The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not support the bill of St.Petersburg “On the election of deputies of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly” which includes the introduction of a mixed electoral system which was initiated “orally” on 3 February, 2016.
The key factor determining the nature of the programme will be the fact that for the first time since 1996 elections will take place in a situation of economic recession, decline in living standards of most of citizens, social and economic crisis. This is stated in the basic principles of the electoral programme adopted by the FPC. The programme will address all the citizens of Russia. YABLOKO will propose a "coherent and compelling economic, social and humanitarian alternative" for the country. The party states, that Russia needs a radical change of the course conducted by President Vladimir Putin.
[17.01.2016] Alexei Arbatovs anniversary Congratulations, 17.01.2016 On 17 January, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Alexai Arbatov celebrated his 65 birthday. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and Chair of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky congratulated him.
On behalf of your colleagues from the YABLOKO party I congratulate you on your Birthday! You are a true professional, a politician of principle whose opinion is regarded by the Russian and foreign colleagues throughout the existence of YABLOKO. Your experience as Deputy of the State Duma, military and international relations expert, your research on military equipment and international law have made you one of the most distinguished politicians and our party’s pride. I am sure that your experience will be yet more in demand at the state level by all means.
The main events of the year were political reprisals against the dissenting: the murder of Boris Nemtsov and severe poisoning of Vladimir Kara-Murza who only miraculously escaped death.
The point of this year – the toughest pressure on the civil society for the past 30 years, the stake on the use of force in domestic and foreign polices – was focused in the very beginning [of the year]: the tragedy of February 27 [the murder of Boris Nemtsov].