Dovgal Galina Viktorovna – Candidate of Political Science, senior lecturer of the Department of political science, cultural studies and history at the Ussuri State Pedagogical Institute.
The theoretical conclusions of Russian researchers are of significant interest for research into the political elite. Propositions formulated by Russian researchers in the beginning of the 20th century can be considered as a specific system of views on the phenomenon of elites and the Russian contribution to the development of world political and sociological thought. The Russian experience of theoretical research is of special interest to present-day researchers of the political elites of new Russia.
Key words: social inequality, political inequality, elite, political elite, elitology, research into elite.