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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

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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

YABLOKO Anticorruption Policy Centre detected use of administrative resource by candidates from the ruling United Russia

Press Release, 21.07.2016

YABLOKO Anticorruption Policy Centre headed by Sergei Mitrokhin pointed out four cases of massive use of administrative resource by candidates from the ruling United Russia party in their parliamentary election campaign. Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee and head of Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, informed head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova of the violaions. Read more »

YABLOKO Youth to hold a picket demanding to investigate the murder of Timur Kuashev

timurPress release, 21.07.2016
On Monday, August 1, Moscow YABLOKO Youth activists will hold a one-person picket by the Investigative Committee demanding to investigate the murder of journalist Timur Kushev, to find those who ordered and committed the crime. Read more »

YABLOKO protests against installation of a monument to Ivan the Terrible in Orel

Press release, 19.07.2016

YABLOKO activists participated in a picket against the installation of a monument to Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the city of Orel 350km south of Moscow. Over 60 people took part in the action. Leader of the local party branch Sergei Zaytsev was one of the organizers of the protest action.image Read more »

Sergei Reznikov headed the list of candidates for the Tambov Region Duma

Press release, 20.07.2016

The Tambov branch of YABLOKO brought the lists of candidates for the regional parliament elections to the Electoral Comission, on July 19.image Read more »

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed her dismissal from the post of the Mayor in the Supreme Court of Russia

imageTASS, by Igor Lukyanov, 19.07.2016

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed her dismissal [from the post of the Mayor] in the Supreme Court of Russia. Read more »

Emilia Slabunova heads YABLOKO candidates list in the elections to the regional parliament of Karelia

imagePress Release, 20.07.2016

Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party and MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia at present, topped YABLOKO list in the elections to the parliament of the Republic of Karelia. This decision was adopted yesterday by the conference of the Karelian branch of the party. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky on the doping scandal: There are lies in every cell of the system
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Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 19.07.2016

The report which was published by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday shows all the world what is really going on in Russia. Alexander Bortnikov [director of the FSB -Federal Security Service] has nothing to do with the doping test manipulations of the FSB officers … Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko will not bear any responsibility for the machinations of his deputy… Read more »

YABLOKO officially admitted to participation in the election campaign

Press release, 18.07.2016
The Central Electoral Commission has certified YABLOKO’s lists of candidates for the elections to State Duma of the 7th convocation today. The Commission members voted solid. This way, YABLOKO is officially admitted to participation in the election campaign.image Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: The Turkish lesson

392_300_25026_yabl_Grigory Yavlinsky’s official website, 17.07.2016

Political instability in a neighboring country such as Turkey is a serious trouble for Russia. Neither our country, nor our government is ready for such events close to our borders. At the moment Russia is occupied with military and political games in Syria. However, the events in Turkey show that everything can change within one night. Now, after the military coup attempt failed, Recep Erdogan is going to continue his course on renunciation of Mustafa Ataturk’s principles, constitutional alteration, unlawful seizure of plenary powers and real crackdown on the civil society in a more aggressive way than before. Read more »

Seventh anniversary of the murder of Natalia Estemirova

Press release, 15.07.2016

YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov has conducted a one-person picket outside the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation demanding to investigate the murder of Natalya Estemirova, human rights activist, journalist and member of the Memorial human rights centre. Natalia Estemirova was murdered seven years ago, on July 16, 2009.image Read more »

YABLOKO leaders laid flowers to the Embassy of France

Press release, 15.07.2016

“International terrorism is sending us one challenge after another, and every time it is a sign and a signal to all the peoples, that we must join hands. We can stop this evil only by united efforts. One must stop sorting out relationship between the states, otherwise the evil will prevail over us. I would like to call all the governments and peoples to establish a dialogue and cooperation to fight our common enemy,” YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova said.image Read more »

Moscow YABLOKO commemorated victims of terror attack in Nice

Press release, 15.07.2016
Sergei Mitrokhin, Federal Political Committee member, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, laid flowers to the Embassy of France and made an entry in the book of condolence.

By Moskva Mews Agency

By Moskva News Agency

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YABLOKO Youth commemorated Nice attack victims

Press release, 15.07. 2016

Moscow YABLOKO Youth activists laid flowers to the Embassy of France in Moscow.image Read more »

Condolences on the terror attack in Nice

imageYABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova’s Facebook page, 15.07.2016

I express my deepest condolences to the people of France in connection with the barbarian terror attack in Nice. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The government needs to be changed on a regular basis”

392_300_25026_yabl_Grigory Yavlinsky’s answers to questions of the readers of, 13.07.2016

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and Chairman of its Federal Political Committee, participated in the presidential elections in Russia twice – in 1996 and 2000, respectively (in 2004 he boycotted the presidential campaign, due to the impossibility, in his opinion, to have free and fair elections, and in the presidential elections in 2012 the Central Electoral Commission withdrew the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky, from his point of view, for political reasons). Grigory Yavlinsky plans to run for President in 2018. The “dress rehearsal” will be certainly in the State Duma elections in September. YABLOKO included in its electoral list such prominent opposition figures as Vladimir Ryzhkov, Dmitry Gudkov, who are not YABLOKO members, and the party even counts to become “the basis of the democratic coalition.” Under what programme? Grigory Yavlinsky told us about this. Read more »

YABLOKO submitted its election list to the Central Electoral Commission

Press release, 13.07.2016

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and representatives of the party have submitted the party lists of candidates for the State Duma to the Central Electoral Commission today, on 13 July. The lists and the supporting documentation are to be checked and registered by the Central Electoral Commission.image Read more »

The government supported Sergei Mitrokhin’s initiative to ban rent of luxury cars for state officials

logotip1Press Release, 13.07.2016

The Finance Ministry proposes to prohibit for top state officials to rent expensive powerful cars. YABLOKO Anticorruption Policy Centre launched this initiative some time ago. Read more »

The staff of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper gives YABLOKO the majority in the new parliament

imageNovaya Gazeta, 12.07.2016

On 8 July, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper held a public opinion poll among the paper staff on the upcoming elections. Journalists were choosing by means of secret ballot the party list they would support, if the election took place next Sunday.

In general 52 out of total 142 people of the staff voted, thus the turnout was 36.6 per cent, with 6 per cent of spoiled “ballots”. The remaining votes were distributed as follows: YABLOKO received 51 per cent, The [entrepreneurs’] Party of Growth – 20 per cent, [the ruling] United Russia – 10 per cent, PARNAS – 9 per cent, Fair Russia and the Communist Party – 4 per cent each, and LDPR – 2 per cent. Read more »

State Duma of the Sixth Convocation Discredited the State

logotip1Statement by the 19th Congress of the YABLOKO party, 11.07.2016

Summing up the results of the work of the State Duma of the sixth convocation, the Russian United Democratic YABLOKO party states the negative influence which the deputies made on the public, political and economic life of the country.

The State Duma of the sixth convocation was the most incompetent, aggressive and ignorant in the history of Russian parliamentarism. There was no opposition, the faction voted indistinctly from each other, supporting the policy of Russia’s isolation from the civilized world, adopting inhuman and humiliating laws, introducing punitive measures and exactions from the citizens. Read more »

Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO united democrats

Press release, 12.07.2016

The conference of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO nominated the candidates for Moscow Region Duma. The nominees are the leaders of the regional party branch, local deputies and members of Alexei Navalny’s Progress Party.image Read more »