The end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century brought major changes in the balance of power in Eastern and Northern Europe. In this geopolitical context, smaller countries, such as the Principality of Moldova, were reorienting their diplomatic and foreign policy relations, depending on the development of events and the outcome of the militant confrontation between the two great powers of the time, represented by the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire, which was in the process of expansion. In this context, Dimitrie Cantemir, son of Constantine Cantemir, who ruled Moldavia in 1685-1693, was appointed ruler of Moldavia by the Turks for a short period (1693 and 1710-1711). After Russian Peter I's decisive step to limit Ottoman expansion in northern and eastern Christian Europe, Dimitrie Cantemir, wishing to free the country from Turkish rule, concluded a treaty of alliance in Lutsk, Russia (April 2-13, 1711).
Let us think about the philosophical meaning of SMO (Editor's note: let us again remind readers that SMO stands for Special Military Operation). The SMO is inextricably linked to the concept of the 'end of history', not only because Francis Fukuyama
It is traditionally accepted to divide the Polish conception of its geopolitical mission into two directions: the Jagellonian idea and the Piast idea. Each refers to two epochs of Polish history and two dynasties: the Piasts, who founded the Polish state and conducted an active foreign policy in the West (Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary) and the Jagellonians, who united Poland with Lithuania and shifted the focus of Polish foreign policy eastward.
In Russia, we live under the conditions of archaeomodernity. The second edition of my book Archaeomodernism has just been published, in which I describe this phenomenon in detail.
Finally, we come to the most important thing, the possibility of interpreting the figure of the 'Antichrist' as a certain ontological unity that possesses a being that is independent of cultural and religious contexts, but, on the contrary, influences them. Such a figure requires accepting traditionalism and its generalizations not as an a posteriori technical construction, but as a field of reference to a real being structured in a particular way. Such an approach requires us to treat Genon or similar theories of universal sacral ontologies (especially the Neo-Platonists and, in particular, Proclus' reconstruction of Plato's Theology or Primordial Theology) with the utmost confidence.
Any conflicts that have been fought between nations and states have always raised the basic question—on whose side is justice?
In the days from 9 July to 2 August 2022, the 450th anniversary of the victory of the Russian army in the battle of Molodi occurs. In its meaning, this battle is comparable to the battle for Moscow in the Great Patriotic War. At least that's how the greatest contemporary specialist of the Russian Middle Ages, the historian Dmitry Volodikhin, considers it. As in 1941, in 1572 the very existence and geopolitical future of the Russian state was at stake. Now in the Special Military Operation in Ukraine, the stakes are just as high.
Today it is quite easy to see what tomorrow's Russia will be like.
Currently, the authorities and society, beyond the war, are mainly concerned with how to adapt to the new conditions. What is new about these conditions is that we have been excluded from the West and have excluded the West from ourselves. Not that this is something completely new and unprecedented: in our history, we have very often found ourselves in this kind of relationship with the West. It is no big deal, and nothing terrible will happen this time. However, our lives will change significantly.
The process of struggle for African liberation implies having to face the evils that afflict the African continent in all aspects: on the economic, political, military, cultural and even spiritual / religious aspects. The spiritual part is a delicate aspect, because it is essentially individual, and when dealing with it one must be cautious, without trying to be divisive.