French media explained how a Russian differs from a European


The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated crisis have demonstrated how Russians differ from Europeans. About this in an interview with the French daily newspaper Le Figaro said the permanent (life) secretary of the French Academy, Helene Carrer d'Ankoss, nee Zurabishvili.


According to the expert, humanity perceives what is happening today as something incredible and unexpected, and does not consider it in the context of history. But, for example, a hundred years ago the “Spanish woman” raged, which killed more than 50 million people. Against the background of that pandemic, the current figures look insignificant. Just modern people have lost the feeling of death. Previously, the dead were constantly in sight, as people were dying at home, and cemeteries were in the center of cities. Now even the very word “death” has been replaced by the expression “withdrawal from life”.

Europe was and remains a wonderful project, a treasure, but it is such a treasure to which we treated poorly and allowed it to slide into a squabble and personal interests

she thinks.

Europe fell victim to simplifications, and the system of individual states was opposed to a supranational project. Also, because of the Cold War, Europe was divided according to ideological principles, and now it is also deprived of one of its main principles - Christianity.

The time has come to rethink Europe as based on a civilization that extends throughout the continent, including Russia

- she is sure.

As for the attitude of Russians towards the pandemic, because of the huge size of the country, they often receive inaccurate information. Therefore, they are also disoriented. However, Russians differ from the representatives of Western civilization in two main qualities. The Russians have a keen sense of history, which is caused by a series of tragic events that occurred in the twentieth century and the Russians retained the awareness of death.

All Russian literature speaks of this. Orthodox Christianity, which explicitly makes resurrection, that is, death, the foundation of faith. In Russia, death is visible, even in the manner of burial. The coffin remains open until the last minute, the deceased remains for the last farewell

she summed up.

The expert suggested that Europeans think about great things and the meaning of life, as well as what kind of civilization they would like to come to.

It should be added that Ellen Carrer d'Ankoss is a cousin of the current President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili. She is a historian, political scientist and specialist in Russia. Since 2003 - a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and since 2008 - a foreign honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Her son is the famous French writer Emmanuel Carrer.
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  1. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 7 May 2020 19: 41
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    Another European nonsense ..........
  2. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 7 May 2020 19: 58
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    And where are the bears, balalaikas, bast shoes for cabbage soup, vodka by the river and sapper shovel on the hill?
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 7 May 2020 20: 19
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      A tolerant Europeans will receive a scapula with a spatula from African migrants soon, to aggravate the feeling of death.
      1. GRF Offline
        GRF 8 May 2020 04: 41
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        No, there, after Cologne’s infamous New Year’s Eve, the nuts were screwed on about the migrants, so this kind of lawlessness is no longer visible ... Therefore, tolerant Europeans have teeth. If they are given the command fas, then they will be very intolerant victims, deceived by their "tolerance" to tear ...
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 May 2020 08: 49
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          Fighting buggers, like 300 Spartans, will stand upright to defend European values ​​against the Arabs with their Sharia and traditional values?))) Let's see)))
          1. Natan bruk Offline
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 May 2020 09: 38
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            Has he ever been to Europe, seen a lot of “fighting buggers” there?
            1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
              Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 May 2020 10: 05
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              Geyparady and NATO generals in skirts - Kiselev propaganda?
              1. Natan bruk Offline
                Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 May 2020 12: 34
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                There are gay pride parades all over the world. For those concerned about this topic. Apart from the gays themselves, who are actually about the same as in Russia, this is of no interest to anyone. And the ministers of defense in skirts - what do they have to do with gays?
            2. Ivan Semenov Offline
              Ivan Semenov (Ivan Semenov) 8 May 2020 10: 49
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              Well, there are few combat ones. Many are not fighting.
        2. Digital error Offline
          Digital error (Eugene) 8 May 2020 16: 40
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          Quote: GRF
          Therefore, tolerant Europeans have teeth

          If only the Africans did not bring the Europeans before the advent of new Hitler. And then the EU will turn into the fourth Reich, first they will deal with the Africans, and then ...

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          1. GRF Offline
            GRF 8 May 2020 18: 00
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            Unfortunately, he will appear and, probably, soon.
            The Euro-skeptic Nazi differs from the democrat of the European integrator, only in that they are considered different steering, and they have one essence - to unite and get someone to profit.
            It seems that it’s beneficial for us that a new center of power will be formed that will overwhelm others there, but the sad thing is that the true helmsman does not care about the visible helmsmen, so they will easily help the British, Germans, Americans, Democrats and Nazis . Competition will reveal the strongest, under whose leadership everyone will be united, who does not agree to submit - placed on the list of potential victims. Depending on the situation, send to the most suitable, affordable, fatty victim for looting. Now both China (for example, the obligation to purchase agricultural products, cheap labor force), and India (the purchase of military equipment from the West at inflated prices) are paying tribute, and we are ready to provide them with resources at any price they set. Self-willfulness is manifested by all and even smaller ones, therefore, with whom to start, African soldiers of the European Fourth Reich or what other is a question.
            Perhaps the demonstration of a beautiful explosion of a new tsar bomb at the training ground may not be enough, then there will be hopes for the effectiveness of the SCO, when a herd of buffaloes will not offend a lion with a calf, but for now even calves themselves with a mustache ...
    2. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 8 May 2020 14: 08
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      Quote: Dmitry S.
      And where are the bears, balalaikas, bast shoes for cabbage soup, vodka by the river and sapper shovel on the hill?

      Simply, this Georgian is an Orthodox Christian, faithful with Russian Orthodox Christians. She knows Russia more deeply in order to talk about a great country at the level of superficial stereotypes that are crammed into the heads of not too educated Europeans.
  3. Nik Kulinich Offline
    Nik Kulinich (Nik Kulinich) 7 May 2020 21: 55
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    A characteristic feature of the Russian people was their attitude to other peoples as equals. This is the Orthodox creed. This property of the character of the Russians brought together peoples in one state. European arrogance leads to loss.
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 8 May 2020 01: 15
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      Yes, yes, yes ... Especially strongly feel the equal attitude of Russian Uzbeks and Chukchi.
      1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
        Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 May 2020 09: 00
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        The Chukchi allow themselves what the Russian does not allow, and the Uzbeks are not the indigenous people of Russia.
        1. Oleg Rambover Offline
          Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 8 May 2020 17: 58
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          Quote: Sergey Tokarev
          The Chukchi allow themselves what the Russian does not allow, and the Uzbeks are not the indigenous people of Russia.

          That is, for you, not all nations are equal? But the respected Nik Kulinich claims that

          A characteristic feature of the Russian people was their attitude to other peoples as equals.

          Are you sure you are Russian?
    2. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 May 2020 08: 57
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      Therefore, the Chukchi sit on benefits and do not work, and the Ukrainians in the USSR lived richer than the Russians in the RSFSR? The future is nationalism. Tolerance ruined Europe and the USSR.
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 8 May 2020 18: 01
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        Quote: Sergey Tokarev
        The future is nationalism.

        That is what World War II taught nothing.
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 11 May 2020 12: 33
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          Nazism and nationalism do not confuse. Destroying another population and putting their population first is not the same thing.
          1. isofat Offline
            isofat (Sergei) 11 May 2020 13: 21
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            Sergey Tokarevfuture for socialism. smile
            Scientists say so, they even came up with a term to name what will happen after capitalism.
            1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
              Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 May 2020 05: 01
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              And what happened before 1990? Something everyone ran away from socialism. And to feed the "brothers" of Ukrainians, the Baltic states and others who want it anymore. To each according to his ability, and not according to his needs.
          2. Oleg Rambover Offline
            Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 12 May 2020 09: 03
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            Quote: Sergey Tokarev
            Destroy another population and put their population first

            Who is its population? Chechens - their population? Dagestanis? Buryat? Tatars? I knew a black man, a citizen of Russia, how he is. Or will it be second-class people?
            The National Socialist German Workers Party did not initially call for anyone to be destroyed. She demanded the unification of the divided German nation and proclaimed that Germany was for the Germans.
            1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
              Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 May 2020 04: 46
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              Chechnya is not part of Russia, like dozens of other nations? Here Ukraine is definitely not included ... or do you, like a black man, have something to lose?))
              1. Oleg Rambover Offline
                Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 15 May 2020 00: 57
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                Quote: Sergey Tokarev
                Chechnya is not part of Russia, like dozens of other nations?

                It’s hard for me to imagine a Russian nationalist talking about the equal rights of Russians and, say, Chechens. If so, then you are the only one, civic nationalism in the Russian Federation is a rarity.

                Quote: Sergey Tokarev
                Here Ukraine is definitely not included ... or do you, like a black man, have something to lose?))

                Nevertheless, about 3 million citizens of the Russian Federation consider themselves to be Ukrainians, with them how? I, as a black man, have nothing to lose, all the more to the African race I can only be attributed to the fact that I read Pushkin, and you, as a black man, have something to lose?
                1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
                  Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 15 May 2020 10: 34
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                  Quote: Oleg Rambover
                  Nevertheless, approximately 3 million citizens of the Russian Federation consider themselves Ukrainians

                  And they also support the killings in the Donbass, call for a change of power in Russia, and with their flags go to rallies of all kinds ... It’s definitely not for their health and long life.
                  1. Oleg Rambover Offline
                    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 16 May 2020 14: 28
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                    Quote: Sergey Tokarev
                    And they also support the killings in the Donbass, call for a change of power in Russia, and with their flags go to rallies of all kinds ... It’s definitely not for their health and long life.

                    Now I recognize the good old nationalism. Who should be responsible for the war in Ukraine between citizens of Ukraine? That's right, Russian citizens of Ukrainian origin, it’s logical. Collective responsibility in the best traditions of the Third Reich. And what, only Ukrainians go to rallies of "all kinds of bulk"? And with those who go to rallies of support for Vladimir Vladimirovich what to do?
                    1. isofat Offline
                      isofat (Sergei) 16 May 2020 15: 03
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                      Oleg RamboverZionists you refer to the nationalists?
                      1. Oleg Rambover Offline
                        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 16 May 2020 18: 07
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                        I was not interested in this issue, probably yes.
                    2. Sergey Tokarev Offline
                      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 17 May 2020 21: 04
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                      What the citizens of Ukraine are doing to each other - nobody cares. Russia will take the Russians, Poland will take the Poles ... and not everyone there with Circassian surnames and Turkic languages.
      2. isofat Offline
        isofat (Sergei) 8 May 2020 18: 06
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        Quote: Sergey Tokarev
        The future is nationalism.

        Sergey Tokarev, you're not right.
    3. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 8 May 2020 09: 25
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      ... treating other nations as equals.

      You have not left home for a long time, probably, or go everywhere in pink glasses and headphones.

      This property of the character of the Russians brought together peoples in one state.

      Just because the State, until recently, was able to keep people on the ground and the level of migration was not very high. Mostly Russian specialists traveled to build, implement and raise something somewhere on the periphery. Now everything is exactly the opposite, and often it’s not the experts who go at all, but all kinds of “businessmen”, muddy elements and “ordinary” people from hopelessness.

      Helene Carrer d'Ancoss is ..... She is a historian, political scientist and specialist in Russia.

      The usual heavenly French chicken. A normal person, who knows at least a little something about Russia, will not write such arts, here he must be a recognized member of the RAS and an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
      For what?
      wassat crying
    4. Natan bruk Offline
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 May 2020 09: 42
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      Yes, “European arrogance” :))) Who accepts migrants, and who calls Europeans “Tolerasts”? And who yells about stolen, Jews and chocks?
      1. akarfoxhound Offline
        akarfoxhound 8 May 2020 14: 12
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        Why is name calling? Tolerasts are your natural state. This is not a name-calling, it is a statement of fact. Does this explanation make you feel better?
        1. Natan bruk Offline
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 May 2020 14: 48
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          Stupidity blurted out and satisfied :))) Himself when in Europe? And have you ever been at all?
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            akarfoxhound 8 May 2020 20: 49
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            My dearest - you will poke your partner in spiritual and bodily relationships, and he will arrange jealous showdowns - where he was, when, with whom, what he saw, etc.
            Everything that is not subject to your idea of ​​the world around you and your mind cannot be a priori stupidity, and even more so it cannot give me pleasure, for life, and the worldview of individuals of your type, to put it mildly, is not interesting to me at all, or rather "almost belt".
    5. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 8 May 2020 14: 09
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      Quote: Nik Kulinich
      A characteristic feature of the Russian people was their attitude to other peoples as equals. This is the Orthodox creed. This property of the character of the Russians brought the peoples together in one state. European arrogance leads to loss.

      Truly so!
  4. radiootdel4 Offline
    radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 8 May 2020 08: 55
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    The topic is not disclosed. A lot of understatement, half-hints - whose mother, what frame, why wash it ?! Eurobred, in short ...
  5. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 8 May 2020 23: 38
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    Nothing. In addition to the lack of money, like the Europeans. Rather, such opportunities in such as in Europe, legal earnings.