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