Letter to the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

October 5, 2022

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
275 Slater Street, Suite 1800
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5H9 Canada

To whom it may concern,

We are writing on behalf of the Russian Canadian Democratic Alliance and activists to express our sincere and deepest gratitude to the Uzbekistan Government and the People of Uzbekistan Republic for extending hospitality to the citizens of the Russian Federation.

In the darkest hours of Russian history when for seven horrible months, the government of Russia is waging an unprovoked war with Ukraine, an independent, sovereign country, you agreed to help the citizens of the Russian Federation who refused to support the regime and commit war crimes by joining the military forces attending the conflict zone. The military draft has disproportionately targeted ethnical minorities. By accepting those fleeing from Russia, you are not only saving the lives of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Federation but also preventing further genocide of Ukrainian citizens.

The People of Uzbekistan have demonstrated the highest kindness, generosity and commitment to human rights and freedom. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the government and the People of Uzbekistan for this noble act.

Sincerely yours,

RCDA Board of Directors:

Olga Babina
Mariia Kartasheva 
Anton Mosunov
Yuriy Novodvorskiy