FSB, Russian security service, according to Vissarion accuses him of “extremism” http://www.kasparov.ru/material.php?id=47F0A61D84736 (in Russian)Vissarion Aseev, civil activist from town of Beslan in North Ossetia/North Caucasus (this town became known in the world after hostages were taken at one of its schools in September 2004 that ended in bloodshed and killing of over 330 hostages, mostly children). Vissarion, whom I have known personally since that attack has supported victims of Beslan hostage attack that were trying to find out why that attack happened, why so many hostages were killed and called the Russian authorities to answer. However, instead of answering their plea, the authorities put a lot of pressure on organisations like Voice of Beslan, Mothers of Beslan and individuals, trying to stop them from seeking the truth.In November 2007 Mr Aseev tried to run for the parliament’s seat and published a political manifesto in the North Ossetian paper http://sv.ossetia.ru/Script/search1.php?misc=search&subaction=showfull&id=1196439068&archive=&cnshow=news&ucat=2&start_from=& (in Russian) The main point of the manifesto was that Mr Aseev called on the Ossetian politicians to strive for independent Ossetia. This was first call for Ossetian independence in such a widely circulated paper. The whole circulation of the paper was confiscated though by the police, accusing him of breaking election law. However, it stayed on the paper’s website. Besides being an activist at home in North Ossetia, Mr Aseev is also a member of Russian opposition – United Civil Front, that is run by Garry Kasparov.This new turn, accusing Vissarion Aseev of being “exremist” leads the situation right to the times of colonialism and exposes the nature of the contemporary Russian state as a multinational empire, despite the fact that USSR ceased to exist.