Christening of Rus as a major factor of formation of Russian nation



This article is devoted to the philosophical study of the effect of baptism and the Christianization of Rus in the process of formation of the Russian nation. For the formation of Russian people there was the main religious unity that emerged only after the baptism of Rus. The article emphasizes that the Russian and Belorussians are represented as the branches of a single nation. By force of circumstances they have lived a long time in different nations.

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Keywords: the spiritual unity, land, baptism, the Russian people, livable, rootedness.

Journal rubric: Linguodidactics and Innovations.Psychological Basis of Learning Languages and Cultures.

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Utkevich V.A. Christening of Rus as a major factor of formation of Russian nation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2015. Vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 47–54. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2015020405. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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V. A. Utkevich, PhD in Philology, associate professor, Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov, Витебск, Belarus, e-mail:



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