Kazakhstan: Workers of an Oilfields Service Company Refused to Come to Work

Hundreds of workers of the oilfields service company Burgılau in Mangistau oblast did not come to work today at the set time, having put forward their demands to the employer. The talks between the workers and the representatives of the firm (employer) amid the presence of local authorities were conducted on raised notes.

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The workers of the oilfields service firm, Burgılau, early on Thursday, July 28, refused to come to work. Hundreds of shift workers that were supposed to work the drilling rigs, assembled next to the Janaozen bus station, from where they are usually picked up by busses and taken to the reserves. The employees of the oilfields company announced that they are protesting against the reduction of working hours and salary levels. According to the statements of those gathered, the employer cites the crisis and the lack of funds, although the plan that dictates the development of the drilling volume is being timely accomplished.

The workers stated that the employers is pursuing and discharging from work the activists, that are acting on behalf of the collective. The workers demanded the dismissal of the general director of the company Burgılau, Ashat Sariyev, who, according to them, is organising the persecution.

“They are reducing our hours. 2200 persons work at the company. In the first semester, 66 persons were fired”, says a man that introduced himself as Akılbek Nurlıbayev, operator’s assistant.

The gathered workers expressed their lack of trust in the company’s workers’ union, demanding that Saduakas Bekkaliyev, who, as they say, the workers elected as their union’s leader, be permitted to work.

Saduakas Bekkaliyev was not among the workers: according to them, he was taken to the police station for interrogation. The workers are saying that the police summons those of their colleagues that are trying to go public with their problems at work. The workers said that they are protesting for the fourth day in a row, yet the employer and the local authorities have been ignoring their problems this whole time up until they received a visit from out-of-city media.

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The CEO of Burgılau, Ashat Sariyev, having arrived on location, told the medias that the information about persecution at the workplace does not correspond with reality.

“This is all false. There is a labour dispute here. This mass [of workers] is being raised by Bekkaliyev Saduakas”, told Ashat Sariyev to the journalists.

The CEO of Burgılau said, that in order for the new workers’ union leader to start working, it is necessary to comply with the procedures and to organize a plenum with the participation of the delegates of all departments of the company, Burgılau. In response, the workers declared that they recognize the plenum that they held earlier during which Saduakas Bekkaliyev was elected chairman of the union.

The workers were visited by the vice-akim of Janaozen city, İsahan Sagimbayev, accompanied by the vice-chairman of Manigstau Oblast’s Workers’ Unions’ Soviet and by the representative of the Mangistau branch of the Workers’ Union of the Gaz and Petrol Industries of Kazakhstan. The talks between the authorities and the workers were conducted on raised notes. The workers of the oilfields service company accused the local authorities of idleness. The representatives of the authorities called for negotiations in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Azattık was conducting a live broadcast from the scene:

 

After almost two hours of protesting, Saduakas Bekkaliyev, whom the workers are calling the elected leader of the union, arrived on scene. Arriving after being interrogated by the police, he said that all of the workers’ demands will be formulated in writing and handed over to the company management and to the local akimat. After this, the workers got into the busses and went to their workplace.

Burgılau company provides exploration services and drilling services for hydrocarbon deposits.

 

 

Translated from: http://socialismkz.info/?p=16524

Originally published on 28.07.2016 by socialismkz.info

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Donetsk: The Third Extraordinary Congress of the Communist Party of the DNR Took Place

Even though many of the cities and villages of DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) are constantly under the fire of the ukrofascist artillery and mortars, even though the road into the republic is not safe, fearless delegates and guests arrived to the congress. Altogether around 140 persons. The communist delegation from LNR (Lugansk People’s Republic) arrived headed by the first secretary Igor Gumenyuk.DNR map

KPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) was represented by the secretary of the Moscow city committee, the deputy of the Federal Duma, Vladimir Rodin. The Union of Soviet Officers of the Krasnodar Krai was represented by the leader of the Krai branch, general-lieutenant Anatoliy Topchiy; the German communists – secretary of the Communist Party of FRG, Renate Koppe. Delegates of all city and municipal organisations of the CP DNR gathered together; from Gorlovka, Makeyevka, Harcyzska, Novoazovska, Yenakiyevo, Tel’manovo… this says a lot about the precise structuration of the party chain.

There were communists from places, located in the ATO zone (Antiterrorist Operations’ zone). They temporarily live in Donetsk, but have not halted their work. Anatoliy Hmelevoy is among them. He is currently the second secretary of CP DNR, but in the past has been the first secretary of the Slavyansk city committee of the KPU (Communist Party of Ukraine), he has been many times elected as deputy of the Verhovna Rada (unicameral parliament of Ukraine). The war with Kiev’s fascism has turned everything upside down. Anatoliy Petrovich, as opposed to his colleagues, had immediately given his support to the (ethnically) Russian Spring, to the supporters of an independent Donbass, had participated in the referendum, became an activist of the anti-shale gas movement, had dreamt that Donbass would join the Russian Federation following the Crimea scenario. But Russia, as per Hmelevoy’s assumption, is scared of the wrath of the western society and has decided against letting Donbass join its family. When Ukrainian fascists went to war against DNR, A. Hmelevoy defended his Slavyansk from within Strelkov’s detachment. “It was hot”, remembers Anatoliy Petrovich. Well, now it’s not easier, especially if you are a dedicated principled communist.

Armed pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic pledge an oath during a ceremony in the city of Donetsk. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday ordered a seven-day ceasefire in the fight against pro-Russian separatists, but also warned them they could face death if they did not use the time to put down their guns.  (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

This was exactly the topic at the congress, which convened to discuss the emergency situation. Communists, deputies of the People’s Soviet of DNR, Boris Litvinov and Nikolay Ragozin, were present at the congress.

… At the beginning of June without charge or trial, formulated “due to loss of confidence”, the communists B. Litvinov and N. Ragozin were deprived of their deputy mandates. The Speaker of the People’s Soviet, Denis Pushilin, had insisted on it. He is also the representative of DNR at the three-sided commission at the Minsk negotiations.

“It was cynical lawlessness”, remarks B. Litvinov, “it happened in a few minutes, without charge or trial”. Besides the “loss of confidence” in Pushilin’s opinion, no complaints were presented to the communists. But 68 deputies, who entrusted themselves to Pushilin, had unanimously supported the expulsion of the communists from the parliament.

The people elected the communists to the People’s Soviet and only the people could disinherit them of their authority. This law is in power in every country. Only those who have committed a criminal offense can be deprived of their deputy mandate by the decision of the parliament. Litvinov and Ragozin had not committed any evil deed. Well, except that their opinion was often on odds with Pushilin’s position. For example, the communists refused to vote for the dismissal of Andrey Purgin from the post of Chairman of the People’s Soviet, a thing on which Pushilin insisted, and later took over the vacant place himself. The decision regarding Purgin, as Litvinov notes, “did not fit into the legal framework”. But the deputies were required to unanimously vote for the creation of a so-called casuistic content “Concerning the one-time deviation from the regulation of the People’s Soviet”. So, what for was it necessary to ‘deviate’?

So that the vice speaker would become speaker? Everyone understood that after the “one-time deviation”, deviations 2, 3, 4 would follow…

After the humiliation, Purgin did not return to the Soviet. That’s the result of derogation from the law.

In the meantime, the storm clouds thickened above the communists. On V.I. Lenin’s birthday they were prohibited from laying flowers on the leader’s monument and organising a rally; on May 1, May 9, May 11 (DNR’s Day of Independence) they were not allowed to walk under red banners, they were not given the right to speak at rallies. Of course, the communists, being tough, had put pressure and held the red banners hight above their heads. But the residents of Donbass suddenly felt, apart from the scent of gunpowder in the air, the scent of decommunization.

In the People’s Soviet, the communists came to grips with defenders of business over the bill on hard alcohol and tobacco industry. Communists were standing up for the government monopoly on alcohol and tobacco production, yet Pushilin and his supporters wanted that 50% of the production be given to the government and 50%  to private business. The second option passed. Communists spoke out against such a law. After this, Litvinov and Ragozin were expelled from the People’s Soviet, moreover they even received a warning that in DNR there should not be any parties, only the social movement Free Donbass and Donetsk Republic.DNR 1

At the meeting with Pushilin, who praised the KPRF for its aid to Donbass, we asked, how should that what happened to the communists of CP DNR and the voiced ban on the legal existence of the CP be interpreted? Pushilin referred to some sort of a ‘political background’ related to the Minsk agreements: “We have decided that we will not have any political parties, there will only be social movements that will be represented in the parliament, Free Donbass and Donetsk Republic. Donetsk Republic dominates as a socio-political power in the government. There is also a ‘left wing’ – Sergey Prokopenko, representative of SKP-KPSS (Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union), and Vladimir Bidevka from the Union of Left Forces. If the Communist Party will also exist on its own, then it will be a loss in the Minsk agreements. There [in Minsk] we are insisting that we do not have political parties and that we will have a majoritarian election system.

We, personally, received discontent from Kuchma: how so, we don’t have parties? There’s a Communist one there, which means, let there also be the Block of Petro Poroshenko, Right Sector and etc. Pushilin’s argumentation seemed to us more than questionable. First of all, all countries participating at the Minsk talks have parties, blocks and other political and social unions. Secondly, the movement Donetsk Republic (for some reasons ‘People’s’ is no longer present in this name), according to the functions it carries out seems more like a party in power, rather than just a movement. And, thirdly, the Communist Party is a consolidating force, necessary in the conditions of armed resistance and blockade of DNR. Pushilin also remarked that Moscow wishes to remove the communists… But Moscow is far, the people of Donbass close. And the achievements of the communists are indisputable both in the establishment of the republic and in rallying the people together.donetsk people soviet

In defence of DNR, the communists have made a very significant contribution. For example, there should be three deputies from the CP DNR in the People’s Soviet. Yet one of them, Vadim Yakovlevich Zaybert, commander of one of the largest compounds of the Donetsk militia, died at Debal’cevo. After his death, the Communist Party was denied the possibility to give his mandate to another communist as it is required by law. Obvious political discrimination.

“The deputies and guests of the congress discussed the recent happenings with the communists and the probable ban of CP DNR. Everyone spoke out as one in favour of struggling for the restoration of Litvinov’s and Ragozin’s deputy powers. To file a lawsuit with DNR court about the illegal deprivation of DNR communists off their parliamentary mandates. And to reject any attempt at banning the CP DNR. The communists understand why there is desire now to push them out of the limits of the republic’s political life. In front of them lies the solution of the question of ownership – private or state-owned.

Our Moscow delegation surveyed about fifty people, those with whom they socialised during their days in DNR: what type of property they prefer? All answered equivocally in support of government property. Private property makes sense for small shops, ateliers, hairdressers, canteens and cafés. Nevertheless, factories, mines, roads – the main means of transportation – should remain exclusively under state management. In the last 25 years, people have gotten tired of ‘efficient’ private owners that have mastered the forms and methods of personal enrichment. But the people, the country have degraded.

The people are for socialism, for communists and categorically against capitalism. Moreover, the same point of view was repeatedly expressed by the head of DNR, Alexandr Zaharchenko.

But in the government there are irrepressible accumulators, who given the conditions of half-warlike confusion, would like to snatch as much power and wealth as possible. It is exactly against these actors that the CP DNR is battling.

…  Alarming reports are coming from DNR’s hotspots. The suburbs of Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Dokuchayevska, Sahanka village, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Novaya Maryevka are being exposed to shelling by the Ukrainian artillery and mortars on a daily basis. In the night of July 17-18, more than 150 mines were launched at DNR’s settlements and dozens of artillery shells… There are injured, lots of destruction.

The residents of the republic don’t have an easy life. When the situation comes to a standstill, their perseverance, with which they, climbing out of their basements and temporary shelters, again and again dig into the ruins, restore their homes, labour in the fields and believe in a clear tomorrow, is admirable. The people have it hard. But they do not stop waiting and hoping for positive change and politicians’ reasonable decisions.

The main role of the communists is to turn the politicians into the channel, necessary to the people. The one, who is hastening to ‘purify’ the republic from the guiding force, raises serious doubts. It is him that we must seriously and conclusively deal with.”

 

Galina Petrova. Donetsk

 

 

Translated from: http://www.novorosinform.org/news/57623

Originally published on 23.06.2016 by the Novorossiya Informacionnoye Agentstvo.

