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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'

Pskov branch of YABLOKO begins forming a team for municipal election

Press release, 10.03.2017 The Pskov branch of YABLOKO held a meeting on the preparation for the municipal election which will take place in 2017.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin easily and skilfully fooled everyone five years ago

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 05.03.2017 On the 4th of March, it was exactly five years since the last presidential election. Vladimir Putin has been holding the presidential post for the third term and is going to run for the fourth.

St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO claims that competition must be regained in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 03.03.2016 The Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO claims the necessity of regaining competition in the gubernatorial election by changing the current system of gubernatorial elections. In the first place, YABLOKO suggests that all the parties which have factions in regional parliaments must have the ability to nominate their candidate in […]

Yavlinsky’s campaign for President of Russia picks up

Liberal International, 23.02.2017 The presidential hopeful of Yabloko (LI full member), Grigory Yavlinsky, has set his campaign for the key Russian elections in 2018 into full swing. He received a boost from a well-known opposition leader Vladimir Ryzhkov who, in a public statement, said: “Grigory Yavlinsky meets my political opinions, my stance, my programme better […]

YABLOKO to determine its candidate for the Moscow Mayor at the debate

Press Release, 22.02.2017 Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, and Dmitry Gudkov, who ran from YABLOKO at the past parliamentary elections, will take part in the debate.

“The absence of Navalny will not brighten the presidential election but reduce its representativeness”

Press release based on the article by Interfax, 09.02.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and a candidate for President of Russia, claims that the sentence given to Alexei Navalny is politically motivated and the absence of Navalny in the presidential election will reduce its representativeness.

Galina Shirshina to visit St.Petersburg

Press release, 13.02.2017 On Tuesday, February 14, the elected Mayor of Petrozavodsk, adviser to YABLOKO Chair Galina Shirshina will visit St.Petersburg.

Vladimir Ryzhkov: I will support Yavlinsky in the presidential election

Ekho Moskvy Radio Station, 10.02.2017 Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov will support Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election as a candidate who meets his political stance and programme best of all. The politician made such a statement on the air of Ekho Moskvi Radio Station.

The Forum of Young Election Representatives gives start to Yavlinsky’s presidential campaign

Press release, 04.02.2017 The Forum of Young Election Representatives of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky is taking place in Moscow today. Young people from 30 regions of Russia have gathered in YABLOKO’a office in Moscow today.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin does not see any future and lives in the past

Press release, 04.02.2017 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky claims that the essence of the coming election of the head of the State is that the country should move forward and stop going round in circles. He made such a statement at the Youth Forum of the presidential candidate’s election representatives which was held in Moscow.

The School of Municipal Deputy to hold a meeting

Press release, 03.02.2017 On February 6, YABLOKO’s School of Municipal Deputy will hold another meeting.

YABLOKO to conduct a Youth Forum of Grigory Yavlinsky’s election representatives

Press release, 01.02.2017 On Saturday, February 4, a forum of young election representatives of Grigory Yavlinsky, a candidate for President of Russia, “Election representatives 2018 – New YABLOKO/ Young People” will be held in Moscow.

The Central Electoral Commission has finally paid attention to election fraud in Tatarstan after YABLOKO’s law suit in the Supreme Court of the RF

Press Release, 24.01.2017 The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) has decided to check the information on fraud in the parliamentary elections in Tatarstan only after YABLOKO challenged the inaction of the CEC in the Supreme Court of Russia. Today, after only a few days after the filing of YABLOKO’s claim, the CEC held a […]

YABLOKO has submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court against the refusal of the Central Electoral Commission to deal with fraud at the parliamentary elections

Press Release, 19.01.2017 YABLOKO has appealed to the Supreme Court against the refusal of the Central Electoral Commission to deal with fraud cases detected in Tatarstan during the elections to the State Duma.

The keynote speech by Grigory Yavlinsky, a candidate for President of Russia

14.12.2016 These days the topic of presidential election of 2018 gained the attention of mass media and social networkers. YABLOKO was the 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 […]

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. 

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 […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: It is necessary to form public pressure so that to return Russia to the European way of development

Press Release, 18.12.2016 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, made a speech in front of the delegates of the congress of the Democratic Choice party, which takes place in Moscow today. Yavlinsky said that the emergence of a responsible and reasonable right-liberal party would be a great benefit for […]

All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow

Press release, 17.12.206 On Saturday, December 17, the All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow. Deputies of regional parliaments and municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party shared their experience and discussed the plan of legislative work, local self-government problems and other issues. YABLOKO leaders and guest experts joined the discussion as well.

YABLOKO’s deputies adopted a declaration on restoration of local self-government

Press release, 17.12.2016 Restoration of the local self-government is one of top priorities of the country. We can overcome the crisis only by achieving the balance between the interests of the federal centre, regions and local self-government. The participants of All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies adopted the following declaration.