V. Baghdasaryan: “It is impossible to fight with the enemy, sharing its values”
The current Russian government has no alternative value project.
Vardan Baghdasaryan in an exclusive interview with KM.RU analyzes the possible ways of development of our country in the light of Western sanctions.
The bourgeois system of living arrangement was opposed to its own system
In 1917, the work of V.I. Lenin's "State and Revolution", in which the leader of the Bolsheviks described the future state according to the historical model of the Paris Commune. Post-revolutionary reality forced to adjust these plans. The fire of the world revolution could not be ignited. The young Soviet state had to exist in a hostile environment. Its economic and political isolation was organized.
The isolationist approach towards Russia was adopted after the plans for its geopolitical dismemberment were thwarted. The bet was subsequently made on the tactics of geopolitical strangulation. A belt of hostile regimes - the sanitary cordon - is being created around the Soviet state.
The situation around Russia today, a hundred years later, is essentially being reproduced. That model of statehood, which was implemented by the Bolsheviks, was a natural response to the challenges of isolation. It was necessary to create our own industry, independent of the outside world, our own food base, independent scientific and educational complexes. If all this had not been done, then, as I.V. Stalin "would have crushed us."
The bourgeois system of living arrangement was opposed to another, its own system. This is the key to the success of the USSR in the first phases of the implementation of the Soviet project. He began to lose to the West precisely when there was a rejection of the value alternative, the devaluation of the ideals of communism. It is this - an alternative value project, the ideals of an alternative model of living arrangement that the current state power team lacks.
Because of what in the value plan is a struggle with the West, it is not clear. It is neither as articulated. The same western values, which are positioned as universal, remain intact. Implemented the same Western, capitalist model of living arrangement. And from her state power is not going to give up. To fight the enemy, sharing the values of the enemy, being like him, is seriously impossible.
What is the strategy of modern Russia?
Success in foreign policy is impossible without success in domestic policy. In order for Russia to truly become one of the poles of the world order, it must first of all be transformed internally, abandon imitation in each of the spheres of living arrangement - economy, culture, science, education, social relations, adopt a different, identical life model.
What is the strategy of modern Russia? By itself, the presence of any government strategy is not detected. The choice lies between three possible stratagems:
1. reconcile with the West, resolve differences, restore their status as a member of the West-centric world-system;
2. to redirect export energy flows to the East and imported - industrial and food from the countries of non-Western civilizational areas - to Russia;
3. to build a Russian-centered, economically self-sufficient system.
The first stratagem can find a significant circle of supporters in the elitist spheres. Westernism for the modern Russian elite is a type of life that has formed over two decades. The refusal of the Westernist orientation implies financial losses, deprivation of many dividends, the usual comfortable - “for two houses” - way of life.
Politically blocks the return to the clip of the western world-system figure V.V. Putin's Today it is odious for the West. After all that has happened, after the expulsion of Russia from the G-8, Putin is unacceptable to the West.
Russian centric model means paradigm shift for elite
In the choice between the second and third stratagems, the eastern and Russian-centric reorientation of Russia, the interests of the elite and the interests of the country also diverge. The change of the western vector to the eastern one certainly beats the elite. But even with the raw materials model of the industrialists of the East, the new Russian parasitic class retains the basis of its parasitism. It consists in the function of mediation with the outside world.
Minimize these functions, and overnight export raw material capital, and import-oriented trading companies, and speculative banking sector will collapse. To live by selling and buying, but not producing, the typical logic of being speculative capitalism.
The Russian-centered model means for the elite a paradigm shift in hedonistic life. The transition to this model is impossible without the adoption of a regime of mobilization. But it is mobilization that does not categorically desire the elite. This difference of elites is the fundamental discrepancy between the initial situations - a century ago and modern. Then there was a great ideological project, pushing the world value alternative, today - the ideology of unlimited consumption.
But the question of the new mobilization (its ideology, drive belts, human resources) is the main issue on the agenda of the problem of Russia's historic revival.
- Vardan Baghdasaryan
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