Kurginyan: Our elite still lacks understanding of how the West perceives us

12.10.2017, Russia.

The Western elite’s consensus is a belief that Russia, i.e. the USSR, lost the Cold War and signed a capitulation, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, politician and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan said on October 11 at the conference “Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why”, the Rossa Primavera Information Agency reports.

“The trauma of our matrix lies in our persistent lack of understanding of how the West perceives us. We ourselves hardly have any idea how we should perceive it; I mean our elite. And we keep taking offense at the fact that it does not love us,” this is how the leader of the Essence of Time movement characterized the problem of the Russian elite’s perception of the West today. Sergey Kurginyan stressed that “a firm, absolutely axiomatic, and obvious point of view that Russia, i.e. the Soviet Union, lost the Cold War” is entrenched in the Western political elite.

Any speculations about democratization are empty, as no one in the West takes them seriously, Sergey Kurginyan believes.

In view of the outlined assertion, the West perceives Crimea’s reintegration into Russia and the war in Donbass as an attempt to revise the outcome of the Cold War. “World War III, the Cold War, was lost, the results of which were sealed with our capitulation. Therefore, the entire Western elite community views the Crimean events followed by what is transpiring in Donbass as an attempt to revise the defeat in the Cold War,” the political scientist said.

In 2014, the US, the EU, and other countries that joined them imposed sanctions on Russia after Crimea’s reintegration with Russia and the beginning of the civil war in Ukraine.

On October 11 in Moscow, a research and practical conference entitled “Ukrainism: who constructed it and why” began. It was organized by the Essence of Time movement and the Experimental Creative Centre International Public Foundation. At the conference, a multi-authored monograph of the same title was presented; Sergey Kurginyan spoke about its content. “We are studying Ukrainism, not Ukraine. Our subject is Ukrainism as a construct. The creation of this construct, its characteristics, its consecutive transformation, its implementation, and finally its outlook―this is the focus of our study, which is thus fundamentally different from a normal historical or sociological study of a normal Ukraine,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement said.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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