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Post 24 Apr 2019, 19:52
Kurginyan makes an interesting point here. Was Lenin the one that brought down the Russian Empire and the still-born Russian Republic or everything was already in ruins and he had to pick everything up to build Soviet Russia and later the USSR?

What's your take on this?

Kurginyan: The elite destroyed the Russian Empire; Lenin reassembled the country
24.04.2019, Moscow.

Lenin restored Russia from the ruins of the Russian Empire, which had been destroyed by its own elite, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.

First of all, Sergey Kurginyan recalled that Vladimir Lenin established the Soviet state, the successor of which is the Russian Federation.

Further, the expert pointed out that it is much easier to destroy a state than to build one, and that Lenin, who understood this simple truth, “did not destroy anything.”

Sergey Kurginyan believes that it was the incompetence of the Russian Empire’s elite and plotting inside it that led the Russian Empire to its collapse.

“The Imperial Court destroyed the country, the elite of the Russian Empire destroyed it, the bureaucracy of the Russian Empire destroyed it, the insane incompetence of the Interim Government destroyed it, together with something else, a sort of spectre of exhaustion. But Lenin did not destroy anything,” the expert said.

Lenin, after he came to power, “when this had been destroyed, began to build. The fact that he succeeded in this is fantastic.”

Equally fantastic, Sergey Kurginyan believes, was a party of 40 thousand members that Lenin gathered, which managed to “turn the country around and find a way to raise millions and millions.” These millions, in a realistic apocalyptic alternative, “could just disperse and give rise to an anarchy compared to which any revolution is not the worst thing to happen.”

April 22, 2019 was the 149th birthday of the leader of the world proletariat Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The Soviet state founded by Lenin shaped the entire 20th century. Many people on the globe still honor and remember Lenin’s contribution to the struggle for the freedom of humanity; therefore, national leaders congratulate the Russian people on the anniversary of the leader of the world proletariat.

Post 25 Apr 2019, 10:06
I don't really see a point to the article, except that he exists and says stuff on television that is consistent with his ideology.

Or am I missing something and the consensus before Kurginyan saying this was that Lenin destroyed the glorious Russian Empire because he was a jerk? I think only right-wingers believe that.
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