The paper looks at the historical basis for the belief that Russian values are neither eastern nor western, but something in between - Eurasian. It traces the philosophical roots of the Eurasian idea and lays out how Russian nationalism in the post-Soviet era is built on this same foundation. Finally, it argues that Russian foreign policy cannot be fully understood except in the context of the Eurasian ideology.
This is a capstone paper submitted to Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
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