A man aiming for California’s secession from the US has given up and moved to Russia. His campaign was seen as being backed by the Russians (it was), which did nothing to help his credibility. He has now given up on his efforts, and moved to Moscow. There are other Californian secessionist movements still ongoing, and others may also have Russian support. It remains to be seen if Mr. Marinelli will have company in his new home in Russia.