“Enslaved by Moscow”: activists from Buryatia, Mordovia and Tatarstan want to secede from the Russian Federation

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The League of Free Nations declares the right of peoples on the territory of the Russian Federation to self-determination and asks for US help. Rallies in support of the decolonization of the republics will be held in American cities.

Activists from Buryatia, Mordovia and Tatarstan appealed to US President Joe Biden with a request to support their peoples in the struggle for self-determination. Idel.Realii writes about this.

As reported, the Russian League of Free Nations (LSN), which united representatives of the “peoples enslaved by the Kremlin”, declared the right of peoples to self-determination.

Activists wrote an open letter dedicated to the annual Week of Enslaved Nations, which has been held in the United States since 1959, and held a rally in Washington with the flags of their peoples.

“We do not see the future of our peoples as part of Russia and do not want responsible for the Kremlin's war crimes,” Vitaly Romashkin, a representative of the Finno-Ugric people, Erzya, said, in particular.

The representative of Buryatia, Rajana Dugar-DePonte, stressed that, as a Buryat woman, it hurts to see how Moscow uses the local population to achieve imperial goals – the seizure of new territories and the commission of war crimes on the territory of Ukraine.

“War is everything what Moscow is able to offer the guys from the Buryat villages. Die like cannon fodder in the next Russian war of conquest. I don’t want such a future for Buryatia and my people,” she stressed.

According to the woman, various peoples on the territory of the Russian Federation has practically become hostages of the Kremlin.

LSN plans to hold a press conference on July 20 with members of other national movements. In addition to Buryats, Mordovians and Tatars, Bashkirs, Ingrians, Cossacks, Kalmyks and Erzyans will also perform at it.

Activists also inform about rallies in various American cities, where they will be able to declare the right of their peoples to self-determination .

“Today we are in the same position as Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia 40 years ago. We will seek decolonization and in this struggle we need the support of developed democratic countries,” added Tatar political émigré Irshat Khabi.

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