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New Horizons of Russia’s Militarism

new horizons of russian militarism 1In April, the medias reported that as of September 1 of this year a new child organisation of the Ministry of Defence, Yunarmiya (ru: Youth Army) will start operating. This new step of Russian militarism brings to an end the era of unruly chauvinist propaganda and opens up the era, in which the systemic education of the Russian nation is conducted in the spirit of military imperialist aggression from the classroom.

For some time now, it is possible to buy a military uniform for a child. Camouflage is no longer perceived as work wear, it is now a fashion trend. Military fetishes have completely conquered the market and the consumers’ hearts. The State’s peace program implies the entire country’s conversion into barracks, where along with the mother’s milk the infant must absorb the notion of love for the ruling classes and of unity with the exploiters and must be ready to give his life for the profit of petrol barons.

If the country is becoming an army then the whole State apparatus must reconfigure itself to a war footing. The President is more and more often appearing in the guise of the Supreme Commander, whose power is absolute and does not have anything in common with the democracy play-time. ‘Public dialogue’ has no place in the barracks-country, neither do other fetishes of bourgeois parliamentarism. The veil of democratic decency should be thrown off. In the barracks-country, everyone must know the foreign and domestic enemies and hate them. Those who refuse to hate the foreign ones and, especially, the domestic ones become enemies themselves.

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On the world market, Russia’s defence industry is second only to the USA. It is the arms industry that allows the ruling classes of the ‘resurgent nation’ to feel like they are something big, rather than just a raw materials appendage. In the current conditions of the stagnating price of petrol, the arms industry has become a life-saver for the Russian slave-owners. The main competitive advantage of the ‘weak’ imperialist is the cruel domestic regime, which permits the mobilization of resources for the benefit of fighting for outlet markets, without having to fear revolts and disregarding the victims, which may be sacrificed at will. Perhaps, only the uncommon post-Soviet passivity of the working class under the conditions of deindustrialisation has saved Russia from an open terrorist dictatorship of the capitalists.

There is no smoke without fire: if the capitalists are saturating all social public with stuffy military spirit and are forcing the pupils to get used to military marches already in the classrooms, the bloody meat grinder of military adventures will set in motion its reliably-oiled patriotic propaganda millstones time and again. There is no power other than the power of the working class, which could resist with word and deed against the imperialists’ of all countries attempts to ignite another wildfire. The elegant shapes and brilliant new models of new military technology by their sinister look alone, jokingly pose a question to the humankind: socialisme ou barbarie, a realm of freedom or a nuclear winter…

 

 

Translated from: http://levoradikal.ru/archives/15444

Originally published on 23.05.2016 on the left-wing news platform Levoradikal.ru .

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SDK’s Transitional Program, Part I

We present our readers with the program of transitional demands of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan (Qazaqstannın Socialistik Qozghalısı/Socialisticheskoye Dvizheniye Kazahstana), adopted at the congress in Bishkek on Jun. 30 – Jul. 1. In the coming time, this document will be published in the form of a bilingual brochure. As of now, we present the document in Russian language for workers’ and social movements’ activists.

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The Programme of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan (Transitional)

 

More petrol and more workers’ blood!

With such a slogan it is possible to describe in one sentence both the situation and the current elite’s and the dominant castes’ methods of ruling over Kazakhstan. It is no longer possible to reach the previous levels of plunder of the nation and the unheard of exploitation of workers without murdering, arresting and repressing widely. Everything is mixed up, both petrol and blood, in the game of interests of the patriotic partisan and Komsomol leaders, who have become oligarchs and latifundists, on one hand, and of the political establishment united with the industrialists of Western countries, who support such a regime, as it provides for stable surplus profit, on the other hand. In this design Yelbası [kz: leader of the nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev’s nickname] plays a key role, the contemporary imperialism prays for him.

By publicly demonstrating his young offspring before an audience, Nazarbayev shows the elite factions, even the whole society, that he is not planning to surrender his throne on the imperious Olympus. The cult of long-life, the building of specialized medical institutes, the search for the ‘elixir of youth’; all of this clearly shows the desire of the decrepit Yelbası to remain in power and to cheat time, as well as to maintain the system that he built and the country’s neocolonial model of development.

Unstable ‘stability’

At the same moment, the main predators started lurking at the foot of the throne, after they had caught scent of the reigning old man’s weakness – the Janaozen massacre and his personal health problems –, they are hoping to start an open fight for the inheritance. They are already ready to tear the country into pieces, and only the fear of a popular rebellion as well as of the despot’s bloodlust compels them to somewhat moderate their appetites and remain near his bed, as they nurture their most detailed plans of palace coups. Now, many are trying to secretly arrange agreements with one another in order to mark the contours of the country’s future structure in the case of the ‘Great Nursultan’s’ sudden leave due to illness or the occurrence of an “accident”. Some, such as Imangali Tasmagambetov or Aslan Musin, do not even try to hide their ambitions.

Despite the founding of the new Central-Asian wonder of ‘guided democracy’, in more specific terms of a “three-handed” or, if we are to use the official language, a ‘multi-party’ Majilis [parliament], it has not provided stability for the whole system and the signs of its gradual stagnation are present. Any new political crisis of the Janaozen type, in which the enraged masses step onto the podium, has the capacity to break down the walls of the entire building in one hour. And now, Yelbası and his entourage are ruling on account of the bloody dictatorship of the police, rather than by virtue of an oligarchic parliamentarism. The current Majilis is as much a sham as the previous one. While parliamentary parties are summoned to demonstrate for the Occident the presence of progress toward ‘democracy’, in which Nur Otan [Nazarbayev’s party] represents the centre, the liberal-right-wing Ak Jol represents the party of industrialists and entrepreneurs and the Kosarev-led regal courtier-like communists – the ‘left opposition’.

Just like KNPK (Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan), the role of the other marionettes, although already in the sphere of labour relations, impersonated by the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FPK) and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KSPK), is the same. It is the glossing over and maximum concealment of truth from the workers, their disorganisation, disorientation and demoralization. These ‘federations’ and ‘confederations’ serving in practice the regime and the employers, have not said a word about the upcoming amendments to the Labour Code, just as they are keeping silent regarding the awaited retirement age raise for women to 63 and for men to 68 years. The yellow union bosses do not even recall the intentions of Ak Orda [reference to Nazarbayev’s party] to introduce a 60-hour work-week, meaning to legitimise a 12-hour work-day.

