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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2017 № 3.


A.V. Golovchenko

MORAL INVERSIONS OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN LIBERALISM. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2017, no. 3.


UDC Index: 329.12

Date of publication: 29.09.2017

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This article examines the main directions of the moral inversion of Russian liberalism, understood as a change in the attitude of the leaders of the Russian liberal of the political camp to the problem of linking politics and morality in post-Soviet Russia. The author believes that as a result of the reforms carried out, ideas about the individual criteria of the person’s moral integrity, both in relation to an average citizen and in relation to a representative of the power elite, were violated. Modesty, responsibility for words and actions, concern for the neighbor, did not fit into the liberal order of reforms. The conclusion is substantiated that for a significant part of citizens the idea of lifting restrictions, including moral ones, was actualized from a person striving to achieve personal success in politics and economy.

Key words

liberalism, Russian liberalism, liberal reforms in Russia, moral inversion of liberalism, Individual criteria of human morality

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