Kurginyan explains what the tragedy of the Russian de-industrialization is

28.04.2023, Moscow.

Everything that happened in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union cannot be compared to the archaization of the African countries, because the de-industrialization in Russia was taking place in a super-industrialized country, said philosopher and political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on April 6 on the program Conversation with a Sage on the Zvezda radio station.

Kurginyan explained that the third-world countries can only develop and catch-up with the Western countries under an authoritarian leadership. Previously, the West supported many authoritarian leaders; however, after it realized that the global periphery, after it accomplishes its catching-up development, would become a threat to the US domination, the West decided to stop the development of the periphery, and it declared authoritarianism its main enemy.

Russia was among the countries where development was stopped. However, in contrast to the African and Middle Eastern countries, Russia used to be a super-industrialized country; therefore, “everything that happened in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union was 10 orders of magnitude more disastrous than what happened in Africa or elsewhere, because there was neither any industrial structure nor Soviet military and other hyper-industrialization in Africa.”

According to Kurginyan, there was no need to destroy industry and science in Africa, it only needed to be “slightly pushed towards a different path” to prevent its development; in Russia, in contrast, “advanced agricultural, industrial, and postindustrial system – everything was destroyed.”

He reminded that as soon as President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that Russia would develop according to the Western pattern, Putin was immediately stigmatized as a monster.

But as soon as there [in Russia] appeared a sign of a vertical structure along with some sort of accumulation of resources or at least protection of our nuclear weapons, we instantly became the enemy! A deadly one. Sovereignty is a deadly enemy. No sovereignties any more. There are gone. The Westphalian system is gone, according to Kissinger, Kurginyan said.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency