A handful of parties from Russia's beleaguered liberal opposition on Tuesday announced plans to unite before December elections to the Moscow city legislature, and called for a broader coalition of democratic forces to take part in the 2007-2008 parliamentary and presidential campaigns.
The liberal parties Yabloko, the Union of Right Forces, the Union of Russia's Greens and the United People's Party of Soldiers' Mothers have agreed to run for Moscow's legislature jointly on Yabloko's ticket with a pledge to fight President Vladimir Putin's "authoritarian and bureaucratic regime."
"Democracy has frozen, its needs to be rebooted," Union of Right Forces leader Nikita Belykh told a news conference, using computer slang, according to the AP.
His party and Yabloko were pushed out of the national parliament in December 2003 elections, a major blow to liberal forces that have struggled to regroup.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities