Alma Mater
ISSN 1026-955X
Vestnik Vysshey Shkoly (Higher School Herald)
The best way to learn all about Higher Education


Value orientations of the inhabitants of the Arctic territories of Russia in the intergenerational context (on the example of the Arkhangelsk region)

K.O. Malinina, T.A. Blynskaya
80,00 ₽

UDC 316.4(470+571+98)


K.O. Malinina is Cand. Sci. (Sociology), Head of Laboratory of socio-cultural dynamic of development complex study of Arctic regions e-mail:; and T.A. Blynskaia is Cand. Sci. (Agriculture), Senior Researcher e-mail: Both at N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Discussed is upon the issue of state management of the socio-economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The special role of the Arctic territories in the economic development of our country is noted. The need is indicated to look at the problems of the Russian Arctic from the other side — from the side of human potential, which is one of the driving forces of the economy. The authors present some of the results of a sociological study conducted by them in the Arctic territories of Russia (in particular, in the Arkhangelsk region). The study is devoted to the intergenerational differentiation of value orientations. Its methodological basis, among others, was formed by the scientific views of R. Inglehart and K. Welzel, who believe that the condition that precedes socio-political and economic modernization is the transformation of the value orientations of the majority of the population. The value system, according to scientists, is quite stable within the life of one generation, and therefore, it makes sense to track changes based on the differences between generations. On the basis of the Theory of Generations, a toolkit was developed that makes it possible to identify the parameters of the value system of residents of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF) belonging to different generations. The main method for collecting empirical data was a semi-structured in-depth interview with representatives of the selected generations.

Key words: Arctic zone, Arctic territories, Arctic, economic development, values, AZRF, theory of generations, intergenerational differences, human potential, biography, lifestyle, state policy.



1. Investment portal of the Arctic zone of Russia. URL: (accessed on: 25.07.2021).

2. Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 5, 2020 N 164 “On the Fundamentals of State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic for the Period until 2035”. March 10, 2020. URL: / (accessed on: 25.07.2021).

3. Strategy for the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and ensuring national security for the period up to 2035. URL: %20Strategy%20AZRF-2035.pdf (accesseded on: 25.07.2021).

4. Government of Russia. URL: (accessed on: 25.07.2021).

5. Center for Applied Research and Programs. URL: (accessed on: 25.07.2021).

6. Arktika-2021_2024.pdf. URL: (accessed on: 25.07.2021).

7. Markova, E.V. Human potential as a driving force for the modernization of the region. Problems and prospects of economic relations of enterprises of the aviation cluster: collection of materials, Ulyanovsk, November 14–16, 2017. Ulyanovsk: Ulyanovsk State Technical University, 2017. P. 178–180.

8. Inglehart, R., Welzel, K. Modernization, cultural change and democracy: the sequence of human development. Moscow: New Publishing House, 2011. 464 p.

9. Levada, Yu.A. We are looking for a person. Sociological essays 2000–2005. Moscow: New Publishing House, 2006. P. 8–9.

10. Rugenerations. Russian School of Generation Theory. URL: (accessed on: 25.07.2021).