The Newsletter of
A Center for Coordination
Moscow, Russia -- Issue 1(23) - special,
IN THIS ISSUE:
THE IRON FELIX IS BACK?!
On The Orthodox Christmas day, January 7, some 60 people gathered in front
of FSB -
KGB building at Ljubjanka Square, Moscow. They held posters "Got a spy
"Who's next?", "Is Felix Back?". It was a first action in series of actions
and help!" in support of Grigory Pasko, Russian environmental journalist,
accused of high
treason for revealing the truth about dangers coming from nuclear subs.
have not permitted the action. The action was carried out by
International, Center for Human Rights and democracy Development,
"Yabloko" political party, Greenpeace Russia, The rainbow Keepers. Yelena
the widow of Andrey Sakharov, expressed her support for the action.
The action started by re-erection of Felix Dzerjinsky, KGB founder, statue,
hill where it has once stood and from where during the perestroika it was
After that picketing began and it turned into spontaneous meeting. At the
end the Iron Felix
was removed from the hill. All this lasted for about half an hour, after
that militia offered to
leave the square peacefully. However, it was not all that peaceful; Young
man who played
the main role and was dressed up like Dzerjinsky got arrested. Parliament
Kovalev and Sergey Mitrokhin, who also participated in action, decided to go
to with him
and to insist on his release. The young man was freed after two hours.
In the nearest future actions in support of Grigory Pasko will be held in
Chelyabinsk, Birobijan, Volgodonsk, Novocherkassk, Rostov on Don, Kalach on
Yaroslavl, Nijni Novgorod, Vladivostok. On January 25, the birthday of
poet and singer Vladimir Visocky, concerts and performances in memory of
in Russia and in support of Grigory Pasko will be held in several Russian
Look for pictures at http://www.seu.ru/projects/eng/pasko.
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