Visitor:

December 1, 2011 - ALF TARGETS VEHICLES IN HUNTING RESORT

anonymous report:

"Hunter/prey

On 30/11/2011 we set out to spike forest roads in a hunting resort of Naro-fominsk district (Moscow region).
We can't find words to describe our happiness at discovering a forest service vehicle parked on a remote trail. It was a mystery for us if they were there on an ambush (they were sort of hard to spot initially), or simply taking a rest away from their bosses (as russian enforcement agents are prone to do). So we spiked about 2 kms of the road in both directions from teddies. We wish them a cold and lonely night in dark forest.
We felt emotions akin to those every anarchist with molotov in a back pack must have felt when she suddenly came upon an empty police car.
Forest service officers do not protect forests or wildlife, they are there to make it possible for hunters kill animals (for a bribe or due to dubious legislation), they rob tourists during tourist seasons, they turn a blind eye towards tree-cutter.

We salute young men and women from ALF-Moscow for their courageous acts. The struggle continues until total liberation!

ALF-Moscow region"


November 19, 2011 - FUR BANNERS DAMAGED

anonymous report:

"November 17, 2011 - Moscow
Actions of damage to fur banners"


June 25, 2011 - ELF SOLIDARITY WITH LUCIANO / "TORTUGA"

anonymous report, from BlackBlocg.info (visit the site for additional reports of ELF actions in Russia):

"ELF-Russia claims responsibility for firebombing of a Lexus/Toyota car dealership in Western Moscow on june the 21st.

Four luxury cars (of them - 3 Lexus SUVs) were lost to a firebomb explosion (butane gas canisters, gasoline and a fuse), according to corporate media repors.

Best wishes to Luciano! The Struggle continues!

ELF-Russia, International Network of Action and Solidarity / International Revolutionary Front"

*Luciano "Tortuga" Pitronello is a Chilean activist who was seriously injured on June 1 when a device he was placing outside a bank in Santiago exploded prematurely.


June 13, 2011 - ELF ACTIONS IN SOLIDARITY WITH MARIE AND ERIC

reported anonymously:

"'For me solidarity is a constant proposal to struggle, is the continuation and the development of the revolutionary action for which the comrade was captured' - Gerasimos Tsakalos, Conspiracy Cells of Fire

Solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid - ELF actions in Moscow region of Russia

01.06 we torched electrical measuring and control devices in 2 underground service booths of a water communication system that brings hot water to a military intelligence site in Butovskiy forest. To add to the fact that this infrastructure serves military personnel, more than 800 trees were cut during earthworks for this water supply line to even appear in the forest. To hamper service brigades further, we also spiked the road they use for maintaining the system.

05.06 we torched an excavator at a highway construction site west of Moscow (Volokolamsk direction).

06.00 and 10.06 we expropriated some construction equipment and destroyed geologists� measurement posts in the glades of Butovskiy forest.

11.06 we broke into yet another underground service booth and put to fire all the digital and analog devices and tools inside.

We dedicate these attacks to Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. We don�t have an honour of personal acquaintance with them, but their dedication to protecting our Planet and conscious choices they�ve made not only to act, but also to stand their ground in the wake of state repressions, inspire us and help us to continue on our path.

For Earth Liberation! For Human Liberation!

- ELF-Russia, Informal Anarchist Federation/ International Network of Action and Solidarity"


May 9, 2011 - TREE HARVESTER TORCHED IN KHIMKI FOREST

received anonymously:

"During the night of may 4th we sneaked upon another tree harvester and torched it, using the heavy rain as cover. 15 minutes later it exploded (we suspect fire in hydraulics to be the cause). Police and city officials confirmed the succesful torching and evac of the destroyed vehicle (link to the eco-campaign site with citations: http://ecmo.ru/news/n-1778/).

This spring saw works to clearcut a huge Khimki forest continue unabated. In spite of numerous and massive people protests, all the legal and liberal stuff (polls, petitions, law suits, concerts, demos, vigils, etc.), authorities, law enforcement, and their fascists and mafia lackeys (forever together in Russia) push for the completion of clear-cuts so that they may get on to the actual road-building. And in one part of the forest they�ve already redirected a flow of a river (a single and major body of water and site of significant avian population in the area) to facilitate construction of a road junction link: (in russian, but has photos http://ecmo.ru/news/n-1772/).

We ask of all whom it may concern to consider actions agains Vinci, France (the international consortium financing this deforestation project), as it seems the only viable target outside Russia. Appreciation for your solidarity out there, people, and our solidarity with your local fights of our global resistance!

- ELF-Russia, International Network of Action and Solidarity/ Informal Anarchist Federation"


April 21, 2011 - TREE HARVESTER SET ON FIRE IN KHIMKI FOREST

Khimki

received anonymously (photo: RIA Novosti):

"On the night of april the 20th, 2011, we torched harvester used at the toll highway construction in Khimki forest. A guard spotted us at the moment of lighting the fire, but was too scared to intervene. We did manage to leave the area without harming him or any of his fellows (nice bastards that they were, sleeping next to their precious vehicle going up in flames)
- ELF-russia"


April 20, 2011 - ACTIVISTS FREE IMPOUNDED DOGS

reported by activists in Russia:

"03.26.2011 A group of eco-anarchists liberated more than 50 dogs from homeless dogs harborage in Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russian Federation. The reason for this action was that, according to animal rights groups of the region, in the past all the dogs that had been imprisoned in this harborage were eventually killed (throats cut open with knives) and their bodies burnt in cremation chambers.
- ALF-Komi"


April 17, 2011 - Russia ELF FIGHT TO PROTECT FOREST

reported by activists in Russia:

"An ELF group claims responsibility for torching of a workers' shed (the building was checked to ensure it was unoccupied prior to the attack) at a treecut site in southern Moscow (Bitcevski forest) on the night of april the 11th. An 5 liters of gasoline and incendiary device for time delay were used because of close proximity to guardhouse and serious sentry presence in the region. The forest has seen numerous ecotage actions (spiking, torchings of vehicles and storage sheds, etc), hence intense police attention. No photos or videos were released. The shed and its contents exploded 5 minutes later for unknown reasons.
- ELF-Russia, International Network of Action and Solidarity - Informal Anarchist Federation"


April 15, 2011 - Russia EXCAVATOR TORCHED

Bitcevski

"Urban guerillas" in Moscow have claimed responsibility for the torching of a large excavator at a condominium construction site near the Bitcevski forest on April 9. The condominium is being built in part by the Russian Military Intelligence Service. Military personel are supposed to be stationed in the building. Video from the action and the Russian communique available here: http://blackblocg.info/index.php/protestnye-dejstviya/93-gorodskie-partizany-atakovali-tochechnuyu-zastrojku-v-yasenevo


April 6, 2011 - EXCAVATOR SET AFLAME

anonymous report:

"On the night of april the 5th, 2011, an excavator was set aflame and exploded 10 minutes later at the highway construction site that cuts through forests of Moscow region.

- ELF-Russia"


March 13, 2011 - BANK FIREBOMBED BY ELF

anonymous report:

"A group of ELF activists reports a bank firebombed on the night of March the 12th. Windows broken and 4 molotovs (3 litres of gasoline total) thrown inside the office made for a nice and bright firestorm.
Bank we have chosen to attack plays major role in providing financial support for deforestation project in Khimki forest: it loaned out about 29 biliion rubles to the contractors responsible for toll highway construction that has already killed acres of forest north of Moscow.
We express tender solidarity with anarchists from Belarus who suffer from state repression for taking an active position against destruction of our forests (they are blamed for a firebombing attempt at russian embassy in Minsk, Belarus). And we call for decentralized actions against Sberbank of Russia, Vinci company and Belarus government offices overseas on March the 15th (or later, nevermind the date) on behalf of our belarus comrades.

ELF-Russia"


March 4, 2011 - ELF TORCH CARS OF STATE OFFICIALS

anonymous report:

"2 cars of state officials were torched in Moscow on March 2nd and March 3rd.
The vehicles were targeted because they belong to state officials working for the municipality that is engaged in corrupt scheme of gentrification project in southern Moscow and destruction of region's forests.

ELF - Russia"


February 23, 2011 - ECO-ANARCHISTS FIGHT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

anonymous report:

"Building of a bourgeois cottage settlement takes place in Moscow region
(Russia) in a place called Opaliha. As usual such a building stationed in
a nice forest area � on the banks of the lake Lesnoe (in Russian this name
means 'Foresty'). Nowadays there are huge forest felling of gentle pine
trees and water grounds are being destroyed due to the massive building
works and excavations. So, forest and lake are for sale, privatization and
finally - destruction. We can't accept it!

In late evening 19th February 2011 we, true daughters and sons of Nature,
burned the depot of combustible building materials settled in one of the
unfinished cottages. This leaded to a huge fire in the whole building. We
also burned electric transformer and so brought for these killers of
Mother-Earth considerable damage.

You can see video and detailed story in Russian here:
http://blackblocg.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post_2825.html

Keep worldwide fighting for Nature and Freedom!
ELF-Moscow Region"


February 20, 2011 - ELF TORCHES BULLDOZER IN FOREST NEAR MOSCOW

reported anonymously:

"Early in the night of february 19 2011, under the light of full moon, we torched caterpillar bulldozer at the glade in Khimki forest north of Moscow, Russia. State and private capitals have merged in order to build the road through forest - we're making them pay for every tree they cut.

Fiery solidarity with Mikalaj Dziadok, Aliaksandar Fratskevich, Ihar Alinevich and Maksim Vetkin - anarchists from Belarus (accused of various molotov cocktails attacks on state and capital offices), Adrian Magdaleno Gonzales and Braulio Arturo Duran from Mexico, Walter Bond ('ALF Lone Wolf') from USA, anarchists from Chili (Bomb Case), and those comrades persecuted in Greece for supposed membership in Conspiracy Cells of Fire."


January 28, 2011 - TWO DOZERS TORCHED AT FOREST CONSTRUCTION SITE

anonymous report:

"In the midnight of Jan 27th, a group of ELF activists set out to the construction yard, situated in the forest in the southern suburbs of Moscow. Despite the site being brightly lit by numerous light masts, we managed to crawl right up to the vehicles (Caterpillar bulldozer and another unidentified one) with 10liters of gasoline and some rags. Guards were either drunk or asleep in their special sentry car, so up in flames the dozers went. Our scout reported fire to be blazing brightly 5 minutes after we left the site (and still no alarm), so we hope the engines will burn good tonight.

P.S. The company attacked is the same one that's responsible for destroying Khimki forest due north of Moscow (more about the problem can be found at khimbkibattle.org)

ELF-Russia"


January 22, 2011 - MORE CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES FALL VICTIM TO ELF

anonymous report:

"On the nights of january 19th and 21st a group of ELF activists carried out two attacks on a winter sports complex, built in the park in southern Moscow.

In the aftermath, one bobcat is burnt (5 liters of gasoline and rags went all over and inside the vehicle), and a pavilion that houses construction vehicles set on fire in numerous places."

In solidarity with environmental and anarchist struggle all over the world,
ELF-Russia"


January 3, 2011 - Russia ELF CELEBRATE NEW YEAR BY TORCHING EXCAVATORS

reported anonymously:

"ELF torch highway construction vehicles during New Year festivities

A new industrial development program kicks off in Russia for Moscow region starting from 01.01.2011.
It implies 90% deforestation works that will hit what's left of local nature and wildlife, with numerous problems in tow like draughts, fires, polluted air and further deterioration of city ecology.
So in a gesture of contempt and defiance of these plans we set 2 excavators and an asphalt-laying contraption. Vehicles went up in flames soon after the clock hit 12 am, to the sound and light of various fireworks. It was a sight to behold."


December 28, 2010 - ECOTAGE AT ELITE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION SITE

reported anonymously:

"A tracked dozer was torched by a group of ELF activists during the night of the full moon (22-23 of december). The vehicle was used as part of a gentrification project in a Moscow region, where local authorities decided to build an elite housing on the shores of a picturesque forest lake. As usual, the rich should pay a little more for their arrogance and disdain for common people (who were robbed of a place to walk and swim at), but most of all - for their raping of nature. Merry crisis and a happy new fear from russia!

ELF-Russia"


November 17, 2010 - EXCAVATOR TORCHED AT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE
anonymous report:

"On November the 15th, the International Day of Solidarity Actions in support of
Khimki Hostages (more info can be found at http://khimkibattle.org/), we attacked
vehicles used at the construction of yet another nature-hostile project: highway built right through the forest in small town Zhukovskii, some 70 kms east of Moscow.
Construction was started on the very day of an ecological protest that was organized by liberal eco-activists. So on that very night we decided to protest against deforestation as well.

ELF-Russia"


October 19, 2010 - BULLDOZER TORCHED AT FOREST CONSTRUCTION SITE

received anonymously:

"The quiet stillness of forest night was ripped apart by a sound of explosion as the wheeled dozer was destroyed by an ELF group.

The torching took place at night october 17 - october 18 year 2010 at a place of tree logging in Butovo forest to the south of Moscow.

A column of black smoke could be seen from several miles away, highlighted by a bright halo from the nearby airport.

We want to express our solidarity with moscow antifascist Gaskarov and belarus anarchists, who are being repressed for their fight in defense of Khimki forest region of Moscow.

ELF-Russia"


July 18, 2010 - ELF BATTLE DEFORESTATION

received anonymously:

"On July 17 2010 a tracked tree transporter was torched by a group of elf
activists. The action took place at the road construction site near
Sheremetjevo airport in Himki forest, North of Moscow, Russia. We support
local activists in their fight against deforestation campaign of Moscow
authorities, although we disapprove of their half-hearted liberal tactics.

ELF-Russia"


July 9, 2010 - ELF TORCH BULLDOZER

anonymous report:

"On thursday, July the 8th a bulldozer was torched in the northern Moscow at the construction site. City authorities decided they can go about ordering destruction of plant life and what's left of forests in Moscow area. We thought they should pay. Dozer was covered with tree branches and foliage (construction site is situated in the freshly-cut grove), an assortment of rags and construction garbage. Then set aflame.

ELF-russia"


May 2, 2010 - TOP HLS CUSTOMERS HIT WITH STONES, PAINT AND SMOKE BOMBS

anonymous report:

"At night 27th of April in Moscow (Russia) the building of the
business-center 'Aurora Business Park' in the Sadovnichaya street.
Stones, tins with paint and smoke pellets were thrown into the
windows, after what the assaulters dispersed themselves in the yards
and disappeared. The communique tells: 'In the business center there
are offices of the two pharmaceutical companies Novartis and
Sanofi-Aventis. Both of them are the customers of Huntingdon Life
Sciences, the largest contract laboratory, carrying out animal
experiments'."

 


December 23, 2009 - MEAT SHOP WINDOWS SMASHED, MOLOTOV THROWN INSIDE

reported by activists in Russia:

"News from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

12 of December a huge billboard advertising 'Fresh meat' of 30 square meters was destroyed.

18 of December the windows of the shop 'Velikoluksky Meat Factory' were smashed, Molotov cocktail was thrown inside."


December 14, 2009 - "FUR = MURDER," OTHER SLOGANS PAINTED AT FUR SHOPS

anonymous reports:

"December 5, in Izhevsk two locks on the entrances of the fur shop were
filled with glue with the help of syringe, and the key holes were
plastered over with the cold welding. Two big billboards were slashed,
walls and sign - pelted with paint bombs.

November 27, in Sochi at the billboard of the fur shop 'The furs of
Scandinavia' a slogan 'Fur = murder!' was painted. The same inscriptions
appeares near the fur shops in the centre of the city.

November 26, in Petrozavodsk two fur shops were attacked with the paint
bombs. On the walls of the shops spray painted inscriptions appeared:
'Killers!', 'Fur is murder!', 'Give up wearing fur!'. Similar slogans were
painted on the walls of buildings on the center of the city."

 


November 20, 2009 - SLOGANS PAINTED ON FUR SHOPS, BUTCHERS

reported by activists in Russia:

"25th October - more than 5 'Russian Furs' company fur exposition ads were removed from the streets of Saint-Petersburg.

19th October - spray painted slogans 'Fur is murder!', 'Leave fur for animals!' and others appeared on the central fur shop of the Izhevsk city. The activists also threw paint bombs at the sign and the door of the shop. Some similar inscriptions were made on the buildings in that district of the city.

4th October - spray painted slogans and stencils such as 'Fur is murder!', 'Stop the slaughter!', 'Go vegan!', 'Meat is cruel!' and others appeared on the walls of several fur shops and butchers in Petrozavodsk and also on the walls of buildings in the center of the city.

3th October - a tractor and an excavator were burnt down at the site area of the heat trace in Butovo district, Moscow. The Earth Liberation Front claimed the responsibility for the action. The communique tells that hundreds of trees are to be hacked out for the construction."


July 28, 2008 -- Slogans Painted on Fur Shop

reported by the Russian Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group:
"July 4th, St. Petersburg: On fur shop 'Fur paradise' spray-painted
slogans: 'Fur - murder!', 'Your fur coats in blood!' and etc."

 
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April 13, 2008 -- Fur Shops Painted

reported by the Russian Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group:

"April 4th, Magnitogorsk. Slogans spray-painted on the fur shops on two central streets.

March 6th, Moscow. 80 posters of fur fair are destroyed."


February 1, 2008 - Fur Fair Posters Destroyed

reported by the Russian Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group:

"January 19th, St. Petersburg. 170 posters of fur fair are destroyed."


January 8, 2008 -- Slogans Painted Against Captivity

reported by the Russian Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group:

"December 26th (Kirov, Russia): Spray-painted slogans on walls of the 'Ice city' against squirrels in captivity.


January 2, 2008 -- Fur Shop Painted, Glued in Minsk

reported by the Russian Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group:

"December 9th, Minsk (Belarus). Show-windows of fur shop are covered by a paint. The lock is filled by glue."


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