Margarita Zernova



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Margarita Zernova

University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom










This paper will discuss public experiences of policing in contemporary Russia, coping techniques employed by citizens who believe that police can hardly be relied on for protection and the social impact of such adaptations.  The author gives historic aanalyses of development of russian milicia from early 80-s till now. The artile is based on the empirical study of everyday survival in post-socialist countries the analysis of adaptation strategies that emerged to compensate for the failure of Russian militsiya to perform their functions.  It also adds to the body of research which examines public attitudes towards militsiya.  Surveys conducted in post-Soviet Russia (Moscow and Oryol) in 2007 and 2009


militsiya; corruption;  abuses of power;  punishment; dysfunctional policing; victimization

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