Kurginyan: The Russian army spent a long time being marginalized

17.11.2022, Moscow.

In the post-Soviet Russian society, the army found itself marginalized, said philosopher, analyst and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 13 on the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov program on the Russia One channel.

Post-Soviet Russia was strongly Western-oriented. People loved Americans, imitated them, oriented to them, learned everything from them, Kurginyan noted. In this kind of a Western-oriented society, the army’s place was on the margins.

It [the army] accommodated those who failed to become promoters, bandits, bureaucrats, or businessmen. Processes of obviously negative selection took place there as in the society on the whole. Perhaps, there were slower, but they took place in the same manner, the analyst explained.

He noted that no one was preparing for a major war in that situation,

Since 1998, the very doctrine of a potential major conventional war was rejected. Serdyukov buried it forever. His advisors directly said at the Security Council that we would either have local conflicts, or a major nuclear war would happen right off the bat, Sergey Kurginyan explained.

The rejection of this doctrine had profound consequences. The political scientist explained that one of the consequences was that “our military command and control potential was disabled in everything related, for example, to joint force coordination. According to Kurginyan, this discipline suddenly was moved to the margins despite the fact that it is essential in a major war.

Today, a major conventional war has been forced to Russia, which remains out of military philosophy for decades.

Sergey Kurginyan also noted that problems with the Russian military equipment appeared due to the same reasons.

A remarkable thing happened to the equipment: single items of Ratnik 3+ and even more advanced weapons, an exoskeleton, all this existed for small units, which were supposed to master them. Individual drones, combat pads etc. – all this existed and it was exhibited to enjoy various glamorous military events. But this did not exist en masse, and it was never supposed to, he explained.

The political scientist noted that, according to the changed of the military doctrine, only limited contingents should be formed, and only them could be very well equipped.

This entailed everything that resulted from things like that. If there is no major conventional war, okay, we have an expeditionary force. Our expeditionary force will defeat anyone with its left or right hand. So, what have we got? What have we got in fact? Sergey Kurginyan explained.

Describing the situation in the Russian army today, the analyst told that he personally knows people who came to the military services from poor families “through sport companies, GRU special forces units, and then they proceeded to the Frunze Academy, the General Staff Academy, and then a philosophy department, and they wrote books, and they defended dissertations.”

He noted that these friends of his, despite their skills, were thrown out of the army, and their standards of living were far from perfect before that.

We still have a society in which the army’s place is on its margins. Therefore, we have to change the society, to promote the army, to make huge work to change Russia and all its components, and to win through this work. Because we must not lose!” he stressed.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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