The ABC of traditional values: Justice

Justice is a very important word for the Russian people. Perhaps, even the key word. In the days of the World Assembly of the Russian People, when His Holiness the Patriarch sought a definition of what the Soviet period brought to the treasury of our history, of our thinking, the key word was 'justice'. Indeed, there was justice in the Soviet period, and it is because of it that people today warmly remember those years. Yes, there were many faults, but there was much more justice than before the revolution, and even more than today.

Mircea Eliade: Sacred and Existential Politics

Preparing this report... In fact, it was Dasha (Daria Dugina) who had invited me to come and get involved in the Council. She suggested that I talk about Luciano Blaga, because Alexander Dugin had talked about him in the context of the Fourth Way and existential politics. But I decided to make a report on Eliade, although for some reason it seemed unexpected and fortunately is in the context of the topic brought up by Nikita Syundyukov. And it seems to me now that the report and the subject it deals with have become, to put it immodestly, somewhat practical, but for some reason it has also dealt with these subjects: sacrifice, Easter, somehow, history... So let's get down to the report itself. I assume Daria is supposed to be mentioned at the end of the report without any special dedications to her at the beginning, since it turned out that the entire report was actually dedicated to her.

The ABC of traditional values: Mercy

The ABC of traditional values: Mercy

Mercy is a very important phenomenon, it has no measure. If justice can be measured - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - mercy cannot be measured, because it is always something more. It is always excessive. This is, in a sense, undeserved. We speak of mercy, for example, when we spare a defeated enemy. Perhaps, from the point of view of justice, he should be punished or even executed, but we pity him, and therein lies the undeserved mercy. This is the basis of Christianity.

The ABC of traditional values: historical memory and intergenerational continuity

The ABC of traditional values: historical memory and intergenerational continuity

In the next part of our 'ABC of traditional values' we will talk about the letter 'I' - historical memory and intergenerational continuity. What is more important than this traditional value if we want to achieve all the others? After all, if we lose our historical memory, if we become like the one who does not remember his kinship, then, in general, it will not matter what we have planned before.

The ABC of traditional values: patriotism, citizenship, service to the motherland

We present the third part of a new project by the Russian TV channel Tsargrad, 'The ABC of Traditional Values', a series of talks by three Russian thinkers: Konstantin Malofeev, Alexander Dugin and Protopriest Andrei Tkachev. Today's talk examines one of the most important spiritual and moral values from the list of 'Fundamentals of State Policy' approved by Presidential Decree 809. We are talking about patriotism, citizenship, service to the Fatherland and responsibility for its destiny.

Dugin's guideline: The final division between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness

In the third part of his study, the Russian philosopher compares the spiritual and physical worlds, focusing on the division of humanity after the Last Judgement. Who is destined to live forever and who is destined to perish in the abyss is a question that has preoccupied men since their birth.

Partisans of culture

Partisans of culture

I have noticed that certain registers of understanding are rapidly disappearing in society. It is as if the spectrum of waves on which people communicate - references, quotations, examples, the minimum obvious set of references, including rhetorical figures, references to seemingly obvious cascades of knowledge (in history, culture, art, science, philosophy, politics) - is constantly and irreversibly shrinking.

The ABCs of traditional values. Part 1: Tradition

The First Russian TV channel Tsargrad launched a new TV project "The ABC of Traditional Values". A series of expert talks by three Russian thinkers on the foundations of Russian existence and the Russian future. Konstantin Malofeev, Alexander Dugin and Archpriest Andrei Tkachev analyse the Foundations of State Policy for the Preservation and Strengthening of Traditional Spiritual and Moral Values, approved by Vladimir Putin. The first, introductory section deals with Tradition itself.

Christianity and the Life Element. A short ecclesiological essay

Today's Christians cannot help but have difficulties in their faith, not only because they live in an anti-Christian culture but also because faith is presented to them as something fragmented (e.g. a response to an existential challenge) or as a conceptual abstraction. Christianity lacks life. It is not completely lifeless, it is maladaptive, the life of Christianity is pale, which is why churches are half-empty, and even if they are full (on feast days), somehow they are not. Christian life is muted, muffled, muffled; it does not burn, but it ignites. It is a fact. There are exceptions, but they are extremely rare, and each case must be analysed carefully - whether we are talking about Christianity or whether the source of inspiration is somewhere else, or perhaps even somewhere else.

War and Chaos (Essays on the Metaphysics of War) - full version

War and Chaos (Essays on the Metaphysics of War) - full version

The most thoughtful observers of the Ukrainian front note the peculiar nature of this war: the chaos factor has increased enormously. This applies to all sides of the Special Military Operation, both to the actions and strategies of the enemy and our command, as well as to the dramatically increased role of technology (all kinds of drones and UAVs), and the intensive online information support, where it is almost impossible to distinguish the fictitious from the real. This is a war of chaos. It is time to revisit this fundamental concept.


The West is clinging to the impossible dream of hegemony, Russian philosopher tells RT

The conflict in Ukraine is the world’s “first multipolar war,” in which Russia is fighting for the right of every civilization to choose its own path while the West wishes to maintain its totalitarian hegemonic globalism, Alexander Dugin told RT in an exclusive interview on Friday.

The Order of Katechon

The Order Of Katechon

If we consider the problem of chaos from a philosophical and historical perspective, it becomes very clear that SMO is about Russia's struggle against the civilisation of chaos, which is, in fact, the new democracy, represented by the collective West and its rabid neighbourhood structure (Ukraine). The parameters of this civilisation, its historical and cultural profile, its ideology in general, are fairly easy to identify. We can recognise the movement towards chaos from the very first rebellion against orbitality, hierarchy, the ontological pyramidal volume that embodied the order of traditional civilisation.

Noomachy - Wars of the Minds: War as an application for the genuine philosophy

Noomachy - Wars of the Minds: War as an application for the genuine philosophy

In the Greek Orthodox tradition, churches that are dedicated to Sophia the Divine Wisdom have their patronal festival on the day of Mid-Pentecost. It means that today is truly a day of philosophy, truly a day of the Divine Wisdom, which our ancestors, our founding fathers handed down to us. As you know, in the Divine Liturgy, there is a priestly exclamation: "Wisdom! Arise!" Sometimes our theologians and philosophers try to contrast divine wisdom with human wisdom. But in the original Greek text of the liturgy, the word 'Sophia' is used. Sophia refers to both meanings of wisdom: divine wisdom and human wisdom. These two meanings do not totally coincide, but, at the same time, they are not in opposition.