|July 30, 2012
demands from the Interior Ministry to disclose the
criteria behind awarding gratuitous flats to the policemen
participating in dispersing of a rally at Bolotnaya
Square, Moscow, on May 6
Press Release, July 27, 2012.
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent
an appeal to the Moscow police chief Anatoly Yakunin
asking disclose the criteria behind awarding gratuitous
flats to the policemen participating in dispersing
of a rally at Bolotnaya Square, Moscow, on May 6...
YABLOKO sent the inquiry to the Moscow
Government as early as on May 25. The answer received
from the officials ran that the city annually allocated
housing to the Interior Ministry, however, distribution
of the flats was carried out by the ministry...
and Democrats welcome appointment of EUSR for Human
Press Release, ALDE, July 25, 2012
The EU High Representative, Baroness
Ashton, today appointed former MEP, Stavros Lambrinidis,
as the new EU Special Representative for Human Rights
- a newly created position with the full backing of
the European Parliament.
Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE group leader
in the European Parliament) welcomed the appointment:
"The appointment of a dedicated EU representative
to defend and uphold respect for Human Rights around
the globe sends a very powerful signal to all the
European Union's partners that we take the matter
extremely seriously and will henceforth place extra
emphasis on this as a central plank of EU foreign
policy under the overall direction of the External
Edward McMillan Scott (Lib Dem, UK),
European Parliament Vice President responsible for
Human Rights and Democracy also welcomed the appointment:
"Stavros is an old friend
and colleague and a former Vice-President of Parliament
himself as well as, latterly, foreign minister for
Greece. As a lawyer he will bring discipline and rigour
to the new Human Rights and democracy strategy and
action plan adopted by EU foreign ministers on 25th
|July 27, 2012
"The opposition to win or die heroically?"
LI News Bulletin, Issue 293, July 27, 2012
In an interview, Grigory Yavlinsky,
former leader of Yabloko (LI full member) and 2004
LI Prize for Freedom laureate, analyses the complex
situation in Russia and its future. Yavlinsky says
that "there is not a single person in Russia
who would associate the future of the country with
a goal other than implementation of a strategy helping
to solve the problems evolving at every historical
stage: lawlessness, injustice, dishonesty, disrespect
and poverty." He praises the protest rallies,
but believes that the opposition must unite around
a political platform to overthrow Putin: "Certainly,
it is impossible to win trust via rallies, unreasonable
fights with the police and shouting from the stage.
People will accept only those who for dozens of years
in politics have never deceived them or stolen anything
from the country." He warns: "If the collapse
of the government occurs in the absence of a politically
responsible democratic alternative, then its fragments,
as has already happened in our history, will fall
into the hands of the most irresponsible forces."
Liberals support EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement
Cuba's Payá dies amid suspicions of foul play
Civil Will Green Party to join Mongolia's governent
Sam Rainsy party to merge with Human Rights Party
Singapore Democratic Party criticises Yale-Singapore
European liberals call for strengthening of UN mission
in Eastern Congo
leaders about their investigation of the causes of
dramatic flood in South Russia
Press Release, July 26, 2012.
On Tuesday, July 31, YABLOKO will
conduct press conference “Who is liable for
the catastrophic flood in Krymsk: the disaster or
the governments?” The conference will take place
in the Independent Press Centre. YABLOKO leader Sergei
Mitrokhin and leaders of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO
will tell about the results of their investigation
of the tragedy taking the lives of many people in
The participants of the press-conference:
Sergei Mitorkhin, Chairman, YABLOKO
Andrei Rudomakha, head of the Krasnodar Region branch
Yugeny Vitishko, head of the Tuapse branch of YABLOKO.
The press-conference will begin at
Address: Kropotkinskaya metro station,
Prechistinka 17/9, ground floor.
Accreditation: tel: +7 495 780 30
19 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
of the Bryansk branch of YABLOKO nominated to run
in the gubernatorial elections
Press Release, July 26, 2012.
Andrei Ponomaryov, leader of the Bryansk
branch of YABLOKO was nominated by the conference
of the regional party branch to run in the gubernatorial
elections due on October 14, 2012.
The next step for registration in
the election campaign should be overcoming of a "municipal
filter": the nominees have to get support from
municipal deputies and heads of municipal districts.
According to the law adopted by the regional legislative
assembly (Duma), the "municipal filter"
amounts to a 7 per cent threshold in the Bryansk Region...
|July 26, 2012
release all the detained protestors of the demonstration
of May 6!
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
July 26, 2012.
Today Russia’s Investigative Committee
has detained two more protestors of May 6, including
Nikolai Kavkazsky, ex YABLOKO activist, member of
Committee for Human Rights.
The number of persons made liable
and the ways in which the Investigative Committee
acts towards the suspects in violation of the laws
during the opposition march on May 6, clearly demonstrate
that the authorities have been returning to the Stalinist
practices of intimidation and reprisals against active
Mitrokhin studied the problems of the Kolchugin District,
Press Release, July 24, 2012.
On July 23 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin
visited Kolchugin District, Vladimir Region, headed
by Alexei Firsov, member of the YABLOKO party. In
March 2011, Alexei Firsov, leader of the local branch
of YABLOKO was elected head of the Council of Deputies
of Kolchugin District. Firsov won I nthe elections
with 29.72 per cent of the vote, YABLOKO’s party
list got 20.56 per cent of the vote at the election.
Mitrokhin began his visit from Kindergarten
No 10. Firsov and kindergarten director told him that
opening of this kindergarten helped to reduce “the
queue” for a place in a kindergarten by 120
kids, however, the queue had still contained 300 children...
|July 24, 2012
leader Sergei Mitrokhin: Governor Tkachoyv should
be among those suspected in negligence inflicting
deaths of people in the flood in South Russia
Press Release, July 22, 2012.
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin expressed
his opinion that regional government officials and
Alexander Tkachyov, Governor of the Krasnodar Region
and top officials of the regional department of the
Ministry of Emergency Situations, should be made liable
for the negligence resulting in mass victims during
the recent flood in the Krasnodar region...
In his blog Sergei Mitrokhin analysed
the legal acts related to the prevention of emergencies
in the Krasnodar region and came to the conclusion
that regional authorities did not fulfill the responsibilities
entrusted to them by law.
In particular, Governor Alexander
Tkachyov did not commission any of his deputies to
supervise the implementation of the regulations "A
system of warning and informing of the public about
the threat of emergencies". After publication
of the regulations in 2005, the control over its implementation
was entrusted to A. Ivanov, however, now there is
no such a Deputy Governor with such a name.
In addition, for the past seven years
the regional government has not allotted any funds
for creation of a system for alerting citizens about
emergencies. This should have been made from the regional
budget, however, each year, the regulations of 2005
did not contain such a clause. Also since 2005 they
have prolonged the regulations of 2005 without including
a clause on funding of the system.
"In any normal state an official
responsible for such criminal negligence would be
immediately dismissed. Only in Russia such an official
can retain his gubernatorial post for another five
years presenting a threat to millions of people living
in the region governed by him," Mirokhin wrote
in his blog.
|July 23, 2012
made it into the legislative assembly of Kasimov despite
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
July 23, 2012.
The YABLOKO party made it into the
Duma (legislative assembly) of Kasimov. According
to official data, the party overcame the threashold
into the Duma. However, our real vote, despite of
the stuffing of ballots in favour of the ruling party,
is much more.
These elections were a failure for
Russian falsificators. And this is largely due to
the work of independent volunteers – the observers
who worked in Kasimov. YABLOKO expresses its gratitude
to all of them and admiration of their life stance...
Never before had the evidence of crime
been so conclusive. YABLOKO will seek to get all those
engaged in rigging the elections to justice.
Vice President condemns terrorist attack in Bulgaria
LI News Bulletin, Issue 292, July 20, 2012
activity and organisations are the biggest single
threat against stability and democratic development
in the world. As a liberal I firmly believe in the
right of anyone being who he or she is, without fearing
aggression and oppression. I believe that any kind
of warfare is unjust, especially when it is directed
towards civilians", said LI Vice President Dr.
Dzhevdet Chakarov MP in a statement, with regards
to the terrorist attack on Israeli tourists in his
President visits Tunisia and Morocco
DP Minoves meets with new Chairman of CIDOB
Syria declared in state of civil war
Liberal Democrat Lord Steel has Lord’s Bill Passed
Cuban liberals denounce planned local elections
Prominent LibDem Condemns Imprisonment of Ethiopian
|July 20, 2012
of Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki
Congratulations from Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory
July 20, 2012.
Dear Ludmila Mikhailovna,
The YABLOKO party wishes you a happy birthday!
Your understanding of the problems of human personality,
your choice of your way in life, the belief that wishes
of every person counts in the historical choice made
by a country and the vector of the world development
made you one of the most prominent public figures
not only in our country but all over the world in
the history of past decades.
Your uncompromising stance gives you the right to
engage in and encourage dialogues and discussions
with world leaders on the most pressing issues of
modern politics, and you know how to make them listen
to you. Your voice is heard on behalf of that part
of the people, who are aware of their responsibility
for what is happening. That is how real democracy
emerges. And no short-term political considerations
should prevail over human dignity, freedom and adherence
to internal moral imperative. Upholding the humanistic
values constitutes the main goal of your work, of
your friends and followers...
received a complaint of "pornographic" YABLOKO
Press Release, July 18, 2012.
Vladimir Grachyov, Deputy Chairman
of the Electoral Commission of the Ryazan region,
applied to the police of the Kasimov city demanding
to stop the distribution of YABLOKO leaflets. The
leaflets criticised United Russia for the July raise
of housing and utilities tariffs.
Earlier Grachyov had already expressed
his concern about the leaflets to YABLOKO activists
participating in the elections to the Kasimov City
Council. The leaflet contained a caricature picturing
a girl washing in the shower. A man bursting into
the bathroom says to the scared girl, "I am not
looking at you, I am looking at the water counter"...
Lukin, Russian Ombudsman, turns 75
Congratulations from Grigory Yavlinsky,
July 13, 2012.
Our dearest Vladimir Petrovich,
Your sense of inner freedom, fullness
of life, constant and conscious presence in the midst
of life made you one of the most prominent figures
in the Russian history of the recent decades.
Your sense of humor allows you to
maintain sanity in the assessment of yourself and
the events. Your will and your understanding of the
moral duty helps to live and overcome huge difficulties
to many people.
Your personality, wit and erudition
are a credit to Russia today. Your ability to be a
good friend and your zest for life attract to you
wonderful people and make you needed to all of us.
Wishing you health and strength!
|July 19, 2012
villages in the Krymsk District were flooded due to
uncontrolled activities of the Private Hunters’
Press Release, photographs
by Andrei Rudomakha, July 19, 2012.
..."There is no doubt that economic
activity of the Private Hunters' Club played a negative
role in the flooding of Armyansky, Sheptalsky and
Novoukrainsky villages," noted EcoWatch experts.
These villages located in the valley of the Psyzh
River are outside the influence of the flood from
the Adagum River affecting Krymsk abd Nizhnebakanskaya
and Neverdjayevskaya villages. However, these three
villages were also serely affected. In addition to
destruction and damaging of housing the flood led
to human victims there.
On July 16 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin
demanded from Yury Chaika, Public Prosecutor General,
to bring to justice the officials whose negligence
and lack of action led to flooding of three settlements
in the Krymsk district.
of Russia must take investigation of the attack against
Muslim leaders in Tatarstan under his personal control
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
July 19, 2012.
For and on behalf of the YABLOKO party
I am conveying condolences to the relatives and next
of kin of Valiulla Yakupov, head of Educational Department
of Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Tatarstan,
who was murdered by criminals. I am also conveying
condolences to residents of Tatarstan and the entire
Muslim community of our country. I wish speedy recovery
to Ildus Faizov, Mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan,
who was injured during explosion of his car.
We strongly condemn this crime and
demand from the President of the Russian Federation
to take the investigation of the attack under his
We hope that the criminals will not
YABLOKO files an application to Public Prosecutor
General on investigation of financing of the Seliger
Press Release, July 3, 2012.
On July 3, 2012, ten activists of
Youth YABLOKO led by Kirill Goncharov, Chair of the
Youth Faction, filed an application to Yuri Chaika,
Public Prosecutor General, demanding to investigate
the lawfulness of financing the Seliger Youth Forum
and find out why such huge budget funds are spent
on an obvious political order.
According to young YABLOKO activists,
a clearly politically and ideologically biased Forum
"promotes intolerance towards political opponents
of the authorities" was financed on such a grand
scale by taxpayers' money. YABLOKO will also apply
to the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation asking
to investigate the case.
Kirill Goncharov noted that Youth
YABLOKO strongly condemned spending of budget funds
on this politically biased event promoting political
intolerance. "We would like to remind you that
odious provocations against journalists, Kremlin’s
political opponents and human rights activists were
launched exactly by the Seliger Forum. For example,
activists of some youth organisations made a "list
of Russia’s enemies" which included many
of our friends", he said.
It was disclosed that this summer
Forum will get about 280 million roubles from the
federal budget, as private sponsors refused to finance
the event. In spite of this fact, Forum budget grew
by 80 million roubles in 2012 as of 2011.
|July 18, 2012
does the opposition want: to win or die heroically?
Moskovsky Komsomolets web-site, July 11, 2012.
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Yulia
Kalinina. (A complete version). PART 2.
must comply with Commission recommendations on rule
Press Release, ALDE, July 18, 2012
The publication today of the latest
monitoring report by the European Commission on the
state of judicial reform and fight against corruption
in Romania and Bulgaria highlights ongoing concerns
in both. The report on Romania comes at a time of
heightened political tension in the country following
a recent change in government and a number of controversial
|July 17, 2012
does the opposition want: to win or to die heroically?
Moskovsky Komsomolets web-site, July 11, 2012.
Interview with Grigory
Yavlinsky by Yulia Kalinina. (A complete version).
...MK: Yes, the protest movement was
preoccupied mainly with creativity: a competition
of funny banners and photoshopped pictures. It was
too busy with this to think about elections.
GY: Because the people who took on
the role of organisers of the protest movement were
developing the form without filling it with content.
That is why the rallies demonstrated an abundance
of inventions, funny posters and performances. But
by the spring the main "faces" of the protest
have already partially changed. The new “faces”
have quickly realized that it was necessary to leave
the glamour and creativity – it was a deadlock.
They tried to make camps by the fountain at the Pushkin
square, breakthrough to the Manezh square, put forward
incredible demands to the authorities and socialize
at the boulevards. But this was also development of
one form only, without any content, including the
“Occupy Abai” action (Ed. “Occupy
Abai” was a camp in the centre of Moscow by
the monument to Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai Kunanbayev).
It was clear what “Occupy Wall Street”
was about. Wall Street is the personification of the
type of living the “occupants” protest
against. And what does “Occupy Abai” mean?
Again, it is an interesting form of protest but not
filled with so much needed political content.
MK: A transition from the ideological
to the physical opposition was a natural development
of the protests. Is not is how they should grow -
from coming to rallies to creation of permanent camps
of the dissenting? from peaceful methods and slogans
to violent clashes?
GY: No, it isn’t. Because in
case of physical and violent confrontation with the
authorities the protest movement would immediately
lose and in general can be even permanently destroyed.
The organisers of rallies must understand that this
is unacceptable. In addition, if you invite people
to an [officially] permitted rally, they should not
get into trouble - people can not be victimized. If
one is professionally engaged in the organisation
of mass-scale peaceful protests and wants precisely
this, this can be done. If one has other goals, than
it will be the other way.
MK: Do you think ‘the other
way” prevailed during protests on May 6?
GY: The desire for exploring "another
heroic way" has been there for all these months.
However, after the first attempt on December 5, this
thrust was marginal, inferior to the general belief
in the power of peaceful mass protests. But the protest
did not yield immediate results as tangible concessions
from the government, or provided a coherent perspective
that could have been indicated by the political leadership.
Thus, the lead was taken by the left, nationalists
and supporters of the thesis “you cannot make
an omlette without breaking eggs”. The question
of responsibility for the health and lives of people
was either redirected to the government or simply
removed from the agenda. They said that under the
current conditions the true organisers of mass actions
were Twitter and FaceBook...
|July 16, 2012
demands from Public Prosecutor General to bring to
justice the officials responsible for flooding of
three villages of the Krymsk district
Press Release, July 16, 2012.
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin demanded
from Yury Chaika, Public Prosecutor General, to bring
to justice the officials whose negligence and lack
of action led to flooding of three settlements in
the Krymsk district. Local residents warned the officials
and prosecutors about improper condition of a dam
of one water reservoirs, but received no reply. In
the night of July 6-7 the dam burst, and the flow
of water went to the villages.
