Russian Democratic Society is a community of Russian immigrants in the UK. We unite like-minded individuals, groups and organisations in shaping a democratic future for Russia. We empower people to push ideas forward by facilitating horizontal connections for all.
As Russia descends into chaos, we strive to build a coalition of ordinary people ready to collaborate and contribute to Russia's social, economic, and political future. Our call to action is to lead Russia to a legitimate system of democratic governance. This is our constitutional right.
Raised to buy medical equipment for a clinic in Vinnytsia, Ukraine.
For the raised money we bought a fiber gastroscope which allows for diagnosing internal bleeding and an electro coagulator to stop bleeding as well as a complete kit of necessary accessories.
Raised to buy a large power generator for Zoryanskoye, Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine.
Raised to buy generators for households in Ukraine. It was enough to buy 11 generators and 5 sleeping bags
Delivered with wfu.world from the Polish border to Kyiv, where the organization Dopomoga dityam viyny distributes and installs the equipment.
Raised for a shelter organised by volunteers in Kazakhstan
$3,600 - rent for 20 people per 3 months
$320 - resident permit for 1 person
Logovo helps Russians fleeing mobilization via a telegram bot and leads a strong anti-war campaign
Raised for shelters for those fleeing wars, including:
Ethos - a shelter in Yerevan, help war refugees fleeing wars in Ukraine and the republic of Artsakh
Pristanište - a shelter in Montenegro for those fleeing the war in Ukraine
Let’s Succeed Together
Voluntary activism is a core strength of any community. Russian Democratic Society encourages everyone to stand with us. We will succeed only when change comes from within, and we want to empower you to take an active role. Learn more about the opportunities available to lend your support.
Active participation is an essential part of our community's success. Donations and fundraisers are a great way to connect with your local community and spread the importance of our mission. Within our varied range of campaigns, it is easy to find something that personally inspires you.
Declarations we signed
Open Letter in Support of LGBTQ+ People. In light of the Russian State Duma's first reading of a bill that bans transgender transitioning, the LGBTQ+ community in Russia has published a letter in support of LGBTQ+ individuals. RDS joins over 1,000 LGBTQ+ activists and allies who have signed the letter.
Save people from drowning on the Russian-occupied left bank of Dnipro. Together with FAR Oxford and other organisations we are calling on every international evacuation mission: save people on the occupied left bank of Dnipro from the flood caused by the Nova Kakhovka dam explosion.
Declaration of Russian Democratic Forces. This signature is for us - an acknowledgment of the need to unite for a common goal. The declaration calls things by their names. The war against Ukraine is criminal, the current Russian political regime is illegitimate, imperialism is unacceptable, and political persecution and forced displacement of Ukrainian citizens must be stopped.