Posts Tagged ‘Moscow’
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Four anti-fascists had also other, less severe charges which fall under statutes of limitations. (more…)
Tags: Alexey Gaskarov, Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov, Babken Guskasyan, Igor Hartchenko, Ilya Borodaenko, Irina Lipskaya, Moscow, Nizhni Novgorod, Repression, Russia, Sotchi Olympics, Winter Olympics
Posted in Anti-Fascist
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
During the night of December 31 – January 1 we torched 2 vehicles used in development project in Southern Moscow. Security didn’t expect us to show up as they were busy drinking themselves into oblivion at the guardhouse. So we used 2 jelly cans of gasoline and some rags to destroy unguarded machinery. No harm came from our actions (only harm being made was that to the developer’s purse).
We dedicate this action to anarchists from Belarus, those who stay imprisoned. Guys, we remember you, we miss you and wait for you to become free again. We ask for ABC Belarus to help us in spreading this information and letting our imprisoned comrades know of our words and deed. We hope the news will help to lighten up the mood and keep you warm and smiling in the grey prison reality.
As for our ecodefence activism, we are not planning to make a U-turn. Unlike Mrs. Chirikova [self-proclaimed leader of mass protests during Khimki forest struggle - trans.] we are not looking for a comfortable chair in local administration. So we can afford to do what needs be done. We don’t accept moanings like: “Violence is bad, we shouldn’t be torching vehicles, we should get more signatures under petition, so as to be heard by federal government.” This reminds us of the fears of a person who’s afraid to loose the goodwill of powers-that-be. If we allow somebody to commit violence against ourselves, it means we’re raising the white flag. It is time to question the rationale behind continuous withdrawal under the blows of authorities. It is time to stop hiding your inability to act behind phrases like: “we shouldn’t act, this is violent tactics” or “this is too macho-ist” or “this is illegal”. If you want to ask for permission to protest, you must understand that you’re in fact selling yourselves. Only uncontrollable forms of resistance can hope to remain free. Any protest coordinated from under liberal umbrella organization is doomed to a failure. Gather your strengths, stay free and be wild, god damn it!
Tags: ABC Belarus, Arson, Belarus, Earth Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front (Russia), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, IRF/ELF-Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Posted in Direct Action
Saturday, July 27th, 2013
27th of June 2013; The arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested on the 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court date! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged “victims” that they still have not acquainted themselves with the results of the investigation.
Irina is accused of having taken part in an armed assault against a Nazi concert in Moscow club “Barrikada” the day she was arrested. She has been charged with three felonies, including “hooliganism, committed by a group and with a preliminary intent” and “involving minors to a felony hate crime”, as one of the persons arrested with her was 17 years old at the moment of the arrest. (more…)
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
19th of June Moscow city court accepted appeal of criminal investigators to release Alexey Sutuga trial pending with a condition of a bail. Three Moscow anti-fascists, Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga and Alyon Volkov have been were arrested since February, April and November of 2012 respectively, charged for accusation of Hooliganism (statute 213 part 2 of Russian criminal codex), for events of 17th of December 2011 in club Vozdukh. During anti-fascist concert far-right supporting security attacked spectators, and claimed anti-fascists having initiated the violence. Later on, all three were charged with additional case of beating up a young fascist 4th of December 2011 (statute 111 of Russian criminal codex, grievous bodily harm). (more…)
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
On the 7th of June, anti-fascist Alexey “Shkobar” Olesinov was released pending trial. The Moscow city court made a decision on appeal against his detention, filed by Olesinov’s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina. The court released Olesinov, as the most serious charges against him (causing grievous bodily harm, statute 111 of the Russian criminal codex) were dropped in late May.
The lawyer of Olesinov said that the police investigator responsible did not even appear in the court.
The release of Olesinov means that it is highly likely that his co-defendant Alexey Sutuga will be released as well. However, unlike Olesinov, Sutuga has no permanent registration in the Moscow region, which means that it is highly likely that a bail of up to one million rubles (50,000 euros) will be demanded. For more information about fundraising for the bail of Sutuga, check here.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
On Sunday, the 28th of April 2013, a well-known Russian anti-fascist, Alexey Gaskarov, was arrested in Moscow. He is a member of the Coordination Council of Russian opposition. The investigation committee of the Russian Federation has accused him of having pacticipated in riots and violence against representative of authorities on the 6th of May 2012, when OMON (Russian riot police) attacked a peaceful demonstration.
The 6th of May was one day prior to Putin’s inauguration, and a mass demonstration had been called by the opposition. The winter and spring of 2011-2012 saw the biggest wave of political demonstrations in Russia in almost 20 years, as tens of thousands of people went out on the streets to protest election fraud. The 6th of May was also the first time authorities moved to crush these protests. According to the opposition more than 600 people were arrested, and as of now 28 people have been charged, who have been remanded, been put under house arrest or have been forced to emigrate. (more…)
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
We have received message from our comrades: “We have burned a big Ford nearby VDNKH subway station about two weeks ago. The car had a pass of Police ministry behind a windshield and it looks like a typical car granted for official of medium/high level. We proclaim solidarity with all our comrades prosecuted. And you, police pigs, should know that any of your aggression etc. against freedom fighters won’t be unrequited.”
Monday, March 4th, 2013
In the night February 19/20 we attacked local police station in the village Povedniki (Moscow region). It was settled in non-residential building – so we felt free to act strongly. It is likely, that a good portion of incendiary has completely destroyed the contents of this enemy’s nest (we had no possibility to watch fire up to end).
Dear comrades! We see authorities unqualified, organized badly and act blindly. So it is time to concentrate on radical struggle and then you can damage the system stronger and go free longer. Join us!
Victory will be ours!
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Three wooden crosses were cut in Domodedovo area of Moscow during the nights of 25/12/12, 07/01/13 and 20/01/13. Situated near elite cottages, on the territory of a hunting resort, and near sand borrow works these symbols of religios dogmatism were standing there as a blessing upon thieves, murderers and rapists. Moreover, they are used as way stones marking the direction of further domestication and development projects. This is something we stand in opposition to.
Against clerical intrusion into nature!
Against any religion
Salute to our brother Walter Bond. It was good to hear of his recent decision about Islam. No mosques in our parts, so our iconoclast activity is focused on crazy orthodox fundamentalists.
Salute to our anti-religious comrades from Australia and UK!
Eat and Billy, we welcome you back!
- Autonomous Carpenters, FAI-IRF
Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Evgenia Pticina-Ovsova took part in animal rights and anarchist activity. Became paid informant after Khimki riot. She then switched from animal rights to infiltration of direct action groups. She expressed special interest in explosives and gas bombs. Her target was gathering information on group responsible for bombing highway police post in summer 2011 in Moscow. (more…)
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Radical struggle in Russia through past 2 months
Social tension in Russia seems to be descending, but nevertheless the level of people’s resistance including direct action and sabotage remains comparatively high.
Many people wait for a new wave of struggle in late spring or summer. Anarchists try to participate appreciably in this movement, but there is obvious necessity to act more organized and strongly to take a chance of spreading anarchist ideal and practice.
30.01.2012 – In Kharkov, Ukraine, Lexus which belonged to local judge was burned down by unknown people.
31.01.2012 – Media has reported, there were 2 attempts of arson of offices of the ruling party “United Russia” during the night in two neighboring districts of Moscow – Bibirevo and Losinoostrovskiy. Unfortunately no serious damage was done. This attack was held by anonymous group.
02 – 03.02.2012 – In the night anonymous guerilla group has thrown some Molotov cocktails into a smashed window of “United Russia” party office in Fryazino-town in Moscow region. Furniture and office equipment were damaged by fire.
21.02.2012 – In Novosibirsk-city anonymous people have thrown a bottle with incendiary mixture to the drawing room of now “elected” Russian president and a chief of United Russia party.
23.02.2012 – In Ufa a DIY-bomb exploded nearby communal ministry of Bashkortostan Republic. This action was held by autonomous guerilla group.
