The Contradictions of Russia’s Political Discourses: Philosophical Discourse
The article analyses three Russian discourses that are of a propagandistic type: the Victory Day, Tsar-Russia, and Russian Idea discourse. These discourses are compared in search for their contradictions. The author also pays attention to the overlapping meanings in these discourses. for the purpose of discourse analysis a philosophical method is applied. It integrates such terminology as discourse closure, rejection of meanings, objectivity as ideologically constructed reality, the will to truth. Also the perspective of cul- tural studies is used. The Russian cultural perspective is explained. Eclectic symbols of ideologically con- tradictory meanings reflect contradictions and paradoxes of the Russian political discourse. The ideologists of contemporary Russia do ignore such logical contradictions in the discourses; rather they selectively manipulate with the different meanings.