Only united we can stand

We, Russians living abroad and sharing democratic values and principles, strongly condemn the unprovoked military attack of the Russian Government on independent and sovereign Ukraine. We call on the international community to give the strongest possible response, including harsh sanctions against the aggressor.

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We also urge the international community to provide all possible help to Ukraine and its citizens, including safe haven for civilians fleeing the war and its repercussions.

The international community, the countries that have become our new homes, should also not forget about millions of Russian citizens who are against this war.

The international community, the countries that have become our new homes, should also not forget about millions of Russian citizens inside and outside of Russia who are against this war. Currently, Russians engaged in anti-war protest activities in the Russian Federation face very serious persecutions, physical violence and imprisonment. We call on the international community to help people, who are prosecuted for their public anti-war position, to give them the opportunity of fleeing Russia by granting humanitarian visas and the possibility of safe passage. Such assistance is also important for people who condemn the actions of the Russian government, however so far they have remained silent, fearing for their and their families’ lives. In particular, representatives of defense and law enforcement institutions who refuse to execute illegal orders; young men, including those who have already been conscripted to fight the war they do not believe in, should be given an opportunity to escape this lot and find protection in the democratic world.

Russian people are not a monolith, many Russians do not support the Kremlin policies and military invasion of Ukraine. Given the scale and harshness of persecutions against dissidents in Russia, indeed not many are brave enough to voice publicly their dissent. They, however, deserve and strongly need support and protection from the democratic countries. Granting humanitarian visas and enabling them to leave Russia and find a safe place is needed more than ever. Also Russian dissidents already outside the Russian Federation should be given an opportunity to remain in Europe and get international protection in this situation.

Such a gesture would not only be a very concrete, yet also symbolic support to all the democratically oriented Russians, but it would also burst the myth of unanimous support enjoyed by President Putin as well as to give the opportunity to Putin critics to voice their protest from a safer place.

We all speak a lot about a multi-polar and diverse world and solidarity around humanist values. Particularly today, when we are witnessing  a group of people starting a war, it is important to take concrete steps to demonstrate that these values are of the greatest priority for us. It is important to demonstrate that we are prepared for complex challenges and equally complex solutions and refuse to call all Russian citizens our enemies. We call for solidarity beyond borders and passports, we call for creating conditions in which every Russian citizen can make their own choice without fearing for their and their families’ lives.

We call on the democratic countries leaders  and governments to express their readiness to uphold human rights of Russian citizens  and help protect those who decry the criminal regime of Vladimir Putin.

We urge the democratic states parliamentarians to make the necessary legislative decisions in order to enable the protection of Russian citizens from their tyrannical ruler.

We appeal to civil society organizations and initiatives to support and promote our appeal.

Only united we can stand.

Organizations
NGO Russia Tomorrow Spain, Barcelona
Democratic Movement for Freedom in Russia Austria, Vienna
Solidarus e.V. Germany Berlin
For Free Russia movement Bulgaria, Sofia
PANDA platform e.V. Germany, Berlin
Communita dei Russi Liberi Милан, Италия
KULTURUS fest of actual culture and human rights Czech Rep, Prague
Deutsch-russische Menschenrechtsdialog e.V. Germany, Berlin
Democratic Movement for Freedom in Russia Austria, Vienna
Смородина: за демократию в России Норвегия, Осло
Демократическое сообщество русскоязычных в Финляндии /Suomen venäjänkielisten demokraattinen yhteisö Финляндия, Хельсинки
Canada for free Russia Canada, Ottawa
Demokrati-JA Германия, Берлин
Freies Russland NRW Германия, Федеральная Земля Северный Рейн Вестфалия
New Freedom Of Russia Miami, USA
Russian America for Democracy in Russia (RADR) Sacramento
Freedom of Russia Usa. Sunny isles Beach
Russian America for Democracy in Russia (RADR) Los Angeles
Russian America for Democracy in Russia USA, multiple cities
Free Russia Foundation USA, Washington, DC
New Freedom of Russia Miami
Сообщество российских активистов в Португалии Португалия, Лиссабон
Semen Kulikov, Anna Romanova (family) Prague
Za Wolną Rosję Association Warsaw

