The left in the Russian Federation

ENSU joins the global solidarity with Russian antifascists on January 19 under the slogans: No to Putin's war, fascism and dictatorship! Freedom to all Russian political prisoners! Solidarity with to Russian antifascists! To remember is to fight! ENSU members vote to endorse this RSD declaration.

The left in Russia (English texts)La gauche en Russie (en français)Die Linke in Russland (auf Deutsch)De linkerzijde in Rusland (in het Nederlands)La izquierda en Rusia (castellano, català)La sinistra in Russia (en italiano)A esquerda na RússiaΗ Αριστερά στη Ρωσία (στα ελληνικά)Stânga în RusiaVenstresiden i Russland (skandinavisk)Ліві в Росії (українською або російською мовою)The Left in Russia (other languages)The Left in Russia (all languages)
Debates over the proper approach to the Russo-Ukrainian War have dominated much of the year. Yet discussions within the western left have not always featured the perspectives of Ukrainians and Russians themselves. The Real News Network board member Bill Fletcher, in partnership with Haymarket Books, hosts a panel with Ukrainian and Russian academics.
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Russian Socialist Movement (RSD) Call for solidarity with Russian antifascists
Solidarity call RSD (all languages)
For over a decade, Russian antifascists have commemorated January 19 as their day of solidarity. This is the date when in 2009, in the center of Moscow, the human rights and leftist activist Stanislav Markelov and the journalist and anarchist Anastasia Baburova were gunned down by neo-Nazis.
The murder of Markelov and Baburova became the culmination of the ultra-right terror of the 2000s, which killed hundreds of migrants and dozens of anti-fascists. For many years, while it was still possible, Russian activists held antifascist demonstrations and rallies on January 19 under the slogan "To remember is to fight!"
Today, when the Putin regime has invaded Ukraine and unleashed unprecedented repression against its own citizens who oppose the war, the date of January 19 takes on a new meaning. Back then the danger was posed by neo-Nazi groups, often acting with the connivance of the authorities.
Today, the ideology and practice of right-wing radicals have become the ideology and practice of the Russian regime itself, which is rapidly turning fascist over the course of its invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin is waging war not only against the Ukrainian people, but also against the Russian civil society resisting aggression. The brutal repressions hit, among other things, the left-wing movement: socialists, anarchists, feminists, labor unionists.
Before the New Year, the most famous left–wing politician in Russia, the democratic socialist Mikhail Lobanov, was arrested and beaten. The platform "Nomination" he created united the anti-war opposition in the municipal elections in Moscow in September 2022.
Kirill Ukraintsev, the leader of the Courier labor union and a well-known left-wing video blogger, has been in custody since April. The reason for the arrest were the protests and strikes the couriers organized as they sought to improve their working conditions.
A feminist, artist and anti-war activist Alexandra Skochilenko, who distributed anti-war symbols, faces a long prison term.
Six Anarchists – Kirill Brik, Deniz Aydin, Yuri Neznamov, Nikita Oleinik, Roman Paklin, Daniil Chertykov – were arrested in the so-called "Tyumen case." They were brutally tortured, seeking confessions in the preparation of sabotage.
Daria Polyudova, an activist of the Left Resistance group, was recently sentenced to nine (!) years in prison for "calls to extremism." Leftist journalist Igor Kuznetsov has been in prison for a year now, accused of “extremism” for his anti-war and anti-Putin views.
This is a far from exhaustive list of Russian leftists recently imprisoned or persecuted for their beliefs. As Russian activists forced to leave Russia for political reasons, we ask our foreign comrades and all those who care to support the antifascist action on January 19 under the slogans:
No to Putin's war, fascism and dictatorship!
Freedom to all Russian political prisoners!
Solidarity with to Russian antifascists!
To remember is to fight! Please send information about any solidarity actions during the week of January 19-24 – pickets, open meetings, online discussions, and even personal photos with posters – by e-mail to: rsdzoom@proton.me.
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April 3, 2024
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April 2, 2024
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March 27, 2024
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March 27, 2024
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March 20, 2024
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March 15, 2024
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March 15, 2024
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March 15, 2024
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March 15, 2024
Russian Socialist Movement - RSD
March 4, 2024
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February 27, 2024
Kirill Medvedev Federico Fuentes
February 27, 2024
Russische Socialistische Beweging
February 27, 2024
Ilya Budraitskis
February 27, 2024
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February 24, 2024
Collective
February 24, 2024
Russian Socialist Movement
February 24, 2024
Grusha Gilayeva
February 21, 2024
L’association Solidarité FreeAzat 
February 8, 2024
Sota News
January 27, 2024
Ondřej Slačálek, Grzegorz Piotrowski, and Miroslav Tomek
January 17, 2024
Vitaly Bovar
January 9, 2024
Yurii Colombo
January 5, 2024
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January 5, 2024
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January 5, 2024
Al Jazeera
December 29, 2023
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Vasylyna (Sotsialnyi Rukh), Mia (Russian Socialist Movement)Date
December 21, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement
December 13, 2023
Mikhaïl Lobanov
December 4, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement
November 23, 2023
Autonomous Action (Автономное Действие)
October 20, 2023
September 26, 2023
Patrick Le Tréhondat Vitaliy
September 20, 2023
Patrick Le Tréhondat Vitaliy
September 20, 2023
K.M. Seethi
September 16, 2023
Hanna Perekhoda Ilya Budraitskis Ashley Smith
September 7, 2023
Hanna Perekhoda Ilya Budraitskis Nermeen Shaikh
September 7, 2023
Benoît Vitkine
September 6, 2023
Feminist Anti-War Resistance
September 1, 2023
Feminist Anti-War Resistance
September 1, 2023
Feminist Anti-War Resistance
September 1, 2023
Patrick Le Tréhondat
August 28, 2023
Anarchistická federace Belarusian anarchists
August 25, 2023
Radar Internacional Ilya Budraitskis
August 20, 2023
Radar Internacional Ilya Budraitskis
August 20, 2023
Radar Internacional Ilya Budraitskis
August 20, 2023
Radar Internacional Ilya Budraitskis
August 20, 2023
Radar Internacional Ilya Budraitskis
August 20, 2023
Mikhail Lobanov
August 7, 2023
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August 7, 2023
Kirill Medvedev
August 4, 2023
Meduza
August 3, 2023
Kirill Medvedev
August 2, 2023
Kirill Medvedev
August 2, 2023
Greg Yudin Julika Luisa Enbergs
August 1, 2023
Greg Yudin Julika Luisa Enbergs
August 1, 2023
comité français du réseau européen de solidarité avec l' Ukraine
August 1, 2023
Andriy Movchan
August 1, 2023
Danila Galperovich Aleksandr Cherkasov
July 31, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement
July 31, 2023
Andriy Movchan
July 30, 2023
Russian Socialists Against War
July 29, 2023
Russian Socialists
July 29, 2023
Fred Fuentes
July 28, 2023
Presse-toi à gauche !
July 28, 2023
Federico Fuentes
July 28, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement (RSD)
July 28, 2023
RSD - Mouvement socialiste russe
July 28, 2023
Vincent Présumey
July 28, 2023
Socialistisk Politik
July 27, 2023
Vladyslav Starodubtsev
July 26, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement (RSD)
July 26, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement
July 26, 2023
Konstantin Pakhalyuk
July 23, 2023
Konstantin Pakhalyuk
July 22, 2023
Mikhail Lobanov
July 19, 2023
Jean-Pierre Filiu
July 16, 2023
Posle
July 12, 2023
The Moscow Times
July 10, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis
July 9, 2023
Yulia Kim
July 6, 2023
Alexandra Talaver
July 6, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis Ashley Smith
July 2, 2023
Ashley Smith Ilya Budraitskis
July 2, 2023
Alexandr Zamyatin Federico Fuentes
July 1, 2023
Alexandr Zamyatin Federico Fuentes
June 30, 2023
Russian anarchists
June 26, 2023
Federico Fuentes Alexandr Zamyatin
June 26, 2023
Left East
June 24, 2023
Collective
June 24, 2023
Collective
June 24, 2023
comité français du réseau européen de solidarité avec l' Ukraine
June 24, 2023
Sacha Ismail
June 21, 2023
Andrij Zdorov
June 17, 2023
Andrij Zdorov
June 17, 2023
Francesco Brusa
June 14, 2023
Leonidas Aretakis
June 8, 2023
Igor Paskar
June 8, 2023
Courrier international
June 7, 2023
Ilya Budraitkis
June 6, 2023
Paulina Siegień Aleksiej Makarow
June 3, 2023
Marija Menschikowa Wilfried Dubois Angela Klein
June 1, 2023
Boris Kagarlitsky
May 30, 2023
Yana Sakhipova
May 29, 2023
Boris Kagarlitsky
May 26, 2023
Boris Kagarlitsky
May 24, 2023
Boris Kagarlitsky
May 24, 2023
Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-Figat
May 24, 2023
Boris Kagarlitskij
May 23, 2023
Lundi Matin
May 22, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis
May 22, 2023
Veniamin Volin
May 20, 2023
Dan Storyev
May 19, 2023
Alexander Zemlyanichenko Ilya Budraitskis
May 19, 2023
Κωνσταντίνα Πάλλη (Konstantina Pallis)
May 18, 2023
Elena Solovyova
May 15, 2023
Russische Socialistische Beweging RSD
May 7, 2023
Ruslands Socialistiske Bevægelse
May 3, 2023
Collectif
May 1, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis
April 18, 2023
Kirill Medvedev Federico Fuentes
April 8, 2023
Anton Duanel Ilya Leshiy (not his real name)
March 31, 2023
Aleksandr Pechenkin Alexander Bikbov Giuseppe Lingetti
March 15, 2023
taz Ilya Leschin
March 12, 2023
Mouvement socialiste de Russie (RSD) Liliya Vezhevatova Nadia Badaoui
March 3, 2023
The Russian Socialist Movement (RSD)
March 1, 2023
Simon Pirani
February 27, 2023
Collective
February 26, 2023
Ukraine Solidarity Network (US)
February 25, 2023
Andriy Movchan
February 21, 2023
Andriy Movchan
February 21, 2023
Andriy Movchan
February 21, 2023
Andriy Movchan
February 21, 2023
Andriy Movchan
February 21, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement
February 15, 2023
February 15, 2023
Российские социалисты (RSD)
February 15, 2023
Movimiento socialista ruso (sección emigrantes)
February 15, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement (immigrant section)
February 15, 2023
Mouvement socialiste de Russie (branche émigration)
February 15, 2023
Ρωσικό Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα -κλάδος εξωτερικού
February 15, 2023
Movimento socialista russo (sezione emigrazione)
February 15, 2023
RSD (immigration)
February 15, 2023
Anonymous
February 15, 2023
February 2, 2023
Volodya Vagner
February 2, 2023
Volodya Vagner
February 2, 2023
Solidarity Zone
January 31, 2023
Revista Movimento
January 26, 2023
Ivan Ovsyannikov Ashley Smith
January 26, 2023
Combat Organization of Anarcho-Communists (BOAK)
January 25, 2023
Kirill Medvedev Federico Fuentes
January 24, 2023
Ashley Smith Ivan Ovsyannikov
January 22, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis
January 22, 2023
Kirill Medvedev Federico Fuentes
January 20, 2023
Kirill Medvedev Federico Fuentes
January 19, 2023
Vesna Movement Ivan Astashin Armen Aramyan George Losev
January 19, 2023
Denis Bondar Zakhar Popovich
January 17, 2023
Armen Aramyan
January 17, 2023
Alexei Rozhkov
January 16, 2023
Mikhail Lobanov
January 9, 2023
Ilya Budraitskis
January 5, 2023
Ruslands Socialistiske Bevægelse
January 5, 2023
Mișcarea Socialistă Rusă (RSD)
January 5, 2023
Russländische Sozialistische Bewegung (RSD)
January 5, 2023
RSD
January 4, 2023
Movimento Socialista Russo (RSD)
January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023
RSD
January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023
Rusya Sosyalist Hareketi (RSD)
January 4, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement (RSD)
January 4, 2023
Mouvement socialiste de Russie (RSD)
January 4, 2023
Russian Socialist Movement (RSD)
January 4, 2023
Commons DOXA
January 2, 2023
Vladimir Budaev, Sophie Tiedemann
December 9, 2022
Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-Figat Felix Levin
November 29, 2022
Chiril Medvedev
November 13, 2022
Peter Korig
October 27, 2022
Vincent Présumey
October 27, 2022
Yavor Tarinski Anatoliy Dubovik Sergiy Shevchenko
October 23, 2022
Ilya Budraitskis Dmitry Vilensky
October 16, 2022
Masha Ivasenko
October 6, 2022
Nikita Kadan
October 3, 2022
Ernest Reid
October 1, 2022
Ilya Budraitskis Ashley Smith
September 29, 2022
Olya Romashova
September 29, 2022
FAS
September 29, 2022
ak - analyse & kritik | Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis
September 23, 2022
Posle
September 23, 2022
Posle
September 22, 2022
Posle Mikhail Lobanov Aleksandra Zapolski
September 2, 2022
Taras Bilous
August 24, 2022
CrimethInc. Anarcho-Communist Combat Organization
August 22, 2022
Posle
August 7, 2022
Δημήτρης Μπιτουλάς-Κουρούσης Ilya Budraitskis
August 6, 2022
João Woyzeck
July 31, 2022
BOAK
July 29, 2022
Hacking Lord Sutch BOAK
July 20, 2022
Ilya Matveev
July 20, 2022
FAS
July 20, 2022
Fred Fuentes Ilya Maatveev
July 19, 2022
Ilya Matveev Federico Fuentes
July 17, 2022
Posle.Media SAD
July 15, 2022
FAS
July 11, 2022
Morten Hammeken
July 7, 2022
FAS
July 7, 2022
Alisa Zemlyanskaya
July 6, 2022
Interview Mit Der Russischen Feministin Sasha
July 6, 2022
BOAK
July 6, 2022
Ilya Matveev Federico Fuentes
July 1, 2022
Θοδωρής Αντωνόπουλος
July 1, 2022
Charles R. Davis
June 28, 2022
Cellula rivoluzionaria del Volga
June 26, 2022
Valentina Parisi
June 26, 2022
ФАС
June 25, 2022
Ashley Smith
June 23, 2022
Posle All-Russia Initiative PhysTech Against War Viatka Whispers Groza Media Tyumen State University Initiative Group
June 14, 2022
Posle All-Russia Initiative PhysTech Against War Viatka Whispers Groza Media Tyumen State University Initiative Group
June 14, 2022
Ilya Budratskis
June 12, 2022
Ella Rossman
June 11, 2022
Ilya Budraitskis Dmitry Sidorov
June 9, 2022
Naomi Cohen Ilya Budraitskis
June 8, 2022
Dmitriy Sidorov Ilya Budraitskis
June 2, 2022
RSD João Woyzeck
June 2, 2022
Ashley Smith Ilya Budraitskis
May 30, 2022
Ivo Georgiev
April 27, 2022
Alexey Sakhnin
April 9, 2022
Hladnik Milharčič Ilya Boudraitskis
April 9, 2022
Activists
March 3, 2022
Esquerda
February 22, 2022
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
August 17, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
July 27, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
July 25, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
July 9, 2014
Praktyka Teoretyczna
July 3, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
June 29, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
June 29, 2014
Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski
June 29, 2014
Russian Socialist Movement
Posle
Mouvement socialiste russe RSD (branche émigration)
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