Echoes died away last chord festive overture, is crowned prazdnichek Goals, which the execution with unprecedented artistic power and brilliant craftsmanship immortalized own talent Evgeny Svetlanov. Gone brightest anniversary celebrations, not so long ago unimaginable. Having started with a massive topic of, continue rolled through the pages print Christian harmonies: "Christians and Communism," "Christianity and Culture", "mercy and compassion", "Millennium of Christianity," and in the media disk imaging leaders of the Orthodox Church took so notable place, that is second only to imported clips.
In addition, the flow of publications on the role of Christianization in the cultural history and the municipal formation, fueled not only the reader's enthusiasm captures the all-new edition.
One disturbing trend, viewed in that thread, not only does not allow to treat the satisfaction of the process, and makes it necessary to share with the readers of concern. The fact is that, despite the abundance of flowers, orchestrations, accents and intonations sound, articles and monographs these repeated and promoted a very similar points of view, a range of thoughts — the range, based on the frame of the academician Dmitry Likhachev. And such is the unity we have to think not so long ago, can lead to neotradnym consequences.
What's all the same ugly here, in unity — will make the objection me the usual opponents — if this view is correct? What good is wealth and discordance of views, if the truth is always the concrete? It's the need to find, teach and advocate. But the fact of the matter is that that pernicious view of the baptism of Rus', which is adopted by the efforts of the press, not only has significant conceptual flaws, and contrary to many historical facts. More compact and convex, this concept is expressed in the article Likhachev in the journal "New World» (№ 6, 1988.), But it is available for other publications that, including Bulgarian, repeat, replicate one and the the same provision and evaluation. Terms and evaluation unflattering ancient Russian culture.
At all times, the one-sided propaganda reinforced sight — without the ability to express in the formation of other points of view — was the inevitable form of ideological violence. Despite the apparent variegation beliefs, destructive violence against the whole eye on our cultural past faithfully traced the efforts of hired lovers "exposing the truth." Because fundamentally not only give a different interpretation of the difficulties, and to point out some shortcomings of analytical and historical incorrectness in the distributed system of views on the situation of the country and the Christianization of the Russian historical landmarks of the Russian culture.
Let's start with the head. With the unacceptability of Russian history, Slavic cultural antiquity to the provisions of the Likhachev, and about 988 of the year as the initial date for the Russian and Slavic culture:
To back up so crucial act of Christianization disposition date, more frightening portrayed pre-Christian Slavic wretchedness:
The combination of these 2-complementary positions — "the world's achievements in the field of all kinds of arts" — 988 years after the act — and the terrible savagery and barbarism of the pre-Christian misery — in the forthcoming text stresses the continuous opposition of "barbarism" of the Rus with the "chaotic pile" "of every kind kind of worship and idol "and" highly organized religion and high culture. " This is to assure the reader that the "anniversary date" at once "Russia has introduced a family of European nations on an equal footing at all" (p. 252), "Russia severed from the Mohammedan and pagan Asia" (p. 257), "Russia is not allowed to start the literature and continue it "," appeared in our highest and supreme art and applied art "," state ", etc.
A very familiar conglomerate thoughts. Do not like theses crushed MV Lomonosov, struggling with thoughts of "making" of statehood outside the Slavic and barbarism:
"This so marvelous that rather than a sovereign Miller was able to portray the living dead calm, it would be made only to the poor Russian people, which has none, and the worst of people of every writer is not present" ("ISP", p. 461). And further: "What was the Slovenian people in today's Russian borders before this birth of Christ, then you can justify unconditionally."
