Though we tried to clarify here at SOFREP that the Ukraine-Russia war is as real as it gets, there are still a lot of readers who are skeptical about the validity of the war. We try our best to fact-check our stories and cite credible sources, but for those who might be keen on continuing their Russian support, the Duma, Russia’s parliament, is offering you a way out.

After Russia declared that they had legally “annexed” the four regions “contested” by Ukrainians, State Duma deputy Alexander Tolmachev participated in an online poll asking if Americans are willing to migrate to Russia to show solidarity with the nation. He said that if Americans are willing to secede from some states, Moscow is ready to consider it.

Tolmachev added that he is open to conducting an official vote with US states willing to secede. Leadership under current Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the things the lawmaker uses in his invitation.

“It is important that voting takes place not on social networks, but officially and legitimately, as in the Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk and Luhansk republics, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson provinces,” Tolmachev said.

He also said there is an ongoing clash between the US and NATO (Europe, in general), which can be hampered by strengthening ties with Russia, calling the US-NATO relationship “bursting at its seams.”

Alexander Tolmachev
Alexander Tolmachev (Source:

“Such initiatives are a signal that the citizens of the United States are dissatisfied with their leadership and are ready to take extreme measures, up to secession, if the current policy of America continues,” he said.

In a report cited on (a Russian news site), an unverified 80 percent of the supposed population of New Hampshire is said to be supportive of the seceding act. A commenter in one of the polls said, “Most of Oregon wants to leave Oregon. I support the big Idaho movement. And so should the people living in Texas, Florida, Idaho and everywhere in between. I support any state that wants to achieve statehood.”

Still, many others are straightforward in their opposition.