The Phenomenon of "Russian Soul" as a Reflection of Traditional Russian Conservatism: New Theoretical and Methodological Approaches and Ordinary Perception of Conservatism

Alexander Mikhaylovich Fedulov, Svetlana Gennadyevna Karepova, Karabulatova Irina Sovetovna, Bigaysha Zeynulyevna Akhmetova, Ramil Safievich Istamgalin


The modernization changes happening in Russia since the beginning of the 90th of the XX century designated deep division of society and power. The wave of public performances, which is lasting since December 2011 and decreased, but completely did not disappear now in Russia, found a certain extent of misunderstanding and mutual distrust. The special role in the course of formation consolidating society spiritually – moral and socially - political bases is allocated for conservatism as conservative function of the state consists in association of the people in social space, and involvement of social thought of apologists of the Russian conservatism allows to carry out this association. Traditional Russian conservatism is considered as essential part mysterious "the Russian soul" that defines life of the Russian person both in the native environment (Anisimov & Gulyaihin, 2013; Karabulatova, Koyche & Gultyaev, 2013; Karabulatova & Polivara, 2013; Karabulatova, Sayfulina & Akhmetova, 2013 & Karabulatova & Akhmetova 2015). The phenomenon of "mysterious Russian soul" is known as a hackneyed stamp, a stereotype around the world, causing firm interest from residents of the countries and the West and East. Authors believe, that existing "scissors" in perception of mentality of the Russian people are the starting mechanism for the distorted portrait of Russians, but also influence a choice of the preferred strategy and tactics in communication with Russians therefore both parties sustain losses of the material and moral plan. The authors provided analysis of existing concepts and concluded to megalocephaly and poly aspartate Russian conservatism as such.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s3p113

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