Fraud Against the Workers' Movement
Information available as at 6 September 2003
information will be added as it comes to hand.
NB: All internet
material listed here has been mirrored on the IBT website to ensure the
integrity of the information collected in our investigation. Original web
addresses have been included for the reader's reference.
Key to organizations
CWI: Committee for a Workers'
IBT: International Bolshevik Tendency
Revolutsionnaya Kommunisticheskaya Organisatsiya, affiliated with League for
the Fourth International/Internationalist Group
RWO: Revolutionary Workers
Organization, affiliated with Communist Organization for the Fourth
International/League for the Revolutionary Party
UWG: Ukrainian Workers
Group, claiming affiliation with the News and Letters Committees and the London
WSPU: World Socialist Party of Ukraine (Companion
Parties of Socialism)
for a supplementary set of photos, including one of Ilya Budraitskis, an
unidentified woman and Rob Jones of the CWI taken at an October 1999
International Conference in Moscow.
Alexander or Alexandr or Alex or Aleks: See Lyosha,
Oleksander Zvorsky, Zakhar Popovich
Alexander Sherbakov: See Boris Pastukh
Alexei Aryabinskii: Expelled from CWI for involvement in
Alyosha: See Lyosha
Boris Pastukh: Passport in this name. Born 1970. IBT
Ukraine leader (in this name and as Alexander Sherbakov). RCO leader (as
Vasiliy). WSPU member (as Ivan). UWG member (as Ihor). Expelled from CWI for
involvement in the fraud. Leader of at least one other organization. Photos
In January 2002 one Boris Budraitskis (see Ilya Budraitskis;
indicated as a member of the CWI at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ISKRA/message/1643)
requested that Boris Pastukhs email address firstname.lastname@example.org be given
to access the anarchist listserve, "mosbabylon list" (in Russian at
posting dated 11 June 2001 with Oleg Vernik
6 March 2003
article by him on the Argentina crisis that can be found in the Russian
CWI web site (in Russian at
Dmitri: See Ilya Budraitskis
Ihor Pugachov: See Boris Pastukh
Igor: See Ilya Budraitskis, Oleksiy
Ilya Budraitskis: Apparent legal name. Leading member of
the Russian CWI in this name, based in Moscow. Leading member of
ATTAC-Russia in this name. IBT member (as Ivan). RCO leader (as Dmitri). RWO
member (as Igor). He has used used the following emails:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos
The editor of the Weekly Worker (paper of the Communist Party
of Great Britain) met Budraitskis in late 2002 and identified him in their
issue of 4 September 2003 as the person known by the pseudonyms above (http://www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/494/fraud.html).
He has also been identified in a posting to the Swedish CWI website (http://www.socialisterna.org/talkshop/messages/3664.html).
There is no question that Budraitskis is a leading member of
the CWI in the Confederation of Independent States (CIS). On their English web
site, the CWI mentions him by name when describing their CIS section:
He has attended a number of international gatherings: he was
part of a Russian delegation to the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre (in
he was part of Russian delegation to European Social Forum conference in Paris
and Florence (http://www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/460/russia.html),
and one of the main presenters at an International Trotsky conference in
Moscow in 1999 (http://www.laborstandard.org/New_Postings/Trotsky_Conference.htm).
Budraitskis clearly knew the personalities involved in the
Ukrainian fraud. A report on the 27-28 October 2001, 2nd All-Ukrainian
conference of the CWI lists Budraitskis as one of the chairs of the sessions.
The chairs of other sessions were key players in the fraud. (In Russian at
In January 2002 one Boris Budraitskis (who signs his letter as
Ilya B.) requested that Boris Pastukhs email address email@example.com
be given authorization to access the anarchist listserve, "mosbabylon list" (in
Russian at http://lists.mutualaid.org/pipermail/mosbabylon/2002-January/000064.html).
According to the World Socialist Web Site, he is a student at
the Moscow Pedogogy Institute. (In Russian at
Ivan: See Boris Pastukh, Ilya Budraitskis
Jakuv: See Oleg Vernik
Kyril: See Yuriy Baranov
Lyosha: IBT member in this name. RWO member (as Alyosha).
RCO member as Alex or Aleks. Photo available.
(For another individual using this name see Oleksiy.)
Marsha or Masha: IBT member (in this name). WSPU member
(as Zina). Picture from internet with Oleg Vernik and
Michael or Mikhail: See Oleg Vernik
Oleg Vernik: Apparent legal name. On staff list as an assistant
lecturer in a Kiev law school. Leader or former leader of CWI (in this
name). IBT member (as Vitaliy). RWO leader (as Jakuv or Yakov). RCO member (as
Michael or Mikhail). WSPU member as (Semyon Shevchenko). UWG member (as
Viktor). Suspended from CWI for involvement in the fraud. Picture from internet between Oleksiy and Marsha (front of
posting dated 11 June 2001 with Boris Pastukh.
Chair of a Kiev independent union called "The Protection of
(both in Russian).
"Neocommunist News" website promoting CWI website (in Russian at
8 May 2003
article by him on the privatization of the sugar industry that can be
found in the Russian CWI web site (in Russian at
Articles on Ukrainian elections http://www.redflag.org.uk/news/ukraine/ukraine.html
Oleksander Zvorsky: Passport in this name. Born 1972. IBT
member (in this name or as Alexander). RWO leader (as Viktor Voronov). UWG
member (as Vadym Yevtushok). Expelled from CWI for involvement in the fraud.
Member of at least one other organization. Picture
Oleksiy: IBT member (in this name or as Lyosha). RCO
member (as Igor). Picture from internet (eyes shut, to
the left) with Oleg Vernik and Marsha.
Semyon Shevchenko: See Oleg Vernik
Vadym Yevtushok: See Oleksander Zvorsky
Vasiliy: See Boris Pastukh
Viktor: See Oleg Vernik, Oleksander Zvorsky
Viktor Voronov: See Oleksander Zvorsky
Vitaliy: IBT member. No photograph available. See also
Oleg Vernik (who also used this name in the IBT).
Yakov: See Oleg Vernik
Yaroslav Ganzenko: Expelled from CWI for involvement in
Yuriy Baranov (or Yuri, Yura or Yuliy): Passport in this
name. Born 1984. IBT member (as Yura or Yuli). UWG member (as Yuri). RCO member
(as Kyril). Expelled from CWI for involvement in the fraud. Photos available.
Zakhar Popovich: Passport in this name. Born 1976. IBT
member (in this name). RCO member (as Alexander or Alexandr). UWG member (as
Alexander). Expelled from CWI for involvement in the fraud. Member of at least
one other organization. Photos available.
Zina: See Marsha
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