At the beginning of July, Jabloko members gathered at an annual congress in a Moscow skyscraper and had a snack and listened to a string quartet. But he talked about one – the September elections to the Russian State Duma.
“These elections will determine Russia’s future for decades to come,” said 26-year-old Kirill Goncharov, who sought to break into parliament from a relatively hostile constituency in Moscow.
For Jabloko veterans, who have been in the country’s politics for a long time, this election is theoretically a chance to take advantage of public dissatisfaction and criticism from the ruling Russia party.
But they are equally aware that the Kremlin is not standing still – free speech is increasingly being pressured in Russia, reports of arrests of opposition people are flashing. Probably that is why Goncharov admitted: “This may be our last chance. You can shut us down at any moment. “
On the other hand, how 15min Leonid Ragozin, an independent Russian journalist, said it was entirely possible that the Kremlin, which controls all officially registered parties in Russia, could admit liberals into the State Duma this time around.
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