Jul 17, 2022
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Angry men in the Kremlin There is C Level Contact List a marked discrepancy between the strong sentiments emanating from the writings of nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals and those of their contemporary epigones. Most of the former loved Europe and suffered from its supposed decline. In contrast, the latter seem to be motivated C Level Contact List primarily by resentment and hostility towards the 'West', feelings arising from an indigestible combination of arrogance and inferiority complexes. Alexei Khomiakov, intellectual leader of the C Level Contact List Slavophiles, and Fyodor Dostoevsky later, were deeply shocked by what they saw across Russia's western borders. Both realized, with a sigh, that C Level Contact List after the revolutionary upheavals of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Europe was out of joint, and that their country was called to heal its wounds with the power of the Russian spirit. "We C Level Contact List Russians have two fatherlands: our own Russia and Europe, even though we call ourselves Slavophiles, " Dostoevsky said in his Diary of a Writer.of 1876. "Europe, this is something terrible and C Level Contact List sacred, Europe!" he wrote there the following year. "Oh gentlemen, do you have any idea how much we love Europe (...) Europe, this 'land of holy miracles. Do you know how dear C Level Contact List these 'miracles' are to us and how much we adore, with more than brotherly love and affection, those great tribes that populate it, along with all the great and glorious things they have accomplished? Do you C Level Contact List know how many tears we have shed and how our hearts have beaten before the fate of this beloved land, this homeland, and what fear spreads in us before the clouds that hang over its C Level Contact List horizon?»5. The writings of contemporary pro-Kremlin intellectuals lack such affection. For Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Center in Moscow, Europe is no longer a "homeland", "sacred" or even a "friend".