Posts Tagged ‘Russia’
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.
Free Alexei Gaskarov and the Prisoners of May 6! – International Solidarity Action Week, June 17-23 (Russia)
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Who is Alexei Gaskarov?
Alexei Gaskarov, a Russian social activist and economist, was arrested in Moscow on April 27, 2013. Gaskarov first became known to the broader public both in Russia and abroad in 2010, as one of the “Khimki hostages”, when he was arrested the day after a grassroots protest action in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, apparently because of his role as a spokesman for the anti-fascist and environmental movements. After three months in a pretrial detention facility and a triumphant acquittal on all charges, Gaskarov did not give up his activism. On the contrary, he became even more involved in numerous campaigns and causes. Having gained fame as an anti-fascist, Gaskarov has over the past two years become a visible young public figure thanks to his energy, intelligence, passion, and commitment. (more…)
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Member of Autonomous Action, anarchist Alexey Sutuga has been remanded for more than a year. Police has intentionally delayed the investigation, they were only working on the case for the first 2-3 months of the arrest, and since then investigation has stalled. Formally Alexey is accused according to statute “hooliganism” of Russian criminal codex, for having taken part to a fight during an anti-fascist concert. (more…)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
It is late, but I still want to congratulate all the comrades and friends with May Day and the Day of Liberation of the world from the Nazi threat in the memorable days of 1945. The symbolism of the holidays for me is still an important part of those ideas that I live for, although already the second year in a row I am unable to take part in their celebrations. But even in prison, they are life-affirming, as most of the people who surround me here could stand with me in the same column in freedom, shoulder to shoulder. (more…)
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
On the anniversary of the 2012 protests prior to the inauguration of Putin in Moscow, a demonstration for Russian political prisoners was organised in Helsinki by Free Pussy Riot Helsinki and a local group of Anarchist Black Cross. From 4 to 6 PM an info-stall was held at the statue of the Three Smiths in the very center of the city. Main topic of the demonstration was the case against more than 20 people, accused of rioting 6th of May 2012, but information was also provided about the case of Pussy Riot and the cases of four persecuted Moscow antifascists (Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volkov and Igor Kharchenko) At 6 PM, the demonstration headed to the Russian embassy, shouting “Free Russian political prisoners” and “Putin out”, as well as the names of around twenty political prisoners (“Free Aleksandra Dukhanina!”, “Free Stepan Zimin!”, “Free Alexey Polikhovich!”, “Free Alexey Gaskarov!” and so on). In front of the demonstration, there was a bilingual banner “Free political prisoners” in Finnish and Russian languages. Altogether, around 50 people joined the demonstration.
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…)
SUVs and luxury cars torched in Moscow and Voronezh, frag grenade thrown into police station in Voronezh region (Russia)
Friday, April 19th, 2013
On 20/03/2013 4 SUVs burned down in Voronezh. Police suspects arson.
On 02/04/2013 somebody threw an armed frag grenade into police station lobby in New Voronezh (Voronezh region). Cops arrested a suspect, no further news about his fate or reasons for action.
On 08/04/2013 2 Mercedes and Volvo were torched in Northern Moscow.
Source: https://blackblocg.info/ (all news come from corporate media)
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Last autumn, a longstanding case against Nizhni Novgorod anti-fascists was returned to investigation, and for a while it seemed like a final victory (see http://avtonom.org/en/author_columns/background-nizhni-novgorod-victory). However, in contrary to these expectations, the case returned to court this spring and things do not look too good.
Pavel Krivonosov is one of the accused of the fabricated case. He is a social activist, a musician and anarchist. As the set-up has been going for a while, number of charges passed the statute of limitations and were tossed out from the court – political “extremist” charges included. However, he is accused still according to part 2 of the statute 213 of the Russian criminal codex (hooliganism committed with a group of people), which carries a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison. (more…)
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
At 8:00 a.m. 3rd of April, the officers from the Centre Against Extremism came with a search warrant to 4 addresses of Kazan antifascists.
