Sergei Mitrokhin has a birthday today
Congratulations from YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky
I congratulate Sergei Mitrokhin on his birthday! For Sergei politics means a definite person with his/her needs and interests. When protecting people he is always guided by principles and never goes against his conscience and law. Such a politician means a chance for any country. Let’s hope that his time – so that he could use all his talents – will come. Good luck, Sergei, wishing you strength and health!
Congratulations from Oleg Orlov, Board member of the Memorial human rights centre
Please receive my heartiest congratulations. Your way in politics is inseparably connected with protection of human rights. I am certain that democratic ideals and values which you and your team-mates are sharing will inevitably win over obscurantism in Russia. You are making this day closer by your indefatigable fight. I am wishing you energy, optimism and good luck.
Posted: May 20th, 2015 under Без рубрики.
YABLOKO conducted a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of peoples
Press Release, 19.05.2015
Today YABLOKO held a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of entire peoples. The action was held in front of the Mayor’s office. It was decided to picket the Mayor’s office, after the Moscow government had refused to give YABLOKO a permission to hold a rally in Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava and pickets in Triumfalnaya Square Read more »
Posted: May 19th, 2015 under Human Rights, Overcoming Stalin's Legacy, YABLOKO Against Nationalism, Extremism and Xenophobia.
One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately
// freevitishko.org, 15.05.2015
One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately. Read more »
Posted: May 19th, 2015 under Evgeny Vitishko case, Human Rights.
Deported peoples once again are facing a hostile attitude of the state
Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.05.2015
Today is the 71st anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.
On Stalin’s orders, the NKVD [later renamed into KGB] troops evicted over 190,000 people, mainly women, elderly, children and disabled veterans [of the Second World War] from their homes, loaded them into wagons for transportation of cattle and sent to the republics of Central Asia under a pretext of “betrayal of Motherland”. About 20 per cent of people died in the first 18 months only since the deportation. Read more »
Posted: May 19th, 2015 under Human Rights, Overcoming Stalin's Legacy.
Picketing in memory of deported peoples to take place despite Mayor’s Office prohibition
Press release, 18.05.2015
Moscow Government denied YABLOKO’s application for a rally and picketing in memory of the deported peoples. Despite the fact the activists are going to conduct a street action outside the Mayor’s Office on May19. Read more »
Posted: May 18th, 2015 under Human Rights, YABLOKO Against Nationalism, Extremism and Xenophobia.
The Leningrad region branch of YABLOKO to run in gubernatorial elections
Press release, 15.05.2015
YABLOKO will nominate its candidate to run in the elections for governor of the Leningrad region. The decision was taken at the meeting of the regional council of the Leningrad branch of YABLOKO. Read more »
Posted: May 18th, 2015 under Elections, Gubernatorial Elections.
Sergei Mitrokhin on imprisonment of Alexander Kostenko
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin: Five years of imprisonment for some people guilty of corruption amounting to billions of roubles and four years for a bruise at Maidan. Today a court in Simferopol, Crimea, sentenced Alexader Kostenko to 4 years and 2 months of imprisonment. The court considered it a proven fact that being at Maidan Kostenko had thrown a stone to a Berkut militiaman causing harm to the health (as a bruise) of the latter. A criminal case was raised in the Russian Federation without any grounds: the alleged crime had been made in Kiyv; neither the accused Kostenko, nor the ‘victim’ had been citizens of Russia. I consider this sentence a political one! The court of the higher instance must overturn this sentence.
Posted: May 18th, 2015 under Human Rights.
Nizhny Novgorod residents came to the rally in defense of a mini-bus entrepreneur
Press Release, 14.05.2015
Nizhny Novgorod YABLOKO supported a rally organized for protection of entrepreneur Dmitry Kargin, who carried passengers in his mini-bus along Route No 171. Read more »
Posted: May 18th, 2015 under Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.
