Musician Boris Grebenshchikov calls on Russian authorities to solve problems peacefully

posted 4 Mar 2014, 14:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Mar 2014, 14:21 ]
3 March 2014

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Today, on the Sunday before Lent, I want to make a simple statement and let my words be heard.

Let those that hold power in their hands today, remember the people who have delegated this power to you; without the people you are nothing, so please stop deceiving them.

No matter how strong your desire may be to enter into history, do not attempt to do so at the cost of the lives of those people who have put their trust in you.

There is no problem that can’t be resolved in a peaceful way; there is always a solution which can prevent the loss of lives.

Be farsighted: stop playing off people against each other, stop lying to your people for the apparent benefits of today – it will lead to disproportionately large losses tomorrow.

Lord, give us the wisdom to settle our disputes peacefully!

Source: Boris Grebenshchikov 

Translated by Eva Cukier