The belief is the life-breath

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Vladimir Ya. Linkov

Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Chair of History of Russian Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Section: History of Journalism

General research problems in this article are L. N. Tolstoy's complete outlook, hid spiritual searches and findings of new belief. The author of article analyzes fiction and religious-philosophical works of the great writer, thinker and publicist, and especially his "Confession" (1882), which is, according to the author of research, «extraordinary important document of an epoch, literature and biography of the writer». In this article it is convincingly shown, that occurrence of Tolstoy's "Confession" in the Russian literature of a XIX-th century was very organic. In the article the material is stated conceptually, so it analyzes the important problems of L.N.Tolstoy's works in a modern way and gives the opportunity to the further research of his art, philosophical and publicistic heritage.

Keywords: belief, power, life, unbelief, Lev Tolstoy