leader of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO: the police
are lying about the break of the cordon so that to
justify their unlawful actions
Press Release, December 27,
The police released Artur Babayev,
the leader of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO, who
had been previously detained in Makhachkala. The politician
stated that the press service of the republican Interior
Ministry lied that he had allegedly tried to break
through the cordons into the building. Allegedly the
building was cordoned as explosives had been found
in the roof...
A police officer in the police department
took Babayev’s fingerprints and photographed
him allegedly "on suspicion of the previously
committed crimes". In his report the policeman
who brought Babayev to the police department wrote
an obvious lie that the politician had tried to “break
the cordon". Later this lie was broadcasted by
the Interior Ministry.
Later Babayev was released, but the
police refused to give him any documents proving the
fact of his detention.
YABLOKO is considering the possibility
to appeal against the police actions, as the law envisaged
that only those "suspected of committing a crime,
accused of a crime, convicted of a crime or subject
to administrative arrest" are subjects to mandatory
leader of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO detained
and the party's office in Makhachkala is surrounded
by police cordons
Press Release, December 27,
Artur Babyev, leader of the Dagestan
branch of YABLOKO, is detained in Makhachkala. The
party office is surrounded by police cordons.
About an hour ago Babayev came to
the party office at Yusupova, 53. The building was
surrounded by police. When Babayev tried to clarify
the reasons of police cordons, one of police officials
told to detain him and escort him to the Leninsky
police department of Makhachkala...
Yavlinsky: “This law is an immense government’s
and human meanness against defenseless orphans”
address to the deputies of the Legislative Assembly
of St. Petersburg, December 26, 2012
The Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg
did not put into the agenda the address to the Federation
Council calling the latter to reject the so-called
Dima Yakovlev law (the "orphans law"). The
address was initiated by ten members of the Legislative
Assembly, including the YABLOKO faction. An appeal
from Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the YABLOKO faction,
was distributed among deputies before the plenary
session. Here comes the complete text of the appeal...
Ministry of Education and Science is inefficient,
Statement by YABLOKO leader
Sergei Mitrokhin in connection with dismissal of Sergei
Baburin, Rector of the Russian University for Trade
and Economy (RGTEU),
December 26, 2012.
At present we can observe an attack
against the remnants of independence of the Russian
university education. Sergei Baburin, Rector of RGTEU,
was dismissed from his post by the order of the Ministry
of Education on December 24. This decision is an act
of political violence by the Ministry of Education
against the rector, who demanded from the Ministry
to explain why and under what criteria his university
had been listed as "inefficient" and had
had to be merged with another university.
I believe that the dismissal of Sergei Baburin, Rector
of RGTEU, is unlawful and only aggravates the situation
around the merger of universities. It
is surprising that federal television channels are
employed in the fight against the students and the
former rector RGTEU. The pieces of news broadcasted
by TV diminish the role and significance of Sergei
Baburin as an academic...
against the Anti-Magnitsky Law by the Federation Council
face huge fines and compulsory community service works
Press Release, December 26,
Activists of the
Youth YABLOKO protesting this morning by the Federation
Council against the so-called Dima Yakovlev law (“the
orphans law”) are facing administrative fines
amounting to RUR 30,000 (approximately USD 1,000)
and compulsory community service works. Cases of administrative
violations are filed against four activists.
A series of pickets against the approval
by the Federation Council of the law prohibiting American
families to adopt children from Russia started an
hour before the plenary session of the Federation
Council. In order not to violate the law, as only
one-person pickets can be conducted without getting
a prior permission from the authorities, the protesters
planned to picket in turn changing each other every
ten minutes and passing the banners "Senators,
fight against corruption, not orphans" and "Children
freeze in the cold war” from hand to hand...
Vishnevsky: Have you voted for "anyone"
but the ruling party? Now get the consequences
Boris Vishnevsky's blog at
the Ekho Moskvi web-site, December 22, 2012.
"Vote for anyone but the [ruling]
United Russia! ", this is how Alexei Navalny
tried to persuade people on the threashold of the
State Duma elections [in December 2011]. Such a variant
of voting was supported then by Eunegia Chirikova,
Grigory Golosov, Andrei Buzin, Artemiy Troitsky, Grigory
Chkhartishvili [Boris Akunin] and others.
A large part of the protest electorate
followed that advice, thus the Just Russia and the
Communist party candidates got into the Duma (whereas
their results were much higher than they had expected).
However, YABLOKO did not get into the Duma, as many
people chose to vote for the Just Russia so that “not
to vote in vain”. And another part of those
who could have supported the democratic opposition
and get it into the Duma spoiled their ballots tempted
by persuasions by Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Ryzhkov,
Viktor Shenderovich, Dmitry Bykov, Andrei Piontkovsky
and others to choose the “off with all of you”
strategy. Which, as I recall, its authors proudly
called "a real threat to the government"
and "the only correct strategy leading to a change
of government and restoring of fair elections"...
A year has passed, and that the Duma adopts the "law
of scoundrels" [i.e. the law on orphans]. [The
ruling] United Russia and Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s
faction and the communists and the Just Russia factions
vote in unison on a single impulse: 420 of 450 votes
"for" the law is almost an unprecedented
result for parliament. Everything is clear with the
Zhirinovsky’s faction and the communists. But
some people vested hopes in the [socialist] Just Russia.
But how did the latter vote?..
A Merry Christmas
greetings and best wishes for your success and happiness
in the new year.
to picket against the “orphans law”
Press Release, December 25,
Tomorrow, on December 26, YABLOKO
activists will conduct a series of one-person pickets
against adoption by the State Duma of the “orphans
law” (the “Dima Yakovlev law”).
The action will be held under the
slogan, “Senators, fight against corruption,
not against orphans!”
The picket will be held by the Federation
Council, as senators will be considering the law on
The picket will begin at 9:30 a.m...
ban on adoption of Russian children by US citizens
RIA Novosti, December 24,
St.Petersburg, Dec. 24, RIA Novosti.
Alexander Shishlov, Human Rights Commissioner in St.
Petersburg, considers the adoption of amendments to
the draft law "On measures against persons involved
in violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms,
rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation"
prohibiting the adoption of Russian orphans by U.S.
"The adoption of the amendments
prohibiting adoptions of orphaned Russian children
by U.S. citizens seems to me a very cynical act. The
authors of the amendments virtually propose to apply
"sanctions" not against the individuals
involved in human rights violations (which, as follows
from its title the draft law targets at), but against
Russian children who can not find a family in Russia
at present, " said Shishlov...
demands actions from the Krasnoyarsk government on
the Boguchanskaya Hydroelectric Power Station
Plotine.net, December 21,
On December 20, representatives of
non-parliamentary parties spoke to the deputies of
the Krasnoyarsk Region Legislative Assembly. Oksana
Demchenko, Chair of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch
of YABLOKO, urged the lawmakers to oblige the owners
of the Boguchanskaya Hydroelectric Power Station to
evaluate and compensate for the damage caused to the
environment and local people, as well as conduct an
environmental assessment of their further development
of the Lower Angara River area.
According to Demchenko, the creation of powerful new
industries in the area (an aluminum plant, a timber
complex and wood-chemical and pulp and paper mills)
is impossible without a strategic environmental assessment,
otherwise the present practices of development of
the territories will inevitably lead to an imbalance
between the industrial development and the environment.
"The lack of a strategic environmental assessment
of the investment projects does not allow to create
a model of a rational use of natural resources in
the region," she said in her speech. Oksana Demchenko
also recalled that six weeks ago, the federal Political
Council of the YABLOKO party sent a special message
to the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk region,
noting disturbing examples of negligence of the standards
of social and environmental responsibility in the
Lower Angara area...
demand that prosecution of Suren Gazaryan be stopped
Statement by the YABLOKO party,
December 21, 2012.