On July 9 Mitrokhin along with the
activists of the party and the North Caucasus Environmental
Watch held a public inspection of the area around
Armyansky and Sheptalsky villages and Novoukrainsky
As early as on March 28 E.Andruhovich,
resident of Armyansky village, applied to the Department
of Natural Resources of the State Environmental Supervision
of the Krasnodar Territory. He complained about improper
exploitation of the forest lake, which created a threat
of flooding of private lands in a flood prone period.
A similar application was sent to Public Prosecutor
of the Krasnodar Territory...
against the law on non-profit organisations and the
libel law held by the State Duma
Press Release, July 13, 2012.
Today YABLOKO activists conducted
by the State Duma a series of one-person pickets against
the law on non-profit organisations and the libel
law considerably worsening the situation for civil
society activists. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin
who also participated in the action said that the
State Duma should concentrate on the creation of a
commission for investigating the causes of the tragic
flood in the Krasnodar Territory, rather than consideration
of reprisals prone amendments to the law on non-profit
organisations and restoring liability for libel as
a criminal offense.
YABLOKO activists in turn held a banner
picturing Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Heinrich
Himmler, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Lavrenty Beria and Vladimir
Putin with a subscription "Amendments to the
law on non-profit organisations. Fascists are for
it! KGB people are for it!"
Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in a journalists'
picket against the libel law. He drew a placard "No
to the libel law" at site...
held a series of one-person pickets against toughening
of the law on non-profit organisations
Press Release, July 6, 2012.
On 6 July activists of the YABLOKO party held a series
of one-person pickets protesting against the amendments
giving a status of a "foreign agent" to
a number of Russian non-profit organisations. The
action was held outside the main entrance to the State
Duma which plans to pass the amendments at first reading.
YABLOKO activists including Sergei Mitrokhin, party
leader, Galina Mikhalyova, YABLOKO Bureau member,
and Kirill Gontcharov, leader of Youth YABLOKO, picketed
the State Duma entrance in turn with a banner "The
amendments to the law on non-profit organisations
are way to a fascist state"...
|July 13, 2012
Vitishko: "We are working 24 hours a day. We
have made bunks and sleep in turn". Yugeny Vitishko
about the Aid Centre in Krymsk.
Special for the YABLOKO web-site,
July 10, 2012.
...Vitishko: We are working 24 hours
a day. We have made bunks and sleep in turn. I have
not slept since yesterday (laughs). We have about
20 people working here. Our camp is divided into sectors:
sectors for delivery and provision of food, clothing,
electricity, etc. Now the city is completely de-energized,
only we have a generator. People are continuously
coming to charge phones or boil tea.
In the coming days we are planning to examine the
streets we have not visited yet. We will be walking
around with a megaphone, and will look for those who
have not received aid yet. I am afraid there will
be such people – there are many pensioners and
elderly in the city who have difficulty to move independently.
Question: Humanitarian aid is coming
to you from all over the country. How do people respond
Vitishko: They express their thankfulness.
They asked who we are and where do we come from...
|July 12, 2012
in the Krasnodar Territory
Press Release, July 11, 2012.
On July 5 - 6 July a natural disaster
broke out in several regions of the Krasnodar Territory.
A heavy flood led to numerous victims among the local
residents. Resort city Gelendzhik and Novorossiysk
suffered from the disaster, however, but the most
affected was the Krymsk District.
In the evening of July 6 YABLOKO and
North Caucasus Environmental Watch activists organized
a Public Aid Centre in Krymsk for providing aid to
the residents of the city and the district. It is
located at the address: Krymsk, Sverdlov street 9/1
(in the building of kindergarten No 19). Tel: +7 953
116 81 62 (Alexei Mandrigelya), +7 953 074 73 98 (Victoria
Zolotaryova from 7.00 a.m. of July 9).
On July 8 a Coordination Centre was
opened in YABLOKO’s office in Krasnodar. Address:
Gogol Street 74, Office 20, 2nd Floor, tel: +7 861
275 26 77, +7 861 274 30 58, +7 961 515 69 94 (Igor
Kharchenko). The centre is opened from 9:00 to 22:00.
Aid collection points in St.Petersburg:
St.Petersburg Observers office
Address: Liteyniy 31 (red door in the basement), tel:
+7 911 954 9121 (Olga)
The office of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO supporters.
