It is believed that this phenomenon began from the time of Peter the Great (or even earlier). But even today, almost the entire elite is more or less pro-Western - with few exceptions. Those who came to power in the early 90s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, are only a little “moved”, but still have a significant impact on political course of Russia. Until now, the trend is the opinion that real life exists only in America and Western Europe, and “civilized” countries have the right to establish dictatorship in the world. According to the position of these figures, Russia only needs to obey.
It would seem that such a position has long been considered marginal. From television screens much less such statements began to sound. However, according to the host, this is only a remission, and not a cure for the disease.
As an example, he cited a case that occurred in the State Duma of the Russian Federation in early July. When American congressmen entered the meeting room, the plenary session was interrupted, at which the Auditor of the Accounts Chamber spoke. Everyone stood up and applauded. Only one deputy - Natalia Poklonskaya - refused to stand up. Apparently, this was her protest against American sanctions against Russia. This episode provoked sharp criticism of the State Duma in social networks.
Afanasyev criticized not only United Russia, but also the Communist Party: even the deputies of this faction faced the American "guests." The host noted that the worship of many Soviet nomenklatura in the 70-80s before the West led to the collapse of the USSR. The conclusion he made is this: the ruling party, the systemic opposition, and the non-systemic - all are saturated with pro-Western ideology.
The author of the video urged to look for inspiration and role models in the rich history of Russia, where there were worthy rulers, and outstanding commanders, and major scientists, and numerous heroes - not only Russians by nationality, and great artists. You need to be proud of your identity, and not be shy about it.