The Russian United Democratic Party
YABLOKO expresses a categorical protest against the
prosecution of Suren Gazaryan and putting him on the
federal wanted list. Suren Gazaryan is a well-known
environmentalist, an organizer of public actions against
outrageous environmental violations in the Krasnodar
region, the initiator of the resonance investigations
of unlawful construction of permanent facilities in
the natural reserves, Gazaryan plays an important
role in the socio-political life of the region and
criminal prosecution of Gazaryan represents nothing
but a revenge of the authorities to him for his civil
and political activity...
Considering the prosecution of Suren
Gazaryan politically motivated, the YABLOKO party
demands from Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative
Committee of Russia, to check the actions of his subordinates
in the Krasnodar region who have been fabricating
the second criminal case against Suren Gazaryan on
absolutely fictitious grounds.
YABLOKO calls on all opposition forces,
all the honest people to switch into the campaign
in defence of Suren Gazaryan. Let us not allow the
authorities to imprison him!
to Khodorkovsky's jail sentence must not deflect EU
from asking tough questions of Russia at today's summit
Press Release, ALDE, December
ALDE spokeswoman on Russia Kristiina
Ojuland MEP today expressed satisfaction at news of
the two-year reduction in the prison sentence of businessman
Mikhail Khodorkovsky but warned EU leaders at today's
EU-Russia summit not to be misled...
"This welcome news on the Khodorkovsky
case should not be allowed to obscure the profound
deterioration in the rule of law in Russia"...
nominates Odinga for Kenya's presidency
LI News Bulletin, Issue 313,
December 19, 2012
Orange Democratic Movement, LI partner
and Africa Liberal Network member, has formally nominated
Prime Minister Raila Odinga to contest Kenya's presidency
at the elections next year. Speaking after the nomination,
PM Odinga said ODM represents the interests of 40
million Kenyans and that he wanted to sign an agreement
with Kenyans about the services he hopes to deliver
when he wins the poll. Odinga reiterated that creation
of jobs would go hand in hand with investment in infrastructure
and in education: 'We will ensure that every child
gets quality education regardless of the economic
status of their parents'. ODM unveiled a new six-point
manifesto focused on rule of law and an end to impunity,
genuine devolution of power and resources, wealth
and job creation, equal protection and social protection
for all, one united Kenyan nation and land reforms.
In the World Today Resolution adopted at the Abidjan
Congress, 'LI expresses solidarity with liberal forces
in [Kenya], including ALN member the ODM of PM Odinga…[and]
calls for an election campaign free of violence, intimidation
or ethnic hatred.'
conducted a round table on Russia’s migration
Press Release, December 19,
The YABLOKO party invited experts
to discuss migration problems in Russia. Opening the
round table, Boris Misnik, Coordinator of YABLOKO’s
Political Committee, outlined the key issues for the
discussion, including control over residence and registration,
their legal basis, living conditions in the country
of residence, everyday xenophobia and others.
Galina Mikhalyova, Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political
Committee, stressed that YABLOKO realized the complexity
of the migration problems.
"We have invited experts so that
they would help us to develop a clear position on
this issue. Because a social-liberal political party
offering an alternative to the government’s
policy, can not avoid this complex problem,"
against Russian orphans
Grigory Yavlinsky's Live Journal,
December 19, 2012.
The issue on the [Russian Duma] ban
on adoptions of [Russian] orphans by Americans is
important. I am very sorry for the children.
It is a significant law. Not only
it gives another proof of stupidity and the resulting
cruelty, but also demonstrates the Bolshevik and Stalinist
nature of the Russian political system. A kind of
capitalism with a Stalin's face.
Bolsheviks and Stalinists always take
a "revenge" on their enemy in such a way
that it brings a huge and often irreparable damage
to the citizens of Russia, in this case to desolate
and helpless children, whom they regard as their property,
as serfs, as inanimate objects...
