The YABLOKO party left the rally against arbitrary rule during
trails against journalists and human rights activists protesting
against participation in the rally of the ultra-right Russkiy
Obraz (The Russian Image) organisation that came to the rally
bearing their flags. YABLOKO’s leader Sergei Mitrokhin proposed
to the representative of nationalists a compromise – to participate
in the rally without their nationalistic symbols but the latter
After this YABLOKO including activists from the Tula branch
of YABLOKO, the Moscow YABLOKO and Sergei Mitrokhin, left
the Pushkin Square.
The activists of the Tula branch of YABLOKO specially came
to Moscow so that to tell about criminal persecutions against
Vladimir Timakov, deputy of the Tula Regional Duma (regional
parliament) from the YABLOKO faction , for alleged “libel”
against Governor of the Tula Region Vuacheslav Dudka. In accordance
with Article 129 of the Criminal Code Timakov faces three
years of imprisonment for his criticism of the Governor.
According to the Anticompromat Internet Library, Russkiy
Obraz is an ultra-right nationalistic organisation combining
radical slogans with support of Vladimir Putin and cooperation
with power bodies.
Russkiy Obraz was one of the organizers of the notorious
nationalistic “Russian March” in Moscow
“It is absurd to fight against arbitrary rule together with
such organisations, as they dream of an order with even greater
arbitrary rule,” said YABLOKO’s leader Sergei Mitrokhin.
a picket in support of deputy of the Tula City Duma. Press
September 7, 2010.
Duma deputy persecuted for his criticism of the Governor’s
work. Statement by the Tula branch of YABLOKO. July 15, 2010