Under the project "Russian View on International Law: The Current State and Development Prospects," we have begun interactive visualization of data using Tableau. The research aims: 1) to analyze modern theoretical approaches to the understanding of international law in the light of its development trends taking into account the position of the Russian Federation; 2) to identify opportunities and mechanisms for the fullest and most effective participation of the Russian Federation in the international lawmaking and the protection of national interests by international legal means. Research lead is Xenia Dmitrievna Shestakova, Candidate of Juridical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of International Law.

All work regarding the №OK-16 contract dated November 23, 2016 has been completed. All work regarding №OK-16 contract dated November 23, 2016 has been completed. The contract commissioned preparation and carrying out research projects related to the analysis of mass media audiences (audiences of print media, radio and TV channels and that of internet media) in the 17 municipal areas and a city district of the Leningrad region. Based on the data, 18 reports focusing on each of the municipal areas of the Leningrad region and Sosnovo district of St.Petersburg and a report combining results of all regions have been prepared.

The research project regarding analysis of mass media audiences (audiences of print media, radio and TV channels and that of internet media) in the 17 municipal areas and a city district of the Leningrad region has finished. The sample included 11000 respondents. The data are being processed.

A research project regarding analysis of mass media audiences (audiences of print media, radio and TV channels and that of internet media) in the 17 municipal areas and a city district of the Leningrad region has started. The sample will include at least 11000 respondents.

“Social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg: processes and tendencies among young persons” telephone survey has ended. A telephone survey examining social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg, processes and tendencies among young persons has ended. The survey quota sample included 1200 respondents aged 16-30. The data are being processed.

“Social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg: processes and tendencies among young persons” paper-and-pencil survey has started. A paper-and-pencil survey examining social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg, processes and tendencies among young persons has begun. The research includes development of a questionnaire form to be processed with the help of the stream scanner. The questionnaires will be distributed among young people attending various hobby clubs in St.Petersburg. The data will be entered and processed with the help of the stream scanner. For this research project, at least 5000 respondents aged 16-30 residing in St.Petersburg will be surveyed.

“Social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg: processes and tendencies among young persons” focus group discussions have ended. Focus group discussions analyzing social and political and socio-economic portrait of the youth of St.Petersburg have started. For this research, at least 12 focus groups, each consisting of 10-12 young people aged 16-30 years, residing in St.Petersburg and representing various social strata, were conducted.

An on-line survey regarding student youth’s motives to participate in game models of the United Nations has begun. An on-line survey regarding student youth’s motives to participate in the United Nations game models has begun. The research aims to identify the young people’s stimuli to participate in the UN game models. A. Gonashvili, graduate student of a bachelor program of the Sociology Department, leads the project.