Ukrainism is a construct which has been impressed into people’s minds for centuries, 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”, a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera Information Agency reports.
“We see that something is raging, but we keep failing to understand the status of what is raging,” Sergey Kurginyan said, adding that the phenomenon is not limited to individual vandals and radicals.
“We want to demonstrate that Ukrainism is a project, a construct, which has been impressed into people’s minds for centuries,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement said. “Real Ukrainian history is one thing, but Ukrainism is quite another,” Sergey Kurginyan added.
The purpose of Ukrainism is to completely break any connections with Russia, the political scientist said, directing attention to the intensity of the phenomenon. “This is a fierce hatred,” Kurginyan stressed. He explained that the primary enemy of Ukrainism, which must not be confused with the Ukrainian people, are Russians. “Not only has this force taken power, but it is capturing minds as well… In fact, what we are facing is an extremely cruel, highly concentrated and powerful [force]. A war against us is being prepared,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement said.
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