"The issue of generalized evaluations of youth position" (by Valeriy Lukov) deals with the
aspects of practical applications of the findings of post-Soviet or rather - post-komsomol so-
ciological surveys among Russia's youth. A special attention is paid to interaction between the
academic research and the utilization of its results in the official annual State Reports on the
position of the youth in the Russian federation (1993-1996). Mentioning a rather delicate posi-
tion of academic sociologists in this regard, V. Lukov discusses the generalizations of the Third
(1996) Report stressing limitations of the methodological and logistical nature to be overcome
in the Reports to come.