Situation in Northern Caucasus and Libertarian reaction
This article was originally published in Avtonom #30 in the Autumn of 2008. whole issue is available in PDF format here. It was translated for Abolishing the Borders from Below #35 in Autumn of 2009 with a number of mistakes corrected and some information updated..
It is of little doubt that the total failure of any attempts to oppose the Second Chechen War was the most bitter defeat of the Russian anarchist movement during the past decade. A feeling of total powerlesness in front of the brutal realities of the Chechenyan meat-grinder was pressing so heavily on the imagination of anti-authoritarians during the first half of the decade, that the movement was onlyable to recovere slightly when the intensity of the war gradually calmed down.