Kurginyan explains why President Putin placed his bet on Prigozhin

12.09.2023, Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin placed his bet on the former head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, because he was an anti-establishment figure in his essence, said political scientist, philosopher, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on September 5 in the new issue of his original broadcast Destiny.

Kurginyan emphasized that the subject of his professional interest as an analyst was “Putin’s speech – the most important thing that happened during ‘Prigozhin’s excess’ [mutiny].

You have to be clueless about psychology <…> not to see that Putin’s reaction is cold and completely embittered, that he perceives what happened as an incredible betrayal, that he is worried about what is happening, and what’s even worse, he understands that he has made a mistake that is difficult to cope with – a psychological mistake. He created Prigozhin. There is no Prigozhin, there is Putin, who noticed that man, Kurginyan is convinced.

According to the expert, Prigozhin was a very talented organizer. He was courageous to the point of desperation, capable of open interaction with subordinates, a natural born informal leader. “A person who is against the system in his essence, that is – alive, real.

Putin “saw all this and did something that is very difficult to do – he gambled on it,” believes the analyst. Prigozhin received “incredible power and huge financial support from Putin. And Putin got the result.

Then it turned out that all this was moving along the path of self-promotion with certain acts that began to seriously offend the warring people. They were asking why do you have to gather the bodies of the fallen soldiers in one place, film them, and show it to the public? It became an endless public spectacle. You have a line of communication with Putin, right? Well, prove to him that such and such minister is bad, that a certain chief of the General Staff is not good – but somewhere on the sidelines, in the office, quietly. Provide reasons, strive for it, or if you can’t – fulfill your duty and serve, Sergey Kurginyan commented.

He recalled that military commanders such as Marshalls Zhukov and Rokossovsky, for example, “were not on the best terms.

So what, was everyone throwing mud at each other in the Pravda newspaper in front of Comrade Stalin for everyone to see? – said the analyst, adding another example – the “deadly clash between Prince Caesar Fyodor Romodanovsky and the associate and favorite of Peter I, Generalissimo Alexander Menshikov.

“And what? Did they go to the Front Place on Red Square and vilify each other? – Kurginyan says, emphasizing that, while sorting things out with each other, they “were engaged in closed-door politics.

Open conflict of this type is a violation of the main property of a serious war. This is frivolous, and in an existential war frivolity is not permissible. This is how you can sort things out when there are some business issues, or if it is taking place somewhere in Africa, but not in an existential war, the analyst emphasized.

But the president, according to Kurginyan, continued to bet upon Prigozhin. Because Putin “had a sincere intention to try to contrapose something more vibrant against the system’s excessively decrepit state, to breathe a new life into it, to create more dynamics in the internal situation.

But the system did not remain indebted.

What would you do if you were such a system and you had to discredit a competitor? You would encourage a rebellion. That’s it! Well, that’s how it was done, the analyst concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency