World Bank – HSE Report Skills Shortages in Russia: Challenges for the Educational System in the Context of Transition to an Innovation-Driven Economy
May 28, 2013
A review of discussions on social networks reveals that Russians are divided into different political camps, but all of them share a common trait – xenophobia. Ethnopolitical Issues in the Russian Blogosphere, a research project led by political scientist Emil Pain
May 23, 2013
Management researcher Arie Y. Lewin's lecture on multinational companies adjusting to the local mentality in the entry into new markets
May 21, 2013
Over the last 10 years, the middle class in Russia has failed to increase and the idea of the ‘social lift’ has barely working. Changing the situation needs investing to institutions corresponding to middle class's interests and to create middle class's political representation. Study by Tatiana Maleva
May 15, 2013
Abolishing piece-work payment for pilots as well as reduction of using fixed pilots combinations could help to improve air transportation safety, according to Anton Nakonechny in his recent study
May 07, 2013