It is this concentration of attention upon the Slavs only that especially distinguishes the Slavophil moment from that of the Eurasianists, who see that Russian culture contains not one element only, but several - the contribution of the Slavs, and that of Asia, and in particular of the Mongols, and then again that of Europe. They are in fact, as the name implies, a combination of Easterners and Westerners, striving to gather into the future of Russia all that is best in the deposits left by Tsargrad (Byzantium) and the Mongols and Europe alike. Their movement is now then years old, and in it four periods can be distinguished, the first three each lasting approximately for three years; the incubatory period beginning in 1917 and 1918 and lasting till 1921, the theoratical period from 1921 to 1924, the period of action from 1924 to 1927 and what seems likely to prove to be the period of results beginning in 1927. The developement of the movement inside and outside Russia during these successive periods may be briefly described.
Exerpt from Henry Spalding’s book “RUSSIA IN RESURRECTION. A summary of the views and of the aims of a new Party in Russia” (London, 1928). p. 179-180.
Digitized by Yuri Kofner.