Russians across the world are watching with horror as Putin’s Russia wages a brutal war against the sovereign state of Ukraine. Thousands of us have spoken out directly against the war, both inside and outside of Russia. This aggression against Ukraine is unleashed by Putin and his corrupt elite. Russia does not need it. The criminal war that the Kremlin is waging on behalf of all Russians is bringing death, suffering and pain to the Ukrainian people. This crime also leads to devastating economic, cultural, social, and personal consequences for Russian-speakers around the world.
This week, Free Russia Foundation is launching a global #NoToWar campaign. Our goal is to unite the voices of Russians in different countries and demand an immediate end to this pointless war. We want to show people in Russia itself, in Ukraine, and throughout the globe that there are many of us and we will not stop fighting. This campaign will go live with a hero film on Thursday 16th June, and be supported by content from both experts and everyday Russians who have been affected by the war.
Free Russia Foundation encourages all activists to take part in this campaign — we want the voice of truth to be heard. We want the voice of Russians opposed to war to be sounded loud and clear. That every action we take will amplify that voice, and that, ultimately, it will sound louder than the voices of lies and propaganda in Russia itself and become the starting point of the change we all seek.
Natalia Arno (President, Free Russia Foundation): “This campaign will help the voice of Russians who oppose the war to grow louder. Free Russia Foundation has as its primary goal a unification of Russians so that together we can stop the war against Ukraine and put an end to the war that Putin’s regime has been waging for decades against Russia itself and each of us.”