We, Russia, want to be a nation of peace. Alas, few people call us like that now.
But let’s at least not become a nation of frightened silent people. Cowards who pretend not to notice the aggressive war unleashed by our obviously insane czar against Ukraine.
I cannot, do not want and will not remain silent, watching how pseudo-historical nonsense about the events of 100 years ago has become an excuse for Russians to kill Ukrainians, and those, defending themselves, kill Russians.
The twenties of the 21st century, and we are watching news about people burning in tanks and bombed houses. We watch on TV the real threats to start a nuclear war.
I am from the USSR. I was born there. And the main phrase from there – from my childhood – “the struggle for peace.” I call on everyone to take to the streets and fight for peace.
Putin is not Russia. And if there is anything in Russia right now that you can be most proud of, it is those 6,835 people who were detained because – without any call – they took to the streets with placards “no to war.”
They say that someone who does not go to it and does not risk being arrested cannot call for a rally. I’m already in prison, so I think I can.
You can’t wait a day. Wherever you are. In Russia, Belarus or on the other side of the planet. Come out to the main square of your city every weekday at 19:00 and at 14:00 on weekends and holidays.
If you can make a procession, do it on the weekend. Yes, few people can go out on the first day. And in the second – even less. But we must, gritting our teeth and overcoming fear, come out and demand an end to the war.
Each arrested person must be replaced by two newcomers.
If, in order to end the war, we must pack prisons and paddy wagons with ourselves, we will pack prisons and paddy wagons with ourselves.
Everything has a price, and now, in the spring of 2022, we must pay this price. No one else. Let’s not “be against the war.” Let’s fight against the war.