VIENNA, 30 August 2014 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today called for the Russian authoities to fully investigate and prosecute all attacks on journalists following an attack against journalist Lev Schlosberg in Pskov, in western Russia. Read more »
The ALDE Party deplores the attack on Lev Shlosberg, a member of YABLOKO, one of our two member parties in Russia. Mr. Shlosberg was severely injured on Sunday in what is believed to be a crime that can be attributed to the mobbing of people in Russia that hold a different point of view on the situation in Ukraine. We call for a thorough investigation of who implemented and ordered this crime and expect the perpetrators be brough to justice. Read more »
Press Release, 08/31/2014
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin said that the decision of the interior of the Pskov region to file a criminal case on the attack on YABLOKO’s Lev under “hooliganism” represented a “mockery” of an investigation. Read more »
Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was attacked and severely injured last night. He is in hospital in the state of moderately grave condition. Fortunately, there is no threat to his life already. Read more »
Лидерът на опозиционната партия “Яблоко” в Псковка област и депутат от местния парламент Лев Шлосберг е бил пребит в петък вечерта и има тежка черепно-мозъчна травма, съобщават руските медии, цитирани от ”Дневник”. Read more »
Press Release, 26.08.2014
On August 24 the volunteers of Kirill Goncharov, YABLOKO candidate for the Moscow City Duma deputy, were attacked by the strangers who seized their campaign materials. Read more »
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and the activists of the party laid flowers to the Dutch Embassy in memory of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crach victims. Forty days went by since the tragedy. Read more »
Press Release, 22.08.2014
On August 22 YABLOKO’s activists participated in a march and rally devoted to Russia’s National Flag Day and the win over GKChP (State Committee on the State of Emergency). The event was conducted by the For human rights group. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the action. Read more »
Press Release, 22.08.2014
The activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO participated in an action of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Press Release, 20.08.2014
The YABLOKO party has created a mobile app devoted to the Moscow City Duma elections which will take place on September 14, 2014. The app gives information about YABLOKO candidates to the Moscow City Duma deputies in 45 electoral districts and also shows the names of their rivals. Read more »
The rabid mobbing of Andrei Makarevich [Russian rock star, frontman of the decades-old band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine)], who had given a concert for the children of refugees in Svyatogorsk (the Donetsk region), spreads through the channels of totalitarian propaganda: with absurd accusations, lies, unlawful demands to deprive him of the state awards. Read more »
Press Release, 19.08.2014
YABLOKO candidate to the Moscow City Duma deputy Maxim Kruglov and his team have collected over 6,000 signatures of Moscow residents in favour of amendments to the law on capital repairs of residential housing.
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Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi website, 13.08.2014
The day before yesterday Russia’s corruption once again showed to the whole world the part of the body one sits on. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was re-elected president of FIDE in Tromsø, Norway. Read more »
Yabloko (LI full-member) has called on the World Chess Federation (FIDE) not to re-elect Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as President ahead of the Federation’s Congress meeting in Tromsø, Norway on 11 August. Read more »
Chair of the Yeysk branch of YABLOKO (the Krasnodar Territory) Alexandr Korovayny announced that the court removed him from participation in the elections to the Yeysk City Council. The court satisfied the demand of United Russia’s (the ruling party) Vladimir Pologovsky who claims that YABLOKO violated its organisation charter when nominating the candidate. Read more »
The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for peace in Ukraine. The activists held placards which said: “YABLOKO is against bloodshed and violence, separatism and terrorism, information wars”, “We support peaceful residents of Donbass by this action”, “YABLOKO support peace in Ukraine, stop of military actions, territorial integrity, true-to-fact event coverage by mass media”.
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It’s obvious that Eastern Ukraine needs humanitarian aid.
But the hypocrisy of Russia’s authorities who proposed this initiative and every day slop crocodile tears over the sufferings of the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk(the sufferings are real, no doubt about this) is equally obvious. Read more »
Boris Vishnevsky, YABLOKO Bureau member and MP in St.Peterburg parliament: In my view election of [ex head of Russia's Republic of Kalmykia] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov FIDE President against another candidate [world chess champion] Garry Kasparov is a disgrace for the world chess [as sport].
And it is also a big disgrace for Russia because it supported Iluimzhinov.
But this fact does not even surpirse me.
It would have been a surprise if Russia would have supported Garry Kasparov.
When Magnitsky bill was introduced Putin and his escort responded with anti-orphan law. Read more »
Press Release, 08.08.2014
On August 8, member of the Novosibirsk Youth YABLOKO Kirill Maryin conducted one-person picketing against anti-Western and anti-Russian sanctions introduced by Putin which limit the customers rights. Read more »