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Liberal Yavlinsky Awarded Prize for Freedom
MosNews, October 18, 2004 (Archive)
Yabloko head was nominated for the award by the faction Liberals, Democrats
and Reformers of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
This decision was made in October 2003 during a session of the Liberal
International in Dakar, Senegal. The party had an observer status by the
Liberal International since 1998, and became its full member in 2002.
Prize for Freedom has been awarded to Grigory Yavlinsky
Press release, October 16, 2004
The International Prize for Freedom will be handed to chairman of Russian
Democratic Party YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky at special ceremony in Berlin
on October, 18
Age, Putin Gambles on Raw Power
By Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, September 19, 2004
"All this period of time was called democracy," Mr. Yavlinsky
said in an interview. "The people looked at it and said, 'If that
is democracy, then, thank you very much.' " But he added, angrily:
"All these things had nothing in common with democracy. It was Potemkin
Happened to Russia?
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Kommersant, September 17, 2004
Terrorists' acts leading to deaths of innocent, and unarmed people,
children and women have no justification whatsoever either political,
or moral, or religious, or ideological.
Happened to Russia?
By Grigory Yavlinsky, www.yavlinsky.ru, September 15, 2004
What happened to Russia? It drowned. In lies and cynicism.
Still, we have to swim on. We cannot sink to the bottom of this sea
of cynicism and lies. Many people cannot live on in this way. After getting
a taste of truth and freedom once, hoping that it will be possible to
live in Russia and human dignity will be observed, they have become inner defectors.
On the measures proposed by the President of the RF at the expanded meeting of the Cabinet
The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO, Statement,
YABLOKO's press-service, September 13, 2004
As the President virtually completely controls the regional authorities
today, the legislative decision to appoint the heads of the regions without
changing anything in essence, marks a step to revise the Constitution
Tragedy of Beslan
A complete text of Grigory Yavlinsky's interview published in a contracted
version by Interfax, Interfax, September 6, 2004
insist on immediate resignation of the chiefs of the security, the interior
and the defence ministries, creation of a parliamentary commission on
investigation of the events in Beslan, and direct public dialogue with
President on the problems of security, the policies on Chechnya and Caucasus
By Lilia Shevtsova, FOREIGN POLICY, September/October 2004
emerged as a promising young deputy prime minister in Russia's first
post-Soviet government in 1990, under then President Boris Yeltsin. In
bold and rare move, he later left the government voluntarily and led his
pro-democratic opposition Yabloko party into the Duma (Russian parliament),
where he spent a decade storming the barricades of Russia's soft
Faces His Biggest Challenge So Far
By Catherine Belton, St Peterburg Times, September 10, 2004
"If you have a system that has no independent sources of information,
no independent parliament, no independent justice, or even any independent
business, then you have a system that is very fragile," said Grigory
Yavlinsky, a former presidential candidate and leader of the liberal Yabloko
party. "This is a system that is not only dangerous to people but
also to Putin."
reaction from Russian party leaders to Putin's political proposals
ITAR-TASS, September 13, 2004
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the Yabloko party,
thinks that the president's plan to take control of regional gubernatorial
elections is "anticonstitutional". In an official statement,
he said the plan was "insulting" to the people of Russia.
BBC, September 10, 2004
Grigory Yavlinsky blames the Kremlin for what happened during the siege which has left
least 353 people dead.
the tragedy in Beslan
By Grigory Yavlinsky, www.yavlinsky.ru, September 6, 2004
The authorities should take three steps, which can be broken down into
three areas. Economic: the people must have normal jobs, incomes and living
conditions. Military: the local habitants should be able to trust the
actions carried out to capture the bandits... Political: it is necessary
to involve as many Chechens as possible in the discussion of developments
Tax, Operation "Vacuum Cleaner"
By Mikhail Romanov, Alina Keshokova, Natalia Shipitsyna and Yelena Zvereva, Moskovski Komsomolets, August 3, 2004
"Why is building communism considered possible and unjust privatisation
considered possible - but measures amending the situation are not?
