Day of Rememberance for Andrew Brazhevsky, Odessa anti-fascist martyr

Originally pubished in August 2014.

Comrades! On August 30, Andrew Brazhevsky would have turned 27 years old. But the fascist gangsters did not allow this to happen.

We call on all progressive, communist and anti-fascist organizations to hold actions in memory of the murdered Ukrainian anti-fascist.

We have no right to forget about him and his struggle!

Andrew Brazhevsky was born on August 30, 1987. He was one of the most active participants in the anti-fascist and Marxist movement in Odessa, and one of the founders of the Union Borotba (Struggle) in Odessa. He died at the hands of the neo-Nazis on May 2, 2014, as he tried to protect defenseless people in the House of Trade Unions.

Andrew was a very decent and honorable man; a true friend and comrade in the full sense of the word. He never drank nor smoked. In his free time he studied Marxist literature. He worked as a computer programmer in one of the firms in Odessa, and participated in all of the anti-fascist and workers’ protests, not only in Odessa, but also in other cities.

Andrew was a very modest and well-mannered man. He always tried to help his comrades and the people. He never betrayed his principles and ideals.

Andrew’s death was a confirmation of his ideology. He could not stay away, could not remain silent when the Nazis came to Odessa. He gave his life in the struggle for a new and more just society, where there will be an end to inequality, discrimination and human exploitation.

We all deeply mourn you, Andrew! We pledge to continue your work — the fight for a new world!

To remember — means to struggle!

Union Borotba (Struggle)

Translated by Greg Butterfield

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