Russia

Anarchists on huge anti-government rally in Moscow

Over 100,000 protesters gathered in Moscow to demonstrate against Vladimir Putin. There was violent clashed between protesters and police resulting in over 400 arrests.

Interview with the Moscow Anarchist Black Cross

Food Not Bombs interview the Russian anarchist prisoner support group.

Anarchist Alexey Sutuga was arrested and remanded in Moscow - help needed

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".

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.

Successful autoworker strike in Russia

Kaluga Benteler auto workers win strike in battle over wages, collective agreements and union recognition.

The strange story of Nikolai Starostin, football and Lavrentii Beria

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.

Russia: They don't represent us!

Almost 40% of the population of Russian Federation with a "right to elect" chose not to participate in the electoral farce, indirectly expressing his opposition to the existing system, which doesn`t represent their will.

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!

The political Soviet grinding machine - Emma Goldman

A previously unpublished piece by Emma Goldman on the persecution of political opponents within the Soviet Union.

Incident on the dancefloor – pre-history of the arrest of Alexey Olesinov

13th of February, a known Moscow anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov was
arrested in St. Petersburg with charges of “hooliganism”, related to
incident in Moscow club “Vozdukh” 17th of December.

The following statement (http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/25991/index.php) on the event
was published by anonymous participant of the anti-fascist initiative
“Direct help” already 19th of December, but considering arrest of
Olesinov, we consider necessary to pick up the topic again.