We, representatives of indigenous peoples and colonial regions of the Russian Federation, are starting the process of Complete and General Decolonization of Russia:

The process is based on:

• the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
• the right of peoples and nations to self-determination enshrined in the UN Charter
• the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
• the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
• the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation (RSFSR) of June 12, 1990
• the declarations of sovereignty of subjects of the Russian Federation

We begin the process of Total and Universal Decolonization of Russia.

This process is warranted by:

• the violations of basic rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples and colonial regions guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
• the systematic policy of internal terror and repression in the Russian Federation,
• the systematic implementation in the Russian Federation of imperial policies and discriminatory practices that affirm the inferior colonial position of our indigenous peoples and regions, discriminating against citizens based on indigenous and/or regional origin,
• the use of imperial practices of ecocide, as well as the deprivation of our regions and indigenous peoples of traditional lands, territories, and resources that prevents us from exercising our right for development,
• the systematic forced assimilation and influence aimed at colonizing and destroying our cultures, languages, educational systems, and other essential aspects of our lives,
• the inability to exercise self-government through our legitimately elected representatives, the systematic deprivation of our colonial regions and indigenous peoples of the right to participate in decision-making on issues that affect our rights,
• the violation of the rights of indigenous peoples and colonial regions of the Russian Federation regarding the storage on our territories of hazardous materials, including nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

The above colonial policies and practices have been carried out for centuries, leaving our indigenous peoples and colonial regions victims of historical injustice and, in some cases, forced displacement and genocide. Now the colonial policy is expressed on the ever-increasing scale of state terrorism and repression.

The Russian Federation today is a terrorist state led by war criminals. Several insane wars unleashed by the imperial leadership of the Russian Federation over the past 30 years are depriving our indigenous peoples and colonial regions of the most important thing, the right to live, since representatives of indigenous peoples and colonial regions, who are used as "cannon fodder", are subject to mobilization in the first place.

With the beginning of the war of conquest against Ukraine, our peoples and regions were drawn against their will into war crimes, including the genocide of the Ukrainian nation unleashed by the Kremlin. Because of this policy of the imperial center, the peoples and regions of the Russian Federation are facing sanctions, the threat of civilizational isolation and even complete disappearance.

All this has led to the fact that Russia is already on the verge of chaos and civil war. Only a complete and controlled decolonization of Russia can prevent this.

Therefore, we appeal to all constructive forces, movements, parties, factions, associations and groups, both within the Russian Federation and in exile, for coordination and cooperation to ensure the political, economic, social and cultural development of our peoples and regions in order to put an end to all forms of discrimination, oppression and human rights violations.

We call upon all citizens of indigenous peoples and colonized regions to take immediate and active steps toward peaceful Decolonization, liberation, and the declaration/restoration of the sovereignty and independence of their own countries.

We call upon the peoples and governments of the UN member states to support and assist us in realizing our aspirations in accordance with the UN Declarations, and we appeal to the entire world community for assistance in our efforts to regularize the currently uncontrolled process of nuclear state collapse.

In order to put the Declaration on the Decolonization of Russia into practice, we:


Appeal to national and regional elites to urgently begin establishing National Transitional Governments/Agencies (in their own lands or, if this is not possible, in exile), — on the basis that the current executive authorities represent the interests of the imperial center and not those of indigenous peoples and colonized regions


We call upon the parliaments of republics and regional dumas to stand up for the interests of their peoples and reaffirm the declarations of state sovereignty adopted earlier, and to immediately begin the process of interparliamentary consultations to form a mechanism for declaring/restoring the state independence of our indigenous peoples and colonized regions, starting a mechanism of their peaceful secession from the Russian Federation


