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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 received the first applications from potential candidates for the mayoral election from the party

Press Release, 18.05.2018

Yabloko’s organizational committee for holding the primaries within the party so that to determine its candidate in the Moscow mayoral election, received signatures of the first potential candidates: Sergei Mitrokhin,  the leader of the Moscow branch of the party, economist Igor Nikolayev and Andrei Morev, head of the Yakimanka Municipal Council.

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Yabloko will choose its candidate for the post of the Moscow Mayor from 37 people who expressed their desire to run from the party

Press Release, 16.05.2018

As of May 16, Yabloko’s organizational committee for conducting primaries that should determine the candidate for post of the Mayor of Moscow from the Yabloko party, received applications from 37 potential candidates; 22 of them have already begun collecting signatures in favour of their participation in the preliminary voting. This was announced at the briefing for journalists conducted by Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the organizational committee.

Among those who submitted applications are Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, Elena Rusakova, head of the Gagarinsky district of Moscow,  Igor Nikolayev, Professor of the Higher School of Economics and economist, Igor Glek, chess grandmaster and Yabloko municipal deputy of the Troparyovo-Nikulino district of Moscow, Viktor Dulin, coordinator of the volunteer movement Lisa Alert and municipal deputy from the Arbat district of Moscow, and others.

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Yabloko provides legal assistance to detainees at protest rallies on 5 May

Press Release, 05.05.2018

A headquarters for provision of legal assistance to citizens detained at the protest rallies held in different cities of Russia on 5 May opened in the central office of Yabloko in Moscow.

Yabloko’s Russian web-site gives telephones of its public reception office and party’s lawyers who provide legal assistance to the detained and their relatives.

Headquarters for providing assistance to the detained was also deployed in St. Petersburg. Here Yabloko conducts this work jointly with the Office of Alexander Shishlov, Ombudsman for Human Rights in St. Petersburg, and the Detainees Assistance Group.

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Yabloko leaders and activists paid tribute to the victims of the Second World War

Press Release, 04.05.2018

On 4 May, the leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid wreaths and flowers to the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden by the Kremlin wall and honoured the memory of those killed in the Second World War by a minute of silence.

Yabloko leaders Grigory Yavlinsky, Alexei Arbatov, Sergei Ivanenko, Nikolai Rybakov, Sergei Mitrokhin, Elena Dubrovina and other participated in the action.

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Yabloko to honour the memory of the victims of the Second World War

Memorable actions will be held on the 4th and 9th of May

Press Release, 27.04.2017

On 4 May, the leaders and activists of the Yabloko party will lay wreaths and flowers to the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden by the Kremlin wall.

The participants will gather by the Historical Museum (metro station “Revolution Square”) at 14:40.

On 9 May, the Yabloko party will take part in mourning events at the Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow, where thousands of Muscovites, soldiers and officers who were killed during the Second World War, were buried.

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Yabloko discussed the political reform of Moscow: strengthening of local self-government, the city parliament and abolition of the municipal filter in elections

Press Release, 27.04.2018

On the threashold of the start of the primaries in Yabloko, that have to determine Yabloko’s  candidate for the Mayor of Moscow in the forthcoming mayoral elections, the party held a round table devoted to the programme of transformations of the political system in Moscow. The round table was held in the party’s office on 26 April. The main conclusion of the discussion was as follows: a candidate from Yabloko would seek to liberalise the system of the city governing and transfer of the powers to local self-government.

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Congratulations to Natalia Yevdokimova on her anniversary!

Greetings from Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair


Today, Natalia Yevdokimova, member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights and Executive Secretary of the St. Petersburg Human Rights Council, celebrates an anniversary. Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair and member of the St. Petersburg Human Rights Council, sends her greetings on behalf of Yabloko and himself.

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Yabloko demands from federal agencies for consumer protection and environmental supervision and the government of the Moscow region to solve the problems with landfills

Press Release, 24.04.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova has forwarded an appeal to Anna Popva, chief sanitary doctor of Russia, and head of the Federal Supervision Agency for Customer Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), Artyom Sidorov, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and Olga Zubrilova, First Deputy Chairman of the government of Moscow region, asking them to solve the problem with garbage landfills in the region.

Slabunova demands, that the Russian environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage) checks the operation of the following suburban solid waste landfills: Yadrovo, Shatura, Tsarevo, Khrabrovo, Torbeyevo, Timokhovo, Taldomsky, Saburovo, Pavlovsky, Nepeino, Malaya Dubna, Lesnaya, Kargashino, Yegorievsky, Dolgoprudny, Volovichi, Astapovo, and Aleksinskiy Quary.

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The third attack on the house of Svetlana Vasilkova, Yabloko’s deputy of the Pustoshkinsky District Assembly, the Pskov region

Press Release, 23.04.2018

Svetlana Vasilkova, Yabloko’s deputy of the Pustoshkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov region, was attacked for the third time. This happened on the threathold of the report of the dstrict head before the deputies.

Unidentified persons smashed two bricks through the bedroom window of Svetlana Vasilkova’s private house in the Pustoshka town where she lives. This happened on 21 April 208 at about 23:00.

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Yabloko demands from the State Duma to deprive five MPs of their mandates

 Transparency International found their illegal businesses

Press Release, 25.04.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova on the request of Transparency International – Russia demanded that the State Duma conduct an investigation into illegal businesses of five of Duma deputies. The five deputies are suspected of owning business in Russia and France. Four out of five deputies are from the United Russia faction. According to Transparency International – Russia, the four deputies of the State Duma of the 7th convocation who own businesses in spite of the fact that MPs are prohibited to participate in business activities are Vladimir Bortko, Natalia Kostenko, Abdulmazhid Magramov and Svetlana Maksimova. Investigators suspect that these deputies are engaged in businesses, participate in the management or run the firms. According to information from open registries, another deputy – Andrei Golushko – owns a share in the French company. Such participation in business is prohibited by law.

