RETURNING DREAM OF RUSSIA. NATION IN THE CONCEPT OF IVAN SOLONEVICH AND NIKOLAI TRUBETZKOY
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Eaism was a very poplar concept in the early 20th century, after the October Revolution in Russia. Ism as a political philosophy was first advanced by leading Russian émigré thinkers in the 1920s. Including Nicolai Trubetskoy and Pyotr Savitsky. The movemt posited that Russian civilization does not belong in the European category, and that the October Revolution of the Bolsheviks was a necessary reaction to the rapid westrnization of Russian society. Eurasianism therefore manages to be imperial without being nationalistic, messanic without being overtly chauvinistic. Solonevich has used Eurasianism, and he has been fantastically successful in doing so. He has bridged the gap between white and red in Russian society. Solonevitsch, then, may be Russia’s fabled “third way”, a compromise between left- and rightwing extremes-and yet far from the center in its own right.
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