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Eurasian movement

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-E059-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Eurasian movement was a creation of émigré Russian intellectuals following the First World War and the October Revolution. The ideology of Eurasianism was formally proclaimed in 1921. It obtained considerable development, prominence, distinction and notoriety in the two following decades, essentially running its course by the time of the Second World War. Eurasianism attracts attention because of the novelty and originality of its central argument, proposing that the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union constituted an independent organic entity separate from both Europe and Asia, called Eurasia (it was the complete separation from Europe that represented an explosive novelty), and because of the intellectual variety and abilities, at times brilliance, of its proponents. Also, as an extraordinary phenomenon in Russian intellectual history, it demands explanation.

Citing this article:
Riasanovsky, Nicholas V.. Eurasian movement, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-E059-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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