№ 3, 1999
The article analyses the attitudes of the citizens of Russia to the old Russia, to the modern West and to the Soviet regime. As a result of the 80-years long isolation from the organic legal tradition today the prevailing types of the patriotic consciousness are not connected with the conservative tradition of the historic Russia: "the new Russian nationalism" (ethnocratic patriotism) and national Bolshevism. The present regime is genetically connected not with the pre-Revolutionary Russia, but with the Soviet communist regime and thus its ideology based on the "unity of the pre-Soviet and Soviet heritage" postulate objectively merges into national bolshevism. All this makes it quite possible that a nationally orientated regime of the socialist type will develop in future. The only alternative to it is a so-called "civilized patriotism" that cannot develop without the renunciation to the Soviet State heritage and a return to the historic traditions of Russia.
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