Georgy Satarov: "Spring Flare-up: the 'Agents' case." Part Two (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal)

posted 1 Jun 2013, 04:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Jun 2013, 08:16 ]
28 May 2013

Georgy Satarov 

Source: Ezhednevnyi zhurnal

I would like to start with a far-reaching quote from the great Russian historian Vasily Klyuchevsky. Explaining the Time of Troubles and the accession to the throne of the Romanov Dynasty in his "Course of Russian History", he wrote:

"When a European state is faced with new and difficult challenges, it seeks out fresh resources from among its people and usually finds them, because European people, who lead a normal, consistent life, working and thinking freely (emphasis is mine – Satarov) without too much exertion, set aside help for their state with the surplus of their labour and thoughts prepared beforehand... What matters here is that among these kinds of people cultural work is carried out invisibly and imperceptibly, by the concerted efforts of individuals and private associations independent of the state (emphasis is mine, Satarov) and usually anticipates its needs. [Read more]