| Provocations against the YABLOKO party have been conducted
for a long time already. At first you could only envy the patience of representatives
of the party, but after one-time anti-YABLOKO actions became systematic,
YABLOKO has openly stated that all these campaigns are being carried out
by the SPS electoral head-quarters and have provided corresponding evidence.
Strangely enough the SPS has not responded with lawsuits, but has instead
launched another attack and stopped conducting the tricks against YABLOKO
anonymously. The greatest product of this campaign was "Yabloko Without
Yavlinsky". It should be recalled here that the creators of this action
were unable to find any former or present members of the YABLOKO party
to register in this organisation, and its leader - a Mr. Morozov who prefers
to make loud demands for Yavlinsky's resignation from the post of party
leader - has never had anything to do with YABLOKO at all. The organizers
of the picket before the beginning of YABLOKO's congress on September 6
also have nothing to do with the party. However, their slogans, such as
"Mitrokhin, hands off RAO UES" clearly indicated the interests
they were defending or, to put it more simply, their paymasters.
At the same time the failing black PR managers decided to proceed further.
Tired of the constant search for people to carry out their campaigns,
they decided to use the Internet to seek cooperation on a paid basis.
They placed their price list and contact phone numbers on the web-site of the banner exchange network of the Union of Journalists,
which is quite a logical step.
Asked to comment, the Press Service of YABLOKO told us that the party
had nothing to do with "Yabloko Without Yavlinsky" or moreover
with such a publication. "We think that this is another provocation
in the chain of the black PR actions targeted against our party",
we were told by YABLOKO's press service. "YABLOKO has already filed
a corresponding request to the Central Electoral Commission of the RF
and Public Prosecutor General Office, where our request was accepted for
investigation." As regards our assessment of the aforementioned publication,
we can say that it is of poor standard and is clumsy unprofessional work,
as nobody with an understanding of such things would provide the telephone
number of Mr. Gozman (Ed. Head of the SPS electoral headquarters).
State Duma elections
YABLOKO and the SPS