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Centre for Youth Studies

Director – Elena L. Omelchenko


Sedova str., 55 building 2

tel: (812) 560-01-78




Russia’s Skinheads: exploring and rethinking subcultural lives

Pilkington H., Omelchenko E. L., Garifzianova A.

L.; NY: Routledge, 2010.

Not an epidemic, but a global problem: the authorities’ construction of HIV/AIDS in Russia

Yasaveev I.

Medicine (United States). 2020. Vol. 99. No. 21. P. e18945.

Book chapter
Contemporary Civilizational Analysis and Russian Sociology

Maslovskiy M.

In bk.: Russia as Civilization: Ideological Discourses in Politics, Media and Academia. L.: Routledge, 2020. P. 206-220.

Working paper
Cultural employment in Russia and Europe: a comparative analysis

Polyakova E., Kuleva M.

CGES Working Papers. WP 2014-04. Centre for German and European Studies Bielefeld / St. Petersburg, 2018

Centre for Youth Studies is a research center aimed at large scale international projects concerning youth. It represents a fundamentally new academic space, where experienced researchers as well as students from different universities and different countries are invited for creative collaboration.


The Russian Foundation for Basic Research supported the CYS application to conduct a study on anti-crisis youth policies in Russia and Europe
July 20
As part of the initial project, the Center is focusing on studying new formats of craft trainings. Researchers interview young craftsmen from Saint-Petersburg and their students who participate in various master classes, courses and schools. Sociologists are already interviewing potters and ceramists, tanners, jewelers, woodworkers and their students, visitors to candle-making courses and many others.
May 06
Specialists of the HSE Centre for Youth Studies met with colleagues from the University of Georgia to discuss prospects for collaboration. They discussed the possibilities for development of academic exchange, summer schools, internships and a ‘Social Analysis of Youth’ track in the Master’s programme ‘Modern Social Analysis’.
April 17, 2019
The research project «Digital Youth and Media City», supported by the Kone Foundation, has been recently presented the digital book «Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move». The presentation took place in Helsinki, 26 January.
February 05, 2019
On October 15, at the Center for Youth Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics there will be a seminar "SocUP" by Marko Vuoriheimo, a deaf rapper, a special representative on disability issues and an entrepreneur

October 10, 2018
The Journal of Intercultural Studies published an article by M. Maslovsky, A. Mayboroda and A. Garifzjanova "Multiple Cultural Encounters of Urban Youth in Russia’s Muslim Regions"
September 05, 2018
The CYS and the Finnish Youth Research Society are proud to announce the opening of an interdisciplinary, research-art exhibition  Visible invisibility.
September 04, 2018
Our project selected by the Russian Science Foundationd for funding
April 16, 2018

The Ethnographic Review published an article by Svyatoslav Polyakova "The Master of historical reenactment on a stage and in his life"

September 26, 2017
There was Russian-Finnish seminar in St. Petersburg 7-9 September hosted by CYS. The project "Digital youth and media city", supported by the Kone Foundation, was discussed there.
September 21, 2017
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