Archive for 'Foreign policy'
About the speech of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post 20.02.2017 Sometimes it’s better to remain silent than to speak.
Yavlinsky: Russia’s leadership led the country to a deadlock and hopes for Trump’s mercy 17.02.2017 The 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference opens on February 17. Although it will be the continuation of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting and could become a platform for contacts on a range of issues, it is not likely […]
Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 06.02.2017 The war in the east of Ukraine is well under way again, people are dying. But the Kremlin officially hopes that the so called “rebels” in Donbass will have enough weapons and ammunition. Political cynicism of the Russian authorities is reaching a new level. A human’s life is not on the […]
By Grigory Yavlinsky 19.01.2017 Assessing the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have to speak more about the period his presidency feel onto, rather than him. The fact that a black politician became US President seemed to open a new era in the US and even the world history considering the position of the […]
Press release, 12.01.2017 On January 11, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, professor of Bremen University Galina Mikhaleva gave a lecture on Russia-EU relations. The lecture was held by the discussion club of Moscow Yabloko Youth.
Facebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016 Rescuing Bashar al-Assad’s regime and trying to recall the spirit of the confrontation of two great superpowers of the last century – the USSR and the US, – the Russian government dragged the country into a large-scale conflict, which generates instability for all its participants far beyond the combat […]
Grigory Yavlinsky: “The international security system has become fragile, as it was on the threashold of World War I”
Facebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016 An act of terror took place in Ankara. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador in Turkey, was killed. What happened was not just an accident and not just one more tragedy in a long list of terrorist attacks for the past period. This is a characteristic feature of a qualitatively new […]
Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 16.12.2016 The Russian government is looking for ways out of its international isolation. They thought about finding such a way out through Japan, as they have failed to do something proper with China, and no one else wants to talk to them. The Japanese seem to be interested in dialogue.
Press release, 15.12.2016 On December 15, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov participated in a discussion on the USA presidential election. The discussion was moderated by journalist Vladimir Pozner.
Press release, 17.11.2016 On November 16-17, the Boris Nemtsov Forum -a platform for Russian-European dialogue – took place in the European Parliament. Lev Shlosber, deputy of the Pskov Region parliament, YABLOKO Federal Political Committee member, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was invited to participate in the forum by the organisers of the Forum. […]
Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 9.11.2016 So, Donald Trump was elected President of the USA. What will happen now? Nobody knows. Even Trump himself does not know. As for Russia, it was clear long before the election day that a bare victory of any candidate would not fundamentally change the US-Russia relations. The policy of the Russian […]
By Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 17.10. 2016 The Russian society has been steadily taught to get accustomed to the idea of proximity and inevitability of a new war. Preparation for the war has been boosted at all levels in the past days.
Press release, 17.10.2016 The Supreme Court has refused to consider a claim on lifting counter sanctions submitted by YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, party Federal Council member Dmitry Ilyushin and Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov.
Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 01.10.2016 The responsibility for the shameful denial of the war, and, consequently, for the loss of passengers from the shot down [MH17] aircraft lies on Europe too… But the principle of identification of the main culprit – the one who started it – is not cancelled. And Russia began it all.
Press release, 15.09.2016 YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, parliamentary candidate Dmitry Ilyushin, Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov filed a claim with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on adjudication of two decrees of the President and three regulations of the Government concerning counter sanctions [in response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the […]
Russia’s human rights defenders ask the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to review the decision to ban Russian team from competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio Press release, 26.08.2016 Co-Chair of YABLOKO’s Human rights faction Sergei Kovalev, Federal Political Committee member Valeri Borshchev and parliamentary candidate Svetlana Gannushkina supported an appeal of Russia’s human rights defenders, […]
Grigory Yavlinsky’s official website, 17.07.2016 Political instability in a neighboring country such as Turkey is a serious trouble for Russia. Neither our country, nor our government is ready for such events close to our borders. At the moment Russia is occupied with military and political games in Syria. However, the events in Turkey show that […]
Press release, 04.07.2016 Moscow YABLOKO Deputy Chair, professor Galina Mikhaleva gave a report on the topic “From Europeanisation to re-Sovietisation. The Trends of Modern Russian politics.” at the public discussion platform in Bremen, Germany.
Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 24.06.2016 British referendum has ended. From now on Britain and the EU, and Russia will live with this result. All of Europe will think how to respond to the challenge. Such a result has raised a lot of pressing issues, rather than solved some problems.
Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 19.06.2016 The Forum in St. Petersburg demonstrated several things. This forum was not about investment or even the economy… All were speaking about the economy, but told nothing new – neither [Finance Minister] Anton Siluanov nor [Chair of Central Bank] Elvira Nabiullina, nor [Deputy Chair of the Economic Council under the President […]