Vladimir Putin's speech at the Munich Conference in 2007
(сс) Cherie A. Thurlby
President of Russia Vladimir Putin said no to the West back in mid 2000s, after it became clear that the Russian Federation had to be partitioned to be accepted to Europe, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on June 20 on his broadcast Destiny published on the movement’s YouTube channel.
“This took place precisely when high-ranking guests visited the Russian Federation to say ‘yes, we promised you that you would become part of NATO and Europe as a component of our unity, but you know, you are too big, you have too many nuclear weapons, so you have to disarm first, then partition, and then we will be integrating one part after another’,” Kurginyan said.
According to the political scientist, certain part of the security services community and the Russian elite oriented towards the ex-director of the Fifth Directorate of the KGB of the USSR Filipp Bobkov then said yes to the partitioning of Russia.
However, a major part of the Russian elite, which was generally moving the country towards integration with the West, refused to seek it through the nuclear disarmament and partitioning of the country. Vladimir Putin became the leader of this group.“Everything we are experiencing today is part of that ‘no,’” Kurginyan notes. “Because after that, a rebuff was offered to the Georgian expansion to South Ossetia, then South Ossetia and Abkhazia were recognized… all these events in Crimea and in Donbass happened, and now we have what we have.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency