“About the current moment” №1(97), January 2011
«De-Stalinization»: dead souls at work…
Those are the intentions for the future of the bourgeois-liberal public and statesmen. However, before turning to the consideration of the prospects of «de-Stalinization», which became the main ideological problem of state power in the post-Soviet Rusziony, refer to history and literature to understand the spirit of the policy: the imperial before 1917, Stalin’s, rusziony’s of our days.
In Russian history there are two literary characters and one historical figure, whose sociological views, being powerful over one or another segments of the collective unconscious, had largely determined the events of the past and the prospects of Russia in XXI century. These are the Grand Inquisitor of F.M. Dostoyevsky, the Great Combinator of Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov and the Pskov’s Spaso-Eleazar monastery’s monk Filofey (also spelled as Philotheos; years of life approximately: 1465-1542), the first ideologist of the doctrine «Moscow — the Third Rome».