Drawing from many disciplines and sources, the Russian Social Science Review publishes thematic collections of articles that have been carefully selected from Russian scholarly sources for translation into English.

Examples of such topics—some of which the journal revisits from time to time—include:

  • Youth culture and student life
  • Family relations
  • Social change and inequality
  • Political behavior and ideological beliefs
  • Sex and gender
  • Love and marriage
  • Ethnic relations
  • Religious attitudes