On 31 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new foreign policy concept. This document can be seen as the final agreement of those changes in the geopolitical and civic consciousness of the Russian authorities that began 23 years ago with Putin's rise to power. Only now, in this version, Russia's foreign policy doctrine takes on a sharply contrasting and unambiguous appearance. This time it is unambiguous and unambiguous.
This war is a war for justice. It is being waged against evil and violence, against lies and deceit, against cruelty and imposture. Yet, if this is the case, then it is directed not only against the direct enemy, that is Ukrainian Nazism and the globalist liberal West supporting it, but also against the injustice that is at times being done inside Russia itself. Wagner’s war is a people’s war, a liberation war, a purifying war. It does not accept half measures, agreements, compromises, and negotiations behind the backs of fighting heroes. Wagner PMC values life very highly: both its own and the enemy’s. And it values death — the only cost for which Victory is afforded, that for which only death can be paid, and nothing else.
The Fourth Political Theory (and Eurasianism as its geopolitical - geocultural field of application) is not another ideology, nor an ideological synthesis on the existing ideologies of modernity, such as, for example, National-Bolshevism. This would imply that it is nothing but another subjectivity of Modern rationalism. The Fourth Political Theory is a broader political thesis-expression belonging to a deeper layer of political philosophy, as Professor Dugin described it very graphically in the book “Political Platonism”.
In Turkey, the date of the presidential elections has been announced. This is likely to be Erdogan's toughest test yet and internally - the strengthening of the neo-liberal pro-Western opposition (especially the Republican People's Party), a split within the Justice and Development Party (AKP) itself, a severe economic slowdown, inflation, the aftermath of a monstrous earthquake. On the external front, the intensifying conflict with the United States and the European Union and the increasingly strong rejection of Erdogan's policies by the globalist leadership in the White House.
What makes technogenic civilization and the era of Modernity and Postmodernity so attractive to the ordinary person, to the overwhelming majority? Why do they assume such to be the pinnacle reached by mankind, and drawing on the “indubitable” ideas of progress and evolution, why do they draw out its prospects to even greater, happy heights, in contrast to the point of view expressed in this book, Tradition and Future Shock: Visions of a Future that Isn’t Ours, according to which these heights are but nightmarish abysses and infernal darkness?
A year has passed since the start of Special Military Operation. If at first it was a special military operation, it is now clear that Russia has found itself in a real and difficult war. Not only with Ukraine - as a regime and not as a people (hence the initial call for political denazification), but also with the collective West, i.e. essentially with the NATO bloc (with the exception of the special position of Turkey and Hungary who seek to remain neutral in the conflict - the rest of the Alliance countries are participating in the war alongside Ukraine in one way or another).
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.
This is a direct reference to the Eurasian conception of Russian history. The Eurasianists were those Russian philosophers who drew attention to the fact that the destiny of Russia is, first of all, the destiny of the Russian people, who founded the power, created the culture, developed the language, but, at the same time, would be incomplete and imperfect if the other nations did not tie their destinies to the Russian people.
The topic of censorship is not only highly topical for our society (especially in the context of the SMO), but also philosophically fundamental. Contemporary Western culture increasingly resorts to censorship, despite trying to present liberalism as the abolition of all censorship criteria. In reality, what is censorship if not the most radical form of censoring any idea, image, doctrine, work or thought that does not fit into the narrow and increasingly exclusivist dogma of the 'open society'?
The first abrupt phase was marked by Russian successes: during it, Russian forces overran Sumy, Chernigov and reached Kiev from the north, arousing the fury of the West. Moscow proved its seriousness in liberating the Donbass and, with a quick escape from Crimea, established control over two more regions, Kherson and Zaporozhye, as well as part of the Kharkov region.
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.
Another part of our 'ABC of traditional values' is dedicated to the letter 'CH': human rights and freedoms [Editor's note: in Russian, 'human rights' is called cheloveka prava, in Cyrillic права человека].
The picture is as follows. The Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama administrations, as well as the Biden administration, have supported and continue to support liberalism in international relations. They see the world as global and governed by a world government through the heads of all nation states. Even the United States is nothing more than a temporary tool in the hands of a cosmopolitan world elite. Hence the aversion and even hatred of Democrats and globalists for any form of American patriotism and for the very traditional identity of Americans.
The story of the Hague Tribunal is symbolic. Russia has never before wondered what kind of institution it is. In reality, it is part of the implementation of World Government, a supranational political system created over nation states that are invited to cede part of their sovereignty to this structure.
Certainly one of the most unique and challenging works of this year is the complex esoteric-philosophical-political treatise by the Italian Xantio Ansprandi, Eurasian Universism: Sinitic Orientations for Rethinking the Western Logos (PRAV Publishing), which, as its subtitle suggests, draws ”Sinitic orientations” for a Eurasian cosmic map that is emerging from the shadows of the Western philosophical tradition.
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.
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 novel-life, a 'non-historical novel' as the author Evgeny Vodolazkin (doctor of philology, specialist in ancient Russian literature) calls it, is a description of the destiny and inner development of Arseny the healer. After receiving medical training from his grandfather Christopher, Arseny enters life with all its complexities, temptations and trials. From the beginning, Arseny's profile betrays a man called in spirit and marked by a special gift, an unusual charisma. He is mobilised by a higher power to serve people. He is not of this world, but he serves people of this world. Already in this we can see the plot of suffering and pain.
Today the ideology of Russia acquiring its own identity is being born in you, in the Russian Donbass. My daughter died for a great Russia at the hands of Ukrainian terrorists. Not long before, she had returned from her new territories (Daria had been to Mariupol, Kherson, Melitopol, Lugansk and Donetsk) and shared her impressions. In her lecture, she said: "Even we patriots, convinced supporters and champions of Russian Peace, ideologists and inspirers of the Russian Spring, think here in Moscow that Novorossia needs us. But in reality it does not. What can we teach Novorossia, when its sons and daughters, adults and children, have gone through such a crucible of historical trials to become a true Russian people. They are the Russian world.