Kurginyan: Russia is the world’s last oasis of ideal-mindedness

03.11.2018, Moscow.

The Russians in the 21st century are at the cutting edge of defending humanism against the postmodernist civilization of the unchained Id, said political scientist, leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 1 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program.

One of Sergey Kurginyan’s arguments in support this statement was the way young people react to complexity:

 “I know very well that if I attend any festival, be it Avignon, Edinburgh etc., I know what would happen there. I would show a performance, then the audience would stay for 10 minutes or so and applaud for a while, two journalists would ask their questions, and then they will leave. Here, young people keep standing until two in the morning to argue over the descent of the Holy Spirit, about communism, and about who knows what else.”

The political scientist believes that a burning youth has not preserved in Europe in the form it has in Russia.

 “Look what happened to it. There was a civilization of Modernity, progress, very strict moral norms, and condemnation of Sodom and Gomorrah. Then it inverted and became a civilization of Sodom and Gomorrah, a civilization of immorality, a civilization of so-called tolerance, a civilization of the Golden Calf. But it used to be different.”

Kurginyan also noted that Russians’ ideal-mindedness stems from Russian Orthodox Christianity.

 “It [ideal-mindedness] evolved from the fact that in the Orthodox Christianity, in contrast to other religions (and religions is something that forms one’s soul and identity), there was no Purgatory. It evolved from the dispute over the nature of the Holy Spirit, it evolved from the spiritual commonality. Therefore, it would be wrong to say that Protestant peoples, who believe that the world was abandoned by the God, and  that one has to fight through alone, and Russians who always want to live united, have the same way of life. These are absolutely different worlds. And they are beautiful in their difference.”

On November 1 in Moscow, Twenty Five Years on the Way to Public Dialogue and Civilizational Development of Russia Forum took place. The event was held by the World Russian People’s Council (WRPC). At the opening ceremony in Kremlin, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, the Chairman of the WRPC, noted that the crisis in the relations between peoples and states today results from the decay of morality and the rejection of traditional values.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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