Title: The Shortest Night of the Year
Subtitle: a Chronicle of Antiwar Arson Attacks in Russia
Author: Anonymous
Date: 2022
Source: Published 2022-06-25 on A2Day.net (in Russian)
Notes: Published in English on 2022-06-26 on enoughisenough14.org

Note: if you are planning to commit this form of direct action, we strongly recommend reading The Writings of an Arsonist

Примечание: если вы планируете совершить эту форму прямого действия, мы настоятельно рекомендуем прочитать: «The Writings of an Arsonist» (на английском языке)

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Military enlistment offices burned in Belgorod and Perm on the night of June 24, 2022.

In Belgorod, a fire occurred on the first floor. An unknown person broke the window of the building on the ground floor and threw two Molotov cocktails into room 106. It is reported that the desktop burned down.

Also, unknown persons tried to set fire to the military enlistment office in Perm. Several Molotov cocktails arrived at the military registration and enlistment office in Kirovsky district on Zakamskaya Street around 4 a.m. Four bottles were found on the spot - two broke, two remained intact, there was no fire.

I am glad that in both cases the arsonists managed to escape.

Damage from arson is not yet large, but despite the repression, they do not stop and have covered the whole country.

February

The first case occurred on February 28, 2022 in the city of Lukhovitsy, Moscow region. An unknown person broke two windows of the military registration and enlistment office and threw bottles of "Molotov cocktail" there. In addition, the gates of the structure were painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. No one was injured in the fire, but material damage was caused. Later, the suspect was detained and a criminal case was opened under the article "Vandalism". It turned out to be a 21-year-old local resident Kirill. On March 13, at about 6 a.m., the alleged arsonist escaped from the OMVD and was put on the wanted list. In the evening of the same day, he was detained again.

March

  • The second case occurred on March 3, 2022 in Voronezh. An unknown person threw a jar of flammable liquid at the door of the building, which caught fire and was damaged by fire. No one was hurt.

  • The third case occurred on March 10, 2022 in the city of Berezovsky, Sverdlovsk region. Unknown door arson. The flame was noticed by a traffic police squad that called firefighters and detained the arsonist. It turned out to be a 24-year-old consultant of an electronics store. During a search, canisters of gasoline were found at his house. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article "Attempted murder".

  • The fourth case occurred on the night of March 18-19, 2022 in the city of Shuya, Ivanovo region. A drunk local threw a "Molotov cocktail" through the window of the military registration and enlistment office. The arsonist was detained.

April

  • On the night of April 18, 2022, in the village of Zubova Polyana in Mordovia, rooms with a total area of 40 square meters, where the data of conscripts were stored, were damaged by fire. A very successful attack - several computers were destroyed, and one of the offices burned down completely. 4 Molotov cocktails were found at the scene. At the same time, the attackers left no traces. In addition, there were no video surveillance cameras or alarms in the military registration and enlistment office. A criminal case was initiated under the article "Deliberate destruction or damage to property."

  • On April 25, in Moscow, an unknown person set fire to the checkpoint of the police department in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district. He threw two Molotov cocktails, the fire was extinguished on its own, no one was injured.

May

  • The sixth case occurred in Nizhnevartovsk of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug on the night of May 3-4, 2022 at 3:20 local time. Then, unknown persons threw bottles of combustible mixture into the building. One went out at once, the other had a wooden plating lit up, but the fire was quickly extinguished. One of the arsonists filmed what was happening on the phone. On May 13, 2022, the media reported that the suspects of arson had been arrested. They were two young people who will be tried under the articles of the Criminal Code "Deliberate destruction or damage to property" and "Hooliganism".

  • The seventh case occurred at about 1 a.m. on May 8, 2022 in Cherepovets. The fire area was one square meter. The flame damaged the two window frames and smoked the exterior decoration of the building. Seven people were engaged in extinguishing the fire. On May 11, 2022, the arsonists were detained. They were two 16-year-old teenagers, from whom they received testimony that they did it "to order", having received 30 thousand rubles for their actions. A criminal case was initiated against the guys for damage to someone else's property.

  • The eighth case occurred on the evening of May 9, 2022 in the city of Balashikha, Moscow region. An unknown person threw a "Molotov cocktail" out of the window. A fire with an area of one square meter began in the corridor of the building, which the guard managed to extinguish. No suspects were found.

  • The ninth case occurred on the night of May 13, 2022 in Omsk. Two windows were broken in the building and there were traces of burning, but the fire was quickly extinguished. No suspects were found.

  • The tenth case also occurred on the night of May 13, but already in the city of Gukovo, Rostov region. The attack occurred around 02:05. The fire was extinguished by the employees of the military registration and enlistment office themselves, the property was not damaged. No suspects were found.

  • The eleventh case occurred on the night of May 14 in Pronsk, Ryazan region. Unknown people tried to set fire to the front door first, and then the window. The flame did not have time to spread and the building was not damaged by fire. Upon the incident, a criminal case was initiated on an attempt to intentionally destroy or damage property. No suspects were found.

  • The twelfth case occurred on the night of May 15 in Volgograd. The fire occurred on the ground floor. The fire area was 16 square meters. After the fire was extinguished, a broken glass bottle with a piece of fabric was found in the room, and a liter plastic bottle lay near the building. No suspects were found.

  • The thirteenth case (one of the most productive) occurred on the night of May 18, 2022 in Shchelkovo, Moscow region. Unknown persons attacked the Shchyolkovsky Military Commissariat by throwing Molotov cocktails into the building. As a result of the arson, two offices of the building, including the archive, were damaged. No arsonists were found. - In the city of Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky, the military enlistment office was fired at with pneumatic weapons on the night of May 19-20.

  • On the night of May 21, unknown persons set fire to the military registration and enlistment office in the village of Game in Udmurtia, throwing a "Molotov cocktail" into the building. Successful action - as a result of the fire in the building, the reserve room completely burned down. On May 28, an unsuccessful attempt was made to set fire to the military registration and enlistment office in Simferopol.

  • On May 31, an unknown person broke the window of the military registration and enlistment office in Yasnogorsk, Tula region with an axe and tried to set fire to the building.

June

  • On June 4, the enemy of the war set fire to the Rosgvardia building in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. June 5 - in Crimea, the building of the administration of the rural settlement of Pushkino was set on fire - an unknown person threw a bottle of incendiary mixture out the window. There was a small fire, important documents were not damaged. 25-year-old Aziz Faizullaev confessed to the arson and told investigators that he did it on his own initiative because of disagreement with the "special operation" in Ukraine.

  • On June 8, in Vladivostok, two guys threw a bottle of combustible liquid into the wall of a wooden building of the military registration and enlistment office.

  • On June 15, people in Krasnodar tried to set fire to the FSB [Domestic Surveillance Agency] building.

  • June 24:

    1. In Belgorod, the military registration and enlistment office was thrown with Molotov cocktails. A table in one of the offices caught fire.

    2. There was an attempt to set fire to the draft point in Perm. The military registration and enlistment office denies the arson.