Volunteering in Russia: Pages of History
and Current Trends of Development
© Larisa I. Starovoitova
Dr. Sci. (National History), Prof., Department of Social Work,
Russian State Social University,
Moscow, Russian Federation
Аbstract: In the context of modern general cultural, socioeconomic and political processes, the unique historical experience of Russia’s social self-organization and volunteering movement, which was formed in different historical periods that determined specific organizational forms, content and areas of activity, is extremely relevant. The author of the book under review presents a holistic and in-depth study of the current domestic model of the volunteering movement. The study is based on the use of a bulk of archival and other documentary materials. The main emphasis in the book is placed on the sociohistorical features of the development of volunteering in Russia and on the analysis of the activities of volunteers in various spheres and areas of public life of modern Russian society.
Keywords: volunteering, social self-organization, volunteer programs, ideology of volunteering in Russia.
Article information: Received on September 10, 2019, signed by the print, volume 2 / 2019 on September 26, 2019, published on September 30, 2019
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Starovoitova, L. I. (2019) Volunteering in Russia: Pages of History and Current Trends of Development. Nasledie vekov – Heritage of Centuries. 3. pp. 142-145. [Online] Available from: http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019_3_Starovoitova.pdf (Accessed: dd.mm.yyyy). (In Russian). Book Review: Gorlova, N.I. (2019) Stanovlenie i razvitie instituta volonterstva v Rossii: istoriya i sovremennost’ [Formation and Development of Volunteering in Russia: History and Modernity]. Moscow: Institut Naslediya.