Archive for 'Understanding Russia'
Press Release, 16.05.2014 YABLOKO Bureau expelled Chair of the Kirov branch of YABLOKO Evgeny Kokoulin earlier today. The reason for this was his support of Putin’s policy and participation in the “Committee for the Russian spring in the Kirov region” which was founded to “support the people of Eastern Ukraine who carry national liberation struggle […]
Press Release, 15.04.2014 A working conference on “The problems of memorialization of the participants of the civil war in Russia” took place in the Memorial human rights centre on April 14. The guests of the conference decided to carry education policy on the events and heroes of the anti-Bolshevik resistance and to present a report […]
Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 24.03.2014 That’s the title of the report I presented before a large number of politicians, diplomats, academics and journalists in Vienna last Friday. The system is above all! I would like to begin my remarks with one reminiscence. In 2000, I was among representatives of the YABLOKO […]
Press Release, 13.03.2014 The information that YABLOKO’s activists participate in courses to prepare provocateurs to wreck the Crimea’s referendum in Warsaw which appeared in a number of news agencies isn’t true. YABLOKO’s members participate in a training for press secretaries of political parties conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI). The situation in Ukraine and […]
Article by Grigory Yavlinsky, Vedomosti, 27 February 2014 The bloody confrontation in Ukraine resulting in the death of numerous people is a major tragedy, which also affects Russia. We share in the concern and pain over these developments. A significant number of problems that led to the current situation are also our shared problems. Some […]
Press Release, January 31, 2014 The citizen of Saransk, Mordovia, Yuri Alyamkin picketed the State Duma as his house was knocked down due to the construction of the stadium for the FIFA World Football Cup 2018. Yuri Alyamkin is sure that his house didn’t obstruct the construction works, that’s why he is trying to attract […]
Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site December 17, 2013 The Federal Council of YABLOKO held last weekend caused a violent reaction because the party once again expressed its commitment to its basic principles marking them in a very distinct and even sharp form. The European Way of Russia Yes, we are democrats. But […]
Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia needs ‘refounding’ of the state on the basis of historical continuity and overcoming of a hundred years of turmoil
Press Release, December 17, 2013 Grigory Yavlinsky believes that refounding of Russia’s statehood on the basis of historical continuity is critically important. There are important pivotal points in Russia’s history that determine its modern development. Such a statement was made by Grigory Yavlinsky at the conference on history organized by YABLOKO and attended by the […]
Press Release, December 14, 2013 Russia’s twenty years given for the post-Soviet transformation are over. At best the government can provide decent living standards to 25 per cent of Russia’s citizens, but without stable rules and guaranties. “The specifics of the present system is that any attempt to reform it will lead to a collapse […]
Grigory Yavlinsky made a lecture for the students of St.Petersburg school No 77 on Russia’s fundamental law Press Release, photos, December 12, 2013 At the beginning of the lesson devoted to the Russian Constitution Grigory Yavlinsky said that in the near future the gap between the developed countries and the third world would become permanent […]
Alexey Melnikov, YABLOKO Bureau member, on the choice between the “European way” and the “Eurasian project” Znak, by Alexey Melnikov, 03.12.2013 The “Eurasian project” [promoted by the Kremlin and aiming at taking Russia away from the European values and brining it closer to authoritarian Asian regimes], in various forms and from time to time promoted […]
Liberal International 190th Executive. Published on April 26, 2013 …But I should note that the reaction of Vladimir Putin’s regime to the mass protests was not only intensification of reprisals. Putin responded to the challenge with a specific state ideology based on aggressive clericalism and complete denial of the liberal values. This is a significant difference […]
On April 17, another rally organised by Vladimir Putin’s supporters took place by the office of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO in the South of Russia. It is already the 15th such rally held under the slogan “Hands off from Vladimir Putin!” taking place by YABLOKO’s office.