National features of the popularization of science in Russia: historical background and current condition

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The article discusses the current topic of the popularization of science and the features of its dissemination through the media. Science began to develop more rapidly. A lot of new research is causing great interest among people. But often, scientific works remain only the property of the scientific community. The article is a phased analysis of the historical and modern features of the popularization of science in Russia, including the development of the popular science genre. The author gives a model developed by the domestic researcher A. Vaganov. Based on the proposed model of A. Vaganov, it is concluded that today the audience is again faced with scientific knowledge in an unscientific environment. There is an increase in interest in the so-called “popular science”, but not in science. The article reveals the key elements of the system of popularization of science in Russia, in which the media play a special role. The popularization of science in Russia today is becoming more efficient thanks to the participation of journalists. Meanwhile, a problem arises because it is sometimes difficult for a journalist to understand the coverage of such a broad topic as science, which unites several dozen different areas.

About the authors

Anatasiya I. Penzina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Ph.D. student of the Department of Theory and History of Journalism of the Faculty of Philology


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