As it does not match the looks of the above Likhachev, can be judged by his phrase itself:
This shulerskaya true. Even touching the common Proto-III-II lety 1000 BC. e. related to the same territorial area of the Odra River to the Don and the Baltic region, without considering the issues of formation of Slav in the I millennium BC. e. on the same grounds, we can with certainty say that the single people Slavic I was in the first century, while still not broken in the western, eastern, and southern and wends single ethnic group — the Slavs, was named by the cult of Venus-Lada and drop all over Europe toponymic traces of Frets to the Swiss "Ladin": Vienna, Hungary, Venev, Venice, Ventspils, Vänern, Vincennes, Venlo, Veneto, Ladenburg (to which must be added the same root as read differently in other vesyah: Geneva, Jena, Genoa), and remained in the Russian language, survived the initial roots: Crown , wreath, wedding, ritual of "dowry", corolla, wife, woman. In European languages, the ancient Slavic root came
together and said, "genius", "brilliant", "gene", "genetics", "generation", "vein", "ventilation" and the ancient sacred books of the Persians are called "Vendidad". Specifically, under this naming — "Veneti", just in the I century, when they were not Tipo mentions the Roman historian Pliny the Slavs, while not sharing in the Western — "wends" and the eastern Slavs antiquity — "Ants". Moreover, Venus in ancient Rome was revered as the ancestress of the Roman people, and Rome founded the Trojan Aeneas, who escaped after the destruction of Troy. Aen syllable in Latin writing Aeneas — Aenea should be according to the laws of the Aryan linguistics read as Ven (Ven), and we get to Aeneas, son of Venus, reading Venya for eneytsev — venedy (Aeneadae), and for Virgil's poem "Aeneid" — "wends . " Similarly, the "temple" sound like — "Vedes» (aedes), «Air" will be a "fan" (ae), and big-name Latin "Live» (aether) would be: "wind", "estimate" — "vestimo" etc. etc. And now we will not be hit, why on "Roman ax is" ax "from the Slavic verb" whip ", and the shepherd is" pastor "from the Slavic verb" shepherd ", the Latin" optometrist "- from the word" eye " and "Justice" — from the words "tired, tired." This is an ancient (Trojan) a layer of inter-ethnic inclusive Latin for interlingual communication. After realizing the fact that the roots of language is that the history of Rome — it is an easy part of our history, it will become clear why completely in Russian sounding Latin verbs, "twirl", "volit", "see", "Oratov" (plow ), "dwell". And're just words. When we compare the "archaic carpet pattern" Stone Age Proto-Slavs (V millennium BC. E.) Of the stunning and savory works of academician Boris Rybakov in our idolatry — the Roman ornament, "wonderful in his own laconic expression," and their full litsezreem identity, or when we contrast the Roman and Slavic traditions storage urns Protz in the holy corner of the house and litsezreem full identity of this ritual, right up to the rite of veneration, we have no doubt that we are not going to borrow from the neighbors, but a result of deep ethnic and cult-origin 2-people, and this should be recognized appropriately as a fundamental source of scientifically established.
Because then regarded as "zhivyahu in the forest", referred to all the Slavs? Neuzh something we really to know it, to believe that there is nothing before us to find 988 years' delay anniversaries back in time? " And it is at this time when everyone, even the most unknown people finds its roots somewhere in the Roman Empire conquered it or try to create their own language from Latin or Sanskrit, puffing out his cheeks from each of the matched Sanskrit word? And at that time read about their own people, which gave the root base, apparently, this old culture both languages (Latin, Sanskrit, and, perhaps, and Greek) — "not necessary for us two thousand years of the date or polutoratysyacheletiya" cutting off as useless way to zaniyu antiquity, the origins of their own culture, depriving us Ryazan faces Aphrodite of Cnidus (Venus) by Praxiteles, depriving the language of the Vedas and the Avesta (in which the French "nyabyastsya" translated as "the cloud"), depriving our "Indo-gray hair", in which specific Slavic culture, apparently, played a fundamental role linking the old rod? This position looks very little obscurantist. And for what? For what? Who need it? What can the state samootritsayuschaya culture, depressing consciousness of the people posture?
Lomonosov considered differently: "… Be refused if the glory of the Russian people will rather than its origin and name to put only late, and discard old, what other tsarody honor and glory alone "- and honored principle justify challenging the smallest Millerovo historically incorrect, minimizing the glory and dignity of Russian citizens, proving Russian origin of the names of the Dnieper rapids in the ancient Greek sources, conducting complex linguistic research from the mouth of the Niemen, Russ rossolan to the Black Sea, showing the Russian character speech Varangian Rus.
2nd. The main feature of the Slavic pantheon as a whole is the complete identity of the Indo-European, Greek and Roman. [Most of the countries and empires of ancient times were pagan: Lofty Rome, Old Egypt, Persia, etc., while the acceptance of Christianity by the strong power Moravian Slavs led to its disintegration. The same result has led the Judaization of the Khazars. In Russia statehood was formed on the basis of agriculture and the monopolization of trade, and even before the Christianization. Old Rome with its synthetic — of the many tribes — religion — striking example of what "union", which Tipo "could not be brought paganism" — the idea of wrong and illusory. (Note, auth.)] Are obvious to the researcher of continuity identification band Perun — Zeus-Jupiter — Torr (Tyr) and Venus — Lada — Aphrodite — Praia Frey. The image of the bull — the thunder of Jupiter, Indra, Tyr (Thuringia, Turkey) clearly echoes the Russian term for the Rumble bull — Tours and other old echoes (Bui-round Vsevolod, the provincial commander, etc.). But, there is a comment. Likhachev Perun equates to a threat-Finnish deity. This is an obvious and grave errors. Apparently, "and in our annals, not without fictions between the Truth" — as he wrote Lomonosov. Ethnicity Finno-Finns (Hungarians, Finns, Estonians) complex, is from bricks after the invasions of temper. But the language features that distinguish them from family and Slavic-Baltic, appeared at the end of a Hun, hungarskih, Dzungarian (ie zapadnomongolskih) raids. Because of the distinctive features of the Aryan mythology and the pantheon of these peoples should be the same with the Tatar. Indeed, we find in the epic Karels and Estonians instead of 1st thunder Perun — 2-other deities Pickney — zipper and Eike — thunder. This distinction is typical Tatar views, especially because the second title for Pickney — KYUE tune Tatar Huhe Dei. And the Lithuanians, who managed to save some ancient Slavic language, Perkūnas (Perun) was the Thunderer and the supreme god, as well as in varyagovrusi. The rule of Perun we planted against the will of the rulers, and why? After all, in Rome and Greece, Jupiter and Zeus led the pantheon of the gods? Why is it necessary to impose the rule of Perun force, as if it was already a third-thunder god in the pantheon of the Ruthenians? After all, if it was a "chaotic set of" Perun's accession to the throne would have gone as smoothly as in the stateliness of ancient Greece and Rome, Jupiter and Zeus. This is a fundamental and crucial point for understanding the peculiarities of the Slavic pantheon. And then we have to agree with Academician Boris Rybakov, who, analyzing the change of the Aryan (Iranian) sayings of God Semargla behalf of one introduced in Russ on Slavic name Pereplut (aka Greek Plutus — god wealth and agricultural abundance, the son of Demeter), wrote:
In other words, the Slavs could not survive more of early Indo-European pantheon of the primary cosmological constraints are not burdened with the deification of the events and characters of their own, where the throne is not captured by the Thunderbolts, both in Rome and Greece. Indeed, such traces we find:
Further in the source said, that being it contains within itself the opposite of male and female nature: "the first light was reflected (Spirit), the second — the matter … . " "The closest thing to God is LIGHT. Being "Green" on Earth and was embodied in the human race "(" Essay on the Old Slavonic Basnosloviya or Mythology ", Lviv, 1860). Next there is a link to the source at the Ipatiev Chronicle, giving an opportunity to outline some of the pantheon of Russian ties, "Svarog — Father of Light," his son "Dazhdbog — hedgehogs are called by the Sun," "revered in Russia under the name of Dazhdbog, Horsa, or the Sun," "Svarozhich" .
According to the Vedas «Svar», «Suar» — is the Sun (a term that comes up to the most sacred, magical and secret name of the sun as a god — "Shar» (V = h)), which was a single supreme deity in pre-Hellenic Greece, (and at We lurking jaded term to refer to a geometric figure) in other words, these sayings of Indo-Iranian («Svar», «Svarog») ascend to the IX-VI centuries BC. e., and the "ball" to the general XXI-XVII BC. e. Just the same 1500-2500 years that our culture is, do not quite find. And why not? That complex cosmological system that can compete with ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to pass off as "a chaotic jumble of cults and idols?" Pantheon of monotheism in which the other gods are manifestations of higher, honoring that chtish Supreme, presented as superstition forest Papuans clogged with fear, "fear of severe natural phenomena" in the woods? At the same time, compared to other systems in the Russian pantheon resurrected Spirit of Light as God's subsistence, which is found only in primary undistorted in the Aryan Vedas and Iran, and later — in Orthodoxy, reviving the Trinity: God the Father — the Creator of the universe, the son and the Holy Spirit .
