The state, the people and civil society in Russia

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In Russia, which for centuries has historically been one of the most brutal of monarchies in the world, which survived the Soviet era and the totalitarian regime, the role of the state and its influence on many processes can not be overestimated. The state in Russia continues to control many aspects of the non-state being. Whatever police and totalitarian the state is, civil society still is a part of it's foundation. As the state can not exist without civil society, and civil society is unthinkable without the state. The article presents the various meanings of the term «civil society». Difference between the concepts of «the people» and «nation» is analyzed, definition of each of these terms. The article lists the causes of anomie and removed the need for social responsibility is removed. The conclusion is that civil society is not just a collection of elements, or even just a system of interacting with each other and developing the elements, but also a part of the state in its broadest sense, and a part of the socio-political organization of state power. The role of social responsibility as a social phenomenon, which defines the limits of permissible activities of individuals, groups and organizations in society, and therefore - is an indicator of the possibility of self-regulation of society of their relationship is displayed. It is concluded that the freer and more intense will develop man, individuals, people of a particular state (as elements of the social system of the state), the faster it will develop (in some areas) to move to self-development and the formation of civil society institutions.

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V V Grebennikov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Department of Judicial Authority, Law-Enforcement and Human Rights Activity


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