The Federal Security Service has charged Eduard Limonov, a radical writer and head of the National Bolshevik Party, with participating in the illegal procurement of weapons.
Limonov was arrested on April 7 with Sergei Aksyonov, editor of the Limonka newspaper, and six other National Bolshevik Party members near the remote Altai village of Bannoye. He and Aksyonov are now being held at Moscow’s Lefortovo Prison.
Limonov’s lawyer Sergei Belyak said the FSB on Tuesday charged his client and Aksyonov with belonging to a group involved in the illegal procurement of weapons. If found guilty, they each face up to eight years in prison. (more…)