Kurginyan: The collapse of the USSR cannot be reduced solely to a geopolitical catastrophe

04.08.2023, Moscow.

The collapse of the USSR cannot be reduced solely to a geopolitical catastrophe, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, philosopher and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan said on July 25 in a new issue of his original broadcast Destiny.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin rightfully called this (the collapse of the USSR – Rossa Primavera News Agency) a ‘geopolitical catastrophe.’ But this definition, which at least bears a charge of negative attitude to what happened, is necessary but not sufficient, Kurginyan said.

In his opinion, this catastrophe cannot be reduced to the notion that “a geopolitical body was simply cut into pieces like a sausage. He noted that new processes began in each piece, e.g. de-Russification, and not only it.

New identities emerge there; as there cannot be any actual identities, these identities emerge on a surrogate basis, and they become part of some exalted madness, which is most often anti-Russian. This is what we see everywhere. Everywhere!” Kurginyan said.

He stressed that certain persons further begin to push these natural processes towards certain directions.

This is where the processes in Ukraine and in other former Union republics come from.

According to the political scientist, what is now taking place in Ukraine is very important because this is what the global destiny and Russia’s destiny depend on. He noted that every building that the Russian army takes, every attack it repels are international events, and they should be discussed. But the background of the conflict should be discussed, too, the analyst stressed.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the collapse of the USSR “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century” back in April 2005 in his address to the Federal Assembly. He said that tens of millions compatriots found themselves outside their country, which was a real drama for the Russian people.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency