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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




Programme by candidate for the post of Russian President Grigory Yavlinsky. Brief Overview

My Truth

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 took part in the rally “For Free Russia”

The action against arbitrariness and reprisals was held on Academician Sakharov Prospect in Moscow

Press Release, 10.06.2018

Today, Yabloko leaders and representatives of the party took part in the rally “For Free Russia Without Arbitrariness and Reprisals”, which took place on Academician Sakharov Prospekt. The party was among the organisers of the action against mass violations of the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Growth of the number of political prisoners, blockings in the Internet, tyranny and torture in law enforcement, repression against political opponents of the regime, dismissals from job for likes and reposts in the social networks have become the hallmark of Putin’s government, Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, said in her speech at the rally.

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Emilia Slabunova: The President’s televised call-in show allows us to see the incompetence of our authorities

Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 08.06.2018

I think that this was a beautiful televised call-in show of the President. It perfectly allows us to see with naked eye the incompetence of our authorities and the inefficiency of the management system. Because when the President deals with certificates and waste dumps, he is approached with a request to “break through the walls” in the Stavropol Territory, we realise that the whole system that has developed and the institutions do not function. The personnel policy [of the President] also shows its inefficiency: the appointed governors who did not won in tough competition in reality, and were exclusively only in the bureaucratic corridors, are not able to solve even the most elementary problems.

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Today Yabloko marks a sad anniversary – 20 years since the murder of Yabloko’s Larissa Yudina

Sergei Mitrokhin’s FB post, 07.06.2018

Her blood is on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s hands [Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is ex President of the Republic of Kalykia in Russia and now President of the International Chess Federation].

20 years ago, Larissa Yudina, Editor-in-Chief of [oppositional newspaper] Soviet Kalmykia [and of the Kalmykian branch of Yabloko] was brutally murdered. Her murderer Vaskin was part-time assistant to President Ilyumzhinov ON LEGAL ISSUES (!).

Vaskin served his imprisonment term and was released, but the person who ordered the murder, as it has ALWAYS been in the modern history of Russia, has “not been found”.

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Yabloko to take part in the rally “For free Russia without reprisals and arbitrary rule”

Press Release, 04.06.2018

On 10 June, on the eve of the Day of Russia, a rally against mass-scale violations of human rights and freedoms will take part in Moscow, in Academician Sakharov Prospekt. The Yabloko party is the co-organiser of the action. Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, will speak at the rally.

Photo: “I protest peacefully, but with all my force”.

Here goes the address of the organisers to the participants of the action:

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Vitaly Arshinov nominated by the Pskov branch of Yabloko, submitted documents to the Pskov Region Electoral Commission so that to run in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 07.06.2018

On 6 June, Vitaly Arshinov nominated by the Pskov branch of Yabloko, submitted documents to the Pskov Region Electoral Commission so that to run in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.



Photo: from left to right Lev Shlosberg and Vitaly Arshinov.

From this moment, Yabloko begins collection of signatures of the heads and deputies of local self-governments in support the nomination of the candidate.

To get its candidate registered as a candidate for the post of governor, Yabloko must collect and submit to the Electoral Commission of the region (by 7 of July) notarially certified signatures of at least 111 heads and deputies of local self-government bodies, including at least 45 signatures of heads of districts, deputies of city parliaments and district assemblies, no less than from 20 municipalities of the Pskov region of the second level (there are 26 municipalities in the region in total). The maximum number of signatures is 116.

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Emilia Slabunova and Yabloko call the Russian government to free Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov


Я, Эмилия Слабунова, председатель партии «Яблоко» и партия «Яблоко» в целом считаем, что дело украинского режиссера Олега Сенцова – это позорная страница современной российской истории. То, что на 20 лет за решетку отправлен человек за свои политические убеждения, является полной и абсолютной ответственностью российских властей и лично президента Путина.Олег Сенцов должен быть безотлагательно освобожден – это будет не только актом гуманизма, но и проявлением политической воли не на словах, а на деле, к миру между Россией и Украиной.К миру, который так ждут оба наших народа.#SaveOlegSentsov

Опубликовано Эмилией Слабуновой 5 июня 2018 г.

I, Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, and the Yabloko party as a whole believe that the case of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is a shameful page of modern Russian history. The fact that a person was sentenced for 20 years of imprisonment for his political convictions is the full and absolute responsibility of the Russian authorities and personally President Putin.

Oleg Sentsov should be released without delay – this will be not only an act of humanism, but also a manifestation of political will, not in words, but in deed, towards peace between Russia and Ukraine.

Towards the world that both our nations are waiting for.


The winner of Yabloko’s primaries refused to participate in the Moscow Mayoral elections because of the municipal filter

Press Release, 05.06.2018

Yakov Yakubovich, head of the Tverskoy municipal district of Moscow, who won the primaries in Yabloko (58 per cent of the vote in the second round), will not take part in the forthcoming Moscow Mayoral elections, because he is confident that he will not be able to overcome the municipal filter [mandatory collection of municipal deputies’ signatures in favour of his nomination]. He made this statement at a briefing in the party’s office after the end of the vote count in the primaries.

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The Moscow branch of Yabloko to picket against cutting down of city parks

Sergei Mitrokhin will take part in the action


On the Day of Environmental Protection, 5 June, the Moscow branch of Yabloko will hold a picket against cutting down of city parks. The picket will be held by the office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. Sergei Mitrokhin, Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko, will take part in the action.

The picket will be held under the slogan “Stop cutting down city parks!”.

