Political party “the Apple” talks about reforming the funding. This was told “Vedomosti” Deputy Chairman Sergei Ivanenko.
He noted that the negotiations are “difficult and long” in the party explain this technical delay. According to the interlocutor of the edition, if in a month or month and a half will make a decision on additional financial resources in the budget, the party will experience a “more serious problem”.
“We are trying to restore most of it. We had a provision for three months, now the third month ends. But we expect by the end of March to finalize the negotiation and to secure the funding during the year,” said Ivanenko.
He stressed that if the party’s funding drastically reduced that the user may begin to limit their presence in the regions and introduce a new format of work when the offices will exist only legally. As told the publication the member of the political Council of the Novosibirsk Olesya Valger, the office party is already looking for new sources of funding, including through fundraising.
About who the party leadership talks, Ivanenko did not elaborate, but noted that “any financing of the business must be confirmed by the President.” The interlocutor of “sheets” in the party said that the founder of “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky and the first Deputy head of presidential administration Sergey Kiriyenko have had a bad relationship. This confirms the press Secretary of the Chairman of the party Igor Yakovlev, who also confirmed that the money is in the budget of the organization remained for a month. According to him, the party had gone to reduce their costs.
“Sponsors are, but there are negotiations on terms. We have eight years has been without government funding in a very economical mode — handle and now,” said the spokesman.
Earlier, on 11 March, Grigory Yavlinsky at the meeting of the Federal political Committee of the party said that “Apple” should be reformed into “a new party for new goals and challenges.” According to him, the party of the European type can not exist in Russia because of “the lack of free media, independent judiciary, independent Finance and fair elections.” In early February, the party announced the beginning of the presidential election campaign of its co-founder Grigory Yavlinsky.