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Dostoyevsky, Constantinople can not but belong to Russia!

From the "Diary of a writer". Translated by Elpenor

      SOONER or later Byzantium will become ours. That's what I like to declare once more, but from a totally different aspect. Yes, Constantinople should belong to us, not only because this city is a famous harbor, a narrow, a "world centre", "the omphalos of the earth"; not only because today is necessarily recognised by all that Russia, that giant, comes, at last, out of his isolation, where he had been growing and came to touch the ceiling, and now goes ahead to the open air, breathing the free air of the seas and of the oceans. What I want rather is to offer a view, exceptionally important by itself, according to which, Constantinople can not but belong to Russia!

     Cf. A. N. Mouravieff, Introduction of Christianity into Russia (A.D. 988-1015) - Conversion of Vladimir the Great   550 years since the Fall of Constantinople  Gogol, We recognise in them the divine origin of man  Papacy  The Orthodox Church  A History of the Byzantine Empire

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