Monday, October 1, 2012

Moscow Region Town Declares Independence

Residents of Domodedovo, a city south of Moscow near the country's biggest international airport, have announced the establishment of a Russian Democratic Republic and asked the EU for official recognition, the Russian Lawyers Association for Human Rights said on Monday. In their letter to the EU, the Russian Democratic Republic action group claims the Russian authorities have grossly violated the principles of democratic society by ignoring the results of a 2007 referendum when almost 100 percent of Domodedovo residents voted against the building of a toll motorway within city limits. The group says the Russian Democratic Republic should be integrated into the EU and recognized by other countries with special status as part of the Russian Federation and the right to self-determination.

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