Archive for April, 2013
Seminar “The Future of EU-Russian Relations – The Liberal Viewpoint”. Helsinki, April 29, 2013 Keynote speech by Grigory Yavlinsky “Russia in Ten Years”
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 […]
YABLOKO conducted a picket by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency against construction of nuclear power stations abroad on the Russian federal budget money
Yesterday, representatives of democratic parties and organisations gathered for their second meeting in one of Moscow clubs to discuss nomination of a single list in the Moscow City Duma elections. Representatives of from the YABLOKO party and YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, RPR-Parnas (Vladimir Ryzhkov), Democratic Choice (Vladimir Milov), the Civil Initiative (Nikolai Alekseyev), the Solidarity […]
On April 22, the Vladikavkaz Court declared unlawful the refusal of the Ministry of Justice Department in North Ossetia-Alania Republic to register the regional branch of the YABLOKO party in the Republic. “The refusal of the Ministry of Justice Department in North Ossetia-Alania Republic to register the regional branch of the YABLOKO party should be […]
190th Executive takes important political decisions LI News Bulletin, Issue 327, April 19, 2013 At the Administrative Session of the 190th Executive Committee Meeting, delegates from accorss the words expressed concern about recent developments in Russia and Ukraine and unanimously passed two political resolutions: Condemning the burning of books at Yabloko headquarters and The importance of […]
Alexander Shishlov, Ombudsperson in St. Petersburg and YABLOKO Bureau member, made his first report in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. On the whole he received 1643 written appeals, complaints and requests from citizens of St. Petersburg in 2012. Most complaints referred to housing problems. Over half of them (52.3 per cent) dealt with failure […]
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.
Press Release, the ALDE party, April 17, 2013 The President of the ALDE Gender Equality Network Flo Clucas and liberal European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström have expressed their profound concern and disappointment after a report revealed that human trafficking in the EU has increased in recent years and 80% of the victims are […]
Mitrokhin about political prisoners: “As long as at least one of them is in jail, any one from us can be the next”
Press Release, the ALDE Group, European Parliament, April 16, 2013 Commenting on the investigation by the Bulgarian Prosecutor General’s Office into the allegations of illegal wiretapping of scores of political opposition leaders in Bulgaria, Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group has made the following statement:
Book Burning The Executive Committee of Liberal International, meeting in Beirut recalls the burning of books by Nazis in 1936, rightly condemned by the Free World, and expresses its horror and indignation at the action by ultra-Orthodox thugs who invaded the Headquarter of the Yabloko Party in Moscow on March 15 removing publications and burning […]
Press Release, April 11, 2013 On April 10, the YABLOKO party held a meeting for representatives of democratic parties and organizations. The meeting discussed YABLOKO’s proposal on compiling of a single list of democratic candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections 2014. Earlier YABLOKO had proposed to give half of places on its party list […]
Civil funeral service in memory of journalist and public activist Mikhail Beketov took place at the House of Journalists today. Mikhail Beketov was a Russian journalist who combated against crime and corruption in the city of Khimki (including defence of Khimki Forest which had to be cut due the construction of the Moscow–Saint Petersburg highway).
The way towards an efficient migration policy should go through the solution of major Russia’s problems: separation of business from government, building of a law-governed and democratic state, said YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin at the opening of an international conference on Migration. The conference, organized by the YABLOKO party and the ALDE party was held […]
The St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO nominated 1550 candidates to the electoral commissions in all the districts of the city. The registration of documents in the electoral commissions is ending today. “All of our candidates are well educated and active citizens and their main goal is to ensure compliance with the law at their electoral districts. […]
LI Bureau member Robert Woodthorpe Browne was among the high level speakers on migration and assimilation at Yabloko Conference
LI Bureau member and Treasurer Robert Woodthorpe Browne was among the high level speakers on migration and assimilation at Yabloko (LI Full Member) Conference on 6th April in Moscow, Russia. The event was opened by Party Leader Sergey Mitrokhin and Dr Astrid Thors, European Liberal Democrats – ALDE Party Vice President and former Migration Minister […]
Resoulution On the results of the Conference “Migration: International Experience and Russia’s Problems” conducted by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (the ALDE party)
Moscow, April 6, 2013 The Russian participants of the conference – representatives of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO – basing on the discussions of the conference state the following: Migration represents a natural development in the globalised world of the 21st century. However, the threat is represented by systemic problems in the states – […]
On April 3 Acad. Alexei Yabloko, Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, delivered a public lecture “Environmental problems of Russia” in the Kemerovo business center and held an informal meeting with representatives of public and scientific organisations during his trip to the Kemerovo region.