Alternativshchik is a newsletter that provides information and support for conscientious objectors who wish to do “alternative service” instead of being conscripted into the Russian army.
For some years, Alternativshchik has been published several times a year, with around 1,000 copies being sent throughout Russia, often via protestant churches. Printing and distribution costs were covered by FHM.
The newsletter is now in process of going online instead. FHM is assisting with the transition and will continue to sponsor operating costs.