4th of November is officially announced the Day of National
Unity in Russia. However, it is this day when the streets
of Russian cities turn into arena for skin-heads, Nazis and
racists provoking ethnic hatred. “Russian Marches” conducted
on permission of local authorities and multiple unsanctioned
nationalists’ actions will take place in 16 Russian cities.
According to the analytical centre SOVA, 50 people died and
280 people were wounded due to xenophobia since January 2009.
The YABLOKO party states that provoking of ethnic hatred,
as well as assistance in the organisation of nationalists’
actions, is prone of very serious consequences, including
shedding of blood and disintegration of the country.
Friendship of the nations is a basis of Russia as a multinational
country. Stability and sustainable development of our country
can be ensured only by observing of the principles of interethnic
tolerance and internationalism.
The YABLOKO party demands that the President of the Russian
1) give a clear assessment of any actions and statements
targeted at raising of ethnic hatred;
2) take under special control investigation of crimes motivated
by ethnic hatred;
3) develop and propagate via the system of education and state
mass media the values of internationalism and friendship between
YABLOKO Against Extremism