We announce the convening in November-December 2022 of the International Conference on the Peaceful Decolonization and Territorial Organization of the Post-Russian Space, with the participation of the UN Security Council member states, neighboring states of the Russian Federation and international organizations. The purpose of this Conference is:
- to ensure a peaceful, smooth and legitimate process of Russia's Decolonization
- to begin the process of clarifying and approving the demarcation of state borders of the new republics
- to prepare and sign treaties of friendship and cooperation between the new states and neighboring countries
- to approve principles of succession, including division of Russia's assets and debts (including reparations to states that suffered from military aggression by the Russian Fed


Call upon UN Member States to provide maximum assistance to National Transitional Governments/Administrations to achieve the goals of decolonization and peace. And formally recognize the independence and sovereignty of the following indigenous and colonized states: Tatarstan, Ingria, Bashkortostan, Karelia, Buryatia, Kalmykia, Baltic Republic (Konigsberg, East Prussia), Komi, Circassia, Siberia, Ural Republic, Don, Tyva, Kuban, Dagestan, Pacific Federation (territory of Primorye and Priamurye), Moscow Republic, Erzyan Mastor, Sakha, Pomorie, Chuvashia, Chernozemye, Mordovia, Volga region, Khakassia, Udmurtia, Tyumen-Yugra, Mari El, Altai, Ingushetia, and others


We call for the beginning of the preparation of Constitutions of the Republics that consolidate their state independence and sovereignty, as well as key legislative acts aimed at ensuring peace, lustration, political stability, rapid economic growth and development. We call upon intellectuals, social, cultural, economic, political and spiritual leaders of indigenous peoples and regions to actively participate in this process


We urge all representatives of indigenous peoples and colonized regions to engage in peaceful, systematic resistance. Forms of such resistance may include strikes, demonstrations, pickets, acts of sabotage of orders of the imperial center, refusal to serve in the armed forces of the Russian Federation, and so on. The goal of these actions should be a peaceful transition of power to democratically elected representative bodies of independent states.


We call on all members of the military and security forces who are representatives of indigenous peoples and colonized regions to immediately return to their native land and ensure a peaceful and democratic transition of power. We urge all those who are currently participating in the unjust war of aggression against Ukraine to return home, including by surrendering to the AFU


Initiate the formation of national legions (Self-Defense Forces) to protect the sovereignty, rights of our peoples and peace.


We begin the process of consultations on the creation of a Joint Transitional Administration as a temporary (no more than 12 months from the time the Putin-led war criminal regime is removed from power) collegial and consultative representative body of all colonized indigenous peoples and regions of the RF to practically ensure a smooth and legitimate Decolonization process. The representation of all indigenous peoples and regions in this body must be equal (on the parity principle of one country/region - one representative), the delegation of powers for participation in it being made by the National Governments/Transitional Administrations.

This body will have the following tasks:


Coordination of activities to eliminate the colonial regime of war criminals (creating a single clear plan of action, a road map for eliminating imperial rule, a guide for citizens and regions on how to facilitate the process of eliminating the Kremlin's terrorist regime personally on the ground)


Assistance to National Governments/Transitional Administrations of Indigenous Peoples and Colonized Regions in conducting democratic elections according to international standards and with the participation of international observers - no later than 8 months from the fall of Putin's imperial regime (election date to be announced no later than 3 months from the fall of the terrorist Russian state regime)


Assistance in organizing the transfer of power to the democratically elected authorities of the indigenous and colonized regions (especially in those regions where national governments/transitional administrations will not be established), no later than 12 months after the fall of the colonial regime and no later than 3 months after the announcement of the official results of elections recognized by the international community


Maximum assistance to the competent international bodies to control, without exception, all nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction located on the lands of indigenous peoples and colonized regions, in order to ensure the absolute denuclearization of the lands of indigenous peoples and colonized regions


Providing a mechanism for the peaceful resolution of territorial disputes, should they arise


Ensuring the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens of all nationalities during the transition period

We call upon all citizens of the Russian Federation to effectively support the goals of this Declaration of Decolonization for the sake of peace, security, democracy, and harmony among peoples.

For your and our Freedom!

Participants in the Free Nations of PostRussia Forum