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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

Archive for 'Foreign policy'

Grigory Yavlinsky urges Russian citizens to join the campaign for Russia’s withdrawal from military conflicts

Press Release, 21.06.2017 Yabloko launches the all-Russian campaign Time to Return Home. The party will collect signatures in 40 regions of Russia, so that Russia’s federal budget funds are spent on Russia’s domestic development, rather than on foreign policy ambitions and adventures, including the war in Syria. Such a statement was made by Yabloko’s presidential […]

Time to Return Home

Grigory Yalvinsky blog post, 19.06.2017 Russia has been involved in the Syrian war for almost two years. According to official data, 35 our military men were killed, unofficial [data] give a much higher figure. What our soldiers and officers should give their lives for? For the endless rule of dictator Bashar al-Assad? Where is the national […]

Yabloko launches Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign with collection of signatures in Russian regions for Russia’s withdrawal from military conflicts

Press Release, 19.06.2017 Today, Yabloko’s presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky came to Ryazan to launch the all-Russian campaign “Time to Return Home.” Today, Yabloko launches collection of signatures in 40 regions of Russia, so that Russia’s federal budget funds are spent on Russia’s domestic development, rather than on foreign policy ambitions and adventures, including the war […]

89 per cent of the audience of the Ekho Moskvy radio station support Grigory Yavlinsky’s initiative to cease Russia’s participation in military conflicts abroad

Press Release, 16.06.2017 Ekho Moskvy radio station conducted live discussion of the publication in the newspaper Kommersant which reported that YABLOKO, at the initiative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, was launching “Time to Return Home” campaign.

Grigory Yavlinsky launches a video project on the solution of the problem with Crimea

Press Release, 31.05.2017 The first video to the 20th anniversary of “friendship” between Russia and Ukraine has been released today. Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate to the post of Russian President, will talk about the ways to solve the problem of Crimea and relations between Russia and Ukraine in a special online project “Is Crimea Ours?” on […]

Pskov residents stand for withdrawal of Russia’s troops from Syria

Press release, 17.05.2017 The Pskov branch of Yabloko conducted an action called “It is time to return home” aimed at stopping Russia’s interference into the Syrian civil war. The activists gathered signatures for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. They managed to collect about 400 signatures.

Alexander Gnezdilov: Europe chooses social liberalism

Yabloko Deputy Chairman on the French presidential elections results 16.05.2017 The new president of France Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated at the Élysée Palace on 14 May. The youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic will turn 40 at the end of the year. Macron, with his evident social liberal and pro-European programme, won […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: How to solve the problem of Crimea

It is time to correct political errors Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook page, 21.04.2017 Everything is very serious with Crimea. Even France is discussing it a couple of days before its presidential elections. One of the top candidates, François Fillon, suggests holding an international conference on the Crimea. These proposals were expressed earlier: by British parliamentarians, by […]

Russia’s deadlock in Syria

By Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 08.04.2017 How can it be still unclear to someone that Syria is a trap for Russia? Russia was led into the Syrian trap by the stupidity of Russian foreign policy, its short-sightedness and adventurousness. Any further steps targeted at escalation of Russia’s military actions in Syria only aggravate our […]

Academician Arbatov: Russia should withdraw its troops from Syria and strengthen its southern borders

Press Release, 22.02.2017 Alexei Arbatov, one of the leading Russian experts in the field of military policy and international security, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, and member of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, gave an interview to on the threats and challenges facing Russia.

Sometimes it’s better to remain silent than to speak

About the speech of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post 20.02.2017 Sometimes it’s better to remain silent than to speak.

This world was not invented by Putin

Yavlinsky: Russia’s leadership led the country to a deadlock and hopes for Trump’s mercy 17.02.2017 The 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference opens on February 17. Although it will be the continuation of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting and could become a platform for contacts on a range of issues, it is not likely […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: People are dying in Donbass: The Kremlin hopes there will be enough ammunition

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 06.02.2017 The war in the east of Ukraine is well under way again, people are dying. But the Kremlin officially hopes that the so called “rebels” in Donbass will have enough weapons and ammunition. Political cynicism of the Russian authorities is reaching a new level. A human’s life is not on the […]

Obama left everyone with Trump

By Grigory Yavlinsky 19.01.2017 Assessing the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have to speak more about the period his presidency feel onto, rather than him. The fact that a black politician became US President seemed to open a new era in the US and even the world history considering the position of the […]

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.

Grigory Yavlinsky: What price Russia will pay for Aleppo?

Facebook 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 […]

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

Facebook 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 […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: There are people living in the Kuril Islands!

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 16.12.2016 The Russian government is looking for ways out of its international isolation. They thought about finding such a way out through Japan, as they have failed to do something proper with China, and no one else wants to talk to them. The Japanese seem to be interested in dialogue.

Alexander Gnezdilov participated in a discussion on the USA presidential election

Press release, 15.12.2016 On December 15, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov participated in a discussion on the USA presidential election. The discussion was moderated by journalist Vladimir Pozner.

Lev Shlosberg in the European Parliament:”Russia does not need cynical political allies”

Press release, 17.11.2016 On November 16-17, the Boris Nemtsov Forum -a platform for Russian-European dialogue – took place in the European Parliament. Lev Shlosber, deputy of the Pskov Region parliament, YABLOKO Federal Political Committee member, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was invited to participate in the forum by the organisers of the Forum. […]