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September 18, 2014, New York City
Russian-Americans And Their Friends To Hold Rallies In Six US Cities
As Part Of The Global Russian Diaspora Action Of Solidarity
With Russians’ Peace March Against Vladimir Putin’s Military Interference In Ukraine
American Russian-Speaking Association for Civil & Human Rights (ARA), a national organization of Americans who immigrated from Russia and other former Soviet Union countries, is calling upon its friends, supporters, and all people of good will to join us at the actions of solidarity with the Russians’ Peace March against the Putin regime’s military interference in Ukraine.
The Peace March will take place in Moscow on Sunday September 21. Actions in support of it are planned in dozens of cities across Russia as well as in the Russian diaspora.
In the United States, the following actions are scheduled to take place:
ARA leadership has initiated and is organizing the rally in New York City and participates in the organizing of the events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington DC. It also supports the rally in Boston which is being organized by the local Ukrainian community.
Our goal is to bring together those Russian-Americans who are opposed to the present Russian government’s military interference in Ukraine and to affirm our vision of a future peaceful, democratic Russia that respects the human and civil rights of its own people as well as the territorial integrity of its neighbors and is, in turn, a respected and equal member of the community of democratic nations. This is the vision upon which the Russian Federation was founded in 1990-1991. We oppose hate speech, warmongering, stereotyping, and disparaging of Russian, Ukrainian, or any other people.
Our slogans for the peace rallies are:
PUTIN, HANDS OFF UKRAINE!
PUTIN’S WAR IS NOT RUSSIANS’ WAR!
PEACE AND FREEDOM FOR UKRAINE AND RUSSIA!
RUSSIA AND UKRAINE – IN EUROPE TOGETHER!