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Актуальні міфи імперської ідентичності
The Actual Myths of Imperial Identity

Author(s): Ruslana Viktorivna Demchuk
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Political history, Political behavior, Sociology of Politics, Politics and Identity
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: identity; empire; myth; Russia; Putin;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose of Article. The article explores the mythological discourse of imperial identity. Methodology. We integrate analytical, typological, and comparative scientific methods. The restoration of myths is our special guiding method. It allows to trace mythological allusions, motifs, images, topics which enable multilayer phenomena to uncover their content. We apply the method of theoretical generalizations in summing up the results of our research. Scientific Novelty. In this article, we distinguish the myths of Russian identity: the fundamental - imperial myth ("Moscow - Third Rome") with temporal modifications ("Krymnas" and Putin's monomyth) and the technological - liberal myth (Yeltsin's "Myth of Truth." Conclusion. We conclude that the processes of identification of Russian Federation consist in the production of an irrational model of reality, which is historically provided by the interrelation between the mythology and the political process. The algorithm for the formation of a modem myth coincides with the myth of traditional society. Political mythology is consciously and instrumentally involved in information conflicts and advocacy projects.