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Economic Consciousness in Russia: Contradictions and Paradoxes

Vol. 7, No 3, 2014



Zhan Toshchenko,

Russian State University for the Humanities,

Moscow, Russian Federation,



Economic Consciousness

in Russia: Contradictions

and Paradoxes



ABSTRACT. The article describes phenomenon of economic consciousness on different levels of social organization of Russian society – nation-wide, regional, units & organizations, and personal levels. The bases for the analysis were the data comparison from the national surveys of 1990 and 2012 and different other results of some Russian research centers. Main tendencies and specific features of evolution of the economic consciousness were revealed on all abovementioned levels.

Received: June, 2014

1st Revision: September, 2014

Accepted: November, 2014



JEL Classification: E03, P21, Z13

Keywords: economic consciousness, activity, behavior, trust, economic reforms, public opinion.