Two conclusions follow.
First. Prazdnichek Millennium of Christianity must be regarded as a supreme cultural Rubicon as natural prazdnichek return to the Slavs of monotheism, partly lost in battle, tragedies and wanderings. How prazdnichek in the recent revival of the trinity, the return form. How regaining Solar faith, "We are Slavs, dazhdbogovy grandchildren," in other words, the grandchildren of the Sun. On the old icons of Christ, we litsezreem: "I am the light." Myth and religion — is not only a form of perception of the universe, and the self-expression of the people. And there is no thought, more than meets the spirit of the Slavs, than the perception of the world as a struggle between 2-started — good and evil, and the universe — as a harmonious unity with the person.
2nd. Russian pagan pantheon contains the same gods as other Indo-European system: Greece, Rome, Egypt and Iran. In it we find and Poseidon and Demeter, and Ra, and Mars, and Varuna. It is not inferior to the versatility and organization of a more perfect system of pagan empires, reflecting the best part of Iran — The knowledge twofold Peace Forces of Light through the struggle with the forces of evil, diversity of manifestations of the divine essence in the Vedic system and the dialectics of Ayurveda: the spirit and body, heaven and earth, light and darkness, etc. Obviously, it is impossible to deny that The knowledge of our system is still far from the study and clarity. Flour her resurrection can be traced back to "the old Slavic paganism" B. Rybakov, a multiplicity of versions, readings and comparisons. Maybe we have to deal with the characteristics of pre-Vedic system, especially if we understand edinobozhnye features that combine deities as manifestations of higher, split the entities and the complexity of relationships, the presentation of Frets not only as the wife of the Sun God, and the love of the Almighty to the human race. Because the opposition of Christianity and Russian antiquity artificial and false. And the introduction of the term "Judeo-Christianity" is not only false, and maliciously, since Christianity appeared as a confrontation between the domination of Judaism in prisredizemnomore and Greece, as a protest against his self-interest — and destroyed the system. "Once emerged, religion always remains recognizable in store concepts inherited from earlier times, because in all areas of general ideology of tradition is a stately limited power" — wrote Engels. So when we read that for the creation of Zora-Astrizma, the revival of worship of the gods of Good and Light: Mithras, Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda), the solar religion in the middle of "Aryans" who lived in Iran while in handy to restore the religious ideas of the ruling against the thunder god, then there is the question of the primary source of religion the Almighty, Trinity and the Struggle of Darkness and Light, carried by centuries later in Jerusalem caves become Essenes, preaching separation from wickedness and communicating with those around them Jews only through trade. And then the Christians, armed with these thoughts and predictions teachers, will fight for the world consciousness. It is clear that the Essene Apocrypha, not revered for as long as the canonical texts, namely the "War of the children of light and children of darkness" are also part of the same fragments of the primary system of opinions, and when we read: "When the children of Krivda will be protected, wickedness itself apart from the person righteousness, as darkness gives way to light, and as the smoke is — and there's more of it, because the Sun, which is the established procedure of the World … "- We learn in this passage from the Book of Riddles one bridge that connects the ancient Slavic edinobozhnye opinions, their solar system pantheon of Christian thought. In the old world, Christianity was a true revolution, reducing not just monotheism, and quite another god — the god of Good, Light and Equality.
