The Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Dear Sir,

we, the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), write to express our support for the students in the Department of Sociology at Moscow State University who have asked to restore the quality of teaching, stop nationalist and anti-Semitic propaganda, improve the conditions of life and study as well as to acknowledge their freedom to dissent and criticise.

We urge you to try to open and widen your curriculum for contemporary (empirical) research methods, and to start a dialogue with the students on their demands and peaceful efforts.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Axel Honneth (Director)
Dr. Sidonia Blättler (Academic Speaker)