Kurginyan: Russia was afraid to support Russians so as not to offend other groups

24.06.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

Russia has always been afraid to support pro-Russian groups in the post-Soviet space so as not to strain other groups who, meanwhile, have always been ready to betray us, political scientist, philosopher, and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on June 9 on the program Conversation with a Sage on Radio Zvezda.

He cited the situation with Transnistria and recalled that at the end of the Soviet era, Moldavia behaved very dubiously, to put it mildly, while Transnistria said, “We held all the referendums. We have fulfilled all the Soviet laws. We want stay in Russia.”

The political scientist has noted that on this matter both the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union Anatoly Lukyanov and the adviser to the President of the USSR Sergey Akhromeyev were of opinion, “We need the whole of Moldavia. Why do we need to support these people now?”

As a result, it turned out that Russia was weakening Transnistria in favor of groups that were ready to betray it at any moment.

He pointed out that in all the territories of the Warsaw Pact events have always developed according to this logic: in Crimea, in Donbass, in Transnistria, in the Baltics, and in Georgia.

“It is clear that Abkhazia loves us: well, let’s start supporting it decisively. Or Ossetia. ‘Ah, no. We’ll offend other groups then.’ The hell with these groups! You have your own groups, so shape them and use them as your basis. And after that, you should use your groups to weaken other groups to the maximum extent possible – and then all the conformists will crawl toward you,” the political scientist stress.

Kurginyan is certain that the logic of “Oh my, we should not support Russians not to offend the brotherly leadership of a Central Asian country” only weakens the position of Russians in the post-Soviet space.

“Russians will always be with you, and pro-Russians are Russians in that sense. Your narrative [an active group of the population – Rossa Primavera News Agency’s comment] will always be with you, what you need is to shape it, invest in it, cultivate it, strengthen it, and then use it to continue working in the next territories. This is a very important principle,” concluded the political scientist.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency