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Евразийство, "Восток" и "Азия": "восточные" устремления в трудах евразийцев (часть 1)

SocioTime (Социальное время). 2015. № 4. С. 129-140.

In the recent years, it is often heard of the turn of Russia to the East, its attention given to Asia, processes of constructing of a sustainable Eurasian space. However, the Eurasianist vector of Russia has started to be conceptualized much earlier. «Exodus to the East» proclaimed by the Eurasianists in the early 1920s, caused a lengthy debate. In order to understand the essence of these disputes, their influence on the present, it is important to see and understand the aspirations to the East in the works of Nikolai Trubetzkoy and his associates. The Eurasianists were not the first to write about the importance of Asia for Russia, but for the first time, in fact, to comprehend non-european grounds of Russian culture. The author problematizes Eurasianists’ attitude to the «East», insisting on their research, not ideological interest in Asia and the non-slavic peoples of Russia.