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Book Overcoming of Stalins Legacy available now

Press Release

September 2, 2009

The book Overcoming of Stalins Legacy published by the YABLOKO party is available now.

The book contains the decision of the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic party YABLOKO on overcoming the legacy of bolshevism and Stalinism, YABLOKOs assessment of the key issues of Russian history of the 20th century and argumentation for the need of overcoming the legacy of bolshevism and Stalinism as the key pre-requisite for Russias modernization in the 21st century.

It is the first time that a political decision containing assessment of the coup of 1917 and the Stalins system is adopted. The book also presents a discussion by Russias leading human rights activists and experts, as well as documents and publications forming the basis of their argumentation.

The book addresses broad circles of readers.



Creation of a democratic Russia, its competitive capacity, its respect in the world and its fate in general would be under question without clear and unequivocal state and public assessment of the key issues of our history in the 20th century.

Grigory Yavlinsky




September 2, 2009