He founded a newspaper called Limonka Russian nickname for the modern lemon-shaped F1 hand grenade ; presumably, a play on his pen name Limonov [Lemon] and the explosive nature of the material , and a small, equally controversial political party called the National Bolshevik Party. One party platform used in the past supports a man's right not to pay attention when his girlfriend talks to him.
Limonov Savenko is an advocate of revenge and mass terror, raised to the level of state policy. During the s, he supported Bosnian Serbs in the Yugoslav wars; and Abkhaz and Transnistrian secessionists against Georgia and Moldova , respectively.
Based on an article published in Limonka under Limonov's byline, the government accused Limonov of planning to raise an army to invade Kazakhstan. After one year in jail, his trial was heard in a Saratov court, which also heard appeals from Russian Duma members Vladimir Zhirinovsky , Alexei Mitrofanov and Vasiliy Shandybin for his release. He maintained that the charges were ridiculous and politically motivated, but was convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the arms purchasing, while the other charges were dropped.
The stage is a police van in a courtyard of the Butyrka prison, Pugachev has been a famous inmate ; he says that the prison is severely overcrowded cells meant for ten people are occupied by one hundred, who sleep in shifts , narcotics and alcohol are cheap and easy to procure through the wardens; since usually there is but one needle per cell, AIDS and tuberculosis are rampant. The comparison with the communist prisons, with which the author is well acquainted, is not favorable.
Limonov was a strong supporter of Serbia in the wars that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia and achieved notoriety by participating in a sniper patrol in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian war.
This explanation has been challenged. On 3 March , Limonov and members of his National Bolshevik Party together with other left and right-wing opposition activists took part in organizing Saint Petersburg Dissenters' March involving scores of people rallying against Vladimir Putin and Valentina Matviyenko 's policies.
Limonov was detained by police in the very beginning of the rally. Shenderovich described this as a honey trap arranged by the Russian government. In the Swiss novelist Christian Kracht wrote to American businessman David Woodard , " Solzhenitsyn has described Limonov as 'a little insect who writes pornography,' while Limonov described Solzhenitsyn as a traitor to his homeland who contributed to the downfall of the USSR. Your obedient servant—Christian Eduard Kracht truthfully my middle name "  Limonov's works were scandalous for the Russian public, once they began to be published in the USSR during the late perestroika era.
Particularly noted is It's Me, Eddie that contained numerous pornographic descriptions of homosexual acts involving the narrator. The author later argued that such scenes were fictive; however, his fellow Russian nationalist were nevertheless appalled by such descriptions in Limonov's work. Since the late s, Limonov has been a regular contributor to "Living Here" and later to the eXile , English-language newspapers in Moscow. These are the only known sources where Limonov has written articles in English.
When he joined as a contributor, he specifically asked the editors of the paper that they preserve his "terrible Russian English style.