At the same time, the tax alone cannot be expected to fix the situation.
The same legislation should specify the ceiling for concentration
of capital in one person's ownership, transparent lobbying and transparent
funding of political parties, public television. It should also
specify separation of business and government at all levels, and
must recognize the validity of the deals made in the 1990s."
is time for Putin to make up his mind
A complete version of Grigory Yavlinsky's article published in an
abbreviated version in "Forbes", No. 4, July 2004
If you open the newspapers, what are the economic topics
in the headings? Tax problems, social privileges, GNP rates. However, everybody
knows that you can improve the tax system indefinitely, develop new forms
of mortgages and "mop up" banks, but all other measures are pointless
until you resolve once and for all, clearly and unequivocally property
issues. A political and legal estimate of privatisation in the mid-1990s
is the main economic issue today. President Putin should finally make up
his mind. Otherwise nothing will be achieved.
to foreign journalists working in Russia
Grigory Yavlinsky, www.yavlinsky.ru, July 15, 2004
Paul Khlebnikov was a fearless man. He loved Russia and believed in
its bright and fair future. However, he mistakenly believed that this
future had already arrived. Please accept my deep condolences concerning
the death of your comrade.
Yavlinsky: Authoritarianism leads to irreversible backwardness
Novaya Gazeta, July 1, 2004
Leader of Yabloko talked to Andrei Kosmynin about the political climate in Russia on the eve of the next Yabloko Party congress.
Yavlinsky: the state clan replaced the State Planning Committee in Russia
Rosbalt, June 8, 2004
"I categorically disagree with the
political system that has been built in Russia recently." Such a statement
was made by the leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory
Yavlinsky during live broadcast by Ekho Moskvi radio station. According
to Yavlinsky, despite some correct solutions, this system lacks an independent
court, independent parliament and civil or some outer control over the
secret services and law enforcement agencies: it also lacks politically
important and independent mass media, and elections are controlled.
Yavlinsky: All the bright journalists have been shut up in Russia
Rosbalt, June 8, 2004
Yavlinsky is certain that the authorities should be criticised, “but
there should be no insulting.” “And in general one should
not insult any one, either the authorities, the public or people in jail,”
Yavlinsky on the work of the government
yavlinsky.ru, May 12 2004
The government has yet to present an economic programme. However, the
range of measures outlined by the Cabinet, for example, in the social
sphere may lead to a deterioration in the conditions for some population
groups, above all the most vulnerable members of society.
Yavlinsky calls on democratic parties to unite
Rosbalt, May 1, 2004
According to a Rosbalt correspondent, YABLOKO’s leader also stated
that the conditions requisite for the functioning of independent courts,
parliament and mass media should be created in Russia. Public and civil
control over secret services and the law and enforcement agencies should
represents Russia in international conferences
special for www.yalvinsky.ru, April 23, 2004
On April 23-25, 2004, Griogry Yavlinsky will participate in the conference
conducted by the Ditchley Foundation, and international non-profit organisation,
and devoted to Russia Russia as a Stable and Flourishing Partner.
On April 27-30, 2004, Yavlinsky is invited to make a speech at the European
annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
thinks that liberal reforms have not been conducted in Russia yet
special for www.yalvinsky.ru, April 22, 2004
There has been no modern, serious, systematic
liberal approach to the Russian reforms for the past ten years, stated
Yavlinsky: The ban of the First of May march is symptomatic
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Marina Gvozdevskaya, BBC, April 9, 2004
"...And this is connected with the fact that the action was
announced as "Civil Society Against a Police State," and
it was banned because it was stated in such an open and clear way."
Yavlinsky: the goal of boosting votes for United Russia to 40% and probably
of raising turnout, affected the results of the parliamentary elections
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky conducted by Denis Babichenko, Itogi, March 30, 2004
In my opinion, despite all our documented arguments,
the courts will reject everything and the people will only start to believe
that it was pointless seeking honesty at the elections.
