In spring of 2012, anti-fascist movement of Russia has been targeted
with new repressions. An excuse for the repressions was an incident in
Moscow club "Vozdukh", where 17th of December, during a punk-hardcore
concert, a conflict between public and the security took place.
Security of the club consisted of supporters of the far right, and were
provoking guests. Due to conflict, concert was got halted prematurely,
but the security attempted to take some guests as hostages,
them punishment from their friends - nationalistic football hooligans.
One day in the life of protest camp against inauguration of Putin in
Moscow - 14th of May
Food Not Bombs interview the Russian anarchist prisoner support group.
Alexey Sutuga, anarchist, anti-fascist and the member of
"Autonomous Action" was arrested on Tuesday evening, April 17, in
Moscow. It happened during fundraising effort in
support of anti-fascists prisoners. It became aware almost after a day
after arrest that Alexey is now in the remand prison number two which
is also known as "Butyrka".
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.
An article by Jim Riordan in the journal Europe-Asia Studies describing the fate of Nikolai Starostin, a man who captained his country at soccer and ice hockey, founded the Spartak Sports Society, managed it and the Soviet national soccer team - and who spent ten years as a political prisoner in Stalin's labour camps.