Persons
Мария Синицына-Россен Швейцария, Женева
Elena Lukjanova, Free University, professor Latvia, Riga
Anton Mosunov Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Roman Sacharov Poland
Евгения Чирикова Эстония
Elena Belokurova St. Petersburg, Russia
Inna Berezkina Moscow – Vilnius
Fedor Krasheninnikov Vilnius
Anastasia Gontareva Vilnius
Emil Gebriev Helsinki
Alexander Koshkarev Edmonton
Svetlana Koshkareva Canada, Edmonton
Анна Гадалова Москва
Larissa Slatina Canada
Тимофейчев Дмитрий Барселона, Испания
Sergey Skachko Longueuil Québec
Olga Gnezdilova Berlin, Germany
Maria Vedenina Canada, Montreal
Dmitrii Zubarev Bridgeport, USA
Elena M Vancouver, Canada
Юрий Новодворский Канада, Монреаль
Marianna Watermann Miami Beach, USA
Stanislav Talanov Memphis, TN
Anhelina Perehybenko USA, Fl
Valeriia Talanova Memphis, TN
Alexey Vardanyan Paphos, Cyprus
Alexandra Shapalina Warsaw
Daria Makeeva Limassol
Aleksei Nikiforov Miami
Tatiana Nikiforova Miami
Egor Nikiforov US, Jupiter, FL
Пиманова Дарья Екатеринбург рф
Natalia Lillytou Limassol
Olga Deryabina Calgary, Canada
Ирина Вакатова Дюссельдорф, Германия
Anna Ladanova Berlin, Germany
Okdsna Vorontsova Edmonton
Елесин Евгений Лимасол
Georgi Tchkhaidze Berlin, Deutschland
YULIA MAMONTOVA MIAMI
Татьяна Барташ Майами
Alexey pereverza Miami
Alesia Grigoreva USA Hallandale
Ю Гви Сун Лэйквуд, Колорадо, США
Yuri Lomanov Longmont, COLORADO 80504, USA
Olga Gan Toronto
Митч Галл Сиэтл, США
Andrei Soldatov London
Irina Borogan London
Андрей Матыцын Данди, Соединенное Королевство
Ольга Грушко United States, Ann Arbor
Дмитрий Валуев (координатор RADR, Вашингтон, округ Колумбия) Вашингтон, округ Колумбия
Сергей Изразцов USA, New York
Nikolai Bondarev USA, Seattle
Надежда Альберт Czechia, Prague
Anna Glazkova Hollywood
Marina Korneeva Toronto
Denis Deis Sunnyvale CA, USA
Olga Voldman-Anikina Canada, Delta, BC
Elena Sirotkina USA, Carrboro
Светлана Козлова США, Майами
Pavel Maksimuk New York
Nikolay Afanasyev Toronto, Canada
Muminova Nelli Moscow
Nataliya Shakhnazaryan Prague
Stepanida Sashnikova Prague Czech Republic
Людмила Никифорова Прага
Денис Красильников Прага
Ksenia Chernova Praha
Ksenia Chernova Praha
Maria Lämmel München
Irina Dolbonosova Berlin
Irina Popova Deltona
Екатерина Гусакова Adelberg, Deutschland
Гаянэ Миодэк Польша, Бытом
Igor Rodikov Lithuania, Vilnius
Lebedeva Ekaterina Russia, Saint-Petersburg
Oxana Voronkina USA, Miami
Kurlyandskaya. Raisa Warsaw
Elena Samoilova Spain Barcelona
Rita Akhmetova Passau, Germany
Polina Kamenskaya Alanya, Turkey
Aliya Agaeva Toronto, ON, Canada
Vladimir Zabolotskiy Italy, Bologna
Lidiia Golovina UK, London
Anastasia Prokhorova Moscow
Sevinj Huseynova Vienna, Austria
Roman Bogdanov Germany, Mannheim
Artur Chakhvadze London
Ксения Измалкова Россия, Казань
Юлия Соловьева Чехия, Прага
Фарида Шайдуллина Торонто, Канада
Denis Akhmatshin Турция Анталия
Elizaveta Egorova Frankfurt am Main
Daria Shestopalova Germany, München
Maria Akhankova NRW, Aachen
Столяров Степан Александрович Новосибирск
Головинская Татьяна Москва
Natalia Grashchenkova London, United Kingdom
Artem Evlakhovich USA
Nina Tsarskaia Aachen, Germany
Kamila Kunakbaeva Moscow, Russia
Анна Сухушина Турция, Алания
Maria Vasileva London
Razorenov Alexander Moscow
Alexey Karpov Germany, Bonn
Ermakova Kristina Canada, Toronto
Evgeniya Glazycheva Canada, Toronto
Марина Завалина США, Нью-Йорк
Mariya Tsyganova Singapore
Ринат Сулейманов Аланья, Турция
Кристина Сулейманова Аланья, Турция
Anna Paukova US, Philadelphia
Khristolyubova Anna Heidelberg, Germany
Елена Вавина Вильнюс
Владимир Подшивалов Аргентина, Буэнос-Айрес
Елена Василенко/ Elena Vasilenko Берлин, Германия /Berlin, Deutschland
Евгений Горбачев Германия, Мюнхен
Kristina Li Mannheim, Germany
Maksim Bauffal Germany, Bremen
Galina Rossova Ecuador, Quito
Панкратьев Сергей Иванович США, Провидении
Viacheslav Savitskiy, Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Юлия Соловьева Чехия, Прага
Svetlana Novikova Russia, Moscow
Aleksandr Kireev Heidelberg, Germany
Emma Vienna
Dmitriy Krivoruchko Mannheim
Barbara Sobolewska Rumia, Poland
Александра Закиева Гейдельберг, Германия
Evgeniia Kim Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Мария Юдина Чехия, Прага
Natalia Malysheva Edinburgh
Александра Козырина Канада, Келоуна

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