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Change and Stability in Russian Foreign Policy Elite Perspectives: Survey of Russian Foreign Policy Elites in Moscow, 2003-2004 (ICPSR 4642)

Principal Investigator(s): Zimmerman, William, University of Michigan; Yargomskaia, Natalia, European University at St.Petersburg


Part of the series Change and Stability in Russian Foreign Policy Elite Perspectives (begun in 1999), this data collection is the product of a fourth round of interviews completed by Russian foreign policy elites in the year 2004. Underlying the series has been an effort to identify and explain those foreign policy domains in which orientation to the domestic political system has played a major predictive role. This particular survey explored a number of issues relating to foreign policy, security problems, and international affairs. Respondents were asked for their opinions on several issues such as Russia's priorities with respect to national versus international interests, military intervention in international affairs, threats facing the country, Russia's relationship with the European Union, former Soviet republics such as the Ukraine and Belarus, and the influence of Western and Asian countries on Russia as a nation. Respondents also were asked questions pertaining to foreign policy, media, national security, military aid, national expenditure, individuals' rights, NATO, democracy, and Russia's foreign policy goals. The survey concluded with a number of socio-demographic questions including gender, year and place of birth, nationality, income, education level, and political and religious affiliations.

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Study Description


Zimmerman, William, and Natalia Yargomskaia. CHANGE AND STABILITY IN RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY ELITE PERSPECTIVES: SURVEY OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY ELITES IN MOSCOW, 2003-2004. ICPSR04642-v1. Moscow, Russia: ROMIR [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-06-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04642.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04642.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (819-9)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    constitutional rights, democracy, economic conditions, economic policy, elites, European Union, foreign relations, foreign policy, government elites, international relations, military intervention, NATO, national interests, political elites, terrorism

Geographic Coverage:    Russia, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2003--2004

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-03-10--2004-04-20

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Russian foreign policy elites based in Moscow.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Per the Principal Investigator, the version of the questionnaire included with this study is an early version. Changes were made to the questionnaire to produce a final version, which is only available in Russian. Consequently, there are some discrepancies between the codes that appear in the questionnaire included in the codebook and the codes found in the data, which were based upon the final Russian version of the codebook.


Sample:    Using publicly available sources, populations of each of the groups listed above were constructed, and respondents were chosen randomly from within each group. A methodological report accompanies these data.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-06-14

Version History:

  • 2007-06-18 Minor changes were made to the metadata record.



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