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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

An attempt of a judicial reprisal against programmer Dmitry Ugai is the result of a crack-down on the freedom of conscience in Russia

logotip1Press release, 14.01.2017

The St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO released a statement in connection with the detention of programmer Dmitry Ugai, who made a lecture about yoga at a health festival in St. Petersburg. YABLOKO claims that the legal action against Dmitry Ugai violates the Constitution of the Russian Federation, international obligations of Russia and represents a classical example of police abuse. Read more »

“Yablokov defeated death because thousands of people carry on his vision”

Press release, 13.01.2017

A farewell ceremony for Alexei Yablokov, leader of the Green Russia faction of the party, an outstanding scientist and politician, was held in Moscow. The civil funeral took place at the ceremonial hall of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Alexei Yablokov had been a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences for many years. Hundreds of people from different cities of Russia arrived in Moscow to pay their last respects to the environmental scientist.

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Galina Mikhaleva gave an open lecture on Russia-EU relations

Press release, 12.01.2017

On January 11, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, professor of Bremen University Galina Mikhaleva gave a lecture on Russia-EU relations. The lecture was held by the discussion club of Moscow Yabloko Youth.image Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin: Moscow Mayor’s idea to deprive small businesses of judicial rights violates the Constitution

logotip_1_2Press release, 12.01.2017

Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee, head of the Anti-corruption Centre of the party, calls Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev not to support the initiative of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on depriving small business of the right to dispute the monetary value of the premises, that are bought back from the city property, in court. Read more »

Alexey Yablokov, pioneer of the environmental protection, great and warm friend, man of courage, eminent scientist, is now gone.

imageThe Russian academician Alexey V. Yablokov passed away on January 10th, at 83, after a long and painful sickness.

The most significant traits of Alexey Yablokov personality were obvious to anybody from the first contact : the benevolence, the moral rigor, the intellectual intransigence, the patriotism, the commitment for the public good, and the tireless activity in the service of the defense of the conditions of life on Earth. Read more »

Environmental scientist Alexei Yablokov dies

Condolences, 10.01.2017

Alexei Yablokov, leader of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, an outstanding scientist, Associate member of the Russian Academy of Science, founder of Greenpeace USSR, has died following a serious and extended illness this evening.

Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair:

We express our sincere condolences to Alexei Yablokov’s family, friends and colleagues. He was a prominent environmentalist, an outstanding scientist. Many years ago he joined our party considering that it is our programme, that they are our fellow party members who would be able to turn his ides on protection of the environment into reality. We have always appreciated the fact that such a person considered us as his colleagues and associates. All the party deferred to his opinion, his point of view has always been important to us. We mourn together with all the people who grieve over the death of Alexei Yablokov. May his memory live forever!
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The keynote speech by Grigory Yavlinsky, a candidate for President of Russia


These days the topic of presidential election of 2018 gained the attention of mass media and social networkers. YABLOKO was he first political party to nominate its candidate for the presidential race. In February 2016 YABLOKO Congress officially nominated Grigory Yavlinsky to run for President of Russia.

We are posting Grigory Yavlinsky’s full speech at the Congress and the videotaped performance:

The main sensation of today is the one of a deadlock. Both the demonstration and the sentiments of people, and, by the way, the number of people who came there yesterday is the sensation of a deadlock. And the major threat is the loss of the historical perspective of our country. There is no clear, understandable idea where our country should arrive at in 20, 30, 50 years’ time. This state of affairs depreciates any electoral programmes, any strategies, any efforts and results which should be displayed, let us say, in the mid-term and indeed in the short-term outlook, not to mention the long-term outlook.

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Season’s Greetings from Emilia Slabunova

Greetings from YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, 30.12.2016

Dear Friends!

I wish you a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas on behalf of the YABLOKO party! We are saying goodbye to a year which was not quite easy. I wish that 2017 will become the year to overcome the crisis and difficulties. Only together we can do it.
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New Year’s Greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky


YABLOKO sends you season’s greetings and wishes you a very happy and successful 2017!


Grigory Yavlinsky: Exhaustion of the state

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 23.12.2016

Today the President has the end of year press conference, the President is answering the questions of the journalists. There are a lot of question but, in my opinion, there is one major question: what is going on with our state? The situation with [oil company] Rosneft will probably help answer this question.
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Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to Novgorod Region Duma

Press release, 27.12.2016

On December 27, Novgorod Region Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to the Novgorod Region Duma. YABLOKO will appeal against the judgement before the Supreme Court.  Read more »

Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov commemorated Tu-154 plane crash victims

Press release, 26.12.2016
YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers to the Just Aid Foundation founded by Elizaveta Glinka [a prominent humanitarian] to commemorate the Tu-154 plane crash victims.

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Court refuses to release Svetlana Chechil on parole

image183654011-350x233Press release, 23.12.2016

On December 22, Pertozavodsk City Court refused to release Svetlana Chechil on parole. YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil is serving one and a half years sentence in a Prison Settlement No. 9 in Russia’s northern Karelia Region (a penal colony in a remote area where prisoners are free to roam the village but under the guards’ watch) as a result of fabricated charges. Read more »

St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO awarded fair election defenders with a diploma

Press release, 23.12.2016
On December 22, leaders of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Mikhail Amosov and Boris Vishnevsky awarded members of territorial electoral commissions, coordinators and activists of the St.Petersburg Election Observers group with a diploma for providing a transparent electoral process and counteraction to election fraud. According to Boris Vishnevsky, very often YABLOKO representatives in electoral commissions of different levels become “the last barrier between true voting and election fraud”.
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Court to consider Svetlana Chechil’s petition on early release

Press release, 21.12.2016

On December 22, the court will consider Svetlana Chechil’s petition on early release. YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil is serving one and a half years sentence in a Prison Settlement No. 9 in Russia’s northern Karelia Region (a penal colony in a remote area where prisoners are free to roam the village but under the guards’ watch) as a result of fabricated charges.

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YABLOKO handed over gifts to children’s hospice

Press release, 21.12.2016
Yesterday, December 20, YABLOKO activists handed over gifts, which the party collected during a special campaign, to a children’s hospice.
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Grigory Yavlinsky: What price Russia will pay for Aleppo?

ga-book_9_12Facebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016

Rescuing Bashar al-Assad’s regime and trying to recall the spirit of the confrontation of two great superpowers of the last century – the USSR and the US, – the Russian government dragged the country into a large-scale conflict, which generates instability for all its participants far beyond the combat zone. Russia challenged not only to the Syrian opponents of Bashar al-Assad, but also the whole Sunni world, which includes the majority of both Turkish and Russian Muslims. Russia’s relationships with Turkey have been already complicated once and very seriously, and it has been quite recently. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The international security system has become fragile, as it was on the threashold of World War I”

imageFacebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016

An act of terror took place in Ankara. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador in Turkey, was killed. What happened was not just an accident and not just one more tragedy in a long list of terrorist attacks for the past period. This is a characteristic feature of a qualitatively new situation in the world. The international security system has deteriorated in recent years and has become as fragile as it was on the threashold World War I. Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin calls Muscovites to participate in public hearings

Press release, 19.12.2016

Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, calls the Muscovites to participate in the public hearings on urban planning, see expositions and send written requests.

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