The two-level structure of social classes as the main feature of the russian social class model


Issue: №1 (65) 2021

Heading: Issues of state history and law


Keywords: social class, subclass, social class status, Russian social class model, social mobility.


Some characteristics of the social class model of Russia in the 17th - early 20th centuries are considered. The author considers the presence of two or more sub-classes within each of the social class to be the main feature of Russian social structure. The author also touches upon the influence of this characteristic on the functioning of the organizational and legal mechanism of vertical social mobility.