FSB probes youth group

Russia’s Federal Security Service probes radical youth group

The Novosibirsk branch of the anti-Kremlin youth group Red Youth Vanguard is being investigated on suspicion of publishing extremist literature, The Moscow Times reports, referring to the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Two of the organization’s newspapers – Red Revenge and Control Shot – contained articles that experts determined had advocated a violent overthrow of the government, the agency said in a statement. The newspapers were distributed during a May 1 demonstration in Novosibirsk.

The articles “stressed the need for political protests and mass disorder and also openly advocated the disintegration of the army,” a source at the Federal Service for Mass Media, Telecommunications and the Protection of Cultural Heritage us cited by the Interfax news agency.

N.B.: A representative of Red Youth Vanguard will attend the Forum’s conference in Helsinki on 3-4 July 2007.

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