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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

Archive for 'Elections'

Other Russian regions should adopt the regional budget law built on the model of Grigory Yalvinsky’s budget law developed for St.Petersburg

Press Release, 14.04.2017 This week, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted in the third reading amendments to the law on the budget process, developed by the Grigory Yalvinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of YABLOKO and ex-MP of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg. The amendments will improve budgetary discipline and effectiveness of budget […]

Lev Shlosberg: “The budget can be only for the people”

Press Release, 18.04.2017 The Public Chamber of the city of Pskov proposed to develop a municipal program People’s Budget. It envisages collection of proposals from the city residents (for example, on the necessary road repairs, improvement of streets, yards and buildings, opening of playgrounds and sports grounds for children). The initiators of the project offer […]

Emilia Slabunova: Responsibility of the opposition should be peaceful and lawful change of power

YABLOKO leader spoke at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants Press Release, 14.04.2017 “The responsibility of the opposition is to peacefully and lawfully achieve a change of power and the system in the country”, YABLOKO leader Emilia Slabunova said at the 4th Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants. The […]

Candidates Support Centre opens in Moscow

Press release, 10.04.2017 Yabloko made a decision to open the Candidates Support Centre as part of preparation for local elections in Moscow, which will take place in September 2017. The Centre will function within Yabloko’s campaign headquarters.

Yabloko awards participants of the course for electoral commission members aimed at improving their qualification

Press release, 06.04.2017 On April 5, Olga Pokrovkaya, a member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission from the Yabloko party, awarded the participants of the course for electoral commission members aimed at improving their qualification.

Alexander Shishlov elected for the post of St. Petersburg Ombudsman for another term

Press Release, 05.04.2017 Alexander Shishlov was elected for the post of St.Petersburg Ombudsman for another term. His candidacy was supported by 47 deputies of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly.The Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO and the party faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg supported the nomination of Alexander Shishlov, Human Rights […]

Emilia Slabunova: “Stability is not determined by the number of years that Putin remains in office”

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 04.04.2017 Yabloko is almost the only party in Russia where the number of women members is (though slightly) higher than the number of men. In addition, what is even more surprising, only in Yabloko about 90 per cent of party members have a higher education. Moreover, it was Yabloko, the only one among […]

YABLOKO handed to the Central Electoral Commission changes in the electoral legislation

Press Release, 28.03.2017 Today, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, handed over to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, a package of amendments that the party proposes to introduce into the electoral legislation. The document contains over 40 proposals concerning all aspects of the electoral process.

Boris Vishnevsky: If the Legislative Assembly does not approve a referendum on the future of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, we will take legal action

Press release, 29.03.2017 Boris Vishnevsky, head of Yabloko’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, said that his faction would insist on the city parliament’s approval of a referendum on the future of St. Isaac’s Cathedral museum.

School of Local Self-Government held for activists of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, 30.03.2017 On 24-26 March, School of Local Self-Government was held for activists of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO. The School was organised by the team of Yulia Galyamina, a research associate of the Moscow State University and a teacher at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Galyamina is also a co-founder of the […]

Yavlinsky’s bill on St.Petersburg budget passed the second reading in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 24.03.2017 On 22 March, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted the bill “On Amendments to the Budget Law of St. Petersburg” in the second reading. Grigory Yalvinsky developed the bill when he was MP in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly and head of the YABLOKO faction in the city parliament of the previous […]

Boris Vishnevsky: Reprisals against parliamentary opposition discredit the parliament

Press release, 22.03.2017 Head of Yabloko’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky claims that the pressure on the parliamentary opposition is mounting. On 22 March, the ruling United Russia party deputies introduced alternations in the time limit – according to the new rules, an adjournment of a session will be announced only […]

Academician Yuri Pivovarov supported Grigory Yavlinsky as presidential candidate

Press Release 21.03.2017 According to Yuri Pivovarov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and historian, Grigory Yavlinsky would be the best candidate from democratic opposition in the presidential elections of 2018.

YABLOKO Federal Council discusses changes in the party

Press Release, 20.03.2017 The meeting of the Federal Council of YABLOKO, the most representative body of the party, worked in Moscow on 18-19 March. Chair of the party Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov summarised the results of the elections to the State Duma in 2016 and told how YABLOKO should change. The Federal […]

Alexander Gnezdilov: Russia should be headed by a wise, witty and kind person, such as our candidate

Press Release, 19.03.2017 “We can elect a wise, witty, cheerful and kind man as President of Russia. And the nature of the entire power in Russia depends on the nature of the President in our state,” Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chairman of YABLOKO, said speaking of Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy on the second day of the Federal […]

Grigory Yavlinsky considers it necessary to give property to Russian citizens

Press Release, 19.03.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO presidential candidate, made a statement that if he is elected, the state should gratuitously transfer land to Russian citizens under construction of their own homes, as well as create a system of accounts where revenues from the exports of natural resources and dividends from state corporations would be transferred […]

The Supreme Court declined YABLOKO’s appeal on abrogation of the results of the State Duma elections

Press Release, 14.03.2017 On 14 March, the Appeals Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court, which refused to cancel the results of the elections to the State Duma past November. This decision will be appealed in the Presidium of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court to examine YABLOKO’s appeal against the refusal to abrogate the results of the State Duma elections

Press Release, 13.03.2017 The Board of Appeals of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will examine YABLOKO’s appeal against the refusal (in November 2016) of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to abrogate the results of the State Duma elections that took place on the 18the of September, 2016. The hearing will take […]

Emilia Slabunova submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia the law on abolishing the municipal filter at gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 13.03.2017 The bill on the abolition of the “municipal filter” envisaging collection of municipal deputies’ signatures so that to be able to run in the gubernatorial elections was submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia by Emilia Slabunova, MP and leader of the YABLOKO party. The parties that have factions in the State […]

Grigory Yavlinsky proposes a large-scale reform of YABLOKO

Press release, 10.03.2017 The party should attract and form tens of new politicians Today, on March 10th, Chair of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky has proposed to carry out a large-scale reform of the party at the meeting of the Federal Political Committee.