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Recognize Putin as war criminal is petition, filed 2018.06.10 at by Elizaveta Bogutskaya (Liza Bogutskaya).

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Short version

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Recognize the President of the Russian Federation - Putin V.V. as a war criminal

Created by E.B. on June 10, 2018

I apply to the US Congress to recognize the President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. a war criminal and judge him by the International Military Tribunal for crimes against the World, unleashing and conducting military aggression against Ukraine, Georgia and Syria in violation of international treaties on the inviolability of borders, crimes against humanity, destruction, enslavement and harassment of civilian population in the occupied territories on political, racial and religious motives.

I ask to recognize Putin as a war criminal for torturing Ukrainian citizens from the occupied territories who are hostages convicted by the Russian Federation and serving sentences in Russian prisons.

Full text of my petition:

Long version Liza Bogutskaya, June 11 at 1:32am ·

My name is Elizaveta Bogutskaya. I apply to all progressive mankind to recognize the President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. as a war criminal and judge him by the International Military Tribunal for crimes against the world, military aggression against Ukraine and Syria, crimes against humanity and for destruction and enslavement of the civilian population. Wars in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, Ukraine... Who is going to be the next?


In 1999, as a result of unleashed war in Chechnya, Putin came to unlimited power in Russia. More than 250.000 civilians were killed.


In 2008, without declaring the war, Russia unleashed military aggression in Georgia, as a result some of the Georgian territories (Abkhazia and South Ossetia) are still occupied and not being recognized as republics in the world.


The terrible footage of the military chronicles from Syria is beyond imagination. Bombing of civilian settlements, chemical attacks and extermination of hundreds of thousands people. The war in Syria is the apogee of cynicism of the Russian Federation President Putin in relation to Humanity. Putin said about Syria once: "We are conducting a large-scale military training that has no serious effect on the budget. It is hard to imagine a better training.”

The result of such "the best training" was tens of thousands people buried alive under the rubble, killed and permanently disabled. Millions of people became refugees. Historical monuments and architecture of the country were completely destroyed and entire cultural layers were cut out.


The occupation of Ukrainian territories began in 2014.

In March 2014 Russia conducted the illegal referendum in Crimea and annexed Ukrainian territory. Now Russia continues, despite the decision of Hague court to conduct racial discrimination in Crimea and boldly violate the rights of the indigenous population of Crimea-Crimean Tatars with moral and physical pressure. Searches, arrests, detentions in jail and imprisoning of people who disagree with Putin's regime have become common in Crimea. In April 2014 the Russian Federation under the command of Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin unleashed military aggression in the East of Ukraine - Donbas area, as a result of which part of the territories being controlled by the Russian special services proclaimed themselves independent republics. Neither the annexed Crimea nor the 'LPR' and 'DPR are recognized by the World community as non-Ukrainian territories.

As a result of the military actions of the Russian Federation thousands of the Ukraine Homeland defenders perished, leaving children without fathers and mothers without sons. Tens of thousands were injured and disabled. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes. Millions became refugees.

"They are not there" – with such message Putin rejected the presence of Russian troops in Crimea and the East of Ukraine.

"We are defending the rights of the Russian population" – this was his message, when the evidences of the Russian troops presence on Ukrainian territories were collected in sufficient numbers.

The Malaysian Boeing MH-17 which was shot down over Ukrainian territory was the work of Russian military personnel, just like the plane of Polish President Lech Kaczynski shot down near Smolensk, what has been established by the investigative commission in the Netherlands and Poland.

Putin is not only socially dangerous in a large-scale understanding for the world. He confidently keeps the world in bloody hands through murders and mockeries of famous personalities.

Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Litvinenko, Sergei Skripal, not to mention the whole list of Russian journalists and human rights activists who criticized Putin's regime and became his victims. A special cynicism is expressed by the imprisoning of Ukrainian citizens who defended their Homeland. Film Director Oleg Sentsov was convicted as a Russian citizen. Although he never applied for Russian citizenship and did not renounce his Ukrainian citizenship Oleg was sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Russian court.

Oleg went on hunger strike demanding to release all of the 54 political prisoners in Russia. He’s been continuing to starve for more than 25 days. The purpose is to inform the world that conducting peaceful sports or any other activities in the country of totalitarian regime and trampling of any norms of morality is immoral.

Yesterday in support for Oleg Sentsov and as a sign of protest Ukrainian prisoners - Stanislav Klikh, Alexander Shumkov, Alexander Kolchenko in Russia went on a complete hunger strike.

