Zhidkov, V. Books1999 0-7734-3230-2
This monograph presents a new and original conception of the correlation between culture and power in Russian history. Russian history has most often been examined through geopolitical factors, as well as irrational and even mystical ones. The authors are the leading specialists in the study of Russian culture as it spontaneously developed during the centuries of Russian history as well as the culture developed more or less purposefully by the state power factors. They look at the development of the Russian mentality over time and its relation to the world picture.