×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

United Russia Pitches Anti-"Orange" Declaration

The head of United Russia's State Duma fraction Andrei Vorobyov proposed Tuesday that the other parties in the Duma sign a statement declaring the need to prevent an "orange scenario, revolutions and outside interference."

Vorobyov called the proposal "extremely important for the country, for those who want peace, consequent stable growth and changes that will solve problems," according to comments carried by the United Russia press service.

The Duma majority party leader said it could be inferred that the other parties represented in parliament did not want to support the initiative, though no official refusal has been issued. Vorovyov implied that the initiative was something supported by a majority of Russians.

An "anti-orange" rally was held Saturday at Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow that drew tens of thousands of demonstrators, who waved signs declaring support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Speakers at the event uttered grave warnings regarding the threat of Western influence in Russian political affairs, referencing Ukraine's Orange Revolution, which overturned the controversial 2004 election of pro-Russian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych and which Yanukovych's supporters said was instigated by Western governments.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more