“Today sociological studies are developing dynamically and have a clear impact on Russia's social and political life as well as help address key social and economic problems – the message reads. – It is encouraging to see that each year the number of professionals in this field grows and that they engage in fruitful professional discussions and exchange their experiences. By bringing together well-known and young scholars from different parts of the country your forum acts as a visible confirmation of this process.”
The 3rd All-Russia Sociological Congress is being held 21–24 October 2008 in Moscow. It celebrates the 50 th anniversary of the establishment of the first sociological association and the 40 th anniversary of the first sociological institute in Russia. Sociologists from China, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and other countries are taking part in the Congress.