NZ is a unique interdisciplinary Russian journal devoted to the origins of the liberal thought in Russia, its transformation and adaptation in today's reality.

NZ authors are leading experts from all areas of the humanities: political science, philosophy, sociology, cultural anthropology and many other disciplines.

NZ also provides a forum for the discussion of issues of interest to intellectual circles around the world, such as education, economics, human rights, Russia's view of the West and Westerners' views of Russia.

The NZ editorial board strives to combine a clear political standpoint with sound analysis based on careful work with empirical material.

The main sections of the journal are devoted to three major topics: economics, politics and culture. Each issue introduces new Russian institutions such as universities, civil sector organizations and academic bodies, and presents reviews of the latest books and Russian intellectual journals.