The article continues a discussion of new theoretical orientations in Russian ethnology
started by the author in the previous issue of the journal. In particular, the author
criticizes an approach of S.V. Sokolovskii, the brightest representative of Russian
postmodern constructivism, towards ethnicity. The author offers to condense the less
controversial elements of contemporary Russian theories of ethnicity into frameworks
of the middle range theory model based on Y. Bromley's theory of ethnos. Such a new
model of ethnicity might be compatible with theories of higher (societal) order.