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The Civil Union of Vladimir began its work in Vladimir
Press release, April 24, 2004

A new public organisation - the Civil Union of Vladimir was established in Vladimir. The founders of the union are regional branches of two parties – the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS).


YABLOKO's leadership sharply criticises the political system built in Russia
Press release, January 16, 2004

...The Russian election system has been transformed into a farce. Key components of the democratic election system are missing: an independent mass media, independent financing and independent court.


In response to violation of the agreements by the SPS, YABLOKO decided to nominate its candidates to compete in single-mandate electoral districts with SPS candidates at the parliamentary elections
Press release, September 7, 2003

"Consequently YABLOKO had to respond and nominate its own candidates in all the previously agreed electoral districts."


YABLOKO's representatives will not participate in the SPS Congress
Press release, September 7, 2003

YABLOKO is not cancelling its agreements with the SPS, as was confirmed by YABLOKO's congress today.


YABLOKO calls on the Union of Right-Wing Forces to observe election campaign agreements
Press release, September 7, 2003

YABLOKO also called on the SPS "to adhere to the principles of honest elections during the election campaign and to refrain from using unethical methods in the election campaign."


The YABLOKO party will conduct the election campaign honestly and within the framework of the law, but is not going to sign the "Elections 2003" agreement
Press release, August 21, 2003

YABLOKO will not support government draft for reforming RAO UES
Press Release. July 18, 2002

The Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) factions in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg conduct negotiations on the creation of a bloc
Press release, November 28, 2001


Deputies from the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS), Yabloko and Russia's Regions have prepared a draft law envisaging revocation of military conscription in spring from 2003
Press release, November 27, 2001


Joint Declaration on the results of the meeting of the joint Political Council of Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) of November 19, 2001 (on the principles of recruitment for the armed forces of the Russian Federation)


Yabloko confirms its policy on cooperation with the SPS
Press release, May 25, 2001


The Appeal of the Bureau of the Central Council of the Yabloko Association to the constituent congress of the SPS


Yabloko believes that it has an effective coalition with the SPS
Press release, May 15, 2001

The leaders of the SPS and Yabloko advocate strengthening privately-owned mass media
Press release, May 03, 2001


Grigory Yavlinsky: Despite the differences in the assessment of the situation around NTV, Yabloko will aim for a coalition with the Union of Right-Wing Forces
Press release, April 14, 2001


The Union of Right-Wing Forces and Yabloko will try to make changes to the draft law on political parties at its examination in the second reading

Press Release, February 07, 2001


Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) have decided to jointly participate in the elections to the Moscow City Duma in December 2001

Press Release, December 26, 2000


The Union of Right-Wing Forces and Yabloko propose forming a single list of candidates for the next parliamentary elections.

Press Release, December 25, 2000


Grigory Yavlinsky continues to insist on convening a Democratic Assembly of Russia

Press Release, December 13, 2000

Representatives of Yabloko and the SPS submit to the State Duma draft Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation

Press Release, November 24, 2000


Yabloko and the SPS oppose restoration of the symbols of the Soviet Union

Press Release, November 22, 2000


Press conference of the First Deputy Heads of Yabloko and the SPS factions Sergei Ivanenko and Viktor Pokhmelkin

The State Duma, November 22, 2000


Yabloko and the SPS will not support the Alexandrov hymn for Russia

Press Release, November 21, 2000


Members of the Political Council of the SPS and Yabloko think that the situation after the US presidential elections in the USA should not be interpreted as a crisis of American democracy

Press Release, November 15, 2000


The leaders of Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces confirm that a joint bloc may be formed for the next parliamentary elections

Press Release, November 15, 2000


Yabloko and Union of Right-Wing Forces condemn the statements of Governor Mikhailov

Press Release, November 15, 2000


Igor Artemyev: at the next Duma elections Yabloko and the SPS will submit a single list of candidates

Press Release, November 02, 2000


Deputies from the Yabloko and Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) factions in the State Duma ask the Supreme Court to consider Rutskoi’s complaint before the second round of the election

Press Release, October 27, 2000


Sergei Ivanenko: Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces to pool their forces in discussions of amendments to the budget-2001 in the State Duma