I'll add that it's wrong not only to go to the spectacular mass events to Russia like World Football Championship but it's also immoral to sign contracts and trade with the country sponsoring terrorism worldwide.

The devil, selling resources of life, takes away the soul.

I urge the world community to sign petition to the US Congress for the recognition of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation as a war criminal No. 1 and the commencement of the process of the Military Tribunal in Hague.

Historic context

Vladimir Putin is known agent of KGB, fascist (member of KPSS during the USSR), usurpator (see Election fraud, Churov comb), terrorist (see Bombing of Nevskij express, Katyn-2, MH17), murderer (see Putin killed Litvinenko, Putin killed Nemtsov), organiser of the Russian invasion into Georgia, Russian invasion into Ukraine (and, in particular, plundering, annexation of Crimea), Russian invasion into Syria (and, perhaps, application of the chemical weapon).

As result of Putin's activity, many people thing, that it is necessary to designate Russia as state sponsor of terrorism. Many citizen think, that Putin's activity should be analysed by the international court (see Hague).

Consideration of petition by Elizaveta Bogutskaya seems to be import historic document, that indicates, that many people understand the negative role of Putin in the history of Russia and nearby countries. For this reason, the document has scientific interest.

Publications about Putin are collected and analysed in TORI for scientific purposes.
Evidences, presented in the cited literature, should not be interpreted as justification of conversion of Putin and his men "into radioactive ache", following ideas suggested by Dmitri Kiselev.[3]


  1. Liza Bogutskaya. June 11 at 1:32am. My name is Elizaveta Bogutskaya. I apply to all progressive mankind to recognize the President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. as a war criminal and judge him by the International Military Tribunal for crimes against the world, military aggression against Ukraine and Syria, crimes against humanity and for destruction and enslavement of the civilian population.
  2. мимика вошьдя. 00:46 Февраль, 24, 2012.
  3. Lidia Kelly. Russia can turn US to radioactive ash - Kremlin-backed journalist March 16, 2014 / 10:11 PM.

2016.09.25. Raf Sanchez. Britain accuses Putin of 'war crimes' in Syria at bitter UN meeting. 25 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 9:59PM. // Britain has accused Russia of committing “war crimes” in Syria as world powers rounded on Moscow in one of the most bitter meetings of the UN Security Council in recent memory.// As Russian jets took part in what rebels called the “scorched earth bombing” of Aleppo, Western powers charged Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, with deliberately undermining peace talks and flouting its historic responsibilities to the United Nations.

2017.07.01. ALEXANDER J. MOTYL. Vladimir Putin, war criminal. The Russian leader has a long record of inhumanity. 1/7/17, 5:23 AM CET NEWARK, New Jersey — Russia’s criminal behavior in Syria is just the latest in a long string of crimes perpetrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration may be unwilling to admit it, but Putin is a war criminal. The U.S. government may need to negotiate with him, but it should remember that he is a butcher.

2019.12.29. Statement by the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki. The 20th century brought the world inconceivable suffering and the death of hundreds of millions of people killed in the name of sick, totalitarian ideologies. The death toll of Nazism, fascism and communism is obvious for people of our generation. It is also obvious who is responsible for those crimes – and whose pact started World War II, the most murderous conflict in the history of humankind. 29.12.2019. .. President Putin has lied about Poland on numerous occasions, and he has always done it deliberately. This usually happens when Russian authorities feel international pressure related to their activities – and the pressure is exerted not on historical but contemporary geopolitical scene. In recent weeks Russia has suffered several significant defeats – it failed in its attempt to take complete control over Belarus, the EU once again prolonged sanctions imposed on it for illegal annexation of Crimea, the so-called “Normandy Format” talks did not result in lifting these sanctions and simultaneously further restrictions were introduced – this time by the US, significantly hindering the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. At the same time Russian athletes have just been suspended for four years for using doping. // I consider President Putin’s words as an attempt to cover up these problems. The Russian leader is well aware that his accusations have nothing to do with reality – and that in Poland there are no monuments of Hitler or Stalin. Such monuments stood here only when they were erected by the aggressors and perpetrators – the Third Reich and the Soviet Russia. // The Russian people – the greatest victim of Stalin, one of the cruellest criminals in the history of the world – deserve the truth. I believe that Russians are a nation of free people – and that they reject Stalinism, even when President Putin’s government is trying to rehabilitate it. ..


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