Freedom In The Understanding Of Workers Of Russia (1918)


The understanding of freedom in different local civilizations is a fairly traditional element of social consciousness that does not change much over time even in the Western European world which develops, as a rule, impulsively, since the Renaissance the understanding of freedom is quite stable in content. In uniquely traditional civilizations (for example, in Chinese), freedom in the minds of people is generally interpreted in the same way from generation to generation. The authors associate the duration of the transformation of the concept of "freedom" in a turning point with the specifics of civilization. Based on the regional materials of Russian history, the article analyzes the understanding of freedom by the peasantry and the proletariat at a specific time, namely in 1918. This time is a turning point for Russia as a whole, part of the period of the civil war that unfolded after the October events of 1917. As a result, the authors come to the conclusion that the transformation of public consciousness does not undergo rapid changes, the traditional understanding of freedom by the peasants ("land and freedom") is preserved in the key of communality and the limited space of the "world". A young, from the point of view of the time of formation in Russia, group of proletarians, in contrast to the peasants, understands freedom in a different way and sees it in economic and political protest forms

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Senuytkina, O. N., & Kostenyuk, N. V. (2022). Freedom In The Understanding Of Workers Of Russia (1918). In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 90-95). European Publisher.