Yevgeny Manyurov, the man reportedly responsible for a deadly shootout at the Federal Security Services headquarters in Moscow on Thursday, may have been a member of the “Ethnic National Association” (ENO) Russian nationalist group, according to the website Fontanka, which spoke to anonymous FSB sources who searched Manyurov’s computer and smartphone. The suspect allegedly belonged to the association’s Moscow cell.
According to ENO’s eponymous Telegram channel, the group “unites the ideas of ethnic nationalism with ideas of socialism for a certain nation.” Fontanka says the movement’s ideology advocates unity among Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. The movement’s center seems to be in Kyiv, but it apparently has cells in Moscow, Irkutsk, and Rostov.
After Manyurov’s attack on the FSB building, police officers and FSB agents questioned St. Petersburg Russian nationalist Dmitry Bobrov, who was previously known as “Shchults-88,” which Bobrov himself confirmed to Fontanka. He says the authorities wanted to speak to him because he gave an interview to ENO’s Telegram channel about a year ago. Police ultimately released Bobrov without charges.