Crimean crisis-2014 as seen by the post-Soviet youth generation

Yadova M.A.

Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

ID of the Article: 6355

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Yadova M.A. Crimean crisis-2014 as seen by the post-Soviet youth generation. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 9. P. 50-58


The article presents results of individual in-depth interviews with representatives of post-Soviet generation featuring modern and traditional behavioral attitudes. The main topic of conversation was the events of the Crimean crisis-2014. As research showed, most of the so-called “modernists” and “traditionalists” approved Crimea and Sevastopol’s entry into the Russian Federation. However, this support is more symbolical than real: respondents are not ready to sacrifice their own material well-being and life fighting for the Russian world. Some “traditionalists” said they are not interested in politics, therefore they do not know enough about the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Insignificant number of “modernists” condemned Crimea’s accession arguing it will have dangerous consequences for Russia.

post-Soviet youth; Crimean crisis-2014; modern and traditional behavioral attitudes
Content No 9, 2016