Kurginyan: New Russian government doesn’t “smell” of Westernization

21.01.2020, Moscow.

The government that replaced Dmitry Medvedev’s team has no pro-Western orientation, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on January 19 on the air of the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.

Characterizing the recent change of government in the Russian Federation, Sergey Kurginyan noted that Medvedev’s government was “to a certain extent saturated…with the substrate of a certain Westernization.” According to the political scientist, the new government has no such ideological and conceptual “scent.”

To exemplify the clearly pro-Western orientation of Medvedev and his cabinet, Sergey Kurginyan recalled the bombing of Libya in 2011, which became possible due to Russia’s non-interference. According to the political scientist, after Russia allowed these events to happen it became clear that all the Russian “relevant political elite was trembling with rage over this decision on Libya.” “I could not even imagine the extent of tension that appeared around everything regarding the bombing of Libya,” Sergey Kurginyan said.

Now, Russia and the West are going their separate ways, the political scientist believes; “this is clear from the President’s tone that we will shut the mouth of anyone who defames our fathers, and from his judgment of the Polish ambassador.” “Therefore, I think that we should expect a period of measured, reasonable divergence,” Sergey Kurginyan concluded.

On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that authorized a foreign military operation to defend the Libyan population from Gaddafi’s army. Russia abstained from voting, and it did not use its veto power on this resolution.

“Russia did not use (its veto power ― Rossa Primavera News Agency) for one reason: I do not think that this resolution is wrong; moreover, I believe that this resolution is generally consistent with our understanding of what is happening in Libya, although not perfectly; this is why we did not use our veto power, and this was a qualified refusal to veto,” Dmitry Medvedev, then the President of the Russian Federation, said.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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