It is obvious that Russia as a multinational and poly-confessional state with a rich history is influenced by religious traditions in its cultural and political life. First of all, we mean the impact of Eastern Orthodoxy and Islam as leading religions that are traditional to Russian history and modernity.
This article will give a concise survey of an important area in which this impact is felt, that is, the educational one. But before turning to this topic, we need to specify and describe certain concepts that are actively used in the official documents and pedagogical life of present-day Russia.
Dmitry Shmonin, Vice-rector for research and Professor of Department of Philosophy at the Russian Christian Academy for Humanities (St. Petersburg), Professor of history of Patristics and Scholasticism, history and philosophy of education at the St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy.