Regionalist and national liberation movements representing the indigenous peoples and colonized regions of the Russian Federation made a joint statement not recognizing the Russian pseudo-elections of 2023.
On September 8-10, 2023, pseudo-elections were held on the territory of Russia and the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, organized by the criminal Russian regime led by the international criminal Putin.
Regionalist and national liberation movements representing the indigenous peoples and colonized regions of the Russian Federation strongly condemn this fraudulent vote and do not recognize this brazen political farce.
Conducted under the war conditions, the establishment of a dictatorship, the deprivation of citizens of democratic rights and freedoms, the liquidation of free media and civil society institutions, the use of political repression and reprisals against dissidents, the Russian pseudo-elections once again clearly showed that the Russian Federation, the aggressor state, has no future, Putin’s regime does not enjoy real support from the people and is living out its last days.
The fraudulent vote, organized by the bloody occupation regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, once again demonstrated to the world community the entire chauvinistic nature of racism and the irrefutable fact that the Russian Federation is a terrorist country led by war criminals.
The pseudo-elections of 2023 once again showed that resistance to Putin’s regime and the struggle for independence of the indigenous peoples and the colonized regions of the Russian Federation are possible in different ways, including through forceful resistance, but definitely not through imitation of the “struggle” within the criminal Putin system.
We have extensive experience in the struggle for free, fair elections under Putin’s regime and declare that fair elections in fascist Russia are impossible.
The existence of this state in this form poses a threat to all the civilized countries, and the necessary condition for guaranteeing peace is its complete dismantling through the creation of new independent states based on the national republics and the regions colonized by Russia.
International Committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Russia:
Sergey Antonov – Co-chairman of the Free Udmurtia Liberation Movement
Rafis Kashapov – Prime Minister of the government of the independent Tatarstan in exile, one of the co-founders of the Free Idel-Ural movement, member of the Free Nations League
Meretuko Kenan Kaplan – President of the United (Unified) Circassian Council
Denis Ugryumov – Representative of the Free Ingria, the Ingria social and political movement
Ruslan Gabbasov – Head of the Committee of the Bashkir National Movement Abroad
Aida Abdrakhmanova – Member of the All-Tatar Public Center (ATPC) in Sweden, a member of the Free Nations League
Pyotr Khlebovich – Activist of the anti-communist opposition in Poland, co-chairman of the Fighting Solidarity, the Autonomous Eastern Branch
Nafis Kashapov – Representative of the Free Idel-Ural, the public movement, in Poland
Nurlan Saltaev – Blogger and public figure from Kazakhstan
Vladislav Zhivitsa – Chairman of the Smolensk Republican Center
Farit Zakiev – Chairman of the All-Tatar Public Center
Vyacheslav Sivchik – Leader of the Razam solidarity movement
Stanislav Suslov – Representative of the Committee of the Independent Confederation of Siberia
Dmitry Kuznetsov – Chairman of the Karelian National Liberation Movement
Edighe Bekmurzaev – Chairman of the Free Nogai El Public Organization
Rizvan Kubakaev – Chairman of the Free Nogaistan International Organization
Beslan Kmuzov – Chairman of the Coordination Council of Circassia/Kuban
Irek Garif – Head of the Turan Australian Tatar Society
Rajana Dugar-DePonte – Chairman of the Buryaad-Mongol Erkheten Democratic Movement
Batyr Boromangnaev – Chairman of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk People, member of the Free Nations League
Rosa Kurban – scientist and writer, member of the presidium of the All-Tatar Public Center