The sanctions against Russian orphans
imposed by the State Duma are a disgusting, cruel,
unfair and cowardly decision adopted in a unanimous
Duma’s revenge on the US affects only Russian
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
December 18, 2012.
The YABLOKO party expresses its resolute
protest against the intention of the State Duma to
adopt an amendment into the controversial draft law
"On measures against persons involved in the
violation of the rights of citizens of the Russian
Federation" (the so-called "Dima Yakovlev
Law") as a “response” by the Russian
authorities to the Magnitsky Act adopted in the US.
The amendment bans the adoption of Russian children
by US citizens
We do not think that the adoption
of the Magnitsky Act was right, as the "punishment"
in the form of a refuse to issue visas is not based
on a court decision. Actually in dealing with this
foreign policy issue the US abolished a juridical
approach they are guided in the solution of domestic
However, the "response"
of the Russian Duma turned out to be not even more
unlawful, but simply disgusting. The victims of legal
nihilism of the Russian lawmakers are not Americans
(who will simply adopt children in other countries),
but the most vulnerable category of the Russian citizens
– the orphans...
- the engine of European integration of Moldova
Press Release, the ALDE party,
December 19, 2012
On Saturday 15 December, Mihai Ghimpu
MP, President of the Liberal Party of Moldova, Corina
Fusu MP, Deputy President of the Liberal Party and
Elena Prus, President of the Institute for Liberal
Studies opened the conference "Liberals - the
engine of European integration of Moldova" .
Sir Graham Watson MEP, President of the ALDE Party
addressed conference participants in a video message.
He encouraged Moldova's European integration aim and
appreciated the efforts of the MPs and ministers of
adjusting the national framework to European standards
Yabloko Party representative in the
Russian Federation, Galina Michaleva, spoke about
the relationship between Russia and the EU and about
the problems of the post-Soviet countries in the process
of EU integration. The Expert of the Foreign Policy
Association, Eugen Revenco spoke about the role of
civil society in Moldova's European integration...
State Duma should abolish adoption of the law on the
Statement by YABLOKO's Gender
Faction, December 18, 2012.
On December 19, 2012, the State Duma
is going to pass a bill targeted against a part of
our society, namely, people belonging to the LGBT
community (Lesbian - Gay - Bisexual - Transgender)
under the pretext of taking care of children who for
some reason should not know about people with other
view points and habits.
In the West and other parts of the
world the states have ceased to look under their citizens’
blankets prescribing how and with whom they should
have sex. Moreover, many countries have legalised
gay marriages, and even adoption of children by such
This shameful law against different
people disseminating hatred and ousting part of our
compatriots into ghettos is virtually accusing them
of inferiority. The adoption of such a law means returning
of the Soviet law on "sodomy" envisaging
criminal prosecution or even refers to the Nazis’
"final solution of the problem" of homosexuality
in gas cameras...
Yavlinsky: reduction of corruption in St.Petersburg
implies transparency of financial procedures and control
of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly over the
Press Release, December 17,
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of YABLOKO’s
parliamentary faction in St.Petersburg, introduced
his amendments to the Rules of the Budget and Finance
Committee of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.
These amendments are targeted at improving the transparency
of the Committee, as well as enhancing control over
the budget planning. According to Yavlinsky, adoption
of these amendments would reduce abuse in the field
of public funds.
"We need to qualitatively change our approach
to the [city] budget. The whole process should be
modern and transparent. Only in this case it is possible
to reduce corruption," Yavlinsky said. He proposed
to the city MPs to publish the agenda of the Committee
and all the relevant documents at the web-site of
the Legislative Assembly. Also he noted that the agenda
of the Committee should be approved in advance...
"[At present] most of St.Petersburg
Legislative Assembly MPs vote for the budget without
its detailed analysis or control over expenditures,
being satisfied by redistribution of less than one
per cent of the budget for their own goals within
the frameworks of the Committee. It resembles an exchange
of services: MPs do not control the budget, and the
officials allow them to spend 0.5 per cent of the
budget at their discretion. This is a pattern of political
corruption," Yavlinsky said...
