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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

YABLOKO to make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections

imagePress release, 25.10.2016

The YABLOKO party will make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections of 2016. Any person who has information on election abuse can report about it on our special website. The report will be forwarded to the Central Electoral Commission and law enforcement agencies. Read more »

Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the party’s Green Russia Faction, awarded the Bruno Schubert Prize for environmental protection

Press Release, 25.10.2016

Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the party’s Green Russia Faction, was awarded a prestigious German prize for environmental protection and fight against the risks connected with the development of the nuclear energy sector – the Bruno Schubert Prize.image Read more »

Letter by Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the YABLOKO Green Russia Faction, on awarding him the Bruno Schubert Prize


Dear colleagues,

First of all, I am very grateful to the Kuratorium of the Bruno Schubert Prize for
awarding me with such a prestigious prize.image Read more »

YABLOKO undermines an oligarch’s monopoly of school textbooks

logotip1Press release, 21.10.2016

On YABLOKO’s claim, the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service conducted an investigation and found out that the Moscow State Department of Education violated the anti-monopoly legislation by ordering schools to buy textbooks published by the Prosveshcheniye Publishing House. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service issued instructions to the Moscow Department of Education to rectify the discovered violations of the law. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: Forecast of a Breakdown

392_300_25026_yabl_Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 23.10.2016

The Ministry of Economic Development has made its official forecast: Russian economy will not grow in the next 20 years, and until 2036 the country will be in stagnation. What does it mean? Read more »

The Russian government forecasts another 20 years of stagnation

imagePress Release, 20.10.2016

Proceeding from the forecast of the development of the Russian economy until 2035 published by the Ministry of Economic Development, the economy will be struggling to overcome the stagnation of the next 20 years, but it will not succeed. This forecast was publish by the Vedomosti newspaper today. Coming out of the recession in 2017, the economy will grow very slowly in the next 20 years by 2 per cent per year on the average (from 1.7 per cent to the maximum of 2.6 per cent). This is about 1.5 times less than the world average rates: thus, Russia will be moving closer towards the poorest countries. Read more »

YABLOKO office in Veliky Novgorod attacked

Press release, 17.10.2016

On October 15, a malefactor broke the window in YABLOKO’s office in Veliky Novgorod and got inside the building.image Read more »

“There are people in every corner of the country who want to alter the country and life for the better. Our duty is to give these people such an opportunity”

imageEmilia Slabunova’s address to the voters, 18.10.2016

Dear friends,

The election to Russia’s State Duma took place a month ago.

We heartily thank everyone who supported us, who came to the polling station on September 18 and voted for an alternative to the policy of the government – a meaningful, real, sensible alternative. We express our special gratitude to those who tried to reach out to our fellow citizens in rainy and windy weather, who delivered newspapers and leaflets, persuaded their friends, acquaintances and strangers [to voter for us], who spent the whole night at a polling station observing the ballot count. We feel our responsibility to every one of you and we will make everything possible to justify your confidence. Read more »

YABLOKO conducted a round table on abortions and baby boxes

Press release, 17.10.2016
On October 13, the Gender faction of YABLOKO and the Zhurnalistka (Woman Journalist) club of the Union of Journalists of Russia conducted a round table on “Baby boxes and abortions. Demography and ethics”. The discussion took place after a number of Russia’s officials proposed to ban baby boxes and abortions.

Read more »

Film director Grigory Amnuel visited the Discussion Club of Moscow Youth YABLOKO

Press Release, 19.10.2016

On October 15, film director Grigory Amnuel visited the Discussion Club of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO.image Read more »


imageBy Grigory Yavlinsky

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 17.10. 2016

The Russian society has been steadily taught to get accustomed to the idea of ​​proximity and inevitability of a new war. Preparation for the war has been boosted at all levels in the past days. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: The economy got adapted to a disaster

392_300_25026_yabl_Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 09.10.2016

A boy asks his Father

“Dad, what’s the difference between a disaster and a misfortune?”

His father answers, “Let me put it this way: if a little goat were to fall off a bridge into a river and drowns, that would be a misfortune, but not a disaster. Read more »

The Supreme Court refused to consider YABLOKO’s claim on lifting counter sanctions

Press release, 17.10.2016
The Supreme Court has refused to consider a claim on lifting counter sanctions submitted by YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, party Federal Council member Dmitry Ilyushin and Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov.

Read more »

YABLOKO to commemorate victims of the Great Terror

svechaPress release, 17.10.2016
On October 29, YABLOKO leaders and activists will participate in a memorial action commemorating victims of political reprisals, who were executed under Joseph Stalin. The ceremony is conducted by the Memorial human rights group annually. Read more »

YABLOKO made a stand for animals’ right in Kurgan

Press release, 17.10.2016

The YABLOKO branch in the city of Kurgan, the Urals federal district, and Yabloko Youth have supported the initiative of local residents to conduct a street action in support of animals’ rights. The action took place on Friday, October 14.
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Boris Vishnevsky is excluded from the Land Use and Development Commission of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg

logotip1Press Release, 14.10.2016

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the St. Petersburg parliament, will not be member of the new composition of the Land Use and Development Commission. Such a decision has been adopted today by the standing committee of the Legislative Assembly on Municipal Services, Urban Planning and Property. Read more »

Leader of a civic organisation supporting indigenous peoples of the Amur Region joined YABLOKO

Press release, 12.10.2016
Leonid Sungorkin, leader of a civic organisation supporting the culture, rights and freedoms of the indigenous peoples of the Amur Region, joined YABLOKO.

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Russians do not trust the Duma formed at the fraudulent elections

imagePress Release, 13.10.2016

Public confidence in the State Duma has dropped for the year by almost two-fold – from 40 to 22 per cent, as shown by the poll conducted by the Levada Centre a week after the elections. The State Duma demonstrated the worst indicators of public trust among other the state power bodies. Even the police and the public prosecutor’s office enjoy trust from a larger number of Russians – 24 per cent respectively. Read more »

Yabloko Youth launches a campaign against conscription system

Press release, 10.10.2016

Moscow YABLOKO Youth launched a campaign against conscription and for transfer of the army on a contract basis.image Read more »

Leaders of St. Petersburg YABLOKO commemorated Anna Politkovskaya

Press release, 09.10.2016

On October 7, a ceremony commemorating Anna Politkovskaya was held in St. Petersburg. YABLOKO’s deputies of the city parliament Boris Vishnevsky and Mikhail Amosov as well as Deputy Chair of the party Nikolai Rybakov participated in the memorial action.image Read more »