№ 3, 2009
In the work of F.Shelov-Kovedyaev there is a view on the current crisis as a complicated combination of accumulated multilayered and aggravating events. The author thinks that the existent situation has a common cultural character and doesn’t have an exclusively economical source. The global crisis happens against the background of the West civilization break. The article provides a broad historical retrospective review with variants of efforts of previous escapes from difficulties and not their solutions. To his mind, in Russia all interrelated crises and challenges overlapped with the internal problems that principally aggravate the whole passing this common to all mankind disease. On top the author supposes that the Russian government struggles with the wrong crisis. Having non-liberal economics it pushes for non-liberal arrangements. F.Shelov-Kovedyaev predicts that if the current course continues to exist, Russia will be the last to exit the crisis.
№ 2, 2004
Basing on a number of publications the author critically estimates an idea of a special Eurasian way of Russia’s development. Admitting Russian originality, he rejects a thesis that Russia is a separate Eurasian civilization. According to his opinion, the country entirely follows the general European paradigm in its general development of environment. A special attention is paid to a link "power - property" which the author considers to be not purely an Asian reference but a general stage of mankind development. To the author's viewpoint the only principle distinction of Russia from the most of European nations is in long overdue development immanently inherent to the history of the country within the framework of the European mission. F.Shelov-Kovedyaev analyses ways that could improve the situation.
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