Bullets instead of bread and jails instead of freedom

But this does no longer suffices and no longer functions, since Nursultan Abishevich very well understands that the masses don’t believe the words of Vladislav Kosarev [Chairman of KNPK], Siyazbek Mukashev [Chairman of FPK], Sergey Belkin [Chairman of KSPK] and the other various clowns and marionettes of the authorities. Therefore, the ‘velvet dictatorship’, which Hillary Clinton loves so much, turned into a bloody tyranny modelled upon the cruelest East Asian regimes on December 16 of last year in Janaozen. The petrol industry workers, who were on strike for almost 8 months, were intentionally executed with automatic weapons, with sniper rifles and with machine guns shooting from armoured police vehicles, the goal being to induce fear into all of the country’s workers and, especially, their fellow labourers from the petrol and mining industries.

Yet this intimidation may turn against those, who are currently trying to fill the factories, the fabrics and our cities’ boulevards with blood. In this way, the authorities are pushing the workers’ resistance underground, driving workers’ organisations and groups into illegal channels, which cannot not lead to the radicalisation of the workers’ general mood. In this case, explosions in the workplaces of the most diverse industry branches this year are simply unavoidable.

Yelbası’s friends from other countries are lauding the former First Secretary of CK KPK (Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan) for the ‘unprecedented democratisation’ of the political system, by way of admitting several parties to the parliament, and stress the ‘progressive amendments’ to the Labour Code, while rewarding our government with an offer to speed up Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO! First of all, this is being done to receive additional preferences and benefits for their corporations, for even bigger opportunities to extract and export our country’s natural resources for a ridiculously low price, to pitilessly exploit our workers in exchange for ‘forgiveness’ of our regime’s bloody crimes. The Ak Orda understands this game and plays with the ‘weaknesses’ of European and American industrialists, while collaborating with them to draft contracts, destined to cripple the country. This is why the Occident needs more of our petrol and Nazarbayev needs more our workers’ blood! This system simply cannot function and remain in power in any other way.

For this reason 49 politically-active workers from Janaozen and Shetpe were arrested and brought before court in Aktau because they dared to pronounce against the tyranny of Chinese and domestic employers, because they encroached on the right to private property, demanding nationalisation and workers’ control. But first and foremost, because in their resolution at the demonstration in Janaozen on December 16, they wanted to call upon all of the country’s workers to enter a general strike with the demand being the resignation of the government and the president.

Under no condition could Yelbası forgive the petrol industry workers for this! The lesson to learn from this is that the workers do not have any possibilities to solve their labour disputes, aside from participating in the political struggle with the aim of eliminating such a political system that prohibits strikes, rallies, assemblies, unions and imprisons workers’ leaders. The history of the workers’ movement in Latin America during the period of right-wing dictatorships, in South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt and Tunisia shows that the workers’ movement will not remain on the sidelines in this situation and sooner or later will respond to State terror.

Part II will follow….

 

Translated from: http://socialismkz.info/?page_id=650

 

 

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May 21, Almata: Mass Arrests at a Rally against the Sale of Land

kazakhstan land reforms 1During a peaceful rally in Almata, on May 21, illegal arrests and attempts to arrest various social activists as they were exiting their homes were observed. Journalists were also being detained at their workplace. The events showed that all of our expectations were met, but this time the authorities had surpassed themselves.

Thanks to the incoming information from various activists, it became known that the environmental activist, Andrey Buzykin, from the movement Zaschhitim Kok-Jaylau (Let’s Defend Kok-Jaylau) also responsible for defending Almata, was taken to the city’s drug dispensary, even though he does not consume alcoholic drinks. A police cruiser was stationed since early morning under the windows of his comrade’s, Abay Erekenov’s, apartment, for which reason the latter was not able to leave his home. This has already become a favourite and proven tactic when it comes to arresting activists. Al’kena Kenjebayeva, a journalist from the newspaper Tribuna of KNPK (Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan), was held at the district’s Department of Interior for more than 4 hours instead of three as per regulations?kazakhstan land reforms 5

Our comrade, a socialist activist of Almata’s Association of Trade Unions ‘Odak’ and freelance journalist for the newspaper Tribuna, Aleksey Nigay, was even arrested at a bus stop upon leaving his home at around 10:40 am. Moreover, initially he was planning to first meet with a friend, and then with a journalist of one of the newspapers. Other journalists were also subjected to arrest. There has not been anything similar in the entire history of capitalist Kazakhstan!

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Moreover, during his arrest, the two police officers did not show any documents; only one of the two verbally introduced himself, the other one needed to be asked for his name and last name. Their names are Maksat Shakyrbayev, and the second one, who was tried to take away the cell phone by force, was Tulegen Shakirov, the license plate of the car (brand: Shans) is kz380KP02.kazakhstan land reforms 2

After having inspected the ID card, the cops invited Alexey into their car in order to determine some who-knows-which circumstances, something they had no right to do even under a strengthened regime. They did not succeed in explaining anything clearly, taking Alexey’s cell phone was an even greater infraction; finally, Tulegen Shakirov, was threatening all the while with a bogus charge of resisting the police. During the attempt to take away the cell phone by force, a button on the [victim’s] jacket broke off; having overdone, he will have to take responsibility for abuse of authority.

After being arrested, Alexey was not allowed to call his comrades. But as it appeared to be later, many activists’ phones had been disconnected from the mobile network, just like as we had warned.

Our comrade was held at the Jetysuyskiy District Department of the Interior for just over an hour, since the authorities could not find a reason for further detainment. During his talk with the assistant prosecutor of Jetysuyskiy District, Baurjan Lesbayev, who started explaining, why he was taken under arrest, something that the two patrolling police officers did not do. The reason given was that he was planning to take part in an illegal land-related rally.

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According to [the prosecutor’s] information sources, he posts in social networks, in which he is not registered or had been no later than a few years ago, therefore there had not been any substantial proof. All information is on the level of rumours and, more likely than not, obtained by interception of cell phone conversations, which is forbidden without permission from the prosecutor, therefore the source of these rumours remains a secret. This conversation lasted about 15 minutes, after which the prosecutor left the room. An explanatory note was written up, which had rather the looks of a complaint. Then a few detainees were brought in. From a conversation between our comrade and one of the others, it became known that the latter was taken into custody as he was just walking by the rally.

