Believers" (dobrovertsy) reject all systems of good which existed before,
such as Christianity, Buddhism, Marxism, and Liberalism. Good which is arranged
as a system has brought the greatest evil to humanity. They believe that
all parties, unions and organizations which were founded to serve good ended
up serving evil. Genuine good can be only nonsystematic, random, or arbitrary.
of the factions, the so-called "anonymous helpers" (pomozhentsy),
assists others while remaining unknown to give people the opportunity to
decline their help. Good must be combined with full freedom. Good Believers
hold that full freedom is a special Russian path to sanctity because in
the West, capitalism embraces not only material but spiritual and religious
attitudes. Westerners believe in the rewards of the afterlife, so their
good deeds are investments which reap dividends later on. The Russian man
has accumulated no goods either in the worldly or in the transcendental
life and thus does good only for its own sake.
above is from NEW
a book by Mikhail