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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

Emilia Slabunova detained at an action dedicated to Mother’s Day in Moscow

The politician spoke against the construction of a giant observation wheel

Press Release, 11.03.2018

Police has detained Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova in Ostankino, Moscow, at the action dedicated to Mother’s Day. The action was organised by the Council of Municipal Deputies of the Ostankino district. The event was dedicated, among other things, to the residents’ protest against the construction of a giant observation wheel in the nature protection zone of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh), only 100 meters from the entrances of residential housing. Sergei Tsukasov, head of the Ostankino municipal district, invited Emilia Slabunova to the action.

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Nikolay Rybakov: “We are conducting the largest campaign for the past 15 years”

Press Release, 09.03.2018

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky and Yabloko are conducting the largest election campaign in the past 15 years. Such a statement was made by Nikolai Rybakov, head of Grigory Yavlinsky election headquarters, at a briefing today, on 9 March.

Rybakov voiced some figures that characterize the coverage of the audience and the geography of the campaign. Thus, during the campaign Grigory Yavlinsky visited 15 Russian cities – from St. Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia covering a distance of more than 35,000 kilometers. Despite the tight schedule associated with participation in the televised debates, there will be planned visits to Yaroslavl and Chelyabinsk before the end of the race.

The total circulation of campaign printed materials distributed among citizens amount by now to 26,745,000 copies, including 3,685,000 copies of the booklet “Strong Economy Means Rich Russia!”, 11,720,000 copies of the “Presidential Newspaper” of Grigory Yavlinsky, as well as 9,880,000 copies of the newspaper prepared personally by Yavlinsky. It is expected that the final circulation will exceed 30 million copies. “This has not happened since the 1990s,” Rybakov stressed.

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Congratulations on International Women’s Day!

Greetings from Emilia Slabunova, 08.03.2018
















Dear ladies,

Congratulations to all of us with this wonderful spring holiday!

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The plane with Yavlinsky on board was depressurised on the way from Grozny [to Moscow]

Interfax, 07.03.2017, 14:08

Pohto by Valery Sharifulin, TASS

Moscow. 7 March. INTERFAX.RU – Depressurisation took place in an airplane where Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko leader and presidential candidate, was returning from Grozny to Moscow on Tuesday, said party spokesman Igor Yakovlev.

“They flew from Grozny to Moscow, and when they were about to reach the airport [in Moscow], the pilot announced depressurisation of the cabin, although they themselves did not feel it, but the problem was that the plane began to drop sharply, literally in a few minutes from a height of 10,000 meters to 4,000 – 5,000 meters,” Yakovlev told Interfax.

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Yabloko’s Gender Faction reported on its work and elected its leaders

Press Release, 03.03.2018

On 2 March, Yabloko’s Gender Faction conducted its conference. The faction reported on its work and elected its leaders. The conference was attended by delegates from 15 Russian regions.

Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Gender Faction, reported on the faction work since 2015, specially highlighting several fields of work: development of programmes for women that were alternative to government’s programmes, joint projects with partner women’s associations to combat violence against women, participation in conferences, roundtables (including international conferences), street actions and protection of the LGBT rights.

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Grigory Yavlinsky stood surety for human rights defender Oyub Titiyev at the trial in Chechnya

Despite this, the court extended the arrest of the head of the Chechen Memorial until May 9

Press Release, 06.03.2018

Today Grigory Yavlinsky flew to Grozny, Chechnya, to address the court in defense of Oyub Titiyev, head of the Chechen branch of the human rights society Memorial. Tityiev was accused of possession of drugs.

Previously, Yavlinsky as a candidate for the presidency of Russia asked the court to release Titiyev under his personal guarantee in accordance with Article 103 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Russia.

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“The cultural code of the modern economy: freedom, creativity and equal opportunities”

Grigory Yavlinsky spoke at the conference on gender equality

Press Release, 03.03.2018

Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, speaking at the All-Russian conference “Gender Equality and the Future of Russia”, named three fundamental things forming the cultural code of the modern economy: freedom, creativity and equal opportunities.

The politician stressed that gender equality was an element of a civilised society: society can not be considered modern if it does not recognise equality between women and men.

“If society does not understand that equality between men and women is so fundamental that it predetermines all other relationships, then there arise problems with children, families, and it is impossible to build a modern economy in such a society,” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Savings accounts will create the basis for economic growth

Candidate for presidency met with his campaign activists

Press Release, 05.03.2018

Today, Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky met with volunteers who went to campaign for him to the Moscow region, and told them about his initiative to introduce savings accounts.

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Yabloko launches lectures for election observers

Press Release, 05.03.2018

Yabloko launches lectures and consultations for election observers and members of precinct electoral commissions with the deliberative vote from 6 March through to 16 March. Lectures on the topic “Election of the President of the Russian Federation. Observation on Election Day” will be held in the head office of the party.

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Only after presidential candidate Yavlinsky interfered, unlawful infill construction in Kravchenko street, Moscow, was abolished

Press Release, 05.03.2018

Oleg Volkov, head of the South-West District of Moscow, announced today that construction of a 17-storey block of flats instead of a children’s playground in one of the yards in Kravchenko street was abolished.  Yesterday presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky and leader of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the residents’ rally against the construction.

Volkov also stated that he revoked the order for construction works in Kravchenko street and this plot of land will be transferred into the status of “communal land”.

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

Press Release, 05.03.2018

On March 3, 2018, at about 22:00, unidentified persons broke with stones two windows in the bedroom of the house of Svetlana Vasilkova, deputy of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District from the Yabloko party.

She was in another room at the time of the attack and was not injured.

Svetlana Vasilkova was twice elected deputy of the district Assembly from Yabloko, and she also ran for the post of district head.

