¹ 1 - 2004
Rogozhina K.A.

Russian Choice: from What Is Probable to What Is Obvious?

The present-time crisis condition of Russian democracy need not be a pretext for appeals to a new “revolutionary leap” to the restoration of a paternalistic-trusteeship socio-political system, the author maintains. She inquires into the reasons of the nostalgia among a part of society for such a system. In the course of her developing further the reasoning contained in R.Dahl’s “Democracy and Its Enemies”, K.A.Rogozhina points out to hopelessness of “trusteeship” in all its forms, arguing in favour of the need to create, “step by step”, an actually democratic model of society in post-communist Russia.