Ценностный выбор российского общества как проблема культурной самоидентификации
The article deals with the issue of historical self%understanding of contemporary Russian society. A nation’s civilization%wise self%determination is formed through mastering national history and learning the lessons of the social catastrophes of the 20th century. It is possible to transmit the social experience of the past to new generations by actualizing cultural values originally born within Russia’s religious, artistic and political traditions. Russian society should expand its discursive practices of cultural and historical knowledge, together with the sphere of
public discussion of history and culture. This article looks at two potential implications (educational and cultural) of the current state of affairs.