Statement of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation on the support of the Russian president Vladimir Putin

STATEMENT

of the All-Russian Public Movement
“Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation”.

We, the representatives of Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia, express our support to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, who has decided to protect the rights and interests of the inhabitants of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic and arranged forced and necessary measures to strengthen the security of our country.

Participants of the X Congress of the International Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples: the Minister of Culture, Deputy Prime Minister of the Mordovia Republic Pyotr Tultaev (the current member of the Russian Federal Parliament and a chairman of the Association of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation/AFUN RF) and the President of the International Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples Alexei Tsykarev (currently representative of the AFUN RF in the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues). August 1-3, 2011, Saransk, Mordovia

We believe that the revival and spread of Nazi ideology, a manifestation of any forms of discrimination on linguistic, national and religious grounds, are absolutely unacceptable in the present-day world.

Our compatriots, relatives and loved ones live beyond the Russian-Ukrainian border, and they became hostages of the policy aimed at inciting hate and hostility in society.

We express our solidarity with the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic residents and other peaceful residents of Ukraine and hope for the soonest establishment of peace and mutual understanding.

Source

Russian version