Russia lost many positions when the Soviet Union collapsed, and now it will have to stand in confrontation with the West in a much worse situation than it was in the USSR, said philosopher, analyst, and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on the air of the Conversation with a Sage program on Radio Zvezda, broadcasted on the YouTube channel on February 10.
Kurginyan noted that the economy of the Russian Empire was on the fifth or sixth place in the world.
“The Russian Empire was always in a situation where it alone could not resist the Western world,” the political scientist added.
Kurginyan gave the example of the war with Japan, which Russia lost. He also recalled the Crimean War, in which, despite the heroism of Russian troops, disgraceful failures occurred.
At the same time, the political scientist pointed out that during World War I Russia did not act alone. It had Entente allies – France, Britain, the United States, which were then the main advanced countries of the industrialized world.
“Every time we found ourselves on the fifth or sixth place, we had questions: how, in fact, are we going to compete with these first places? We had to move from fifth or sixth place to at least second,” Kurginyan stressed.
He noted that the Soviet Union made such a transition, albeit at a cost. The Soviet Union was the only country that managed to make this leap in practically a decade.
“And no one in the world has ever done anything like this. By the way, it was called the Russian miracle, not Soviet, but Russian, because everyone understood: ‘Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics, Great Russia has welded forever to stand.’” the political scientist stressed.
Kurginyan noted that the transition from fifth or sixth place to second place allowed the country to survive the Great Patriotic War. However, he noted that today Russia has fallen back, that it has lost many positions due to the collapse of the USSR.
“We lost the higher productive forces, we lost the population, we lost the demographics, we lost a colossal territory, and we lost the image of ourselves,” Kurginyan explained.
As a result, Russia ended up in a much worse situation than in the Soviet period. Nevertheless, even in this situation, it will have to withstand the confrontation with the West.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency