On Thursday, February 24th, I spoke with Ilya, a Russian anarchist living and organizing in Kyiv, Ukraine. We spoke about the relationship between Russia and Ukraine, the Maidan uprising and war in the Donbass, resistance to the invasion of Ukraine and the Putin regime, conspiracy theories about Ukraine promoted by Russia and Russian-aligned media outlets, critiques of the Ukrainian state, and anarchists choosing their own path of self-defense and revolutionary mutual aid in the face of invading armies.
Download the episode here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thefinalstrawradio/tfsrpodcast-20220224-UkraineInvasion.mp3
You can learn more, following anarchists organizing resistance on the ground in Ukraine and find out how to donate to their initiatives and share your solidarity by visiting https://linktr.ee/operation.solidarity .
To hear interviews about resistance and repression in Russia from the last decade, check out our past interviews. You can also find an interview from the period of the Maidan protests as well as experiences from Belarus.
Keep an eye out soon for a transcription of this interview, available for translation, printing, reading, alongside at our website, on our social media and alongside other zines and transcripts at https://tfsr.wtf/zines/#February2022
We’re releasing this episode a little early to get this voice out at such an important moment. No war but the class war, y’all!
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Лютая погодка by Граница from their 2012 album Знамя Цвета Ночи (written by Fedir Shchus)