Dmitriy Pchelintsev

Dmitriy was born in Penza, but his family moved frequently. He graduated from school in Izhevsk, returned to Penza. Dmitry studied at the faculty of computer technology of the Penza State University. In 2013-2014, he served urgent service in the Penza Artillery School. He worked as a shooting instructor at the Penza shooting range. Several times acted as a judge in the competitions. He plays drums, is an environmental activist, participated in the vegan days, ecological actions, and organized film screenings in Penza.

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Vasiliy Kuksov

Vasiliy was born in Serdobsk (Penza region). He studied at Agricultural academy, and worked as an constructing engineer in Penza. He volonteered in animal shelters. Since being a student interested in music: many times participated in autor’s song contest “Hoper”, member of “Academic” band, used to perform in Penza Philharmonia. Enjoys nature and hiking.

Andrey Chernov

Andrey was born in the city of Kamenka, Penza region. He studied at the Penza Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. He is interested in rock music, programming, muay thai. Participated in competitions and won prizes. Vegetarian, took part in the actions “Feed the hungry”. He lived with his twin brother Alexei in a rented apartment in Penza. He worked at the factory as a fitter.

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Mikhail Kulkov

Mikhail was born, studied and lived in Penza. He graduated from the Penza Trade and Economic College, specialty cook-technologist. After studying he served the army as radio man. After army he planned to open a fast-food joint for the beginning, and in the future a cafe.

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Detained on July 4, 2018 in the frame of the investigation of the so-called “Network” case.


Maxim Ivankin

Maxim was born and raised in the village. He studied at the college for technologist, worked as a cook in a restaurant. In addition, as an unskilled worker at a construction site, children’s animator, celebrations designer, was a camp caretaker, painted on clothes. He was involved in organizing free markets, Food not Bombs, free libraries. He served in the fleet.


In the run-up to presidential elections and the FIFA World Cup, repressions against antifascists and anarchists started in Russia. In Autumn 2017, 6 people were arrested in Penza; several of them had weapons and explosives planted on them. FSB officers then tortured the antifascists right in the detention facility: they applied naked wires to the activists’ various body parts and turned the electricity on, they beat them up, hanged them upside down.

Yuliy Boyarshinov

Yuliy was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. He studied at ITMO University, faculty of physics and engineering and worked as industrial alpinists. For the last 5 years he was one of the organizers of “Free Market” in St.Petersburg, it’s an event, where you can take the things you need and leave the ones you don’t need. He is vegetarian, and volunteered in animal shelters.

Joaquín García

Detained on November 19, 2015 after the arrest of Kevin Garrido after the attack on the prison training school. Police say they have been under investigation for months.

Joaquín was convicted of the explosive attack against the 12 police station in San Miguel, accused under the arms control law. After remaining in prison, he was able to access house arrest from where he escaped later to be captured in September 2016, carrying a revolver and ammunition, returning to preventive detention.


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