Humanistic Science of Nations: Search for the Unifying Idea of the Russian Civil Nation

Alexander Petrovich Bandurin, Svetlana Ivanovna Imgrunt, Vladimir Alexandrovich Kirik, Anna Mikhaylovna Shapovalova, Yury Grigorievich Volkov


This article substantiates an important thought on the significance of humanism ideology in the definition of the national idea in Russian society. The author of the article, basing on the detailed and thorough analysis, concludes that the search of a national idea out of humanistic coordinates is doomed to a failure, since the national idea in Russian society can be the idea of justice, solidarity and optimism. The complexity of the national idea reflection is that meanings and values, inappropriate for national humanistic tradition are often attributed to it. For the author of the article, humanism is a basic prerequisite for the acceptance the integrative effect of humanistic values in the Russians’ mass consciousness in the formation of the national idea.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s4p254

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