Press Release, October 18, 2000


Single candidates from Yabloko and the “Union of Right-Wing Forces” (SPS) hope to win the elections in St. Petersburg

Press Release, September 26, 2000


The Coalition of the SPS and Yabloko considers participation in the municipal and parliamentary elections to be a priority

Press Release, September 19, 2000


Yabloko and the SPS support single candidate Anatoli Golov for by-elections to the State Duma in St. Petersburg
Press Release, September 19, 2000


The St Petersburg branches of Yabloko and the “Union of Right-Wing Forces” have declared their support for single candidates at by-elections to the State Duma and the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg
Press Release, September 19, 2000


Alexander Shishlov: St. Petersburg branches of Yabloko and the SPS are likely to back Anatoli Golov as joint candidate at the by-elections to the Duma (the 209th electoral district)
Press Release, September 19, 2000


The Chuvash regional branch of Yabloko and the Chuvash Organisational Committee of the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) decide to create a coalition of democratic forces

Press Release, July 28, 2000


Elena Mizulina: Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces have grave doubts about one of the articles in the “second” law of the presidential package, where the State Duma needs to overrule the veto of the Federation Council

Press Release, July 19, 2000


Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) sign agreement on measures to create a coalition of the two political organisations

Press Release, June 21, 2000


Grigory Yavlinsky: Protocol on a coalition between the SPS and Yabloko may be signed shortly
Press Release, June 15, 2000


The Yabloko and SPS factions to support in the second reading the adoption of a 13% flat rate of income tax
Press Release, June 06, 2000


Overall Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces support the tax reform initiatives of the government
Press Release, May 30, 2000


The Coordination Council of the SPS and the Yabloko factions decided to support at their first reading the legislative initiatives of the President and also reached agreement on over 20 draft Laws which will be jointly proposed by the two factions
Press Release, May 23, 2000


Sergei Ivanenko: The union between the SPS and Yabloko was a correct step: the strategy targeted at uniting all democratic forces will be continued
Press Release, May 15, 2000


St Petersburg branches of Yabloko and SPS to conduct primaries to select a single candidate from the democratic forces for the gubernatorial elections
Press Release, May 03, 2000


Yabloko approved the regulations on joint work with the SPS coordination council
Press Release, April 27, 2000


Igor Artemyev: The issue of proposing a single democratic candidate for the gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg has been resolved
Press Release, April 25, 2000


The St Petersburg branch of Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) have agreed on the procedure for choosing a single candidate at the gubernatorial elections
Press Release, April 24, 2000


Yabloko and SPS begin working together
Press Release, April 19, 2000


A decision on proposing a single democratic candidate at gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg may be taken by the end of this week
Press Release, April 18, 2000


Sergei Ivanenko: Joint meeting of the Yabloko and SPS factions will be another step forwards to the creation of a democratic coalition
Press Release, April 18, 2000


Yabloko’s candidate for Governor Igor Artemyev calls on all democrats to unite at the elections
Press Release, April 18, 2000


Boris Nemtsov says that the Union of Right-Wing Forces may support Yabloko's candidate at the gubernatorial elections in St.Petersburg
Press Release, April 05, 2000


The St Petersburg branch of Yabloko proposes that the Union of Right-Wing Forces agree on candidates for by-elections to the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg
Press Release, February 16, 2000


The Coordination Council of Yabloko, Fatherland - All Russia and the Union of Right-Wing Forces proposes measures to resolve the parliamentary crisis
Press Release, January 24, 2000


Yabloko, Fatherland - All Russia and the Union of Right-Wing Forces will prepare a package of priority draft laws
Press Release, January 19, 2000


Apparent Shift in Anatoli Chubais' stance on Grigory Yavlinsky's Chechnya position demonstrates a split in the Union of the Right Forces
Press Release, November 24, 1999


Alexey Melnikov's responds to Anatoli Chubais with his own stringent accusations
Press Release, November 24, 1999


The Liberal Opposition Under Authoritarianism

By Galina Mikhalyova, Executive Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee
Special for YABLOKO’s web-site , November 17, 2009

