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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

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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

Rostov branch of Yabloko holds picketing for professional army

Press release, 10.04.2017
On April 9, the Rostov branch of Yabloko held a picket for abolition of military conscription and transfer to a professional army. Chair of the regional party branch Irina Safronova and leader of the regional branch of Yabloko Youth Andrei Sklyarov took part in the action.

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Mitrokhin demands to stop a shopping centre construction conducted by Prosecutor General’s son

Mitrokhin Press release, 06.04.2017

Sergei Mitrokhin, head of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Centre, demanded to stop a shopping centre construction conducted by the company of Prosecutor General’s son Artyom Chaika in the territory of a protective zone of Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow. Yabloko’s anti-corruption experts claim that the construction works do not meet the environmental regulations and the lack of response from the supervisory authorities reveals corruption elements. Read more »

Demolition of five-storey apartment blocks violates the Constitution

Press release, 07.04.2017

On April 6, the Moscow branch of Yabloko conducted a round table on the demolition of five-storey apartment blocks. In February the Moscow government launched a mass-scale project on the renovation of the housing fund, which involves the demolition of about 8000 apartment blocks constructed in 1950-1972 and rehousing about 1,6 million Muscovites. The scale of the project resulted into the necessity of amendments to the federal legislation, which were introduced to the State Duma. At the same time, the project did not undergo any preliminary public discussion, and the possible consequence of the project still remain unclear. In order to fill up the deficit of information Yabloko organised a round table and invited architectures, city developers, housing experts, sociologists and activists. The experts discovered a large number of defects in the project of the Moscow government: from technical details to its constitutionality.

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Yabloko: A responsible politician can risk only his own life

An interview with Nikolai Rybakov, 06.04.2017

A correspondent of the RBC Novosibirsk Media Agency interviewed Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov

– Nikolai Igorevich, you were present at the rally against the construction of the landfill site. What do you think about the action?

– One can see that people realise what they are fighting for. They were caught on the raw. The situation is typical for many regions of Russia. There are examples of small victories. They take place when initiative groups do not retreat for the line of resistance. If you relax for a moment, the fight is lost.

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Mikhail Amosov: The reason for the act of terror is Russia’s involvement in Syrian war

Press release, 07.04.2017

Deputy of Yabloko’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Mikhail Amosov discussed the reasons and consequences of the act of terror in St. Petersburg subway on air of the Party Bureau TV programme. The lawmaker expressed his condolences to the next of kin of the victims and the wounded as a result of the act of terror.

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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.

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ALDE Group strongly condemns Chechnya’s anti-LGBTI campaign

aldeALDE, 06.04.2017

The Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the violent actions of the Chechen government, as several people are reportedly feared dead and over a hundred jailed, following violent raids held across the country. Read more »

Tears for Chechnya

chechnya-page0012LYMEC and IFLRY, 06.04.2017

LYMEC and IFLRY strongly condemn the persecution of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya and calls on the Russian authorities to act for the safety and justice of sexual minorities in Chechnya. Read more »

Yabloko participates in Global Greens & European Greens Congress 2017

Press release, 04.04.2017

On March 30 – April 2, the Green Party of England and Wales hosted the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party gathering environmentalists from all over the world to hold political debates and develop a further political strategy. It was the largest congress in the history of the environmental movement. Olga Tsepilova, Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction (an associate member of the European Green Party), participated in the event.

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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 Commissioner in St. Petersburg, for another term of office.

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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 other political heavyweights, which elected a women as its leader. Emilia SLABUNOVA, who was elected Yabloko Chair in December 2015, told Daria Garmonenko, a Nezavisimaya Gazeta correspondent, about the difficulties of a woman’s path in politics, her relationship with male colleagues and, of course, about the perspectives of the party not only in the presidential election, but in general. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky’s lecture “The Russian Parallels: 1917 — 2017”

On political parallels and assessment of the events of 1917

Novaya Gazeta, 03.04.2017

In the absence of a modern and honest assessment of what happened [in Russia] one hundred years ago, the Russian public consciousness is doomed to flounder between the idea of a revolution as a blessing and the only way to achieve change, and the idea of safeguarding the current government at all costs as the only possible form guaranteeing the existence in the modern world. The political parallels between 1917 and 2017, and the evaluation of the events that happened a hundred years ago are discussed by economist and politician Grigory Yavlinsky.

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Act of terror in the St.Petersburg subway

svechaPress Release, 03.04.2017

Condolences from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky

On behalf of the YABLOKO party, I express my deepest condolences to the residents of St. Petersburg and all the victims, all who lost their loved ones and relatives in the act of terror in the St. Petersburg subway. This is our common tragedy. We are all sharing your pain. Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin commemorates the victims of St. Petersburg terror act


Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO: Together with Galina Mikhaleva, on behalf of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, we have laid flowers to the Permanent Mission of St. Petersburg in Moscow. Eternal memory to the deceased! Ignominy to terrorists. And this is another charge against the Russian authorities: it was through their fault, that the law enforcement and the security forces are engaged in the prevention of opposition activities, rather than prevention of terrorism. I would like to remind you that three days ago, the UK strengthened its measures of antiterrorist security on vulnerable facilities. We have not done this, as if Russia is situated on a different planet, and does not fight with ISIS in Syria.
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Alexander Shishlov, Ombudsman for Human Rights in St.Petersburg

I am shocked by the terrible tragedy that occurred in our city today.
Condolences to the relatives and friends of those killed in the St. Petersburg subway.
I wish strength and speedy recovery to all the injured.

Genocide against minorities is unacceptable!

300px-Rainbow_flag_breezeStatement by the Yabloko party, 02.04.2017
There are different reports that in response to the intention of LGBT activists from the central part of Russia to hold public actions in the North Caucasus a violent wave of reprisals against these minorities spread through the Chechen Republic so that a large number of LGBT representatives were murdered. Read more »

For politics without provocations and violence!

logotip1Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 01.04.2017

On 30-31 March, there appeared information on political protest actions calling the citizens “to risk their freedom and even life”. They say that “there is no alternative”. Such calls is a dangerous provocation which will turn out into bloodshed, loss of life and deterioration of the living conditions in Russia. Read more »

YABLOKO in the Republic of Buryatia speaks up for the protection of Lake Baikal from Mongolian hydro-electric power stations

logotip_1_2Press Release, 03.04.2017

Public hearings devoted to the discussion of construction projects of hydro-electric power stations in Mongolia that would use water from the Selenga River, the largest feeder of Lake Baikal, were held in the Republic of Buryatia. The Buryat branch of YABLOKO took an active part in conducting the hearings. Read more »

Each of us has a few lines by Yevgeny Yevtushenko that are dear to heart

On the death of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Grigory Yalvinsky web-site


[Great Russian poet] Yevgeny Yevtushenko, at the absolute recognition of his poems, quotes and songs written on his poems, never became a ‘glamour’ classic – he was alive, and [as his favourite Russian poet Boris Pasternak wrote] managed to “Save face, persistently and wholly, And never deviate or bend, But be alive, alive and only, Alive and only to the end.”image Read more »

Mikhail Amosov: “No to a Fukushima Disaster on the Neva River”!

Press Release, 03.04.2017

St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO has begun collecting signatures against the launch of the nuclear power plant in the city centre.
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