State Duma to consider Yavlinsky’s amendments to law on police
Press release, 31.05.2016
Today, 31 May, deputy Dmitry Gudkov will introduce the draft amendments to the Federal Law “On Police” made by Grigory Yavlinsky, the leader of the YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, to the State Duma. The draft stipulates that the premises of all the police units and police cars must be equipped with obligatory video observation. In 2013 only 2 more votes were wanted for the bill to be passed by the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. Read more »
Posted: June 1st, 2016 under Elections, Human Rights, Parliamentary Elections 2016, Presidential Elections, Presidential elections 2018, State Duma Elections, State Duma Elections 2016.
YABLOKO leader requests that siloviki must account for persecution of Dmitry Nekrasov
Press release, 30.05.2016
YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova filed a request with head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Chair of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and Prosecutor General Yuri Chayaka demanding to report about the criminal case against entrepreneur Dmitry Nekrasov, the investigative actions against him and the reasons why he was detained at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. Read more »
Posted: May 31st, 2016 under Elections, Human Rights, Parliamentary Elections 2016.
Lev Shlosberg: Russia at the Crossroads
Russian society needs high-quality political alternative so that to break the disastrous tradition of making the worst possible choice
Lev Shlosberg, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Council, 27.05.2016
The upcoming 2016 parliamentary elections provoked the discussion of the key Russian election campaign – the presidential. It happened so in the past 20 years that the trajectory of the whole country depends on the presidential election. This is wrong, and this has already led to many mistakes and even tragedies, but it is like this today. The vivid part of the Russian society maintaining clear mind is looking for a political alternative, a way to break the fatal vicious circle absorbing the country. 2018 election will inevitably come after the 2016 [parliamentary] election. Read more »
Posted: May 30th, 2016 under Attack on Lev Shlosberg, Elections, Human Rights, Parliamentary Elections 2016, Presidential Elections, State Duma Elections 2016.
Emilia Slabunova: What are YABLOKO’s goals in the forthcoming parliamentary election
Radio KP, programme “The State Duma 2016: Reload”, 19.05.2016
– Good evening! I am pleased and have the honour to introduce you our today’s guest – Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party. Emilia Edgardovna, thank you for coming to our studio. Read more »
Posted: May 27th, 2016 under Elections, Parliamentary Elections 2016, Presidential Elections, Presidential elections 2018, State Duma Elections, State Duma Elections 2016.
YABLOKO supports health care workers in Sverdlovsk region
Press release, 26.05.2016
In March 2015 the health care workers of the public facility Pervouralsk City Hospital No.1 turned to the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO. They reported that it had been planned to deprive health care workers of their salary under the pretense of healthcare reform: they were forced to go on a leave without keeping their salary. Under the circumstances, Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Yuri Peteverzev appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office to defend the health care workers’ rights. Read more »
Posted: May 27th, 2016 under Healthcare.
Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses
Press release, 26.05.2016
Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses in the centre of Moscow, on Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 26 May. Moscow YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, first Soviet millionaire Artyom Tarasov and the activists of Real Estate Owners Association participated in the street action. Read more »
Posted: May 27th, 2016 under Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.
Igor Artemyev, head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service: Russia built state-monopoly capitalism
Press release, 25.05.2016
A meeting between head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev and entrepreneurs whose businesses had been eliminated by illegal demolition of their sales premises in Moscow took place in YABLOKO’s office on the eve of Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 25 May. The situation with business in the country and the role of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service in regulation of business and government relations were discussed.
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Posted: May 27th, 2016 under Elections, Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.
Emilia Slabunova: “Only political means will allow to overcome the crisis in the health care”
Press release, photos, videos, 21.05.2016
Only political means will allow to overcome the present crisis in the health care, Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair, said in her speech for the delegates of the 10th (26th) Extraordinary Pirogov Congress of doctors. This can be achieved only through a legitimate and peaceful change of power in the elections. Read more »
Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Healthcare, Social Policies.
Andrei Sakharov’s 95 anniversary: to save the country and prevent a catastrophe
Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 21.05.2016
I still can not forget one episode. [It was in] 1989. Academician Andrei Sakharov is making a speech from the tribune of congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR. It is broadcast by television. The audience is yelling, stomping feet, Mikhail Gorbachev presiding [over the congress] calls Academician to leave the tribune… Andrei Sakharov turns to Mikhail Gorbachev and says, “My mandate is not from you, I have a higher mandate – that from the people”. Read more »
Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under History, Human Rights.
