To the Police
Do not spill workers'
blood. It is easy to make a mistake today. The authorities have
many times used you as a boggy-man to protect themselves. Until
now you served as a buffer between the two exploiting classes:
the old feudals of CPSU and the new predatory bourgeoisie who
wear the masks
of communists and democrats. E.g., the communists still manage to lead some sections of desperate pensioners, invalids, and veterans right under your batons.
But today the very working class itself has run out of patience and does not believe anybody and anything. We are not the pitiful crowds with red flags but tens of millions of people. We'll sweep away the old and the new oppressors! We'll do this by any means and establish our own proletarian
power which will indeed express the interests of the people.
This is why we're telling you: do not stand on our way! Instead, help workers detachments in their struggle with crime, banditism, and the mafia. We'll squash this scum!
Police, workers are not armed. Think twice to avoid making a terrible mistake and becoming criminals . You will not be forgiven. Remember whose sons and brothers you are and whom
you must serve. You can become either heroes or criminals.
The Strike Committee of ZIM
The Strike Committee of Samara
Resolution of the Meeting of ZIM workers
3 February 1998