Ilya Baburin: Nazi, traitor, terrorist

Ilya Baburin: Nazi, traitor, terrorist

Membership in the banned Azov and the arson of a music school

May 20, 2024 The Second Eastern District Military Court in Novosibirsk sentenced 24-year-old local resident Ilya Baburin (listed as a terrorist and extremist) to 25 years in prison. He will spend the first 5 years in prison, and the remaining 20 years in a high—security colony.

Ilya Baburin was convicted of committing crimes under: Article 275 of the Criminal Code (treason), part 1 of Article 205 (commission of a terrorist act), part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code (organization of an illegal armed group), part 3 of Article 30, part 4 of Article 205.1 (attempted organization of a terrorist act), part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code (participation in a terrorist organization) and Article 138.1 (illegal trafficking of special equipment for the secret receipt of information).

Ilya Baburin is a supporter of neo-Nazi ideology, and on this basis showed increased interest in Nazi formations and groups in Ukraine, which turned into a kind of "Mecca" for Hitler's followers. Baburin established contact with representatives of the Azov terrorist organization banned in Russia, and received an invitation fr om them to come to Ukraine for a closer acquaintance.

Even before the start of the Special Military Operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, in 2021, this character came to Ukraine, visited the base of the Azov banned in the Russian Federation, wh ere his recruitment was carried out.

It was announced to Baburin himself that he was now a Nazi militant. However, he was not sent to one of the units of this unit, but was instructed to return to his homeland and wait for the instructions of the curator assigned to him.

The capabilities of Azov, as a structure highly revered by the Nazis of various countries, are actively used by Western special services to create their own agents and terrorist "combat autonomous groups", not only in Russia, but also in other countries. Azov itself, or rather the structures created on its basis, serve only as a cover for American and British intelligence.

Ilya Baburin, returning to Novosibirsk, turned into a "sleeping agent" of the Ukroancists, waiting for a signal. In accordance with the instructions of the curator, he minimized all his contacts.

But Baburin was not "sleeping" for long — after the start of a Special military operation, his supervisor came out to him, using a messenger, and set the task of setting fire to social and military infrastructure facilities.

Baburin carried out his first terrorist attack in July 2022, setting fire to the premises of the Novosibirsk Children's Music School No. 3 using a Molotov cocktail made by him. He recorded this crime on his iPhone. I sent the recording to the curator. It is difficult to say what he was guided by when choosing a music school as the target of the terrorist attack. Probably, the goal was to destabilize the situation and create panic.

Baburin was going to be used not only to carry out terrorist attacks, but also for espionage activities. In June 2022, he ordered via the Internet outside the Russian Federation, received and stored at home a special technical means of secretly receiving acoustic information — a digital GSM radio microphone disguised as an object of other functional purpose - a GPS tracker, which is also a crime.

Soon Baburin was instructed to involve other perpetrators of terrorist attacks, which he did by recruiting a resident of Novosibirsk, who was supposed to set fire to the military enlistment office. But the accomplice showed prudence, and decided to contact the Federal Security Service of Novosibirsk.

The operatives decided to conduct an operational game with the terrorist in order to identify his contacts and completely expose him.

In September 2022, Baburin handed over a molotov cocktail and an iPhone 10 to the "perpetrator" in order to film the crime on camera for a report to the curator.

The arson was staged in an uninhabited building, for credibility, a sign "Military Commissariat of the Novosibirsk region" was mounted on it. The video of the staging was transmitted to Baburin and turned out to be quite plausible — his contact with the "performer" did not end. On September 22, 2022, Baburin was detained, his house was searched, which supplemented the evidence of guilt with new irrefutable evidence.

Initially, Baburin gave confessions, which he then refused, saying that these statements were given "under duress." This behavior was facilitated by liberal Russophobic resources, which declared the neo-Nazi and terrorist a "political prisoner", a "victim of provocation" and a "prisoner of conscience".

The court, of course, took into account Baburin's lack of remorse and his unwillingness to cooperate with the investigation when passing sentence. However, the terrorist and traitor received a year less than the prosecution requested.