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chandna rani
Mar 31, 2022
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The characteristics attributed to Russia and that Europe considered reprehensible were encapsulated in what became known as the Russian soul , a kind mobile phone number list of unchangeable essence and immemorial core that explained everything from the melancholy and madness of its population to the predisposition of the Russians. Russians towards mobile phone number list strong and authoritarian rulers. The proliferation of memes and the Internet pages mobile phone number list where these stereotypes circulate are the point of arrival of a long tradition that only confirms this point: as a Twitter account maintains, these things happen “Only in Russia”. Many times the characterization of that Russian essenceit was crossed by Asian dyes, an operation mobile phone number list historically justified by the Mongol yoke that settled on the territory between the 13th and 15th centuries. Today we know that the Tartar cultural impact on Russia was practically nil, but centuries later it served to exclude Russia from the European tradition and to link it, by transitive rule, with the barbarism and backwardness historically associated with imagined orientalism. . This essence, moreover, used to play an mobile phone number list evaluative and normative role: the closer a cultural production or conduct came to that supposed nature, the more Russian it was and, therefore, the more authentic. Thus, everything that could come from Russia was the product of an organic development disconnected from the world. "This melody is typically Russian" or "such a writer is not as Russian as such another",
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chandna rani
Mar 31, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
For centuries, then, there has been a European tradition that attributes to Russia those practices that are disapproved in its own territory. The triumph of communism mobile phone number list in 1917 and the rise of the Cold War in the 20th century only increased the dose of preconceptions. Thus, a famous French historian had no problem highlighting Lenin's Kalmyk (read: Asian ) origins to explain Bolshevik barbarism . Mass culture was not exempt from representations of the Soviet Union either, and productions soon emerged that placed the Russians as the mobile phone number list bad guys in the movie. This is well known by James Bond and Rocky mobile phone number list Balboa from the fourth installment of the saga, but also by Maxwell Smart or the ineffable MacGyver. The list is long but these examples are enough to show how Russia was observed, for centuries, through the lens of prejudice and essentialism. The explanation is complex but simple at the same time: mobile phone number list from what we call the West, that country was considered as a cultural other . close but otherfinally. As such, he was reduced to a position of subordination and stigmatized as the negative mirror of the West that built his identity through a contrast of binary pairs. We all need another to complete us. But this mobile phone number list operation did not take into account the enormous similarities, transfers and points of contact that existed historically between both spaces and between Russia and the rest of the world, from the design of the Kremlin by Italian architects to the spread of Christianity, including the influence of Lev mobile phone number list Tolstoy's thought in Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence or the impact of Dostoevsky's literature on the development of existentialism in France, just to mention a few cases.
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