Polish Problem in "Bulletin of South-Western and Western Russia" Journal (1862-1864)

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The article deals with the reflection of the Polish problem in the pages of the journal "Bulletin of South-Western and Western Russia," which enjoyed a reputation as an odious and radical propaganda edition. The main attention is paid to the history of the magazine in 1862-1864 - the first years of its release before the editorial office moved from Kiev to Vilna, coinciding with the aggravation of the Polish problem on the eve and during the January uprising of 1863. The author dwells on the polemic articles that belonged to the editor K. Govorsky, publicists A. Voronin, I. Kulzhinsky, S. P. Shipov and other, often anonymous, employees of the journal. The relevance of the study is due, among other things, to the appeal to the polemics of "Bulletin" with F. Dukhinsky's ideas about "the Moscow Turanism" experiencing a second birth in some Eastern European countries. It is shown that, with rare exceptions, polemic attacks of the journal were directed not against the Polish nation, but against the "Polish" class model of social order, which was proclaimed archaism to be eliminated on the pages of "Bulletin." It is proved that the journalism of "Bulletin of South-Western and Western Russia" was not so much nationalist, but anti-class one. It is indicated that, not being a standard of good taste and conceptual novelty, it was a part of the confrontation between the two branches of Russian political culture: national and class directions.

Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)258-272
Number of pages15
JournalНаучный диалог
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2019


  • conservatism
  • nationalism
  • Slavophilism
  • Polish problem
  • Lithuania
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Govorsky
  • Dukhinsky

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