Voters' League created in Russia

posted 17 Jan 2012, 14:44 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jan 2012, 14:46 ]
Source: (info), 17/01/12 

· Electoral rights  · Right of assembly  · Freedom of association  · Protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

On Monday the creation of a Voters’ League was announced. Founders of the new non-governmental organization are 16 individuals who include Leonid Parfenov, Yury Shevchuk, Boris Akunin, Tatyana Lazareva, Rustem Adagamov, Ilya Varlamov, Sergei Parkhomenko, and Petr Shkumatov. 

Tatyana Lazareva was the first to announce the foundation of the League in her blog. “We have to start doing something,” she wrote. “I am not a politician and I never shall be, but if I see that my country is in decline, then I will fight against it. And I call on all those who, like me, identify themselves with their country to do the same.” 

“Let’s move from talking to acting: sign up to be election observers, take part in our demonstrations, put forward your own ideas. We have to put our own house in order. No one else will do it for us,” Boris Akunin said. [Read more]