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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



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

Pskov branch of YABLOKO begins forming a team for municipal election

Press release, 10.03.2017
The Pskov branch of YABLOKO held a meeting on the preparation for the municipal election which will take place in 2017.

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Yabloko Youth reminds Stavropol residents of the International Women’s Day history

Press release, 09.03.2017
On March 8th, Yabloko Youth reminded the residents of Stavropol, South Russia, of the International Women’s Day history.


“Do I want flowers if my hands are tied?”

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Key historians to discuss the lessons of the February Revolution

Press release, 07.03.2017

Russia’s key historians will participate in a panel discussion on “100th anniversary of the February Revolution and the aim of political modernisation in the 21st century” which is to take place in YABLOKO’s office on March 14th.

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Gender faction to hold a picket for equal rights and opportunities for men and women

Press release, 07.03.2017

On March 8th, the International Women’s Day, YABLOKO’s Gender faction will hold a picket for equal rights and opportunities for men and women. Galina Mikhaleva, the leader of the faction and deputy chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, will take part in the action.
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Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin easily and skilfully fooled everyone five years ago

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 05.03.2017

On the 4th of March, it was exactly five years since the last presidential election. Vladimir Putin has been holding the presidential post for the third term and is going to run for the fourth.
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Mikhail Amosov: Either Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church becomes honorary citizen of St.Petersburg or St.Isaac’s Cathedral and its museum are not transferred to the church

imagePress Release, 3.03.2017

According to Mikhail Amosov, leader of the St. Petersburg YABLOKO and MP in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly from the YABLOKO faction, election of Patriarch Kirill honorary citizen of St. Petersburg can be regarded as a kind of compensation to the church for preservation of the museum in St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The residents of the city loudly protested when a the city authorities announced their decision to transfer the cathedral to the church, which also envisaged closure of the famous museum of the St.Isaac’s. Several mass-scale rallies against the decision were held in the city, the largest rally gathered about 5,000 people. Read more »

St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO claims that competition must be regained in gubernatorial elections

logotip1Press release, 03.03.2016
The Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO claims the necessity of regaining competition in the gubernatorial election by changing the current system of gubernatorial elections. In the first place, YABLOKO suggests that all the parties which have factions in regional parliaments must have the ability to nominate their candidate in the gubernatorial election without the municipal filter [the process by which a mayoral candidate gets signatures of the municipal lawmakers to become a candidate] and other artificial barriers. Read more »

Sexist of the Year 2016 award ceremony to take place in the House of Journalists

Press release, 03.03.2017

On 11 March, the 7th ceremony of the Sexist of the Year 2016 award will take place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow. The event will be held with the support from YABLOKO’s Gender Faction.

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YABLOKO to participate in the March in support of St. Petersburg

Press release, 03.03.2017
The St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO will participate in the Demonstration in support of St. Petersburg on March 19. Such a decision was made by the regional council of the party branch. Boris Vishnevsky, the leader of YABLOKO’s faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, will join the organising committee of the demonstration.

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In memory of Boris Nemtsov: Yabloko hits back at political persecution in Russia

LI_70_anniversary_logoLiberal International, 02.03.2017
Commemorating the second anniversary of the politically motivated assassination of liberal Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, Yabloko (LI full-member) has stood firm in the face of ongoing political persecution in Russia, organizing and participating in a number of protest marches in Mr. Nemtsov’s memory. Read more »

Mikhail Gorbachev turns 86!

Greetings form Grigory Yavlinsky, video, 02.03.2016

Mikhail Gorbachev gave freedom to hundred millions of people. The freedom for which a few people [dared] to fight and all the rest did not even dream of it. It is unbelievable but the genius General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union suddenly decided that one must not imprison a person for what he thinks or says. When the real freedom of speech appeared, the system which was built on lies collapsed. Mikhail Gorbachev gave [us] freedom. But the way it was used has nothing to do with him. Therefore, one must not have hard feelings against him.

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Greetings on Sergei Kovalyov’s Birthday

Greetings from Emilia Slabunova, 02.03.2017

Dear Sergei Adamovich! Happy Birthday!

Now we need your experience in protection of human rights, in reviving an honest civil sense within the society, in the ability to carry on a tough and principled dialogue with the authorities more than ever. Your presence in public life is of great importance and significance for all of us.
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YABLOKO proposes Alexander Shishlov for the post of St.Pesterburg Ombudsman for another term

Press Release, 01.03.2017

The Bureau of St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO recommended its faction in the Legislaive Assembly of St.Petersburg to nominate Alexander Shishlov, Human Rights Commissioner in St. Petersburg, for another term of office.
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Moscow Yabloko Youth holds picketing in support of Kirill Bobro

Press release, 28.02.2017

Moscow Yabloko Youth deputy Chair Maria Efimova and regional council member Victor Petrunin have held picketing in support of arrested leader of Stavropol Yabloko Youth Kirill Bobro outside the FSB security service headquarters in Moscow today. Kirill was sentenced to three days in jail for organising a one-person picket against the persecution of opposition in Stavropol, south Russia.
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Academician Arbatov: Russia should withdraw its troops from Syria and strengthen its southern borders

Press Release, 22.02.2017

Alexei Arbatov, one of the leading Russian experts in the field of military policy and international security, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, and member of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, gave an interview to on the threats and challenges facing Russia.

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Kirill Bobro gets three days in jail for organising a one-person picket

Press release, 28.02.2017

Today the court has sentenced Kirill Bobro, the leader of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Youth, to three days in jail for organising a one-person picket by the FSB security service office in Stavropol, south Russia. Bobro did not admit his guilt and went on hunger strike in protest at the decision.

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Tambov branch of YABLOKO commemorated Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017

On February 27, activists of the Tambov branch of YABLOKO held a series of one-person pickets to commemorate Boris Nemtsov.

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Nizhny Novgorod residents commemorated Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017
On Fabruary 26, a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov took place in Nizhny Novgorod. The regional branch of YABLOKO participated in the action. The protesters demanded to put an end to murders and persecution on political grounds.

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Rostov branch of YABLOKO participated in a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017

YABLOKO activists participated in a rally in memory of politician Boris Nemtsov, which took place in Rostov-on-Don, south Russia, on February 26.

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YABLOKO participated in memorial actions held nationwide and paying tribute to Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 26.02.2017

YABLOKO leaders and activists took part in the demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov held in Moscow today. YABLOKO activists from many regions of the country formed a column under the banner of the party. The key slogan of YABLOKO was “No to Political Terror!”. The column was headed by party Chair Emilia Slabunova, party founder and Chair of its Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov, Sergei Mitrokhin, ex-Chair of the party and member of the Federal Political Committee, and Viktor Sheinis, one of the authors of the Russian Constitution and member of the Federal Political Committee.

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