In my recent post, I suggested that Yabloko may not be serious at all about participating in the March 11 marathon of regional elections. A fresh evidence came from Pskov, where Yabloko had called off its already submitted party list, citing an "administrative pressure" on its candidates as a reason. Yabloko still plans to run candidates in single-mandate districts, where they (as well as all others) will inevitably loose to United Russia’s candidates.
The only alternative explanation to Yabloko’s behavior I can see is money. Yabloko is obviously short on funds. For as long as its list is registered in Moscow, and there is still a possibility to push it through in St. Petersburg — two cities where the party has a realistic chance to get into city halls — all monies will go there. All other campaigns (12 of them in total) will be skipped on the pretense of "political pressure" from the authorities.