The Beauty of the Ideal Hides the Hell Behind It (Some Thoughts about Sources of the Russian Unquenchable Belief in Possibility of the Impossible)

Tsipko A.S.


Drawing on the philosophy of Dostoevsky, Gogol and Russian religious thinkers, the author depicts an «unlimited social dreamwork», «messianism» and the strife to break through «the horizon of the possible» as a characteristic feature of the Russian national character as well as that of the Russian intelligentsia. This produces revolutionary upheavals of world order and results in numerous victims and a great deal of atrocities.


N.A. Berdiaev, F.M. Dostoevsky, N.V. Gogol, S.A. Askoldov, religious and revolutionary attitudes.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2018.02.13

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