The number of Voina activists is rising, according to St. Petersburg’s Central District Operations and Searches Department (OSD-1). Oleg Vorotnikov confirms this in his interview to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: “The most vivid people are with us now - and not just Russians. We now have followers and members in different parts of the world.”
As part of the criminal investigation into Voina, OSD-1 has prepared an ”overview letter” on the group. Free Voina has managed to obtain a copy of the document from the case file. Excerpts below:
Oleg Vorotnikov is an active member of the left-wing radical anarchist collective “Art group VOINA”. Its central goal is to carry out PR actions directed against the authorities, and specifically against law enforcement officials with the aim of discrediting them in the eyes of the public.
In the course of the investigation, it was established that branches of VOINA exist in all major Russian cities. The group’s sympatizers number approximately 3000, with over 70 active members in St. Petersburg alone.
VOINA members maintain contacts with anarchist groups and individuals from all around the world holding left-wing radical views on art and on the world order (Italy, Slovakia, France, USA, South Africa, Greece).