of St. Petersburg Anarchist League (PLA) Andrey Kalyonov and Denis Zelenyuk
were arrested. Police suspects they participated to bombing of a bridge
under train #166 "Nevskiy express", which took place 13th of August between
Okulovka and Malaya Vishera, and which is investigated as a terrorist
attack. 18th of August court of Malovisherskiy area of Novgorod region
agreed on arrest of both for 30 days, after which they have to be accused or
We, participators of anarchist initiatives of St. Petersburg, categorically
refuse accusations against our two comrades, and we declare that they have
nothing to do with bombing of "Nevskiy express".
Anarchist views do not allow violence against innocent people. A. Kalyonov
and D. Zelenyuk were in St. Petersburg 13th of August, which may be
confirmed by witnesses. Our comrades happened to be in area of Maloy
Vishery, because they were traveling to a general meeting of Association of
Anarchist Initiatives (ADA-IFA) in Yaroslavl with local trains.
We consider arrest of our comrades as just another aggression from side of
authoritarian state regime. Violating norms set by the state for itself,
police searched home of Andrei Kalyonov when nobody was there. Door was
broken, and officers from the nearest police station were used as witnesses,
although neighbours of A. Kalyonov were not against being witnesses. Mother
of Andrei, also resident of the flat, was not provided a search warrant. Due
to these violations, no "proof" confiscated from house of Andrei may be
regarded legal, as nobody was controlling police officers and in
uncontrolled situation they could have planted anything to the house without
any consequences for them.
We believe, that FSB and police are ultimately responsible for provocation
against our comrades. An explosion under train, which takes place half years
before yet another parliamentarian elections, reminds us of FSB-inspired
bombs in Moscow and Volgodonsk in September of 1999, which served purpose of
launching second war in Chechnya and takeover of criminal state regime of V.
Putin. Current aggravation of the situation in country only benefits those,
who would like to stay in power in Russia for any price. Nothing is too much
for them, they will go for any crimes, terrorist attacks and provocations to
gain their goals.
We are calling for actions of solidarity for imprisoned anarchists, one of
whom, Andrei Kalyonov, announced that he has started a hunger strike.
Free our comrades!
22th of August 2007
St. Petersburg, Russia