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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

Grigory Yavlinsky to discuss his presidential programme with his electioneering agents

Press Release, 05.02.2018

On Tuesday, 6 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will hold a large meeting with his electioneering agents and discuss his election programme with them.

The event will be attended by economists Evgeny Gontmakher and Igor Nikolaev, human rights defender Lev Ponomaryov, historian Prof. Andrei Medushevsky, politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk and Director of the Olonets Dairy Plant, journalist Nadezhda Azhgikhina and others.

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“Unidentified persons” from a fake party tried to disrupt the meeting of municipal deputies in the Yakimanka district of Moscow

Press Release, 01.02.2018

On 1 February an attempt was made to disrupt an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Deputies of the Moscow district on the local referendum. The meeting had to discuss the decision of the Zamoskvoretsky Inter-district Public Prosecutor of Moscow who had pledged unlawful holding of a local referendum. Earlier, the municipal deputies from Yabloko initiated the referendum that had to anwer the questions related to functioning and routes of public transport, as well as the rules of construction in the area, in particular, the number of storeys of the proposed buildings and transfer of a monument to Vladimir Lenin from one of the central squares to an open air museum. Read more »

“One Day in Life: Grigory Yavlinsky in Pskov”

FB page by the Yabloko party, 01.02.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky trip to Pskov, North-West Russia: a round table with members of the board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Pskov region, an interview on the “Ekho Moskvi in Pskov” radio, a discussion with journalists from the Pskov media, an interview to television and Radio of Russia at GTRK “Pskov” and an open meeting with residents of the city and the region.

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Grigory Yavlinsky on the coverage of the presidential campaign by the state media

Обращение к редакторам федеральных каналов

Почти все мероприятия моей предвыборной кампании прилежно освещаются на федеральных каналах. Так же прилежно редакторы вырезают все "лишнее" из моих интервью. В итоге по всем каналам уже месяц я рассказываю про сбор подписей. Обратился к редакторам федеральных каналов и сформулировал то, о чем как раз надо говорить сегодня в эфире: 1. Путин уже почти 20 лет находится у власти.2. Политика зашла в полный тупик. 3. Очень многие люди живут в бедности. 4. У экономики нет перспектив. 5. Все это надо менять, нужны перемены! На этом моменте операторы начали выключать камеры.

Григорий Явлинский 发布于 2018年1月31日

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 31.01.2018

Almost all the activities of my election campaign are diligently covered by the federal television channels. And just as diligently editors [of these TV channels] are cutting out all the “unnecessary things” from my interviews. As a result, I am talking only about the collection of voters’ signatures [in order to get registered in the presidential race] on all channels for a month.
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Grigory Yavlinsky about why it is important for people to vote

Путин спросил меня: «А если бы вы стали президентом, то что бы вы сделали в первую очередь?»

2000 год. Я участвую в президентских выборах и занимаю третье место. Буквально через месяц меня приглашает Путин и задает вопрос: «Скажите, а если бы вы стали президентом, что бы вы сделали в первую очередь?» И в течение трех месяцев мои предложения по системе налогообложения, резервным фондам, устройству бюджета были реализованы.На встрече с избирателями в Пскове на конкретном примере объяснил, что если миллионы людей в России поддерживают определенную политику, то с ней считаются. А если в политике существуют только Зюганов и Жириновский, то тогда именно их политику реализует «Единая Россия», потому что своей политики у нее вообще нет. Вот такой механизм.

Григорий Явлинский 发布于 2018年2月1日

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 01.02.2018

[Presidential elections of] 2000. I participate in the presidential elections and come third. And literally a month later I was invited by Putin and he asked me a question: “Tell me, if you became President, what would you do first?” And within three months my proposals on the fiscal system, the reserve funds and the state budget were realised.
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Public Prosecutor’s Office is trying to challenge the decision of the Yabloko municipal deputies to hold a referendum in the Yakimanka district, Moscow

Press Release, 31.01.2018

On 1 February, Zamoskvoretsky District Court will consider the lawsuit of Maxim Kiselyov, Inter-District Public Prosecutor of the Zamoskvoretsky Public Prosecutor’s Office. Public Prosecutor demands that the decision of the Yakimanka Municipal Deputies Council (with nine Yabloko deputies and one deputy of the ruling United Russia party) on holding a referendum on 18 March be canceled. This had to be the first referendum ever held in Moscow.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “Creation of a powerful economy is the key task of the government for the next 30 years”

Press Release, 31.01.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s candidate for the post of the Russian President, met with the business community of the Pskov region in the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry during his visit to the Pskov region. Yavlinsky spoke with the entrepreneurs about the key issues of his economic programme and also told them why modernisation and economic development in the country are impossible without changes in Russia’s policies.

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Yabloko has collected voters’ signatures required for registration of Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election campaign

FB page by the Yabloko party, 30.01.2018

We have finished collection of voters’ signatures required for registration of Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election campaign – and we are submitting them to the Central Electoral Commission today.

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Grigory Yavlinsky sumbits signatures in favour of his nomination as presidential candidate to the Central Electoral Commission

Yabloko FB post, 30.01.2018

From the speech of Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for Russian President, in the Central Electoral Commission today after submitting voters’ signatures in favour of his registration in the campaign:

“The task at the elections is to create a powerful movement for change and changing the policies in Russia.