Yavlinsky: depriving of officials of their bonuses
for failing to implement the budget for St.Petersburg
for 2012 is a correct, but insufficient measure
Press Release, December 17,
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the YABLOKO
faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, commented
on the Governor’s decision to deprive a number
of city officials of their bonuses for poor implementation
of the budget for 2012.
"Implementation of the budget lies in the direct
responsibilities of the Government of St. Petersburg.
Year after year, we have observed non-implementation
of the law [on the budget]. The authorities regularly
proclaim that the budget is ‘socially oriented’,
however also regularly do not implement the key items
of the budget: do not build social facilities such
as schools, kindergartens and hospitals, they do not
to build roads and other infrastructure facilities.
St.Petersburg dwellers pay taxes, and the government
in exchange for this promises them mountains of gold,
however, in the last minute the government reports
that citizens will not receive even what has been
planned. The residents of the city quite correctly
perceive this as a deceit and their trust to the government
drops," Yavlinsky said...
Supreme Court authorised a total wiretapping of the
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman,
December 13, 2012.
The Supreme Court of the RF adopted
a resolution announcing wiretapping of any opposition
member absolutely lawful.
The resolution was adopted on the
Maxim Petlin case. The highest court recognised the
sanction of the court on listening to Petlin’s
telephone conversations and spying on him lawful,
as he is member of the YABLOKO party.
The decision of the Supreme Court,
which will clearly form a precedent for the entire
court system was based only on Petlin’s participation
in the work of the YABLOKO party and, therefore, can
be applied to any member of our or any other opposition
The court ruled out that participation in the activities
of a political party held "some evidence of crime
as envisaged by Article 280 of the Criminal Code [namely]
"public calls for extremist activities".
Indeed, the YABLOKO party, as was
indicated by the court, was aiming at “changing
the Putin-Medvedev regime” organizing protest
actions, and, which is the worst thing, giving a negative
assessment to the "broadening of the proxies
of the Federal Security Service of Russia”...
of budget funding for treatment of cancer patients
Statement by the Social Democratic
Faction of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO,
December 12, 2012.
We are outraged by the statement made
by Maxim Mishchenko, leader of the [pro-Kremlin] Young
Russia movement, on the need to reduce budget expenditure
on treatment of cancer patients. The former MP from
the United Russia faction intends to introduce his
criminal initiative at the hearings of the Public
Chamber devoted to paid medical services, after which
he intends to send the draft to the Ministry of Healthcare.
We regard the initiative proposed
by the leader of United Russia's youth organisation
as an open manifestation of fascism and violation
of the Constitution of the Russian Federation guaranteeing
all citizens the right to life and free health care.
We demand that the ruling party stop
its mockery of Russia’s people and the attack
on the right of citizens to high-quality free education
and free health care, as well as curbing of the social
responsibilities of the state taking place against
the background of an unprecedented in Russia's history
growth of oil and gas revenues...
Elena Dubrovina receives the Lawyer of the Year award
Greetings from Sergei Mitrokhin,
December 9, 2012.
Dear Elena Pavlovna,
For and on behalf of the YABLOKO party
I am pleased to congratulate you on awarding you the
Lawyer of the Year prize. This prize is especially
valuable because it is awarded to you by your colleagues.
This represents, though to a small extent only, the
recognition of your high qualification, your commitment
to principles and independence. Your respect for the
law, which characterises your professional activity,
may serve as a model for all lawyers.
We are proud that our views coincide
and that we have been working together...
‘I now foresee a period of difficult cohabitation’
Press Release, the ALDE party,
December 12, 2012
On Monday morning, ALDE Party President
Sir Graham Watson MEP hosted a breakfast for members
of the press and presented a liberal view on the latest
headlines around Europe before answering questions.
