2020-06-17 20:18:00

'Western values' are unacceptable to Russia - Security Council Secretary Patrushev

Moscow, June 17, Interfax - The West is seeking to undermine the spiritual and moral foundation that has formed in Russia over the centuries by imposing on it values which are foreign to Russian society, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said.

"The system of traditional Russian values that has been forming for centuries serves as the spiritual and moral foundation of our society. This system lies at the heart of the Soviet people's globally historic victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945," Patrushev said in an article published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

"This very foundation helps preserve and strengthen our sovereignty and build our future, despite all the complexities and controversies of historical development. Our country has literally suffered a lot to have its own values, and the main duty of generations to come is to cherish and enrich them," Patrushev said.

"The collective West is striving to implant neoliberal dogmas in the minds of Russian citizens and our compatriots around the world," he said.

"We see that they are still striving to destroy the common home of a multiethnic family of Russian peoples and belittle the significance of traditional spiritual and moral guideposts as the foundation of our cultural, spiritual, political, and, ultimately, national sovereignty," Patrushev said.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously laid open all the negative effects of the inculcation of the new Western values, primarily deeper dissociation, indifference, and confusion in the face of a looming danger," he said.

"All of this has been happening against the backdrop of another process, which people in the West prefer simply not to talk about. The middle class, which makes up the conservative majority preserving traditional values, is rapidly being exterminated," Patrushev said.

"The West has been purposefully eroding such fundamental notions as the family, mother and father, man and woman. The norms artificially inculcated instead, like Parent 1 and Parent 2, have formed the preconditions for a civilizational conflict in Western European society itself, because of their perverted nature from a purely biological standpoint. Moreover, these norms go against the fundamental essences of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and other religions and are simply adverse to them," he said.