Political Science (RU) is one of the leading Russian periodicals in the field of the political science. Founded in 1997, it is well known among foreign researchers. Political Science (RU) is quarterly published by the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN) with the assistance of the Russian Political Science Association (RAPN). Political science (RU) is included in the list of the leading academic journals that are recommended by the High Certification Commission (VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.

All articles published in the journal can be found on websites http://elibrary.ru and CyberLeninka.

The journal is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus). Since 2019, the full-text archive of the journal has been placed in the EBSCO Publishing Ultimate series of databases on the EBSCOhost platform.