ALDE: Release of political prisoners in Russia, Azerbaijan and Belarus
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party convening in Oslo, Norway on 9 May 2015
· the systematic use of criminal justice against recognised and vocal political opponents in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan which has recently lead to long-term imprisonment of civil society activists Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Musavat Vice-Chairman Faraj Kerimli in Azerbaijan; to numerous cases prolonged pre-trial detention, including that of Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus and Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaiijan, and prosecutions against YABLOKO politicians and their supporters: environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko in the Krasnodar Region; regional MP Anastasia Kravchuk, Petrozavodsk City Councilor Olga Zaletskaya, Deputy Mayor of Petrozavodsk Evgenia Sukhorukova and Alexandra Kornilova in the Republic of Karelia, ongoing politically motivated reprisals against Vasily Popov, Chair of Karelian YABLOKO, and Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, and use of the judiciary as a tool for reprisals against the dissenting and negligence of governors’ arbitrary rule and unlawful actions; Read more »
Posted: May 14th, 2015 under Evgeny Vitishko case, The ALDE party.
Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case over attack on Stanislav Pozdnyakov
Press release, 13.05.2015
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin fawarded an appeal to head of Chief Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Moscow region Victor Paukov demanding to open a criminal case over the attack on Stanislav Paukov who was an election observer at the elections in Balashikha, the Moscow region, on April 26. Read more »
Posted: May 14th, 2015 under Elections, Human Rights.
YABLOKO participated in picketing for resignation of Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts prefect
Press release, 14.05.2015
YABLOKO participated in picketing for resignation of Dmitry Nabokin, prefect of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts, Moscow. The picketing took place ouside Moscow Mayor’s Office.
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Posted: May 14th, 2015 under Без рубрики.
YABLOKO honoured the memory of the Second World War heroes
Press release, 08.05.2015
On the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism YABLOKO leaders and supporters of the party paid tribute to the heroes of the Second World War by laying wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Flame at the mass grave at Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow. Read more »
Posted: May 13th, 2015 under History.
YABLOKO is ready to take all the liberals in its pre-election list, if they subscribe under its coalition programme
Ideological differences between the democratic parties can be eliminated if all the participants of the potential coalition will sign a single document. Such a statement was made by YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin to the Rosbalt correspondent. Read more »
Posted: May 7th, 2015 under State Duma Elections 2016.
Russia needs a dialogue with the European Union
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman, 05.05.2015
On 10 May German Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to Moscow to pay tribute to all the Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II and to honor the memory of all the killed Soviet citizens. Read more »
Posted: May 7th, 2015 under Protection of Environment, Russia-Eu relations.
YABLOKO paid tribute to memory of Second World War vicitms
Press Release, 06.05.2015
Today the leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party laid a wreath and flowers at the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls.
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Posted: May 7th, 2015 under History, Street Actions, Understanding Russia.
Chita branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for protection of green spaces
Press release, 05.05.2015
The Chita branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for protection of green spaces in the city, against tree cutting and for resignation of local housing and utilities companies managers. Read more »
Posted: May 7th, 2015 under Protection of Environment.
YABLOKO headed democratic opposition column at May 1 demonstration
Press release, 03.05.2015
The St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO participated in the Democratic demonstration which took place under the slogans against war, propaganda, law abuse. The action united the supporters of the European way of development for Russia. Read more »
Posted: May 7th, 2015 under Political Parties.
Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing on Bolotnaya Square rally anniversary
Press release, 06.05.2015
Activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for freedom of political prisoners on the anniversary of Bolotnaya Squere rally 2012. Chair of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO Alexandra Nalobina participated in the action. The activists held the placards which said “Loskutov must be released”, “Free Evgeny Vitishko and all environmental activists!”. Read more »
Posted: May 6th, 2015 under Evgeny Vitishko case, Human Rights.
Irkutsk branch of YABLOKO participated in rally of non-parliamentary parties
Press release, 05.05.2015
The Irkutsk branch of YABLOKO supported the rally of non-parliamentary parties. More than 700 people participated in the action. The protesters demanded the resignation of governor of the Irkutsk region, increasment of salary and creation of new working places. Read more »
Posted: May 6th, 2015 under Political Parties.