Perception of Patriotism by Schoolchildren of the Siberian Federal District


In 2020, the actualizing of another Government program called Patriotic education of Russian Federation citizens has been fulfilled. The main subject of the program is school students, as the Analysis of their idea of patriotism provides us with a Great chance to evaluate the effectiveness of patriotic education in Russian Federation, as well as to find the dominating idea of a citizen in minds of the Youth. In this article, based on Data coming from a mass Survey of senior school students from Siberian Federal District, we define students’ ideas of patriotism, as well as forms of behavior, acceptable for a patriot, and finally, subjects and reasons for Russian patriotism development and establishing. It was found that the idea of patriotism among school students is quite stereotypical with explicit retrospective, militaristic and imperial tendencies. There is also a correlation between patriotic identity and national identity. Thus, the school students who identify as Russians are highly patriotic, while school students with local national identity are less keen to be patriotic, according to their own words.

About the authors

Tatiana Anatolyevna Aseeva

Altai State University

Author for correspondence.

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of Politology Department

Barnaul, Russia

Yaroslava Yurievna Shashkova

Altai State University


Doctor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Political Science

Barnaul, Russia


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