Le Parti socialiste condamne très fermement l’arrestation de deux activistes russes, membres du parti d’opposition Yabloko, à Petrozavodsk, dans le nord ouest de la Russie. Les arrestations d’Olga Zaletskaya (adjointe au Conseil municipal de cette ville) et d’Alexandra Kornilova (directrice du réseau commercial Lentorng) constituent une tentative éhontée d’intimidation politique de la part du gouverneur Alexander Khudilainen. Read more »
Press Release, 31.03.2015
Today, Ella Pamfilova, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, sent a telegram to Yuri Baboydo, head of the Investigative Committee of Karelia, demanding to change the measure of restraint for Olga Zakletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova. On the threashold YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had requested the Ombudsperson to facilitate the release of detained YABLOKO members in Karelia. Read more »
On March 31 at 10.00 am the Kirsanov district court of the Tambov region will consider an application for release on parole for Evgeny Vitishko. Read more »
INLW calls for the immediate release of innocent detained YABLOKO women!
International Network of Liberal Women (INLW) condemns the continuous arresting and imprisoning of members of oppositional parties in the Republic of Karelia in the Russian Federation!
Yesterday two active women of YABLOKO, of which the Women’s organization is a full member of INLW, were put in prison on fake accusations! Read more »
ALDE-PACE is concerned about the growing number of reports pointing at the abuse of justice to silence political opponents in Russia. Yesterday, the Russian liberal party Yabloko confirmed that one of their elected members in the city council of Petrozavodsk, Olga Zaletskaya, has been detained. This new case is part of a larger campaign aiming to put pressure on the opposition in the region and the country. We condemn the political use of justice and express solidarity with those in Russia who stand for democratic pluralism, separation of powers and the rule of law,” said Jordi Xuclà, President of ALDE-PACE.
Today is the 15th anniversary since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia. YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky was Vladimir Putin’s competitor at the presidential elections in 2000…
“… I am not going to fight for a “good” Putin. I am going to fight against Putin for the post of the President of Russia. I will fight against the man, [who is famous for] the most disgusting and dirty election campaign in the history of Russia for the six months of his being in office. It was under Putin when antiterror operation [in Chechnya] transformed into a total war with a huge number of victims. Read more »
European Liberal Democrats are very concerned by the most recent case brought to our attention by our member party in Russia, YABLOKO, of one of their elected politicians in the Republic of Karelia, Olga Zaletskaya, in opposition, and Alexandra Kornilova, director of the Lentorng trade network, being detained by authorities. There have been an increasing number of criminal cases filed against political opponents in this region, against YABLOKO members and against politicians of other parties, which are worrying developments in any democracy. In conjunction with Sergei Mitrokhin, the leader of YABLOKO, we call for all members of the opposition in Russia to be allowed to execute their vital roles in democracy of holding those in power to account, and to be able to do so without fear.
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Olga Zaletskaya, deputy of Pertozavodsk City Council and Alexandra Kornilova, director of the Lentorng trade network, were detained in Petrozavodsk yesterday. Read more »
Press Release, 25.03.2015
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent an appeal to Anatoly Yakunin, head of the Moscow interior, demanding to that he should take the investigation of beating of Moscow municipal deputy Sergei Dorofeyev under his personal control. Read more »
Press release, 24.03.2015
Sergei Volkov, activist of the Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO, conducted a one-person picketing outside the city administration against installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Krasnoyarsk. The activist held the placard which said “Stalin is a tragedy of my family. Deputies, don’t hurt me”. Read more »
For the past three months, the volume of industrial production in St. Petersburg dropped by 9.3 per cent, and the reduction in a number of important industries amounted to 27-29 per cent, wage arrears grew by 19 times, construction of apartments fell by 13 per cent – this is the price St.Petersburg dwellers have to pay for the economic crisis provoked by political reasons, including the annexation of Crimea. Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party, spoke with Argumeni.ru why Russia’s governments had been illegitimate, whether the real killers of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov would be found and what price Russian citizens would pay for the annexation of Crimea. Read more »
Press release, 22.03.2015
Police detained the activists of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO Nametkhan Babayev in Makhachkala today. Read more »
Under the aegis of the Rodina party [a pro-Putin party that combines nationalist and socialist rhetoric] an International Russian conservative forum will take place in St.Petersburg’s Holiday Inn hotel on March 22. Read more »
Posted: March 22nd, 2015 under YABLOKO Against Nationalism, Extremism and Xenophobia.
Today, on 20 March, 2015, the State Duma will examine in the first reading the bill envisaging that idexation of social allowances in line with inflation should be abolished. Read more »
Press release, 18.03.2015
The activists of the Smart Power movement, a group of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO’s supporters, picketed the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg with a placard “Legislative Assembly mustn’t limit the journalists work”. The activists joined the flashmob conducted by the journalists against the restrictions of the journalists’ work in the city parliament. Read more »
Posted: March 19th, 2015 under YABLOKO's faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly.
Press release, 13.03.2015
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Press release, 12.03.2015
Yegor Kholmogorov, publicist and co-Chair of the Conservative press-club, won the top prize of the Sexist of the Year-2014 award. He was determined by online voting. The awarding ceremony took place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow on March 11. The event was organized by For Feminism initiative group with the support of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction.
Press Release, 10.03.2015
Dr.Prof. Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction, made a report on the situation with women and women entrepreneurs in Russia at the ALDE-GEN conference conducted in Barcelona on the eve of 8 March. Read more »
Press release, 10.03.2015
Chair of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO Artur Babayev and his brother were detained in Makhachkala, the Republic of Dagestan, yesterday. Two people in camouflage clothes came up to them to check their documents. After the Babayev brothers showed the documents, they were asked to go to the district police station. They refused claiming that was unlawful. Then the Babayev brothers were detained by a group of policemen and taken to a police department. Read more »
On Wednesday, March 11, the fifth ceremony of the Sexist of the Year – 2014 award will take place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow. The event will be held with the support of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction. Read more »