Because we’re helping Ukrainians who became victims of the criminal war, and because we are voicing opinions that contradict official Russian propaganda, we’ve become renegades and traitors in the eyes of Russian authorities. We’re in danger of criminal prosecution: under the criminal laws recently introduced in Russia we face up to 20 years in prison for our support of Ukraine. Contacting the Russian authorities for any reason - e.g., to renew a travel passport or a national ID card, get a birth certificate for a child, etc. - carries a significant risk. Even visiting a Russian consulate, which enjoys extraterritorial status, could put us in danger. We have grave and reasonable concerns that our residence permits could be canceled because Russia could refuse to issue us new travel documents. Also, when our Russian passports expire, our bank accounts could be blocked, our medical insurance wouldn't be extended, etc., etc. It means that we might be forced to go back to Russia, where we could face trials and prison sentences. That’s why we’re calling the governments of our countries to grant us a legal status that wouldn’t be tied to the Russian passport. We want to keep living, studying, working, doing business without being afraid for our lives and our futures.