La visión de Rusia y de España en la obra La eslavidad y el mundo del futuro de Ľudovít Štúr (1815–1856)
The vision of Russia and Spain in Slavdom and the World of the Future of Ľudovít Štúr.
In his work Slovanstvo a svet budúcnosti (Slavdom and the World of the Future) Ľudovít Štúr reflects on the past, present, and future of the peoples of Europe. As the Western world has, as he sees it, exhausted its role in history, it is the Eastern world that now plays a major part in the spiritual renewal of mankind. This basic idea colours Ľudovít Štúr’s view on Spain and Russia: while Spain represents the jaded, decadent Western world, Russia is an example of an ideal future society. This by far too negative consideration of Spain is in sharp contrast with a less than objective idealization of Russia.