Speaking about the idea of ??the Third Rome, we have to admit that in the future its meaning distorted in every possible way - in particular, trying to ascribe to it "aggressive" and "expansionist" character ( "Third Rome" de intentional capture the rest of the world!), Although in reality it was, if it comes to that, "isolationist" orientation, it clearly expressed the desire to "protect" Russia, where Orthodoxy is alive, against outside intrusion "heresies and false teachings." Unfortunately, the interpretation of distorting the idea of ??the Third Rome exerted sometimes impact on the Orthodox people. So wonderful, recently, alas, prematurely deceased writer Peter Palamarchuk (1955- 1998) in his book "Moscow, the Third Rome, and Meshech. From the history of political doctrines Russian Middle Ages "(1986) sharply critical of this idea, asking, inter alia:" ... the main cornerstone and bewilderment: why did the sample selected was Rome?  Pagan Rome ... ". At one time I tried to convince G. Peter, but in vain ...
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