In the far North-West of a once mighty empire, there is a distant province, mostly known due to the sluggishness of its inhabitants. They have still not gotten rid of the statue of a czar, who ruled 150 years ago, in the central square of their capital. Inhabitants of the province have never won a single war, but they have a plenty of other reasons to be proud - for example, a ski-jumper who achieved a lot in 1980, but has since then struggled with a substance abuse problem.

The FSB is expelling political activists from Russia

On the 29th of March the Federal Migration Service of Russia gave Finnish citizen Antti Rautiainen, a member of Autonomous Action, an order to leave the Russian Federation within 15 days. According to the order, Rautiainen is suspected of "making statements for the violent overthrow of the constitutional order." Migration authorities have commented, that such decisions are made according to orders from the FSB.

Rautiainen wants to appeal the decision with help of lawyers from the "Civic Action" NGO.

A rally against the elections in Moscow live broadcast

Make sure to keep track of what is happening in the very centre of Moscow and St. Petersburg in real time! Our reporters will follow left-wing activists collecting their real-time comments on what is going on!

Fights with "The Nashi's" and the police, arrests and barricades - you will be the first to witness it all!

The rally broadcast will commence at 19:00 Moscow time on March, 5. Make sure not to miss it!

In Moscow, a solidarity action was organised for "the Belgrade six"

7th of February Serbian at the Serbian embassy of Moscow, a solidarity picket was organised against renewed court process of the Serbian anarchists, so called "Belgrade Six". Picket was organised by Moscow group of Autonomous Action, and was joined by members of Russian section of International Workers Association, and other Moscow anarchists. Picketeers had a banner "Freedom to Serbian anarchists", placates "Solidarity with Belgrade Six", and "Fuck you, no 18 euros" and others.

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Moscow anarchists on electoral corruption demonstration

December 24, anarchists took part in a mass protest rally against rigged elections and the party of crooks and thieves. Speakers from the platform was told that it was attended by over 120 thousand people. Even before the rally, anarchists were victims of a provocation: approximately 13.20 7 persons with folded banners, posters and related packaged shafts were arrested without explanation in the area of the Yaroslavl station. In the ATS with them at first wanted to hold a "preventive talks" and then issue the administrative records for alleged disorderly conduct. Around 15.00, after the arrival of the department of human rights defenders arrested anarchists were released and able to take part in the rally. However, the police illegally confiscated the rallies of props, including banners and posters with the slogan "You're a condom". Perhaps the guards remembered that by a condom with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin likened the symbol of the December protests - a white ribbon.

Notes of a co-conspirator

Today, two years have passed since our comrade Ivan 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.

Suspected "anarchist guerilla" of Moscow released, but investigations are going on

28th and 29th of September 2011 four persons (two young men and two young woman) 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 to these actions, and 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.

One “Khimki hostage” acquired, another one got 2 years suspended sentence

24th of June, judge of the Khimki city court of Moscow region of Russia, Neonila Zepalova, sentenced “Khimki hostages”, anti-fascist activists Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov, who were accused of organisation of a radical demonstration against construction of the Moscow-St. Petersburg toll highway, which took place in Moscow Suburb of Khimki 28th of July.

Alexei Gaskarov Released from Police Custody by the Khimki Municipal Court

On October 22, Alexei Gaskarov was released from police custody in a Khimki municipal courtroom. Judge Svetlana Galanova made the decision to release Gaskarov on his own recognizance, ignoring an appeal from the prosecution to leave him in police custody. Alexei reacted by saying that he had not expected this decision because he has no faith in the Russian justice system.

"Khimki hostage" gave interview to "Rain"

In the evening air of "Rain" from 18.17 to 18.33 was a story about the release of Alexey and Maxim, they themselves were in the air (TV channel "Rain"). Recall Gaskarov Alex, one of the two "Khimki hostages, was today (22 October 2010.) released in the courtroom on his own recognizance.

