Rostislav Andreevich Fadeev( Russian historian, journalist, political thinker.)
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Biography Rostislav Andreevich Fadeev
Born April 9, 1824 in Yekaterinoslav. In 1840-1850-ies involved in the hostilities in the Caucasus. Author of historical research 60 years of the Caucasian War (1860). In 1860-1870-ies contributed to the 'Moscow News', 'Stock-Exchange Gazette', 'Russian Journal'. In 1874 a book was published Fadeeva Russian society in the present and future (the basis of which was a series of articles than we have?). In this work Fadeev was one of the most serious critics of constitutionalism. Taking stock of the reform of 1860 as 'not quite' organic to the Russian history, Fadeev strongly opposed the liberalization of Russia 'Western-style' and any constitutional draft. In his views a special place occupied by the concept of 'people's monarchy'. In Russia, according to Fadeyev, never had an aristocratic soil, without which it is impossible to imagine the classic European monarchy. Monarchy in Russia 'folk' because it throughout the centuries 'collect' people. Russian nobility has always been and should continue to remain a historical instrument monarchical state. Gentry claims to a special, 'elite' position in the power system, the conviction Fadeeva, extremely dangerous and can only lead to a stratification of society, the manipulation of popular opinion and the weakening of the state. Constitutional same conversion, even the most cautious, will give real power of the nobility, which, due to the peculiarities of Russian history, completely ready to assume the historical responsibility.
Fadeev died in Odessa, January 10, 1883.