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Congratulations to Sergei Adamovich Kovalyov on his birthday!

Greetings from Emilia Slabunova







Dear Sergei Adamovich,


Happy birthday! You are always faithful to your principles and you know what you are doing.


Wishing you good health and strength.



Emilia Slabunova,

Chair of the Yabloko party

Yavlinsky: Putin’s policy has brought Russia close to the real threat of a great war

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 01.03.2018

Путин ведет Россию к большой войне

В обращении к Федеральному собранию с плазменных экранов Путин объявил широкомасштабную гонку вооружений. Грозит всему миру новыми ядерными ракетами. Похоже, у Путина есть убежденность в возможности ограниченного использования тактического ядерного оружия. Ничего более опасного и ошибочного представить просто невозможно. Потому что достаточно только начать и это тут же превратится в полномасштабный ядерный конфликт. Пара минут и остановить это уже не получится.Политика Путина подвела Россию к реальной угрозе большой войны. Она может начаться из-за любой случайности и в любой момент.

Григорий Явлинский 发布于 2018年3月1日

Vladimir Putin has announced a large-scale arms race in his Address to the Federal Assembly. He threatens the whole world with new nuclear missiles. It seems that Putin has confidence in the possibility of limited use of tactical nuclear weapons. It is impossible to imagine anything more dangerous and erroneous than that. Because it is enough to just start and it will immediately turn into a full-scale nuclear conflict. A couple of minutes and it will be impossible to stop it.

Putin’s policy has brought Russia close to the real threat of a great war. It can begin due to any accident and at any time.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Never vote against, vote for”

Speech at the debates on the television Channel One

Channel One, 01.03.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for the presidency of Russia, discussed Russia’s financial and economic policies with candidates for the post of head of the state during the debates on the television Channel One on the 1 of March. The candidate from the Yabloko party told about low income families and offered to cancel the income tax for them, and also spoke about his programme Housing-Land-Roads targeted at boosting domestic demand and encouraging of economic development.

Yavlinsky plans to take part in all the television debates. The schedule of the broadcasts for the current week can be found here.

Transcript of Grigory Yavlinsky speech

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Yabloko leaders laid flowers at the place of murder of Boris Nemtsov

Three years ago, the politician was killed on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, Moscow

Press Release, 27.02.2018

Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova and leader of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin laid flowers at the place of murder of Boris Nemtsov on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge, by the Kremlin.

Grigory Yavlinsky said, “Vladimir Putin bears political responsibility for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, because Nemtsov was his principled political opponent.

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Vladimir Putin bears political responsibility for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, because Nemtsov was his principled political opponent.

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 27.02.2018

The murder of Boris Nemtsov shows the inability of Russian special services to protect a statesman. The authorities’ refusal to consider the murder of Boris Nemtsov as the murder of a statesman once again shows that the present system of power is trying to do everything possible to forget about this terrible event.

Boris Nemtsov was a person who personified all that happened in Russia after 1991: the strive of our country for freedom, for a modern state, so that people would be respected, and so that people would respect their own country. Nemtsov put a lot of energy on this and gave his life for it.

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Grigory Yavlinsky visited Perm, the Urals

Press Release, 27.02.2018

The Perm region became the ninth region that presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited this year. The whole day of 26 February, he spent in Perm: in the afternoon he visited one of the confectionery factories, and in the evening held a large meeting with the residents of the city.

“Small businesses are the foundation of the whole economy. They feed themselves, they pay wages to people, provide consumers with their products and feed the whole country with their taxes, ” that is how Grigory Yavlinsky explained to journalists why he began his trip to the region by visiting a small business enterprise – the confectionery factory Sofia.

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Schedule of Grigory Yavlinsky televised and radio debates and speeches in the media from February 27 to March 2

27 February:

20:05 Grigory Yavlinsky will in the broadcasting of Svetlana Sorokina’s programme “V Kruge SVETA” (“In the circle of light”) on the radio Echo of Moskvi.

21:05 Academician Alexei Arbatov, Grigory Yavlinsky’s confidant, will speak at the debate on OTP television channel. Theme: The army and strengthening of defense.

In all the other debates Grigory Yavlinsky will participate personally.

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Presidential candidate Yavlinsky: “Vladimir Putin bears political responsibility for the murder of Boris Nemtsov”

Press Release, 25.02.2018

The Yabloko party took part in the memorial march for murdered politician Boris Nemtsov. The march took place in Moscow today. Yabloko activists formed a column and carried a banner “No to Political Terror!”. The column was headed by presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, party Chair Emilia Slabunova, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Co-Chairman of the Public Headquarters of Grigory Yavlinsky Supporters, and Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Moscow Yabloko.

“The murder of Nemtsov is a political assassination because he was, first, a statesman, and second, an opponent of Vladimir Putin,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. According to Yavlinsky, the murder of a political opponent is always the responsibility of the incumbent president. “Therefore, Vladimir Putin is politically responsible for the murder of Boris Nemtsov,” the presidential candidate said.

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Residents of Troparyovo-Nikulino district, Moscow, supported the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky at a rally

Press Release, 24.02.2018

Presidential candidate of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky took part in a rally against in-fill construction in Troparyovo-Nikulino district of Moscow. The Moscow city authorities plan to build three high-rise buildings in the district in Nikulinskaya Street that will increase the burden on the social infrastructure in the district, while they promised to build out-patients hospitals, schools and kindergartens.

The meeting took place in the territory of garage cooperative “Temp” which is also subject to development. The Yabloko party has long and consistently supported the residents of the district in their struggle against the developer. So the keynote of the action was the residents’ support for the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky at the presidential elections.

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