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.
TerraSelvaggia is an Italian eco-anarchist paper, which made this interview with Russian Campaign to Defend Khimki Hostages last September. Paper issue came up some time ago after the usual delays, so now it is time for online publication. Keep in mind, that this interview reflects the situation in Russian society last September – before the recent massive protest against election fraud. Now much has changed since then, but much is still the same. Enjoy!
Antifascist and anarchists in Russia are in need of support as several are facing trumped up charges from the police.
Union leaders from Kazakhstan are seeking support and solidarity as they face they very real and imminent threat of abduction by the state following their role in an oil workers strike last year, in which the Kazakh government massacred scores of striking workers.