Congresses and Docs

Memorandum of Political Alternative

YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues

THE DEMOCRATIC MANIFESTO

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 DECISIONS:

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

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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

Realeconomik

The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Nest One)

by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky

Resoulution
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
www.svobodanews.ru
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

Demodernization
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

IT IS IMPORTANT!

 

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

Yabloko offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans

Visas should be cancelled also for tourists from OECD, EU and BRICS countries

Press Release, 20.07.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans, but also for residents of countries that give Russia the largest number of tourists.

According to Yabloko, visas for tourists from OECD, EU and BRICS countries who come to Russia for the period under 120 hours (five days) and who have previously received an entry visa to Russia should be cancelled. Also it is necessary to introduce automatic multiple entry visas for up to 90 days for tourists from the above-mentioned countries receiving a visa for the third time or more. In total, 46 countries, including the United States, Japan and Australia, that are parts of these organisations and groups.

Simplification of the visa regime will have a beneficial effect on the development of tourism in Russia, help our country to realise the potential of its nature and culture, create opportunities for substantial economic growth of the country and help to improve relations between Russia and other countries, Emilia Slabunova said in her address.

 

According to official statistics, the number of foreign tourists visiting Russia has been growing: over 7 million foreign tourists came to Russia in 2000, and over 24 million in 2017. However, the overwhelming majority of tourists refuse to travel to Russia because of the laborious and expensive process of obtaining a Russan visa, Yabloko’s address runs. According to the estimates of the Cato Institute (USA), the number of visa refusals reaches 90 per cent of those who initially wished to visit Russia.

 

In 2017, EU residents received slightly more than a million single entry visas to Russia and only 255,000 multiple entry visas, while Russians were granted 3.8 million Schengen visas, with 84 per cent of them being multiple-entry visas. This is the highest rate among all countries whose citizens visit the EU. The conditions for obtaining a Russian visa are more demanding and tough compared to the Schengen visas: Russian visas are issued on the basis of confirmation of the admission of a foreign tourist provided by a Russian tour operator, which excludes independent travel, Emilia Slabunova points out.

 

Abolition of visas gives very fast and effective results, which have a multiplier effect on the economy, say in Yabloko. The example of Georgia is indicative: abolishing unilaterally visas for European and US citizens, the country increased the number of incoming tourists by several times, now the state receives 12 per cent of GDP from tourism, although after the collapse of the USSR Georgia was in the same conditions as Russia in this field.

 

Emilia Slabunova notes that Russia does not receive trillions of roubles of profit from tourism and other related sectors of the economy: civil aviation, airports, ports, railway transport, hotel and restaurant business, museums and consumer goods. The income from registration of entry tourist visas is not comparable with non-received tax revenues to the budget and thousands of jobs that are not created.

 

 

On 15 July, after the final match of the World Cup, Vladimir Putin stated that foreigners who have passports of fans would be granted multiple visa-free entry to Russia before the end of 2018. The next day in the leadership of the State Duma told that they were starting to prepare the relevant bill. Today the president announced that family members and friends of the fans who came to the World Cup 2018 would be able to visit Russia getting their visas free of charge until the end of the year.

 

Address to Vladimir Putin

https://www.yabloko.ru/files/webform/bezvizovyy_vezd.pdf