From open sources, we became aware of the initiative to convene the Congress of People’s Deputies in Jablonna city, Poland (November 4-7, 2022). The delegates of the Congress are representatives of the deputy corps of Russia of different years and different levels, elected in internationally recognized elections. Their common platform is the rejection of the war between Russia and Ukraine, which began in 2014, and the readiness to change the social and political system that has been established in the Russian Federation. The organizers of the event announced the adoption of the Declaration on the constitutional principles of Free Russia after the overthrow of Putin’s regime, a list of priority decisions of the post-Putin Russian government, etc.
Taking into consideration this news:
🔹 We cannot but note the fact that the elections in the Russian Federation disappeared long before 2014. The national political parties were banned 13 years before the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea. Thus, despite the fact that the Russian Federation, according to its own Constitution, is a federation, and most of the national republics within the Russian Federation are states with their own constitutions, parliaments and governments, for more than a decade, we have been deprived of the opportunity to represent and defend our interests in representative authorities.
🔹 We state that the Russian Federation as a state has gone too far both in its national policy (extolling the status of the Russian people as elected with a special status in the Constitution of the Russian Federation) and in the external one, completely destroying the legal space of the federation. Today, there are no clear and legitimate borders of the Russian Federation, and there are no legitimate representative bodies, since there are “deputies” and “senators” in the Federal Assembly, allegedly delegated by illegally annexed foreign territories.
Based on the foregoing, we, representatives of the national and regionalist movements united in the League of Free Nations, declare the following:
1. We do not recognize any political forces and centers that will justify the preservation of the Russian Federation in its modern form. We do not need arbitrators from Moscow, neither from the government nor from the opposition. We are open for dialogue and contacts only with those who publicly support the right of enslaved peoples to create independent states.
2. The re-establishment of the Russian Federation cannot take place according to the principle “cut off what was seized by force and hold new elections.” It’s not about the elections, but about the very nature of Russian statehood, it is imperial and it radiates aggression towards its neighbors. This means that we, representatives of the national republics and regions, have the right to independently determine our own destiny. If there is a discussion about independence on certain lands, let the people themselves conduct this discussion, let them decide for themselves which confederations or unions to gather in, without the intervention of federal forces, whether from the government or the opposition. Any attempts of “peacemaking”, the desire to teach us how to exercise our right to self-determination, will be rejected by us, and in case of intrusiveness, they will receive a forceful response.
3. The process of forming the new Russian state should be voluntary and take place exclusively on the basis of those subjects whose legislative bodies will speak out in favor of joining the new federation. All federal parties represented today in the federal government should be banned as professing a misanthropic ideology, which has led to thousands of victims and millions of refugees. For this, the legislative bodies of the subjects of the former federation must be democratically re-elected, by open and secret voting with the participation of the national and regional political parties. There cannot be entry into the “renewed Russia” automatically, “by inheritance”.
The appeal was signed by representatives of the national movements:
Ruslan Gabbasov, head of the Bashkir National Political Center (BNPC)
Ilshat Kinzyabaev, member of the BNPC
Rajana Dugar-DePonte, representative of Erheten, the Buryat Democratic Movement in the USA
Vyacheslav Demin, elder of the Cossack National Liberation Movement
Arslang Sandzhiev, Chairman of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk People
Erentsen Dolyaev, Deputy Chairman of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk People
Batyr Boromangnaev, Deputy Chairman of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk People
Vladimir Dovdanov, Deputy Chairman of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk People
Rafis Kashapov, Vice Prime Minister of the government of independent Tatarstan in exile, one of the co-founders of the Free Idel-Ural movement
Farit Zakiyev, Chairman of the All-Tatar Public Center
Nafis Kashapov, Vice Prime Minister of the government of independent Tatarstan in exile
Khamzat Groznyi, political immigrant in France from the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria