Rural Care Challenges w/ Konstantin Galkin

In this final interview in the series, I spoke with Konstantin Galkin. Our discussion concerned the challenges of providing elderly care in remote places, inequalities between types of rural areas, digitalisation of rural elderly care, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Konstantin Galkin is a sociologist and Senior Researcher at the Sociological Institute, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPR FCTAS RAS). His research interests include the sociology of ageing, rural studies, sociology of medicine, medical anthropology, qualitative sociological research, studies of the European and Russian policy of active ageing, and studies of social policy in the field of ageing in Europe and in Russia. He is also the Leading Researcher at the Center for Social Research of Ageing, Sociological Institute.

Konstantin and his colleagues’ research on integrating rural communities into the system of long-term care can be found here (in Russian).