The logics of the development of a "fake democracy," i.e. an authoritarian state with a formal presence of democratic institutions, relates to deconsolidation of democratic institutions and their delegitimisation in public opinion. Election results become predictable in general and are, in principle, not changeable. The ruling group creates a system of shielding mechanisms and includes a propaganda machine so that to strengthen its position. This results in reprisals of the people who represent real or potential (even insignificant) danger for the ruling system. To ensure compliance of representatives of the political and business elite, the authorities organize "staged" reprisals and create external and internal enemies to justify for such actions. Such actions are authorised by a state controlled judicial authority. At the same time, blocking legitimate ways of regime change leads to intensified latent conflicts and an increased pressure on a society and stimulates emergence of still very weak forms of resistance.


They did not understand and failed to learn anything
Eugenia Dillendorf, member of the YABLOKO party, Press Secretary of Grigory Yavlinsky, Special for the web-site, May 4, 2004

The elections are over, as is the flow of black PR, lies and dirt. The author of an article published in Moskovskiye Novosti Elena Dikun, until recently the Press Secretary of the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) has revived this issue again. As is typical in this genre her tale (Moskovskiye Novosti No 14, 2004) is based on anonymous sources.


Yavlinsky and Khakamada stated that they might form a coalition
Interfax, March 10, 2004

The leader of YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky and presidential candidate Irina Khakamada believe that it is necessary to form a broad democratic coalition after the presidential elections. They made this statement at the international conference “Are Free Elections Possible in Russia?” on Wednesday in Moscow. Yavlinsky also noted that future cooperation between YABLOKO and the party to be created by Irina Khakamada was quite possible.


St. Petersburg. “SPS+YABLOKO” faction created in the Legislative Assembly
Regions.ru, January 28, 2004

According to the Press Service of St. Petersburg’s YABLOKO branch, the faction includes four representatives from each faction. Coordinators of the faction are Igor Artemyev (YABLOKO) and Vitali Martynenko (SPS).


Boris Vishnevsky: YABLOKO is not going to help those providing services to Vladimir Putin
ZAKS.RU, January 15, 2004

"The self-proclaimed nomination of Irina Khakamada as a presidential candidate represents provocation by the Kremlin. The only person to benefit is Vladimir Putin, as he has to create the impression that democratic forces are participating in the presidential campaign, a campaign which will obviously be dishonest and not free,"


SPS 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.


Grigory 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.


SPS 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.


The Joint Democratic Council Begins Thinking for Two Parties
By Anatoli Yegorov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December 24, 2003

The Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) and Yabloko launched their new joint project yesterday: the Joint Democratic Council.


Yabloko 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.


The Union of Right-Wing Forces is afraid that YABLOKO may be siding with the Kremlin
By Anatoly Kostyukov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December 19, 2003

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 voter turnout.


The 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.


The 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.


Grigory 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.


Stop Elbowing!
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.


The Union of Right-Wing Forces Splitting Over YABLOKO
By Yaroslav Rodionov, Noviye Izvestia, November 24, 2003

...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.


Who 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."


Sergei 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 districts.


Russia's Democrats Face Prospect of Irrelevance
By Susan B. Glasser, Washington Post, November 14, 2003

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.


SPS 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.


YABLOKO's 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.


Wealth: wild card in Russian election
By Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor, November 13, 2003

"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."


Yabloko 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).


Chubais Offers Yavlinsky a Merger
By Oksana Yablokova, The Moscow Times, November 6, 2003

"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.


Yabloko 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.


Parties' Spending
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.


The 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 in Novosibirsk.


The Union of Right-Wing Forces 2003 or Chubais 2008
By Andrei Piontkovsky, Vremya Novostei, October 22, 2003

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.


SPS, 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 said.


Grigory 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".


The Political Council of the SPS should revise its decision on the division of electoral districts between SPS and YABLOKO
Alliance Media, September 22, 2003

"We don't think it is proper to fight against the SPS in single-mandate districts," stressed Yavlinsky.


Another Provocation
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.


Parties Still Hopeful
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.


Chubais 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 SPS delegates.


Party 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.


Address of the 11th Congress of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO to the Congress of the Union of Right-Wing Forces Party
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.


"We'll 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."


Ambitious 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.


