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Grigory Yavlinsky led YABLOKOs column at the March of the Millions

Press Release

June 12, 2012

YABLOKOs activists and supporters participated in demonstration of the opposition in Moscow. Party members formed a column under the banner "We demand new elections!". The column was led by party leaders Grigory Yavlinsky, Valery Borshchyov, Anatoly Golov, Yugeny Bunimovich, Galina Mikhalyova, leader of the Youth Yabloko Kirill Goncharov and other.

"We participate in today's demonstration because millions of people do not agree with the policies pursued by Vladimir Putin, as well as lawlessness [in the country]. We received a mandate from our voters - and only according to the official data, there are over two million of such people for a continuous political struggle for a different system: for fair elections, an independent judiciary, equality before the law and the inviolability of property rights, Grigory Yavlinsky said to journalists.

Yavlinsky also emphasized that YABLOKO would participate in all the protests against the tyranny of the present system, its authoritarian and corrupted nature, against totalitarism.

Russia will be free!, Down with the police state!, For the Changes! and Russia without Putin! such were the slogans chanted by YABLOKOs activists during the demonstration.

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, has been on a working visit to Omsk, took part in the protest action in Omsk.

Griogry Yavlinsky and Valery Borshchyov


Griogry Yavlinsky


Anatoly Golov, leader of YABLOKO's socio-democratic faction


Galina Mikhalyova, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO


Kirilll Gontcharov, leader of the Youth YABLOKO


Valery Borshchyov, Russian human rights activist, YABLOKO Bureau member


More photographs from the Moscow rally


See also:

Mitrokhin about searches in the homes of Russian opposition figures: the country has moved to an open dictatoship. Press Release, June 11, 2012.rship regime

YABLOKO to protest against the new law on rallies at the March of the Millions. Press Release, June 9, 2012.

Mitrokhin: signing by President Putin of the law on rallies represents an actual ban on street actions. Interfax, June 8, 2012.

Official Russian human rights bodies condemn new law on rallies. Based on Interfax reports, June 7, 2012.

Picketing against toughening of the law on rallies took place in Novosibirsk. Press Release, June 7, 2012.

Police stopped the procession to the monument to Pushkin because of the T-shirts with protest slogans. Press Release, June 6, 2012.

Activists protesting against the law on rallies arrested in Volgograd. Press Service of Volgograd YABLOKO, June 6, 2012.

Pickets against the law raising fines for rallies has taken place by the Federation Council. Press Release, June 6, 2012.

YABLOKO to continue protesting against adoption of the law raising penalties on rallies by the Federation Council and in Alexander Gardens by the Kremlin. Press Release, June 5, 2012.

Russian United Democratic Party leader Sergey Mitrokhin arrested as "a hooligan". EU Reporter. June 5, 2012

YABLOKO leader and 17 activists arrested by the State Duma. Press Release, June 5, 2012

Mitrokhin released without charges, other activists will stand before court. Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Sergei Mitrokhin and activists detained at the "walking protests" by the State Duma
Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Sergei Mitrokhin and activists detained at the "walking protests" by the State Duma
Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Youth YABLOKO to picket the State Duma protesting against raising of fines for rallies
Press Release, May 17, 2012.

Yavlinsky called on the "walking protestors" in St. Petersburg to set political goals. Interfax. May 15, 2012

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