The End of the Great Russian Revolution?

The End of the Great Russian Revolution?

Kozhokin E.M. ,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Vice Rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), MFA of Russia. Moscow, Russia,

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2017.06.08

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Kozhokin E.M. The End of the Great Russian Revolution? – Polis. Political Studies. 2017. No. 6. P. 109-124. (In Russ.).


The author considers the influence of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on the entire subsequent history of Russia and draws a conclusion that the year 1917 was a very special period not only in the history of Russia, but also in global political practice. The article proves the existence in the Russian history of certain crisis cycles, provoked by the revolution. Now Russia is facing broader opportunities to get out of the revolutionary crisis cycles. The author believes that in Russia the political culture is gradually changing – not only in form, but also in deeper content. A challenging ascent to the rule of law is a movement toward a republican political culture. However, it is necessary for the people of power and people of opposition to develop respect for the republican values, overcoming the chronic disease of disrespect for their own people, which is characteristic for frank supporters of authoritarian forms of government suffer, as well as for people who consider themselves liberals. Russia is gradually leaving the old Russian path of the movement from authoritarian calm to turmoil, rebellion, revolution and back to the authoritarian order. However, this process of transforming political culture has not yet been completed. This will require considerable efforts. 

Russia; The Great Russian Revolution; revolution; political culture.


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