Delegitimization of “Russian world”: alternatives to nonalternativeness

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https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-5

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delegitimization, legitimization, social norms, “russian world”, russia, Ukraine, war

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The defeat of russia on the battlefield must be accompanied by the delegitimization of the “russian world”, that is, the loss of attractiveness for the russians themselves of the concept of the supremacy of everything Russian over everything non-russian. Cultivating russia’s greatness as a key task of “russian world” is one of the main reasons for the current Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, but also for Russia’s aggressive foreign policy in the world in general. The purpose of this article is to clarify the main features of the delegitimization of the “russian world” in the regime of social education. To do this, the definition of “russian world” as a special symbolic system, which the modern russian political regime is trying to adjust from the standpoint of aggressive russian geopolitical subjectivity, has been previously clarified. This leads to the performative selfdenial of the “russian world”, which can be traced at the level of the accumulation of symbolic capital, the establishment of political elites (the authorities and the opposition), as well as at the level of the development of civil society. Social learning involves the search at the level of civil society for new forms of communicative self-organization at various levels of collective formation. A way out for such performative self-denial is possible only through the ways of social learning, the search for a change in one’s own identity, and not through attempts at autistic self-affirmation characteristic of the modern russian political regime, as well as the destruction of all political and cultural alternatives to the stateapproved canon. Social education is a way of soft and non-violent delegitimization of the “russian world”, in contrast to rebellion and revolutions, which in russia traditionally only lead to the emergence of even more brutal forms of state dictatorship. The monologic nature of the russian political space provokes the reation of new forms of social consensus outside the russian political system – in the sphere of culture, counterculture, and subcultures.

Author Biography

Natalia Fialko, National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities

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2024-02-26

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Fialko, N. (2024). Delegitimization of “Russian world”: alternatives to nonalternativeness. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 29(2), 78–91. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-5

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