All people are equal, there is no the one, who is "more equal", than others! - Picket in support of Jock Palfreeman in Moscow

Today, on 20th of October near the Embassy of Bulgaria in Moscow was organized a picket in support of Jock Palfreeman. In the picket anarchists, antifascists, leftists and members of Autonomous-Action Moscow took part.
Members of picket showed their solidarity with 23 year-old Australian by unwrapping the banner: "There is no borders between people, between cultures and races!" and poster: "Drop absurd charge against Jock Palfreeman!" and shouting: "Freedom to Jock Palfreeman!", "No to judicial despotism!", "Self-defense isn’t a crime!", "There is no borders between people, between cultures and races!", "No nazism!", "No to fascism of all hues: from gateways to authorities!", "Fascism will fail!", "All people are equal, there is no the one, who is "more equal", than others!", "Until we are united, we are invincible", "Solidarity is our weapon!"

Moscow region court has canceled to decision to prolong the detention of Aleksei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov

On the 15th of October the Moscow region court canceled the decision to prolong the detention of Aleksei Gaskarov and sent the case to the Khimki city court to be re-examined by the 27th of October. Aleksei will remain in prison during this delay.
On the 8th of October the Moscow region court made a similar decision in relation to the second remand term in the Maxim Solopov case. His case will be re-examined by the Khimki city court tomorrow, the 18th of October. He remains in prison.

Anti-fascists in the Moscow region organized a march against the arrest of Maxim Solopova

Tomorrow, Monday 18 October at 11 am, Khimki Town Court povtorono considering the petition of the investigator on the content of Maxim Solopova custody.

We remind you that on October 8 a panel of judges of the Moscow Regional Court had quashed the Khimki City Court on the content of Maxim Solopova custody, that is, at this moment Maxim Solopov in custody unlawfully.

An attempt on life of anarchist anti-fascist in Moscow

антифашист и анархист В.Скопинцев

A 25-year old Vladimir Skopincev is registered in Troick, one of the numerous towns of Moscow region. He is an anarchist and known as the member of groups “PolitZek” and “Change the world without taking power”. Both groups have several thousands of fans. His photos and registration address were frequently posted on fascist web-pages, along with demands of execution.

Khimki court dismissed the case against Alexander Pakhotin. In Moscow press conference "security forces opened hunt for anti-fascists"

August 31 magistrate court Khimki district, Moscow region, Alexander Yatsyk considered the case of an administrative offense Pakhotin Alexander, who is accused of participating in protests in Khimki on st.20.2 Code of Administrative Offences (Violation of the order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing "). The court decided to dismiss the case against Pakhotin, as his participation in the protest had not been proved.

In the Independent Press Center held a press conference campaign in defense of "Khimki hostages"

August 30 at the Independent Press Center on Prechistenka held in Moscow , dedicated to large-scale persecution, which organized the law enforcement authorities in connection with the of protest on July 28 before the administration of the city of Khimki.

Hunting security forces on anti-fascists coming to an end? Khimkinskiy court acquitted Alexander Pakhotin

August 31 magistrate Khimki city court Yatsyk Alexander V. terminated the administrative case against anti-fascist Alexander Pakhotin. It was reported, campaigners for the release of hostages Khimki. Perhaps this was a consequence of information resonance after the press conference "security forces opened hunt for anti-fascists", held in Moscow on the eve of trial, August 30, campaigners for the release of hostages Khimki. Recall Pakhotin was arrested Aug. 21 in Zhukovsky, Moscow region and taken to the ATS, theKhimki.

August 31 will be the trial of Alexander Pakhotin accused of participating in a protest near the city of Khimki Administration

August 31, 14-00 magistrate court plot N258 Khimki district, Moscow region court Olga Zabachinskaya consider the case of an administrative offense Alexander Pakhotin accused of "violating the established order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and picketing (st.20.2 h .1 of the Administrative Code of RF).

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Антти Раутиайнен

In February, a critique of Moscow-based bands What We Feel(WWF) and Moscow Death Brigade(MDB) written by “Antifascist Subculture Worldwide”-collective appeared on the German website, Linksunten (in English). Both WWF, MDB (1) as well as 210 (2)  have since responded to the...

3 years ago