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Nashi Activists Disrupt Russian Opposition Leader's Book Presentation

Eduard Limonov is the leader of the National Bolshevik Party

Eduard Limonov is the leader of the National Bolshevik Party

MOSCOW -- Members of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and other activists have disrupted another book presentation by opposition politician Eduard Limonov, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Limonov, 67, was scheduled on June 29 to present his new "Book of the Dead-2. Necrology," at the Rospechat bookstore in central Moscow. Shortly before Limonov was to appear, some 60 Nashi members entered the bookstore yelling insulting remarks about Limonov, the opposition website reported.

It was the second time in two days that Nashi activists and members of other pro-government youth movements barged into a book signing by Limonov.

Last week, Nashi leaders demanded that a Moscow court conduct a background check on Limonov. Nashi leaders claim Limonov is involved in plotting extremist activities, and that in recent years eight of his associates have died "mysteriously."

Limonov is the founder and leader of the banned radical National Bolshevik Party. He is also a leader of the Other Russia opposition movement.