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Khrenov Nikolai Andreevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Deputy research Director 
of State Institute of Art Studies.
Media crisis in the context of cultural crisis 
Abstract: The article reviews the situation of general crisis in the contemporary culture through the example of Russian media system and its growing problems. The author believes that contemporary media obviously represent the principles of Modern (in Habermas’s sense) which are opposed to culture in its traditional understanding and deny its traditional values. And that’s what underlies the crisis of culture, gradually evolving over more than two centuries.
Key words: media, media renaissance, media crisis, media language, simulacrum, myth, power, society, culture, identity, Internet, television, information, interaction, demythologization, public opinion, modern, challenge. 
[1] The article is written on the basis of a paper presented at Russian-German Round Table "Media and Society" in the framework of the Russian-German Dialogue "Humanitarian knowledge and Civil Society", organized by the Ruhr University in Bochum and the Institute for the Study of Russian and Soviet culture after Y.M . Lotman (Germany, February 2, 2013);
[2] From the Editors // Otechestvennye Zapiski, 2003. N 4, p. 7.
[3] The History of Russian Media. 1989 – 2011. Moscow: “Afisha” Company, 2011, p. 216.
[4] The History of Russian Media, p. 216
[5] The History of Russian Media, p. 73
[6] The History of Russian Media, p. 32
[7] Volkov A.G. On Actual Problems of Mass Effect and Mass Media // The Object of Semiotics. Theoretical and Practical Problems of Media’s Interaction. Moscow: Moscow State University, 1975. P. 12 
[8] Akhiezer A.S. Russia: The Criticism of Historical Experience. Vol.1 From the Past to the Future. Novosibirsk: Sibirsky Khronograf, 1997. P. 71. 
[9] Paperny V.Z. Culture Two. Moscow: New Literary Observer, 1996. 
[10] The History of Russian Media, p. 35
[11] The History of Russian Media, p. 46
[12] The History of Russian Media, p. 46
[13] Kurennoy V.A. Mass Media: Medium in a Search of Teleo // Otechestvennye Zapiski, 2003. N 4. P. 11. 
[14] Tarde G. The Public and The Crowd. Moscow: Mamontov Press, 1902. P. 121.
[15] Luhmann N. The Reality of Mass Media. Moscow: Praxis, 2005. P. 189.
[16] Luhmann N. Ibid. P. 38.
[17] Luhmann N. Ibid. P. 38.
[18] Habermas J. The Philosophical discourse of Modernity. Moscow: Ves Mir, 2003. 
[19] Paperny V.Z. Another “Culture-2” is at the door. But this time it has Facebook // Novaya Gazeta. 30.01.2013. N. 10
[20] The History of Russian Media, p. 136
[21] The History of Russian Media, p. 136
[22] The History of Russian Media, p. 289
[23] Berdyaev N.A. Russia’s Fate. Thoughts about the psychology of war and nationality. Moscow: Leman and Sakharov Press, 1918. P. 71. 
[24] Berdyaev N.A. Ibid. P. 71
[25] Fedotov G.P. Letters about Russian Culture // Fedotov G.P. The Fate and Sins of Russia. Selected articles on philosophy of Russian history and culture, vol. 2. St. Petersburg: Sophia, 1992. P. 163. 
[26] Reinhold G. The Clever Crowd: New Social Revolution. Moscow: Fire-Press, 2006. P. 16. 


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