We present a special issue of the journal Russian political science, comprised of the articles written by young political scientists (students, graduate students, young candidates of science).
This issue provides an opportunity for early career political scientists to present their researches, to find people of the same views and to continue their professional growth. The journal presents the study of early career political scientists from LomonosovMoscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Russian State Social University, Volgograd State University, N. I. LobachevskyNizhny Novgorod State University, N. A. Dobrolyubova State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod.
Thearticles of young political scientists conducting their researches in the VolgaRegion Branch of the Federal Research Sociological Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and in the Agency for Strategic Communications are also presented in the issue.
The subject matter of the issue covers different areas and problems of political science, as well as the problems of Russian and international politics. The interests of young political scientists involvethe problems of political elites, political consciousness, electoral behavior in modern Russia, the issues of world politics and international relations, the solution of international security problems, the development of democracy and civil society, the history of socio-political thought and historical memory, as well as the interrelation of religion and politics.
In addition to the scientific articles, the journal includes the information about programs that allows young political scientists to increase their knowledge in the field of political science, real politics, to participate in additional training in Russian and foreign universities. We recommend young political scientists to get acquainted with the program PolitIQ, implemented at Moscow University and the additional professional training program “School of Political Leaders”, carried out bythe Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
For young political scientists it is important to encourage the success they demonstrate in their studies and research activities. Just for this purpose Russian State Social University has initiated a scholarship for students of political science. Such an initiative can serve a good example for other Russian political science schools. The Editorial Board thanks all the authors for the offered articles and wishes them to enjoy professional growth, interesting researches and new scientific heights! We would like to express our special gratitude to the Autonomous Non-profit Organization “Laboratory of Humanitarian Projects” for the support of our journal.
We invite political scientists from Russia and abroad to publish their researches in our journal. We believe that cooperation of political scientists creates a more predictable and secure World — a World of cooperation, development and prosperity.
 the organization was established in 2016 by young scientists and graduates ofLomonosov Moscow State University to support and implement projects in the field of humanstudies.