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In support of comrades in Ukraine

Alongside the general decline in attention to the war in Ukraine, a so-called "internationalist" position has been visible in the anarchist milleu in Europe. Basically, it consists of two points: the first rests on the equalization of the forces of the aggressor and the invaded country, presenting this conflict as yet another capitalist war in which one cannot take sides; and the second is based on the view that NATO wages war against Russia, in which Ukraine is seen mainly as an opportunity for Western countries to fight Russia at the expense of Ukrainian lives.

Throwback to Father Frost against Putin 2023

Фотоколлаж "Дед Мороз против Путина - 2023"

The , so it is time for a throwback to what happened last January. Then the festival was held for the first time in three years. Initially the border was closed by Covid, then by the war in Ukraine, but in the end it was decided to continue organizing the festival in Helsinki, just under new conditions.

Program of Father Frost against Putin -festival 10 years celebration 12th-14th of January 2024 is now published

is now published. 

Father Frost against Putin -festival was organised first time 10 years ago. From 2014 to 2020 festival was organised seven times, and Russian grassroots organisations told about their activities and networked between each other. 

Fund-raiser for the anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui

The anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui of causing an explosion, on a railway used to transport military equipment and fuel to the Russian army in Ukraine. The result was the derailment of 19 carriages of a goods train in the Ryazan region. There were no casualties, although the driver’s assistant sustained non-serious injuries. Russian Railways assessed the damage at €300.000.

Ruslan Siddiqui was transferred to Matrosskaya Tishina

Anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui, accused of rail line disruption and drone attack on a military airport in Ryazan Oblast, was transferred from SIZO “Kapotnya” at the outskirts of Moscow to “Matrosskaya Tishina”. As the antiwar human rights initiative , Siddiqui himself informed a friend in a letter about the transfer.

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow update on anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners 17th of December 2023

Help the defendants of the "Tyumen case" in their fight for freedom!

calls everyone to support the crowdfunding to pay the lawyers for the defendants in the "Tyumen case". Deadline is 1th of January 2024.

The anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui is charged with railway sabotage and attacking a military airfield

At the end of November, the anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui on suspicion of organising the derailment of a goods train in Ryazan province. On 2 December, the Dorogomilovsky district court in Moscow sent Ruslan to pre-trial detention.

Acts of railway sabotage are now quite common in Russia. Partisans use these to block the delivery of military supplies to the armed forces operating on Ukrainian territory.

A website in memory of anarchist Dmitry Petrov is presented

Today, September 9, 2023, Dmitry Petrov would have turned 34 years old. On the website of his memory you can read and listen to Dima’s biography, his interviews and lectures, his articles and articles about him. There are links to books he translated or edited, to projects in which he participated. The memorial website consists of sections in Russian, English and Ukrainian.

Vladimir Zolotarev has been sentenced to 18 years

July 28th the First Eastern Regional Court in Khabarovsk in the case of the burning of the National Guard building in Komsomolsk on the Amur. The 51-year old taxi-driver was found guilty of committing an "act of terrorism", even though no-one was harmed in the fire.

Alexey Rozhkov needs protection! Support the fundraiser

At the end of May, anarchist Alexey Rozhkov . Without observing the procedures under Kyrgyz law and international norms, officers from the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security kidnapped Alexey and took him to the Russian Federation, where he was detained by FSB officers.

Self-organize while they are fighting

Now, as this statement is being published, we still cannot fully predict the development of events around the “Wagner rebellion” in a relatively long-term view. But we can definitely expect two seemingly opposite trends: first, increased repression against ordinary citizens, not only by state security forces, and second, simultaneously, an increase in chaos, when the opposing sides leave people facing the problems that they themselves created.

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow update on anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners 19th of June 2023

Dear friends, welcome to our latest update!

This is long overdue. As usual, we start with (relatively) good news. Krasnoyarsk anarchists Danil Ivanov and Ilya Vinogradov . They were accused of ”robbery”, for paying a visit to a former comrade who had been seen hanging out with Nazis. Congratulations to Danil and Ilya for dodging prison!
 

Igor Paskar: “What Did Each of Us Do to Stop This Nightmare?”

On 31 May the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced to eight-and-a-half years’ imprisonment on charges of “vandalism” and “terrorism”. He was found guilty of burning a Z-banner [a pro-war symbol] and the symbolic firebombing of the FSB [Federal Security Service] building in Krasnodar. The day before his sentencing, Igor gave his final statement in court. Here is a translation of his speech:

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Short presentation of the Tyumen case, from a benefit event Helsinki 6th of October 2023
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