Collectivism and Individuallism
A long period of time Russians have been marching towards collectivism. For example peasant community and labor cooperatives, local self-government and the collectivism of the socialist era. During the last 15 years Russians began talking about the individualism, which is expressed in the self-realization of the person ambition, freedom of choice. The worldviews of social organization have been clearly formed in relation to the native Russian, including the Soviet mentality, especially in the economic and legal fields. It might just be a consequence of the restructuring processes and also the result of the preliminary deep changes in the ideological consciousness. But collectivism and individualism are elements of the national mentality. A man has both the collectivist principles and the individualism. The reason is that the person lives in society and cannot exist without the society.