Yavlinsky comments on the declaration by President Putin to fight against
Anchor: Vladimir Baburin, Radio Liberty, March 25, 2004
If there is no public control, if there are
no public organisations such as trade unions, political parties, different
citizens' associations, if we have a one-party parliament which also belongs
to the same party of power, in these conditions we can do nothing to fight
A meeting between Grigory Yavlinsky and members of the Russian branch of the PEN-club took place last week.
March 18, 2004
Most of the discussion evolved around developments with Russian democracy since 1985. According to Grigory Yavlinsky, with the beginning of perestroika people discovered that another life was quite possible: without fear. Lies and the absurd. The state can be arranged to ensure that citizensí rights can be exercised, instead of a fight against them. The state should not only protect property rights, but also support an efficient social system. And people strived for such changes.
Warns of 'Gosklan'
By Caroline McGregor, The Moscow Times, February 11, 2004
Less than 150 people make all key decisions in the country, and
ultimately "all businesses, parliament, the media and the courts
controlled by one person," he said, in reference to President Vladimir
Yavlinsky: The country is slipping away and there is nothing that can
be done about it
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Natalya Gromova, Moskovsky Komsomolets, January 30, 2004
For the past ten years my critics have been
saying that I'm unwilling to compromise; now they are criticizing me for
seeking a compromise. Last spring, the papers praised YABLOKO for finding
a common language with Putin to get into the Duma. Now they're asking
why we tried to find common language with Putin - saying that's why we
failed to get into the Duma. In such a situation, there's only one option:
pay no attention, and do what you believe needs to be done.
Orchestra Greatly Impressed all Davos"
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, Gazeta, January 26, 2004
If we speak about Tchaikovsky, Gergiev and
the Mariinsky Theatre, then the interest is huge here. Politics and economy
do not represent any interest.
state comes first for Vladimir Putin
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Claudia von Salzen, Tagesspiegel, January 12, 2004
All elements of society are concentrated
in the same hands which resemble the 1930s. This is a semi-Soviet system.
Fears Totalitarian Slide
Reuters, January 12, 2004
Yavlinsky, speaking Thursday evening, said Russia has effectively
reverted to a Soviet-style one-party parliament after the December
elections. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party controls two-thirds of
in the State Duma, and Yavlinsky said the other three parties there were
indistinguishable from it on all major issues.
Yavlinsky: a Potyomkin village has been systematically built in Russia.
Novaya Gazeta, December 25, 2003
The reason is that elections have ceased to be even relatively democratic
- honest, equal, or fair. With no judiciary independent from the administration,
no independent mass media, no independent sources of funding, there cannot
be real political competition - and that is the essence of elections.
liberal fears slide to authoritarian rule
By Mark Trevelyan, Reuters, January 9, 2004
Russia's most prominent liberal
presidential election is a sham, and the country risks sliding towards
totalitarianism under the unchallenged grip of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin.
Yavlinsky: "He should do it, by he won't."
Politburo, December 22, 2003
The President should create over the
next four years an independent court, independent mass media and, first
and foremost, public television, stop the interference of his administration
in elections and adopt decisive measures to reduce admnistrative pressure
at elections at all levels.
Politics: "No News Is Good News"
Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the opposition Yabloko
Party, Business Week, December 8, 2003
necessary to do a lot of positive things, but they can't be done at the
moment. They can be done only after the Presidential election -- if the
President is prepared to move in this direction.
with Grigory Yavlinsky
Anchor - Vladimir Solovyov, NTV channel, "Apelsinoviy Sok" (Orange Juice) progamme, November 2, 2003
Yavlinsky: In our country, any political activities
become complicated, if they are purposeful and serious. In Russia, many
Stalinist methods of government are still in use.
Capital Is the Basis for Economic Growth
By Griogry Yavlinsky, RTR television channel, "Vesti" programme, October 5, 2003
As we know, economic growth has many factors,
but in most cases we are talking about taxes, the economic structure and
the Lessons of the Events of October 3-4, 1993
By Griogry Yavlinsky, Grigory Yavlinsky's web-site, October 5, 2003
The responsibility for unleashing the civil war in the centre of the
Russian capital and fatalities should be borne by those who adopted the
criminal decisions and considered victory in the fight for power to be
more important than their compatriots' lives and civil peace.
Biggest Problem is the State
By Anna Skornyakova, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 2, 2003
As long as law enforcement agencies are virtually uncontrolled and
can blackmail businessmen and participate in the redistribution
of property, any qualitative improvement in the situation is out
of question, something noted by virtually all the politicians and
political scientists at the meeting of the Open Forum Club devoted
to the prospects of Russia's economy and the problems of relations
between the authorities and business.
Are Being Put on the Meter
By Ksenia Veretennikova, Vremya Novostei, September 12, 2003
Yesterday the YABLOKO party disclosed to journalists the
results of its action "Let's Put Monopolists on the Meter" which
aimed to indicate toYABLOKO activists whether the utilities’ tariffs
Defeat of the USA is Our Defeat."
By Kseniya Veretennikova, Vremya Novostei, September 25, 2003
to Yavlinsky, the defeat of the coalition troops in Iraq would mean Russia's
defeat, as it would incite terrorism and extremism on a global level.
Yavlinsky: Russian politics is deliberately being transformed into a farce
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Tatyana Chesnokova, Rosbalt, September 25, 2003
"This situation has been deliberately created to make less
and less people engage actively in politics and lead more and more
of the population to readily accept decision-making on their behalf
by third parties".
Payment for Water Exceeds the Real Costs by 3.5 Times
By Mikhail Dichev, Finansoviye Izvestia, September 12, 2003
If the person did not live in the flat and correspondingly did not use
water, a fairly high figure still appeared on the bill.
Yavlinsky: Russia is experiencing a toughest system crisis
Press release, September
..."the crisis of lagging behind"
- manifested in the quality of life, freedoms and liberties, as well as
the state building and its directions.
Congress discusses the electoral programme of the party
Press release, September
YABLOKO members voted for the list of candidates for the federal and regional
lists, as well as a list for single-mandate electoral districts proposed
by the party for the parliamentary elections.
thinks that YABLOKO will manage to make it into the State Duma
Press release, September
At the briefing where the leaders of the party summed up the results of
the 11th congress of the party held Saturday-Sunday in Moscow, Yavlinsky
explained that the final results would depend on how open and honest the
election campaign would be, as well as on the political situation in the
may not support the draft federal budget in the first reading
Rosbalt, September 4, 2003
Yavlinsky said that a distribution, where 62% of the funds remain
with the federal center, while the regions obtain only 38% of the
funds is unjust.
that corrupted Russia
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Financial Times (UK), September 3, 2003
In those years two Marxist dogmas, albeit disguised in liberal phraseology,
still shaped economic policy. The first was...
Yavlinsky: "It is impossible to create a real opposition in
Moskovsky Komsomolets, September 2, 2003
By the way, there is a big difference between business and economics.
Business is the ability to make money. And economics is a science
on how to create the well-being of a country.
YABLOKO party will conduct the election campaign honestly and within
the framework of the law, but is not going to sign the "Elections
Press release, August 21, 2003
"The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO has always observed and
will always comply with Russian legislation in all its actions."
Between the State and Oligarchs Is Destructive for Russia
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, La Stampa, July 22, 2003
turned out to be more dangerous than the illness...
the Constitutional Court from YABLOKO
Selskaya Zhizn, July 17, 2003
This regards the problem that concerns most of our readers - pensions
that render it impossbile to live a dignified life.
By Natalia Rozhkova, Vremya Novostei, June 23, 2003
thinks it is possible to combine conscription with contractors for only
one or two years while the reform is being carried out.
Motion in the Cabinet: After the Discussion
Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky, Special for the web-site, June 19, 2003
It was important to
say that a system of serious backwardness and demodernisation had
developed in the country. It was important to say that both economy
and history do not follow the Regulations of the Duma; that today
we had to set the grounds for positive developments in the future.
