Kurginyan explains why the Soviet experience must not be followed blindly

05.04.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

We should not blindly follow our Soviet experience, for starters, because it failed; however, but a certain model, which would be neither Eastern nor Western, could probably be built based on a synthesis of various things, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in an interview to the BelTA Belarusian channel published on March 23.

The political scientist noted that the most reasonable neo-Sovietism in the territory of the former USSR is what Belarus has implemented. “A really tiny model” was implemented in Transdniestria.

And in terms of historiosophy and, I dare say, metaphysics, and definitely geopolitics, these are extremely interesting experiments, which are apparently not properly comprehended philosophically as some new models of the future even by those who are actually fighting for these achievements, Kurginyan said.

The philosopher stressed that the Soviet heritage should be considered as a factor of the future, it should be cautiously studied and treasured the way the West treasures its heritage through the Heritage Foundation.

Kurginyan warned against any uncritical emulation of the Soviet experience. Previous patterns must never be emulated in such cases, at least because they failed. The Soviet elite was a part of the ambiguous Soviet experience. “With all my vast knowledge about the Soviet elite, I am definitely not the one who believes that all that should be repeated, the expert stressed.

Russia needs a synthesis of what it used to have and what it has now, the analyst believes. Based on this synthesis, “a new model should be built, which will be neither Eastern nor Western,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement noted.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency