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  O. Nazarova. The Problem of Crisis of European Humanism in S. Frank
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O. Nazarova. The Problem of Crisis of European Humanism in S. Frank

A detailed analysis of Franck’s articles published in German from 1926 to 1937 shows that regards the Russian Revolution of 1917 not as a purely Russian phenomenon, but rather as a direct consequence of the world view dominating in the West since the Renaissance. The significance of the Revolution, according to the philosopher, is in that it has demonstrated to the West a probable scenario of development. While rejecting the notion that bolshevism is the expression of the Russian national soul, Franck defines the essence of the Russian spirit as being with God and “in God”.