The Russian news agency RIA Novosti sees Russia’s future in a return of the Soviet Union. After the end of „hostilities,“ as the state agency calls the war, there will be neither Ukraine nor Russia as it is known today, it says in an article titled:
„The Russia of the Future – Forward, to the USSR.“
„The post-Soviet transitional period“ is over, as is the „period of ambiguities,“ according to author Pyotr Akopov.
„We will live in the USSR again, but not the one the anti-Soviets fear or the Communists dream of. No, we are beginning to build a just, solidary and sovereign Russia.“
On February 26, the agency accidentally published a commentary by Akopov prepared in case of Russia’s victory in Ukraine. „The Advance of Russia and the New World,“ the text was called. In it, Akopov wrote that „Russia’s military operation“ in Ukraine had ushered in a new era. Among other things, the author spoke of an alleged new world order. Russia had shown that the time of „Western global dominance“ was over.
„Russia – The Center of the World“
The current article also talks about a new world order. „The most important thing we lack, and the only thing we really need to learn from foreigners: the idea of Russia as the center of the world,“ Akopov claims. This is not pride, arrogance or „chauvinism of a great power,“ the speech continues. „Our thinking must become Russocentric,“ the RIA commentator demands.
Here he cites China as a model, because the Chinese, in Akopov’s mind, perceive the whole world as a peripheral area of the Middle Kingdom. „And if our worldview becomes similar, that is, national, this will only strengthen mutual understanding with our neighbor and make the alliance between the two great civilizations much stronger than it was in Soviet times,“ he says, referring to China.
„Guilt and Atonement“
Akopov calls „post-Soviet state capitalism“ the „greatest weakness of the outgoing Russia.“ The ideological dependence of the nouveau riche on the West, has led them to despise their own people, Akopov writes. That’s why he sees the effect of the sanctions against Russia as positive: „Many representatives of the ‚elite‘ simply fled abroad. Putin very aptly described this as a natural and necessary process of self-purification of our society,“ Akopov writes, referring to a speech by the Kremlin leader on March 16, in which he defended the military operation in Ukraine in harsh terms.
In the new Russia, justice will become the new socioeconomic order of life, in which the worker, the creator, the engineer, the inventor will be rewarded – „someone who creates something instead of packaging it and reselling it,“ the RIA journalist explains. Akopov is certain:
„The spirit of Russian history, the spirit of our ancestors gives us a chance not only to atone for the collapse of the Soviet Union, but to correct it through creation, through the rebirth of a great Russia.“
RIA Novosti is one of Russia’s largest news agencies. Its website is the most quoted Russian media on social networks.
Quelle: ntv.de, uzh
Original: Way back Maschine