Puzzled over Irina Khakamada's decision
RIA "Novosti", December 30, 2003
Anyway, it depends on the next party congress, on
January 24, to decide whether the Union of Right-Wing
Forces will back her.
Yavlinsky: You Cannot Raise Funds for the Campaign
Without the Consent of the Regime
By Mikhail Vinogradov, Izvestia, December 24, 2003
Grigory Yavlinsky - leader of the Yabloko party,
which is not represented in the new Duma - will not
take part in the presidential race. In this interview,
the Yabloko leader explains the reasons for his decision.
Yavlinsky doesn't view this as a disaster; he intends
to try to preserve and strengthen his party, looking
ahead to the next elections.
and YABLOKO searching for ways of joint revival
RIA "OREANDA", December 25, 2003
The primary task of the Joint Council was to choose
a single candidate to run for RF President from the
democratic forces. Now this task is not in the agenda.
Joint Democratic Council Begins Thinking for Two Parties
By Anatoli Yegorov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December
The Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) and Yabloko launched
their new joint project yesterday: the Joint Democratic
to concentrate on local elections for next four years
By Natalya Panshina, ITAR-TASS, December 21, 2003
The Yabloko Party will concentrate on regional and
municipal elections for the next four years in order
to lay the a foundations for "a big democratic
party," Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky told
the press during a break of the party congress.
Union of Right-Wing Forces is afraid that YABLOKO
may be siding with the Kremlin
By Anatoly Kostyukov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December
Needless to say, the prospect of a boycott frightened
the Kremlin - and Yavlinsky may have been summoned
in the hope of persuading the YABLOKO leader to abandon
a protest action that could jeopardize the necessary
United Russia as a Collective Putin of the Duma
By Pavel Voshchanov, Novaya Gazeta, December 18, 2003
The victorious centrists, who (for ideological considerations,
of course) cannot move a single step away from the
Kremlin, suddenly threw up their hands and cried out
in grief: Oh dear, however did we end up with this
imbalance?! And they immediately set about planning
to rebuild the right-wing liberal movement in Russia.
Right-Wing Start Negotiating Integration
RIA "OREANDA", December 10, 2003
The list of presidential contenders and coalition
members is rather large. Yabloko's leader Grigory
Yavlinsky expressed his plans to enroll Mikhail Gorbachev
for the coalition and exclude Mikhail Khodorkovsky
from possible presidential nominees.
Yavlinsky: Yabloko's refusal from alliance with the
Union of Right-Wingn Forces was correct
ITAR-TASS, December 7, 2003
"We are different parties and our voters are
different. It was a conscious choice," Yavlinsky
said on Channel 1.
By Georgy Ilyichev, Izvestia, November 28, 2003
Galina Mikhalyova, head of YABLOKO's analytical center,
couldn't restrain herself: "It is strange to
be forced to tell this audience, for the 225th time,
that the SPS and YABLOKO are different parties, with
different voters and different positions.
Union of Right-Wing Forces Splitting Over YABLOKO
By Yaroslav Rodionov, Noviye Izvestia, November 24,
...it appears that Chubais completely gave up on any
idea of a union - and is now revising SPS strategy
towards confrontation with YABLOKO. However, Nemtsov
and Khakamada take the opposite view.
Devised the SPS "military doctrine"?
By Orkhan Dzemal, Novaya Gazeta, November 17, 2003
"...On the other hand, I do not rule out the
possibility that some third force may be involved.
We will see after the election who got whose votes."
Mitrokhin accused RAO "UES of Russia" of financing
the SPS and intending to embroil the SPS and YABLOKO.
Rosbalt, November 4, 2003
According to Mitrokhin, fake candidates, former activists
of "Yabloko Without Yavlinsky" movement
are standing against YABLOKO in single-mandate electoral
Democrats Face Prospect of Irrelevance
By Susan B. Glasser, Washington Post, November 14,
A decade ago, Yavlinsky founded Yabloko as a vehicle
meant to place the young economist in the presidency,
with backing from the coalition of former dissidents,
liberal intellectuals and other activists who had
helped spur the Soviet collapse.
Attacks on YABLOKO attributed to Election Campaign
RIA-Novosti, November 13, 2003
"We shall continue cooperating with the SPS,
for instance, we have appointed single-mandate candidates
and engaged in active cooperation in the State Duma
of this convocation and hope to continue it in the
next State Duma," Ivanenko said.