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After 1:00 pm Alexey was finally released, but having exited into the yard of the District Department of the Interior, he saw more than 60 persons, that were arrested at the Republic square. Only at that moment, he could finally make a call, asking one of the detainees to use their cell phone. All the people were in a good mood, a large part of them had their pictures taken in front of the building. They were filming with their cell phones. No one was scared, and here it must be noted, that this was already a victory, since such authoritarian regimes’ rule is based on fear, claiming that if not for them, there will otherwise be “war”, “instability”, etc.

Another one of our comrades, Timur Kibirov, says that as he stood at the bus stop, an old man approached him asking him where the rally will be held, having been told that it will take place at the new square, he suggested that people will be murdered there, just like it happened before. What the man meant were the events of December 16, 1986, and said, that he would like to see whether the rally will take place at the old square.  kazakhstan land reforms 3

At 11 am, people assembled at the building of the central library, hoping to move into the square, but could not. The neighbourhoods and the streets around the so-called “New square” (official name: Square of the Republic) were blockaded by police with a radius of around one kilometer. For more than 3 hours they closed down the streets from Abay until Gandi and from Furmanov until Dzerjinskiy (known today as Nauryzbay batyra).

Many public and touristic busses stood at and next to the square, as well as special police vehicles, into which the Fast Reaction Special Unit (SOBR) and the police carried those, who had come to demonstrate. Almost no one was allowed to go into the neigbourhoods surrounding the square, even those, who clearly had nothing to do with the demonstration, possibly the residents of these neigbourhoods. Public transportation was stopped on Furmanov, from Kurmangazy until Satpayev. Traffic jams arose at the square on Satpayev, pedestrians had problems crossing at intersections.

Kibirov also saw two special commandos chasing a guy that successfully ran away down onto the Mir street (Jeltoksan). Someone’s running shoe was lying on Abay Furmanov street, next to the sidewalk. On Facebook, there is also a video of someone being chased. Apart from that, Kibirov succeeded in walking to the square from Mira through an apartment complex’s yard (in the depths of the yard two police officers were relaxing on a bench), there was almost no one there, only on one bench a girl was playing the dombra, the underground shopping mall was closed.

When the three out of the 10-15 buses were filled, a part of those, who remained on the street decided to march to the old square. At the old square there was also police and a bus. The police guarded the territory of the park, so that people could not go through to the square.

Every District Department of the Interior was overcrowded with detainees from the rally. All of those that did not fit, were taken outside of the city and released. It can be certainly said that although it was less than 3000 in attendance at the rally, it was definitely more than 1000. This is a good result given the security measures taken by the authorities.

Furthermore, as our comrades are telling, since then, the country’s population started to discuss the topic of land, social stratification and social problems much more actively. The state wanted to do better, but the end result was like usual. The state used all of their media to portray the land rally in a negative light, but negative promotion is still promotion!

There were even such people that were openly mocking the official propaganda: “I only came to receive my 150 dollars (Pervyy Kanal Kazahstana (Kazakhstan’s 1st channel) stated that the rally-goers were being paid by the “treacherous West”)”, announced one of the detained women. “Where are they? I don’t see even one cash register!”

“You should ask Smykov (the host of  Pervyy Kanal Kazahstana)!” told her another detainee. The bus with 53 detained protesters burst into laughter.

The land reforms turned into a trigger of the accumulated discontent from the effects of devaluation, the growth of social stratification, unemployment, the ruining of small business and other social problems. Now we should pose this question: “what lesson will have learned the protesting activists and the authorities?”

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Translated from: http://socialismkz.info/?p=16076

Originally published on 22.05.2016 on the website of Kazakhstan’s socialists’, worker’s movement’s and social activists’ blog Socialismkz.info .

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Communists are under threat of expulsion in Donetsk

dnr kpThey had already been expelled from the People’s Soviet in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and were not admitted to a rally.

Although it may seem strange, Donetsk has undertaken the process of decommunisation almost simultaneously with Ukraine. No, Lenin’s monument in the centre of the city still stands, but the local communists have been kicked from practically everywhere.

All that there is to learn about the present-day Donetsk communists fits in a small paragraph: their leader has been excused from all positions in the DNR a long time ago, they were refused from registering their own electoral lists at the last elections, their national deputies were dismissed from the People’s Soviet of DNR on May 6. So now all that remains is to wait for their statement, saying that they are going underground?

It seems that, in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, the local communists were “multiplied by zero”. What’s strange is that without their support, the Russian spring in Donetsk would not have happened. It was actually communists, who in February 2014 set up the first tent city “in defence of Lenin” and it was specifically their disciplined old members, who, having lived through countless elections, formed the backbone of the electoral commissions at the 2014 referendum. Back in 2014 nobody denied this; what’s more, the leader of the local communists, Boris Litvinov, even headed the local People’s Soviet from July to October of that year.donetsk people soviet

On May 6, the communist deputies were thrown out of the same People’s Soviet with the reason being “loss of confidence”. On May 11, the local law-enforcement attempted to impede a block of KP DNR, carrying red flags, from taking part in a rally. This day, for those who don’t know it, is now a holiday – Day of the Republic. The truth being said, Russia was represented only by two officials at this rally, who happened to be State Duma deputies of KPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation), Vladimir Rodin and Kazbek Taysayev. In the meantime, the red flags of “their” block were being broken.

“Everything is very simple, there will be two public organisations in the Republic: Doneckaya Respublika (Donetsk Republic) and Svobodnyy Donbass (Free Donbass)”, was reported by a source in the DNR government. “Everyone else will just have to play along! Last year, we had already denied the communists in registering their list, what they did was get their people on Donetsk Republic’s list, but had not ceased their political activities. Hence, they were removed by a decision of the Political Soviet. Here, everything will be as we say, not otherwise!”

“Allowed” public organisations are tied to Aleksandr Zaharchenko and Pavel Gubarev accordingly. Whereas, the DNR communists held their plenum during the weekend with the goal of figuring out what they should now do.

