To the IFA Secretariat
Dear comrades!

On 13th of March 2000, we sent you the appeal by the 11th Congress of
Association of Anarchist Movements asking for possibility of joining IFA,
Documents of the Association and short reference on organization. The letter
that was sent to us by German comrades on March 28 proves that you had
received our materials. But some days ago we received your letter with a
text against globalization and a questionnaire for those, who want to join
IFA. In fact, we answered most of the questions in our previous letter and
probably there is no need for doing this again. Anyway, to escape any form
of misunderstanding, we answer the questions you had asked us.
Salute and Anarchy!
№ 96/139 from 06.04.2000
Council of PLA


1) Data about group/association/organization (office, year of
formation, addresses, etc.)
Association exists since 17 June 1990, it has no permanent or registered
office. The functions of organizing committee are executed by participants
from different cities (inturn), right now this committee is Zheleznogorsk
Union of Anarchists.

2) Data about people (number, education, if they study/work,
average, age, etc.)
The number of participant at this moment is about 60 people, including four
groups - in Piter (Petersburg), Kazan, Lipetsk and Zheleznogorsk (lists of
people in the groups may be unavailable for other participants) and 42
individual participants. About 15% have got university education, about 25%
are students, others have got secondary or special secondary education,
about 10% are workers, also there are some school students. Average age is
about 25 years.

3) Form of association
There is no strict territorial restriction, basic territory of action -
Eastern Europe, mostly Russia. There are participants in Latvia, Finland,
Poland, and Germany. Traditionally the working language is Russian. The main
form of decisions coordination is congress (usually once a year), the
decisions are being made only by consensus, not by majority of votes - the
minority can block the decision and after this it can not be accepted as a
common one. The decisions made by consensus become obligatory, actions
against those decisions and against the Agreement of the Association lets to
automatic exclusion from the Association. There is no obligatory membership

4) Facilities (computers, radio, library, archives, etc.)
About 25% of participants have computers or access to them, e-mail and
Internet. There is no anarchist radio. People share the books from personal
libraries; some participants of the movement have personal archives, which
consist of materials about history of anarchist and social movement in last
12 years.

5) Adherence to other anarchical organization (IFA, AIT, ABC)
The participants of AAM are allowed to belong to different anarchist
organizations; from time to time there are contacts with AIT and SAC. But
the whole Association cannot join AIT because many of the participants are
neither anarcho-syndicalists nor anarcho-communists. Cooperation with AIT
section in ex-USSR (basically in Moscow) cannot be excluded, although there
are some tactical differences of opinions (on the question of contacts with
non-anarchist organizations etc.) At this moment only Finnish anarchists,
who take part in the Association are at the same time members of IWW.

6) Forms of organical or contingent relationship with:
anarchical, left-libertarian revolutionary, other movements)
All the people taking part in AAM determine themselves as anarchists, many
of them at the same time - as supporters of revolutionary or left-radical
movements. There are anarcho-communists and "right" anarchists, who do not
oppose the idea of private property. The main feature is anti-state sense of

7) Area of intervention (labor, culture, education, agriculture,
etc. and specify)
The most actual right now are problems of state-militarism (actions against
the war in Chechnya), opposing political repressions, antifascism. There are
campaigns against the elections to the bodies of state power at all levels.
Many participants work in the sphere of ecology. There is an interest in the
questions of industrial self-government and there are contacts with workers
movement. In the sphere of culture - basically information interchange,
journalism, and also music (youth groups)

8) Forms of territorial presence (mass association, union, etc.)
In four cities there are anarchist groups acting as parts of AAM (LG AAM,
PLA, ZAU, AKA); in Moscow and Koenigsberg there are no such groups,
cooperation is carried out on informal basis or through special projects
(anti-war, right-defense, music etc.) In the same city there can exist some
groups each of them can be an independent part of the AAM.

9) Means of intervention (leaflets, newspapers, magazines,
Fanzines, Internet, lectures, other forms of propaganda, etc.)
Newspaper at this moment: "Basta!' (Zheleznogorsk), "Kazan Anarchist", "Novy
Svet"/"New World" (Petersburg), "Nyzhegorodsky Anarchist", "Volya" (Moscow),
magazine "Cherny Bespredel"/ "Black Unlimited" (Lipetsk). Print-runs - from
tens to 1500 issues, not very periodically (several issues a year). In
previous years there were about 30 different anarchist publications with
print-runs up to 6000 issues and monthly regularity, anarchists from AAM
were taking part in these publications. Leaflets are printed regularly.
There are street actions and summer ecological camps. Web-sites:
10) Identifications of some men/women who are able to correspond
In the info net (articles, inquiries, reportage's, etc.)