THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Political Culture of Modern Elites: Features and Trends

2017. №3, pp. 199-205

Siyanova T.V. - student, Astrakhan State University, 20Р° Tatishcheva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

Characterizing the political culture of modern elites, political science increasingly pays attention to the increasing role of political mythology and the adaptation of elites and their leaders to the falsification of political data. There is an increase in utopian thinking, creating its own virtual reality, which pushes aside the reality of the objective world. Western elites actually unleashed the most real information war against Russia, having engendered a new round of Russophobia in their countries. It is precisely Russophobia that underlies the modern political ideology of the Western elites, which testifies to the crisis of their thinking and the utopian nature of the perception of reality.

Key words: элита, лидеры, фальсификация, фейк, утопическое мышление, политическая мифология, манипуляция, информационные войны, русофобия, elite, leaders, falsification, fake, utopian thinking, political mythology, manipulation, information wars, russophobia