An Appeal to V.V. Putin
Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,
We have learned that you want to send troops to the Crimea to protect the rights of the Russian-speaking population.
In this regard, we have a big request: to send troops to the Vologda region. We are all entirely Russian-speaking and our rights are terribly infringed. Our patients cannot get the medical treatment and the drugs they need, the quality of our education gets worse by the year, children’s after-school clubs and study groups are being closed, and agriculture has been virtually destroyed. We are all suffering.
The invaders, who seized power through fraudulent elections, do nothing for the subject population. They spend money on themselves, on promoting themselves, on their offices and country houses, on apartments and charter flights.
We would be very grateful, and we guarantee that there will be no guerrilla war against the liberators. International sanctions will surely not ensure, either.
We have also learned that you are planning to spend a lot of money to normalize life in the Crimea. We humbly ask whether it is possible to spend the money on the normalization of life in the Vologda region. As it is, our region faces such a burden of debt that there is not enough money for anything. But we really need bridges, roads, sports facilities, industrial facilities, new jobs, and so on.
With respect and hope for liberation,
The Russian-speaking residents of the Vologda region
Source: Roman Romanenko