The public relations centre with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has officially confirmed the arrest of the National Bolshevik Party leader Eduard Savenko (whose literary nickname is Eduard Limonov, author of the novel “Its me, Edichka”, kicked up a row in Russia and in the west in 80s). "The Federal Security Service in March 2001 detained several members of the National Bolshevik Party in several regions of Russia who were trying to purchase large stores of rifles, ammunition and explosives illegally," the Federal Security Service public relations centre reported. "Criminal cases have been opened on the basis of these facts, and during the investigation into them evidence confirming the involvement of National Bolshevik Party leader Eduard Savenko (Limonov) in these crimes was obtained," the Federal Security Service public relations centre said. On April 8, the Russian deputy prosecutor general issued a warrant to take Savenko (Limonov) into custody, Interfax reports. He has been placed in a federal Security Service's detention facility, the Federal Security Service public relations centre said.
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