Moscow Anomalies: an Excursion through the “Georating”

Moscow Anomalies:
an Excursion through the “Georating”

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2006.06.03

For citation:

Kertman G.L. Moscow Anomalies: an Excursion through the “Georating” . – Polis. Political Studies. 2006. No. 6. P. 24-36. (In Russ.).


What is under consideration in the article is one of possible algorithms of using the “Georating”’s huge and regularly replenished data basis for purposes of analysis and research. Availing himself of the Moscow example, the author demonstrates the way in which even cursory examination of the bulk of the “Georating”’s data allows one to perceive specific features of the mentality and of the way of life of this or that region’s inhabitants, to make one’s ideas of the region more accurate and verified, to estimate the place it occupies in the general Russian system of coordinates. The “excursion” through the “Georating” reveals every reason to doubt the justice of the long-standing stereotype according to which Muscovites have notably left behind their fellow-citizens living in other regions, so far as interiorization of democratic values and assimilation of liberal approaches to socio-economic problems are concerned.

Content No. 6, 2006

See also:

Bavin P.S.,
Social Geography of Xenophobia and Tolerance. – Polis. Political Studies. 2006. No6

Oslon A.A.,
Megapolls for Russia’s Population (The “Georating” Project). – Polis. Political Studies. 2006. No6

Rzheshevsky G.A.,
Democracy: Myth, Reality, or Boosted Brand?. – Polis. Political Studies. 2008. No5

DOSSIER: SOCIAL PROTECTION. – Polis. Political Studies. 1991. No6

Orbis terrarum. – Polis. Political Studies. 2010. No2



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