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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




Programme by candidate for the post of Russian President Grigory Yavlinsky. Brief Overview

My Truth

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 'Parliamentary Elections 2016'

“Presidential elections are the last chance to peaceful nonviolent change of the system”.

Press Release, 24.04.2016 “A cultural curtain is emerging” between Russia and the rest of the world, and “even remnants of understanding are disappearing”, Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of YABLOKO Political Committee said at the committee meeting on Saturday, 23 April. It will be “extremely difficult, to overcome it, and it is worse than iron curtain,” he […]

Tomsk YABLOKO calls voters to come to polling stations on the Election Day

Press release, 19.04.2016 On 18 April, the activists of the Tomsk branch of YABLOKO conducted a picket under the slogan “Your vote counts”.

Moscow YABLOKO conduced a campaign picket

Press release, 19.04.2016 On 18 April, the Moscow branch of YABLOKO conducted a campaign picket in the centre of Moscow. Deputy Chairs of Moscow YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and Grigory Semyonov, the Regional Council member Nikolai Kavkazsky and party activits participated in the action.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “We must be ready to hoist the sail, when a lull in the sea ends”

Sut’ Sobitiy (The Essence of the Events), 15.04.2016 By Valentina Karelova Will the elections be fair and transparent with the appointment of Ella Pamfilova head of the Central Election Commission, why Alexei Navalny’s work is inefficient, whether Russia needs democracy, and when have we buried it? Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party, politician and […]

Amur YABLOKO called citizens to participate in the elections

Press release, 18.04.2016 On 18 April, the activists of the Amur Region branch of YABLOKO called the citizens of Blagoveshchensk to participate in the coming parliamentary elections that will take place on 18 September, 2016. The party activists handed out over 2,000 leaflets.

As elections loom, Kremlin applies ‘ethical standards’ to muzzle critics

The Christian Science Monitor, by Fred Weir, 29.03.2016 … Russia’s oldest liberal party, Yabloko, has seen several of its local lawmakers censured or deprived of deputy status for breaking such rules over the past few months. Nevertheless, Alexander Gnezdilov, the party’s deputy chairman, insists that Yabloko will attempt to participate in both local and national […]

Famous politicians and public figures will run for the State Duma from YABLOKO

Dmitry Gudkov, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Dmitry Nekrasov and Yulia Galyamina plan to run for the State Duma in single-mandate constituencies from the YABLOKO party Press Release, 24.03.2016 This week YABLOKO leaders met potential candidates for single-mandate constituencies who are not members of the YABLOKO party: Dmitry Gudkov, State Duma deputy, Vladimir Ryzhkov, ex Co-Chairman of PARNAS, […]

YABLOKO and PARNAS formed electoral coalition in the Altai Territory

Press release, 23.03.2016 On 22 March, Chair of the Altai branch of YABLOKO Alexander Goncharenko and Chair of the local branch of PARNAS Gennady Sheida signed a declaration on the formation of the electoral coalition on YABLOKO’s platform at the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Altai Territory. The elections will take place on […]

Vladimir Ryzhkov to support YABLOKO at the State Duma and presidential elections

Press release, photographs, video, 23.03.2016 Vladimir Ryzhkov is going to stand for the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidate and support Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy at the presidential elections. The politician had explained his “deliberate political decision to support YABLOKO and cooperate with YABLOKO” in a video message which was published on the YABLOKO website.

Grigory Yavlinsky proposes to abolish the “serfdom” of disrespect to people and provide political guarantees for building the state for the people

Press release, Video, 28 February 2016 Politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky, who was officially announced presidential candidate from YABLOKO by the party Congress on 28 February, delivered his keynote speech. He stressed that frustration and apathy of people in the future were a rival as serious as Vladimir Putin and his system. According to Yavlinsky, […]

YABLOKO Congress supports nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as candidate for President of Russia

Press release, photographs, 28.02.2016 Today, on 28 February, YABLOKO Congress has supported the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate for President of the Russian Federation. 135 delegates voted for nomination of Yavlinsky, one voted against. The guests of the Congress, politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov and Dmitry Gudkov also supported Yavlinsky’s candidacy.

Vladimir Ryzhkov and Dmitry Gudkov support Yavlisnky as a single presidential candidate from democratic forces

Press release, 28.02.2016 Today independent politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov (former co-Chair of RPR-PARNAS) and Dmitry Gudkov (the only independent State Duma deputy) have supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy for the presidential elections of 2018. They made such statements at the YABLOKO Congress.

YABLOKO Congress to discuss the strategy of the party during the new election cycle

Press release, 26.02.2016 YABLOKO Congress which will take place on 27-28 February in Novaya Moskva (New Moscow – the extension of the city’s boundaries to the south-west) and will discuss the substantive basis of the electoral strategy of the party at the parliamentary elections of 2016 together with the presidential elections of 2018.

Explanation from the YABLOKO Press Service on party’s coaltion policies

Press Release, 30.01.2016 The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO regards the statement of the Parnas party on the political union [with YABLOKO] be a response to the Coalition proposal of our party made on 23 January.

Principles of the Coalition Policies of YABLOKO

Appendix No 2 of 28 January, 2016 Confirming the Statement of the 17th Congress of YABLOKO “On the Priorities of the Coalition Policies” of 17 June 2012 and the Decision of the Bureau of the Party, “On Creation of a Coalition of Political Alternative” of 31 January 2015, the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO considers […]

YABLOKO claims opposition must conduct a joint action in memory of Boris Nemtsov in St.Petersburg

Press release, 02.02.2016 On 1 February, a meeting of the Bureau of St.Petersburg YABLOKO took place. The Bureau nominated Boris Vishnevsky and Andrei Palevich to negotiate with PARNAS and Democratic Petersburg about the conduction of street actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov. According to a number of the Bureau members, the opposition must conduct a […]

The Federal Political Committee of YABLOKO adopted a decision on the principles of the electoral programme and the coalition policies

Press Release, 24.01.2016 On 23 January YABLOKO held this year’s first meeting of its Federal Political Committee (FPC). The meeting was devoted to the upcoming second phase of the party Congress that has to take place in February. The FPC considered the electoral programme and the coalition policies.