×
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.

Just Russia Leaders Spar Over Rally Role

A public spat took place Wednesday between senior members of A Just Russia, with Gennady Gudkov calling party leader Sergei Mironov a liar over comments he made about Gudkov’s participation in recent opposition rallies.

Gudkov — who is deputy chairman of the State Duma security council and was a mainstay at the Moscow protests — said Mironov had lied when he told Finam FM radio that Gudkov was given a “final warning” over his continued participation in the rallies.

“Mironov, let’s say, lied. There was no discussion of rallies and certainly not of warnings,” Gudkov wrote Thursday on Twitter.

After the election, in which Mironov came in last, he said the party would not attend anti-Kremlin protests.

But Gudkov and other party deputies continued to go to the rallies, and Mironov said Wednesday that he had given a “friendly” ultimatum to stop.

“We gave Gennady Gudkov what they call a final warning,” he told the radio station. “We shall not authorize you going as a representative of the party. If your actions or statements bring damage to the party, we will have to part ways.”

Gudkov said he was confused by Mironov’s invitation to protest leader Sergei Udaltsov to join the party.

… 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