Historian Daniil Kotsyubinsky said why the revolution in the Russian Empire was inevitable

“Rosbalt” continues to acquaint readers with the series of lectures Daniil Kotsyubinsky “In search of the real king,” about the history of Russia from Rurik to Putin.

On the twenty-first lecture the historian said that was Russia before the 1917 revolution, was there a chance to avoid these events.

“By the end of the “Petersburg period” of Russian history in the country was the final institutionalization of the liberal opposition discourse, which undermined the foundations of Russian autocracy. It was obvious desacralization of autocratic power, and the society came close to a political and social revolution. Social resentment of the “bottom” to “top” in 1917 was an open, ideological and organizational feature of aggression,” — said Kovel.

Also, according to the historian, the cult of Empire and power by the time took the place of the worship of the Orthodox Church, and the dominant form of “social faith” for a considerable mass of “lower classes” and the intelligentsia became socialism.

in addition, there was a final formation of the three areas of social thought, as the three variants of the Russian resentimientos reflection towards the West: the official patriotism, Slavophilism, Westernism, including the social-populist versions of each of these areas (the black hundreds, the national socialism, social democracy).

“Given all these factors, the revolution in the country was inevitable,” concluded Kotsyubinsky.

Complete video lecture can be viewed at the link.