The searches were carried out with clear violations. There was not any documents to substantiate the detentions but four young people: Ruslan Rostov, Oleg Kapustyanov, Dmitry Ilyichev and Artem Sher, were put into a car and taken to the Police Office “for the talks”, threatened with force. During the searches,two anti-fascists, including Artem Sher, who is a citizen of Israel, were beaten. Later a search took place at the workplace of one more antifascist – this time not only search operatives of the Centre Against Extremism, but also members of the FSB (Federal Service of (state) Security) were present. The resolution of a search warrant stated that the suspect “belongs to the informal youth association Antifa”. (more…)
Krasnodar: Police arrests two suspects accused of 25 years of ecotage and bombing of gas pipelines (Russia)
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Russian police arrested two suspected eco-warriors in Krasnodar. They are accused of placing bombs on gas pipelines and torching of construction equipment. According to the police their activity record dates back to 1988 (!!!). It appears cops attempt to blame them in all ecotage actions that have happened in the region since late XX century. (more…)
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
During the night of 08/03/13 we placed 3 incendiaries on construction vehicles in a sand extraction complex of Solnechnogorsk district (near Moscow).
The sand from this site goes to the highway construction projects in Khimki forest as well as some other regional development projects. Two vehicles were completely destroyed: a tracked dozer and an excavator.
Because of damp weather one of the devices failed to ignite, so we had to backtrack. With ravaging flames from burning excavator at our backs, we approached the bomb and re-wired it.
Wholehearted support to CCF-Russia, Indonesian rebels from Kulon-Progo, ALF/ELF/FAI groups around the world.
Combative solidarity with “ALF lone wolf” Walter Bond, imprisoned members of Greek CCF, Marco Camenisch and Italian anarchist persecuted under the police operations of 2012 like Thor etc.
Felicity Rider: remain free!
Tortuga: we enjoyed reading your letters man!
- Wolfpack, ELF/FAI
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Felicity Ann Ryder, Forest Struggle, International Solidarity, Khimki, Kulon Progo, Lone Wolf, Luciano Tortuga Pitronello, Marco Camenisch, Operation Ardire, Operation Thor, Russia, Solnechnogorsk, Walter Bond, Wolfpack ELF/FAI
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
On Wednesday, 06/03/13, we paid a visit to yet another highway expansion site. We looked for a decent target and, upon finding one, put 6 litres of gasoline wired to a timer inside driver’s cockpit. Alas, the excavator didn’t burn out completely: as soon as flames burst out of the cockpit, workers rushed over and started fighting the fire. It appears that they have succeeded. Nevertheless, our point was made. In the following texts we’ll speak of ways of assembling a primitive clockwork timer and how to upgrade on molotov fuse.
A traditional salute to our comrades. We express wholehearted support to every anarchist who’s got in trouble. We hope you are reading this. Granted, this period is not the best one for you, but times will change and this will pass. Of course, no need to hope for a cloudless future. We wish you luck and all the best.
Our solidarity to all the imprisoned comrades from CCF, those on the run and under trial. To everyone who continues to fight, who refuses to bow down. To all our brothers and sisters who finds strength to resist. We dedicate this arson to you. We see you in the streets.
- Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Russia, “Artificers cell”
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.”
Friday, March 8th, 2013
From an anonymous report:
“Russia, Krasnodar – Horse Set Free in the Wild
During our scouting journey across the country we happened upon a lonely stallion chained to a tree. We knew that it belonged to a horse-breeding farm that sells horseback riding tours to willing tourists. Since we had our tools of trade (never leave home without bolt-cutters!) with us, we quickly cut the chains and set the animal free.
Let the steppes of southern Russia be teeming with wild horses again!”
- Two Sequoias, ALF-FAI
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!
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
from russia with love:
We receive and transmit: 10/02/2013 members of ALF-Kuban torched construction vehicles used for destroying a grove – one of the few left – in Krasnodar.
“All river basin is in danger, because these woods act as lungs for three districts: Komsomolsky, Pashkovky and Hydrostroy). In their lust for profit development companies won’t listen to locals, ecological surveys or petitions. So we chose to sabotage their efforts. We are making them pay,” – ALF-Kuban
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
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
First of all we want to send “flaming” salute to our brothers and sisters. Strength to anarchist prisoners and those who chose the life in underground. We remember our fallen comrades and we do our best to avenge them [a reference to Jan 19 "in memoriam" march commemorating another anniversary of the death of Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov - antifascists killed by nazi death squad - trans.]. For your freedom and ours! Nobody will win our happiness except ourselves. Keep rocking the boat! [a hint at the popular liberal anti-putin motto]! We’ll throw them into water and send to fish! There’s no need for explanations or excuses in regards to what we do. Everyday our conscience pushes us towards breaking “the law”. Only the joy of struggle and resistance fills us with the feeling of unruliness. We urge everyone who has had a chance at throwing a molotov or using a weapon, but got rooted in everyday routine, to remember the feeling. We want everyone who has only recently came to this understanding to think about it. Make one more step. Act. Everything is in your hands. May the fires light the path you take.
