First steps of the independent Kuban state

The proposed measures, tested on the experience of other countries, including the former «socialist camp», are necessary for the further successful functioning of the young state. They should be applied both in our region and in other regions of Russia after their separation from the «federation», because otherwise there is a great risk of repeating many mistakes and reactionary processes.

Firstly, temporary external management under the auspices of the UN. It is obvious that the young state will need external assistance at first. Not only and not so much financial, especially in the case of Kuban (since we are not deprived of material resources), but to a greater extent organizational, managerial, educational, etc. Naturally, temporary external management should be combined with the involvement of local personnel who will work under the leadership of international forces. The same applies to sending local personnel to foreign education and professional development. Also, at first, it is necessary to attract foreign specialists to various sectors of the economy and management. Special emphasis should be placed on the introduction of European educational programs in Kuban primary, secondary and higher education: this will turn the region into a developed European country in the foreseeable future after independence.

Secondly, lustration and the fight against crime, including cronyism and corruption. These measures are directly related to each other, since the abstract word «power» in the post-Soviet space and especially in Kuban just refers to the entire set of criminals, oligarchs, nomenklatura (whether the CPSU or «United Russia»), security forces, etc. — all those who hold power resources in their hands and use them for their own enrichment. All of them should be removed from the administration of the independent Kuban state, all their cases should be investigated and appropriate judicial decisions made on their «merits» (again, with the involvement of international justice).

Thirdly, the process of «deimperialization» or «deruscisation». This is an extensive process, both in value of measures and in terms of time duration, related to overcoming the negative legacy of Russia and the USSR. As an example we can take the appropriate denazification procedures after the Second World War. The result of this process should be the formation of a civil society that respects human rights and freedoms and a democratic state governed by the rule of law and controlled by society. Within the framework of these procedures, it will also be necessary to condemn the Communist ideology of the USSR and similar countries and equate it with Nazism, investigate the crimes of past regimes (repressions, genocides), disclosure of archives, etc. Systematic implementation of these measures can allow the second or third generation, who will grew up in an independent Kuban, to become real free-spirited citizens of the modern European country.

Fourthly, the adoption of the foundations of the state system. We believe that a unitary form of state (with possible autonomous regions) and a parliamentary republican form of government are optimal for Kuban. As a tribute to the Kuban traditions, we propose, in particular, to return the historical name «Rada» to the Kuban parliament, and it is also possible to use other traditional Kuban names for government institutions. Federal and confederal unions (whether with former Russia’s southern neighbors or with Ukraine) are the matter for separate discussion and specific historical circumstances.

Fifthly, in the future, it is a gradual transition to independent management, the formation of the Kuban armed forces to protect sovereignty and integration into international structures (the UN, EU and NATO).