HSE University’s Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology has held its traditional Christmas Film Seminar. This year it was dedicated to one of the most discussed films of the year — Steven Soderbergh's prophetic Contagion. A report from our news service explains how the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster managed to predict the events of 2020, which generation will be most affected by the pandemic, and why reality has become fiction.
Does a New Alcohol Policy Effect Homemade Alcohol Consumption in Russia? New Article by Prof. Vadim Radaev.
The paper describes a new alcohol policy in Russia and effects of price increase on recorded alcohol and alcohol availability on the consumption of recorded and unrecorded alcohol, with specific reference to homemade alcohol, and to investigate other factors affecting homemade alcohol consumption and purchasing.