Archive for July, 2013
The Just Cause party tries to remove the leader of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO from the election
July 31, 2013 Tomorrow, on August 1, the Klimovsk City Court will examine the plea filed by Pavel Laptev, candidate from the Just Cause party at the election for the post of the head of the Klimovsk city, the Moscow Region. Laptev demands annulment of the decision of the electoral commission on registration of Alexander […]
Statement by Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow July 30, 2013 I express my categorical protest in view of the decision of [Moscow] television channels to broadcast the debates [conducted within the framework of the Moscow mayoral elections] in recorded transmission. The explanation for this unusual decision looks simply ridiculous.
Sergei Mitrokhin picketed the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion
Press Release, July 29, 2013 Candidate for the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Mitrokhin and activists of the YABLOKO party participated in a series of pickets by the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against the barbaric “reconstruction” Prince Volkonsky’s mansion.
Press Release, July 27, 2013 On July 26, Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow and Chair of the YABLOKO party, held a meeting with entrepreneurs representing small businesses. The participants noted that the business environment considerably deteriorated in Moscow after the Acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin came into power in the Russian capital, moreover […]
Novaya Gazeta turned to all the candidates registered for Moscow mayoral election with a request to answer a candidate’s questionnaire. To our surprise, all the candidates gave their agreement. We are going to publish the answers as soon as the candidates send them to us. A questionnaire from YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin came first. July […]
The Listok newspaper, July 26, 2013 On July 17, 2013, YABLOKO’s Chair Sergei Mitrokhin made a complaint to the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the Altay Republic about the attempt of the State Assembly of the Altai Republic – El Kurultai – to buy three cars for their needs via a tender. They […]
Sergei Mitrokhin: instead of fighting against the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences the Communist Party prefers to make a PR on the rally
Press Release, July 26, 2013 Despite the fact that the Trade Union of the Russian Academy of Sciences invited YABLOKO to participate in the rally in protection of the Academy, the Communist Party which is the formal organiser of the rally refused to give the YABLOKO party time for a speech at the rally. The […]
Sergei Mitrokhin will be picketing the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against the destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion in Moscow
Press Release, July 25, 2013 On July 29, 2013, Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for the Mayor of Moscow, will support the action of Arkhnadzor (Architectural Heritage Control) public organisation held in protest of the destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion at Vozdvizhenka Street in the centre of Moscow. Prince Volkonsky was prototype of Prince […]
YABLOKO leader didn’t allow the authorities of the Maritime Territory to buy a car for 7 million roubles
Press Release, July 24, 2013 YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre prevented purchase of an expensive luxurious car by the Maritime Territory administration. After Sergei Mitrokhin’s complaint, the regional department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Maritime Territory decided to annual the results of the tender and appoint a new tender.
LI News, July 24, 2013 LI Immediate Past President, Lord John Alderdice (Lib Dems – UK), has spoken out in the UK Parliament to draw international attention to the suppression of democratic freedoms in Russia.
Press release, July 22, 2013 On Saturday night, Nikolai Kuznetsov, leader of the Stupino branch of YABLOKO and activist of the head-quarters of YABLOKO’s candidate to the post of the Governor of the Moscow region, was severely beaten in Odintsovo, the Moscow region. Doctors stated that he had a concussion, multiple bruises and a dislocation […]
ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH ON NORTH CAUCASUS (EWNC) July 22, 2013 This weekend, the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus received an official warning from the prosecutors not to continue operations unless it registers as a “foreign agent”. However the way this warning was delivered harks of spy games of the Soviet era, when secret police invented fake […]
70 per cent of the audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Sergei Mitrokhin in the Moscow mayoral election
Press Release, July 21, 2013 70 per cent of the listeners of the Russian News Service (RNS) are ready to support YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin in the Moscow mayoral election on September 8, 2013. Such were the results of a telephone voting launched within the framework of the programme This Is My City where Sergei […]
Interfax, July 18, 2013 Moscow, 18 July: Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin hopes that the appeal will lead to a serious change of the verdict of a five-years imprisonment given to opposition activist Alexei Navalny by a court in Kirov.
Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the public protests against the sentence to Alexei Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov
Press release, July 18, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for Mayor of Moscow, spent several hours in the central streets of Moscow, where people protesting against the sentence to Alexei Navalny and a member of YABLOKO Pyotr Ofitserov gathered.
Press Release, July 18, 2013 On July 30 YABLOKO to hold a mass meeting “Freedom to Political Prisoners!”
Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin decided not to abolish touch-screen voting machines after Sergei Mitrokhin’s criticism
Press release, July 19, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his satisfaction with the decision of the acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to revoke (after Mitrokhin’s criticism) his previous decision on abolishing touch-screen voting machines at the coming Moscow mayoral elections.
LI News,July 18, 2013 Liberals expressed outrage at the arbitrary and politically motivated sentencing of prominent Russian dissident and blogger, Alexei Navalny, and Peter Ofitserov of Yabloko (LI Full Member). LI Vice-President on the Bureau and German Human Rights Commissioner, Markus Löning, condemned the judgment as “very disturbing” and said that it would only serve […]
Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Echo Moskvi web-site, July 18, 2013 Just now Russia’s political system has made another leap towards a totalitarian state.
YABLOKO’s Press Service July 18, 2013 We will be by all means seeking justice for Alexei Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov. A severe sentence to Navalny and Ofitserov is provocative and dangerous political signal. The country is pushed towards political chaos and absurdity. The political system functioning according to the principle “you die today, and I […]