Thirty years of economic reforms in Russia (reflections on the origins and results)

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Scientific Director
Affiliation: Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Moscow, Russia
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12

The socio-economic situation in Russia is one of the most relevant topics in the public discourse not only of our country, but also of the world community as a whole, since Russia's international importance is too great. Property relations – the basic relations of society – began to take shape in our country in 1992, when Russian reformers began to introduce an economic system based on the sale of natural resources (raw material model). Therefore, the reality in which our country lives today was created in the 1990s. The article presents the author's reflections on the Russian reformation, inspired by the publication of R. Simonyan’s monograph dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the reforms. Analyzing the results of the reformation, primarily the social structure of society, the article focuses on the central concept of sociology – the activity of social actors, including goals, objectives, means and results. The conclusion is substantiated that in the context of the philosophical law on the increase of the subjective factor in the development of society, the analysis of the activities of Russian reformers becomes particularly relevant.

Keywordseconomic reforms, modernization potential of Russia, reformers' activity in the 1990s
Publication date27.12.2022
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