Russia is not an easy country for radical activists. The tragic events from last weekend, when fascists attacked a protest camp at the nuclear enrichment plant in Angarsk, Siberia, attacking protesters with iron bars, knives, and pneumatic pistols, was only the last in a long series of fascist violence in Russia - and not the first in which an activist died.
During a visit of War Resisters' International to Russia in February and March, we could ourselves experience the permanent threat of fascist attacks for any kind of radical activity - be they a public talk or a punk concert.
The Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical complex (AEKhK)
consists of four major facilities: the Enrichment Plant, Uranium
Hexafluoride Conversion Plant, Instrumentation Plant, and Central
Laboratory, plus a repair and machine shop and a number of other
subdivisions, including a thermal power plant. Founded in 1954, the
AEKhK produces and enriches UF6 for nuclear fuel.