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The second round of Yabloko’s Moscow primaries will be held on 2-4 June, the debates will be held on 1 June

 Press Release, 31.05.2018

The organizational committee of the primaries for nomination of Yabloko’s candidate for the post of the Mayor of Moscow will be held on 2 June. It will last three days, the counting of votes will begin at 21:00 on 4 June, after which the name of the winner of the primaries will be announced.

The debates of the winners of the first round of the primaries Sergei Mitrokhin and Yakov Yakubovich will be held on 1 June at 19:00.

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Grigory Yavlinsky’s greetings to writer and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on her jubilee

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Svetlana Alexievich directly succeeds to the great Russian literature”


On 31 May, Svetlana Aleksandrovna Alexievich, writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature, turns 70. Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky sends his greetings to Svetlana Alexievich:

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Grigory Yavlinsky on twitter on the murder of journalist Arkady Babchenko

30.05.2018 – 0:39

A demonstrative political murder once again. Arkady Babchenko, Russian journalist, radical critic of Putin and Russian politics has been killed. This is very bad. This is a sign that, according to the plan of those who ordered this murder, everyone should understand. And be ready.

Incredible grief for the relatives. Deepest condolences

Tough, courageous and free journalism turns deadly today

Statement of the Yabloko party in connection with the murder of journalist Arkady Babchenko


Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko has been murdered in Kiev. A courageous, honest and tough man.

Arkady Babchenko saw the goal of his life in the search for truth and delivery of this truth to each of us. As always in such cases, the shot was sneaky and treacherous – in the back.

On behalf of the Yabloko party, I would like to express my condolences to all those who knew and respected Arkady Babchenko.

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Grigory Yavlinsky to open TAdviser SummIT

Participants of the event will discuss the role of digital technologies in the development of the state and business

Press Release, 28.05.2018

On Wednesday, 30 May, politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky will speak at the opening of TAdviser SummIT.

The elite of the Russian IT market will gather at the event to discuss the role of digital technologies in the development of the state and business.

An interview with Grigory Yavlinsky on stage will be the opening event of the summit. The leader of Yabloko will answer the questions of Alexander Levashov, Editor-in-Chief of TAdviser, about the prospects of the development of the digital economy in Russia.

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We invite journalists to observe counting of votes in the primaries of Yabloko

The voting will end on 29 May at 9 p.m.

Press Release, 28.05.2018

Voting in Yabloko’s primaries so that to determine a party the candidate for the post of the Mayor of Moscow from will end on Tuesday, 29 May, at 21:00. The Counting Commission will open the ballot box and begin counting the votes cast for the primaries. The results of voting will be announced immediately after the completion of the count.

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Blockchain technology was for the first time used in Russia by Yabloko for voting in the debates at Yabloko’s primaries

Press Release, 26.05.2018

The final of the debates of participants in Yabloko’s primaries for the party candidate on the post of Mayor of Moscow will take place in the Yabloko party. The final debate was preceded by qualifying rounds, the winners of which were determined by the voting of viewers on the Internet. For the first time in the Russian political history, the technology of blockchain was used in voting. It allowed to guarantee full transparency of the process and absolute honesty of the voting results.

Photo: The results of the evening round of the vote of the third day of the debate. From top to bottom: Andrei Morev, Yakov Yakubovich, Alexei Krapukhin, Yana Sokolova.


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The Government of Despair

Grigory Yavlinsky on what we can expect from the “new” Russian government  

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 21.05.2018

What does the composition of the “new” government tell us? That the situation won’t get any better. Outwardly everything will look just as it did, but to all intents and purposes things will be much worse. Objectively this is because the economy is in decline. Subjectively, this is due to the fact that neither Dmitry Medvedev nor his deputies don’t know what to do in the current circumstances. And they don’t want to. They don’t care. Read more »

Congratulations to Sergei Mitrokhin on his anniversary!

Your activity in Yabloko in defending the rights of citizens, and Muscovites, in particular,  is uncompromising

Greetings from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.05.2018

Today, Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party and Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, turns 55. Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, and Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee, send Sergei Mitrokhin their greetings:

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Yabloko’s Mikhail Amosov asked Public Prosecutor’s Office for detailed information on violation of prisoners’ rights in Penal Colony Settlement No 8

Press Release, 18.05.2018

Mikhail Amosov, Yabloko MP in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, considers the response from the Leningrad region Public Prosecutor’s Office on his appeal on the issue of possible violations of the rights of convicts held in the Penal Colony Settlement  No 8 to be formal and unsatisfactory.

According to the parliamentarian, it is absolutely unacceptable that the penal colony-settlement was moved to the centre of St. Petersburg from Borisov Griva settlement which actually resulted in a change of the penal regime for the convicts. Instead of a settlement colony, the convicts found themselves in a very real prison.

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Another attack on David Kankia, Coordinator of the election observers movement Golos in the Krasnodar Territory

Press Release, 18.05.2018

Two unidentified persons whose faces were hidden by hoods attacked David Kankia, Coordinator of the election observers movement Golos in the Krasnodar Territory, on May 18 at about 1 p.m.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Putin bears personal responsibility for the life and physical condition of imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov 

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site

Oleg Sentsov went on a hunger strike. The Ukrainian film director in the Russian prison is put in such conditions when this desperate step is the only way to draw attention to the situation of people persecuted in our country exclusively for political reasons. These people were convicted not for committed crimes (there were no such crimes), but for their beliefs that are in line with modern international law.

It is necessary to stop the suffering of innocent people. The release of Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian citizens held in Russian prisons for political reasons will not only be a humane and just step, but an act corresponding to Russia’s fundamental national interests.

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