The bureau of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party removed 488 people from the register and deprived of their membership cards. About it informs Kommersant citing sources.
According to the publication, during the discussion, a dispute arose over 18 party members, including the head of the Moscow district Gagarinsky, Elena Rusakova. Rusakova herself said that she was denied re-registration. The head of the Ramenki municipal district, Maxim Gongalsky, also stated this. In total, according to the channel, the party did not register about 15 Moscow municipal deputies. Gongalsky called the publication the scale of the exceptions “truly Stalinist.”
A member of Yabloko’s Moscow bureau, head of the Yakimanka municipal district, Andrei Morev, said that during the re-registration 237 people were registered, another 202 were removed from the right to appeal this decision. According to him, the party members dropped out of the regional branch, who did not submit the necessary documents on time.
Ivan Bolshakov, deputy chairman of Yabloko, said that no one was formally expelled from the party. According to him, those who did not get in touch, did not confirm their membership and did not write a statement that they wanted to remain a member of the party were announced to have dropped out of the party.