Press release, 04.03.2015
Twelve deputies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly including all members of YABLOKO faction paid tribute to Boris Nemtsov’s memory during the plenary meeting. Grigory Yavlinsky made a short speech which was followed by a minute’s silence. Read more »
Grigory Yavlinsky said that Boris Nemtsov’s murder resembled a showcase execution. He made this statement when answering questions from journalists after the funeral of Boris Nemtsov at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery. Read more »
Press release, 03.03.2015
Today YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin and the party’s founder Grigory Yavlinsky arrived to the Moscow Sakharov Centre to say farewell to Boris Nemtsov. They laid a floral basket to the coffin of the murdered politician. Read more »
Financial Times, Grigory Yavlinsky, 01.03.2015
The EU must develop a strategy of integrating the former USSR, writes Grigory Yavlinsky
Boris Nemtsov’s murder, which has shocked Russia, is the result of the war that has been under way for the past year. The war’s location is far broader than the area of military operations in east Ukraine. It covers the whole of Russia and the former USSR.
The Kremlin has created a concept of the “Russian world” which has no clear boundaries but encompasses the entire post-Soviet world. The application of this idea is official policy, mingling with the worst elements of public opinion. Read more »
Press release, 01.03.2015
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of YABLOKO Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov, secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva, party’s activists and supporters conducted antiwar picketing under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street.
Press release, 01.03.2015
The YABLOKO party participated in the mourning demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Those who joined YABLOKO column held placards which said “War murdered Nemtsov” and “Russians and Ukrainians are brothers for forever”. The column was headed by YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin and the party’s founder Grigory Yavlinsky. Read more »
Boris Vishnevsky’s blog on the Ekho Moskvy website, 28.02.2015
“With all due respect to the memory of Boris Nemtsov, in political terms he did not pose any threat to the current Russian leadership or Vladimir Putin. If we compare popularity levels, Putin’s and the government’s ratings and so on, in general Boris Nemtsov was just a little bit more than an average citizen”.
This is how Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov answers the question whether the murder of Boris Nemtsov will do damage to Russia leadership’s reputation. Read more »
Press release, 28.02.2015
On March 1 YABLOKO will conduct an antiwar action under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street, Moscow. Read more »
Press release, 28.02.2015
On March 1 YABLOKO will participate in the mourning demonstration and also conduct an antiwar action [which has been announced beforehand] dedicating it to the memory of Boris Nemtsov.
Earlier YABLOKO have adopted a statement which runs that “the political responsibility for this crime lies on the authorities and personally on Vladimir Putin, whose launched the war, continue it and holds a propaganda campaign of hatred in support of this war. The moral and humane responsibility is on those who is involved in this campaign”. Read more »
Press release, 28.02.2015
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO Bureau members and the party activists laid flowers to the crime scene of Boris Nemtsov at Moscow’s Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. Read more »
Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog in Live Journal, 28.02.2015
The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a war which came to us visibly and blatantly. He opposed it and tried to stop the death of Ukrainians and Russians who became victims of the cynical military propaganda. Read more »
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin claims that the murder of Boris Nemtsov is a challenge to the whole of the society and calls the authorities to capture those who committed and ordered the crime.
“It’s absolutely obvious that it wasn’t an accidental murder but a political one,” said YABLOKO leader to Interfax.
According to Mitrokhin, it should be essential for Russia’s authorities to capture those who committed and ordered the crime. “The challenge was tossed. Putin’s personal opponent was murdered,” said YABLOKO leader.
“It’s an act of political terror,” claim Sergei Mitrokhin.
“The case is not about the opposition only. The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a blow to the whole Russia’s society, to Russia’s federal status,” commented YABLOKO leader.
Grigory Yavlinsky: ”This is a very grave crime. There are no words for it. The political responsibility lies on the authorities and personaly president. Deepest condolences to the mother and all next of kin of Boris Nemtsov.”
Liberals and Democrats across Europe have expressed their shock and sadness following the shooting of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Friday night. Here are a few of their statements:
Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of United Democratic Party Yabloko, Russia:
“The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a war which came to us visibly and blatantly. He opposed it and tried to stop the death of Ukrainians and Russians who became victims of the cynical military propaganda. He was hated for this the same way as they hate all the opponents of the war who dared to call things by their names – annexation, aggression, fratricide. The political responsibility for this crime lies on the authorities and personally on Vladimir Putin, whose launched the war, continue it and holds a propaganda campaign of hatred in support of this war. The moral and humane responsibility is on those who is involved in this campaign.” Read more »
Tens of thousands of people joined a rally in Moscow on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance in four years. Members of RPR-PARNAS and YABLOKO, the ALDE Party’s member parties in Russia, joined with many thousands of Russian citizens in the mourning demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov. The march has been originally organised to protest against the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Read more »
On March 1 YABLOKO will conduct an antiwar action under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street, Moscow.
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Open letter to Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow Mayor, and collection of signatures on change.org, 20.02.2015
Tomorrow a progovermnet “Anti-Maidan” rally will take place at the Revolution Square, near the Kremlin. The action has got a permission by the Moscow authorities.
Today, the Mayor’s Office denied the opposition forces the opportunity to hold a demonstration on the 1 of March in the center of Moscow (from the Beloryssky railway station along Tverskaya street to the Revolution Square). Instead, [the Mayor's Office] mockingly offered a route in a residential area in the ourskirts of the city. Read more »
By Grigory Yavlinsky. Novaya Gazeta, 6 February 2015
Russia’s place and role in the modern world is under the attack of the “collective West”, and not the political regime. Action needs to be taken now – otherwise it will soon prove impossible to stop the rollercoaster as it gathers momentum.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared recently that Russia’s decisions and the West’s reaction to them represented one of the causes of the current crisis, but added that this was a “conscious choice”. What might this “choice” actually consist of and are the consequences of such action really conscious? Read more »
Ahead of opposition rallies organised by Russia’s liberals, Yabloko, to protest President Putin’s meddling in Ukraine, party’s Political Committee has charged Russia’s present regime with “national-imperial neo-Bolshevism.” Read more »