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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'

Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman announced his support of Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign Time to Return Home

Press Release, 22.06.2017 Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman, whose candidacy was officially nominated by Yabloko to run in the election of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region, said that he shared the ideas of the Time to Return Home campaign launched by Grigory Yavlinsky. The key idea of ​​the campaign is that Russia should stop spending […]

YABLOKO nominated oppositional Mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevnegy Roizman candidate to the post of Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region

Press Release, 21.06.2017 The Yabloko party has nominated Yevgeny Roizman, Mayor of Yekaterinburg, candidate in the gubernatorial elections of the Sverdlovsk region. This decision was adopted by the Federal Bureau of the party. According to the results of the secret ballot, nine our of ten members of the Bureau present at the meeting voted for […]

Yabloko Federal Bureau has just nominated (nine 9 votes for out of ten, and one abstained) Yevgeny Roizman, oppositional Mayor of Yekaterinburg, candidate in the gubernatorial elections in the region. Photo by Alexander Kobrinsky, Bureau member.

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 […]

Lev Shlosberg claims that a municipal filter must be removed for gubernatorial candidates from the parties represented in the parliaments

Press release, 20.06.2017 Deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly, Chair of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg proposed to adopt a draft law on the withdrawal of a municipal filter for gubernatorial candidates from the parties, which have representation in the State Duma or regional parliaments. Shlosberg introduced the draft law with the […]

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 […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to visit Yekaterinburg and participate in the conference of the regional Yabloko branch on the nomination of oppositional Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman as Yabloko’s candidate to the post of Governor.

Press Release, 16.06.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky to visit Yekaterinburg and participate in the conference of the regional Yabloko branch on the nomination of Yevgeny Roizman, oppositional Yekaterinburg Mayor, as Yabloko’s candidate to the post of Governor.

“The situation in the country can be remedied not through politicians’ provocations or police truncheons, but by means of voting in the presidential elections”

12.06.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook page Grigory Yavlinsky on the protest actions of 12 June: “Our country has celebrated the Day of Russia being divided and not free, without a clear perspective and the rule of law. Hundreds of people [were celebrating it] in police vans or in police stations. Such a “holiday”.

Greetings on the Day of Russia!

From Emilia Slabunova, 12.06.2017 Today our country celebrates its day, the Day of Russia. I am sending my greetings on the holiday to all those who care about Russia’s future.

Yabloko to instruct candidates for deputies how to collect voters’ signatures to get registered in the campaign

Press release, 09.06.2017 On 13 June, Yabloko will hold a webinar instructing candidates for municipal deputies how to collect voters’ signatures in order to be registered as a candidate. The webinar will be organised by Yabloko’s Centre for candidates support. Yuri Zuyev, a member of the territorial electoral commission in the Academichesky district of Moscow, […]

The Pskov Region Assembly chose not to return direct elections of city mayors for Pskov and Velikiye Luky

Press Release, 08.06.2017 The Pskov Region Assembly of Deputies declined the legislative initiative by Lev Shlosberg to return to the residents of Pskov and Velikiye Luky the right to directly elect heads of these large cities of the region.

Anna Cherepanova elected Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

Press release, 02.06.2017 On 1 June, the conference delegates of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko elected Anna Cherepanova Chair of the regional party branch.

European Court of Human Rights rules that election fraud took place in 2011 election in St. Petersburg

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the right to free elections had been violated Press release, 01.06.2017 The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of the complainant who had filed a petition against mass-scale election fraud of election results to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the State Duma in […]

Emilia Slabunova introduced a bill on the equal rights of candidates for outdoor campaigning

Press Release, 1.06.2017 A draft federal law guaranteeing equal rights to all the participants in elections for placement of their campaign materials in the streets was submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia by Emilia Slabunova, MP and leader of the Yabloko party. The changes will affect placement of campaign materials on billboards, banners, message […]

The Moscow Manifesto 2017

Entering the campaign for the election of municipal deputies of Moscow, we, the undersigned, are declaring the following: We share the values ​​of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and inviolability of private property. We support the principles of the division of powers, full-fledged local self-government, transparency of the legislative and the executive authorities […]

YABLOKO candidates to municipal deputies to sign YABLOKO’s Moscow Manifesto 2017

Press Release, 30.05.2017 Candidates for Moscow municipal deputies wishing to run from the YABLOKO party must sign the Moscow Manifesto 2017 prepared by the party. By signing the document, the candidates confirm their adherence to democratic values ​​and undertake to work for a significant expansion of the powers of local self-government in Moscow.

There May Be No Election

By Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 25.05.2017 Neither the government nor the society want elections, they are not interested in the elections and do not believe in the election. If it goes like this, there really will be no elections. There will be Putin. Forever. Protest Actions. The Second Wave Ten months before the presidential […]

Yabloko to appeal the refusal to overturn the election results to Novgorod city parliament in the European Court of Human Rights

Press release, 25.05.2017 On 25 May, the Supreme Court of the RF refused to satisfy Yabloko’s appeal against the decision of the Novgorod Regional Court, which had refused to acknowledge the violations in the election to the Novgorod City Duma of 18 September, 2016.

Grigory Yavlinsky elected LI Vice-President of Honour

Press release, 23.05.2017 Yabloko founder and presidential candiate Grigory Yavlinsky was elected LI Vice-President of Honour at Liberal International’s 70th-anniversary Congress in Andorra.