skybluestain

skybluestain, Latvia
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About Alexander...

!!! Stand by the people of Ukraine! Help refugees! Petition your government to close the sky over Ukraine! Millions of Russians oppose this bloody aggression, 15 thousand people have already been arrested for protesting the war and their number is growing! !!!

*** If you want to write a postcard of solidarity to someone imprisoned for their anti-war position, please let me know! ***

Hi, my name is Alexander. I'm human rights activist from Russia working for Amnesty International. In March 2022, I had to leave my country because of war, I hope, for a while, so I'm settled down in Riga after spending one month in Helsinki, Finland, and 2,5 months in Kyrgyzstan, a country I fell in love with.

I started as journalist many years ago but then turned to human rights work as the situation in my country was becoming worse with each year. Plus I'm gay:-)

I may say my job is not about human suffering only, it's also about devoted individuals and whole communities dedicated to the fight for their rights, liberty and dignity.

My job gave me an opportunity to meet wonderful people with exceptional integrity all across Russia and neighboring countries, like Tbilisi LGBT Pride organizers, Ukrainian culture up-keepers, anarchists and Crimean Tatar activists from Crimea, human rights defenders in Rostov, Voronezh and Saint Petersburg, young opposition activists from Minsk. I'm immensely grateful to all of them who keep the candles of hope alight.

I don't mind to get any cards but if you have something related to human rights, political and environmental activism and LGBT community, you're very welcome. I started my GF collection as well but since I left it behind in Moscow, I think about starting it anew.

P.S. I'm also a member of 25stamps.club, papermoney.club and youvegotmail.club, if you want to swap stamps, banknotes or stationery you can find me there - I'm skybluestain there too.

Cheers.

Expired cards:
2009 - 2; 2010 - 2; 2011 - 2; 2012 - 4; 2013 - 18 ;(
2018 - 2; 2019 - 2; 2020 - 10 :(; 2021 - 14 :((
2022 - 16 so far...

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