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  1. Before you start talking about such a phenomenon in Russian history as Westernism, you should know what it is and what it is. Wikipedia gives this concept a quite appropriate definition: “Westernism is a trend of social and philosophical thought that developed in the 1830s and 1850s. Westerners, representatives of one of the trends of Russian social thought in the 40s and 50s of the XIX century, advocated the abolition of serfdom and the recognition of the need for Russia's development along the Western European path.” The key word here is “Western European way”. This is because another camp of Russian social thought, called Slavophil, was hostile to this concept: their ideas about the future of Russia on this point differed from the views of Westerners. Slavophiles saw Russia as a special way, without Europe and Western influences; Westerners-on the contrary.�
    It is clear that such a dispute could arise only in our country, which is a Eurasian power; and our Eagles are still as motionless in their gaze as before. Today, this struggle-between Westerners and Slavophiles-has taken on different forms, but in essence it remains the same. The former are now liberals, the latter are all those who see a different path of development of the country, different from the West and liberal ideology, these are: Eurasians, monarchists and communists.�
    The course of modern Westerners leads all the same-to the West. They propose: joining the European Union, adopting liberal values, dismembering the country, destroying the echoes of the past history of the state (communism, monarchism), suppressing all forces aimed at creating a multipolar world.

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