Thus the city of Harbin, as a node of Russianness
in Chinese Manchuria, feels comparatively 'near' for inhabitants of Blagoveshchensk, with the geographical space between the border and Harbin being frequently compressed both affectively and temporally (people travel overnight and do not stop on the way).
The notion of Russianness
is rather ambiguous among official ideologists, but this could also be said, at least judging from Laruelle's narrative, about some of the forces of the opposition.
He inscribes the text into a European context of writing styles and views its Russianness
Possible interpretations abound because of the varied manifestations of Russianness
, not the least being assimilation per se.
Instead of promoting nationalist myths on native soil, Diaghilev exported exoticized Russianness
for wealthy French, British, and American clienteles.
15) Within these culturally specific aesthetic parameters, a sense of Russianness
and an identity produced through art also became intimately interwoven with spiritual overtones and moral ideals, perhaps best represented in the eschatological work of Nicolas Berdiaev, Vladimir Solov'ev, Pavel Florensky, Aleksei Losev, Sergei Bulgakov, and more recently Sergei Averintsev.
She argues that 'It was Karamzin's genius to resolve the dilemma of whether to describe travel abroad in terms dictated by Western European fashion or in assertions of Russianness
and national autonomy by doing both at the same time' (p.
Larson is a perceptive reader of Solzhenitsyn and gives us the keys to understanding Solzhenitsyn's conception of the nation and of Russianness
, and of his attitude towards Jews.
The sheer glamour of their Russianness
struck a chord with audiences as much as the whole-heartedness of their approach impressed the dance community.
What really comes across is his incredible pride and identification with his own personal story ( with his nation, his Russianness
, his military background ( and I absolutely remember that about him.
Dostoevsky's polonophobia increased, as did his identification with Orthodoxy and Russianness
, after the 1863 rebellion; nevertheless, Perlina argues, he was able to portray appreciatively the traditional Polish characteristics of individuality and national pride.
Although the returnees do think of themselves as ethnically "Russian," they feel their Russianness
to be challenged by the local population.