Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeyevich

Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeyevich

Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeyevich (kənstənˌtēnˈ sergyāˈəvĭch äksäˈkôf), 1817–60, Russian critic and writer, son of Sergei Timofeyevich Aksakov. Like his brother Ivan, he was an ardent Slavophile and strongly idealized the village community as a voluntary association. His literary criticism was devoted mainly to urging writers to seek closer ties with the Orthodox religion and with the peasantry. He wrote O vnutrennem sostoyanii Rossii [on the internal situation of Russia] in 1855.
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