Parade of Sovereignties: 10 Regions of Russia Confirm Their Desire for Independence from Moscow
The results of national online referendums on independence have been announced for five more regions of Russia: Chuvashia, Karelia, Novgorod Republic, Voronezh Republic, and Belgorod Republic.
The outcomes indicate several trends. Firstly, the level of citizen engagement in Russia's process of self-identification and pursuit of independence remains strong. Secondly, regions with national characteristics or previous experience of independence from Moscow show greater support for separation from Russia.
A total of 4,424,597 people participated in the online referendums.
The voting results reflect the emerging trend of the potential disintegration of the Russian Federation.
• Chuvashia: 56.28% in favor of independence from Moscow, 43.72% against.
• Karelia: 72.4% in favor of independence, 27.6% against.
• Belgorod Republic: 58.6% in favor of independence, 41.4% against.
• Novgorod Republic: 74.29% in favor of independence, 25.71% against.
• Voronezh Republic: 51.3% in favor of independence, 48.7% against.
"Already 10 regions of Russia have confirmed their desire for independence from Moscow. The process continues," reports the Referendum Organizing Committee.
"At this stage, initiative groups are starting to prepare for Primaries of potential leaders in Chuvashia, Karelia, Belgorod Republic, Novgorod Republic, and Voronezh Republic. Additionally, the formation of a third group of regions of Russia for conducting online referendums on independence is nearing completion," say the organizers.
According to Oleg Dunda, a member of Parliament who supports the realization of the right to independence for regions and national republics of Russia from the Ukrainian side, the results of the July online referendums show that an increasing number of citizens living in Russia are distancing themselves from their future and the future of their children with the 'Russian Empire' and Moscow authorities.
"With the current sentiments in the regions, local elites will soon join the independence movement. Once they realize that Moscow cannot retain new states by force," emphasized the deputy.
The online platform allows the regions of Russia to safely express their opinions on whether they have the right to live independently from Moscow.
Earlier, online referendums on independence and self-determination of the republics of the Russian Federation took place in five other regions of Russia: Kaliningrad, Ingria (St. Petersburg), Kuban, Siberia, and Ural. The voting concluded on 28th February, with 5.6 million people participating, according to the organizers.