Target: Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Goal: Praise ongoing effort to dispose of Russia’s nuclear weapons stockpile.
Russia has decommissioned the majority of its nuclear arsenal and has reached what it calls “minimal levels” for the first time since the Cold War. Though there is still much conflict happening the world over, this is a landmark occasion for peace and should be celebrated by all. Fewer nuclear weapons in the world means less potential for disaster. Russia, though often at the heart of controversy, deserves praise and admiration for taking the necessary steps to make the threat of nuclear war a thing of the past.
In recent years, the threat of nuclear weapons has taken a backseat to issues perceived as more threatening, such as international terrorism. The fact remains, however, that nuclear weapons are still the biggest threat to human existence on earth. Many people conflate the two issues and focus on sensationalized headlines about “terrorists” attempting to get their hands on nuclear weapons, but the truth is that nearly all of the world’s most deadly weapons are in the hands of large nations.
This happy announcement comes in the midst of an animated debate about the nuclear future of developing nations. Hopefully, the goodwill shown by Russia in this circumstance will show those against smaller nations being allowed to use nuclear power that cooperation on nuclear proliferation is entirely possible.
It is not every day that one of the world’s largest and most powerful nations decides that it’s going to dispose of its weapons instead of build more and for that, Russia deserves commendation. The road to world peace is a long one, but the first step is putting down weapons and picking up pens. Please sign here to thank Russia for make the world a safer place.
Dear President Putin,
It has come to my attention that over the course of the last decade, Russia has been diminishing its supply of nuclear weapons at an admirable pace. I am writing to thank you for attempting to make the threat of nuclear destruction a thing of the past. I understand that our nations do not always see eye-to-eye on issues of trade and foreign relations, but it is clear that we do share a mutual respect for humanity and its continued existence on earth.
It is not often that one of the world’s largest and most powerful nations destroys some if its most powerful weapons in the name of peace and for that, Russia is deserving of high praise. Thank you for not allowing the wounds and wars of the past to cloud your judgment. Please continue your efforts to decommission your nuclear weapons stockpile and set a good example for other nations.
[Your Name Here]
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