A Red Army Delegation in the Kuzbass
Here is a scene from an earlier age of Russian industrial expansion. Don’t forget… Soviet industry provided over 90 percent of the munitions and equipment used by the RKKA in the VOV. We did it before… we SHALL do it again.
Fr Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the MP Synodal Division on Church and Public Relations, linked any future success in Russia, in the first place, with a clear vision of its mission. “First we plan, only then do we strike oil. First one maps out the objective, then, one allots the necessary resources and effort. The whole history of mankind shows that those who have been the most successful have been precisely those people who have had a clear mission and who had clear goals, those who knew exactly what they wanted and how to get it”, he said in Moscow on Thursday at a forum entitled Национальный проект – Россия (National Project – Russia). In his opinion, even without resources, money, and weapons, “they won it all through sheer guts, and those who lack meaning and purpose, no matter what their resources, shall lose it all to others and eventually disappear. That’s what it’s going to like for Russia, if we do not define our tasks. We must look beyond our generation, both as individuals and as a people. It’s more than just a modest prosperity and a well-fed complacency”, Fr Vsevolod said. In his view, Russia has always amazed the world with its pace of development, once it chose a problem to solve and understood its goals. Part of this mission is the development of economic projects. “If we achieve global leadership in at least one of the promising sectors of the economy, if we can fill it with drive and verve, it will be a powerful incentive for us to refine and implement our national idea, to bring order into our minds and into our human relations”, he said.
1 July 2010