Yuriy Figurny

Yuriy Figurny

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Head of the Department of Ukrainian Ethnology Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

ORCID: 0000-0002-6463-0920

DOI: 10.17721/2522-4611.2021.43.10



Abstract. The article analyzes the political and ideological concept of the «russian world» as an important element of the revanchist policy of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The imperial essence of Putin's Russia as the successor to the Russian and Soviet empires has been revealed. Although formally Russia is a federation of many peoples, in reality it is an imperial state that not only tries to preserve the status quo after the collapse of the USSR, but also makes active attempts to regain its geopolitical influence in both the near and far abroad. The basic elements of «russian world» are characterized. These are, first of all, the Russian Orthodox Church, the information component, the Russian language, culture, education, science, and so on. The criminal role of «russian world» in the preparation and course of the Russian-Ukrainian war has been clarified. It was those regions of Ukraine where «russian world» became most widespread and popular among the anti-Ukrainian local population that later became either easy prey for the aggressor (like Crimea) or an arena of bloody confrontation (like Donetsk and Luhansk regions). Conversely, where pro-Ukrainian forces were in the majority, they were able to stop the offensive «russian world» and the so-called «russian spring». The ways of overcoming and final liquidation of ideas, ideological bases and ideology and basic elements of «russian world» by the Ukrainian state are offered. First of all, it is the development of the Ukrainian Independent Conciliar State on the basis of Ukraine-centric principles (combination and synergy of Ukrainian modern renewed nationalism and Ukrainian studies as an educational humanities discipline, integrative science and patriotic worldview). Ukrainian Independent Conciliar State in the XXI century. should become the leader of Central and Eastern Europe and enter the top twenty most developed countries in the world.

Key words: Ukraine, Ukrainians, Russian Federation, revenge policy, «russian world» undeclared Russian-Ukrainian hybrid war.

Received by the editorial board: 8.11.2020


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