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.”