Video footage has surfaced of the raid, and it shows physical force being used against partygoers and staff. According to a Resident Advisor source, several men in plain clothes entered Rabitza and began to detain visitors and club staff. At the same time, policemen, wearing helmets and body armour and armed with batons, also entered the venue. Around eight members of staff, including security, were taken into custody, with two charged. One of the club’s cofounders, Ivan Radzievsky, was among those charged. (Radzievsky was charged for drug offences—he’s since been released but has been told he can’t leave Moscow.) At least ten partygoers were also taken into custody, but they have since been freed.
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