About the united nation of Holy Russia

The image of “Holy Rus” began to appear with enviable regularity in the speeches of church leaders. Earlier, he also met for prayers, which since March last year are obligatory for everyone to read. Followers Patriarch Cyril:

“In a foreign language, scold those who want and take up arms against Holy Rus…” and “for those who want to fight, take up arms against Holy Rus, hoping to divide and destroy its only nation.”

Perhaps it’s worth finding out what kind of new geographic formation is trying to appear on the world map.

The term “Rus” was used to refer to the Eastern Slavs. The first written record, from 839, says that “the people grew”. According to one version, the Byzantines called the Normans “dews”. There are others. In native literary monuments, the terms “Rus” and “Russian land” are repeatedly encountered (initially – in relation to the lands concentrated around Kiev). The population of these lands was originally multinational (diverse).

From about the 15th century, the term “Rus” begins to be replaced by the Greek form – Russia, and starting from Ivan III, it comes into official use.

The expression “Holy Russia” is a poetic and folkloric image behind which there is a belief that the Ruthenian land was chosen by God for the salvation of people. It is not a state or a territory (it has no local characteristics), but a kind of spiritual unity covering the whole world. Including the afterlife. Orthodoxy is its unifying feature.

In fact, it is the national equivalent of the Jewish Heavenly Jerusalem, transferred to Russian soil under the spiritual “import substitution”. God’s choice was transferred from the Jews to the Russian people and from the “land of Israel” to the “Russian land”. The place of the “Heavenly City of Jerusalem” is taken by “Moscow-Third Rome”. (However, the expression “heavenly citizens of the Russian world” appears as early as 1224 in the “Message” of Bishop Vladimir Simon, that is, before the rise of Moscow). And the place of Christ the King is the “Orthodox Ruler”.

In folklore, this image begins to be widely used no earlier than the 17th century. The quintessence of this idea in the popular mind can be seen in a verse from the Book of Doves:

Why is Holy Russia the land of all mothers? On it are the churches of the Apostolic, Prayerful, Reverend; They pray to the crucified God, Christ Himself, the King of Heaven: Therefore, Holy Russia to all native lands“.

PThe space of “Holy Russia” begins to take on a metaphysical character, not a historical one.

The current exploitation of this image is due to the fact that it allows you to turn not to the mind, but to deep feelings, to the subconscious. In essence, it is an archetype – that is, it reflects an idea existing in the collective unconscious. In this case: we are good, we are holy, those we dislike are creatures of darkness trying to desecrate the sacred.

ANDobligatory incompatibility images of the border and the sacred, and the dirt can stretch indefinitely. And the criteria for referring to “Holy Russia” are absolutely conditional and depend on a specific political moment.

A priest from Transnistria replied that “Holy Russia” includes all countries fighting against LGBT people. Then all Arab countries, some Latin American countries and most African countries are automatically admitted to its borders.

This particular example, which takes the idea to the point of absurdity, is typical. There is no logic in the image of “Holy Russia”, it has nothing to do with reality, neither historical nor geographical, but it allows you to manipulate people’s feelings, encouraging them to “mobilize all that is good against all that is bad.”

ABOUTBraz does not carry a specific content, everyone and everything can be assigned the role of “bad” and “good”. The main thing here is not the content, but the message is “protect – destroy”. so original spiritual the idea becomes useful propagandaas has happened so many times in history.

Including in the twentieth century.


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