Against the "Russian White House" Begins
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Dmitry Chernov, Vremya MN, June 11, 2003
Everybody knows that social
policy is based first of all on economic policy. Government proposals
on the economic policy for next year are clear to us in general,
as their proposals on the budget for 2004 have been submitted
to the Duma. Whatever the Cabinet promises us now, this would
not correspond to the real situation, as the economic base the
Cabinet is going to reflect in the budget for the coming year
is such that many of their promises have already turned into mere
Yavlinsky explains his stance on the vote of no-confidence
in the Cabinet
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Andrei Shariy, Radio Liberty, June 11, 2003
"...our possibilities are extremely limited.
But it is our duty to realise them to the full."
Yavlinsky called for an increase in state ecological
Vesti Programme, RTR channel, June 5, 2003
In particular, in autumn 2003 YABLOKO is going to
submit to the State Duma the Kyoto Protocol for ratification.
determines the directions of Russia's environmental
policy and calls on the State Duma to ratify the Kyoto
Press release, June 5, 2003
In addition to the prospects of ratification and entry into force
of the Kyoto Protocol, the participants of the Round Table discussed
a range of problems related to Russia’s environmental policy.
Patching Things Up at Putin's Picnic
By Grigory Yavlinsky, The Moscow Times, June 6, 2003.
The top-level meetings held in St. Petersburg last weekend produced
positive results for Russia, Europe and the entire world.
To the 50th Anniversary of Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty
Address by Grigory Yavlinsky to the conference devoted to the 50th Anniversary of Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty conducted in Prague, on June 6, 2003
It would not be an overstatement to say that RFE/RL is the most reliable source of objective political information about world events and, even more importantly, Russian politics.
Grigory Yavlinsky on the reform of the armed forces in Russia
KM-Novosti, June 2, 2003
The Russian army should be cut by one third. This statement was made today by Grigory Yavlinsky in Rostov-Don.
YABLOKO: the Cabinet should account for its performance to the State Duma.
KM-Novosti, June 2, 2003
...the Russian government has never accounted for its performance for the past three years.
Grigory Yavlinsky: the Cabinet has never accounted for a single issue for the past three years.
RTR television channel, "Vesti", June 2, 2003
The YABLOKO party insists that the government should account for its performance to the State Duma in June.
Visit of Grigory Yavlinsky to Rostov Region
Yuzhni Region, June 2, 2003
... We are going to introduce a large programme for the development of small cities in autumn. We would like to discuss the possibility for such work in Rostov Region and the South Russia...
YABLOKO Decides to Help to Small Cities
By Sergei Andreyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda, June 4, 2003
After St. Petersburg another Russian city is preparing to celebrate its 300th anniversary. This is a small city, Belaya Kalitva, situated in Rostov region. The city was visited by Chairman of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky during his trip to Rostov region, when he promised to help with the preparations of the celebrations.
YABLOKO Sets Its Eyes on Foreign, Interior and Foreign Trade Ministries
By Olga Redichkina, Rustem Falyakhov, Gazeta, No. 92, May 2003
However, Yavlinsky is still not ready for a compromise: "We will not exchange our values for positions and appointments."
Grigory Yavlinsky: We Should Not Tolerate This Government Any More
By Sergei Yuriyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda, May 23, 2003
On the threshold of the May bank holidays the YABLOKO party announced its decision to begin collecting signatures among deputies of the State Duma for the vote of no-confidence in the government.
Yavlinsky Called on the Residents of Perm to Watch
By Ksenia Veretennikova, Vremya Novostei, May 26, 2003
"We should not imagine anything. We should create
such an economy that would survive even under a bad
Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of the
RF for 2003
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Statement, May 16, 2003
for YABLOKO's web-site
The address was very sincere: the president said what he thought.
