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YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues


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

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

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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

The court sent back for revision the case of detention of Sergei Mitrokhin on the picket for the resignation of the head of the Chechen Republic

imagePress Release, 11.02.2016

Today, on 11 February, Tverskoi District Court decided to adjourn the hearings on the detention of Sergei Mitrokhin on picket for resignation of Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya, after public threats of the latter to the Russian opposition. The court sent the case back to the police department for revision. Read more »

Sverdlovsk region branch of YABLOKO protests against demolition of Buddhist monastery

imagePress release, 10.02.2016

On 10 February, Yuri Pereverzev, Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of YABLOKO filed a written inquiry to Eugeny Kuashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. YABLOKO expressed protest against the demolition of Buddhist monastery Shad Tchup Ling in Kachkanar city, the Sverdlovsk Region. Read more »

Mitrokhin proposes that Putin must hold a meeting with Moscow Mayor and the aggrieved entrepreneurs

RIA Novosti/ Maxim Blinov

Press release, 10.02.2016
Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, considers that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who ordered to start the mass demolition of sales premises in Moscow on the night of 9 Februray, must offer explanations to the President of Russia in the presence of the aggrieved entrepreneurs. Read more »

Mitrokhin demands that President must dismiss Moscow Mayor

Mitrokhin Press release, 10.02.2016
Today Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, has farwarded an application to President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the demand to dismiss Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in connection with the gross violation of property rights caused by the mass demolition of sales premises in Moscow. Read more »

Pogrom of small business is the crime of Moscow officials

Press release, 09.02.2016

The Moscow branch of the YABLOKO party made a statement to express their categorical protest in connection with the mass demolition of the kiosks and small shopping centers which had taken place by order of the Moscow Mayor’s Office (City Hall) last night. According to the city government, the buildings had no formal planning permission. However, the owners claim that court confirmed the legal status of the constructions. YABLOKO states that that authorities destroy small business instead of supporting it. YABLOKO demands that the legality of the mass demolition of kiosks and pavilions must be reviewed and that the officials responsible for another pogrom of small business must be dismissed.


Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS

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Sergei Mitrokhin fined for the action in defence of the Russian Consitution

imagePress Release, 9.02.2016
Today Judge of the Tverskoi District Court, Moscow, has ruled out that Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO and member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee, who was detained at the rally in defense of the Constitution, was guilty of violation of Paragraph 5 of Article 20.2 of the Administrative Code and sentenced to a fine amounting to 15,000 roubles.
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YABLOKO to start an educational campaign on the importance of participation in elections

imagePress release, 05.02.2016
YABLOKO Bureau claims that the change of power is possible only by peaceful way, therefore [YABLOKO] stands totally against revolutions and calls all the citizens of Russia to take active participation in the elections. In connection with this YABLOKO will start a mass informational and educational campaign to explain the political importance of parliamentary and presidential elections. Read more »

St.Petersburg YABLOKO Youth conducted action to draw attention to lawlessness in Chechnya

Press release, 05.02.2016

Activists of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Youth Ilya Smirnov and Polina Dmitriyeva conducted a one-person picketing suggesting that the citizens should write a letter to Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Administration, with an apology. The action had a sarcastic implication and aimed at attracting attention to lawlessness in the Chechen Republic.
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Mordovia branch Of YABLOKO insists on filing a criminal case against head of Chechnya

Press release, 05.02.2016

The Mordovia branch of YABLOKO conducted a one-person picket with the demand to file a criminal case against Ramzany Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Administration. Chair of the local YABLOKO branch Vladimir Gridin participated in the action.


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Ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk: I made the system change and was deprived of the post for this

Deutsche Welle, 03.02.2016

By Nikita Batalov

Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk, gave DW an interview about threats to take her to court, participation in elections to the State Duma and her fight against the system.

After a loud dismissal of Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the interest of the media has been once again focused on Karelia. In late January, Russian authorities expelled Finnish journalist after an interview with the ex-Mayor and annulled his Russian visa. Later the Federal Migration Service reported that journalists need to have a special working visa. Galina Shirshina said she did not rule out her participation in the autumn parliamentary elections. Shirshina also said that a criminal case could be filed against her, and also explained why the Karelian branch of YABLOKO had had problems with the law, and how businessmen did not let her to change the city governing system.image Read more »

YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not support introduction of a mixed electoral system

Statement by the YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 03.02.2016

Dear Deputies!

The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not support the bill of St.Petersburg “On the election of deputies of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly” which includes the introduction of a mixed electoral system which was initiated “orally” on 3 February, 2016.image Read more »

YABLOKO supports residents’ protest against infill construction

Press release, 04.02.2016

On 3 February, a rally against the infill construction took place in the Tyeply Stan district, Moscow. More than 200 came to express protest against the construction of a hotel which was not agreed with the local residents. Grigory Semyonov, a municipal deputy in the Cheryemushki district of Moscow and Deputy Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, participated in the rally.image Read more »

Moscow Regional Council of YABLOKO supports political prisoner Ildar Dadin

Press release, 03.02.2016

The Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO took part in an action in support of Ildar Dadin, the political prisoner who had been charged with three years at a penal colony under Article 212.1 of the Criminal Code for repeatedly breaking Russian protest laws. He became the first politcal prisoner to be charged under this Article.

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Mitrokhin demands to file a criminal case against head of Chechnya

imagePress release, 02.02.2016

Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, forwarded applications to President of Russia, head of the Federal Security Service and Prosecutor General as in response to the offenses towards the Russian opposition on behalf of the head of the Chechen Administration Ramzan Kadyrov. Read more »

Volgograd branch of YABLOKO pays tribute to Stalingrad defenders

Press release, 03.02.2016

On 2 February, the Volgograd branch of YABLOKO laid flowers to the internal flame in memory of the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943, a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II, when the Soviet troops defeated the Nazi Germany.

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Boris Yeltsin, the first Russian President, would have turned 85 today


Grigory Yavlinsky:

“Boris Yeltsin belongs to such historical figures whose assessment by people changes over time, because all further developments bring new meanings to their deeds and highlight the consequences that were not obvious during their lives. Read more »

Extradition of a North Korean citizen to execution is inadmissible

imageStatement by Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chairperson of the YABLOKO party, 01.02.2016

The refusal of the Federal Migration Service of Russia to grant a political asylum to the citizen of the DPRK, who will face death penalty in North Korea in case he is deported home, raises deep concern. Read more »

Explanation from the YABLOKO Press Service on party’s coaltion policies

imagePress Release, 30.01.2016

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO regards the statement of the Parnas party on the political union [with YABLOKO] be a response to the Coalition proposal of our party made on 23 January. Read more »

Principles of the Coalition Policies of YABLOKO

logotip_1_2Appendix No 2 of 28 January, 2016

Confirming the Statement of the 17th Congress of YABLOKO “On the Priorities of the Coalition Policies” of 17 June 2012 and the Decision of the Bureau of the Party, “On Creation of a Coalition of Political Alternative” of 31 January 2015, the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO considers it appropriate to designate clear and transparent principles of coalition politics of the Party for the next electoral cycle and get out with these proposals to all potential partners. Read more »

YABLOKO claims opposition must conduct a joint action in memory of Boris Nemtsov in St.Petersburg

Press release, 02.02.2016

On 1 February, a meeting of the Bureau of St.Petersburg YABLOKO took place. The Bureau nominated Boris Vishnevsky and Andrei Palevich to negotiate with PARNAS and Democratic Petersburg about the conduction of street actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov. According to a number of the Bureau members, the opposition must conduct a united action against political terror to consolidate the democratic forces.image Read more »