The article analyzes two fundamental ideologies of the "Russian world" doctrine: the myth of the three fraternal peoples and the myth of the millennial history of Russia-Russia, and the endless genealogy from Vladimir to Vladimir. It is postulated that the ideology of the "Russian measure" does not meet the definition of the criteria of clarity, clarity, and unambiguity; the meanings of its key concepts are as variable as possible, depending on the context used with the substitution of meaning in general formulations, which do not provide for clarification of non-standard use of the term; there is a substitution of identities, which makes it possible to manipulate the historical facts and memory of the people; such informal logical errors as recourse to force, recourse to fear, false Scotsman, wholesale bargaining, and source poisoning are always used by Russian ideologues in their argumentative practices. Special attention is paid to Russian mythologists' appeal to the past, to common history and memory, and to the request to the traditions and rites that form the basis of Russian "Orthodox" ideology, which allows us to talk about the millennial history of this political entity. At the same time, changes in state regimes, ideologies, goals, and geopolitical status do not affect the integrity and continuity of this millennial history. The author emphasizes that the array of ideological myths of Russia can not be called a balanced system of political dogmas but rather a rhizomatic system of manipulation, the fluidity of which provides its ability to evade counter-arguments and identify historical substitutions. Therefore, this article is devoted to disclosing those distortions and semantic substitutions that are ontologically contained in the ideologies of the "Russian world" and which can be analyzed as typical errors in the context of argumentation theory. This study aims to develop a conditional "dictionary" of mythologists of the "Russian world," which could be used during an all-out information confrontation. In addition, the mistakes made consciously or unconsciously by the ideologues of the "Russian world" are quite significant in the context of historical, philosophical, and historical research and may indicate those historical gaps in our Ukrainian history that need to be filled with adequate and scientific research.
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