Kurginyan suggests conservatives take a balanced approach to assessing Communism

30.09.2020, Moscow.

The Russian non-communist conservative forces will have to distinguish between bad pseudo-communism and communism, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on September 27 on the air of the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.

The expert stressed that “one cannot condemn communism and fascism at the same time, because communism turned out to be the only force to defeat fascism.”

This means, Kurginyan noted, that one will have to “say that fascists were not that bad, that they were normal reasonable bourgeois European folks.” An example of the transition to this sort of rhetoric, he added, is Ukrainian political scientist Vyacheslav Kovtun, who has already made a statement once that “united Europe was fighting against the Bolshevik scum.”

Otherwise, they will have to admit that, although the Resistance and the Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa ― Rossa Primavera News Agency) played a role, the only force that successfully defended the honor of the anti-fascist movement on a larger scale was communists, Kurginyan said. “And of course, it is the Soviet Union that broke the back of the Nazi beast,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement stressed.

Therefore, Kurginyan believes, the West’s attempt to promote the idea of equating “these two sorts of terror” is incorrect, and it is simply a dysfunctional scheme.

“It is dysfunctional in general, and even more so in our country. Because, as soon as we condemn communists, we curse the the feat of our people in the Great Patriotic War, which, nevertheless, was achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party and personally Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. And then we end up in a black hole, we lose all our historical capital,” the political scientist stressed.

This is why, Kurginyan noted, Russian politicians who do not want to arrive at the rehabilitation of fascism have to develop a more correct approach to distinguishing between bad and good, patriotic and non-patriotic communism.

“It is long past time to do so and to use this is a basis for a dialogue between non-communist conservative forces and pro-communist forces,” the political scientist concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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