I welcome congress delegates.
The Yabloko Association actively participates in the development
and implementation of the reforms aimed at democratising life
in our country. Your consistent position on the key issues of
state and public life has won you committed supporters in many
regions of Russia.
Today you have to adopt a crucial decision on the transformation
of the organisation into a political party. I am certain that
this marks a significant moment in the formation of a mature political
system in the Russian Federation.
With best wishes for fruitful work to your congress and success
and kind regards to its participants,
December 22, 2001
The 10th Congress of Yabloko