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Yabloko demanded from the Moscow Mayor to stop construction of a giant observation wheel closing to residential housing

Press Release, 17.04.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova appealed to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin with a demand to stop the construction of a huge observation wheel in the Ostankino district, Moscow. Similar letters were sent to the Public Prosecutor of Moscow, top officials of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow and the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological, and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor). Earlier, residents of the district applied to Yabloko with a request to help them to protect their district and residential housing from the construction of an expensive observation wheel 140 meters high in the immediate proximity of residential buildings and on the territory of the cultural heritage object – the Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh).

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The Sverdlovsk Region branch of Yabloko to form a coalition for the elections to the Yekaterinburg City Duma

Press Release, 16.04.2018

On April 14, the Council of the Sverdlovsk regional branch of the Yabloko party decided that the list of candidates for deputies to the Yekaterinburg City Duma from the Yabloko party should be formed on the basis of a coalition with all the democratic forces of the city.

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The First Congress of Independent Observers took place in Nizhni Novgorod

Press Release, 16.04.2018

On April 14, the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party together with the Golos movement (a movement of independent election observers), held the First Congress of Independent Observers in Nizhny Novgorod.

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Emilia Slabunova: Toxic authorities deserve the same treatment as the landfills

Press Release, 14.04.2018

A mass rally of local residents was held in the Serpukhov area, the Moscow region. Participants of the rally demanded to close the Lesnaya landfill. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke at the rally at the invitation of the organisers of the action.

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Yabloko Bureau: Blocking of the Telegram messenger by the Russian authorities is the way towards an archaic society

We demand that the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications abandons senseless blocking of instant messengers

Press Release, 13.04.2018

The Bureau of the Yabloko party considers blocking of the Telegram messenger be “contrary to the basic constitutional rights of citizens to freedom of information and secrecy of correspondence” and deamnds that the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor) abandons “senseless blocking of instant messengers”. Such a statement was adopted at a meeting of the party Bureau held in Moscow on 13 April.

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Yabloko expresses solidarity with female journalists reporting harassment on behalf of MPs Slutsky and Govorukhin

Decision of the Bureau No 2024


The Bureau of the Yabloko Party expresses its solidarity with [female] journalists who reported sexual harassment from Leonid Slutsky, State Duma deputy from the LDPR party, and Stanislav Govorukhin, State Duma deputy from the United Russia party and [film] director.

The reaction of Russian politicians, public figures and journalists to these statements shows that sexual harassment is not only permissible for them, but also perceived as a norm. Offensive, degrading behaviour towards women is regarded as compliments and courtship.

The victim is left with no choice: in any case, she will be charged with either provocative behaviour, or self-interest and a desire to gain scandalous fame. The right to refuse intrusive attention is neglected, and the victim turns into the main culprit of what has happened.

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Yabloko demanded to stop killing of homeless animals before 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Press Release, 10.04.2018

The Bureau of the Yabloko party adopted a statement demanding that the killings of homeless animals in the cities hosting the World Cup be stopped immediately, and the resources allotted [to this] should be spent on shelters, sterilisation and vaccination.

At present millions of roubles are allotted from the state budget (presumably, the total amount will finally reach one hundred million). The money is allotted via tenders for catching and killing homeless animals – this is how the authorities understand provision of comfortable stay to foreign guests during the World Cup. Some cities are already catching and shooting dogs and cats instead of searching for humane solutions, working together with animal protection organisations and volunteers, the Yabloko statement runs.

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Birthday greetings to Grigory Yavlinsky

Greetings from Alexei German Jr. and the Yabloko party


Today Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, turns 66.  Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Russian famous film director Alexei German Jr. send their birthday greetings to Grigory Yavlinsky:











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Lev Shlosberg: “The Putin regime represents a symbiosis of a besieged fortress and the Stockholm syndrome”

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 09.04.2018

Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, was the guest of the programme “2018” at the Ekho Moskvi radio station. One of the topics discussed was the new US sanctions against Russian oligarchs and officials, as well as a number of companies, including those with state participation. Lev Shlosberg expressed his opinion that in the near future owners and managers of the companies falling under sanctions would try to distance themselves from their corporations, while these companies simply would not be able to exist outside the international market.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Yabloko should start preparing for the next presidential election campaign

The Bureau of the party has discussed the results of the election campaign

Press Release, 06.04.2018

The Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party has discussed the results of the presidential election campaign in Russia. The reports were made by party Chair Emilia Slabunova, Nikolai Rybakov, head of the United Electoral Headquarters and Deputy Chairman of the party, Ivan Bolshakov, political director of the campaign of Grigory Yavlinsky and others.

The text of the report, as well as the decision of the Bureau providing political assessment of the past campaign, will be published on the party’s website soon.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s candidate for presidency and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, made one of the key speeches. Yavlinsky gave the same assessments to the presidential elections as, in particular, were provided in his article “The Election Was Won by an Overwhelming Minority”, published in Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 27 March.

“Everybody lost in this campaign: those who voted for Putin, those who did not vote, those who boycotted the election, and those who voted for the left or the right, and those who voted for us. We lost absolutely everything. Why? Because this procedure held in the form of a plebiscite left the whole system in absolute immunity,” Grigory Yavlinsky stressed.

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