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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

Coming round full circle. Premonition of another global crisis

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.01.2019
The past year, 2018, recalled the global financial crisis, and not only formally in the spectre of its tenth anniversary. The abrupt decline in the Dow Jones and NASDAQ stock market indices at the end of the year were the most significant since 2008. Pre-Christmas indicators for global stock markets came close to the worst December figures since the Great Depression at the end of the 1920s. In 2018 world markets lost almost $7 trillion, making it their worst year since the 2008 financial crisis. In the third quarter of last year, household debt in the US reached a record $13.5 trillion. Almost 80% of Americans are now living from one pay cheque to the next. The last time household debt was nearly as high was in 2007, not long before the “great recession”. Read more »

Human rights defender Andrei Babushkin celebrates his birthday!

Greetings, 28.01.2019

Andrei Babushkin, Chair of the For Human Rights Committee and member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, is celebrating his birthday today. Greetings from Emilia Slabunova ,Yabloko Chair:

Dear Andrei Vladimirovich!

Happy Birthday!

You dedicated your life to defending human rights. You are helping those who found themselves one on one with lawlessness. Your work is honourable and necessary.

We are glad that we are like-minded people.

We wish you to stay strong and have lots of support from your next of kin!

Yabloko Liberal Club to discuss the experience of German liberals with Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven

Press release, 25.01.2019

Yabloko’s Liberal Club will discuss the experience of German and European liberals on 30th January, Wednesday.

The Free Democratic Party of Germany had been either part of the ruling coalition or parliamentary opposition since the end of World War II. However, the party did not pass the 5 per cent threshold in 2013 and did not win any seats in the Bundestag. A party reform took place, and in 2017 FDP gained 10.7 per cent winning 80 seats in the parliament. FDP gain from 6 to 13 per cent in the Landtag elections. How do they manage to do it? Read more »

Yabloko discussed the draft of the electoral system reform with experts

Press release, 25.01.2019

The Yabloko party has launched a draft of Russia’s electoral system reform inviting the main experts in the field to discuss it.

The draft was launched by Elena Dubrovina, member of the Central Election Commission (1999-2016), head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives and member of the Federal Political Committee.

According to Dubrovina, it is not possible to change anything by “simply introducing amendments to the current legislation. We need the change the system completely so that the voters could trust in it and come to the polling stations”. In her speech she addressed the main changes that should take place. Read more »

Yabloko Chair to visit Veliky Novgorod

Emilia Slabunova to meet the staff of the music college that is being evicted from its premises and make a speech at a rally against closing the hospital in Shimsk
Press release, 24.01.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will arrive in Veliky Novgorod for a two days business trip.

On 25th January Yabloko Chair will have a meeting with students of a local music college and their parents. They are protesting against the eviction of the college from the premises that have been using since 1959. The staff of the college is concerned that some musical instruments are too fragile to be transported. What is more, their new premises is not suitable for a college – it is smaller and it is not soundproof. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: “We must deal with our country, not Maduro!”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Telegram channel, 24.01.2019

On 23 January, Juan Guaido, leader of the Venezuelan opposition parliament, declared himself acting President of the country. This happened in Caracas during a demonstration when many thousands people protested against President Nicolás Maduro, and a disastrous economic situation developed in Venezuela during his presidency. Read more »

Yabloko supports Open Russia’s activist who was arrested on political grounds

Press release, 23.01.2019

Irina Safronova, Chair of the Rostov branch of Yabloko, came to a court hearing on what measure of restraint was to be applied for Anastasia Shevchenko, an activist of the Open Russia organisation. Anastasia is accused of being an active member of an organisation which is classed as “undesirable” in Russia. Read more »

Yabloko’s Valery Borschyov became Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Such decision was adopted at the general meeting of the Moscow Helsinki Group on 21 January

Press Release, 22.01.2019

Three Co-Chairs of the Moscow Helsinki Group were elected at the general meeting of the organisation. Valery Borschyov, leader of Yabloko’s Human Rights Faction and member of the Human Rights Council of Russia, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, founder of the Sakharov Centre, and Dmitry Makarov, Co-Chairman of the coordinating council of the international Youth Human Rights Movement, were elected Co-Chairs of the Group. Read more »

The household waste vertical

Yabloko Deputy Chair on the top-down policy of the Kremlin and the creation of the all-Russia waste operator
Nikolai Rybakov’s blog post at the Echo Moskvy website, 18.01.2019

It seems that everyone has finally understood what the reform of the municipal solid waste treatment is about and why it is not going to be effective. However, we have another thing coming – the all-Russia environment operator. This structure was created following the presidential decree of 14th January. The organisation will be responsible for the formation of a complex system of MSW treatment. Read more »

The lecture “Green policy in the Baltic States”

Press release, 22.01.2019

On 29th January, Yabloko will hold a lecture “Urban Policy in the Baltic States. Life-hacks for Moscow and Russia”.

