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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

Yabloko demands from Vladimir Putin to dismiss Governor Aman Tuleyev and Minister of Extraordinary Situations Vladimir Puchkov after a fire in the shopping mall In Kemerovo and establish a public commission so that to investigate the causes of the tragedy

Press Release, 27.03.2018

Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova sent an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin demanding to dismiss Governor of the Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev “in connection with the loss of confidence” after the tragedy in Kemerovo, where several dozen people died in a fire in the shopping mall Winter Cherry.

Slabunova also demanded that the President should dismiss Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of Emergency Situations, and heads of the Main Directorate of the Ministry for Emergencies of Russia in the Kemerovo region “in connection with their incompetence” to their posts.

Yabloko Chairperson also stated that the lists of all the victims and those missing in a fire and daily reports on the investigation of the circumstances and causes of the fire in the Winter Cherry should be published.

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The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko demanded to dismiss Governor Aman Tuleyev

Press Release, 26.03.2018

The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko issued a statement demanding dismissal of Governor Aman Tuleyev and Ilya Serdyuk, head of the city of Kemerovo in view of the tragedy which took place in a trade centre on 25 March.

According to Yabloko activists, the tragedy represented a consequence of the work of the power and administrative system that had developed in the region.

“We believe that in addition to the owners of the building, the control and inspection services that allowed the building of the shopping and entertainment center Winter Cherry to operate, each bearing its share of responsibility for the deaths of adults and children, the responsibility for this tragedy lies on the authorities of the city of Kemerovo and the Kemerovo region,” the statement runs. “We believe that this tragedy happened because of corruption corroding the Kemerovo region, because of the lack of independent media in the Kemerovo region, because of the monopoly of a single [pro-governmental] party United Russia in the elected power bodies, and because of 20 years in office of one person – Aman Tuleyev, Governor of the Kemerovo region”.

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Mourning together with Kemerovo

Web-site of Grigory Yavlinsky, 26.03.2018, 10:28

I am expressing my condolences to the families and friends of people who died in a fire in Kemerovo. Dozens of dead, and many children among them. This is a grief for the whole country, every person, regardless of place of residence.

But condolence is not enough. It is necessary not only to conduct an investigation and punish the guilty, but also to change the rules of life, attitude towards people, their lives, health and safety. This is the main thing that we have. And now I think it a must to declare all-Russian mourning.


Yabloko mourns the vicitms of a fire in Kemerovo

Press Release, 26.03.2018

Yabloko Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yabloko Deputy Chairman Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers to the Representative office of the Kemerovo region in Moscow (Bolshaya Tatarskaya 5, bldg 9) and made an entry in the book of condolences.

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“Corruption, irresponsibility, cynicism, connivance of the authorities of all levels are poisoning and burning people and the future of the country”

Condolences from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky, 26.03.2018

On 25 March, in a fire in a shopping center in Kemerovo, more than 50 people, including many children, died in a fire On March 25, in a fire in a shopping center in Kemerovo. Yabloko leaders Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky expressed their condolences to the relatives of the victims of the terrible tragedy:


Emilia Slabunova on Facebook

26 March, 2018

The soul can not help being with the families of the victims of the terrible fire in Kemerovo. So many broken lives! Corruption, irresponsibility, cynicism, connivance of the authorities of all levels, poison and burn people and the future of the country!

RIP! Condolences to families!

 Grigory Yavlinsky on twitter

✔ @yavlinsky

A terrible tragedy in Kemerovo. Dozens of dead, including many children. We mourn with Kemerovo and condole with relatives and friends of the victims. Grieving.

1:42 – 26 March, 2018


Emilia Slabunova at the congress of political consultants: Past elections reflect the results of the state propaganda

Press Release, 24.03.2018

There are many reasons to believe that the results of the elections reflect the effectiveness of the state propaganda, the strength of the barriers by which the government fences off its opponents, the degree of vulnerability of workers before employers, Yabloko party chairman Emilia Slabunova said at the Fifth Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants (RAPC) .

When discussing elections, there always emerge a topic of the correlation of the emotional and the rational in the behaviour of voters, in the components of how the political technologies of the campaign were built up, Slabunova noted. “In these elections, the emotional won over the rational, and the irrational won over both the emotional and the rational. I think this is dangerous, because irrationality always entails a great destructive force,” Emilia Slabunova stressed.

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Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee on the past presidential elections: a plebiscite on support of the personality of the current President was held on 18 March, rather than presidential election

Decision of the Federal Political Committee No 103, 23.03.2018

The Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko regards the voting that took place on 18 March as a plebiscite held within the framework of an authoritarian system turning into a totalitarian one.

The system formed in Russia does not allow free, competitive, fair and real elections.

Putin’s regime bases its legitimacy not on the free choice of citizens, but on ousting [Russian] citizens from the adoption of key political decisions, primarily on the formation of power.

There has been no freedom of the media and independent sources of financing for political and civil organisations, and independent court in Russia for a long time already; mass-scale [election] fraud has been covered from above and electoral commissions are virtually being integrated into the administrative vertical.

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Grigory Yavlinsky drew Putin’s attention to environmental problems that would arise with construction of Tominsky mining and refining plant

Press Release, 21.03.2018

At the meeting of Russian presidential candidates with President Putin held on 19 March, Yabloko party leader Grigory Yavlinsky drew Vladimir Putin’s attention to the aggravation of environmental problems in the Chelyabinsk region (in the Urals) in connection with the planned construction of Tominsky mining and refining plant.

On the eve of the voting day, on the last day of the election campaign on 16 March, Grigory Yavlinsky visited Chelyabinsk, where he voiced his stance on the construction a dangerous production facility in the suburbs of Chelyabinsk, a city with more than million of residents. According to Grigory Yavlinsky, this is a serious mistake, and not only it undermines the environmental security of the South Urals, but also reduces the investment attractiveness of Chelyabinsk. Tominsky mining and refining plant is supposed to be located in the green zone of Chelyabinsk (it is planned to cut down thousands of hectares of suburban forests), near the water reservoir – the main source of drinking water for 1.5 million people. Grigory Yavlinsky believes that this is extremely dangerous.

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Ballot stuffing in Ingushetia

Yabloko FB page, 21.03.2018

Ингушетия УИК №65 Вбросы

Коллеги из регионального отделения в Ингушетии сделали подборку видео вборосов бюллетеней в урны. Смотрите, это просто искусство. Понимаем, что мы все уже привыкли к такому, но тем не менее, нельзя закрывать на это глаза. Помогайте распространять эти видео. Если у вас есть свидетельства вбросов (фото, видео), или протоколы, которые в итоге поменяли волшебным образом итоговые цифры – кидайте в комментарии.

Партия Яблоко 发布于 2018年3月21日

Our colleagues from the Ingush regional branch of Yabloko made this selection of videos demonstrating stuffing of ballots into ballot boxes.

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Yavlinsky: “We told millions about the alternative”

Yabloko’s presidential candidate thanked his voters and the team

Press Release, 19.03.2018

Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky said that the main purpose of the election campaign he and the Yabloko party held was the opportunity to offer Russian citizens a meaningful alternative to the political course of Vladimir Putin. Yavlinsky said this at a briefing in his central headquarters.

“We knew very well what this campaign would be like, because we realise what kind of authoritarian system functions in Russia today. We understand what elections in an authoritarian system are like, we understand perfectly how they are arranged and once again we are convinced that our ideas are true […] There is nothing unexpected for us,” Yavlinsky said.

Grigory Yavlinsky also said that his nomination for the presidential elections by Yabloko was a principled step, and the main motive behind this decision was the understanding that “the policies implemented by Vladimir Putin in Russia represented a great threat for the country’s future”. Yavlinsky once again stressed that the policies of the incumbent president were destructive for the country’s economy and led to the growth of poverty. “At the same time, we were convinced during the campaign that neither Putin nor his government had any programme or any idea how to get out of this deadlock.”

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Yavlinsky: “It does not matter how few percent they will declare to me now and how much to Putin, it is important what will happen to the country now”

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 18.03.2018

We perfectly realized that this procedure was not very similar to a real election: disproportionate coverage in the media, spoilers and administrative pressure. But we participated in it, because it was the only opportunity to demand change.

We participated in this campaign to force Putin to change the policies: to eliminate poverty, end wars and isolation of Russia.

We wanted to save the economy, prevent an arms race and a big war. We wanted to ward off disaster. We said everything we wanted and did everything we could.

It does not matter how few percent they will declare to me now and how much to Putin, it is important what will happen to the country now. We are warn once again: the country is heading for a dangerous precipice, bad times are ahead, and there are fewer opportunities to change it.

We regret that in this election, some politicians, instead of warding off disaster with us, helped Putin to bring it closer.

We regret that at the moment when we proposed an alternative and tried to discuss the problems of the country and the solutions, other candidates were arranging scandals, hype and a cheap show.

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Grigory Yavlinsky to Vladimir Putin: “These were not elections, but a plebiscite”

Russia needs radical economic reforms, prevention of an arms race and a big war

Press Release, 19.03.2018












Grigory Yavlinsky took part in the meeting of Vladimir Putin with other candidates for the presidency of Russia.

Yavlinsky said at the meeting that “the procedure held on 18 March is, in our view, a plebiscite, rather than election”. “There was no competitive struggle in it,” Yavlinsky stressed.

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Yabloko leaders: “The tactics of boycotting the elections failed. You still have time to vote! “

Press Release, 18.03.2018

Nikolai Rybakov, head of Grigory Yavlinsky headquarter, said that the data on the turnout at the presidential elections show that the idea of ​​a boycott failed. Rybakov called on all voters who favour a change in the country’s political course, come to polling stations and vote. He said this at a daily briefing in the central headquarters of Grigory Yavlinsky.

“The idea of ​​a boycott has completely failed,” Rybakov said. “Even in Moscow the turnout is much higher than at the previous presidential election in 2012, and I would like to turn to its [boycott] supporters, including those of Alexei Navalny. You have a few more hours to amend the situation! Because voting in these elections for Grigory Yavlinsky will give us all a chance, including to your leader, so that he could go on engaging in politics in our country, and Yavlinsky can, to a large extent, guarantee freedom to such politicians.”

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova  supported the head of the headquarters. “By their inaction supporters of the boycott contribute to Putin’s reassignment. This is a political crime – this is inaction when the country is in a difficult situation,” Slabunova addressed voters.

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Yevgeny Vitishko detected fake observers at elections

Press Release, 18.03.2018










Photo: Yevgeny Vitishko

Yevgeny Vitishko, official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko and ex Sochi Olympic prisoner, detected several dozens of fake observers at the presidential election in the Krasnodar Territory.

Now Yevgeny Vitishko is writing applications to the territorial electoral commissions demanding to recall the members of the commissions with the right of deliberative vote and to terminate their powers, as well as recall unidentified observers and replace them with real observers with their proxies duly signed by the official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky.

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Yevgeny Vitishko, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko: the authorities are trying to intimidate observers and activists in the Krasnodar Territory

Press Release, 18.03.2018

Yevgeny Vitishko, official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko and ex Sochi Olympic prisoner, said that observers and activists in the Krasnodar Territory had been subjected to administrative pressure from local authorities. He handed files on all violations to Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

The Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights established regional monitoring groups to monitor voting on 18 March. The group for the Krasnodar Territory and Adygea was headed by Andrei Babushkin, who arrived in the region on a working visit.

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Emilia Slabunova: I vote for Yavlinsky!

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018

Emilia Slabunova: I vote for Yavlinsky!

Sergei Mitrokhin has cast his vote for Yavlinsky

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018

Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow Yabloko, posts a picture of his ballot with a tick at the name of Yavlinsky so that his vote would not be stolen like in 2009 [when his polling station reported zero per cent for Yabloko depite the votes of @mitrokhin and his family].



Grigory Yavlinsky has voted in Moscow

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018
Grigory Yavlinsky has voted in his polling station at Krylatskoye district, Moscow.

The Yabloko party recalls observers sent to Chechnya

Human rights defenders Svetlana Gannushkina and Valery Borshchyov addressed Yabloko with such an appeal

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky headquarters, 17.03.2018

We learned from journalists of Novaya Gazeta that Alexei Navalny decided to send observers to the Chechen Republic for the election of the Russian president on 18 March, 2018.

For this purpose, [observers] orders issued by one of the official representatives of Grigory Yavlinsky were used. At the same time, the fact that it is planned [by Navalny] to send the observers to Chechnya was concealed from Yabloko.

We believe that these citizens recommended to observers are not sufficiently aware of the sad specifics of the region, which, unfortunately, demonstrates that cases of threats to the life and health of any independent activists, and especially those who have no relevant knowledge and long working experience [in Chechnya], are very common. Navalny’s headquarters did not conduct any special trainings with them on the specifics of monitoring in the Chechen Republic, and refuses to tell journalists if they have worked out any security system of observers, saying only that it is “their choice” and that they “go there voluntarily, like adults”.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: 10 Million People Can Accomplish It All

Video with English subtitles.


They say it is impossible to defeat Putin in the elections.

But a victory is not simply replacing Putin by someone else. A victory means new and clever policies. To eliminate poverty and devastation, ensure economic growth, lift sanctions, nomalise the relations with the world – I need 10 million votes for this.


Votes of millions of people are decisive. When an experienced and competent economist is backed by 10 million people, when they all together vote for the truth that most of people dare to discuss only at home, in their kitchens over a cup of tea, the situation in the country begins to change.

It is impossible to neglect such a large number of people. Their ideas and proposals of their candidate will have to be taken into account.

We have already seen this in 2000. We managed to implement many useful laws and efficient decisions:
low rate of the income tax,
the Stabilisation Fund…

This is only part of my initiatives that were implemented. They are still functioning helping to keep our economy afloat.

Today my goal is to lead Russia out of isolation, overcome poverty and create a powerful economy. I will be able to do it if you support me in the election.

10 million votes will make any government to implement your programme and conduct your policies.

10 million votes will make them to stop wars and make peace with Russia’s neighbours.

10 million votes will make them to increase financing of healthcare and education.

10 million can return stability and confidence in the future,
defend our future
and ensure development,
because 10 million can accomplish it all.




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