This section combines academic essays and comments on the essays written within the project implemented by the Center for Russian studies in 2020-2021 with the financial support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The section also presents video interviews with people of various backgrounds. Essentially, this is a discussion on the topic of Russia that is widely and diversely understood. Georgian authors discuss topics such as the Russian political elite, sociological science in Russia, Russian political economy, and literature. Professional Russian historian, political scientist, and sociologist respond to the Georgian texts. We aim to advance academic discussion on the phenomenon of Russian civilization. Hopefully, the present texts and videos will contribute to this.