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Memorandum of Political Alternative

YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues


YABLOKO's Political Platform Adopted by the 15th Congress, June 21, 2008

The 18th Congress of YABLOKO

RUSSIA DEMANDS CHANGES! Electoral Program for 2011 Parliamentary Elections.

Key resolutions by the Congress:

On Stalinism and Bolshevism
Resolution. December 21, 2009

On Anti-Ecological Policies of Russia’s Authorities. Resolution of the 15th congress of the YABLOKO party No 253, December 24, 2009

On the Situation in the Northern Caucasus. Resolution of the 15th congress of the YABLOKO party No 252, December 24, 2009


YABLOKO’s Political Committee: Russian state acts like an irresponsible business corporation conducting anti-environmental policies


Overcoming bolshevism and stalinism as a key factor for Russia¦µ™s transformation in the 21st century


On Russia's Foreign Policies. Political Committee of hte YABLOKO party. Statement, June 26, 2009


On Iran’s Nuclear Problem Resolution by the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party. October 6, 2009


Anti-Crisis Proposals (Housing-Roads-Land) of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO. Handed to President Medvedev by Sergei Mitrokhin on June 11, 2009

Brief Outline of Sergei Mitrokhin’s Report at the State Council meeting. January 22, 2010


Assessment of Russia’s Present Political System and the Principles of Its Development. Brief note for the State Council meeting (January 22, 2010) by Dr.Grigory Yavlinsky, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee. January 22, 2010


Address of the YABLOKO party to President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Political Committee of the YABLOKO party. October 9, 2009


The 17th Congress of YABLOKO




The 16th Congress of Yabloko

Photo by Sergei Loktionov

The 12th congress of Yabloko

The 11th congress of Yabloko

The 10th congress of Yabloko

Moscow Yabloko
Yabloko for Students
St. Petersburg Yabloko
Khabarovsk Yabloko
Irkutsk Yabloko
Kaliningrad Yabloko(eng)
Novosibirsk Yabloko
Rostov Yabloko
Yekaterinburg Yabloko
(Sverdlovsk Region)

Krasnoyarsk Yabloko
Ulyanovsk Yabloko
Tomsk Yabloko
Tver Yabloko(eng)
Penza Yabloko
Stavropol Yabloko

Action of Support



Recent Posts


Grigory Yavlinsky at Forum 2000, Prague, 2014

YABLOKO-ALDE conference 2014

Grigory Yavlinsky : “If you show the white feather, you will get fascism”

Grigory Yavlinsky: a coup is started by idealists and controlled by rascals

The Road to Good Governance

Risks of Transitions. The Russian Experience

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russian coup of August 1991

A Male’s Face of Russia’s Politics

Black Sea Palaces of the New Russian Nomenklatura


The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Nest One)

by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky

On the results of the Conference “Migration: International Experience and Russia’s Problems” conducted by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (the ALDE party)

Moscow, April 6, 2013

International Conference "Youth under Threat of Extremism and Xenophobia. A Liberal Response"
conducted jointly by ELDR and YABLOKO. Moscow, April 21, 2012. Speeches, videos, presentations

What does the opposition want: to win or die heroically?
Moskovsky Komsomolets web-site, July 11, 2012. Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Yulia Kalinina.

Building a Liberal Europe - the ALDE Project

By Sir Graham Watson

Lies and legitimacy
The founder of the Yabloko Party analyses the political situation. Article by Grigory Yavlinsky on radio Svoboda. April 6, 2011

Algorithms for Opposing Gender Discrimination: the International and the Russian Experience

YABLOKO and ELDR joint conference

Moscow, March 12, 2011

Reform or Revolution

by Vladimir Kara-Murza

Is Modernisation in Russia Possible? Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky and Boris Titov by Yury Pronko, "The Real Time" programme, Radio Finam, May 12, 2010

Grigory Yavlinsky's interview to Vladimir Pozner. The First Channel, programme "Pozner", April 20, 2010 (video and transcript)

Overcoming the Totalitarian Past: Foreign Experience and Russian Problems by Galina Mikhaleva. Research Centre for the East European Studies, Bremen, February 2010.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vote for the people you know, people you can turn for help. Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, October 8, 2009

Grigory Yavlinsky: no discords in the tandem. Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview to the Radio Liberty
September 22, 2009

A Credit for Half a Century. Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Natalia Bekhtereva, Radio Russia, June 15, 2009

Sergei Mitrokhin's Speech at the meeting with US Preseident Barack Obama. Key Notes, Moscow, July 7, 2009

Mitrokhin proposed a visa-free regime between Russia and EU at the European liberal leaders meeting
June 18, 2009

by Grigory Yavlinsky

European Union chooses Grigory Yavlinsky!
Your vote counts!

Reforms that corrupted Russia
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Financial Times (UK), September 3, 2003

Grigory Yavlinsky: "It is impossible to create a real opposition in Russia today."
Moskovsky Komsomolets, September 2, 2003

Alexei Arbatov: What Should We Do About Chechnya?
Interview with Alexei Arbatov by Mikhail Falaleev
Komsomolskaya Pravda, November 9, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky: Our State Does Not Need People
Novaya Gazeta,
No. 54, July 29, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky: The Door to Europe is in Washington
Obschaya Gazeta, May 16, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky's speech.
March 11, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky's Lecture at the Nobel Institute
Oslo, May 30, 2000



Yabloko: Liberals in Russia

By Alexander Shishlov, July 6, 2009

Position on Some Important Strategic Issues of Russian-American Relations

Moscow, July 7, 2009

The Embrace of Stalinism

By Arseny Roginsky, 16 December 2008

Nuclear Umbrellas and the Need for Understanding: IC Interview With Ambassador Lukin
September 25, 1997

Would the West’s Billions Pay Off?
Los Angeles Times
By Grigory Yavlinsky and Graham Allison
June 3, 1991

Grigory Yavlinsky: How to solve the problem of Crimea

It is time to correct political errors

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook page, 21.04.2017

Everything is very serious with Crimea. Even France is discussing it a couple of days before its presidential elections. One of the top candidates, François Fillon, suggests holding an international conference on the Crimea. These proposals were expressed earlier: by British parliamentarians, by European politicians. In Russia, such proposals emerged in March 2014 (I wrote about this in Novaya Gazeta then).image Read more »

The Pskov Department of the Anti-Monopoly Service filed a case on cartel agreement between the administration of Pskov and two “twin” companies of the brothers Kukhi and Kolpakov

logotip1Press Release, 21.04.2017

Lev Shlosberg, MP from the YABLOKO party of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembl, applied to the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Pskov region asking the Service to institute proceedings under Article 16 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” (prohibition of restricting competition agreements or concerted actions) in respect of the Administration of Pskov, and two companies OOO Tekhnodor and OOO UDS Pskov. It is assumed that there was a preliminary cartel agreement between the city government and the two companies on granting the companies a victory at the tenders for maintenance of public roads in Pskov. Read more »

The Moscow branch of YABLOKO held pickets by the State Duma against the Moscow government’s “housing renovation programme” depriving Muscovites of their private property

Press Release, 20.04.2017

On 20 April, activists of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO held a series of one-person pickets by the State Duma protesting against the draft law initiated by Moscow government on “housing renovation” which the State Duma had to consider in the first reading. The law deprives Muscovites of their private property right, as well as violates all the city developing, sanitary and environmental norms.image Read more »

Yabloko: Putin has responsibility in aftermath of Chechnya gay genocide

LI_70_anniversary_logoLiberal International, 20.04.2017
In aftermath of the news homosexual concentration camps have been established in Chechnya – which met LI’s and worldwide condemnation – Russian LI member party, Yabloko, has expressed “serious concern about the threats of physical violence from the Chechen Republic” directed at the journalists of Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper that published the reports on violence and murders of LGBT people in Chechnya. Read more »

Other Russian regions should adopt the regional budget law built on the model of Grigory Yalvinsky’s budget law developed for St.Petersburg

Press Release, 14.04.2017

This week, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted in the third reading amendments to the law on the budget process, developed by the Grigory Yalvinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of YABLOKO and ex-MP of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg. The amendments will improve budgetary discipline and effectiveness of budget spending in St. Petersburg. Experts believe that Yavlinsky’s proposals can be used in legislation of other regions.image Read more »

Lev Shlosberg: “The budget can be only for the people”

Press Release, 18.04.2017

The Public Chamber of the city of Pskov proposed to develop a municipal program People’s Budget. It envisages collection of proposals from the city residents (for example, on the necessary road repairs, improvement of streets, yards and buildings, opening of playgrounds and sports grounds for children). The initiators of the project offer residents of Pskov to apply to the city administration so that to include the solution of the communal problem in the future city development programme. There may be several sources of financing for the works: the municipal budget, investments of the project partners, and even funds from the residents.image Read more »

