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President should not become a secret services puppet

Press Release
July 23, 2010


Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the YABLOKO party, called Russias President Dmitry Medvedev not to sign the law on broadening of the proxies of the FSB (Federal Security Service) adopted in three readings by the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament) and approved by the Federation Council (the upper chamber).

Presidents reputation is at stake here, Sergei Mitrokhin said. This is the moment of truth for the President: either he really targets at making Russia a modern law-governed state or all his speeches about modernization is a part of a cover operation developed within the Federal Security Bureau.

YABLOKOs leader also called Dmitry Medvedev to abolish the role of a puppet in the hands of secret services that try to return Russia to the totalitarian past.

The YABLOKO party has been conducting a campaign against adoption of this legislative initiative of the Russian Government. In view of the call by the Chair of the YABLOKO party to the President not to become a FSB puppet the Youth YABLOKO has prepared a new action which will take place soon.


See also:

An action against broadening of proxies of secret services took part by St.Petersburg Federal Security Service building. Press Release. July 22, 2010.

The policeman who had to deal with alleged disobeying by YABLOKOs activist has given his evidence to court. Press Release. July 22, 2010

The judge watched the video of detention of YABLOKOs activist by the State Duma. Press Release. July 21, 2010

One-person picketing against broadening of the competence of secret services conducted by the Federation Council. Press Release. July 19, 2010

YABLOKOs activists convicted for a one-person picket against the new law on secret services. Press Release. July 15, 2010

Sergei Mitrokhin: President crossed out the course towards modernisation. Press Release.
July 15, 2010

Judge sends the cases of young YABLOKO activists to additional investigation. Press Release,
July 14, 2010.

Young YABLOKO activists are facing 15 days of arrest. Press Release. July 9, 2010

Activists of the Youth YABLOKO enchained themselves with handcuffs by the Russian parliament protesting against the new security service law. Press Release. July 9, 2010.

YABLOKO Against Boradening of Proxies of Secret Services

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Press Release
July 23, 2010