№ 1, 1999
The paper examines archaic culture which has been fixed in the people’s world outlook, cultural values, language and has had an influence on political culture. The author traces the impact of life conditions and pagan believes of ancient Slavs on their attitude to the state and the power in the Christian and then in the Soviet periods of history. He tries to analyse the mythological images and symbols and the ways in which they helped to translate archaic culture hundred years after the factors which had given the birth to that culture ceased to exist. The author shows how archaic elements of political culture differ from traditional – related to great religions – and modern – rational and functional. The author also analyses the conflict potential of archaic culture.
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