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Grigory Yavlinsky submitted to the Central Electoral Commission 105,000 voters’ signatures in his favour so that to be registered in the presidential election campaign

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.01.2018

We have submitted signatures to the Central Electoral Commission for [my] registration [in the presidential election campaign]. Collecting these signatures, we met with hundreds of thousands people, and we virtually did not see indifferent people among them. People see blunders and failures in the politics. They take it hard. They see what problems they face. And people put their signatures for the solution of these problems, for the alternative, for removing the country from isolation, for sharp reduction of corruption and for the change of power.

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Voters’ Unemployment

The “voters’ strike” will boomerang politicians and society

By Lev Shlosberg, Pskovskaya Gubernia


The Russian civil society is discussing the idea of ​​a “voters’ strike” put forward by Alexei Navalny in response to his non-admission to the presidential elections. The idea looks quite appealing, and the main secret of this appeal is that it is easy and comfortable for a person to consider himself a participant of a large action, when he/she has nothing much to do – there is no need to make efforts to achieve a political result. Inaction, submitted as an action, is a manipulative psychological device that allows a person to feel part of a larger group presenting itself to society if not as a majority, then at least as a force. Read more »

Yavlinsky is ready to transfer signatures in favour of his nomination to Central Election Commission

Press release, 28.01.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters has begun packing signature lists in favour of Yavlinsky’s nomination to the post of President. On 30 January, the signatures will be transferred to the Central Election Commission. On 29 January, Yavlinsky will personally participate in packing and will call some signature collectors, whose work was most efficient, and thank them in person. Read more »

The One. A tribute to Grigory Yavlinsky and all those standing up for their values

A film by Yulia Melamed with English subtitles

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with prospecting engineers

Press release, 24.01.2018

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with researchers from the Geotechnics and Engineering Survey Institute. According to Yavlinsky, Russia will become one of the leading countries only if the government respects applied science.

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Yabloko protests against banning The Death of Stalin

Press release, 24.01.2018

On 23 January, the news broke out that Russia’s culture ministry evoked the release licence of a film The Death of Stalin. In response the activists of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko conducted a protest action against the decision.

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Grigory Yavlinsky opposed the reduction of rural villages in the Moscow Region

Press release, 27.01.2018

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky made a speech at the meeting of residents of the Borisovskoye village, the Mozhaisk district, the Moscow Region. The residents are protesting against the merger of several rural and town settlements.

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Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: Governor of the Moscow region built an elite school for his children for 2.29 billion budget roubles

Press Release, 25.01.2018

Sergei Mitrokhin, head of Yabloko’ Anticorruption Policy Centre, filed an application with the Moscow region Public Prosecutor’s Office demanding to check the legality of functioning on a paid basis of a school in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region, stop discrimination of children and provide a quota for children from low-income and large families. Mitrokhin also demanded that the Public Prosecutor’s Office cancel the refusal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to institute criminal proceedings.

Photo: Andrei Vorobyov, Govenor, and Sergei Lavrov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the opening of the elite school

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Yabloko’s municipal deputies are initiating the first referendum in Moscow

Press Release, 26.01.2018

Municipal deputies of the Yakimanka municipal district from the Yabloko party together with the head of the Municipal Council Andrei Morev have initiated a local referendum on a number of issues, including transfer of the monument to Lenin from one of the central Moscow squares to the Museon Park which has a collection of different sculptures, including those from the Soviet era. Today they have handed their appeal to the reception room of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the Moscow City Duma (the city parliament) and the Moscow Central Electoral Commission.

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Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters organised a meeting with election monitoring groups

Press release, 24.01.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters conducted a meeting with representatives of election monitoring organisations. The representatives of “Golos”, “Sonara”, “Grazhdanin Nablyudatel” and Yabloko leaders Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov discussed the signature collecting procedure and monitoring at the forthcoming presidential election.

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Putin’s policy is leading Russia into a deadlock

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 24.01.2018

Vladimir Putin’s policy has exhausted its positive potential, if such has ever been there. This policy led the country to a war with its closest neighbour and isolation. Putin’s policy is leading the country into a deadlock. The policy must be changed. The institution of presidential elections, which has survived though formally, is the only influential instrument in the Russian political system, which we can justly call an authoritarian or a hybrid totalitarian system. This is, in fact, is the only opportunity for us to speak up, now once in six years on all these burning issues. That is why the presidential campaign was made so short [for about two months], so that no one would speculate or deliberate about anything, so that no one would have time to realize all this. And the forthcoming elections represent rather a referendum around a very important question: do you approve of the policies conducted for the last 15 years? Approve or disapprove? Yes or no? That’s what the presidential elections are about.

Политика Путина исчерпала свой положительный потенциал, даже если он когда-то и был

Политика Путина исчерпала свой положительный потенциал, даже если он когда-то и был. Эта политика привела страну к войне с ближайшим соседом и к изоляции. Политика Путина ведет страну в тупик. Единственным влиятельным инструментом в российской политической системе пока еще является институт президентских выборов, сохранившийся хотя бы формально. Это, по сути, единственная возможность для нас высказаться. И предстоящие выборы — это, скорее, референдум, но с очень важным вопросом: одобряете ли вы ту политику, которая проводится последние 15 лет? Да или нет?

Григорий Явлинский 发布于 2018年1月24日