Some features of the Slavic pantheon allow knitted look at the history of mankind. It is clear that the war was a Slavic god Perun, not Mars (ie, Mohr, hassle) as the Romans. Mars is the semantic equivalent of the Babylonian Marduh, ancient Indian goddess of evil Mara, Slavic Mohr, hassle and Frost, Georgian common title of God — h-Merz (presumably), Estonian Maradus that left in place names in Europe and Asia, significant traces of Marseille, Mariupol, Moravia, Marburg , Merv, Morshansk, Margiana, Morocco and Mary. The Russian language is the theme of darkness and death: plague, darkness, death, serf, haze, soil, confusion, wrinkle, mug, fool, filth, filth, dead. In ancient Greece the harsh Mora in the splitting functions and after mixing with other pantheons was only a dream: Mor-theos or Morpheus — one of the sons of the god Hypnos 100, and its role Arbiter, shred ("Meros", ie, a measure) lots, fate — ran across the whole team, "Moir"
("moyros"), Estonian Maradus closer to that function measures and had his own destiny for each person. In the Russian language on this bit of the concept and measures remained from ancient times: the measure, measurement, boundary, "the fate meted out," openwork, etc. From this range, it is clear that Mars, the faster was the emblem of death and destruction, while as the thunder god for smashing a typical cult of the victory that brings weapon, striking the enemy. Cannon heavenly victories, which is lit flare over human abuse. This is the magical Mace Indra and his bow-bow (Pa-arc, the arc of the Sun Ra and the ancient title of the Volga — Ra, according to AN Afanasyev). This gun sun god Horus, the god of the striking black and destructive forces of Set (Typhon), and an instrument of Apollo, striking serpent Python, and smashing the boom-lightning of Zeus, Jupiter, Perun (which Perun — is Jupiter, noted in the Czech glosses yet in 1202 g .). For their peculiar cult oath to arms: "And Olga … under Russian law klyashasya his weapons and Perun. "
Interestingly comparison of solar Darkness Triumphant Mountain (Gauros, Oriya) and the Slavic (Iranian) Horse and Zhoroj Victorious, bruise the serpent, — the personification of the forces of Darkness and Evil. It becomes clear why the thunder god Jupiter and Zeus, taking the Supreme solar throne, gave his "weapon" functions Mars and Ares, and the Slavs did not work out, as Perun not had time to establish itself on the supreme throne, solar cultures lived for a long time yet, particularly Yarylo (Varuna, Uran, Svar) with yearly prazdnichkom Yar — Hassle (summer — winter, life — death), (English Year — year German Jahr [np] — year). And the hassle and did not have a god of war, Mars, as in Rome.
Now the sun throne returned to the solar Christ, avoiding capture his Thunderbolts our remaining secondary.
Do not consider myself to be supporters of the pseudo-Marxist tendency is reflected in the mythology of everyday life. [Do not divide, for example, the point of view of A. M, Freudenberg, I believe, for example, the parable of the arrival of Christ ("Myth and Literature of antiquity", p. 503-511) in Jerusalem on a donkey mating ritual inovyrazheniem local ladies with a donkey on a sacred stone . (Two notes: M. Freudenberg: a) "The old Semitic ass was the god of the sky, but at once a totem, that is, the deity of the tribe. But Judas and donkeys Issihara-tribes were Sekhem, Hamar and others, "b)" Plutarch reports that the old Egyptians revered deity Typhon or Seth: it embodies some of the black and the destructive forces of nature. This Typhon had his religious conformity in the ass. And this seemed destroyer Typhon and evil adversary of his brother Osiris, the god of light and the blessed "(p. 459). In all religions, the function of the myth were deeper, harder, of ideology than a reflection or binding characteristics of real life. (Author's note.)] But I think that the study of the mysterious wrecks pantheons, rituals change, revolutions and wars in the celestial sphere posodeystvuyut understand almost all historical cataclysms and ethnological phenomena.
Here, for example, that he saw in the Christian V. Solouhin icon George the Victorious, "The wages — one of the most understandable and exciting spirit of human emotion. An all-powerful monster, Stoglavy, greedy, hateful. Every day it eats at pretty girl, the coffin on nezapyatannoy human soul. And as if there is no council, there is no discharge, but there is a guy in a flowing reddish coat on the dazzling snow-white stallion and raises the spear that is compelling. Retribution! What could be fairer to this feeling! "
It is appropriate to see that the British feared ZHoru both before and after the adoption of Christianity. This is the avenger of evil god Seth carries its own reddish coat and a Coptic Egypt, and through the pre-Christian Bulgaria, and the image of this — a reflection of both celestial and terrestrial revolutions.
