Mikhail Khodorkovsky appeals to Russians: We can stop the war, it’s enough to take it to the streets!
We are at war with Ukraine. For real. Sending there the soldiers and equipment. Ukrainians fight well, but retreating. Forces, of course, are not equal.
Our government is constantly lying about it. As they were lying in the 80s about Afghanistan. In the 90s - about Chechnya. Today - about Ukraine. And we bury our colleagues, friends and relatives, who are now on both sides, who are killing each other, not because they want to, but because of of aging rulers who always need blood.
We all know that. Therefore, the government lies.
And why we pretend to believe them? Chickened ?! Are we even afraid to think? Losing our children, doesn’t scare you?! Shooting at our brothers? How will we live with that?
And you know - we could and still can stop it. Simply go out, it’s enough to take it to the streets, threaten to strike. The rulers will immediately retreat, they are so cowardly. Will we keep pretending that we believe? And keep crying at the funerals.
So, I do not want to remain silent and will not.