The reviewed monograph (Makarenko V.P. Russkaya vlast’ i byurokraticheskoe gosudarstvo, chast’ 1: monografiya [Russian Government and Bureaucratic State, part 1:Monograph]. Rostov-on- Don. Publishing House “March”. 2013. 652 p.) is devoted to application of the theory of bureaucracy developed by the author to analyze the relationship between the Russian power and the bureaucratic state, interest groups and the government of modern Russia. Author’s critical perspective on the methods used by Russian and foreign scientists in the analysis of Russian history, the Russian state, Russian government and its bureaucracy allows to get a deep insight into the nature of these phenomena and to reveal their essence. The author analyzes emergence of corporate and other types of relations between interest groups and state officials, as well as how they are studied by modern political science and praxis.