Putin has started an insane, pointless, and unjust war in Ukraine. On his orders, Russians are killing Ukrainians. Ukrainians are shooting Russians in return. And all this is happening in a country where an entire culture of peace has been created, where entire generations have been raised on the slogan “No to War.” And in Russia now, people who spread these slogans are being dragged into police vans. In St. Petersburg, an elderly survivor of the blockade of Leningrad in World War 2 was arrested for such a sign!
Yes, in Russia it is dangerous to gather at rallies. But remember, those who are now under Russian bombs are in even greater danger. These bombs and these batons are directed by the same hand. The world will judge by our protests whether Russians are Putin’s accomplices or his victims like the Ukrainians. Those who now take to the streets are saving the honor of Russia. And remember – when your brother Abel asks you, “What were you doing when Kharkiv was fired upon with Grad multi-barreled rocket launchers?” the person who can answer, “I was in a police van,” will be happy.
Get out on the street. The more people were taken into police vans, the fewer corpses there will be in Ukraine.
Be there on March 6 at 2 pm in Moscow from Pushkinskaya Square to Manezh Square and on the main streets of your cities. If you can’t get out: sound your car horn at 14-00 or turn on a recording of an air-raid siren.
Participants of the Russian Anti-War Committee:
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, philanthropist.
- Garry Kasparov, politician, 13th world chess champion
- Sergey Aleksashenko, economist
- Sergey Guriev, economist
- Yevgeny Kiselyov, journalist
- Boris Zimin, entrepreneur
- Evgeny Chichvarkin, entrepreneur
- Viktor Shenderovich, writer
- Elena Lukyanova, lawyer