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Liana V. Popova

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Liana V. Popova — PhD in Culturology, Lecturer, Department on Philosophy, Cultural science and Political science, Moscow University for the Humanities, Yunosti, 5, bldg 3, office 423, 111395 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9766-7535. E-mail: pliana@mail.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 59


pp. 21–32


October 03, 2019

Date of publication

March 28, 2021



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The paper traces connections of the works by Eurasian and Russian avant-garde directors Dzigа Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin. With this purpose it addresses сinematic creations of mentioned authors and teachings of Eurasian movement, especially by N. S. Trubetskoy. In his opinion, to analyze Russian history, one must take into account the geographical, political and economic components. He paid special attention to the geographical factor. The population of Russia-Eurasia includes various “human races”: both Slavic and Finno-Ugric peoples, as well as Turkic and Mongolian peoples. The Turan element occupies a significant part of the territory. Genghis-khan united all nomadic tribes under his sway and introduced Asian statehood in Russia. Moscow Rus form the basis of the Russian Empire after joining it former Golden Horde`s uluses. The views of N. S. Trubetskoy largely correlate with the ideas of avant-garde activists. The creations of the directors of the Russian avant-garde are also associated with the Asian theme.  Eurasian ideas soaked up Soviet directors` minds and translated into culture, as well as into cinematic culture. Representatives of Russian avant-garde including D. Vetrov associated with futurists, LEF magazine and representatives of formal school, who in their turn were connected with Eurasians (R. Yakobson, for example). Eurasian teachings and avant-garde representatives` perceptions have common roots to be highlighted in Russian history. The scientific novelty of this study which involved comparative method is due to identifying similarities between them. 


D. Vertov, V. Pudovkin, N. Trubetskoy, S. Polovinkin, L. Gumilev, O. Brick, Eurasianism, Eurasia, cinema, avant‑garde.


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