John D. Basil, Alexander Kireev: turn-of-the-century Slavophile and the Russian Orthodox Church, 1890-1910.
Alexander Kireev was an active Neo-slavophile in Russian Orthodox Church politics throughout his public career, which spanned the time between 1870 and 1910. The princi pal points of what he called his Weltanschauung included (a) the need for a holy and indissoluble link among church, state and the people of Russia (b) the belief that special gifts had been granted to Slavic peoples, and (c) the conviction that the basis of Western Christianity was weak. He rejected parliamentary and democratic рпх-edurcs as unsuited for Russia, but favored a version of ecumenical theology. His views are still popular with some Russians.
During his lifetime, Russian liberals criticized him as a reactionary, while conservatives criticized him for converting tradition into an ideology. Kireev died in 1910. His letters were published in two volumes in St. Petersburg in 1912.