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Yabloko Rally in Moscow Demands Protection for Small Businesses From Official Harassment

May 26, 2009

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) - Yabloko Party representatives rallied in the Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow on Tuesday, the Day of Entrepreneur, under the slogan "Big support for small business" to demand protection for small and medium enterprises.

Around 20 people took part in the rally, with banners turned to the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and not the Russian Economic Development Ministry located on the other side of the square.

"Officials should take their dirty hands away from small business," Yabloko leader Sergei Mitrokhin said at the rally, criticizing the governmental policy towards small business.

"Today is a holiday, but it is a holiday with tears in the eyes," Mitrokhin said.

Protestors demanded that, "federal and regional authorities take real steps to correct the current situation, and sack all the officials who sabotage the development of enterprise in Russia, and bring them to account."

See also:

YABLOKO celebrates the Entrepreneur Day. Press Release. May 26, 2009.

Development of small-scale business

May 26, 2009