Writer Limonov arrested at an apiary where he worked as watchman

Writer Eduard Limonov, who is also the leader of the National Bolshevik Party, was arrested a few days ago. Yet, as has become known to RAVDA.RU, his arrest took place not in Moscow, and not even in Central Russia, as many were led to believe. A special unit of the Russian secret police, FSB, captured Mr. Limonov in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia at an apiary owned by local healer Semyon Pirogov where Mr. Limonov worked as watchman. It was as late as on Saturday that FSB confirmed Mr. Limonov’s arrest. The official statement said Eduard Savenko (Limonov is his artistic name) was suspected of organizing an illegal armed group. According to FSB, several members of the National Bolshevik Party (NBP) have been lately detained as they were trying to illegally procure automatic rifles, ammunition, and explosives. In the course of the investigation, there appeared some indications that NBP chairman Savenko (Limonov) could be involved in the above crimes. Hidden from public in the wilderness, Mr. Limonov, apart from its watchman duties, may have been working on his new novel. According to locals, 4-5 followers were sojourning at the apiary, no arms being noticed around. The raid was performed by paratroopers – over 20 of them parachuted to the area. In all, 4-15 were arrested that day. Subsequently, almost all of them were released except Mr. Limonov and founder of the Limonka newspaper Sergei Aksyonov. Both are currently held in the Lefortovo prison in Moscow.

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