М.А. Алданов о революции: контрапункт мыслей и образов.
Revolution is a cross-cutting theme of M. Aldanov, from "Armageddon" (1918) to the dialogues " A Night at Ulm" (1953) and the novel "Suicide" (1956). The ideological core of this topic is a kind of a " philosophy of chance", which is often mistakenly interpreted as skepticism. Meanwhile Aldanov understands the story "as a conscious or unconscious, heroic or everyday, struggle with the case" and protection of the principle of "Good-Beauty", which is the mission of a morally responsible person in an accidental moral-neutral world. The revolution, according to Aldanov, greatly exacerbates this collision and shows the impossibility of substituting moral-historical freedom with moral and historical determination. This attitude makes Aldanov the heir to the historiosophy of Herzen and Leo Tolstoy. The systematic analogy of revolutions in France and Russia turns out to be Aldanov's literary and philosophical method of deciphering history.