Russia

International solidarity urged for captive Crimean anarchist Alexander Kolchenko

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB
(ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

Russian anarchists in the labour movement in the early 20th century - Anatoly Dubovik

Flax factory Kulotino 1905

In Soviet historiography, the social basis of Russian anarchism was routinely ascribed to the petite-bourgeoisie. This legend has persisted into the post-Soviet period, despite a lack of empirical evidence. Using the database he has painstakingly constructed over many years, the Ukrainian researcher Anatoly Dubovik seeks to deal with this question scientifically by means of a statistical analysis.

‘The Desire for Justice Has Not Faded’ – Russian political prisoner Alexei Gaskarov

Alexei Gaskarov

Russian political prisoner and anti-fascist activist ALEXEI GASKAROV looks back in this article at 15 years of anti-fascist activity in Russia

The Agrarian Question in the Russian Revolution: From Material Community to Productivism, and Back

Buried under almost a century of ideology, "the Russian question," the historical meaning of the defeat of the Russian revolution, is the question that will not go away. This essay is an attempt to answer it.

The End of Antifa?

Monson with Saint George's ribbon

Despite the bleakness of the situation in Ukraine, at least I was amused
by the fact that Nazis were fighting on both sides of the front, killing
each other.

But then I found out that some "anti-fascists" have been doing the same
1) 2) 3).

Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine

The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually
recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very
accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention
Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial
detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian
Federation – transl.).

Stalin didn't fall from the moon - Workers Solidarity Movement

A collection of articles by the Irish Workers Solidarity Movement tracing the growth of Stalin's dictatorial powers in the USSR to the politics and practice of the early Bolshevik leaders, Lenin and Trotsky.

Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war

This text was written as an answer to our foreign friends' questions about situation in the Eastern Ukraine and Russian anarchists' attitude towards that. We hope it will be of use to everybody interested in these matters.
The situation is complex and controversial and you should understand that the text below does not (and can't) reflect the opinion of all Russian anti-fascists and anti-capitalists. We discussed this within our group, but even here we have a couple of contradicting points of view.

Neither Ukrainian nor Russian! - Tridni Valka

Statement against both Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms by Tridni Valka (Class War).