Reply to Chubais
By Yana Serova, Novaya Gazeta, November 11, 2003
We do not refuse to unite because of personal antipathies.
We refuse because we are different parties and 95%
YABLOKO voters will never back Chubais and Kokh. They
will merely vote with their feet.
wild card in Russian election
By Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor, November
"Previously hidden conflicts have emerged into
the open, and now there is a real issue to fight the
election on: Will Russia slide back into a police
state or turn decisively toward the European model
of democracy and human rights."
confirms it received merger offer from SPS
Interfax, November 6, 2003
Yabloko is confident that democratic forces in Russia
should consolidate and is considering a proposal to
combine efforts that came from Anatoly Chubais, one
of the leaders of the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS).
Offers Yavlinsky a Merger
By Oksana Yablokova, The Moscow Times, November 6,
"Both you and I see Russia's return to dictatorship
as a catastrophe. This is the most weighty reason
for the unification," the letter read.
sees Chubais as obstacle for merger with SPS
Gazeta.ru, November 5, 2003
"The main obstacle for the merger is the activity
of Anatoly Chubais aimed at splitting the democratic
forces," Mitrokhin said.
The Moscow Times, October 30, 2003
Russian parties that will be competing in the upcoming
State Duma elections are running out of their official
campaign funds, Interfax quoted Central Elections
Commission officials as saying.
Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Union of
Right-Wing Forces Party Regarding the detention of
the head of the YUKOS company. Joint Statement,
October 25, 2003
The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Union
of Right-Wing Forces Party express their deep concern
over the detention of the head of YUKOS Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Union of Right-Wing Forces 2003 or Chubais 2008
By Andrei Piontkovsky, Vremya Novostei, October 22,
The SPS positions itself as a party of the successful,
who, according to Berezovsky, have not being idle
during recent years, and have instead gathered wealth.
YABLOKO has a different electorate.
YABLOKO Leaders Tangle on Issue of "Liberal Empire"
By Victor Yassman, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe,
October 14, 2003
"If we raise the living standard of our 40 million
citizens who are living below the poverty line, if
we restore the independent mass media and an independent
judiciary, then Russia will become the center of gravity
within the CIS without creating an empire," Yavlinskii
Yavlinsky: Russian politics is deliberately being
transformed into a farce
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Tatyana Chesnokova,
Rosbalt, September 25, 2003
"This situation has been deliberately created
to make less and less people engage actively in politics
and lead more and more of the population to readily
accept decision-making on their behalf by third parties".
Political Council of the SPS should revise its decision
on the division of electoral districts between SPS
Alliance Media, September 22, 2003
"We don't think it is proper to fight against
the SPS in single-mandate districts," stressed
Marketing and Consulting, September 11, 2003
Asked to comment, the Press Service of YABLOKO told
us that the party had nothing to do with "Yabloko
Without Yavlinsky" or moreover with such a publication.
Associated Press, September 10, 2003
Russia's two leading liberal parties may still agree
to coordinate their campaigns for the December parliamentary
elections despite the collapse of cooperation talks,
their leaders said Wednesday.
Ready to Lead SPS Into Battle
By Francesca Mereu and Oksana Yablokova, The Moscow
Times, September 9, 2003
"We are the people who get things done,"
Chubais said, drawing a standing ovation from the
congresses highlight divisions and cohesion
By Yelena Rudneva and Boris Sapozhnikov, gazeta.ru,
September 8, 2003
At the congress held on September 6-7 Yabloko endorsed
its electoral programme, which contains 11 provisions
and harshly criticizes the existing regime and approved
the party's electoral list.
of the 11th Congress of the Russian Democratic Party
YABLOKO to the Congress of the Union of Right-Wing
Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO, 11th Congress, Moscow,
September 7, 2003
The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO greets the participants
of the congress of the Union of Right-Wing Forces
Party and wishes you successful work.
arrange the trial of the century for RAO UES"
By Boris Sapozhnikov, gazeta.ru, September 2, 2003
"I cannot believe that Nemtsov and Khakamada
know nothing of PR-campaigns that require such huge
expenses, worthy of being included in the Guinness
Book of Records."
Kokh sets sights on parliament
By Yelena Rudneva, gazeta.ru, September 2, 2003
"He has grown to miss politics very much,"
sources in SPS explained to Gazeta.Ru.
the Duma election campaign begins, two non-Kremlin
parties have become implacable political rivals.
By Sergei Borisov, Transitions Online, August 25,
Some observers labeled the Elections 2003 forum, aired
on two television national channels on 22 August,
as "political fiction."
