Wilson Center Experts

Boris Maximovich Firsov

Public Policy Scholar
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Rector, European University at St. Petersburg
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Mental Worlds of Contemporary Russian Population
Jan 01, 2003
Apr 01, 2003

Project Summary

analysis of the social overturn that occurred in consequence of a peacefully commenced perestroika in Russia assessment of the phenomenon of the value-based foliation of society; orientations toward Western values, enlightened patriotic pragmatism, and the Soviet past retrospective analysis of the waking process of Soviet society after Stalin’s death; 3 alternative idologies that appeared in post-Stalin time: genuine Marxism-Leninism, Liberalism, and Christian ideology genetic links between the opposition ideologies and the socialist idea