Kurginyan: We should remember how the Romanov family with their St. Petersburg ended up

05.04.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

When the Russian authorities oriented Russia to the West, they followed practical considerations, but they forgot that immateriality governs the world, 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.

Immateriality governs the world,” Kurginyan said. “Immateriality drives materialities, and it is irretrievable when it fails,” he stressed.

The Petersburg empire looked westwards, it had nothing messianic, nothing that could explain the meaning of the existence of the huge country. President of Russia Vladimir Putin failed to escape Petersburg’s westernizing effect, too, and he led Russia to the West over many years. In doing so, he followed pragmatic considerations, but pragmatics is not what governs the world.

Also, we should remember how the Romanov family with their Petersburg ended up. I love this city very much, by the way. I love it very much. But it has a specific flaw, which maintains in the post-Soviet period. [The flaw] of this hope for the West, belonging to it, Kurginyan said.

Currently, Russia is turning to the East. This is justified now. However, we should remember the “history of our degradations,” and we should build a self-sufficient state avoiding any excessive dependence from either the West or the East, Kurginyan stressed.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency