Evening in Ukraine by Arkhip Kuindzhi, 1878.
The only reason why the Bolsheviks could draw Ukraine back to Russia after the collapse of the Russian Empire was their correct understanding of the nationalist trends that had arisen there, analyst, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on July 15 on the air of the Union TV channel.
Sergey Kurginyan commented Vladimir Putin’s statement from his article “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians” that the Bolsheviks created a separate Ukraine. The political scientist stressed that Bolsheviks’ policy of forming Ukraine as a national republic was solely based on their desire to gather the lands of the Russian Empire back.
“The statement that the Bolsheviks created Ukraine is certainly correct; however, the Bolsheviks had no other options, because the Russian Empire had disintegrated, and there was only one way to draw Ukraine back after powerful nationalist sentiments had arisen there,” the political scientist explained.
Speaking about the Soviet “localization policy”, which took the form of “Ukrainization” in Ukraine, Kurginyan stressed that “Bolsheviks needed all this to gather the state one way or another.”
The time bomb, that the Russian president mentioned, in the form of a federative organization allowing for the republics to leave the USSR, according to Kurginyan, deserves an individual discussion, as well as the destruction of the Communist Party, which had held the USSR together as one state.
According to the law “On the procedure for resolving issues associated with a union republic’s exit from the USSR” of April 3, 1990, the republics could only make such a decision after a referendum in each of the republics’ autonomous regions, with a long-term transition period and many restrictions affecting both military and financial-economic issues around the union-owned assets, facilities, and organizations.
On December 8, 1991 in Belarus, Boris Yeltsin, Stanislav Shushkevich, and Leonid Kravchuk signed the Belovezhye Accords, which dissolved the USSR and established the Commonwealth of Independent States, in violation of Soviet law.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency