Archive for 'Foreign policy'
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 […]
Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 01.06.2016 The decision by the Russian government’s to extend the “anti-Western” food embargo until the end of 2017 can not be regarded otherwise than economic stupidity. “Beat your people to frighten all the other”. This is a familiar logic – to punish one’s own citizens for serious foreign policy errors […]
Interview by Grigory Yavlinsky, 6.05.2016 In his April interview to several Western media Grigory Yavlinsky told why the position of the present Russian President should weaken at the next election and how the Crimea problem should be solved, assessed the results of the Russian military operation in Syria, and explained why Europe needed cooperation with […]
Press release, 13.04.2016 On 12 April, former Minister of the Interior of Germany Gerhart Baum gave a public lecture on freedom and security in the Boris Yeltsin Centre in the city of Yekaterinburg (the capital of the Sverdlovsk Region, the Urals). Leader of YABLOKO’s regional branch Yuri Pereverzev and party activist Elena Krasulina attended the […]
YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov’s speech on Channel One, 12.04.2016 Nikolai Rybakov: I would like to comment on the history books issue. In my opinion, the main idea of teaching history at school is to teach a person to acquire information critically and to analyse the information. Wait a minute, please. My next point concerns […]
06.04.2016 Nikolai Rybakov: First of all. All the war crimes must be investigated and the guilty must be punished. End of story. There is nothing to discuss here. I believe, it would have been better if the investigation was carried out by the international institutions and, by all means, the Russian Federation must participate in […]
Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 03.04.2016 Alarming news come from the Caucasus. In Karabakh there are active military actions with already a lot of victims from both the Azerbaijani and the Armenian side. Perhaps it is Turkey that has been tacitly pushing Baku to a military conflict with Yerevan. Russia has obligations before Armenia under the Collective […]
Press release, 18.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson developed the measures on tourism industry support. Tourism may become the locomotive which will steer the Russian economy out of crisis, Emilia Slabunova’s statement says. The document appeared in connection with the proposals expressed by a number of tour operators in an open letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs […]
Press Release, 23.03.2016 YABLOKO leaders and activists brought flowers to the building of the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow. Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky left records in the book of condolences, and also met with the staff of the diplomatic mission to say the words of sympathy and support.
Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 22.03.2016 The sentence passed today on Nadezhda Savchenko is inseparable from the military, political and media campaign launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine two years ago. Unlawful actions of the Russian authorities against Ukraine also include the trial on Savchenko. And this sentence – like a shot from a gun – […]
Press release, 21.03.2016 Co-Chair of YABLOKO’s Human Rights Defenders faction Valery Borshchev claims that the trial of Nadezhda Savchenko discredits the Russian system of justice.
Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 17.03.2016 The military operation in Syria has been stopped suddenly. Why it was put to an end raises as many questions as the reason why it had been started. Nothing has actually changed in Syria: the Islamic State is staying where it was, Bashar al-Assad’s position remains nearly the same, the […]
Statement by the YABLOKO party, 15.03.2016 The decision to withdraw the Russian Armed Forces from Syria raises as many questions as the decision to bring them there. The task to liberate 100 per cent of the Syrian territory from the control of the Islamic State, which is outlawed in Russia, and similar terrorist alignments which […]
24 per cent of the conservative audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Grigory Yavlinsky at presidential elections
Press Release, 11.03.2016 One fifth of the Russian News Service radio audience supports YABLOKO’s stance on Crimea and a quarter is ready to vote for Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election. Such are the results of a telephone survey conducted during broacasting of an interview with Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and […]
Press release, 10.03.2016 On 21 March, the activists of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO will conduct a series of one-person pickets in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko opposite the Kremlin. The pronouncement of the verdict will begin on this day.
Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 15.02.2016 The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO welcomes the proposal of Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, on recognition of the Russian language as an official language of the European Union. We consider this idea as […]
Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 14.02.2016 “We rolled back to the times of a new Cold War,” such a vauge statement was made by Dmitry Medvedev in Munich, and all media wrote that Dmitry Mededev “had declared the start of the Cold War”. This means that the society is already prepared for a war, it is […]
YABLOKO calls on the Russian Foreign Ministry to support the UN resolution on human rights defenders
Statement of YABLOKO Bureau, 18.12.2015 On 25 November, 2015, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution entitled “Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection”. The UN General Assembly resolution urges the states to recognize the important and legitimate role of human rights defenders, condemn […]
Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 09.12.2015 The reaction of the Russian leadership on the tragic death of Russian military Oleg Peshkov and Alexander Pozynich turned out to be asymmetric and strange. The [authorities] chose to strike a blow on cultural and educational ties between our nations. Such negative developments in the relations between Russia and Turkey […]
Press Release, 3.12,2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin said that the annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation demonstrated that there would be no qualitative changes in the country: the course towards militarization would remain and the policies of “tightening the screws” would go on. The President underestimated the crisis tendencies in […]