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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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