ⓘ Limonka (newspaper)


ⓘ Limonka (newspaper)

Limonka - newspaper of direct action is a Moscow-based newspaper. Limonka is the official organ of the National Bolshevik Party. The name is a play of words on the partys founder surname Limonov and idiomatic Russian for grenade.


1. History

Limonka was founded by Eduard Limonov and it was first published in 1994. On July 26, 2002 it was banned by The Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow for "promoting extremism and calling on overthrowing the constitutional order".Federal Agency on Press accused the newspaper of abuse of freedom of the press and violation of Article 4 of the Law "On Mass Media", pointing out that the publications in Limonka are aimed at inciting of social intolerance and discord and contain calls for the forcible seizure of power and propaganda of war.

Oleg Mironov, Ombudsman in Russia, in his report for 2002, substantiated the liquidation of the newspapers Limonka and Russian Host as "a series of steps to curb the propaganda of ethnic hatred".

Since then, Limonka was printed under title General Line Russian: Генеральная линия. After banned of the newspaper General Line in 2006, Limonka was published as On the edge Russian: На краю, and for a 2007 as Trudodni Russian: Трудодни. Number 319 for July, 2007 came out under the logo of Other Russia.

In all cases the title Limonka was printed in large letters under new titles in a smaller font, along with the note that the paper hasnt come out since September 20, 2002 but retained continuous numbering of newspaper Limonka.

Starting from the number 327 the newspaper cased printing paper version and began to spread in the network in the form of pdf files.


2. Content

Limonka is stylized into punk zine. The newspaper contains articles on radical politics, counterculture and "acute" social issues. The newspaper also publishes reports from street protests and direct actions.


3. Books

  • Окопная правда Чеченской войны Truth of the trenches of Chechen War, Yauza-Press, Moscow, 2007 - collection of articles about War in Chechnya that were published in the newspaper Limonka
  • Лимонка в тюрьму Limonka to a prison, Centrpoligraf, Moscow, 2012 - memories of national-bolsheviks - political prisoners
  • Поколение Лимонки Generation of Limonka, Ultra.Kultura, 2005 - book of short stories by a young Russian authors published in Limonka

4. Contributors


  • Aleksandr Lebedev-Frontov - graphic layout
  • Andrei Dmitriev
  • Sergei Aksenov
  • Aleksandr Averin
  • Eduard Limonov - founder and editor
  • Vladimir Linderman
  • Aleksandr Dugin
  • Zakhar Prilepin
  • Natalya Medvedeva