Founded by a group of leading Russian scholarly organizations and associations, POLIS. Politicheskie issledovania (ПОЛИС. Политические исследования, POLICY. Political Studies) is a prominent peer-reviewed journal that publishes academic research and essays on Russian domestic and foreign policy issues from a variety of academic perspectives and disciplines. Formerly published under the title Rabochii klass i sovremennyi mir (Рабочий класс и современный мир, The Working class and the Contemporary World) from 1971-1990 at the Institute of the International Labor Movement of the Academy of Sciences, POLIS has emerged in the post-Soviet era as one of the most important and vibrant scholarly periodicals that brings together Russian and foreign experts and researchers.
Given its mission and high academic profile, the journal has over the years served as an essential forum for political scientists, political sociologists, policy makers, and international relations specialists interested in a wide range of political issues. Among other things, the journal also publishes notices and brief summaries of the latest political science-related academic works and dissertations defended in Russian universities and academic institutions.
The POLIS Digital Archive includes all issues of Rabochii klass i sovremennyi mir and POLIS published from 1971 on (over 7,500 articles), with an additional year’s worth of content added on an annual basis.
The POLIS Digital Archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization and complete original graphics. The archive has searchable text and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.