Resistance in Russia is now Official.

Nadin Brzezinski
5 min readNov 10, 2022
Ilya Ponomarev, appearing in a video by Free Russia Forum posted to YouTube in 2021 By Форум свободной России —, CC BY 3.0,

We are quickly moving to the next stage in the internal crisis of the Russian Federation. I usually tend to do some highlights with summaries of documents, but this one is a big deal. I will also point out that a Russian unit is fighting for Ukraine. This force is trained to NATO standards and is fighting under NATO standards.

When the war moves inside Russia, this legion could provide a core to at least one of the armies of the coming civil war. Here is the document in full.

The people behind it are also here. Of note, Ilya Ponomarev is part of this group. You may remember him from Daria Dugina’s murder earlier in the summer. He, and the National Republican Army, took responsibility for that murder. No, they did not consider the Dugin’s mere civilians.

He also has been talking to the resistance to Moscow in Dagestan. So keep his name in your mind. Looking at my tea leaves the future of Russia will involve him. He was also the only deputy of the Duma to vote against the entry of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

Here is the document in full:

Draft Act on National Resistance

The National Resistance aims to move to the structure of Russian society on the principles of the rule of law, democracy and federalism and to end the war of aggression against Ukraine. This Act remains valid until the actual elimination of the tyranny of the illegitimate “President” Putin and his subordinate structures, and the formation of transitional authorities.

The Congress of People’s Deputies emphasizes that according to paragraph 1 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the bearer of sovereignty and the only source of power in Russia is exclusively and only the people of Russia.

The Congress of People’s Deputies believes that the right to rebellion, as the right to resist oppression, the right to revolution and the right to fight against the usurpers of power, including by means of armed struggle, is a natural right that the people of Russia possess.

The Congress of People’s Deputies recalls that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by resolution 217 A (III) of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10…

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB