[24.03.2015] Grigory Yavlinsky: Russias governments have been illegitimate since 1917 // Argumenti.ru, 21.03.2015 Interview by Valentina Karyelova For the past three months, the volume of industrial production in St. Petersburg dropped by 9.3 per cent, and the reduction in a number of important industries amounted to 27-29 per cent, wage arrears grew by 19 times, construction of apartments fell by 13 per cent – this is the price St.Petersburg dwellers have to pay for the economic crisis provoked by political reasons, including the annexation of Crimea. Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party, spoke with Argumeni.ru why Russia’s governments had been illegitimate, whether the real killers of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov would be found and what price Russian citizens would pay for the annexation of Crimea.
[04.03.2015] Grigory Yavlinsky: Boris Nemtsovs murder resembles a showcase execution Press Release, 3.03.2015 Grigory Yavlinsky noted: “Boris Nemtsov’s murder resembles a showcase execution in the form of an act of terror. Executions are always carried out publicly to intimidate. He was murdered because he expressed his views openly. He also said that Russia should not fight against Ukraine, and that Russians should not kill Ukrainians and Ukrainians should not kill Russians. He was killed for such statements, in a bid to silence everybody else, so that everyone would stay silent out of fear.”
[04.03.2015] YABLOKO participated in mourning demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov Press release, 01.03.2015 The YABLOKO party participated in the mourning demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Those who joined YABLOKO column held placards which said “War murdered Nemtsov” and “Russians and Ukrainians are brothers for forever”. The column was headed by YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin and the party’s founder Grigory Yavlinsky.
[02.03.2015] Nemtsov was casualty of a wider war Grigory Yavlinsky, Financial Times, 1 march Boris Nemtsov’s murder, which has shocked Russia, is the result of the war that has been under way for the past year. The war’s location is far broader than the area of military operations in east Ukraine. It covers the whole of Russia and the former USSR.
[28.02.2015] Grigory Yavlinskys blog in LiveJournal 28.02.2015 The political responsibility for this crime lies on the authorities and personally on Vladimir Putin, whose launched the war, continue it and holds a propaganda campaign of hatred in support of this war. The moral and humane responsibility is on those who is involved in this campaign.
I categorically demand a competent and impartial investigation of a demonstrative and extremely blatant political murder of Boris Nemtsov.
[28.02.2015] Grigory Yavlinsky on the murder of Boris Nemtsov 28.02.2015 This is a very grave crime. There are no words for it. The political responsibility lies on the authorities and personaly president.
Deepest condolences to the mother and all next of kin of Boris Nemtsov.
[19.02.2015] Russias political regime is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism Press Release, 18.02.2015 YABLOKO Political Committee believes that the present Russia’s regime of peripheral authoritarianism is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism. The key element to this development has been inadequate foreign policies. The main slogan of the democratic opposition in these conditions must be the demand to stop interfering into Ukraine’s affairs.
[17.02.2015] A Conscious Choice? // By Grigory Yavlinsky. Novaya Gazeta, 06.02.2015 Russia’s place and role in the modern world is under the attack of the “collective West”, and not the political regime. Action needs to be taken now - otherwise it will soon prove impossible to stop the rollercoaster as it gathers momentum.
[09.02.2015] Grigory YAVLINSKY: Economy cannot survive these political decisions Novaya, 09.02.2015 The position of Yabloko Party and its leader Grigory YAVLINSKY was always uncompromisingly pacifist. But today the matter of how to treat the war has crossed the line of just ethics and the politics itself. That is why the talk between the Economy Department editor of The Novaya Gazeta and the author of “500 days” was also about the war. And about how to rescue our country and from what to rescue it.