‘Only President Yavlinsky and Yabloko can deliver a Russia that is a strong, engaged player on the world stage’

As Russians prepare to head to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday 18th March, the bureau of Liberal International has urged voters to back Dr Grigory Yavlinsky, endorsing the liberal leader as Russia’s best hope for a free future.

The Liberal International bureau said:

“As Russia enters the final days before electing a new president, the global liberal family stands resolutely behind Russia’s liberal leader Dr Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of our member party, Yabloko, as he leads the campaign for a free, open, Russia that offers opportunity for all.

“Vladimir Putin has presided over a Russian Federation that, we regret, has turned inwards and suffered as the democratic space has continued to shrink. Underpinned by liberal values Europe, and indeed the world, needs a Russia that is a strong, engaged, democratic player on the world stage and only President Yavlinsky and Yabloko are able to deliver this for the Russian people.”


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