What Kind of Ideology Does Contemporary Russia Need and Why?
A. A. Chemshit
The issue of this article is dominative (state) ideology in contemporary Russia. It is not a de jure ideology in our country but in fact it exists. As ideology is not only outlook but a certain doctrine (conception) of governance as well. For the author it is obvious that the government without ideology resource is noncompetitive as a political subject. The idea (ideas) basis, which is immanently natural for people, is vitally important for a government.
The author describes the contemporary ruling ideology in Russia as liberal-conservative, and believes that it is necessary to orient it to a social-conservative one. For this Dugin’s «political circle” is used. Another official and economic policy is suggested by the author. The official policy must be kept strictly right-wing, but the economy policy needs left-wing deviation.
The arguments against liberal economic policy are given. The tendency of people to favor the enlightened form of authoritarian power is pointed out. Historical connection between the Russian Monarchy and the Soviet Empires is observed. The author believes the social-conservative ideology to be a proper state ideology with other general ideas being subordinate or marginal.
ideology, political ideology, national idea, social-conservatism, official policy, economic policy, dominant ideology
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