Kurginyan tells about complex composition of the Soviet and post-Soviet elite

14.04.2023, Moscow.

The Soviet Union maintained its connections with the pre-revolution system, while the Russian Federation is a complex symbiosis of an “imperial” elite, both Soviet and pre-Soviet, and a new, post-imperial elite, which decide to transform the empire into an ordinary European country, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in an interview to the Metametrica channel published on March 25.

The discussion was about what will be kept from the former system in the new one and what inevitably has to be replaced.

Kurginyan told that quite a number of Soviet elite members were connected with the old, pre-revolution system.

Uncle and godfather of the renowned Soviet foreign minister Andrey Gromyko, who seemed to be the ideal of a Soviet top official, was a major figure of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and abbot of a very “White Guard” monastery in Jerusalem.

How could that happen? How can you imagine anything like that in a Soviet period when [in profiles people wrote] ‘I have no relatives abroad,’ and all connections were controlled? Therefore, this connection was identified, recognized… known, and perhaps used in a variety of ways,” Kurginyan assumed.

Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Suslov, the one who transformed the party’s ideology into a dead and exhausted doctrine, was connected to Old Believer monasteries in his lesser homeland, Khvalynsk region.

Or when my relatives on the maternal side, who belonged to the provincial privileged circles of the Russian Empire, told me that the intelligence of the Nikolay Nikolaevich (tsar’s uncle) left him top join Trotsky, and Nikolay’s intelligence went to Stalin, Kurginyan told.

The late Soviet elite has an absolutely different kind of connections. For example, international banker and financial expert Bruce Rappaport was connected with President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev and President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin.

Who was Bruce Rappaport? An accomplice to the Ceaușescu family, an Israeli pilot who later became a major oil trader. And what other traders do we have? How many of them? What is this system permeated with? Kurginyan wondered.

Most of the contemporary Russian elite has entrenched in the West, because this was encouraged over 30 years.

Everyone was saying, ‘You are the salt of the earth! Bring your money, your families, and everything to the West, let us make friends with it!’ And it all blew up in a second,” Kurginyan said.

If you close your eyes and imagine the scope of this explosion, its rate, its delayed effects… You see, it is a kind of complicated processes of, say, quantum mechanical nature, which is called quantum entanglement, which cannot be easily explained, he added.

Now the question is what all these elites will choose in the current confrontation of Russia with the West.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency