Kurginyan points to the phenomenon of how Russia destroyed its own productive forces

08.07.2024, Moscow.

No country on the globe other than Russia of 1990s ever destroyed its own productive forces, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, philosopher and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan said on June 4 in an interview to program Metametrika.

No country on the globe throughout the entire existence of human civilization ever destroyed its own highest productive forces. This was done only once, under Yeltsin. And the consequences will last a hundred years,” Kurginyan said.

According to him, the situation cannot be accounted for by a change in the social and political formation after the destruction of the Soviet Union. “Change it one way or another. The French Revolution changed the social and political formation in a much more radical way than 1991,” the political scientist.

During the French Revolution Yeltsin would have been guillotined,” Kurginyan believes. According to him, this would have been the recognition of the policy of a leader under whom the highest productive forces were destroyed making the country the West’s resource colony.

This is not a matter of the political formation. This is a separate thing. This is a matter of highest productive forces and what we believed in,” he added.

The political scientist reminded that in the end of the Soviet period the Communist Party of the Soviet Union acknowledged that science was becoming an independent productive force. “According to the Marxist theory, which the Party was supposed to follow (it is a great question whether it did so), every productive force has a class, which determines its development and which is closely related to it. This class was thus the scientific technical intelligentsia,” he explained.

According to him, the Soviet Union had no alternative to a transition to the post-industrial stage making this scientific technical intelligentsia a class, but not an interlayer as before.

My vision of the task of my theater, of my political activity, of my philosophy was only one thing: to bring class consciousness into this class of scientific technical intelligentsia. Class consciousness,” Kurginyan stressed. In that period, the Moscow On Boards theater led by Kurginyan became very popular in the intellectual stratum, and it began to go on tours to Soviet technology and scientific towns, which were doomed to degradation and dying after the collapse of the USSR.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency