BEING VERSUS CONSCIOUSNESS. ANT DEVELOPMENT MANAGING PARTNER GUVEN DUNDAR ON VICTORY PARK RESIDENCE IN A PERSONAL COLUMN FOR FORBES
Does being determine consciousness? Yes and no. One of the key philosophical issues has a special weight in the post-Soviet space. Following the perestroika of the 1980s, a restructuring of national self-consciousness and - most important of all - thinking began. Around there are the ruins of a 70-year period, which brutally uprooted the old traditions, and those new ones that we're able to gain a foothold, today seem to be an atavism. In addition to the busts of Marx and Lenin, they took into the future whole baggage of habits and attitudes that have ingrained in the mentality of an entire country. The old way of life is gone - a new one has come, but internal changes do not happen so quickly.