The activities of our movement are based on the rules of international law, in particular concerning the right of nations to self-determination:
«Every State has the duty to refrain from any forcible action which deprives peoples referred to in the elaboration of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of their right to self-determination and freedom and independence».
«The establishment of a sovereign and independent State, the free association or integration with an independent State or the emergence into any other political status freely determined by a people constitute modes of implementing the right of self-determination by that people».
THE DECLARATION ON PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW CONCERNING FRIENDLY RELATIONS AND CO-OPERATION AMONG STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Adopted by the General Assembly on 24 October 1970 (resolution 26/25 (XXV))
In our work we are also guided by law of the European Union and those countries where the participants of the movement are residents (with the exception of the Russian Federation).
In addition to the above, we take into account the constitutional legislation of the Kuban People’s Republic and the Agreement between the Government of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Government of the Kuban Krai of 1920, which, being historical political documents, can be used as a basis for future legal documents.
In accordance with these rules of law, we adopt our own rules and agreements within the movement.
We can apply law, legal mechanisms and institutions of the Russian Federation, including the Krasnodar Krai, which is part of it, only to the extent, that they do not contradict the general principles of humanism, international law and our internal rules. We also use them when it is in the interests of our movement. For example: we support the rules that protect the life, health and property of individuals, but we ignore the rules and law enforcement aimed at maintaining the Russian anti-democratic regime and the territorial integrity of this colonial country. Or another example: we can call for ignoring certain votings authorized by the Russian authorities, but if necessary, we can use certain platforms authorized by these authorities to promote our ideas. This is not a double standard, we are talking about this directly, because the main thing for us is to implement our goals and use various peaceful methods to achieve them.
We advocate peaceful, non-violent solutions to problems. We are against violence and terror, which is what our enemy — the Russian state is doing. Our main weapon is the word, the enlightenment that we bring to our compatriots and the world. We do not undertake to impose our opinion on anyone, our business is to share and explain it, and the business of the recipients is to agree with it or not.
We call on supporters of our ideas to spread the ideas of independence of the Kuban in a safe way and to help us in the fight against the Russian authorities, in particular by providing us with information that could be of international significance.
We use such institutions of democracy as discussions, campaigning, polls, votings, peaceful protest, public control — everything that legal democratic countries use. However, we cannot deny the right to self-defence against attacks, whether individual or collective, proportionate and in accordance with international law. Any attempt to destroy us by any force will have to be met with a symmetrical response: this is the right of everyone, confirmed by international rules and due to be protected by international institutions.
Our commitment to the norms and ideals of the free world does not and cannot mean infantilism and pacifism to our own detriment. Practice shows, that playing by these rules with those who do not recognize them and are ready to do everything to prevent them from working, i.e. with any authoritarian and anti-democratic systems, leads to the defeat of democracy. The clearest example of this is the attempt of the Russian Federation to create a semblance of a democratic state in the 90s, suppressed during the revenge of the security forces in the 2000s with the non-resistance and infantilism of the democrats. Democratic countries understand that democracy, European values and human rights should not just be «with fists», but armed. That is why new countries continue to join NATO, who understand that this organization is an important guarantee of their sovereignty. Anyone who has the neighborhood of Russia at its side should remember this.
We use attracting international attention and support. We do not oppose support (including financial support) from foreign companies and individuals, states and international organizations, and we do not make from this the secret and we will be grateful for its provision. The Russian government with its pernicious ideology is our common enemy, and we stand against it together.
Our activities are also aimed at creating an image of the Russian Federation that is adequate to the realities in the world. We support sanction (in particular legal, economic and informational) pressure on the Russian government and consider it necessary to strengthen it.
It is naive to deny the fact that there is an information war going on in the world. We are in this war on the side of the free, democratic part of the world against authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. Therefore, we are against Russia. Therefore, our task is to awaken the consciousness of our countrymen, to help them realize their true interests. The more supporters of our ideas there are, the more willing the international community will be to help us.
Our task is also to eliminate the legitimacy of the ruling regime in Russia, both in eyes of our compatriots and in eyes of the international community. It has been repeatedly observed, that power is a willingness, first of all, to obey it. Therefore, we must put the authority of the Russian government where it belongs, it should be treated not as a partner or «democracy with problems», but as an autocracy, a criminal organization, usurper and an aggressor who has put itself above international law.