Kurginyan says Russia’s national strategy is inadequate to the reality

02.06.2023, Moscow.

The global situation has changed dramatically after the beginning of the Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine, and it demands an appropriate change in Russia’s national strategy, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, philosopher and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan said on May 26 on the program Conversation with a Sage on the Zvezda radio station.

Has our national strategy changed after the SMO began and our track failed like that? Has our domestic policy track, etc. changed? Have we defined any new political priorities? Do we have an actor to promote all these priorities? Kurginyan said.

He noted that Yeltsin Center still exists, Russia still follows the Bologna System, and pro-Western education still dominates. This problem continues in the Ministry of Defense, too, which over decades has been lacking any preparation for the confrontation with the entire West.

If our strategic track changes, then our defense has to change from X to Y. It has to change its semantics, its symbolism, everything. But it was thrown to the margins as an appendage to the Western track moving towards this wonderful pro-Western direction, the political scientist noted.

Kurginyan pointed out a dangerous situation in the Baltic and the Black seas. He reminded that the Baltic Sea can become NATO’s internal sea. Something similar took place in 1941 when Nazi Germany’s fleet dominated there, and the Soviet Navy switched to land operations.

Will we be able to hold the Baltic region? In the new circumstances? How much money do we need for capacities, ships etc. to hold the Baltic region?” the expert wondered.

In the Black Sea, according to Kurginyan, the situation remains quiet due to the Russian diplomats’ efforts in Turkey, but it can quickly change. Now Turkey’s president is Tayyip Erdoğan, who does not openly confront Russia, but in the elections Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu could win, whose approval numbers are only slightly lower.

The expert also indicated that the situation in Turkey can change under the influence of other forces, e.g. an increasingly popular far-right terrorist organization Grey Wolves. Also, Erdoğan can dramatically change his policy.

On Turkish issues, our strategic communicators are doing a perfect job. They deter Turkey as an aggressor against us, and that is good. <…> What will happen tomorrow? The Turkish fleet is more powerful than our fleet in the Black Sea,” Kurginyan noted.

The political scientist also said that even if we build a new Black Sea Fleet it will not help us hold the Black Sea unless Russia controls Nikolaev, Kherson, and Odessa.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency