liberals greeted proposals by YABLOKO’s leader
on closer cooperation of Russian and Europe with a
storm of applause
Press Release, April 4, 2011.
YABLOKO’s leader Sergei Mitrokhin
made a speech at a congress of Norwegian liberal party
Venstre on April 3, 2011. His speech was devoted to
the issues of European integration, Russia’s
role in this process, as well as problems Russia encounter
in its development as a democratic state. Over 500
people were present at the congress: delegates of
the Venstre party and leaders of foreign sister parties.
In his speech Sergei Mitrokhin told
to his foreign colleagues about the history and the
structure of the YABLOKO party, as well as the liberal
and democratic values YABLOKO have been advocating
for almost 20 years already.
Sergei Mitrokhin also said that the
approach of the Western leaders based on Realpolitik
had failed. YABLOKO’s leader called the EU to
develop a single strategy in its relations with Russia:
“The lack of firm approach to Russia when liberal
values or human rights are concerned was regarded
as a kind of carte blanche by our elites. And now
we all have what we have”...
Opposition Leaders Give Details Of Meeting With US
Interfax, March 10, 2011.
...Grigoriy Yavlinskiy discussed with
Biden the prospects of setting up joint Russian-NATO
missile defence, and the internal political situation
in the Russian Federation, the Yabloko press service
has told Interfax.
"Yavlinskiy regards joint missile defence as
the most substantial and promising aspect of Russian-US
security cooperation, which is importance not only
for the two countries but for the whole world,"
Yabloko press secretary Igor Yakovlev said.
Touching upon the internal political situation in
Russia, the former party leader said that its main
difficulties, including the lack of vital democratic
procedures, had long been known. In this context,
he believes that it is important to realize that the
issue that has to be tackled is the replacement of
the system created back in the 1990s, and this is
a much more complex and in-depth process than the
change of personalities in power...
Yavlinsky discussed with US Vice President Joseph
Biden the prospects of a joint Russia-NATO ABM system
and political situation in Russia
Press Release, March 10, 2011.
Development of Russia-US strategic
relations on the basis of the mutual assured destruction
(MAD) concept had become outdated already long ago,
such a statement was made by Dr.Grigory Yavlinsky,
member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, during
the meeting with US Vice President Joseph Biden.
According to Yavlinsky, we should
all abolish the old view on the Russia-US relations
as a zero-sum game, when a success of one of the parties
means a defeat of the other one...
With U.S. Called Key to Fighting Terror
By Simon Saradzhyan, The Moscow Times, April 23, 2004
Russia and the United States need to institutionalize
their efforts to disrupt agents of international terrorism
and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction before
they link up to carry out attacks of catastrophic
proportions, top security analysts from both countries
Defence Minister Surrounded by Generals
Interview with Alexei Arbatov, Deputy Chairman of
the Defence Committee of the State Duma by Irina Gordyenko,
Novaya Gazeta, October 20, 2003
Nobody needs such a huge army in peace time. The US
Army is 1.3 million men strong, and that is too much
for the Americans, even though their economy is ten
times the size of Russia's economy and military budget
is twenty times that of Russia's
War Is Not Enough
By Alexei Nikolsky, Vedomosti, October 3, 2003
Alexei Arbatov (Yabloko), deputy chairman of the Duma
Defense Committee, says this document is far too controversial
to be regarded as a military doctrine.
War against Terrorism and the Transformation of the
World Order, three perpesctives
By Alexei G. Arbatov, CEPS Commentary, November 2001
...two months later after the "Black September",
the weaknesses of the coalition and deficiencies of
the operation are becoming more and more evident,
as well as the confusion and inconsistency of the
United States and other major players in adopting
a new security strategy and still less in implementing
MP mulls Russian role in light of US-Europe standoff.
Interview with Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Vladimir
Lukin (YABLOKO), Interfax, February 10, 2003
Russia today "can and must play the role coordinator
for the Euro-Atlantic community, and Russian diplomacy
should focus on putting forward ideas to help find
a common position for continental Europe and America,
without hurting one another's dignity," Lukin
said in a Monday [10 February] interview with Interfax.
Is Not Afraid of NATO expansion
Baltic News Service, Vilnius, December 2, 2002
Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
and the leader of the opposition party YABLOKO Grigory
Yavlinsky forecasts that after Lithuania enters NATO
relationships between Russia and Lithuania will improve.
MPs offer divided response to NATO expansion
RTR channel, "Parliamentary Hour" programme,
December 14, 2002
Discussion of the impact of NATO expansion to Russia
with Russian parliament members Vladimir Lukin, Konstantin
Kosachev, Gennadi Zyuganov and Lyubov Sliska
question if Russia-NATO bonding is little more than
AFP, December 8, 2002
Moscow and NATO have bonded over the past
year, yet their true military relationship still stutters
when the two Cold War foes try to do more than just
talk, NATO-Russia experts here say.
Yavlinsky thinks that a single Russian-European security
system needs to be created as soon as possible
Alliance Media, December 3, 2002
On November 30, 2002 Grigory Yavlinsky commented in
a speech at an international conference "The
Big Europe", held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the
problems of establishing new relations between Russia,
Europe and the USA, dictating the requirements related
to the "creation of a new joint security agenda
for Russia and Europe." "One of the key
aspects today concerns the creation of a Russian-European
anti-missile defence system for the theatre of military
actions (RE AMD or AMD TMA)," said Yavlinsky.