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The problem of Russian identity formation in social and philosophical understanding

A.S. Petrakova
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UDC 130.2:177         


Anna S. Petrakova, Cand. Sci. (Philosophy) at Academy of Marketing and Social and Information Technologies — IMSIT, Krasnodar, e-mail:


The problem of identity formation is, of course, important for every individual. The process of constructing an identification basis is influenced by many factors, among which the main ones are belonging to an ethnic group, state, religion, culture. The article deals with the problem of understanding and formation of modern Russian identity. The author argues that its basis is a constructive synthesis of ethnic and national elements, since the former are dictated by a common origin, territory of residence, language, culture, and the latter, in turn, go back to statehood and citizenship, and are also conditioned by a single value-semantic and legal field. The author pays special attention to the consideration of Russian identity in a civilizational aspect, pointing out that the identification basis for Russian citizens is the spiritual and moral values inherent in the Russian people in their multicultural totality, namely collectivism, catholicity, mutual assistance, mutual assistance, a sense of civic solidarity. At the same time, a special specific feature of the Russian identity, according to the author, is also the belief in the absolute social organizing principle of the state, which explains the inclination of citizens to put, first of all, the administrative decisions of the authorities at the forefront.

Keywords: identification, identity, Russian identity, statehood, citizenship, spiritual and moral values, multiculturalism, multiformity.



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