Russians will appreciate thinking instead of acting



Ivan Goncharov : writer
Russian national character and habits as contemplation and deep thinking, searching for meaning, but without action, movement and attempts to achieve any goal or even have one have remained unchanged and it could stay the same.
There is no direct prediction in the novel, but the novel itself is considered to be of great prophetic value in terms of describing and explaining Russia, "Russian soul" and national character and has been relevant for more than 100 years.
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Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, L. S. Geĭro, and Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. 1987. Oblomov: roman v chetyrekh chasti︠a︡kh. Leningrad: "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie.