Archive for June, 2013
Statement by the YABLOKO party June 28, 2013 The government has submitted [to the State Duma] a law on the reform of the Academy of Sciences without consultation with the academic community and on the eve of summer vacation of the State Duma.
Mitrokhin demands that the judge who blocked the web-sites of large media in Ulyanovsk must be punished
Press release, June 28, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an appeal to the Judges’ Qualification Board of the Ulyanovsk Region demanding to start disciplinary proceedings against Judge Petrova who had adopted a decision on blocking of the websites of nation-wide famous media as gazeta.ru, kp.ru and other media in Ulyanovsk.
Statement by the YABLOKO party, June 27, 2013 Lithuania’s chairing the European Union is a significant political and historical event. We hope that it will be fruitful.
LI Press Release, June 27, 2013 Liberal International joined the discussions organised by the ALDE Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on the recent attacks against NGOs in number of Eastern European countries.
Sergei Mitrokhin: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky has won over this deceitful, burglarious and corrupt system”
Press Release, June 26, 2013 Activists and leaders of the YABLOKO party participated in a rally to mark the 50th anniversary of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The action took place in the centre of Moscow in the evening of June 26.
Mitrokhin demands from the Moscow Police head to give back his iPad seized by police during the attack on the human rights defenders office.
Press Release, June 26, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate to the Moscow Mayor, applied to Anatoly Yakunin, head of the Moscow Police, with a request to establish the identity of the persons who seized his iPad during the attack on the office of the “For the Human Rights” movement and return to him […]
The YABLOKO faction together with the Administration of St. Petersburg has reduced standards of utility tariffs by 7.5 times
Press release, June 26, 2013 In late May St.Petersburg’s Tariffs Committee lowered mandatory utility payments for general servicing of blocks of flats by 7.5 times. Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, had been insisting on this for a long time.
The ALDE party, Press Release, June 24, 2013 The beginning of this week was overshadowed by more worrying news from Russia, where another human rights group has been the target of heavy-handed policing, which activists claim is politically motivated. Veteran campaigner Lev Ponomarev (in the picture above) was forcibly evicted from the Moscow city centre […]
Press Release, June 24, 2013 The leader of the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin has visited the trial in the Moscow City Court over twelve prisoners of the rallies in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow. Mitrokhin called the trial “terrorism”.
Sergei Mitrokhin about the violent eviction of the “For Human Rights” movement Gazeta.ru, June 22, 2013 On the night of June 22, OMON (the riot police) and private security guards moped up the office of the “For Human Rights” movement in the centre of Moscow. The reason for the eviction of the human rights organisation […]
Press Release, June 22, 2013 Today the Conference of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO nominated ex MP Gennady Gudkov (expelled from the Just Russia faction for his oppositional activities) to run for Governor of the Moscow Region: 35 delegates out of 40 voted for Gudkov, and one ballot was recognised invalid.
Press Release, June 22, 2013 YABLOKO’s leaders, party activists and Moscow citizens took part in a memory action “1,418 candles per every day of the war” commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The action was held in Moscow at night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was attacked by […]
Press Release, June 21, 2013 Upd 22:10 Police is holding Sergei Mitrokhin, Lev Ponomaryov, MP Iliya Ponomaryov and a representative of Russia’s Ombudsman in the office. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has arrived to the office of the “For Human Rights” movement (Maliy Kislovsky lane 7, Moscow). Despite the fact that the entrance to the building […]
Police is holding Sergei Mitrokhin, Lev Ponomaryov, MP Iliya Ponomaryov and a representative of Russia’s Ombudsman in the office.
Press Release, June 21, 2013 Moscow, 22:10. For the past five hours YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has been in the office of the “For Human Rights” movement. The Moscow authorities are evicting the human rights organisation from its premises in the center of Moscow. Police announced that all the people who are at present in […]
Ugra-news.ru, by Yugeny Zinoviyev, June 20, 2013 Vladimir Lukin, Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is ready to restore his membership in the YABLOKO party, if he decides to return to politics. Ombudsman made such a statement at a press conference in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 19.
Announcement, June 20, 2013 In the night from June 21 to June 22 the YABLOKO party will hold its annual event “1418 Candles for Each Day of the War” to commemorate the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union. Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for mayor of Moscow, will take part in […]
Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, Press Release, June 19, 2013 Politics prevails over environmental protection at the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: the Committee was silent about destructive construction of Lunnaya Polyana, a ski resort for Vladimir Putin, and a road to this resort
Press Release, June 19, 2013 Boris Vishnevsky, MP in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly from the Yabloko faction, proposed to mitigate St.Petersburg law on rallies and demonstrations, however, the “parliamentary majority” from the ruling United Russia party again pretended that they were not present at the session.