The Great October Socialist Revolution saved the country from total collapse and disintegration, political scientist Sergey Kurginyan, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, said on October 26 at the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV show on the air of the Russian Channel 1.
The political scientist recalled that the February Revolution marked the collapse of the Russian Empire followed by many months of troubled times that nearly plunged the country into permanent non-existence. “The disaster of February happened, everything began to break down, and this collapse would have been total had not the Bolsheviks come,” he said.
Sergey Kurginyan cited Lieutenant General Anton Denikin [a leading general of the anti-Bolshevik White movement in the Russian Civil War ― translator’s note] who recognized that the Bolsheviks, despite their small number, had no equals when it came to state-building in 1917. “It turned out that there was a group of, say, 30,000 or 50,000 people who were extremely passionate, sufficiently educated, and most importantly, according to Denikin, it had a dream, and it could relentlessly remove any obstacles in the way of making this dream a reality. This is why this group rescued everything from the grasp of total collapse and disintegration”.
The political scientist explained that, in this sense, October was not a revolution, but rather a post-catastrophic reintegration. “This is what is called ‘falling on an attractor’,” he explained.
It is this rescue that kindled hope for “a new social, spiritual future” in the whole world. “A great flame of a colossal historical hope blazed; therefore, it is not serious to say today that it was ‘an event of minor importance’. The Great October and the ‘Ten Days that Shook the World’ changed it [the world ― Rossa Primavera Information Agency] in the most fundamental way,” Kurginyan concluded.