Kurginyan: Hopes for friendship with the West after the special operation in Ukraine are dangerous for Russia

05.03.2022, Moscow.

The hopes of the Russian elite that the deterioration of relations with the West is of a short-term nature are groundless, the pressure on Russia will be long-term and serious, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on March 1 in his The Meaning of the Game original broadcast, published on the movement’s YouTube channel.

US President Joe Biden said during his State of the Union address that Russia’s current operation in Ukraine is part of the global struggle of “democracies and autocracies,” Kurginyan recalled. According to a number of Western analysts, Biden uses such rhetoric to portray the world as a confrontation between good and evil.

Kurginyan said that given this ideological formulation of US foreign policy Russia faces the problem of “excessive optimism in terms of returning to moderately pleasant relations with the West.”

“This optimism was voiced with the greatest certainty by Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, who is now behaving very decisively and patriotically. But he combines such behavior with the statement that the West will be a little mad and then will love us again,” the political scientist stressed.

It seems rather doubtful to me. And again, I will be very happy if Dmitry Anatolyevich is right. However, some other thing is looming on the horizon,” he added.

According to Kurginyan, the current events do not mean that the West will enter into a war against Russia or do something contrary to its interests.

A number of leaders of Western countries directly stated that they do not plan to conduct hostilities on the side of Ukraine. In particular, Biden himself pointed out that the alternative to tough Western sanctions against Russia because of Ukraine would be World War III.

“Yes, the Western Empire is rotten, cowardice, bogged down in comfort, in internal contradictions… Everything is so,” the analyst continued. He added that it still remains an empire, and it will be able to organize serious pressure within the “Cold War 2.0” scenario. It just cant help but organize it,” he said.

Thus, prominent political figures of the West even before the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine, as well as the beginning of the special operation, talked about how, in particular, the United States could change the course of Russia. For example, former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul in an article for Foreign Affairs back in January 2021, noted the need to use in the framework of the current confrontation methods worked out during the first Cold War, in particular, to work with Russian citizens bypassing the authorities.

According to him, “The new administration should make it easier for Russians to study in and travel to the United States (and urge European allies to do the same). The more U.S. visas the better. Russian university students should be encouraged to come to the United States and perhaps even be granted visa-free travel, provided U.S. counterintelligence agencies can undertake the necessary due diligence to intercept spies.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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