The Other Russia (party)

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The Other Russia
Другая Россия
PresidentEduard Limonov
Co-chairmanAleksandr Averin
Andrei Dmitriyev[1][2][3]
Aleksey Volynets
SpokespersonLioubov Chatokhina[4]
Founded10 July 2010
Preceded byNational Bolshevik Party
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
NewspaperTotal Mobilization
Armed wingInterbrigades [ru] (Donbass)
Membership52,000 (claimed)[5]
IdeologyNational Bolshevism
Leninism[1][2][3]
Revolutionary socialism
Left-wing nationalism[2][3][4]
Left-wing populism
Direct democracy
Political positionFar-left[1][2][3][4]
Colors     Red
Slogan"Russia is everything, the rest is nothing!"
"Nation! Homeland! Socialism!"
Website
vk.com/drugoross

The Other Russia (Russian: Другая Россия, translit. Drugaya Rossiya) is a non-registered Russian political party

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

The Other Russia was established on 10 July 2010 by writer and National Bolshevik Party leader Eduard Limonov. On 21 January 2011, The Other Russia was denied registration by the Federal Registration Service because they did not have enough popular support among the Russian people.[6]

Activity[edit]

Party flag of The Other Russia in Donetsk, Ukraine during a pro-Russian unrest in April 2014

In 2010, three members of the party were arrested and beaten for their role in the Manezhnaya Square riots.[7] These arrests were flagged by human rights organizations as politically motivated by the member's involvement in The Other Russia party.[8][9]

Since 2014, National Bolsheviks members of The Other Russia participated in pro-Russian unrest in Donbass.[10][11] Members of the party formed armed troops Interbrigades [ru] and two members of The Other Russia were killed during the War in Donbass[12][13][14]

On 6 November 2017, several party's activists were arrested in Saint Petersburg for unauthorized protest as they commemorated the Bolshevik Revolution centenary.[15]

On 7 February 2018, Kirill Ananiev, a veteran member of the banned National Bolshevik Party and The Other Russia, was killed in the air strikes during the Battle of Khasham.[16][17]

On 22 September 2018, the special congress of the Other Russia party was held in Moscow. Eduard Limonov and another leaders gave their speeches. The congress was attended by delegates from regional branches of the party. Beness Aijo participated as representative of the armed forces of Novorossiya.[18][19]

On 26 October 2018, during International Security Exhibition in Moscow, an activist of The Other Russia - Olga Shalina cut her veins in act of symbolic protest against human rights violations in Russian penitentiary system. Shalina spoke about conditions in Russian prisons and spread leaflets criticizing police. She shouted "Freedom for prisoners!".[20][21][22]

Opinions[edit]

Former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov said The Other Russia "united national-bolsheviks, nationalists, liberals, social-democrats, and socialists" and adding that "there are no parties similar to that one anywhere in the world".[23]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Russian police hold far-left activists in Saint Petersburg". The Sun Daily Mail. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Russie: arrestations lors d'une manifestation de l'extrême gauche" (in French). Le Point. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Russie: arrestations lors d'une manifestation de l'extrême gauche" (in French). RTBF. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Russie: prison pour des manifestants d'extrême gauche anti-Poutine" (in French). BFM TV. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Получен на руки отказ в регистрации партии «Другая Россия»".
  6. ^ "Получен письменный отказ в регистрации партии "Другая Россия". Archived 2 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Manezh Square Riot Suspects Appear in Court". The Moscow Times. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  8. ^ "The List of Persons Recognized as Political Prisoners by Russia's Memorial Human Rights Center". Archived from the original on 21 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Moscow extends arrest of "The Other Russia" activist accused of Manege Square disorders". Caucasian Knot. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Нацболы отбили атаку карателей в ЛНР". Archived 13 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine..
  11. ^ "Нацболы отбили атаку карателей в ЛНР".
  12. ^ В бою под Луганском погиб Илья Гурьев. drugoros.ru
  13. ^ "Питерский нацбол погиб под Дебальцево".
  14. ^ "Питерский нацбол погиб под Дебальцево".
  15. ^ Russian police hold far-left activists in Saint Petersburg
  16. ^ "Казак Владимир Логинов и член партии "Другая Россия" Кирилл Ананьев погибли в Сирии".
  17. ^ "Russians killed in clash with U.S.-led forces in Syria, say associates".
  18. ^ Сторонники Лимонова выходят из подполья: «Другая Россия» зарегистрируется как партия
  19. ^ Попытка №6: «Другая Россия» Лимонова снова пытается легализоваться
  20. ^ Activist Cuts Her Veins In Protest Against Conditions In Russian Prisons
  21. ^ Activist cuts open veins to protest against Russian prison abuse
  22. ^ Нацбол Ольга Шалина вскрыла вены на экспозиции ФСИН
  23. ^ "Scandalous opposition leader creates new political party".

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