Abstract. The paper gives and account of the research and practical conference “Global crisis and its consequences: aggravation of ethno-social contradictions” (IMEMO, spring 2013). The analysis is focused on the implications of the 2008-2009 crisis on the intra-nations’ contradictions. In particular, three topics are regarded in details: (1) general methodological issues of the modern world conflicts and contradictions; (2) special features of ethno-cultural conflicts’ manifestations in the Russian society; influence of migration processes on the evolution of such conflicts.
Keywords: conflict, crisis, crisis development, ethno-social conflict, nationalism, alien cultures’ immigrations, identity
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