Enlightenment Demands of Russians

  • Lyubov Dukhanina National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
  • Aleksandr Maksimenko Kostroma Regional Branch of the Russian Society of Sociologists
Keywords: enlightenment demands, enlightenment programs, sociology of enlightenment, lifelong learning preferences in Russia, attitude towards learning and development programs, Russian “Znanie” Society


The article presents the results of a large-scale survey conducted by Russian “Znanie” Society in 2017. The survey measured citizen awareness of local and national enlightenment initiatives, interest in specific topics and formats of educational events, motivation for learning and development, and willingness to pay for educational products, and it also tested the concept of an online enlightenment portal. We analyze the current globalization trends affecting the formats, topics and technology of enlightenment as well as educational niches that could be of public interest and of benefit to the digital future. Conclusions are made about the most in-demand fields of study and format preferences in learning and development.


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Dukhanina, Lyubov, and Aleksandr Maksimenko. 2019. “Enlightenment Demands of Russians”. Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no. 2 (June), 226-40. https://doi.org/10.17323/1814-9545-2019-2-226-240.
Education Statistics and Sociology