Politician, journalist and human rights defender Lev Shlosberg to be awarded Boris Nemtsov Prize
YABLOKO Federal Political Committee member, former deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg has become the first prize-winner of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. reported.
Photograph by Vyacheslav Prokofiev, TASS
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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Attack on Lev Shlosberg, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Murder of Boris Nemtsov.
Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with Alexei Navalny
Photograph by RIA Novosti
Press release, 20.05.2016
Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky has had a meeting with politician Alexei Navalny today. The coming State Duma election campaign became the subject of the meeting. Read more »
Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Elections, Parliamentary Elections 2016, Presidential elections 2018, State Duma Elections, State Duma Elections 2016.
Rally in memory of deported peoples took place in Moscow
Press release, 19.05.16
The Committee against Xenophobia conducted a rally in memory of the deported peoples at Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava Square on 18 May. Read more »
Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Human Rights, Overcoming Stalin's Legacy.
YABLOKO reminded voters about the importance of participation in elections
Press release, 18.05.2016
On 18 May, four months before the elections to the State Duma, YABLOKO activists conducted campaigning street actions to remind the voters about the importance of participation in elections. The action took place in more than 20 cities of Russia. Read more »
Posted: May 20th, 2016 under Elections, State Duma Elections, State Duma Elections 2016.
YABLOKO launches Golden Toilet Brush 2016 Anti-Prize
Press Release, 19.05.2016
YABLOKO announced open public nomination for the Golden Toilet Brush 2016 Anti-Prize. The prize is made in the form of golden toilet brush and will be awarded to officials for the most absurd and wasteful purchase of the year.
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Posted: May 19th, 2016 under YABLOKO against Corruption.
Vladimir Ryzhkov: It is high time that Russia “sobers up”!
OnlineTV, 19.05. 2016
According to Vladimir Ryzhkov, YABLOKO candidate in the State Duma elections, the results of the election will affect the tax burden. He expressed this opinion in the Arena Sobitiy (The Arena of Events) by the OnlineTV. Read more »
Posted: May 19th, 2016 under YABLOKO Against the Parties of Power.
Lev Shlosberg nominated for Boris Nemtsov Prize
On 21 May, the Board of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation will make the final decision on who will be awarded the Boris Nemtsov Prize for Courage. The winner will be announced at the awarding ceremony which will take place in Bonn on 12 June.
Activist [and political prisoner] Ildar Dadin, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO Lev Shlosberg, writer Victor Shenderovich, founder of the Foundation for Fighting Corruption Alexei Navalny and Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko are among the five nominees. It was reported on the website of Novaya Gazeta where the voting had taken place on Friday, 13 May. Read more »
Posted: May 19th, 2016 under Attack on Lev Shlosberg, Human Rights, Murder of Boris Nemtsov.
Moscow YABLOKO held a picket against the bill on formation of the National Guard in front of the State Duma
Press Release, 18.05.2016
Today, activists of the Moscow YABLOKO held pickets in front of the State Duma against the bill on formation of the National Guard which will be examined by the parliament in the first reading. Read more »
Posted: May 18th, 2016 under Human Rights.
Emilia Slabunova: criminal case against Svetlana Chechil is politically motivated
Press release, 16.05.2016
YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina have conducted a picket in support of Svetlana Chechil in Petrozavodsk,Karelia, today. Pickets in support of YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil also took place in Moscow, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Tula, Cherkessk, Kursk, Saratov and other cities. Read more »
Posted: May 18th, 2016 under Human Rights, Situation in Karelia.
Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to nominate Sergei Mitrokhin candidate for Moscow Mayor in 2018
Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to nominate Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, candidate for Moscow Mayor at the elections of 2018. “I think that in 2018, when the elections take place, YABLOKO will participate in them. And we will have a tandem between the candidates – presidential and mayoral. In this case I mean Sergei Mitrokhin’s candidacy,” TASS quoted Yavlinsky, who had been nominated the party candidate at the presidential elections of 2018. According to Yavlinsky, despite the fact that Mitrokhin did not get a very high result [at Moscow Mayoral elections in 2013], he was anyway “far superior to the other candidates”. He recommended the delegates of the Moscow regional conference to re-elect Mitrokhin for the post of Chairman for another two years. Read more »
Posted: May 17th, 2016 under Activities, Elections, Moscow Mayoral Elections 2013, Presidential elections 2018.