Common traditions and language and a lack of serious conflicts allow the countries of the former USSR to unite more closely than the European Union, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time social and political movement Sergey Kurginyan said on September 5 on the Right to Know! TV program on the TVTs channel.
Kurginyan believes that Russia today must acknowledge the independence of the former republics of the USSR. “Today we say to all the peoples of the former Soviet Union: at this current stage, your national sovereignty is sacred to us.”
However, defending this sovereignty against enemies abroad requires the countries of the former USSR to unite based on their economic interests and then in a more profound cooperation, the political scientist believes. “It (sovereignty ― Rossa Primavera News Agency) is sacred, but you will understand yourselves that defending this sovereignty against its enemies, in Belarus or elsewhere, requires your cooperation, and that this cooperation will follow the European model, from a Coal and Steel Community, to further steps, and then to a much closer cooperation,” he noted.
The leader of Essence of Time explained that a deep unification of the former Soviet republics will benefit from common traditions and language as well as lack of any conflicts with Russia. “Unlike Europe, we have a common language and some real common traditions. None of the republics that were part of the USSR has a conflict with Russia like the one between Germany and France or the one in the Balkans.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency