Russia pp 75-85 | Cite as

The Social Structure of Russia

  • Simon Kordonsky


By social structure, I mean the structure of Russia’s various social groups and the relations among them. Historically, the social structure of Russia has been described in terms of concepts and constructs provided by the state itself—through the national system of laws determining socially significant groups and, to a limited degree, the relations among these social groups. These groups typically included civil servants, military personnel, law enforcement, judges, political representatives, municipal officials and bureaucrats, and Cossacks—all of whom served the state.

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  • Simon Kordonsky
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesHigher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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