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  • Simashenkov, Pavel (IMI University)
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Russia; philosophy; social ethics; ideology; aesthetics; social history; political history
  • Abstract

    Russia is indeed the abode of fatal and total non-freedom, but this must be understood more deeply and without "vodka-matreshka" populism. Freedom in national understanding is unconditional; the absence of all “if ifs and ans were pots and pans” is something genuine, real. The context of "Russian freedom" is deeply archaic in the noblest sense of the word: it is religious, as opposed to freedom-opportunity suggesting an alternative, and therefore limiting duality. That is why nobody managed to enslave the Russians, except for their own bureaucrats. The Russian way is to surpass the world around us — and this is the essence of creativity and superation. Not to adapt, but to soar above the objective reality given to us in sensations, with the help of subjective sensations — is not it a challenge and an answer to all-powerful Fate? Russian destiny is the tragedy of the ascent of the human spirit over inhuman circumstances.

Update Metadata: 2019-10-20 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-20

Simashenkov, Pavel (2018): RUSSIAN WORLD. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.