Vitsebsk: KGB Fails to Find Russian Nazis

2006 2006-10-05T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


The head of Vitsebsk city organization of the United Civil Party Alena Zalesskaia has received an answer from KGB concerning her complaints about threats against her by the Russian National Unity (RNE) members. As the head of Vitsebsk regional KGB department Uladzimir Paliashchuk said, ‘as a result of investigation’ it was found that the organization Russian National Unity is not registered by Justice Ministry or justice department of Vitsebsk regional executive committee. No persons belonging to RNE have been found in Vitsebsk region, the KGB letter states.

The head of the KGB department hadn’t found threats in the letter send to Zalesskaia by RNE. A post-box indicated in the address is registered by a person having no bearing to RNE activities, and who hadn’t sent the letter. A similar letter was sent to Alena Zalesskaia from the KGB of Belarus.

On 10 July the head of Vitsebsk branch of the United Civil Party received a letter from RNE members. The letter was addressed to her and other party members. ‘On the territory of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka purposefully exterminates all who are undesirable for the Russians. That is why Russian National Unity supports him and would help him in this necessary cause. Until it’s not too late, leave your corrupted opposition and join us, clear Russian people. In case you would disagree, our actions would follow.’

The same letter with threats was received by the editorial office of the non-state newspaper Vitebskiy Kurier. As told by Alena Zalesskaia, right after she received a letter, mysterious phone calls started. There was silence. Attempts to call back at those phone numbers were fruitless (228-90-44, 228-90-36, 228-90-47), as the lines were always busy.

’We know perfectly well without the KGB that RNE is not registered’, Alena Zalesskaia said. ‘And the KGB should be primarily alarmed by the fact that fascists act. There are no murders still, but there are threats. Shall we wait for murders, beating, arsons and blasts?’