|Press centre of the Pan-Russian Social Political Movement EURASIA|
The outcome of the Political Conference of the Movement EURASIA
(March 1, 2002)
On March 1, 2002 the enlarged Political Council of the Pan-Russian
Political Social Movement EURASIA was held; the Council voted the transformation
of the Movement in the Party EURASIA. The Constituent Congress of the Party
EURASIA will be held on May 30 this year.
From the address of the leader of the movement EURASIA Aleksandr
«The path the West has taken is destructive for itself and
for all those who are tempted to follow it. The same West must be saved.
Its civilization is spiritually empty, false and monstrous. Behind economic
prosperity there is a total spiritual degradation. We do not need prosperity
at the price of losing our human face. The originality of Russia, its difference
from both West and East, is a positive value. It must be saved, developed
and taken care of. We, as the whole world, fell sorrow for the thousand
victims of the attacks of September 11 in New York. And yet today we see
that the US are exploiting that tragedy in order to further revive their
expansionism: under the cover of the fight on terrorism, without many ceremonies,
they strengthen their positions in Central Asia and penetrate into the
Russian zone of influence in the Asian CIS countries. This was a heavy
blow to the eurasist strategy».
With reference to the conflict between the Catholic Church and the
Russian Orthodox Church, Dugin stressed that here the geopolitical sense
is more complex. «Catholicism symbolizes Europe, the same way as
Orthodoxy symbolizes Russia. The provoked conflict hinders the development
of Russian-European relations. These relations are very relevant for eurasism.
This conflict is aimed at distancing Russia from Europe through emphasizing
the gap of spiritual values. Who stands to gain from this? Neither Europe,
nor Russia, nor the Vatican, nor the Russian Orthodox Church. Only the
In the section of the report about the position of EURASIA concerning
Russian domestic policy, Aleksandr Dugin outlined three main priorities:
1. Reinforcing the strategic unity of Russia, her geopolitical
homogeneity, the vertical line of authority, curtailing the influence of
the oligarchic clans, supporting national economic initiative, fighting
separatism, extremism, localism..
2. Eurasist federalism. Conferring the ethno-cultural formations
the status of political subjects, enforcing the principles of the «rights
of the peoples».
3. Eurasist economics. Autarchy of the great spaces, de-privatization
of the strategic sectors of the economy, subordination of the market mechanisms
to the concerns of the national economy.
The eurasists support the policies of V.V. Putin. «In our eyes
Putin is a supporter of an étatist power policy, a patriot strengthening
the vertical line of authority, an Orthodox Christian, true to the Russian
spiritual roots but loyal to the other eurasian traditional confessions.
Putin is for us the one who saves the country from separatism and disruption,
and encourages the integration process within the frameworks of the Eurasian
Economic Union (EEU) and the CIS; one of the pioneers of the creation of
Speaking about the outlook for the construction of the Party, Dugin
said that today the eurasist idea
is shared and supported by the majority of the Russian citizens.
«According to a sociological survey 100% of the representatives
of the humanist intelligentsia acknowledges eurasism as a philosophy of
ideology and a political phenomenon. Approximately 50% of them either identify
themselves with eurasism, or sympathize with it. From the remaining 50%,
half of them considers it as an interesting yet disputable phenomenon,
the other half has a negative attitude. The numbers are exciting».
Great success of eurasism in the CIS countries. Eurasist movements,
now on the verge of joining the party EURASIA, exist in Kazakhstan, Armenia,
Ukraine, Belarus, Tadjikistan and Georgia. The party EURASIA is officially
registered in Latvia. Eurasist currents exist also in England, in Italy,
in Israel, in Pakistan and in Austria, and are preparing for registration
in other European countries.
In his address to the participants to the Political Council, the
Supreme Mufti of the Muslims of Russia and the European countries of the
CIS, Sheikh-ul-Islam Talgat Tadzhuddin, said: «After a long period
of close collaboration, we have been convinced that together we are able
to do a lot for the sake of strengthening the state power in the difficult
issue of the harmonic development of inter-ethnic and inter-confessional
relations. We fully support the transformation of the Movement in the Russian
political party EURASIA.
However, according to the Russian Law, religious organizations such
as the Central Spiritual Management of the Muslims (CSMM) have not the
right to take a position about enlistment in a party. In order to solve
this delicate situation and to contribute in the best way to the accomplishment
of the noble purposes declared by the Movement EURASIA, and also to give
the Russian Muslims the chance to exert their constitutional right to the
full participation in the party-political life of the Russian state, we
decided that the leadership of the CSMM and the overwhelming majority of
our members sharing the patriotic pro-presidential attitude of the party
EURASIA can enlist as citizens of the Russian Federation, and not as religious
We hope for a kind brotherly cooperation in the name of the spiritual
and moral revival and prosperity of our Great Russian Homeland».
Among the participants to the Political Council were also Sergei
Alekseevich Posokhov (Adviser of the President of Republic of Belarus),
Baltash Trusambaev (ambassador of Kazakhstan in Turkey), Ashot Manucharyan
(former security adviser of Armenia), Enver Tokaev (leader of the Karachaev
diaspora in Moscow), David Karpov (rabbi).
The conference was also attended by Yurii Vasilevich Yakutin (Minister
of the Tuva government), Leonid Grigorevich Ivlev (former head of the Major
Directorate for domestic policy), Yurev Mikhail Zinovevich («Yabloko» fraction
at the Duma), representatives of all the embassies of the CIS countries,
foreign journalists and representatives of the main Russian headings.
After the end of the sessions an enlarged press conference was held.
Original text published on EURASIA
Trans. M. Conserva