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Don’t Blame Jews for Russia’s Election Interference – ForceChange


Goal: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

Aim: Apologize for discriminatory feedback made about Russian minority teams.

Throughout a latest interview with NBC Information relating to the doable Russian interference with the 2016 American Presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin prompt, with none proof, that maybe Jews or different ethnic teams have been liable for the meddling. Putin’s feedback started with him stating that if any Russian residents have been concerned in interference with the American election he didn’t care as a result of the Kremlin was in a roundabout way concerned and any residents concerned weren’t linked to the Kremlin. Regardless of the U.S. intelligence providers charging that Putin himself could have ordered the meddling within the election, Putin constantly denies involvement. Nevertheless, it’s unsuitable and discriminatory for him to shed any assumed culpability from himself and the Kremlin by suggesting that different ethnic teams are accountable.

Within the unique interview that was at occasions very heated, Putin questioned the accusations of meddling: “Why have you ever determined the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anyone permission to do that?” Talking of any Russian residents that could be concerned within the meddling, Putin stated, “There are 146 million Russians. So what? …  I don’t care. I couldn’t care much less. … They don’t symbolize the pursuits of the Russian state.” Putin went on to recommend that Russian minority teams may have been liable for the meddling: “Perhaps they’re not even Russians. Perhaps they’re Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, simply with Russian citizenship.”

Not solely are these feedback discriminatory additionally they diminish the identities of those individuals who, as prompt by Putin, may establish at Russian residents. Signal this petition to induce Putin to apologize for these inflammatory remarks.

PETITION LETTER:

Pricey President Putin,

Throughout a latest interview with NBC Information relating to the doable Russian interference with the 2016 American Presidential election, you asserted that the Russian authorities was not concerned in any respect. Nevertheless, as a substitute of simply denying the accusations, you turned the accusations on different teams of individuals. The folks you chose may very nicely be Russian residents, as you your self acknowledged, nonetheless they’re Russian minority teams.

By suggesting that any meddling within the Presidental election may have been executed by Ukrainians, Tatars, or Jews you’ve diminished these folks’s identities. I strongly urge you to apologize for these remarks as they’re pointless to your intention of proving the Kremlin’s innocence and solely serve to ostracize these teams of individuals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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