RAO YeES Seen behind Attack on YABLOKO
Moscow News, August 29, 2003
The emergence on the political scene of a movement
called Yabloko without Yavlinsky marked a new stage
in the evolution of the conflict between the two parties.
YABLOKO party will conduct its election campaign strictly
within the framework of the law, promised Grigory
Rosbalt, August 21, 2003
The Statement was forwarded to the organisational
committee of the "Elections 2003" Fund and
to the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission
to Run on SPS Ticket
By Francesca Mereu, The Moscow Times, August 20, 2003
"It is just as likely to make voters leave SPS
and vote for Yabloko or pro-Kremlin United Russia
as it is to attract people who are for a savage Chubais-style
kind of capitalism," said Sergei
Mitrokhin, deputy chairman of the liberal Yabloko
Is the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre Being
By Alexander Golov and Orkhan Jemal, Novaya Gazeta,
August 14, 2003
The authorities haven't liked the ratings it has produced;
in the opinion of the authorities, the ratings have
been incorrect in some way.
Mitrokhin expects that Alfred Kokh's statement on
the intentions of the SPS to conduct a tough struggle
against YABLOKO to be disavowed
MK-Novosti, August 12, 2003
"For the first time an official representative
of the SPS openly admitted that this party was going
to fight against YABLOKO"
blame Chubais and Kokh for dirty campaign tactics
By Alexander Kolesnichenko, Novye Izvestia, August
8, 2003 (Archive)
Mitrokhin maintains that Anatoly Chubais, head
of the Russian United Energy Systems (UES) has allocated
$5 million to discredit Yabloko, and that the anti-Yabloko
campaign is being orchestrated by Alfred Kokh, campaign
manager for the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS).
of the St.P etersburg branch of YABLOKO: "YABLOKO
Without Yavlinsky" initiative will only help the leader
of the party
Rosbalt, August 4, 2003
According to Reznik, YABLOKO had a hard time findnmig
out who Igor Morozov is and it is difficult to say
how he could study the situation in the party to be
able to make such actions and statements.
is going to engage in tough struggle against YABLOKO
for the electorate
RIA Oreanda, August 11, 2003
On August 8, 2003, Head of the election campaign staff
of the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) Alfred Kokh
announced to journalists that he planned to engage
in a tough struggle against YABLOKO to grab the electorate
of the former.
Picks Kokh as Election Chief
By Andrei Zolotov Jr., The Moscow Times, May 6, 2003
Cabinet for Policy Platforms Most Russian voters don't
care about the policies of political parties,
By Xenia Veretennikova, Vremya Novostei, April 9,
Yavlinsky: "The President Alone Cannot Control
Interview with Grigory
Yavlinsky, Gazeta, March 25, 2003
COMES A-COURTING, AND YABLOKO KEEPS ITS DISTANCE
By David White, RFE/RL Russian Political Weekly,
Volume 3, Number 11, March 13, 2003
Mitrokhin refutes allegations about YABLOKO's talks
with Boris Fyodorov
Rosbalt, February 27, 2003
Fragments Russia's Liberals
By Sharon LaFraniere, Washington Post Foreign Service,
Washington Post, February 7, 2003
Will Go His Own Way
By Bulat Stolyarov, Vitaly Ivanov, Vedomosti, January
Will Not Roll Towards the SPS
By Vladimir Ignatov, Trud, January 30, 2003
Does Not Sell Itself
By Anastasia Matveyeva, Gazeta, January 29, 2003
and YABLOKO parties are too different to do Duma election
Ekho Moskvy, January 29, 2003
see no future for the parties on the right
By Ksenia Solyanskaya, gazeta.ru, January 29, 2003
Yabloko-SPS Coalition in Polls
The Moscow Times, January 30, 2003
the Situation in Turkmenistan and the Position of
the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia
Joint statement of YABLOKO and the Union of Right-Wing
Forces factions, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly
of the Russian Federation, January 17, 2003
Boris Nemtsov, Irina Khakamada
Letter from Grigory Yavlinsky and Sergei Ivanenko
on SPS' proposals, January 28, 2003
and the SPS are of each other as Maskhadov and Putin
By Anastasiya Matveeva, Gazeta, January 24, 2003
Receives an Offer to Compete with the President
By Andrey Savitsky, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 24,
Would Like to Unite with Yavlinsky
The National Information Group, January 22, 2003