He clearly stated that he believes in "statehood" rather
than liberal ideas, and that his prime goal is to strengthen the
Delevoi Peterburg, April 15, 2003
According to Yavlinsky, the crux of this approach can be summed
up as follows. Owing to constant tariff increases, in particular
electricity prices and pressures from rolling blackouts, make
the whole sector a debtor of RAO UES; and then privatize the key
structures of the housing and communal services sector and the
whole infrastructure of the sector in general.
Yavlinsky: Elections can be such a hassle
RTR, "News of the Week", April 13, 2003
...Russian needs politicians to save human lives.
That should be the main political goal in Russia.
law on the housing and communal services sector reform
adopted by the State Duma will have serious consequences
for both the population and the sector
Press release, April 9, 2003
...the actions of the government "do not make
it possible to restore the housing and communal sector,"
and, on the contrary lead to "complete destabilization
in the housing and communal services sector in the
very near future."
Effective Than War
By Grigory Yavlinsky, February 9, 2003
Attention! Unfortunately, the version published
by Izvestia does not contain some important provisions of the original
article and changed some of the key issues in the item. The author
was not notified of such changes. We hope that this misunderstanding
will never happen again and offer our reader the full version of
the text. The abstracts changed by Izvestia are highlighted in bold.
Yavlinsky: the Iraqi war will not spoil US-Russian
BBC Monitoring, Radio Mayak, March 29, 2003
"The USA committed a major political mistake,
which is leading to numerous casualties among civilian
population and troops. TheYabloko party believes that
there was no direct threat from Iraq at the time.
Although it was not easy to carry out inspections
and disarm Iraq, there was no direct cause for starting
Yavlinsky: "The President Alone Cannot Control
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, Gazeta, March 25,
Society needs an independent Duma. If we have an imitation
Duma instead of a real Duma, and the court and elections,
parties and politics are also an imitation, then we
may end up with an imitation of presidential power.
We should not forget about this.
of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky
on the military operation against Iraq
Special statement for YABLOKO's web-site, March 20, 2003
...Russia must seek to achieve
First of all: to reduce the number of victims, by trying to ensure
a termination of the war as soon as possible. Secondly the conflict
will end and the situation will revert to a legal framework. This
happened several times after the Second World War and the formation
of the UN. Our country should preserve its strategic partnership
with Europe and the USA.
Finally the third objective...
Yavlinsky: "Russia should not send a single soldier
to the war."
Ekho Moskvi radio station, March 19, 2003
Speaking in an interview with Russian Ekho Moskvy
radio on 19 March, Grigory Yavlinsky said a large
international contingent should be amassed to bring
political and military pressure to bear on Iraq, but
that action should stop short of a large-scale military
operation. In the same interview, the Yabloko leader
also cast doubts on the value of the Chechen referendum,
arguing that only a peace conference chaired by the
Russian President could alter the situation in the
Yavlinsky: "Mop-ups, robberies and violence should
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, "Politbureau"
journal, March 17, 2003
The consequences of an unprepared referendum can also
bring dangers: they can aggravate contradictions inside
the Chechen community: they can play into the hands
of the forces interested in civil war.
proposes applying military-political pressure against
Baghdad instead of force
Interfax, March 18, 2003
The leader of YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky proposes applying
military-political pressure against Saddam Hussein's
regime to resolve the Iraqi crisis, instead of sheer
Yavlinsky: Russia will not veto US resolution on Iraq
Rosbalt, March 14, 2003
In the next few days Russia will take "unexpected
steps" regarding the situation in Iraq, claims
Grigory Yavlinsky, the leader of the YABLOKO party.
Party opposes an unprepared referendum in Chechnya
Interfax, March 12, 2003
MOSCOW. March 12 (Interfax) - Yabloko Party leader
Grigory Yavlinsky believes that the Chechen referendum has not been
fully prepared and that a peace conference with all the warring
parties should be held instead.
Yavlinsky on the reforms in the security agencies
and staff reshuffles by the President
TVS channel, News, 11 March 2003
It would be important
to understand the problems of these ministries, what was unsatisfactory
in their work, what the difficulties were and where they did not
Yavlinsky on the president's reshuffles in the security
agencies and the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister
Valentina Matviyenko as Presidential Plenipotentiary
in the North-Western Federal district, March 11,
I think that the appointments made today by the President clearly demonstrate
how the President is establishing his priorities.
Yavlinsky: Russia's priority in the situation around
Iraq should be guarantees of security for the citizens
of Russia and the neighbouring regions
Press release, March 6, 2003
interests in the Iraqi conflict lie in guaranteeing security for the
citizens of Russia and stability of neighbouring regions, rather than
in setting a price for its support for America or in propping up the
Chechen Referendum Will Solve Nothing
By Grigory Yavlinsky, The Moscow Times, February 20, 2003
It is clearly unrealistic to expect a referendum can be held in just over a month that will foster a political process which will put an end to the bloodshed -- given the existing situation in Chechnya and the time constraints.
More Efficient Than War
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Izvestia, February 11, 2003
Nowadays it is difficult to find a politician in Russia who will not talk about the need to "join Europe".
Russia is a European country. I am convinced that if everything goes well, Russia will be a member of all European
political, economic and defence structures in 10-15 years. These will be mostly new organisations.
Remembrance of the Feat of Arms Will Spring Eternal
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Krasnaya Zvezda, January 30 , 2003
The previous week according to media reports deputies of the State Duma refused to discuss sending a parliamentary delegation to the celebration of the great battle at the Volga. The discussion fell one vote short. Deputie took three attempts to vote, but still failed to reach agreement on a common position.
"Krasnaya Zvezda" asked Chairman of the Russian Democratic YABLOKO party and
the YABLOKO faction in the State Duma Grigory Yavlinsky to comment.
Grigory Yavlinsky: "Dangerous" Iraqi regime must be changed by peaceful means
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, RTR television channel, February 3, 2003
Our first point is that Russia should oppose war in Iraq. If there is a war, Russia must do everything possible to minimize the number of casualties, especially among civilians. Another important task for Russia is to contribute to a change of regime in Iraq.
Grigory Yavlinsky on the War in Iraq
By Nikolai Svanidzye, RTR television channel, February 1, 2003
Russia opposes the war with Iraq. If there is a war, Russia should do everything it can to minimize the number of victims, especially civilian casualties. In addition Russia must ensure a change of Iraqi regime. The totalitarian regime is dangerous for us.
Boris Nemtsov, Irina Khakamada
Letter from Grigory Yavlinsky and Sergei Ivanenko
on SPS' proposals, January 28, 2003
As numerous media, including web-based publications,
have already described your proposals in detail, thereby
enabling us to learn about them, we no longer see
any point in the meeting scheduled at your initiative
for January 29, 2003.
Omnipotence: What Lies Ahead?
World Economic Forum, Discussion Panel (with Grigory
Yavlinsky's speech) Saturday 25 January
Alexander Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs of
Amre Moussa, Secretary-General, League of Arab States,
Marwan Jamil Muasher, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Grigory A. Yavlinsky, Member of the State Duma;
Leader, Russian Democratic Party Yabloko, Russian
Lewis H. Lapham, Editor, Harper's Magazine, USA
Robert Portman, Congressman from Ohio (Republican),
Jean-Marie Colombani, Editor, Le Monde, France
2003. Schedule for Grigory Yavlinsky. "The Russian
Press Release, January 23, 2003
On January 23-26, 2003, Grigory Yavlinsky will participate
in the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos,
which this year will be conducted under the slogan
Open Letter, January 16, 2003
We are concerned about developments in the Republic
of Belarus concerning Russian media. Broadcasts of
Mayak (Ed. "Beacon"), Yunost (Ed. "Youth"),
and Golos Rossii (Ed. "Voice of Russia")
that have for many years constituted a key source
of information for the citizens of Belarus, have been
Yavlinsky: RAO UES is responsible for the crisis in
the housing and communal services sector
Press Release, January 15, 2003
The leader of the YABLOKO party and its faction in
the State Duma Grigory Yavlinsky noted that RAO UES
"bears most of the responsibility for the crisis
in the housing and communal services sector."
The past few years have been relatively
favourable for the Russian economy. Production increased
visibly after seven years of recession from 1991 to
1998. In 2000 and 2001 real GDP increased by about
14% and, in view of the anticipated 4% rise in 2002,
GDP growth will amount to 19% over three years. People's
real incomes and consumer demand increased after a
nosedive during the 1998 crisis. The past two years
have also been marked by greater investor optimism
regarding the export sector and some of the processing
industries that compete with imports on the domestic
market. For the second year running exports exceeded
USD100 billion, yielding a significant trade and balance
of payments surplus, which normalized repayment of
the foreign debt and ensured a relatively stable national
Yabloko can't cooperate with Chubais and Kiriyenko
Interfax, December 23, 2002
MOSCOW. Dec 23 (Interfax) - Yabloko leader Grigory
Yavlinsky has named the politicians who, in his opinion,
have no role to play in the democratic coalition.
"Svobodni Kurs" (Free Course), Barnaul,
December 12, 2002
Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky, by Elena Fyodorinova
and Dmitri Negreev
At the request of "Svobodni Kurs" the leader
of YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky shared with us his forecasts
for the coming year.
of the refugees residing in Ingushetia to Chechnya
Aliance Media, December 10, 2002
The leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky
said that the problem of refugees from Chechnya was
discussed at the meeting of the Presidium of the Federal
Council of the YABLOKO party. Earlier some human rights
activists and journalists had informed the public
that the Ingush authorities had made Chechen refugees
leave the "Iman" camp. This information
was subsequently refuted by Presidential Aid Sergei
Yavilnsky: It is up to the President to choose
By Anton Mukhin, "Izvestiya Peterburg",
December 6, 2002
On the threashold of the elections to the Legislative
Assembly [of St.Petersburg] a rare guest - the leader
of YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky - visited St. Petersburg
and answered the questions of Izvestia's correspondent
Yavlinsky: YABLOKO learns to be an environmental party
Press Release, December 03, 2002
The meeting between the representatives of environmental
organisations from Tomsk and Chelyabinsk regions,
Krasnoyarsk Territory and the leaders of the YABLOKO
party took place in the State Duma on December 3,
2002. YABLOKO was represented by Chairman of the party
Grigory Yavlinsky, as well as deputy chairmen, deputies
of the State Duma Sergei Mitrokhin and Igor Artemyev.
Is Not Afraid of NATO expansion
Baltic News Service, Vilnius, December 2, 2002
Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
and the leader of the opposition party YABLOKO Grigory
Yavlinsky forecasts that after Lithuania enters NATO
relationships between Russia and Lithuania will improve.
and Communal Sector Reforms Postponed by Yavlinsky
gazeta.ru, By Marina Sokolovskaya, November 19, 2002
calls untimely the Moscow conference of supporters
of talks with Maskhadov
Interfax, November 9, 2002
Putin expresses gratitude to Grigory Yavlinsky for
his role in the liberation of the hostages
Press Release, October 29, 2002
Keynote Speech by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Public Political
Organization "Yabloko" in the 6th
Yabloko Congress at the Otrandoye Resort outside Moscow As translated
by Dr. Richard Weitz, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
Harvard University, March 14, 1998
Russia's Phony Capitalism , Foreign Affairs, by Grigory Yavlinsky,
Yavlinsky Letter to Yeltsin Open letter to the President of Russia
from Grigoriy Yavlinsky on behalf of the Yabloko public association: "Yabloko
Has Reminded the Guarantor That He Is the Guarantor",
Obshchaya Gazeta, No. 251, July 1998
Yavlinsky Interviewed on Russian Situation,
Ekho Moskvy Radiostation, Studio interview with Grigoriy Yavlinsky, Yabloko
faction leader, by Aleksey Venediktov -- live, September 8, 1998
Yavlinsky-Russia 'Needs a Different President' , Ekho
Moskvy Radiostation, in Russian 1505 GMT, October 19, 1998