The article reports on the progress of Russian research on globalization and equity. Building on Stain Roekan’s classification of social cleavages, the author identifies several schools in Russian globalization studies. He then discusses how the distinctions of authority—people, church—state, land—industry, owners—workers, metropolis—colony, and network—hierarchy find their reflection in current Russian research. The article shows that Russian scholars have recently engaged in a series of discussions of globalization’s equity criteria and their application to democratic governance, utilizing the world system’s approach, civilization analysis, and the theory of Kondratieff’s cycles.

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