Only for faith and truth
The topic I touch may seem overly beaten up to everyone, but at the same time it is a very important spiritual side of our life. We talk and think little about it. Meanwhile, the very roots of modern Russian morality lie in a culture shaped by beautiful novels, poems, paintings, sketches of Russian creators.
I will say a commonplace, but very important commonplace: for the past several hundred years, Russia has always stood on the side of good. We did not wage colonial wars in the generally accepted sense and did not oppress the marginal peoples, but quite the opposite - we condoned on the basis of parochial nationalism, which later yielded fruit. We were law enforcement officers, in a good sense, the gendarmes of Europe.
The Russian Empire held a fragile structure after the Napoleonic wars, when the ambitions of individual states threatened to redraw the entire map. It was thanks to the Soviet Union that the countries of Eastern Europe were saved from complete cultural and physical destruction, and Germany, beaten and humiliated, retained at least some forms of statehood and was later reunited. And when the USSR collapsed, it was we who took upon ourselves the general debt burden, having saved (and, apparently, in vain) our former "brothers" from him.
The origins of Russian honesty
This is not self-praise and not boasting, but a completely truthful fact - the Russian people grew up on a basis that gave us positive tendencies towards development for centuries to come. The historians, of course, have already guessed what I am talking about: Orthodoxy, as a religious belief, formed a special spirituality in us, incomprehensible to Western people. There were almost no wars for faith in the Russian land, except for the intervention of the Turks, Poles, Swedes and other instigators of the new order. All of them have always been bits - a different result and could not be.
Recall that the first writers of Russia were chroniclers from the clergy, the first artists were the monks and their students. Their works were deeply traditional and at the same time fully reflected the spirit of the times. And they did not so much teach people morality as they took it from popular culture, tales and legends.
Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, the generally recognized “creator” of the literary Russian language, was brought up precisely on ancient Russian fairy tales, without which he would be profoundly incomplete. In the future, the works of our writers acquired a certain tinge of justice, eternal moral and spiritual searches and torments. The Karamazov brothers, Andrei Bolkonsky and Pierre Bezukhov, countless heroes of the stories of Anton Chekhov - they were all looking for the truth. And not everyone was able to find her, but at least he tried and did not go out of the path destined to him.
Strictly speaking, every truly Russian person looks like the heroes described by the great creators of 19 and 20 of the century with every part of his soul. He is kind and brave, there is not a drop of falsehood in him, and most importantly - in no case will he tolerate injustice. Neither on their own land, nor on a stranger.
And when today in Novorossia, Syria, or anywhere else, the foot of the Russian person is stepping, the everyday conflict turns into a struggle between good and evil, truth and lies. Ours are on the bright side. And I believe in them.