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Alexander V. Sukharev

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Alexander V. Sukharev — DSc in Psychology, Professor, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yaroslavskaya St., 13, bldg 1, 129366 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3799-8180 E-mail: zavor753@mail.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 58


pp. 110-121


December 11, 2019

Date of publication

December 28, 2020



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The paper shows that comparative analysis of Russian mentality development relevancy is due to the decline in indicators of social orientation of state policy and quality of public administration at the end of 20th – beginning of 21th century and in living standards, etc. The development and current state of Russian, Chinese and Latin American mentalities viewed from the standpoint of transdisciplinary ethno-functional analysis was compared with the aim to identify possible connection of this development with accelerated growth of various socio-economic indicators of the regions under study. The results of this comparative analysis of the above mentioned collective subjects development allowed assuming that the growth of their various socio-economic indicators is determined by the high level of self-reflection of ethno-integrating components of archaic, pre-modern and modern elements. The analysis of Russian mentality historic genesis detected the suppression — and in modern times — the low level of ethno-integration of the archaic component. It allows concluding that the decline in social indicators of Russia's development in the late 20th – early 21th centuries results from the insufficient integration of this component in the Russian mentality. It also makes for arguing that suppressing of the ethno-integrating archaic component in terms of Russian mentality genesis may act as a psychological condition for the formation of the mobilization type of development of Russia in general.


Russian mentality, development, ethno-functional approach, archaic, premodern, modern.


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