POLIS Contents Ļ 4 - 1994



PRESENTING THIS ISSUE
Editorial Introduction. Presenting This Issuep.4

PROBLEMS AND JUDGMENTS
Sorokin K.E. Russia and the Play of Geopolitical Interests in the Great Ocean Area p.5

FROM A POLITICAL SCIENTIST'S VIEWPOINT
Vite O.T. Centrism in Russian Politics (Alignment of Forces Within and Without the State Duma) p.29
Kolosov V.A., Krindach A.D. Russia and the Former Union Republics: the New Frontier p.37
Ilyin M.V. Political Discourse: Words and Meanings. Polity. Republic. Constitution. Fatherland p.49

RUSSIA TODAY
Klyamkin I.M. The Soviet and the Western: Is Synthesis Possible? p.57
Gordon L.A., Pliskevich N.P. The Furcations and Traps of a Transition Period p.78
Starikov Ye.N. The Social Structure of Transition Society: Essay of an "Inventory" p.87

VERSION
Sedov L.A. The Place of Russian Culture among World Cultures p.97
Pashinsky V.M. The Cyclical Phenomenon in Russia's History (A View from the Positions of Social Ecology) p.111

DOSSIER
Extraction. Forms of Political Statements in Election Campaigning p.125

NOTES
Prozorov Yu.B. Parties in Transition Societies (Latin American Experience) p.138

ARMY AND SOCIETY
A Round Table, Dudnik V.M., Blagovolin S.V., Zolotaryov P.S., Gareyev M.A., Shaposhnikov Ye.I., Belíkov O.A., Arbatov A.G., Khalosha B.M., Kalyadin A.N., Berezovsky N.Yu., Amelíko N.N., Kuklina I.N., Tatarnikov V.M., Ivanov P.L. National Interests of Russia and Her Military Policy (A Session of the "Army and Society" Round Table): V.M. Dudnik, S.E. Blagovolin, P.S. Zolotaryov, M.A. Gareyev, Ye.I. Shaposhnikov, O.A. Belkov, A.G. Arbatov, B.M. Khalosha, A.N. Kalyadin, N.Yu. Berezovp.145