As the Duma election campaign begins, two non-Kremlin parties have become implacable political rivals.
By Sergei Borisov, Transitions Online, August 25, 2003

Some observers labeled the Elections 2003 forum, aired on two television national channels on 22 August, as "political fiction."


SPS, 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.


The YABLOKO party will conduct its election campaign strictly within the framework of the law, promised Grigory Yavlinsky
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 Alexander Veshnyakov.


Chubais 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 party.


Why Is the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre Being Broken Up?
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.


Sergei 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"


Liberals blame Chubais and Kokh for dirty campaign tactics
By Alexander Kolesnichenko, Novye Izvestia, August 8, 2003
Sergei 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).


Head 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.


SPS 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.


SPS Picks Kokh as Election Chief
By Andrei Zolotov Jr., The Moscow Times, May 6, 2003


Filing Cabinet for Policy Platforms Most Russian voters don't care about the policies of political parties, By Xenia Veretennikova, Vremya Novostei, April 9, 2003


Grigory Yavlinsky: "The President Alone Cannot Control Everything."
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, Gazeta, March 25, 2003


By David White, RFE/RL Russian Political Weekly, Volume 3, Number 11, March 13, 2003


Sergei Mitrokhin refutes allegations about YABLOKO's talks with Boris Fyodorov
Rosbalt, February 27, 2003

Rivalry Fragments Russia's Liberals
By Sharon LaFraniere, Washington Post Foreign Service, Washington Post, February 7, 2003

Yavlinsky Will Go His Own Way
By Bulat Stolyarov, Vitaly Ivanov, Vedomosti, January 27, 2003


YABLOKO* Will Not Roll Towards the SPS
By Vladimir Ignatov, Trud, January 30, 2003


YABLOKO Does Not Sell Itself
By Anastasia Matveyeva, Gazeta, January 29, 2003


SPS and YABLOKO parties are too different to do Duma election deal
Ekho Moskvy, January 29, 2003


Liberals see no future for the parties on the right
By Ksenia Solyanskaya, gazeta.ru, January 29, 2003


No Yabloko-SPS Coalition in Polls
The Moscow Times, January 30, 2003


On 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


To: Boris Nemtsov, Irina Khakamada
Letter from Grigory Yavlinsky and Sergei Ivanenko on SPS' proposals, January 28, 2003


Yabloko and the SPS are of each other as Maskhadov and Putin
By Anastasiya Matveeva, Gazeta, January 24, 2003


Yavlinsky Receives an Offer to Compete with the President
By Andrey Savitsky, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 24, 2003


Nemtsov Would Like to Unite with Yavlinsky
The National Information Group, January 22, 2003


Russia Enters the Year of Parliamentary Elections
By Marina Shakina, Versty No. 149


Liberals Want Chubais Off the Political Scene
By Maria Tsvetkova, gazeta.ru, December 24, 2002


Grigory Yavlinsky has Turned Leftist
By Yuri Chernega, Kommersant, December 24, 2002


Yavlinsky ready to join the government
By Boris Sapozhnikov, Ilya Zhegulyov, gazeta.ru, December 23, 2002


But Yavlinsky Is the Best:
Aliance Media, December 10, 2002


Freedom or Property?
"Svobodni Kurs" (Free Course), Barnaul, December 12, 2002
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, by Elena Fyodorinova and Dmitri Negreev


General Elections Coming
No surprises expected?

Moscow Tribune, By Stanislav Menshikov, December 20, 2002


TV Channel Did Not Like Its Viewers
Moskovski Komsomolets, by Alexander Minkin, December 24, 2002


Yavlinsky: Yabloko can't cooperate with Chubais and Kiriyenko
Interfax, December 23, 2002


Preliminary Results of the Election to the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg.
Smena, St.Petersburg, December 10, 2002


Nemtsov is convinced of the success of the "SPS+YABLOKO" bloc at the elections to St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly
Alliance Media, December 3, 2002


Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of YABLOKO: "As the manipulation factor is very strong, nothing can be predicted."
Konservator, By Nelli Orlova, November 29, 2002


Liberals Split after Ultimatum to Putin
gazeta.ru, By Yelena Rudneva and Artyom Vernidoub, November 6, 2002


