The Federal Council of the YABLOKO party taking place in Moscow on December 14-15, 2013, issued a statement where the party gives its assessment of the present system of governing and the situation the country. The statement was submitted by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of the Political Committee of the party.

«The authoritarian, nomenclature-oligarchic system which has developed in Russia since 1993… is trying to protect itself from any institutional responsibility and it understand preservation of the country as fencing its citizens from the civilisation,» runs the statement.

In today’s economic situation in the world which is relatively favourable [for Russia], 75 per cent of the population have virtually no decent European living standards and prospects for self-realisation for themselves and their children, marks the document.

According to YABLOKO’s Federal Council, the present system can not be adjusted and reformed. As a result, it can once again and instantly [like in 1917 and 1991] collapse in the event of unforeseen circumstances. However, «before another collapse, today’s trends can consolidate and transform into a systemically aggressive, arrogant and xenophobic national-socialist regime.»

The Federal Council of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO is a representative body of the party. The Federal Council comprises federal party leadership, heads of regional branches, as well as one representative per each regional organisation and the party factions elected at regional conferences — 161 people in total.