Защита христианских ценностей в песенном творчестве Александра Галича
The defence of Christian Values in the Songs of Alexander Galich
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The article is devoted to the topic of the role of Christian values in songs of a prominent Russian bard – Alexander Galich. In the Christian philosophy the poet finds counterbalance to the totalitarian system. Showing the destructive action of the communist state in relation to the individual, he highlights the alienation of a man deprived the opportunity to develop his spirituality. It causes him not to be able to fully realize his humanity, he is taken away his dignity. At the same time Galich shows how much the values such as empathy, freedom, truth, relationship with God are close to a man. The constant need for search and realization of those values makes it, that especially young people, in which Galich sees the force capable of overcoming social apathy, have the potential to ask difficult and fundamental questions, being the beginning of the road to liberation from the falsehood of totalitarian reality. In Galich songs, the lyrical subject repeatedly declares and takes the fight against the regime in order to preserve human dignity. Based on the example of specific, individual choices, the poet proves a man is capable of ethical heroism and points at the possibility of returning to the Orthodoxy, which he believes is a «home» that stands for a reference point and a space of inveteracy, breaking the alienation caused by the chaos of the totalitarian reality.
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