educated in law, married with two children was an
extremely zealous political activist. A coordinator of 'Left Front',
he was notorious for
being arrested at
practically any political actions he participated in or
came to look at.
His political goals
expressed in January 2012 interview are "a direct
democracy, where the people would have their say through
fair and transparent referendums, where they could
interact with authorities using the Internet, where they
could have a say in social reforms." According to
Udaltsov: "We are not nostalgic about the Soviet Union,
we do not argue for a return to a centrally planned
economy where social initiative was stifled, but we do
want to preserve what was good in the Soviet system
while adopting new paths to development; we want to see
the social-democratic development of Russia."
His latest arrest and
current imprisonment was based on the fabricated documentary 'The Anatomy of Protest'
shown on TV on 5th of October 2012 in which he, together
with his comrade
were depicted as terrorists
in the employment of Georgian politicians.
Razvozzhaev was kidnapped soon after; his "confession
under torture" which he later renounced
provided the "evidence" that he and Udaltsov were
preparing for mass riots on Russian Federation
territory and also of their
mass disorder on the 6th of May. According to this
statement, the mass disorder was financed by the
Georgian politicians to overthrow the Russian government.
9th of February 2013 Udaltsov was held under house
arrest. It was his condition of existence (nevertheless,
even in this situation Udaltsov managed to propose his
candidature for the Moscow mayoral election) until
July 2014 when he was eventually sentenced to 4 years
and 6 months in prison. The case of Udaltsov, together
Razvozzhaev, is truly
spectacular illustration of how the State created
counterfeit reality acquires a life on its own.
To get two people sentenced on the basis of a crudely
faked "made for television documentary" and a tortured
confession is a result that even Goebbels would