Orthodoxy and modernity their contact facets in russian society

The manifestation of globalization, the crisis of national cultures, the decline of morality, reassessment of moral values, spiritual impoverishment, pop culture invasion throughout the civilized world are the factors that have affected the current socio-cultural situation. In the attempts to cope with the situation and get it under control, Russia has always had high hopes to revive the spiritual culture of nations inhabiting the country and appreciate the contribution they had made to the national culture treasury and Russian civilization. The purpose of the paper is to prove that, despite the crisis in culture and moral decline in the modern Russian society, Orthodox values are one of the important elements of the axiological base in the development of modern Russia. The study carried out made it possible to come to the conclusion that preservation of Orthodox Christianity as a socio-cultural matrix of Russian society depends on the ability of Orthodoxy to respond in a timely manner to the challenges of our time. The authors also emphasize the idea that the Orthodox ethics has not only formed and consolidated, but is still successfully supporting functioning of the distinctive features in the Russian national character which include spirituality as a super-individuality, patriotism as love and devotion to a homeland and one's own people, great power status as a trust in a strong state, the desire for freedom and independence from external circumstances. The study allowed predicting the growth of socio-and-cultural tensions in „religious ― secular‟ direction (including scientific). © 2019, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Orekhovskaya N.A.1 , Chistyakov A.A. 2 , Kryukova N.I. 3 , Krokhina J.A.4 , Ospennikov Y.V.5 , Makarova E.V.6
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  • 1 Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Department of Sociology, History and Philosophy, 49 Leningradsky prospect, Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation
  • 2 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Trial and Criminalistics, 6 Miklukho-Maklaya Street, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 3 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Department of State and Legal Disciplines, 36 Stremyannyi Pereulok, Moscow, 115093, Russian Federation
  • 4 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Legal Disciplines, 1/13 Vorobyovy Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
  • 5 Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolev (Samara University), Department of Theory and History of State and Law and International Law, 34 Moscovskoye Shosse, Samara, 443086, Russian Federation
  • 6 Ulyanovsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin, Department of Physical Education, 1 Bulvar Novy Venets, Ulyanovsk, 432017, Russian Federation
Globalization; Mass consciousness; Situation; Socio-cultural; Spiritual culture
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