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Конструирование идеи народной войны в 1812 году

The article deals with an analysis of the concept of 1812 people’s war as created by the government and political conservatives. The government represented by A.S. Shishkov, secretary of state, and F. Rostopchin, governor of Moscow, wanted to regard the war against Napoleon as the people’s war but was at the same time afraid of possible riots. Ideologically, the consept of the people’s war was also used to justify the serfdom