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Русия и славянството. Евразийски предизвикателства към славянската идея
Russia and Slavdom. Eurasian Challenges to the Slavic Idea

Author(s): Petya Dimitrova
Subject(s): History
Published by: Асоциация Клио
Keywords: Eurasianism; Slavdom; Slavic Idea; N. Trubetskoy; G. Florovski; P. Savitski; N. Danilevsky; Russian émigré

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to prove how untenable the attempts to revive the idea of a united Slavic commonwealth are at the end of the 20th century. To this end, the author has discussed some of the main point of the Eurasianism: one of the most interesting in Russian philosophical and socio-political thought. Created in the 1920s by Russian émigré scholars, it was an attempt to establish a new paradigm of the Russian national consciousness. The approach applied by the Eurasians in creating the Eurasian cultural model focused on priorities dictated by the specific features of geographical location and historical perspective. Their inference about the existence of a Russian super-ethnic group with a specific culture which had achieved a synthesis of the European and the Asiatic is particularly topical today when, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia is faced with the difficult task to make the ways of her development meaningful, to find the correct angles for interpreting her identity and to discover the correct landmarks by which to build a concept of her national, state and geopolitical interests.

  • Issue Year: 1997
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 118-131
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian