In offered article we would liked to pay attention to character and nature of
dominating elite in modern Russia, to its unsimilar political and ideological orientations,
which appear by the important stabilising factor for the total elite layer. This unsimilarity of
its orientations displays that the various groups inside the dominating elite are combined by
certain set of political and ideological preferences. In this article we are analysing the five
main groups of political elite in Russia. This research is based on the statements of the
representatives of each groups, answering to eight main questions of modern life in Russia.
As basis of the research work the statements from the interview, given for the research "The
forming of political system in posttotalitarian Russia in 1992 - 1993", and the materials of
press have been used.