24.02.2012 – The group of radical environmentalists “Green Resistance” has burned down a bulldozer involved in deforestation in Podolsk district of Moscow region. In their communiqué comrades call everybody who cares about nature to join their activity of pro-nature direct action and sabotage. Here is video from their action: Click to download in FLV format (2.21MB)
26.02.2012 – In Moscow an anarchist guerilla group burned a luxury car Mercedes G-class with prosecutor’s pass-paper beneath a windshield. Later, when media intervened, it became clear that car was property of the shopping center owner. Nevetheless comrade’s action undoubtedly has reached its target.
02.03.2012 – Two days to presidential elections – 3 anarchist guerilla groups from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Ufa have organized coordinated action in three cities at the same night. In SPb there was attacked a drawing room of one of the “United Russia” deputies, in Moscow – one of the local offices of ruling party. Guerilla group “Spravedlivost” from Ufa attacked administration building of Oktyabrskiy district of Ufa city.
Our actions are, above all, the call addressed to all the people who thoughtful and hopeful in positive changes – don’t rely on elections; it means nothing for long-long time. It is time to go out and act strongly. Don’t pay attention to cries of self-appointed “leaders” of the movement about moderation and peaceful protest. If you – if all of us – wish to change really, we have to control urban space by all means necessary. So at the 5th of March – don’t wait for orders from the “chiefs, but self-organize and operate! Breach police lines, occupy squares, and capture administrative buildings! You have to challenge the system and risk, if you want win. There is no other way – by words and meetings, mass but peaceful, there is no chance to change anything.
Our choice is – revolution!
Video from night of actions:
Click to download in FLV format (2.11MB)
Click to download in FLV format (1.36MB)
05.03.2012 – In anti-Putin demonstration in Saint-Petersburg police was attacked from crowd by some bottles of incendiary mixture. For Russia it is unprecedented case. One of the riot police buses took fire. Police couldn’t catch guerillas.
08.03.2012 – In Pervouralsk-town Mercedes S-350, which belonged to local depute and capitalist Vladislav Sten’ka, who involved in crime when he had beaten his employees – was burned.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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2 cell phone towers torched south of Moscow (Rostov-na-Donu direction). The cottage settlement we chose to disable is a popular site among hunters. And not only that. Local residents decided to add to the abuse of wild life and started two commercial fishing resorts. They breed fish to be hunted by tourists.
So in a festive winter spirit (New Year/Xmas and St. Valentine’s Day) we decided to send them a message of love and harmony: 1 tower was left completely burned out, another one – severely damaged.
We used incendiaries with 1.5 liters of gasoline/kerosine each.
Words of solidarity and support to Marco Camenish, members of Indonesian FAI (both in prison and on the run), and Silvia, Costa and Billy.
Our respect and wholehearted support of actions carried out by ITS (Individuals Tending towards the Wild), as well as other animal/ earth liberation collectives.
Long live ALF/ELF!
Long live FAI!
ALF/ELF-Moscow region / FAI
Tags: ALF, Arson, Billy, Costantino Ragusa, Earth Liberation Front (Russia), Eat, Individualists Tending towards the Wild (ITS), Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Informal Global Federation / Anarchist Network, International Solidarity, Luca Bernasconi, Marco Camenisch, Moscow, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Russia, Silvia Guerin, Switzerland
Posted in Direct Action
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Falsified results of parliamentary elections seem to be a serious occasion for many thousands of malcontent people to express their disagreement to authority during really mass demonstrations over Russia. At the same time number of direct actions related with sabotage of state institutions also grows by leaps and bounds…
10 – 13.12.2011 – In the urban districts of Moscow: Donskoy and Novogireevo windows were smashed in the offices of ruling United Russia party. Actions were held by anonymous people.
15.12.2011 – In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk town unknown freedom fighters have attacked local office of United Russia by fire. (more…)
Friday, December 16th, 2011
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15 December 2011
On December the 15th a group of anonymous punks from Moscow decided to act upon receiving news of brutal state repression of Indonesian punk-scene. We consider ourselves anarcho-punks and these news offended us in the deepest sense. We wont tolerate any religion to hold sway over living being’s freedom, especially over our subculture. Thus on the same evening we gathered to express our rage. We chose Indonesian embassy as our target. For us solidarity starts on subcultural level. We feel that modern Russian anarchists pay too little attention to subcultures of resistance. We wish the news of our action to reach Indonesian comrades. We hope they will have their spirits soar after hearing that in such far-away country there are folks who feel solidarity with their struggle.
