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Grigory Yavlinsky led YABLOKOs column at the anti-fascist manifestation in Moscow

Press Release

January 19, 2013

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of its Political Committee, led YABLOKOs column at the anti-fascist manifestation in Moscow. The action was held in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova killed by Neo-Nazis in the centre of Moscow.

Yuri Medovar, Chair of YABLOKO's local branch of the West of Moscow 

The manifestation started at Tverskoy Boulevard and ended at Nikitsky Boulevard. Then the activists took away the party symbols and flags and laid flowers to the place of death of Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov at Prechistinka street.

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky holding a banner "Fascism will not go!"

Party activists held a banner "Fascism will not go" and photographs of the killed Stanislav Markelov, Anastasia Baburova, Yury Schekochikhin, Farid Babayev, Anna Politkovskaya and Larissa Yudina.

"Fascism is very dangerous: it emerges all of a sudden and embraces a vast mass of people. This is a huge problem in human history and probably one of the most tragic and terrible pages in the political history of mankind. In our country fascism may be very dangerous especially when linked with Stalinism, so even the slightest movements towards it have to be stopped it. And there are lots of such movements in life and politics now. Therefore, the more people will consciously, openly and loudly oppose fascism, the better it is. And this must be done continuously," said Yavlinsky.

YABLOKO leaders and activists have been taking part in the action in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova for several years already.

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

Right: Galina Mikhalyova, Bureau member, and Yuri Medovar with photographs of YABLOKO's Yuri Schekochikhin, journalist of Novaya Gazeta

Alexei Melnikov, Bureau member

See also:

Human Rights

Freedom of Speech



Press Release

January 19, 2013

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