If everyone fought for their own convictions, there would be no war.Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Hey. Are you there? It’s me, Barabule Cuterescu, the Molodvan peasant, your humble potato. This will be my fourth dispatch from northeastern Romania, and to be totally fucking honest, it could very well be my last. If you’ve been reading these horrible diatribes of mine, you might remember me making some wise-crack about little green Russian men running around our corn-fields if Putin invades Romania. Well, turns out that shit isn’t funny, and it’s not what I imagined. It’s not going to be Russian tanks plowing through our fields. It’ll be all of NATO rushing to the front lines. I’m serious.
Continue reading War isn’t funny: A comedy of errors
Genoa. Italy. The Glonass system, comparable to the American GPS, is a Russian global navigation satellite system used for tracking and tracing. It is also used as a back-up or support positioning system, which can provide a faster fix and greater accuracy than GPS.
Continue reading Glonass on board! [Genoa, Italy]
Montreal. Quebec. In the summer of 2020, three high schoolers – Bogdan Andreev, Denis Mikhaylenko, and Nikita Uvarov, all 14 years old – were arrested in the city of Kansk in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, within the claimed borders of the Russian state.
Continue reading Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners, Free Them All!
Kansk is a city with a population of 90,000 in Siberia, Russia. The closest city with a million inhabitants is Krasnoyarsk, 250 kilometers westwards. Two boys, who turned 15 years old last year, Nikita Uvarov and Denis Mikhaylenko, have been in jail since last summer, accused of plotting a terrorist attack. According to the charges, they were, among other things, planning to build the headquarters of the Russian security service FSB in Minecraft, and to blow it up there. During the Soviet Era, the FSB had different names, the last before the disintegration of the Soviet union being FSB.
Continue reading The 14 year old Minecraft-”terrorists” of Russia
Russia. Statement by the russian section of the International Workers Association (I.W.A.) on the Navalny protests.
Continue reading Section of I.W.A. in the region of Russia about the last protests for Navalny
CrimethInc received the following report secondhand from anarchists in Russia, describing the situation there during the protests of January 23, in which tens of thousands across the country rallied in response to the arrest of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny—expressing anger that runs much deeper. It had been our hope that sooner or later, the unrest from Belarus might spill over into Russia—this is certainly the best hope for rebels in Belarus and elsewhere around the sphere of Russian influence, as well as all who suffer under Putin. We publish this here in the interests of fostering international perspectives among all who endure the consequences of capitalism and state power. May even revolt deepen and spread.
Continue reading Letter from Russia – On the Protests of January 23
ILYA SHAKURSKY, an antifascist political prisoner in Russia, appeals to you in this interview to write to him, and to others imprisoned in the infamous “Network” case. Please see a note at the end about where to send messages.
Continue reading “Now and then the flame dies down, but solidarity is a stream of sparks” – An interview with Ilya Shakursky, imprisoned in the infamous “Network” case
Moscow. Russia. On the morning of September 1st, 34-year-old anarchist Alexey ”Socrates” Sutuga died, due to severe head injuries, in the intensive care unit of the Sklifosovsky Institute. For more than a week, doctors fought for his life, but the injuries were too serious.
Continue reading Anarchist Comrade Alexey “#Socrates” #Sutuga Has Passed Away in #Moscow
Around a month ago before the whole Europe was locked down by the national states, anarchist movement in different parts of the world was shaken by the news from Russia around “Network Case”. Liberal news portal “Meduza” published information that some of the defendants from Penza were involved in murder of two people while they were on the run. This information brought back the topic of how we organize our solidarity and what are the limits of our solidarity. Although we are not located in the region, we have a connection to our comrades in Russia. We organized many solidarity events for those prosecuted under “Network” case in the city of Dresden. For example, an evening at the end of December, where we encouraged people to write to Russian Anarchists and Antifascists in prison.
Continue reading Solidarity is fragile – thoughts on the “Network” case from ABC #Dresden
Moscow. Russia. April 2, 2020. The authorities finally threw off the democratic mask. By order of the authorities of Moscow and dozens of other regions, residents, under the pretext of an epidemic of coronavirus, are forbidden to leave the apartments in which they live.
Continue reading Statement by the Russian section of the I.W.A. in connection with the introduction of a house arrest regime in Moscow and several other regions of #Russia