Lenin was able to make the aspirations of the patriotic revolutionary democratic intelligentsia into reality, said the leader of the “Essence of Time” movement, Sergey Kurginyan, on 19 April during the TV show “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” on the Russia-1 TV channel.
According to Sergey Kurginyan, a division in Russian society between the revolutionary democratic intelligentsia and the government after the Balkan wars reinvigorated the dream of the Russian revolutionary intelligentsia for a great Russia, “Because that intelligentsia said,‘Well, you have failed! And then you failed again in the war against Japan; you cannot even defeat the Japanese… Then we will go another way!’ It became clear that the patriotic revolutionary intelligentsia was dreaming about the second top position in the world instead of the fifth.” Kurginyan emphasized the severity of the situation that was forming in the pre-revolutionary Russia, “In the 1880s we had terrific growth; but by 1900, we had a collapse followed by a more slowing, ending up with a stable 5% of the world GDP.”
The existing model of state allowed a stable level of 5% of the gross world product, and the country began to fall behind in per capita income, Kurginyan explained, “And Lenin felt that. It would be strange to believe that this nobleman with an acute sense of “Russianness” (which is in no way mutually exclusive with seeing global problems) did not desire a higher global position for Russia. Even when the socialist-revolutionary party raised a revolt, he sent troops and resources to build power plants! He was a man with very powerful dreams who indeed founded a state which later became the second superpower, which means it became sovereign; it won the war.”
Earlier during the program, Kurginyan said that, in the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary circumstances, Lenin was the only one who could comprehend the situation in its entirety, sometimes even without knowing the details, and that he was the genius who successfully pushed for the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency