The contradictions between Russia’s pro-Western path and West’s hatred for Russia can only be overcome by recognizing that the idea of uniting with the West was a mistake, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on February 5 on The Topic program on the Union channel of Donetsk.
The authorities have already prioritized the protection of traditional values in Russia, and they have banned equating Communism to Nazism, which the West promotes. The authorities have also amended the Constitution to strengthen the country’s sovereignty. “All this suggests that we are not only unable, but also unwilling (to become part of the West ― Rossa Primavera News Agency),” Sergey Kurginyan said.
“However, huge pro-Western groups remain, and they are entrenched in our elite. They have support, and they have their own interests, their past, which came not out of nowhere, but from a certain concept, which has not been strategically repealed de jure,” the political scientist indicated.
The President of Russia sent a strong message when he said that Communism must not be equalized to Nazism; as for becoming part of the West, no such message has been made. “The national leader has not made any statement saying that it was a mistake, that we can never become its part, that it is an alien civilization of perversion, destruction of the family, destruction of religious values, etc.,” the leader of Essence of Time explained.
The public has not received such a message from Vladimir Putin, while very powerful pro-Western groups in the political elite still exist. “This is not just a heritage of the Gorbachev and Yeltsin period, although even this would be enough. This is a much wider circle of people,” Sergey Kurginyan explained.
According to the political scientist, contradictions appear inside Russia, “On the one hand, this enemy we are facing is terrible, but no one calls it the enemy; instead, it is called a partner that offends us, and does things we do not like. On the other hand, our policy leads us there.”
Russia maintains a hybrid policy of attempts to become part of the West, while the West rejects Russia.
“This policy is grossly inconsistent. Because, on the one hand, we want to end up there for good, light, and truth. On the other hand, this ‘good, light, and truth’ commits libel against us, saying we are bad. But we are good. This dubious path reflects the swinging of the balance between the pro-Western and anti-Western elite,” the expert stressed.
In 2020, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin proposed amendments to the Constitution to strengthen the sovereignty of the state. The same year, Putin said that equating Communism to Nazism cannot be accepted, and he condemned the Munich Betrayal of 1938.
At the same time, in 2019 the President of Russia and the President of France agreed on their vision of European borders stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency