Anti-fascist procession to take place on January 19th

Three years ago, on January 19th, anti-fascists Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov were killed. Each year after their murder actions in their memory take place all over the country. These actions are aimed to remember the victims of Nazism and hatred and to protest against fascism. This year an initiative group of people from different organisations is planning to hold a procession in St Petersburg from the Gorkovskaya metro station till the Sakharov square. On the same day, the High Court of Russia will consider the case of a Nazi gang who are accused in killing a scholar from St Petersburg, Nikolai Girenko.

We remember the victims of Nazism and call upon everyone to join the procession. A notice on holding a procession was given to the city administration early in the morning on January 10th, the first work day. Unfortunately, the authorities might oppose this anti-fascist action. However, holding a procession in the central part of the city is very important and cannot be limited.

Many famous residents of the city: members of the Human Rights Board of St Petersburg Ella Polyakova, Yuly Rybakov, Tatyana Darutina, Igor Kucherenko, Aleksandr Vinnikov, Boris Pustyntsev, Natalia Evdokimova, and other human rights activists, scientists, lawyers and public activists supported the procession on January 19th. The list is open, and you can join it by sending your name to memorial@memorial.spb.ru

The procession will start at 6 p.m. at the Gorkovskaya metro station and will end at 7.30 p.m. on the Sakharov square.

Stand up against fascism together!