Kurginyan: Russia did not simply want to integrate into the West, it paid the price

02.01.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

Putin’s admission that Russia sought to integrate into the West reveals the scope of all the transformations the late Soviet and Russian elite made to this end, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in a new issue of the Destiny program published on December 30 on the movement’s YouTube channel.

Kurginyan reminded about the address of President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Panel of the Defense Ministry on December 21, in which Putin confirmed the direct involvement of the late Soviet elite in the disintegration of the USSR. The authorities said that they wanted to become part of the Western civilization very much, they considered that to be very important, and they did their best to ensure this integration, the political scientist indicated.

At the same Panel, Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu spoke about army re-organization plans, i.e. the formation of new divisions and the upgrade of certain existing brigades to divisions. The reduction of the army in the period of defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the withdrawal to the initial positions only in the end of 2022 suggests that major mistakes were made previously, the analyst noted.

…This means that you made a major mistake, right? There was something you underestimated, a bitter major misunderstanding took place, Kurginyan explained. He believes that Serdyukov’s optimization and the reverse re-organization in Shoigu’s period will together require serious resources – in materials, organization, and time.

The interpretation that Russia dreamed to become part of the Western civilization and then it just failed to do so is far from giving a comprehensive account of the tragedy that took place over the 30 years after 1991, the political scientist noted. “We need a more detailed interpretation. In other words, we must ask ourselves what our price was and how we paid it for standing at the main entrance to the Western civilization for a while. Were we just standing in front of that entrance? But this was not the case,” he added.

The Soviet Union, and later the Russian Federation, were standing at the door to the Western civilization, but their essential condition prevented them from entering this door. Then the elite decided to transform Russia’s essence by cutting off “unnecessary” parts to ensure that it can pass through the door, the philosopher explained.

Certain price was paid for this standing [at the door to the Western civilization]. And this price is essentially what was cut off, or ‘optimized,’” Kurginyan concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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