We will find out:
– The first “green” president in Europe: who is this person and why they will not be reelected
– How Perestroika and the Singing Revolution gave a start to the environmental movement in the Baltic States
– What is wrong with Estonian oil shale and Latvian nuclear power Read more »

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko to hold a rally for affordable healthcare

Press release, 22.01.2019

The City Hall of the Shimsk municipal district, the Novgorod Region, authorised Yabloko’s rally against healthcare optimisation and the closure of the local hospital. The protest action will take place on 26th January. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will make a speech at the rally. Read more »

The Saratov branch of Yabloko demands to stop the so-called “optimisation” of children’s hospitals

Press Release, 22.01.2019

Statements of the Saratov regional branch of Yabloko on the situation in Russia’s health care in connection with the attempt of the authorities to close Children’s Out-Patient Hospital No 10 in Saratov

The practices of “optimisation” of health care institutions go on in Saratov, these come down to reduction of the number of medical institutions, hospital beds, reduction of the number of doctors and increase of the work load on medical personnel. Read more »


Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 21.02.2019

For a month now Trump has refused to approve any budget that does not include funds for the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. The democrats have rejected his request for the allocation of USD 5.7 billion for these purposes. As a result, the American government has not been functioning all this time.

This is the longest shutdown of the US government in the country’s history. Approximately a quarter of the federal government stands idle. Funds have not been allocated for the salaries of 800,000 employees. In January all these people, including prison guards, airport employees and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have not received their first salary of the year. Owing to the shutdown, some international airports have been forced to close their terminals: as a result of the government shutdown, the security services have experienced significant shortages of manpower. And even though the employees of the security services are on the federal payroll and vested with particular responsibilities, and are required to work by law even if they are not paid their salaries, according to the US mass media a number of them have taken sick leave as a mark of protest against the situation. The most dangerous consequences of the shutdown arise from the partial suspension of the operations of the US Food and Drug Administration, with 41% of its employees forced to stay at home. Read more »

Yabloko commemorates lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Press release, 19.01.2019

Today Yabloko activists and leaders have laid flowers to the place where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed – at 3 Prechistinka Ulitsa.

“Nationalism and neo-Nazism are a serious threat to public security,” Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, said.

The politician recalled Markelov’s speech two months before he was murdered. He said we all needed protection from terror: from a mafia state, neo-Nazis and fascism, lawlessness. He said that nobody would stand up for us but ourselves.

Read more »

Coming round full circle. Premonition of another global crisis

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 13.01.2019
Grigory Yavlinsky on the hidden causes of the global financial crisis

At the end of 2018 global stock markets fell to their lowest levels in December since the Great Recesson at the end of the 1920s.  In 2018 world markets lost almost $7 trillion.

Ten years have passed since the global financial crisis. However, a number of the key causes and factors of the crisis have still not been understood and eliminated. On the contrary, the impact of these factors has intensified as a result of the expansion of the new economy and dissemination of information and t digital technologies.
The following issues are the key problems of the contemporary global economy that are the hidden causes of the crises that the government of the world’s leading countries don’t want to resolve:
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Yabloko MP in St. Petersburg suggests that the National Guard Troops should be commissioned to shovel snow instead of dispersing rallies

Boris Vishnevsky

Press release, 15.01.2019

Boris Vishnevsky, Yabloko MP in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, addressed Andrei Bakumenko, head of the National Guard Troops in St. Petersburg, with a suggestion to commission the service to shovel snow in the city instead of dispersing rallies and pickets.

In his letter Vishnevsky writes that there is a serious problem with the removal of snow and ice in the city. This situation not simply causes inconvenience but creates a threat to people’s health. There is a lack of cleaners and special equipment. Mass media writes that school teachers were commissioned to shovel snow in the areas where social infrastructure facilities are situated. Read more »

Yabloko to commemorate lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were murdered ten years ago
Press release, 16.01.2019

On 19th January, Yabloko activists and leaders will lay flowers to the place where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed by – at 1 Prechistinka Ulitsa.

Ten years ago Markelov and Baburova were murdered in the centre of Moscow in plain daylight on 19 January 19, 2009, shot in the head. Neo-Nazis Nikita Tikhonov and Evgenia Khasis were rested in 2009 on suspicion of murder. In 2011 Tikhonov was sentenced to life imprisonment, Khasis was sentenced to 18 years in prison. In 2015 Ilya Goryachev, leader of a nationalist group “BORN”, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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We demand from the President to stop killings of citizens in Chechnya

Yabloko condemns harassment and discrimination of citizens on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

Statement, 15.01.2019

Since late December 2018, persecution of LGBT people has resumed in the Chechen Republic. According to the Russian LGBT Network, about 40 people were detained, two of whom died of torture.

For the first time, information about participation of law enforcement agencies of the Republic in the systematic prosecution and murder of homosexuals and bisexuals was made public in 2017, but yet the Russian authorities have not conducted an investigation into the crimes committed, despite irrefutable evidence. Thus, the leadership of Russia created the conditions for continuation of violence against Russian citizens. Read more »

The Kurils’ Deadlock

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.01.2019

Grigory Yavlinsky on the upcoming negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe and the dispute over the Kuril Islands

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrived in Moscow to prepare the visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At the negotiations in late January, Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of concluding a peace treaty [between Russia and Japan, which the USSR and Japan failed to conclud after the Second World War]. The task is to agree on a formula for resolving a territorial dispute between Russia and Japan and come close to defining the specific framework of a future treaty. Real information – and often just hysterical – battles have developed around this issue recently. Read more »

Russia is a peaceful country

Statement by the Federal Council No 56, 14.01.2019

Every day people in Russia and around the world fear more and more that there is a possibility of a big war with an enormous number of victims as new provocative resistance, conflicts, use and demonstration of military force, including the strategic weapons, emerge. Read more »