Indecent Proposal.
The right-wing are once again considering a marriage of convenience

Moskovsky Komsomolets, By Alexander Minkin, October 23 2002


Your Union Is a Pretence, Friends
Rossiiskaya Gazeta, By Vitaly Tretyakov, October 24, 2002


Yavlisnky's Credo: Against Corruption in the Union of Right-Wing Forces and for Putin
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the Yabloko party
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, by Maxim Glikin, October 11, 2002


Liberal Alternative to Putin.
Why we need a right-wing challenger to Putin in 2004
by Leonid Sedov, National Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM)

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 2, 2002


Unions Without Right-Wing Forces
The right wing of Russian politics is weakening
Izvestia, by Mikhail Vinogradov and Natalia Ratiani, September 5, 2002


YABLOKO Sets Up Chubais His opponents reject his plan for reforming RAO UES even after revisions
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, by Anatoli Kostyukov. July 19, 2002


No merger or alliance for the Union of Right-Wing Forces and Yabloko

Vek No. 22, by Andrei Ryabov. July 12, 2002


Chubais and Kirienko to Oust Putin
Gazeta.ru, by Elena Rudneva. June 27, 2002.


Nemtsov Puts Everything at Stake and Yavlinsky Sets His Sights on Becoming a Minister
By Alexander Budverg. Moskovsky Komsomolets, June 20, 2002


Elections Coming Up Democrats speak about a union again
by Mariya Nikiforova, Vremya Novostei, May 28, 2002


The Right-Wing and the Left-Wing Find Common Interests. Duma deputies want the Federation Council to be elected.
By Olga Tropkina, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 29, 2002


YABLOKO opposes the draft military reform proposed by the Union of Right-Wing Forces
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 25, 2002


The School of Political Survival
By Viktor Khamrayev and Gleb Cherkasov, December 28, 2001


Yuri Solonin gains support of Yabloko
Journalist Investigation Agency, August 29, 2001


St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko to discuss supporting a single candidate from Fatherland, Unity, the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) and Petersburg’s Volya (“Petersburg’s Liberty) at the elections in the 209th electoral district of St. Petersburg
RIA RosBusinessConsulting, August 28, 2001

Irina Khakamada: the liberals will answer for everything
An interview with Irina Khakamada of the Union of Right Forces

By Tatiana Kamoza, Liubov Tsukanova, Novoe Vremya, No. 28, July 15, 2001, pp. 8-13


Union of Right-Wing Forces is left without force
By Alexander Ivanov, Noviye Izvestia, June 8, 2001, p. 1


Russian SPS is transformed into a political party
Xinhua Agency, May 27, 2001

The Fourth force
By Aleksei Tavrov, Vremya MN, May 25, 2001, p. 3


SPS Builds Party at 22-Hour Congress

By Ana Uzelac, The Moscow Times, May 28, 2001, p. 1


Nemtsov proposes Yavlinsky as next President

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, May 4, 2001
Olga Tropkina


Yabloko and SPS to nominate a single candidate at the presidential elections

Gazeta.ru April 29, 2001, 22;48


The differences in the positions of the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) and Yabloko towards the situation around NTV will not lead to a split between the two right-wing parties
Rosbalt Information Agency, April 16, 2001


Russian Liberal Parties Stumble In Effort to Create an Alliance

By Alan Cullison, Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2000


Agreement on Measures for creating a coalition of the political public organisations the Union of the Right-Wing Forces and Yabloko

June 21, 2000


Liberals Line Up Behind Yavlinsky
By Lynn Berry, The Moscow Times, March 23, 2000


Opinion from a participant in the debates between Grigory Yavlinsky and Anatoli Chubais
Debates between Grigory Yavlinsky and Anatoli Chubais

By Julietto Kieza, special correspondent for the "La Stampa" newspaper in Moscow, November 26, 1999


The outcome of the dispute between Yavlinsky and Chubais was decided before it began
By Yegor Yakovlev, Obschaya Gazeta, December 2, 1999


The Memorial Society supports Grigory Yavlinsky's position on Chechnya and criticises Chubais
INTERFAX, November 26, 1999

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