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About 500 people came to a rally in Penza

Press Release, March 20, 2010

A rally against raising of transport tax took place in Penza. The rally was organised by an initiative group of Penza car owners at support of the YABLOKO party.

The regional authorities tried to use the media of the city so that not to let people come to the rally. However, about 500 people came to the rally (a good result for Russia). The action was also supported by the activists of the Volya party and the Left Front movement...

The activists held slogans “Government to dismissal!”, “Who will be responsible for fiscal lawlessness?”, “A car is not a luxury. The luxury is the tax”, etc...

The State Duma turned down the amendment granting tax privileges to environmental bodies
Press release, June 21, 2003

On Friday, June 20, 2003, the State Duma refused to grant a tax break on the property of organisations protecting and caring for territories with an enhanced regime of environmental protection.


Roll-call voting in the State Duma For the adoption of the amendments to Article 264 of the Tax Code (tax breaks for educational institutions), First reading, April 09, 2003 13:25:02


The Government and "big four" factions oppose education
Press release, April 9, 2003

According to Shishlov, reduction in the prices of educational materials would make it possible to apply more broadly modern information technologies in education.


YABLOKO: Government plans to reduce taxes are insufficient
Press Release, December 05, 2002

YABLOKO welcomes the reduction of taxes announced at the session of the RF Government on December 5, 2002. However, YABLOKO considers these measures "intermediate and obviously insufficient". Such a statement was made by Deputy Head of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO, deputy of the State Duma Igor Artemyev.


Minus Interest, Plus Roubles. Taxes come down, but prices go up. Why?
By Boris Vishnevsky, The Moscow News, January 23, 2004

Incredibly, taxpayers and legislators wholeheartedly believe that scrapping the sales tax will make life easier for customers.


Government Lacks Credibility
By Boris Vishnevsky, Moskovskiye Novosti, No 41, October 28, 2003

Two methods are usually put forward to bring the shadow economy out into the open: the stick and the carrot.


A Means to Escape Legalisation
By Igor Artemyev, Moskovskiye Novosti, May 6, 2003

Our faction believes that key reform should be a reduction in the single social tax. This is a matter of principle for us, as one of the main points of our programme during the [previous] election to the State Duma was legalisation of the population's incomes.


Is Putin a Secret Member of YABLOKO?
By Tzyren Damdinov, Zabaikalskii Rabochii, March 19, 2003

...And there is nothing bad in that. But I don't set myself such a task, I only ask that the reader to be more attentive to the political gabbling , and try to look at the roots, and remember the promises of our candidates to elections at all levels.


YABLOKO's amendment to the Tax Code approved by corresponding State Duma committee.
Rosbalt Information Agency, December 17, 2002

The State Duma Committee for the Budget and Taxes approved the amendment of the deputies of the YABLOKO faction of the Duma Igor Artemyev, Sergei Ivanenko and Mikhail Zadornov into Chapter "Simplified Taxation System" of the Second Part of the Tax Code of the RF.


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