Civil society and the state in Russia: possibilities for dialogue and cooperation

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  • Alexander V. Lagutkin - Doctor of Law, Full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, member of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Head of the Branch of the management problems at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • Ludmila J. Grudtsina - Doctor of Law, Professor at the Department of Civil Law of the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Honorable Lawyer of Russia, member of Scientific and advisory council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.

Civil society is a community of independent subjects (citizens) in the state, developing moral and material values in the interests of community and the state. Existence and development of civil society is impossible apart from the difficult system of public relations and without participation (direct or mediated) of the states. Country arises from a great number of most different individuals existing in the form of families and part of the civil society. But when country develops and gets strong historic experience, states becomes a strong subjects, managing living on its territory, regulating public, social and economic processes. The state is a necessary factor for creation and existence of civil society. If there is no state powers and state position on certain questions of public life – everything will come down to disorders and chaos.


civil society, state, democracy, policy, human rights, economy, Russian union of industrialists and businessmen, Civic chamber of Russian Federation.

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