Saint Petersburg: Tip. A.S. Suvorina, 1912. Item #1819
151 pp. 18x11,5 cm. In original printed wrappers. Spine restored, some soiling and foxing, ink underlines and pencil marks, ink signature on front cover. Restorer’s mistake: p. 113-128 were inserted after p. 144.
This work was written by Viktor Stroganov who supported and cited a member of the All-Russian National Union, Pavel Kovalevsky. The All-Russian National Union was a conservative-liberal party formed in 1908 and gradually decayed during the First World War.
Ideas of Russian nationalism had emerged loudly in the early 19th century, within Decembrists’ and Slavophiles’ circles. It also was a significant element of the imperial doctrine of Nicolas I “Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality”. This triad ensuring unique development of Russia was entrenched for many years and then was inherited by some conservative parties in the early 20th century.
The author Viktor Stroganov calls monarchists and social democrats the enemies of nationalism because they either destroy or deny the true spirit of nationalism. At the same time, he is for the monarchy because “it is historically traditional, it is a guarantee of people’s freedom”. He is against internationalism and cosmopolitanism. Among the tasks of Russian nationalism, Stroganov stresses ensuring civil rights and freedoms; state defense (due to a future war); mass education.
He is severe upon contemporary Russian diplomacy declaring that “no department requires such a radical purge as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”. He also proposes reorganization of the legislative, administrative and judicial authorities.
Worldcat shows paper copies located in Harvard, Washington Universities.