“I believe that the criminal war in Ukraine has proven that there can be no agreement between the free world and Russia governed by Putin and the KGB. Moreover there is no way that freedom will prevail in our part of the world, without the liberation of nations, which are part of the Russian empire, and this must be discussed not only with those Russians, for whom freedom is a fundamental value, but also with representatives of national minorities living in territories of the Russian Federation. This is the idea that underlies our conference.” – Krzysztof Skowroński, President of the Journalists’ Solidarity Foundation.
“Free Nations of Russia Forum”
On May 8, the Foksal Press Center will host an international conference “Free Nations of Russia Forum”. The organizer, meaning the Journalists’ Solidarity Foundation, menaged to invite to the House of Journalist at 3/5 Foksal street, not only important Russian politicians, who emigrated and believe that there will come a day, when Putin’s regime will fall and Russia will break with its imperial tradition, but also politicians and experts from Poland, Ukraine and Belarus.
The two-day forum will also be attended by representatives of nations enslaved by Russian imperialism. Warsaw on May 8, on the day which free nations celebrate victory and the end of the Second World War, will be visited by, among others:
Ilya Ponomarev – the only MP in the Russian Duma, who voted against the annexation of Crimea, chechen Djamboulat Souleimanov, who emigrated and is now living in France or Baszkir Nafic Kashapov from Tatarstan. Polish thought in discussions and panels will be represented by:
MEP and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Anna Fotyga, Chairman of the Security and Defence Council Professor Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski and Maria Przełomiec journalist, specialist in Eastern affairs. Former Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin and Belarusian oppositionist Yaroslav Romanchuk will come to Warsaw from Ukraine.
We divided the forum into two three-hour parts and four panels:
On May 8, the conference will start at 10.00 a.m. and will be broadcast on the youtube channel of the Journalists’ Solidarity Foundation in three languages: Polish, English and Russian.
We anticipate two press conferences for journalists, which will take place at the Foksal Press Center, at 3/5 Foksal Street in Warsaw:
May 7 (Saturday) at 5 p.m.
May 8 (Sunday) at 5:30 p.m.
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