Who is Kurginyan?

Natalia Kozlova
Natalia Kozlova
August 17, 2014
Who is Kurginyan?

Sergey Yervandovich Kurginyan is a political and public figure who is popular in modern Russia. He was born on November 14, 1949. Sergey Kurginyan’s biography at first did not differ from the biographies of the majority of Soviet people: school, institute, work. However, it is difficult to say unequivocally who Kurginyan is: the versatile knowledge and talents allowed him to become one of the most famous people in Russia.

Work Kurginyan to perestroika

Having graduated from the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute in 1972, S.Е. Kurginyan worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Oceanology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, then at the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute in the laboratory of applied cybernetics.

Theatrical activities

In addition to the work, Kurginyan was engaged in amateur activities: he was the head of the theater group at his native institute. At the same time, he graduated from the Schukin School in absentia, receiving a diploma from a drama director.

The theater was experimental and together with such well-known groups,as the theater studios “In the South-West” and “The Man” received the status of “experimental state theater with self-financing". Now this theater is called “On the Boards.” Later, the Experimental Creative Center was organized on the basis of the Kurginyan Theater.

Political activity

In the 80s Sergey Yervandovich took up political analytics. Since Kurginyan’s predictions, made on the basis of analysis, have always been confirmed, they began to involve him as a consultant to the Politburo.

S.E. Kurginyan always stood on the state-centrist positions. He offered programs to bring the country out of crisis, until the last time he tried to save the USSR, supported the State Emergency Committee. In 1993, before the assault on the Ostankino tower, he warned deputies of the Supreme Soviet that a provocation was being prepared.

Public and organizational activities

  • Since 2010, S.E. Kurginyan takes part in the television project "The Court of Time", in which he argued that the history of Russia is not a series of mistakes and crimes, but a worthy path of a strong state.
  • Since 2011, he organized his own "anti-show" "The Essence of Time" using the resources of the theater "On Boards", and later headed the movement of the same name, which aimed to revive the renewed USSR.
  • In 2012, he organized a series of mass political speeches as opposed to the White Ribbon liberal movement.
  • In 2014, he organized a speech in defense of the South-East of Ukraine.