Youth in Russia: Outlook on Life and Political Attitudes

ZOiS Report 1/2018

by Dr. Félix Krawatzek and Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse

Russian youth remains a group that is not sufficiently understood in current analyses of Russian politics and society. It is a part of society that has been very visible in recent political protests across the country, but there is also evidence that the younger generation is either disengaged from politics, or conservative and loyal to President Putin. The ZOiS survey among youth across fifteen regional capitals in the Russian Federation (April 2018) provides insights into these seemingly contradictory trends.