Already on Monday, Lugansk communists published a statement in defence of their comrades in Donetsk on one of their websites. It was an emotional reaction to the banishment of communists from the DNR’s People’s Soviet. “Hiding behind statements, saying that such directions are coming from Moscow, DNR’s authorities made the decision to prohibit the operation of the Communist Party in the Republic”, stood in this statement. The context was clear: hoping that Plotnickiy would not repeat the neighbours’ experiment in Lugansk. In the self-declared LNR, the communists have a completely legal party. Still.

“It’s a mistake, we exist, presently, our party is the only registered party in the DNR”, explained the leader of the Donetsk communists, Boris Litvinov. “There was a small window of opportunity in October 2014, and we succeeded in getting a paper certificate of registration. There are no other parties here; there are about a dozen public organisations. We are being examined right now, in May, by DNR’s Ministry of Justice. As a party.”

Q: Is it true that you were arrested multiple times and that on May 11 in Donetsk your block’s red flags were being smashed?

A: Well, there were some excesses at the demonstrations. Yet, there are only some individual zealous law-enforcement officers who are connected with it. People were being brainwashed for 25 years, so now they attack everything red, like a bull attacks the rag. Indeed, we were removed from the People’s Soviet. Our political opponents from Donetsk Republic don’t really want any competition on the political field. At the moment, Denis Pushilin has more authority than we ever had. Elections may take place in the Republic, and I associate our troubles with that.donetsk communists

But nobody has arrested me! The rumours materialised in 2015. At that time, we came very close to the decision to launch our own currency. It was even printed already, don’t ask where. Not in Donetsk, not in Russia. The risk appeared that our enemies will try to capture this treasure. For this reason, I had a very long conversation, about 12 hours long, with experts from the Department for Combating Organised Crime. The rumours were that I was taken under arrest…

Q: Do you think there will be elections?

A: You and I are real people and we understand that Ukraine is simply incapable, even from a technical standpoint, to make all the amendments to the Constitution and to coordinate with us the drafting of an electoral law according to the Minsk Protocols anytime soon. The last sentence is conditioned upon them wishing to follow along this process. I am quite pessimistic about this. In any case, developing self-government is necessary and at the end of July or beginning of August, I don’t exclude the possibility of organising our own local elections in the DNR no matter what. Everything is possible.

We will only understand the seriousness of our problems next week. We are currently leading political consultations. I also want to meet with Gennadiy Andreyevich Zyuganov [leader of KPRF] to get some advice. We shall then see.

Also, we don’t need supporters from the sidelines! The Lugansk communists’ statement from yesterday was published on a website, which is controlled by persons, who were banned from the party, one of whom has even served in Aidar [Battalion]. That means that this is an attempt to boil up another stew between us and the head of the Republic.

 

Donetsk.

 

 

Translated from: http://www.mk.ru/politics/2016/05/17/v-donecke-zapreshhayut-kommunistov.html

Originally published on 17.05.2016 on MK.ru news.

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Provisional Program of the Labourers’ Party of Russia (PTR)

party of labourers of russia  Preamble:

Our goal is to organise those into a mass party, who continue living in Russia by their own labour rather than by criminal income, who don’t take bribes and kickbacks, who don’t receive profit from capital and do not conclude agreements outside of the country’s borders.

The principle of the Party’s organisation is its ‘bottom-up’ formation. This means that the centre of the Party is not the group of leaders, but rather ordinary members that move upwards in the hierarchy in a democratic fashion, fully accountable to and controlled by the Party.

The strategic task of the Party, owing to the scientific ideology and the Party’s working class composition, is to take a leading position in the government and social life, to neutralize the distorted phenomenon of the existing socioeconomic system and to provide for a constructive transformation of the Motherland.

It is not our task to become a part of the opposition to the current authority at any price. Our goal is to raise the level of understanding of socioeconomic problems among the working people, to help them organise themselves, in order to become the real power in the state. Our opposition is the result of our belief that it is necessary for Russia to have a plannable and controllable course of development, whereas the current authorities are giving preference to natural forces and gorbachevism; meaning the allocation of wealth is produced by the entire population, but distributed only to a chosen handful of individuals by means of simulated market relations.

 

As part of the main task, the following measures will be implemented:

  1. State Administration. Our task is the integration of the Party into the structure, which stands above ‘the authority’, forming this authority and controlling it.

1.1. The Party advances its representatives to government positions. In return the representatives are to be held accountable to the party.

1.2. The Party may lawfully recall previously advanced representatives if the majority of the party’s membership will consider such a recall necessary.

1.3. In order to create a reserve of cadres for public office substitutions, the Party will organise events that raise the qualification of its members and will organise specialised schools.

1.4. The oversight of the State’s actions is a function of the society. The Party is the ‘instrument’ of the society, which may be used as an organ of independent monitoring of the government administration, as well as for:

  • the state officials’ execution of leadership functions;

  • the quality of state officials’ administration of the economy and specific public sectors;

  • the state officials’ activities in the political sphere.

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  1. Economy and social policies. Our task is the creation of a united, centrally-managed economy controlled by the society, as well as the replacement of the spontaneous struggle of economic interests for a controllable scientific progress and an economic growth.

2.1. In the legislative domain. Amending the laws that regulate the use of natural resources (ground, forest codex, water codex, etc.). The amendments should aim to increase government control of the use of resources (including the restoration of primary structures under state control: forest rangers, fishing inspectors, etc.).

2.2. In the financial domain. The creation of a unique digital bank. The transition of commercial banks to COMMERCIAL activities with the goal of accelerating monetary circulation and barring the commercial banks from exploiting budgetary means. The introduction of a tough State control over external economic operations and monetary circulation. A complete transition from paper money to electronic money.

2.3. In the domain of State property management. Freezing the payment of dividends to shareholders of joint stock companies in possession of a controlling block of shares in the face of the State. The accumulated means are directed at the solution of tasks 5.4-5.8 (?) The restoration of sector monopolies, where they were destroyed by post-perestroika reforms is a priority. The transition of active and reconstituted State monopolies to independent production chains of all that is necessary, minimising purchases and the receipt of services from private companies. What is earned by the government must remain with the State and serve the goals of the State, rather than being handed over to a private owner, and through his bribes and kickbacks end up in the hands of a State official.

2.4. Design of government programs, creating the conditions for a technological breakthrough in the following directions:

2.4.1. Transportation and transportation infrastructure: the creation of fundamentally new and the radical modernization of existing means of transportation; the development of new technologies and new materials in order to modernize the transportation infrastructure.

2.4.2. Energy: the creation of fundamentally new technologies of energy accumulation and of long-distance transportation.

2.4.3. Ecology of settlements: overcoming the disastrous tendencies of modern urbanization, rejection of congested metropolitan areas in favour of  low-density ecosettlements, in which every family will be provided with a plot of land (with user’s contract)  in order to enjoy self-sufficiency farming, a valuable relaxation and recovery; the transition from an unconditional compliance to ecological norms in the farming industry.

2.4.4. Spatial program: exploration of the objects of shallow sky, the Moon and Mars, in order to ensure the energy needs of the national economy and to create a base for the exploration of the deep sky.

2.5. Reorganisation of science, coming from the need to develop a program of technological breakthrough (see par. 2.4): the organisation of discussions aimed at building teams, which would have retained the capacity to solve the task of ensuring technological breakthrough; the development of specific programs in the directions 2.4.1-2.4.4 and 2.8 (see below).

2.6. Reform of education aimed at its reorientation from the provision of educational services to the construction of a society capable of taking on challenges of technological breakthroughs: the organisation of scientific debates and the preparation of reform programs. The preparation of a replacement to the education system in the form of a system of continuous comprehensive development of every individual.

2.7. Healthcare reform: from the provision of medical services to health maintenance. The reestablishment of a State pharmaceutical industry.  ptr 2

2.8. Reform of the agro-industrial sector: the rebirth of major State and cooperative economic sectors, the rebirth of storage and agricultural production-processing enterprises, of supply and marketing organisations (at the beginning, work will be conducted with private enterprises). Goal of the reform: sustainable procurement of the population with all necessary products at affordable prices.

2.9. Labour relations. The unconditional government support of a certain level of social guarantees (salary, work conditions, socio-hygienic conditions of living, including the education opportunity for children and the right to the assertion of the mentioned guarantees) for all labourers, INDEPENDENT OF CITIZENSHIP. A rigid social and state control over the activities of entrepreneurs related to the provision of the said guarantees. Preparation to the replacement of the distributive system of remuneration for guaranteed living standards, allowing to no longer think of survival (and the quality of life).

2.10. Control of production. Priority accorded to planning, organisation and coordination of production, rather than to the administrative oversight of the movement of finances. The functions of monitoring will be executed by the society and the parts of it with the most vested interest. The reduction of the administrative apparatus in favour of the workers that are directly engaged in production.

2.11. Marketing activities. Replacement of advertisement of spontaneous consumption, commercial secrets and copyright with complete informational transparency. Creation of a new form of marketing (public awareness), which takes transparency and public control into consideration for scientific planning of needs.

2.12. Pensions, public sector, military and government employee wages. Will depend on the effectiveness of the accomplishment of the development program.

2.13. At the end of the recovery period (3 years), the implementation of further development will be based on 5-year plans, aimed at the solution of tasks 2.4-2.8 (according to relevant programs) and at the raising of every worker’s welfare level.

 

For the official functioning page of PTR, please consult: https://vk.com/ptr_club

 

 

Translated from: http://viacheslav-sn.livejournal.com/231714.html?page=2#comments

Originally published on 15.01.2013 by the Partiya Trud’ashhihsya Rossii on the blogging platform livejournal.com.

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Azerbaijan: Anarchists Prosecuted for Vandalizing Əliev’s Monument

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Late in the evening on May 9, on the eve of Heydər Əliev’s, the previous president of Azerbaijan’s, birthday, a graffiti appeared on the pedestal of the monument dedicated to Heydər Əliev in the park of the same name, across from the building of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan in Baku. The message, written in Azeri, says: ‘Qul bayramınız mübarək!’ (engl.: Happy Slave Day!).

In the making of the message, the unknown author used a play on words, changing the first 2 letters in the first word of ‘Gül bayramınız mübarək!’ (engl.: Happy Flower Day!), and thereby giving the sentence a whole new sense. In translation, the greeting ‘Happy Flower Day!’ is used by public servants and all those loyal to the regime; ‘Happy Slave Day!’ is uttered by dissidents and the opposition.

Fuck the system! was written on the front side of the pedestal. Already early next morning the said message was erased, and the local police started patrolling in the park, as per the reports of the local media.

azerbaijan anarchosAlready on the evening of May 10 two anarchists, Bayram Məmmədov and Qiyaseddin Ibrahimov, had been detained. Supposedly they were responsible for the graffiti.

According to the official communication of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, upon their arrest and during the house searches of Bayram Məmmədov and Qiyaseddin İbrahimov more than 3 kg of heroin were discovered. 2.607 kg were seized from Qiyaseddin İbrahimov, who resides in Baku, and an additional 1.01 kg was found and seized in the process of searching his apartment.

During the arrest of Bayram Məmmədov, who resides in the Sabunchiskiy district, 2.904 kg of heroin were discovered and seized; during the search of his apartment another 1.15 kg of heroin were found.

Of course, a person, who was not capable of buying books for 4 manat could not be in the possession of the necessary sum of money that would allow him acquire heroine in the stated amounts. The government decided to go about it in this way, since art. 221 UK AR (Mischief) assumes a punishment equivalent to public work from 160-200 hours or incarceration for up to one year. Assuming that we are talking about graffiti on the monument of the Holy One, the government could allow such a ‘soft’ punishment. Now the anarchists are being fed art. 234.4.3. UK AR, which presumes incarceration from 5 to 12 years with confiscation of personal belongings. This absurd is not even being balanced in a just manner, which is allowed due to the government’s sentiment of invincibility.

On May 12, Bayram Məmmədov and Qiyassedin İbrahimov were arrested for 4 months as they awaited their first court date. On another note, the court decided to start an enquiry due to rumours of use of torture on detainees.

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Translated from:  https://vk.com/streetmob_org?w=wall-38146673_10596

Originally published on 14.05.2016 on the vk.com page Street Mob.

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St. Petersburg Police Stopped a Fight between Vegans and LGBT Activists

vegans vs lgbtAt the May 1st demonstration, the police of St. Petersburg had to pull apart the fighting vegans and LGBT activists. The animals’ rights activists did not like how, during the procession, advocates for sexual minorities unfurled rainbow flags, reports Novaya Gazeta

At the First of May march in St. Petersburg, LGBT activists joined a column of the ‘green block’, in which vegetarians and animals’ rights activists also took part. The sexual minority representatives were permitted to walk in the ‘green block’ on the condition that, ‘due to safety concerns’, they will not show any rainbow-coloured symbols.

However, the LGBT activists broke the deal with the greens and unfurled their flags. After the LGBT rights’ activists did not give in to the persuasion of their green block comrades to hide their banners, what was known as the ‘green block’ developed into a brawl.

Dmitriy Veganov, representing the vegan organisation V-Club, forcefully took away the rainbow flag from an LGBT activist and broke the flagpole. “The members of the green block were so afraid for their own fate that this led to acts of aggression. If they were to be in our place in some parallel universe, they would be welcome to join our column and portray their symbolism”, says Ol’ga Bahayeva, cited by Novaya Gazeta.

The freshly-activated punch-up was suppressed by the police’s actions. They arrested four demonstrators carrying rainbow flags. Novaya Gazeta reports that the ‘green block’ representatives do not regret what had happened, saying that the LGBT activists’ prank was provocative and base.

 

 

Translated from: https://ruposters.ru/life/04-05-2016/vegany-lgbt

Originally published on 04.05.2016 by Ruposters.ru.

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Racism and Xenophobia: Results of January 2016

In January 2016 we are in the know regarding at least three individuals, who have been victims of racist and xenophobically motivated attacks. In Moscow, in a commuter train going from Kievskiy train station to ‘Aprelevka’ station, a group of young people beat up a migrant from Azerbaijan. In Alexandrov, a city in Vladimir oblast’, two unknown men, armed with a knife, assaulted parishioners of the Christian Evangelical church of ‘Emmanuel’ (Pentecostal denomination).

In the last month we have also acquired information about at least three acts of xenophobic vandalism in Vladimir and Saratov oblasts and in Crimea.

The rallying activities of nationalists has been low in January.

It is worth taking note that an unannounced picket of the Russian National Front (RNF) in support of the arrested Kirill Barabash (“For a responsible government!”) took place on January 3. Six arrests were made at the demo, among them Andrey Savel’yev and Nikolay Tishin (Great Russia), Yelena Rohlina, Kirill M’amlin (leader of the Institute of High Communitarianism). Aside from Moscow, three one-man pickets took place in Kaliningrad.

Only 4 people came to the yearly event in commemoration of deceased Russian soldiers – that took part in the conquest of Groznyy on New Year’s Eve of 1995 –, which took place in Yekaterinburg at the Black Tulpan on New Year’s Eve. The participants lit candles and held one minute of silence.

In Moscow, with a difference of one day, two rallies took place at the same location and under the same slogan – at the Donskoye cemetery in memory of the Cossack atamans, given over by the English to the USSR and executed in 1946-47 for collaboration with Nazis. The rally, organized by activists of the Committee of ‘Ethnicity and Freedom’ (of Vladimir Basmanov) as well as by the Uncompromising League, took place on January 16. 6 activists laid flowers on the grave of unclaimed ashes, where the remains of the Krasonvyy brothers, Helmut von Pannwitz, Andrey Shkuro, Timofey Domanov and Kılıç Sultan-Girey. The role of the initiator was attributed to Denis Romanov-(Russkiy). On January 17, a similar event was organized by the supporters of the RONA (Russian Liberation Army) movement with Oleg Filatchev at the head.

In January, the hottest and most discussed topic in the extreme-right web were the events that took place on New Year’s Eve in Cologne. The happenings were interpreted in an even more exaggerated way than in the official medias and were accompanied by a massive number of anti-migrant statements. To attract attention to the situation and in an attempt to transfer the discussion from the European events to the Russian realities, numerous surveys of diverse types with xenophobic hidden meanings were conducted. The data concerning the number of migrants to Russia were communicated, as well as how in a number of European countries, the sales of firearms “for protection from migrants” are increasing, whereas in Russia the right to carry firearms has become substantially limited.

Traditionally, nationalists continue carrying out a variety of raids and try to attract new activists. For example, in January 2016, in Saint-Petersburg, members of the ‘Lion vs.’ movement assaulted a group of teenagers that were drinking alcoholic beverages. They took away the beverages by force and poured them out. Afterward, the young people started a row, which gradually transformed into a brawl. The whole incident was filmed by one of the members of the organisation. Radical right-wing websites stress the fact that the youth, which are being called “drunk devils” and that are drinking in public are of Caucasian origin.

In January 2016, no less than two verdicts of guilty for racist abuse, of which four persons in Astrakhan’ and Tula oblasts were being accused.

For xenophobic propaganda no less than 9 sentences were given out in 8 regions. 9 persons were judged in these trials.

The federal list of extremist materials has been updated three times (on January 11, 13 and 21). Items 3230-3258 were added. These updates include a diverse variety of ultra-right materials; a speech at a rally of a deputy of the Suoyarvskiy urban settlement’s Soviet, Vladimir Zavarkin, previously fined for public calls for separatism; parody music clips of the group “Ensemble of Christ the Saviour and the Mother Earth and Cheese”’; songs of the group “Warriors of Zion”; videos associated with Right Sector activities, a flyer of the Will party; a fragment of the latest book of K. Petrov ‘The Secrets of Controlling the Humankind’; diverse Islamist video files.

On January 19, 2016, the yearly All-Russian rally in remembrance of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasiya Baburova took place in 6 Russian cities. According to the estimations of the ‘Sova’ centre observers, in Moscow, the rally had a participation of no more than 470 persons. Orthodox activists from the movement ‘God’s Will’, along with their leader Dmitriy (Enteo) Tsorionov, were actively trying to stop the event from taking place. They were arrested and loaded into police busses “with the goal of preventing provocations toward sexual minorities”.

 

 

Translated from: http://www.sova-center.ru/racism-xenophobia/publications/2016/02/d33737/

Originally published on 01.02.2016 by ‘Sova’ Informational Analytical Centre.

 

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