Archive for 'Understanding Russia'
YABLOKO leader spoke at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants Press Release, 14.04.2017 “The responsibility of the opposition is to peacefully and lawfully achieve a change of power and the system in the country”, YABLOKO leader Emilia Slabunova said at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants. The […]
On political parallels and assessment of the events of 1917 Novaya Gazeta, 03.04.2017 In the absence of a modern and honest assessment of what happened [in Russia] one hundred years ago, the Russian public consciousness is doomed to flounder between the idea of a revolution as a blessing and the only way to achieve change, […]
Press Release, 19.03.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO presidential candidate, made a statement that if he is elected, the state should gratuitously transfer land to Russian citizens under construction of their own homes, as well as create a system of accounts where revenues from the exports of natural resources and dividends from state corporations would be transferred […]
Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 21.02.2017 The utter public support of the authorities. People’s love for the head of the state. Patriotism on the transcendent level…
Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 23.12.2016 Today the President has the end of year press conference, the President is answering the questions of the journalists. There are a lot of question but, in my opinion, there is one major question: what is going on with our state? The situation with [oil company] Rosneft will probably help answer […]
Lev Shlosberg Live Journal, 12.06.2016 Speech on receiving the Boris Nemtsov Foundation Prize Bonne, 12 June, 2016 Respected Raisa Akhmetovna, Respected Zhanna, Dear friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Twenty-six years ago, on 12 June, 1990, the first Congress of People’s Deputies adopted the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the RSFSR (the Russian Soviet […]
Press release, 29.11.2015 Politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky presented his new books at the Book Fair of Intellectual Literature Non / Fiction. This year two news books by Grigory Yavlinsky were published: “Peripheral Authoritarianism What Russia Has Achieved and Why”and “Notes on History and Politics: the People, the Country, and the Reforms” written together with […]
Press release, 25.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin held a meeting with local residents who oppose the construction of a temple in Torfyanka park, Moscow. More than 300 people came to the meeting. YABLOKO leader focused on the legal bearings of the case.
Press release, 03.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhim called to demolish a monument to Joseph Stalin in Lipetsk and bring the Communist party to responsibility for erecting it. The appeals were forwarded to prosecutor of the Sovetsky district of Lipetsk Mikhail Makeyev, deputy head of the city administration Anna Shamayeva and chief of Lipetsk regional office […]
YABLOKO Buereau statement, 02.06.2015 The marriage of 17-year-old Kheda Goylabiyeva and Chechen police chief Nazhud Guchigov under support of Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Chechnya, is a dangerous precedent of a come-back to traditional practices which are contrary to the Consitution principals. It is a case of obvious underage forced marriage, possibly as a second wife. […]
Press Release, 29.05.2015 On 26 May two films by Grigory Amuel were shown in YABLOKO: “Redlich – People from the Other Side” and “Football 1955. USSR – West Germany”. The event was organized by Galina Mikhaleva, Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and Olga Radayeva, Advisor to YABLOKO Chairman.
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.
Statement by the YABLOKO party, 31.03.2015 YABLOKO express categoric protest in connection with the dismissal of head of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet theatre Boris Mezdrich.
Die russische Gesellschaft wurde schleichend entmündigt Galina Michaleva Die offiziell verkündete »konservative Wende« in der russischen Politik macht deutlich, was für die Beobachter von außen durch die demokratische Rhetorik und die dokumentierte Partnerschaft Russlands mit dem Westen bisher verborgen blieb:Die Position Russlands in der Welt und die zunehmenden Konflikte, insbesondere nach der Verschärfung der Krise […]
On the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917 the YABLOKO party honoured the memory of fighters against Bolsheviks
Press release, 07.11.2014 On November 7, the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the YABLOKO party conducted a memory action paying tribute to those who tried to defend democratic Russia in 1917 – junkers and officers who conducted armed resistance to the Bolshevik coup of 1917. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the […]
Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.08.2014 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 […]
Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.08.2014 The introduction of counter measures on behalf of Putin’s Administration in respond to the economic sanctions of the West gives an impulse to a new wave of the multilateral international conflict. The measures banning the food import from a number of countries have been taken only to make a […]
Press Release, 07.08.2014 Today YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin published an open letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev demanding to dismiss the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. The reason for this is a number of offensive and unprofessional statements by Medinsky towards the citizens of Russia who suffered from the tourism industry crisis.
Press Release, 06.08.2014 On July 28 Elena Gorkovyenko, born in 1958, set herself on fire protesting against unlawful actions of the authorities who plan to strip the residents of No 15 Karasnoarmeyskaya Street, Searatov, Mordovia, of their land. At the moment the woman is in the resuscitation department.
Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 11.07.2014 The Moscow branch of YABLOKO welcomes the decision of the Moscow Government to rename Ulitsa Podbelskogo metro station into Bulvar Rokossovskogo.