- Let no cop nor all fire brigades find your fingerprints where they may
Tonight we went out into the streets one more time. As soon as sky darkened, we attacked “Sberbank” bank office in southern Moscow ["Sberbank" offices are closed on weekends - trans]. Several dozens of passers-by became passive spectators of the action. As soon as we started breaking through windows they tried to voice their discontent. A blow. Then Another one. As soon as whole big enough for molotov to pass through showed itself, we tossed several cocktails inside. None of the honest and law-abiding citizens found enough courage to intervene. All they were good for was calling police. And a-driving they came. 15 minutes after we retreated through the park to nearby subway. With nobody to arrest they continued to scare away local crows with noisy sirens.
Conspiracy Cells of Fire – Russian Cell
Tags: Anastasia Baburova, Arson, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: Russian Cell, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Russia, Sberbank, Stanislav Markelov
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Thursday, November 1st, 2012
325 receives and transmits:
28-29 October 2012
Russia, Tver. ALF torch electricity station and sabotage a hunt. Some words of solidarity with imprisoned eco-anarchist comrades
We send our fiery greetings to anarchist comrades in prison: Yana Terenina and Aleksandra Dukhanina. We take this opportunity to remind about Yana Terenina and her fate. She was put to prison after an incident near the “Atrium” shopping mall in Moscow. A fight broke out between Yana and a lady enamored with furry coats. During the fight lady’s husband chose to join the action, while the lady herself used scissors as a weapon. After the trial judge decided Yana and her friend Maksim fitted “armed robbery” charges. The fur-enamored lady rejected all offers of peaceful resolution of conflict.
Aleksandra Dukhanina is awaiting trial in regards with public disobedience during mass protests of 06/05/2012, when police forces provoked violence.
In the night of October 28-29 we destroyed a power substation that gave power to a hunting resort under Tver. We used bolt-cutters to cut through locks and gain access to the station’s interior. We planted two incendiaries (5l of gasoline each) and set the fuse on fire, retreating into the woods.
While moving through the forest we kept encountering hunting parties with dogs. We did our best to avoid them. Then we happened upon a hunting decoy (feeding facility for boars and elks). We vandalized it at first, but after a brief discussion decided to torch it to the ground. Soon the place was sound ablaze.
- Wild Hogs, ALF-FAI
Friday, October 26th, 2012
325 receives and transmits:
In the night of 24/10 we activated timed bomb near the police department of Ramenskoe town. We didn’t use iron bolts in the manufacturing of the device since the building is situated in a densely populated area.
This was our action of such kind. And of course not everything went according to the plan, but we promise to educate ourselves and attain new levels of excellence in this mastery.
We dedicate this action to all anarchists taken hostages by the states throughout the world, those either in prison or on the run. To all those, who act outside the liberal concept of law and order, whose hearts beat in harmony with ours. We don’t want to use terms like “comrades” or “co-conspirators”. Everyone who had made the choice of insurrectionary action became our brother (or sister).
Not a step back! No surrender! We meet you on the barricades.
- Autonomous cell “Silver bullets for police werewolves” of CCF RUSSIA
P.S. Unfortunately, we had to improvise a bit since during the action it turned out that we were placing the bomb next to police guard dog. It kept asking us to spare its life, so we had to place the bomb a bit further away.
Translator’s Note: “Police werewolves” is a term widely-used in Russia to describe criminal pigs in uniform.
Link in Russian: http://fromrussiawithlove.noblogs.org/?p=743
Originally posted on blackblocg.info (they refused to put it on general page because news lacked photo and video-footage).
Tags: Autonomous cell "Silver bullets for police werewolves" CCF Russia, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: Russian Cell, Fuck the Law, Ramenskoe, Russia
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