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Grigory Yavlinsky presented programme Land-Housing-Roads

Press Release

September 7, 2011

Launch of a new book Land-Housing-Roads by Dr.Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKOs founder, member of YABLOKOs Political Committee and a renowned economist, was held at the International Book Fair in Moscow on September 7.

The federal programme Land-Housing-Roads proposed in the book represents the way out of the economic deadlock for Russia. The programme was developed in 2008-2009, during the economic crisis. The author proposed a solution for the Russian economy envisaging how to get rid of Russias dependence on oil and gas and facilitate economic development and growth.

According to Yavlinsky, huge public demand in housing representing Russias specifics when satisfied can lead the country out of stagnation. This envisages gratuitous and mass-scale transfer of federal lands to the citizens under their housing construction and development of infrastructure (water, gas and electricity supply), as well as construction of roads at the expense of the federal budget, i.e. the reserves accumulated for the recent years due to high oil and gas prices. The programme stipulates that about 14 million of families should get about 130 sq m of housing and a plot of land (for free) up to 3,000 sq m in the European part of Russia and up to 6,000 sq m in the Asian part. The programme also envisages foundation of special state crediting institutions for provision of long-term loans (up to 50 years) to families for housing construction under low interest rates.

Yavlinsky called the programme a chance which should be used within three or four years, otherwise it will be lost.

Implementation of the programme requires true political will, and it is necessary that the leaders of the state should take up the responsibility, he added.

The programme will be part of YABLOKOs electoral programme at the coming parliamentary elections.

About two hundred people came to the launch of the book. Grigory Yavlinsky answered numerous questions about specific details of the programme. The visitors were presented with the book signed by the author.

After the launch of the book Grigory Yavlinsky came to YABLOKOs stand where he continued his discussion with readers.

On September 8, Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the YABLOKO party, will launch his new book "Russia Needs Changes.



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Modernisation in Russia

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