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?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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