Slavophiles And Westernisers

The great disagreement amongst intellectuals about whether Russia should become a western European country or whether its historic destiny lies in its distinct, Slavic identity, is still a subject of active debate today. The debate forms a part of the story in 'The Duel' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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