From the above it follows that the state of the Slavic pantheon before the adoption of Christianity did not allow the thought of primitive "chaos cults" type of worship, "the mysterious forces of nature," or totemichnosti like "mother walrus" or "children of the crocodile", and represents a form of pan-European system with the emphasis on the rule of sun gods, similar to the old Indo-Iranian cosmogony, and judging by some features, maybe even more than the primary one.
The third. We turn now to the historical setting, the previous 988, turning in the cultural history of Russia. We have already quoted a dark picture of pre-Christian Russian savagery drawn in the pay detractors — the leitmotif of the concept of 'civilizing role', 'initiation to Europe, "etc. In this picture is not true, almost every situation, because to deny it would have exploded, with an emphasis on certain facts, and not the "only approved for one guesses," wrote Misha V., "who are very ill-advised and reprehensible."
Let's start with the historic surroundings and neighbors. I quote: "All around were the" Germans ", ie people who do not speak the language accessible to awareness, adversaries who came to Russia" of the Bride ", and is bordered with Russia steppe belt — is" a country not Know … '"(with . 249). It is written in an era when the right to the borders of France today slop Slavic sea. Sea of one ethnic group, speaking almost the same language, not yet spoiled nor German, nor Avar nor Tartar raids. A bit later, these invasions have made Europe for many centuries by the state savagery, plague, and the cult of power tools. "Slavensky language or the Greek or the Latin, from any other is not, as it should by itself is already from the most ancient times, and these should slavenskie countless people hear the voice slavenskim language even before the birth of Christ" (MV Lomonosov Favorites philosophical works. GiPLI, 1950, p. 468).
Leipzig was then called Lipscomb (Lipetsk) and was the center of Slavic Sorbs, whose descendants live there to this day. Dresden was Drozdyanami, Meissen — the Mishnah, Marzeburg — Mezhiborom and inhabited these lands — Nishanov, milchane, sedlichane, Decani and hutichi, and in the north of Brandenburg was a big-name Braniborom, the center of the broad Slavic principalities that were conquered by the Germans and cut exclusively in the middle XII century. This is all within the boundaries of today's Germany, not to mention Poland. Farther to the south, right up to Chervonoyi (red) of Russia, which became part of the country Rus in 981, the Great Moravian Empire stretched Slavs combined Prague principality. Further south were the lands Ugric Slavs, who to this day are called Ukrainians Ugorschinoy, and then stood on the banks of the Danube River and Vysehrad Novgorod, Ovens, who later became Pest. This area right up to the 1400-1600 Hungary's called hailstones. Hungaria (Dzhungars, Uighurs) took over and began to enslave the country only in the X century. And further south was Wallachia, Serbia and the Bulgarian kingdom. Even Austria (Island) have not undergone a profound germanization this time, there were Yeshe Slavic princes town Svetla (Zwettl) Rakousy etc.
But, maybe, Russ did not know then "terrified of abandonment" hiding behind the trees in the end, "the depressing effects of loneliness," which around brothers-Slavs, and not "the Germans"? Or, "… the fear of severe natural phenomena" prevented them out of the "sparsely populated forests, swamps and steppes?" No! History shows that the picture was quite different than Renders us these frightening tales:
"In the year 6477 (969 g). Reche Svyatoslav to their own mother and his boyars: (NOTE: Prior to the Baptism of Russia for another 20 years. 20 years What is the e
asiest way to understand this: in 1917 and 37 th or 37 th and 57 th.) You do not like E have to be alone Kiev, I wish to zhiti Pereyaslavets of the Danube, in other words Sereda Thou my land, for they agree that all of the good: from Grek gold, dragged, wine and ovoschevyya raznolichnyya from Cheh same Ugor of silvery and Caumont … . " It is written in the "Tale of Bygone Years", the source available. Means known in the Russian state and the Greater Power, and about Ugorschine. Traded and interacted. Tale of the "Germans" did not pass. Even four centuries later, after the deepening of the bundle of the Slavic languages, the Cossacks, under the Polish-Lithuanian occupation, the exiled and the Czech Republic army brigades to help Hussites against armor-clad knights of Europe.
