Contents tagged with Yabloko

  • Yavlinsky speaks about conversation with Putin regarding situation in Ukraine

    Grigory Yavlinsky, co-founder of the Yabloko party, spoke on air during a broadcast of the television channel Dozhd about a prior meeting between him and President Vladimir Putin, during which they discussed the situation in Ukraine.

    Yavlinsky said that he considered it “necessary to meet" with Putin, "because this is politics." "And we need to conduct a dialogue. If there is no dialogue, then it is a big, big disaster," he said.

    Regarding whether Putin thinks that "something needs to be …

  • Russian public figures call on PARNAS and Yabloko to unite in September’s Duma elections

    In an open letter to the leaders of PARNAS and the Yabloko Party, prominent Russian public figures, human rights activists, and scholars called on the two parties to unite in the forthcoming State Duma elections. The activists published a second appeal to the general public, calling on them to support such cooperation. Both were published together in Novaya Gazeta on Tuesday, February 23rd.

    The authors expressed alarm over the impending chaos in Russia due to the current political …

  • Authorities in Moscow reject application for anti-Kadyrov rally

    City authorities in Moscow have rejected an application submitted by the liberal Yabloko party to hold a public rally to call for the removal of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic.

    Radio Free Europe reported that Yabloko instead plans to hold a rotating one-person picket on January 26th in front of President Putin’s administration building, as public demonstrations in Russia of more than one person must be approved by the authorities. Russian opposition groups report that it is …

  • Yavlinsky: Russia must create political alternative in 2016

    In an op-ed written for Novaya Gazeta, politician Grigory Yavlinsky examined the year's main events in Russia, highlighting political reprisals against political dissidents, in particular the assassination of Boris Nemtsov.

    "The whole theme of this year, the most pressure put on civil society in the last 30 years, the amount of force used in the country and in international relations, is concentrated in the very beginning: the tragedy of February 27th," Yavlinsky wrote, referring to the day on …