He first welcomed the result of the
elections in Romania, remarking: “despite the
low turnout, early indications are the ruling USL
social-liberal alliance in Romania has won a large
majority of the popular vote which could rise to as
much as 70%. I now foresee a period of difficult cohabitation
in the country.”
“I see a lot of parallels with
the situations in Romania and in Italy,” he
continued. “I regret the pulling of support
by Silvio Berlusconi's People of Liberty party for
the government of Mario Monti and I fear that in the
aftermath of this election, the pressure for economic
discipline could slip. The last thing we need at this
time are crises in those two economies which are bigger
Sir Graham also answered questions
on the UN Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar, that concluded
on Sunday and which he attended...
EU leaders are not prepared to agree on how to end
the crisis, they should stay at home
Press Release, ALDE, December
"Tomorrow's EU summit in Brussels
lacks ambition", according to ALDE group leader,
Guy Verhofstadt, addressing the European Parliament
in Strasbourg today.
"Last June, the European Council decided that
by the end of the year 'a time bound road map for
the achievement of a genuine economic and monetary
union' would be agreed, yet expectations of any agreement
at this week's summit are so low that EU leaders might
as well stay home."
"Meanwhile the crisis is not over, spreads remain
above 400 base points for Spain and the mere prospect
of a return of Berlusconi to politics in Italy sends
shock waves through the markets"...
Sharon Bowles (UK, Lib Dem), chairwoman of Parliament's
economic and monetary affairs committee, underlined
the cost of delay: "Delay may be politically
convenient but it has a high cost - not just in financial
terms, but in the human cost and the blight of uncertainty
that lies over the plans of individuals and businesses
|December 6, 2012
third action of Vladimir Putin supporters in front
of the Krasnodar YABLOKO office is marked by burning
effigies of Sergei Mitrokhin, Evgenia Chirikova and
Press Release, Video, December
On December 4, 2012, the third action
of Vladimir Putin supporters took place in front of
the Krasnodar office of the YABLOKO party. The action
was organised by the Social Justice public organisation
uniting Vladimir Putin supporters. The participants
of the action burned the effigies of Sergei Mitrokhin,
Evgenia Chirikova and Alexei Navalny.
About 50 people participated in the
‘puting’ (a word coined of two words -
“Putin” and “meeting” - and
meaning a loud action in support of Vladimir Putin).
Most of them were elderly people. They stated that
“YABLOKO was trying to destroy Russia”,
and that “YABLOKO was fungus and moldiness parasiting
on Russia’s healthy body”...
|December 5, 2012
candidate for the post of the head of the Krymsk District
in the South Russia is removed from elections due
to a provocation from the authorities
Press Release, December 4,
YABLOKO’s candidate for the
post of the head of the Krymsk District in the South
Russia, removed from elections due to a sly provocation
from the authorities
A few days ago the Krymsk District Court imposed a
fine amounting to RUR 2,000 on a Mr.Petrenko, who
pretended to campaign for Yugeny Vitishko distributing
food-stuff allegedly on behalf of Vitishko. Vitishko
did not know the campaigner and therefore did not
interfere into the trial or challenge the court’s
However, due to this decision, the Court was able
to remove Vitishko from the elections because bribing
of voters was allegedly conducted on behalf of Vitishko.
This decision was made by Judge Galina Yurchevskaya
on December 4...
of WTO is not a blank cheque for Russia in its trade
relations with the EU
Press Release, ALDE, December
At the initiative of Silvana Koch-Mehrin
(FDP, Germany) and Kristiina Ojuland (Reform Party,
Estonia), the ALDE group held today a seminar on the
trade relationship between EU and Russia with the
key participation of Pascal Lamy, General Director
of the WTO, and Karel de Gucht, EU Commissioner for
Trade. Russia is the EU's third largest trading partner.
In a resolution adopted during last October's plenary
session, the European Parliament stressed that its
accession to the WTO should accelerate reforms in
Russia, including the fight against corruption and
application of the rule of law...
