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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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RUSSIA’S MISSION IN ALEKSANDR G. DUGIN’S EYES: THE IDEOLOGICAL WEAKNESSES OF THE SOVIET UNION AND THE FUTURE IDEOLOGY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION; pp. 309–322

Full article in PDF format | https://doi.org/10.3176/tr.2019.3.03

Author
Marcin Skladanowski

Abstract

This article aims to present the way in which the accomplishment of Russia’s historic mission in the Soviet Union, as well as the reasons for the failure and fall of that state are viewed by Aleksandr G. Dugin. Part 1 shows the Soviet Union as an important stage in Russia’s historic mission. Part 2 presents the main elements of Marxist ideology implemented in post-revolutionary Russia which stand in contradiction to the ‘Russian logos’ and, consequently, to Russia’s civilisational mission, and which indicate the internal weakness of Marxism as an ideological foundation of the USSR. Part 3 is devoted to ideological conclusions which should be drawn by the authorities of the Russian Federation under the leadership of President Putin from the ideological weakness of the USSR in order not to repeat its fate and to enable Russia to play a crucial role in the modern world.


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