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.
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.