Kurginyan: The Belavezhye Betrayal predetermined the conflicts on the post-Soviet territory

11.11.2022, Moscow.

All the armed conflicts raging on the post-Soviet territory over the past thirty years are a direct consequence of the destructive Belavezhye Accords, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 7 in an address on the 105th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. A video of the address is available on the movement’s YouTube channel.

The political scientist reminded that, according to the law of the USSR democratically adopted in the end of the era of the Soviet Union, any republics receiving independence were supposed to establish Russian as their second official language. Secondly, exit from the USSR  could only be possible after a referendum in the parts that were willing to stay.

“There would have been no wars if this law had been followed! Why would any wars take place? Eastern Ukraine would have separated as well as southern Ukraine, and certainly Crimea, and some parts of the Baltic States. Transdniestria had already held a referendum. According to the law of the Soviet Union, which had been democratically established and confirmed by the Helsinki law ‘on the inviolability of borders,’ there was no chance to do what the Belavezhye Accords did. Still, this was done,” the political scientist stressed.

The philosopher noted that our bourgeoisie, which “is speculating about how awful the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was,” in fact refuses to condemn the obvious crimes of the Belavezhye betrayal. The leader of the movement indicated that a memorial of this humiliating milestone in the history of our country, the Yeltsin Center, can still be seen in the center of Sverdlovsk, now Yekaterinburg.

“The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was awful indeed, because the war was ongoing, and everything fell into a catastrophe. What has the bourgeoisie done now? The peace established by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk lasted less than one year, while what is taking place after the Belavezhye betrayal has been lasting over thirty years. Over this period, new generations have formed, and no one prevented these generations from forming in an anti-Russian nationalist, specifically nationalist manner,” Kurginyan concluded.

The Belavezhye Accords, which ended the existence of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, were signed in the Belavezhye Forest on December 8, 1991, by the leaders of three republics: Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Leonid Kravchuk of Ukraine, and Stanislav Shushkevich of Belarus. Based on this document, the operation of the authorities of the Union was terminated, and a new structure, the Commonwealth of Independent States, was established.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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