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R.I.P Nikita Kalin

Moscow - anarchist and anti-fascist murdered

The price of anti-fascist and anarchist activism can sometimes be very high as we were painfully reminded a few days ago with the news that twenty year old Moscow anti-fascist Nikita Kalin (Никита Калин) had been found dead

He had been viciously attacked, there were 61 stab wounds on the body together with injuries to ribs and the head, making it clear that he had been attacked by a group. Police quickly arrested a suspect that had the dead man's blood on his clothes. Unsurprisingly he belongs to a local fascist group.

Nikita was from a working class family and never hid his political beliefs, taking part in local anarchist and anti-fascist activity. His family fears that this will be yet another case of cover-up with the police ignoring a potential political motive for the crime and classing it as common hooliganism. One human rights organization has provided a lawyer to assist Nikita's family but in the meantime his friends and family need to raise money for funeral costs.

If you wish to help you can pass money through Moscow Anarchist Black Cross using the page


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Added By: jim - 1st March 2012 @ 7:30 AM
group of about 20 nazis beaten hard in the central squeare of kallithea,athens,greece in the 24th of february. dedicated to Nikita.

struggle against nazis-struggle for the social revolution
solidarity to all the russian anarchists!
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