Punk is not a crime. Religion is fascism. Fight for your looks.
We didn’t want to make video, but it was agreed upon after a tedious discussion that even the most pacifist action should have video documentation. So here it goes:
Link to the statement of responsibility (Russian).
Up the Punx!
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Here is a brief report on radical acts of social confrontation in Russia since 9th November and until today. Nowadays we are faced with the pre-revolutionary situation of great people’s disturbance all over the country after parliamentary elections, where United Russia, the party of the ruling bunch of corrupted bureaucrats and oligarchs, took its “victory” due to massive falsification. We all hope here, that this not only beginning of the end of this semi-authoritarian regime, but also the dawn of people’s liberation – libertarian revolutionary struggle. (more…)
Tags: ALF, Black Bloc, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: Russian Cell, Gazprom, Insurrection, Moscow, Red & Anarchist Terror Section (RATS), Russia, Sabotage, Shelkovo, St. Petersburg, Ufa city, United Russia party
Posted in Autonomy
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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On 30/11/2011 we set out to spike forest roads in a hunting resort of Naro-fominsk district (Moscow region).
We can’t find words to describe our happiness at discovering a forest service vehicle parked on a remote trail. It was a mystery for us if they were there on an ambush (they were sort of hard to spot initially), or simply taking a rest away from their bosses (as Russian enforcement agents are prone to do). So we spiked about 2 kms of the road in both directions from the vehicle. We wish them a cold and lonely night in the dark forest.
We felt emotions akin to those every anarchist with molotov in a back pack must have felt when she suddenly came upon an empty police car.
Forest service officers do not protect forests or wildlife, they are there to make it possible for hunters kill animals (for a bribe or due to dubious legislation), they rob tourists during tourist seasons, they turn a blind eye towards tree-cutters.
We salute young men and women from ALF-Moscow for their courageous acts. The struggle continues until total liberation!
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Today [Wednesday 16 2011], two years have passed since our comrade Ivan ‘Vanya’ Khutorskoy was murdered in Moscow. On occasion, we publish an article which was written for Avtonom journal in Russian, and translated for ‘Abolishing the Borders from Below’ in English.
“You are made of some different fabric. You are way more prepared than me for this kind of shit. I figured it out, when you told me by telephone, that Vanya is not anymore” – a young comrade put it like this once, in the frame of one discussion. We were standing on the platform of a metro, wagons of steel were scurrying on metallic rails. Their metallic clamps were squeezing my insides. Yes, my young friend, I am definitely ready for this shit.
Upon the death of Vanya, in spirit I was already in my 4th decade, although my physical age will correspond to that much later. My twenties I had spent in a skinhead-casual frenzy, spiced with an anarcho-communist baggage of ideas. For me, all those years passed side by side with two guys. One of them left all of that behind a long time ago, now he is more into stuff like wifes/mistresses/kids/cars. Another one was Vanya. If I will be alive, healthy, and out of jail, my fourth decade will not be boring either, but it will not be the same. (more…)
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
08.10.2011 – anarchist guerilla squad has attacked the parking of the police cars in the town of Troitsk (Moscow region). Two cars were destroyed. Here’s a fragment from our communiqué:
“Police station of Troitsk-town… sturdy police building, which looks like stronghold, if you observe it from the Kaluzhskoe highway. Entrance is blocked by antitank hedgehog; high iron wall is ending by barbwire… But as it often happens with state institutions, solid and threatening façade hides rotten and useless content. Taking in the rear of armed police criminals, we have found a parking of patrol police cars without any security. These place is used by the brave Guardians of the Law just for drinking alcohol, as we have seen by our own eyes. As drunken pigs went home – we have attacked a parking [lot] and seriously injured by fire at least two police cars”.
Also this night at least 9 luxury cars were burnt in Moscow, but none has taken responsibility for these acts.
15.10.2011 – in Volsk-town (Saratov region) two cars, which belong to police officer and his wife, were set on fire and destroyed.
