Metaphysical dimensions of elite transformations in Russia
Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Professor, Head of the Comparative Political Science Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, MFA of Russia; President, Russian Russian Political Science Association; Chairman of the Federal Educational and Methodical Association “Political and Regional Studies”; Chairman of the Expert Council, Russian Foundation for Basic Research; Member of RF Civic Chamber, firstname.lastname@example.org_id: 250180 | ORCID: 0000-0002-2660-481X |
The quest of the article is to be found in the author’s analysis of metaphysical dimensions of the Russian political elites’ transformations in the post-Soviet period. The article deals – in terms of metaphysics – with the essential alteration of the orientations (on the level of purport of life) proper to the Russian elites (with the changing mechanisms of their legitimation) – elites that have been taking shape throughout the latest five centuries as geocracy (stratum with a historical vocation to gather lands together, to govern them and to defend them), but in the long run have turned into nomadic undertakers oriented on maximization of profits.
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