The messianic idea as the center of the russian world doctrine: an ontologi-cal incompatibility with orthodoxy
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The messianic idea as the center of the russian world doctrine: an ontologi-cal incompatibility with orthodoxy

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Zborovska, X. (2020). The messianic idea as the center of the russian world doctrine: an ontologi-cal incompatibility with orthodoxy. Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac, 2(2), 106-118.


An essential aspect of forming the doctrine of "Russian peace" is creating a state hybrid in which power, faith, and people appear as an inseparable unity that justifies itself, or rather – ontologies. The author, defending the idea of the origin of this doctrine in the XIII century, refers to the texts of Russian ideologues, who find the sources of God's election of the Russian people since the baptism of Russia, paying particular attention to the concept of "Third Rome". It catalyzes Russia's messianic idea, which becomes the foundation of the ideology of the "Russian world". In the current state of "hybrid war", such deconstruction is crucial in application to the aggressive ideology promoted by the Russian media, through the analysis of the origins of the doctrine of "Russian world", appeal to the ideological concept of "Moscow – Third Rome,"which formed the messianic idea divine election of the n people. According to the author, the myth of the divine origin of the Russian autocrat and the messianic role of the Russian people is a conscious ideological construct that reflected the search for Russian national identity in the new historical conditions: liberation from the Tatar-Mongol yoke, expansion of the Moscow principality, the capture of Constantinople by the Muslims became a catalyst for the messianic idea of the divine election of the Russian people (as persecution became for the Jews at one time). The author shows how Moscow ideologues manipulated the texts of their saints and scholars, turned religious ideas into the service of tsarism, and went against the dogma of Orthodoxy. The paper illustrates the differences in the interpretation of messianism in its original version, in Christianity, and in the Russian format, which allows us to conclude the ontological incompatibility of Russian messianism and canonical Orthodoxy.
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