Isupov Konstantin

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  • № 3, 2002

    • Dialogue between the capitals in the historical development

      The author believes that the historical function of the world capitals is to gather, to remember and to generate the cultural polyphony of a nation and the humankind. It is only in the capitals that the strategies of spiritual development are shaped. Being the center of the national historical self-consciousness, each of the two Russian capitals was accumulating its values and creating its Weltanschauung (worldview). The two megapolices had a sort of a constant argument with a certain excitement of cultural competition. According to the author, the dialogue became a way of an inner spiritual growth. As a result the jealousy of one city to the other turned into a competitive enlightenment.

      K. Isupov believes that another result of such two-voiced Moscow-Petersburg culture is the Russian character. In his opinion, the sociability and profound concentration, love to extremes, universal open-mindedness and quiet awareness of one’s potentials, castle-building together with historical hope – all these characteristics of a Russian person were coined in the dialogue between the capitals.