California secessionist to open its first ‘embassy’ in Moscow
A U.S. citizen spearheading the California secessionist movement said he would open an embassy in Moscow as his separatist campaign looked to Russia for recognition.
Louis Marinelli, president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, opened the doors Sunday to the Golden State’s first “embassy” in none other than the Russian capital.
Mr. Marinelli, 30, has been one of the most vocal proponents in recent years of the movement dedicated toward California independence.
“California can’t become a country without recognition from other countries,” Mr. Marinelli, who now lives in Russia, tweeted recently.
His efforts have secured Russian support in the form of the AntiGlobalization Movement of Russia, a Kremlin-funded group whose website describes itself as “opposed to the global dominance of transnational corporations and supranational trade and financial institutions.”