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YABLOKO to participate in an anti-fascist manifestation

Press Release

January 18, 2013

The YABLOKO party will take part in an anti-fascist manifestation in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova. The action will be held in Moscow on January 19. Party activists will hold a banner "Fascism will not go". YABLOKOs column will be headed by Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of its Political Committee.

"Nationalism is impermissible in Russia and is far more dangerous than in other countries. Xenophobia and demonstration of the extreme nationalist views is a time bomb for such a multinational country as Russia. I am urging all who oppose fascism in Russia and in the world to come to the manifestation on January 19 and honor the memory of the victims of neo-Nazis," said YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin. He himself will be in Kemerovo on that day, as mayoral elections will be held there in a week.

The manifestation under the slogans "Moscow is an antifascist city" and "For Freedom! Against fascism!" will start at 2 p.m. from the crossing of Tversloy Boulevard and Tverslaya Street (by the Pushkin Square) along Nikitsky Boulevard.

The activists and supporters of the YABLOKO party will gather by the office of the Izvestia paper (Tverskaya metro station) at 1:30 p.m.

The demonstrators will also be able to lay flowers at the place of death of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasiya Baburova (at the address: 1 Prechistenka street).

Antifascist actions will be also held in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Tyumen and Irkutsk.

Lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed in the centre of Moscow by neo-Nazis on January 19, 2009.


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Press Release

January 18, 2013

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