Moscow. Deputy Justice Minister Yevgeni Sidorenko
handed over the state registration certificate of the YABLOKO
party to party Chairman Grigory Yavlinsky.
"Even though I am now speaking of a new political party,
the public-political organisation Yabloko has been famous for
a long time as a real political force, actively influencing developments
in our country," Sidorenko said at the ceremony.
The Deputy Minister of Justice also stressed that the party now
needs to register in Russia's regions 60 regional branches of
the YABLOKO party with over 12,000 members. This should be achieved
within six months in accordance with the law.
According to the Press Service of YABLOKO, the party is the 14th
political party in Russia to obtain a state registration certificate.
May 22, 2002. State registration certificate of the Russian Democratic
Party YABLOKO was handed to its Chairman Grigory Yavlinsky