18.10.2011 – in Khimki-town (Moscow region) a police car was blown up. Police lie about a “technical disease”. None has taken a responsibility for this action.
22.10.2011 – in the town of Kamensk-na-Obi (Altai territory) a cottage of the depute and ex-mayor of the town, Valeriy Gorozhankin, was set on fire by unknown people.
All imprisoned people are released
Few days ago, all people arrested under suspicion of participating in road police blast were released from detention without any charges. Now it is clear that the police have shown their incompetence once again.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Capital of Russia experienced 11 luxury car arsons as well as attack on police
department parking lot that saw 2 police cruisers torched.
While no concrete anarchist group took responsibility for recent string of arsons, police and media have already blamed them on anarchists, as has frequently (and sometimes unjustly) been the case in Russia.
Wide acceptance and mimicry of anarchist direct action tactics among the populace has pushed government towards repressions against the movement and even some “exemplary arrests”.
Aside from recent arrests of 4 suspected anarchists and an ABC activist, corporate media report two men (who have both served sentences in Russian prisons) captured during one of the arson attempts, although their part is dubious at best: Russian police have a long record of forcing former criminal prisoners to cooperate in covering-up of unsolved crimes, when people already convicted of a crime are “persuaded” to plead guilty in even more crimes.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
On the 28th and 29th of September, 2011, four persons (two young men and two young women) were detained in Moscow, suspected of crimes under statute 213 part 2 (“hooliganism”) and statute 167 part 2 (“property destruction with arson”) of Russian criminal codex. They are suspected of having committed a bomb attack against traffic police station in 22th kilometre of Moscow ringroad 7th of June 2011, and arson against an excavator in construction site of Volokamski motorway 5th of June 2011. Police did not have any proof about participation of the arrested in these actions, and on the 3th of October all of them were released. Goal of the arrests was solely to pressure anarchists to give testimony with means of psychological and physical torture.
Arrests, searches and interrogations were done as a common operation of UGRO (Criminal Investigation Department), FSB (ex-KGB / intelligence service) and Center E (Center for Counteraction Against Extremism). Also fifth search was committed, at home of anarchist K – his home was searched already second time this year Apparently K was not arrested as he managed to contact his lawyer, who was immediately available for interrogations.
During arrests, mobile phones, computers (including those of relatives), digital medium, crossbow, kitchen knives, gasoline container (belonging to father of one of the arrested) were confiscated. Literature and leaflets were confiscated from K. Police claimed in their website, that a molotov cocktail was confiscated as well, but this was misinformation.
A was arrested 28th of September, late in the evening. As he was returning home, three undercover officers who had been hiding in car disguised as paramedics, attacked him. He was taken to a forest by masked officers, who held him at a gunpoint and demanded him to give testimony against himself, and later on he was beaten up. Papers on his arrest were filled only the next day, and officially he was arrested only 29th of September.
29th of September around 9:30 AM, B was arrested. Three undercover cops, who were also hiding in a car disguised as paramedics, jumped her from behind, without presenting any documents. B managed to wound two of them with a knife, but as wounds of the officers were not serious and legality of the arrest method was dubious at least, no charges were pressed against her. B turned 18 years old only few days before the arrests, and police was not hiding the fact that they consciously decided to move forward with the arrests only when B was not underage anymore.
29th of September around 8 PM C was arrested at his home. FSB broke in to his house with help of local police. After arrest, C was also beaten up by the police. Conditions of the arrest of the fourth person are unknown.
According to laws of the Russian federation, maximum period of arrest without a court decision is 48 hours. However, police bypassed these laws illegally by arresting suspected immediately after 48 hours by pressing other charges against them. Even original arrests were filled with false dates. Thus B spent in arrest all together 103 hours, without any court decisions.
Right now, arrested are suspected of two criminal cases, but no charges have been pressed against them. Almost all of them have now lawyers, but funds are much needed for legal costs.
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Besides interrogations on arson and bomb attack, police has launched a wide effort to track down anarchist infrastructure and circle of friends of the arrested. As nobody was officially charged, it is much possible that new arrestes and searches will follow.
Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow