ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Civil Society and Democratic Space in Russia

In the context of contemporary Russian civil society, elements of change and continuity, tradition and innovation coexist and interact. Certain key patterns in Russian civil society continue from the Soviet and pre-Soviet periods and have proved to be major hurdles in the path of development of strong and vibrant democratic civil society institutions. The state's intolerance of political opposition clearly has repercussions on its long-term stability and in no small measure contributes towards the prevailing insecurity.

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