Liberals warn against attempts to limit internet freedom
Press Release, the ALDE party,
December 5, 2012
"The internet is borderless and
it is its decentralised organisation that has created
so much value for billions of people worldwide",
said ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson
as the delegates of the world conference of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) gathered for the opening
in Dubai discussing a revision of a global treaty
governing the internet.
Many states and corporations seek
a tight grip on the internet to suppress people or
pursue vested business interests but the internet
must remain free to allow people to freely create
and innovate, organise and influence economic progress
and societal development.
For many centuries "European
Liberals have always been the guardians of individual
liberties offline. We will continue doing so also
online as well ", added the President of European
Liberal Democrats referring to a strong resolution
on the preservation of global digital freedom adopted
by the ALDE Party at its recent Congress in Dublin...
to conduct lectures for electoral commission members
with a casting vote
Press Release, December 3,
Next week YABLOKO launches a series
of lectures on the work of electoral commission members
with a casting vote. All candidates to electoral commissions
(those registered at the party web-site and those
not registered yet) can listen to the lectures.
A law on formation of precinct electoral
commissions for next five years came into force on
November 1. These commissions will work at elections
of all levels until April 2018. YABLOKO goes on recruiting
candidates for nomination as members of precinct electoral
commissions with a casting vote...
|December 4, 2012
“memorial action of the deceased fair elections”
took place by the Central Electoral Commission Moscow
office and in other cities
Press Release, December 4,
A “memorial action of the deceased
fair elections” has begun by the Central Electoral
Commission Moscow office and in other cities. The
action was launched by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin
by laying flowers to the Central Electoral Commission
Moscow office at noon...
Today YABLOKO activists have been
laying white carnations to electoral commissions in
Ufa, Saransk, Kazan, Izhevsk, Voronezh, Kirov, Penza,
Pskov, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tula, Vladimir, Vologda and
Mitrokhin: Churov has not realized what happened a
Press Release, December 4,
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC)
has not realized what happened in the parliamentary
elections on December 4, 2011. It was not the YABLOKO
party which stole the votes, votes were stolen from
the YABLOKO party. This is how YABLOKO leader Sergei
Mitrokhin commented on the statement from the CEC
press service running that if YABLOKO did not recognize
the results of the voting, then it would be "logical"
for YABLOKO to refuse state financing [allotted to
all the political parties in Russia that obtaining
over three 3 per cent at the elections].
Sergei Mitrokhin compared such a proposal on behalf
of the CEC for YABLOKO to give up state financing
with a situation when a police would suddenly demand
money from a robbery victim as they can not find the
YABLOKO leader also noted that the
party had filed hundreds of complaints to courts,
but they had been rejected, despite obvious evidence
of violations – election carousels, stuffing
of fraudulent ballots into ballot boxes, ousting of
observers from polling stations and faking of final
Mitrokhin also said that he applied
to Gennady Zyuganov, Communist Party leader, in April
2012 with a proposal to file a joint lawsuit demanding
cancellation of the elections. "Only a few days
are left until this plan can be realised," Mitrokhin
|December 3, 2012
will be bringing flowers in memory to the Central
Electoral Commission in memory of the deceased fair
elections for the whole day on December 4
Press Release, December 3,
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin proposed
to commemorate the death day of the most important
democratic procedure – fair elections –
on the one-year anniversary of the parliamentary elections
The Tula regional branch of YABLOKO
also calls on all supporters of fair elections bring
white carnations to the 6th entrance of the Government
of Tula Region office, where the Electoral Commission
of the Tula region is located. The action will be
held on December 4, from 12:00 to 13:00.
The Vladimir branch of the YABLOKO
party will lay flowers to the office of the Oktyabrsky
District Administration in Vladimir on December 4.
The territorial electoral commission is located in
this building. On December 4, 2011, this commission
adopted and counted six thousand fraudulent votes
from the "Ladoga" resort complex. All the
votes were cast for the ruling United Russia party.