Address: Mozhayskaya 15, tel.: +7 921 700 2664 (Madina)
from 8:00 to 23:30.
Humanitarian aid collection centre
was opened in YABLOKO’s office in Voronezh.
Address: Svobodi 59 bld 5. The first dispatch of the
collected aid is scheduled on July 14-15. Tel: +7
920 210 95 98 (Tatyana Shkred).
Aid Centre for the victims of the flood in the southern
Russia keeps working in Krymsk
Press Release, July 10, 2012.
Public Aid Centre for the victims
of the flood opened by YABLOKO’s activists and
EcoWatch in the North Caucasus the next day after
the flood keeps working in Krymsk. The Centre is situated
at Adagumskaya Street 153 in front of the shop Magnit.
Trucks with humanitarian aid arrive
here from different cities of the South Russia. For
example, today Alexei Mirukov, head of the Anapa branch
of YABLOKO, and Victor Krivoshapkin, a civil activist,
brought medications and food-stuffs.
A truck carrying a large tent where
the Centre will be located is on the way from Novorossiysk.
Yet the activists have been working outside day and
night. Local government gave neither a tent nor a
room to the volunteers...
negligence of officials led to deaths of people in
the Krimskiy district, the Krasnodar Area
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
July 7, 2012.
A natural disaster leading to numerous
victims took place in some parts of the Krasnodar
Area (southern Russia) yesterday and today. The YABLOKO
party expresses condoles to the relatives and next
of kin of the victims.
Resort city Gelindgik and Novorossiysk suffered from
the disaster, but the most affected was the Krymsk
Area with the highest number of victims. The tragedy
was caused by torrential rains leading to a flood
which inundated a large number of settlements. However,
in the case of Krymsk and Neberdzhayevskeya village
the tragedy was caused not only by weather conditions
but also the actions of the authorities who had not
taken the necessary precautions to prevent the disaster.
As was found out by the activists
of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO, the dramatic lifting
of water in the Krymsk city last night was caused
by an emergency discharge from the Neberdzhayevsky
water-storage pond situated in the mountains above
the city. The population was not alerted about that
discharge which became one more reason for the tragedy...
lit up 1,418 candles in memory of the Second World
Press Release, June 22, 2012.
The YABLOKO party conducted 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 and St.Petersburg at
night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was
attacked by Hitler's troops).
The action "1,418 candles per
every day of the war" has become traditional
for the YABLOKO party and has been held in Moscow
for several years already. Party activists and their
families come to the action and commemorate the victims
of the war.
When all the candles were lit YABLOKO
leader Sergei Mitrokhin announced a minute of silence.
In St.Petersburg 1,418 candles were
lit by the so-called Blockade Ice-Hole where the citizens
took water from during the city blockade at the Fontanka
|July 11, 2012
victims left without help in Krymsk held a spontaneous
Press Release, July 9, 2012.
Flood victims left without help in
Krymsk are holding a spontaneous rally. People state
they may go to extreme measures such as blocking the
main street of the city so that to draw attention
of the government to their situation.
Such information has been released
by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin who is now in Krymsk.
According to Mitrokhin, it turned out that about 200
residents of the city (from Chernyshevsky and Lunacharsky
streets) waiting for help for three days already have
not got any help from the authorities, as well as
food or fresh water. Their houses are flooded, but
water is not pumped out, and since the beginning of
disaster they have received no assistance whatsoever
from either the administration, or the Emergency Situations
leader arrived in Krymsk with a truck of humanitarian
Press Release, July 9, 2012.
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and
Andrei Rudomakha, head of the Krasnodar branch of
YABLOKO, arrived in Krymsk, the Krasnodar area, severely
ruined by flood. They brought a truck with humanitarian
aid to the Aid Centre for victims opened by YABLOKO’s
activists and the EcoWatch close to Adagumskaya Street
153 on July 6. This part of the city was most affected
by the flood.
The party members brought to the aid
centre canned food, salt, rice, macaroni, milk, water,
tea, baby food, clothes, shoes, soap, other hygiene
aids and medicines.
After their visit to Krymsk YABLOKO
activists and Sergei Mitrokhin plan to go to other
affected areas were help has not arrived yet...