Veteran liberal Grigory Yavlinsky to run for president in 2012

Russia’s liberal Yabloko party has nominated its first leader and co-founder, Grigory Yavlinsky, to run for president in March next year. Yabloko’s co-leader Sergei Mitrokhin said Yavlinsky could be the main opposition coalition candidate but added that it was open for discussion. “We do not wish to impose our candidate, we wish to offer discussion […]