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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

The government wants to introduce a social norm for electricity. Opinion by Anatoly Golov, head of Yabloko’s Socio-Democratic Faction

Commentary by Anatoly Golov, 2.10.2018

The Kommersant newspaper reported that the government returned to the idea of introducing a social standard of energy consumption for the population, when tariffs sharply increase when the limit is exceeded. According to Kommersant, the scheme was approved by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, and [ministerial] departments should introduce their drafts in January 2019. At the same time, the government may refuse benefits for rural dwellers and owners of apartments with electric stoves. The consequences of the introduction of such a norm were evaluated by Anatoly Golov, Co-Chairman of the Social-Democratic Faction of Yabloko and housing and public utilities expert: Read more »

Campaigns against violence change people’s mind set

Press release, 3.10.2018

Women’s rights in modern Russia, the prospects of he bill on the prevention of domestic violence, feminism in Russia, etc. – these are the topics that were touched upon during a round table with Alena Popova, a human rights defender and co-author of the bill against domestic violence. The meeting was organised by Yabloko’s Gender faction on 25 September. Galina Mikhaleva, head of the faction, chaired the meeting.

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Today renowned environmentalist Alexei Yablokov would have turned 85

The work on the film about the academic, politician and founder of the “Green Russia” is coming to the end

Press Release, 3.10.2018

Trailer for the documentary “Yablokov”

On 3 October, Alexei Yablokov (1933 – 2017), an outstanding Soviet and Russian biologist, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and founder of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party, would have turned 85. In the year of his anniversary relatives, colleagues and friends of Alexei Yablokov held several events in memory of the legendary academic.

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New bloodshed in the Caucasus must be avoided

Yabloko speaks in defence of the leader of its Ingush branch and for an open discussion of the border problem between Ingushetia and Chechnya

Statement of the Yabloko party, 2.10.2018

The Yabloko party demands to stop persecution of Ruslan Mutsolgov, leader of the Yabloko branch in Ingushetia, and public activists protesting against the transfer of lands to Chechnya.

The protests in Ingushetia are caused by the fact that the decision to change the borders of the republics was taken behind the scenes. Information about upcoming agreements was concealed not only from citizens, but also from deputies of parliaments [of the two republics]. The secrecy of the arrangements causes rumours and suspicions on the part of society. The details of the agreement concluded between Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and Ramzan Kadyrov are still unclear. Read more »

Lev Shlosberg campaigns for the reintroduction of mayoral elections in the Pskov Region 

Press release, 27.09.2018

On September 27, deputy of the Pskov Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg (Yabloko faction) introduced a bill on the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections in Pskov and Velikie Luki for the third time.

Deputies of the regional parliament voted down the initiative twice (on 6 June 2017 and 25 January 2018). The United Russia faction voted against the bill while representatives of other parties supported it. Read more »

Yabloko to protest against the pension reform

Press release, 2.10.2018

On 3 October, the day when the upper house of parliament will consider the bill on raising the retirement age, the Moscow branch of Yabloko will hold pickets by the Federation Council. The protest action starts at 9:15. Read more »

Yabloko demands that Oyub Titiev, Chair of Memorial human rights group in the Chechen Republic, be released without delay

Yabloko Bureau’s appeal to President Vladimir Putin, 28.09.2018

The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko demands that Oyub Titiev, Chair of the Chechen branch of the Memorial human rights groups, be released immediately.

A criminal case against Titiev is an illegal response to his daily heroic work on the protection and saving of people’s lives in Chechnya. Titiev is almost the only person who stood up for human rights in the Chechen Republic in the situation when Ramzan Kadyrov’s political power in the region is unchallenged. Titiev risks his life every day. Read more »

Yabloko demands that Putin take measures to save Oyub Titiev’s life

Press release, 28.09.2018

The Yabloko party demanded that Oyub Titiev, Chair of the Chechen branch of the Memorial human rights groups, be released and protected immediately.

His life is in imminent danger now. Titiev must be protected by the federal governmental bodies, runs Yabloko’s statement. Read more »

Yabloko considers it necessary to release Oleg Sentsov immediately

Decision by Yabloko Bureau,28.09.2018

A Ukrainan film director Oleg Sentsov who serves his sentence in a maximum security penal colony has been on hunger strike for 139 days demanding that Ukrainian political prisoners be released from Russian prisons. Sentsov’s physical condition causes serious concern because he can die any day now.

The Yabloko party considers it necessary to release Oleg Sentsov immediately.

The right to pardon is an exclusive prerogative of the President, the Constitution poses no limitation to this right.

Emilia Slabunova
Yabloko Chair

A breakthrough is out of the question

Emilia Slabunova on the adoption of the law on raising the retirement age

Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 28.09.2018

The State Duma has passed a law on raising the retirement age in the third (and final) reading. Neither the President, nor the ruling party are willing to talk about the consequences. Let us discuss what will happen and what will not happen as a result of this step of the Russian government. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: We must fight against mafia, then pensions will be decent and there will be no robbery

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 27.09.2018

Many say that they will fight against the new pension law [envisaging substantial raising the retirement age]. It is quite understandable. But even if something will be achieved, as for example, retirement for women not eight, but five years later [as compared to all these years], then tomorrow it [people’s money] will be taken away through a VAT increase. We will be fighting against the VAT [increase], they will take it through the rise in the cost of housing and utilities services. While we will be struggling against the growth of tariffs of housing and utilities services, they will squeeze the money through the increase of the personal income tax. Read more »

St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly deputy Boris Vishnevsky on the pension reform

Boris Vishnevsly’s blog post, 26.09.2018

The State Duma passed Putin’s amendments to Putin’s initiative on raising the regiment age.
The federal TV channels will no go out of their way to prise the President’s kindness.
In reality this “kindness” is worth nothing.
The retirement age for women will be raised from the current age of 55 to 60, not 63 as originally planned.

Member of Yabloko’s Political Committee Sergei Mitrokhin protesting agsint the pension reform by the State Duma on 26 September/ photo by Anton Novoderezhkin, TASS

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Upon Yabloko’s application Russian Federal Treasury confirmed that Christmas trees procured for Defence Ministry were overpriced

Press release, 26.09.2018

Russian Federal Treasury admitted the infringement of the initial (maximum) price assessment for the procurement of Christmas tress and decorations for Russia’s Defence Ministry. An unscheduled check-out took place upon Yabloko’s application. Yabloko’s Centre for Anti-Corruption Policies discovered that the Defence Ministry will buy 268 Christmas trees at the cost ranging from 14.000 to 2.99 million roubles per tree. According to Yabloko, the initial price for some trees was overpriced ninefold.

Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic / / PA Images / ТASS

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Emilia Slabunova on the regional runoff elections: Approved candidates take to the political front stage

Emila Slabonova’s Facebook page, 25.09.2018

Gubernatorial runoff elections took place in Khabarovsk Krai and the Vladimir Region on Sunday. The winners are candidates from LDPR Sergei Furgal and Vladimir Sipyagin who are considered to be “approved” candidates who did not really have an election campaign and did not seriously compete with United Russia’s candidates. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova summed up the election results on her Facebook page: Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: Victims of plebiscite

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 25.09.2018

I did not plan to write another post about the elections because it seems that everything has already been said (Including the latest elections: see ‘Gubernatorial non-elections‘). However, the victory of candidates from LDPR in Khabarovsk Krai and the Vladimir Region produced some inadequate impression on journalists and bloggers: the got excited and agitated claiming that “finally” [something happened]. As a matter of fact, there is nothing to be excited about. What happened last Sunday is another step down the ladder.

Photo by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Vladimir Region, Press Service

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“Raise pensions rather than the retirement age!” Yabloko protests against pension reform in 14 cities of Russia

Press release, 24.09.2018

On 22-23 September, rallies against the the government’s plan to raise the retirement age took place across Russia. Yabloko activists participated in protest actions in Sochi, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Barnaul, Murmansk, Chita, Penza, Bryansk, Lipetsk, Smolensk, Oryel and Stavropol. Read more »

Yabloko to participate in picketing in support of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov

Galina Mikhaleva’s Facebook page, 24.09.2018

“On Tuesday, 25 September, Yabloko will participate in a one-person picket in support of Oleg Sentsov. The action will take place by the Presidential Administration from 12.00 to 19.00. We invite you to join us because political prisoners do need our support!” Chair of Yabloko’s Gender faction wrote on her Facebook page.

More on Oleg Sentsov: Grigory Yavlinsky: “Sentsov’s survival is the responsibility of every person who has a Russian passport”

Yabloko’s Gender Faction holds a meeting with US colleagues

Press release, 24.09.2018

Yabloko’s Gender Faction has held a meeting with feminists from the USA today. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Chair of Yabloko’s Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva participated in the meeting. Read more »

On-line seminar on the openness and transparency of the representative bodies of local self-government to take place in Yabloko

Press Release, 21.09.2018

An on-line seminar for deputies of local self-government bodies and civil activists will be held in Yabloko’s Moscow office on Wednesday, September 26, at 19:00 (Moscow time). The organiser is the Centre for New Municipal Policies. Read more »

Pamfilova’s tears

Girogry Yavlinsky website, 21.09.2018

Many people discussed Pamfilova’s tears and annulling election results in Primorsky Krai yesterday. What has happened? What was it that upset the head of the Central Electoral Commission so much?

It turned out that is was not the breach of legislation, deception of voters or mockery of people who came to express their will that upset Ella Alexandrovna. According to Pamfilova, the main problem is that the work if the Central Electoral Commission was “derailed”! Read more »