Who is the "I Do not Know" "The Bride". In those days, this "border with Russia steppe zone" conducted by nomads two naikrupneyshie powers: Byzantium and the Khazars. This Khazars sent here horde of Pechenegs, incited them to have fallen into the area khungar and replaced them in Europe.
The Arabs called khungar — "baddzhgard," in other words, Bashkirs, hence the long wandered in the literature of the legend of the origin of the Volga Priuralsky and Finno-Ugric tribes. This report to the Khazars Arab Caliphate, which protects the Muslim world from Russ, and not once unleash hordes of stray to the Russian town. Joseph reported that the khanate is in control of waterways — delays Russ, "arriving in ships' on the Volga.
Apparently, the deal with this "neznaemostyu" passing through "knows" in 965 Svyatoslav struck a fatal blow to the Kaganate: "In the summer of 6473. Ida Svyatoslav on Kozar: On hearing the same Kozar, izidosha with knyazem svoim Kaganom and ssupishasya bitisya, and the former battlefield, beating Svyatoslav kozarom and hail ih and Belo Vezhyu vzya. "
And two more facts. First hike Russ on ships in the Caspian Sea was recorded sources for 100 years before the victory of Svyatoslav, and for two years prior to the mighty Persian Sassanid Empire was unable to take Constantinople: it was in their fleet! And in 913, according to Masudi, 500 ships through the Kerch Strait, Don and Volga, Russ, going through all the Caspian Sea, was attacked by the Arabs, who then occupied Azerbaijan and Iran, where the blood of etching solar religion and spreading Islam by force. This campaign, initially very successful, ended unsuccessfully because on the way back Muslim mercenary guards of the Khazar Kagan treacherously attacked Rus, and in a bloody three-day battle of the Rus defeated. But the fact of the campaign so contrasts with the pre-Christian tales of savagery and limited geographical horizons, which can only be marveled how it can be executed friendly chorus of our scientific and public press.
In an effort to focus on the core issues of formation of Russian culture and statehood of hope, a landmark in time, we have deliberately taken out of the range of problems addressed topics such as "beauty services" [Frame shall deceive the Slavs when choosing a religion. (Author's note.)], And in fact, not understanding this, it is impossible to realize any dissenters or Doukhobors nor acceptable Slavic Hussite mottos: "God is in my heart" and "mind stronger than dogma." We do not consider any communication from the Slavonic Cyrillic syllabic script, no Lomonosov's work on the benefits the Greek alphabet to the Latin, although it also needs to be discussed. And all of this is made in order to, considering the background of the Russian people and the country before the adoption of Christianity, to weigh the political and cultural implications of this move. Yes, specifically the country, for she was already established state by this time, well, the very act of this, too, was municipal. After all, specifically from these positions and increases the value of the Christianization of Rus' as a spiritual prazdnichka: the return of the faith, the respective spiritual outlook of the Russian people, the curse of selfishness and greed, the announcement of these parameters shower flawed form of spiritual crime punishable heaven anthem brotherly community, as opposed to spiritual disunity and insecurity , provided by the forces of evil.
Yes, otshumeli salutes Millennium reviving interest in the history of this nation and its spiritual life. Be a period of reflection and discussion of the historical, cultural, and moral qualities, and also "delusions stuck in the common course of history of the USSR and other semi-official publications," says it's true academician Dmitry Likhachev. Only thing that's confusing is stuck there — it is his own position on the pre-Christian savagery and "barbarity", repeated literary polyphonic choir. This is a myth, contrasting "enlightened" Europe is barbaric aziatstvu Slavs, this fairy tale that culture was included in the final, the current form, and not the contrary, that the Slav culture laid the foundations of European civilization as it was in effect. And we must realize that such provisions humiliate not only our people, and the Christian church as a form of his world. I hope the article will help readers find their way in the search for the right way to present our point of support for the people of his past. The past, which can be proud of every Russian man, every Slav.