Kurginyan: Putin’s decision to begin the special military operation was astounding

02.03.2023, Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to begin the special military operation in Ukraine was astounding; moreover, it could not have been made without existential motives, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on February 18 on the Right to Know program on the TVC channel.

The fact that Putin chose to make such a turn astounded me completely. Totally. I do not believe it could have no inner existential motives, and to me this is quite equivalent to [the transformation from] Saul to Paul, i.e. an inner enlightenment, an existential change, something that cannot be interpreted in a political language, the political scientist said.

According to Kurginyan, he was confident that Putin’s Russia would continue its previous policy, i.e. the one of “a country that is gradually decaying, dubiously secure, lulled asleep by the authorities”.

After he [Putin] did this, many things became clear to me, and many things remained unclear. It is clear to me that this was done with a strong stake on ‘this wonderful country,’ which is dubious to me, although I love it because it is Russian in any event, but to me everything that has been happening to it is dubious. And for Putin it is the country that he loves and that he has been building with great inner care and passion. And he is now trying to win the Ukrainian conflict with this country, Kurginyan noted.

The political scientist stressed that the achievements of the Russian army in the Ukrainian fronts are beyond any doubt today, as the Russians are fighting heroically, “they are taking village after village and building after building.” The retreats near Kharkov and in Kherson region have been stopped.

However, the Russian society responded to the special military operation at the level of action – our army receives huge humanitarian aid from the population, and various strata of the public are saying “everything for the front, everything for the victory.” Kurginyan also mentioned the achievements of the Russian foreign policy that prevented a drop of oil prices. Russia has also avoided total isolation on the globe, in contrast to collective West’s expectations.

Nevertheless, the political scientist believes that the country that was being build over 30 years cannot strategically withstand the Ukrainian conflict.

This is a fundamental, existential, strategic conflict, which the USA calls – I want to be heard – ‘a perpetual war.’ In this conflict, the country we have built cannot stand, Kurginyan said.

In order to win, Russia has to change, and it is already changing its essence, the leader of the Essence of Time movement believes.

The point is what dominates, this half-asleep condition, with hopes that ‘everything must be as before,’ or the instinct for self-preservation. When will it awaken in full? I feel it is awakening, but I think it is not to its full extent,” Sergey Kurginyan concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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