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Russian Paradox: Ethno-Religious Liberalism (Googled from Turkish)
Uluslararasi Politika Akademisi ^ | February 11, 2014 | ÷zcan ÷gut

Posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:44 PM PST by cunning_fish

The most prominent feature of the Russian national character is "patriotism". Every nation love their homeland, this is quite a normal situation,of course, extremely. However, the Russians had their patriotism quite mystically. Russian for "Motherland" concept at the national level is of a superior quality highly . The extent of this concept in the national consciousness of the Russian people, which comes before all kinds of material values. Government also uses these case, even exploits. Given the history of Russia as a whole, it is seen that this feature is often abused. (A. Sinyavs , 1988, ss . 78-79 ) until today from the Russian Tsarist Russia in the historical process of nation building national consciousness in favor of the ruling , which they base their legitimacy religion also has a very important function .The Warsaw Pact in the early 90s savage capitalism charm and NATO against the dissolution process after entering in the USSR countries repeatedly declared their independence with the experienced soil loss in that period Panslavism dynamo (and also religious items also uses ) Russian nationalism feeds of the main veins is one .

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TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
Russian nationalists in the nature of a religious motivation " Holy Russian Territories of" mass mobilization , advocacy and the acquisition will create a discursive theme is power. And at the same time Russia is faced with threats from outside the thesis that "defensive " nationalism is an element of keeping alive . (Z. Mountain, 2002, p. 125) for the vast majority of Russian nationalists to be Russian, is identical to the Orthodox . Therefore, commitment to the church is quite important dimensions.In the Russian Federation , in time ' nationalist rhetoric ' hold by various parties as a point is a fact that foregrounded . Bringing the community together and " atheist " to get rid of the legacy of communism has left foreign , nationalist rhetoric of the Russian Federation in particular is trying to take full advantage of the increasingly religious motifs . (R. Östling , 1990, p . 18-19) Religion , post-Soviet Russian identity is an important element to be continued ; Orthodox unity , especially radical nationalists, the former Soviet Union geography union represents , therefore, the church great offer support . (D. Lait , 1998 , p. 311-312 ) After all, nationalism and religious nationalism interlaced discourses that although they have a massive support , in terms of association constitutes a source of new problems . (G. Nodia , 1998, ss . 114-115 )In Russia, in the 1990s, post-Soviet " irredentism " again after a long break so fetihçilik understanding is developed . 19 İrredentalist movement the second half of the century was rooted in Russia . In fact, Russia throughout history , such as what exactly Europe had fascism , nor can the imperialists were full . I. Tsarist Russia during World War II led to the movement path of conquest continues with the 1917 October Revolution Bolshevik Revolution and Russia was the root of the developments that have taken place . They are at the beginning of Orthodoxy in Russia came before the suppression of religion . The church is one of the pillars of the movement of conquest , thereby inactivate irredentist movements in strength over time has been lost . But in any period was complete disappearance . Gorbachev was overthrown , with the passing of Boris Yeltsin İrredentizm instead of re- entry of Russia into the agenda . In this context, mental pioneers of the movement in Russia in İrredentalist classic Nazism or Fascism Zhirinovsky movement as it is quite difficult to evaluate with certain ideological template . İrredentalist movement has a special place in the churches . Churches and saints of this movement " spiritual " dimension , adding excitement , longing and hope, are the elements that add the most important . Unfathomable size and the number of Russians who have come to saints and icons to move Zhirinovsky very deep 'soul' have won. (A. Altındal , 2002, p . 123)Considering the developments in the Russian Federation , despite the rhetoric of liberal political agenda in a short time it is seen that besieged by nationalist rhetoric . The radical rise of Russian nationalism at the political level in this country Zhirinovsky is reflected in the size of the massive support . ( G. & A. Guroff , 1994, p. 91 ) Liberal Democratic Party organized under the name of Zhirinovsky led İrredentalist extreme nationalist rhetoric See , the fact that a Russian paradox as liberalism such as Russia, East European countries, specific ethno-religious qualities attributed possible to observe that . So actually the biggest ideological forces of liberalism against communism blog , because it is peculiar to Russia in accordance with the historical reality of ethno - religious movements have been organized under the name of liberalism .Fukuyama, in the 20th century between the Liberals and the Marxist ideological struggle continued with the collapse of communism as an ideology of universal triumph of liberal capitalism indicates that out . (F. Fukuyama , 1995, ss . 24-25 ) Obviously, it has dominated the post-Cold War triumphalism in the West adopted a view easily . However, Eastern Europe against Soviet model developed Marxism -backed opposition religious nationalism as a source of legitimacy of the model is seen that foregrounds more . At that time political opponents , especially in Eastern Europe they use the name of their legitimacy has been built on nationalism rather than liberalism . Therefore, some intellectuals sees collapse of communism as the triumph of liberalism to be declared in a hurry and evaluate a wrong attitude and actually it 's ethno-religious nationalism are interpreted as a victory . (G. Nodia , 1998, ss . 102-103 )
1 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:44 PM PST by cunning_fish
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When Contantinople fell to THE TURKS, then Ivan decided that Moscow was the Third Rome, the successor to Byzantium and the only defender of Orthodoxy.

This put it on a holy crusade to capture constantinople and that's reflected in it's move to the south (at that time all of what is now Western Russia, all of Belarus and western Ukraine was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, in union with Poland)

They then put together the concept of "gathering of the Rus" to justify their expansion west

That galvanised the Russians through all their numerous Turkish wars and even was one of the causes of WWI

2 posted on 02/13/2014 11:18:04 PM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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