Kurginyan: Yeltsin lost legitimacy and the people lost hope after the shelling of the Parliament

22.10.2021, Moscow.

Yeltsin’s authority, having shelled the Russian Parliament with tanks in 1993, lost legitimacy, which had terrible consequences for Russia, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in his article “Ends and means. To the 28th anniversary of the shelling of the House of the Soviets” published on October 8 in the Essence of Time newspaper.

The political scientist noted that the organizers and participants of the shelling of Parliament in Moscow actively accused the Soviet system of “totalitarianism,” disregard of the law, and using improper means to reach its goals during the perestroika period.

“And then it turned out that those who slandered the [Soviet] system themselves acknowledged disregard of the law and nihilism, alleging they offered ‘salvation from Sovietism’ as an excuse,” Kurginyan said.

According to the expert, the Yeltsin regime, which rejected the Constitution and dared to demonstatively shell the supreme national authority, immediately lost all legitimacy.

The power was seized by “a sort of collective punitive force, which moreover was grossly ineffective,” Kurginyan believes. The loss of legitimacy, on the one hand, resulted in the defeat in Chechnya, and on the other hand it brought “a linguistic transformation, when public conscience strongly associated democracy with ‘shitocracy’ and reforms with blatant robbery.”

The illegitimate authority of the “collective punitive force” resulted in demoralization and total regress, the political scientist stressed. From 1993 until now, there has been and is no hope that a democratic party can be elected.

“The public became frustrated having realized how it was cheated,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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