The Omsk branch of YABLOKO conducted pickets demanding from the city authorities to clean the city

Press Release, 18.04.2017

On 17 April, Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the Omsk branch of YABLOKO, and activists of the regional party branch conducted picketing demanding from the city authorities to clean the city and create a favourable environment for city residents.
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Vladimir Putin bears full responsibility for the lives of journalists from Novaya Gazeta

logotip1Statement by the YABLOKO party, 14.04.2017

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO is seriously concerned about the threats of physical violence from the Chechen Republic after the publication in Novaya Gazeta [on violence and murders of LGBT people in Chechnya]. Read more »

Emilia Slabunova: Responsibility of the opposition should be peaceful and lawful change of power

YABLOKO leader spoke at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants

Press Release, 14.04.2017

“The responsibility of the opposition is to peacefully and lawfully achieve a change of power and the system in the country”, YABLOKO leader Emilia Slabunova said at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants. The event is taking place these days in Moscow.image Read more »

Chair of the Volgograd branch of Yabloko calls for the resignation of the governor

Press release, 13.04.2017

Chair of the Volgograd branch of Yabloko Galina Boldyreva called for the resignation of the governor at the rally against the deterioration of the social and economic situation in the region.

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Academic dispute to take place in St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko

logotip1Press release, 13.04.2017

On 13 April, a dispute between professor of European University Dmitry Travin and professor of the Higher School of Economics Andrei Zaostrovtsev will take place will take place as part of School of modern politics conducted by the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko. Read more »

Chair of LI LGBT WG condemns Chechnya’s homosexual concentration camps

LI_70_anniversary_logoLiberal International, 13.04.2017

Following news that there have been mass killings and targetter represessions against LGBTI people in Chechnya, the Chairman of LI LGBTI Rights Working Group Frank Van Dalen has called for international condemnation of the barbaric actions of the Russian government. Read more »

Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre revealed collusion in the provision of PR services for the Rostov regional authorities

Press Release, 11.04.2017

The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre found signs of collusion between suppliers (a cartel) in public procurement to cover the work of the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and other authorities of the Rostov Region in the mass media for the amount of 158.5 million rubles (approximately 2.3 million Euro). Most of the state contracts for PR went to the company owned by Sergei Sheremetyev, assistant to a deputy of the City Duma of Rostov-on-Don from the ruling United Russia party. Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and head of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, demanded an investigation into the case and asked the Russian government to stop public procurement for public relations of state officials.image Read more »

We demand to stop absurd criminal prosecution of Academician Yury Pivovarov!

Statement by YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee


It is already three years that famous scholar Yury Pivovarov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has been under investigation, although the absurdity of the cases against him is obvious.image Read more »

Russia’s deadlock in Syria

392_300_25026_yabl_By Grigory Yavlinsky

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 08.04.2017

How can it be still unclear to someone that Syria is a trap for Russia? Russia was led into the Syrian trap by the stupidity of Russian foreign policy, its short-sightedness and adventurousness. Any further steps targeted at escalation of Russia’s military actions in Syria only aggravate our situation. The suspension of the memorandum envisaging the mechanisms to avoid incidents between the United States and Russia in Syria means that any stupidity or accident can now lead to a direct clash. Read more »

Candidates Support Centre opens in Moscow

logotip1Press release, 10.04.2017

Yabloko made a decision to open the Candidates Support Centre as part of preparation for local elections in Moscow, which will take place in September 2017. The Centre will function within Yabloko’s campaign headquarters. Read more »

Omsk branch of Yabloko participates in picketing for the rights of persons with disabilities

Press release, 11.04.2017

On 10 April, the Omsk branch of Yabloko participated in picketing for the rights of persons with disabilities. About 30 people took part in the action.

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Congratulations to Grigory Yavlinsky on the jubilee


You are a unique example of commitment to your principles, moral ideals of the Russian culture, human rights and protection of human dignity

YABLOKO and all who share our views on Russia’s transformation are happy to congratulate Grigory Yavlinsky on his birthday!
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Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko conducts an action against military conscription

Press release, 10.04.2017

On 8 April, the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko conducted an action against military conscription and and for the professional army.

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Rostov branch of Yabloko holds picketing for professional army

Press release, 10.04.2017
On April 9, the Rostov branch of Yabloko held a picket for abolition of military conscription and transfer to a professional army. Chair of the regional party branch Irina Safronova and leader of the regional branch of Yabloko Youth Andrei Sklyarov took part in the action.

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