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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

Yabloko picketed against the government’s pension reform by Prime Minister Medvedev’s office in Novosibirsk

Press Release, 03.08.2018

On 3 August, the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party, together with the representatives of the libertarian movement, held a picket at the public reception of the ruling United Russia party. Deputies of this party voted for adoption in the first reading of the law on raising the retirement age.

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Yabloko revealed a cartel on purchase of medicines in the Mari El Republic

The republican department of the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service in Mari El filed a case against the participants of the collusion

Press Release, 03.08.2018

The republican department of the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service in Mari El filed a case on the violation of the antimonopoly legislation in the procurement of medicines for public healthcare institutions in the republic. The case was initiated on the application of the Yabloko party. The companies are accused of violating Clause 2 Part 1 of Article 11 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”. The participants in the collusion obtained 5.97 million roubles on the deal.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “You know that this is illegal, but you want to curry favour with Putin”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 09.08.2018

Photo: Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik

  1. It is already five months, that 18-year-old Anna Pavlikova, 19-year-old Maria Dubovik, 21-year-old Vyacheslav Kryukov, 25-year-old Sergey Gavrilov, 25-year-old Ruslan Kostylenkov, 30-year-old Dmitry Poletayev and 31-year-old Pyotr Karamzin are in Moscow pre-trial detention prisons. Another four people under investigation on the case of creating an “extremist organisation” are under home arrest.


  1. The reason for the arrests was an illegal and criminal provocation by the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry. The agents of the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry invented, persuaded and forced young people to create an anti-government organisation. The agents wrote the statute, and provoked extremist topics for discussion. It is absolutely clear that the criminal case against these people was conceived, prepared and fabricated in the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry. This fact is confirmed even by the materials of the investigation. I repeat: the deliberate instigation of citizens by law enforcement agencies for extremist activities pursued by law is unlawful and criminal. A separate unlawful act is the involvement in a pre-planned provocation of persons under 18 years of age – like Anna Pavlikova.


  1. The [young people] arrested on a case which was obviously fabricated by the secret services and being unlawfully imprisoned in the remand prisons are losing their health, experience psychological and physical pressure. According to media reports, the girls who have hardly crossed the threshold of adulthood are diagnosed with serious diseases that progress every day in the conditions of the remand prison.

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Yabloko wants the interior to be an efficient service for people rather than a repressive machine

Press Release, 07.08.2018

Yabloko wants the interior to be an efficient service for people rather than a repressive machine. Therefore, Yabloko offers its supporters to participate in the contest “The Police in the Focus of Public Control” held by human rights organisations (The Moscow Helsinki Group and the Centre for Human Rights) and supported by our party.

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The Ministry of Justice accredited Yabloko as an independent expert on anti-corruption expertise

Press Release, 08.08.2018

Photo: Alexei Karnaukhov, deputy head of the Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre


The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation granted the Yabloko party the status of an independent expert organisation for conducting anti-corruption expertise of normative legal acts and different projects. Yabloko has become the first party to receive such a status.


Since 2009, the institute of anti-corruption expertise of legislation has been operating in Russia. Examinations are carried out by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Justice on the basis of the Federal Law N 172-FZ “On anti-corruption examination of normative legal acts and draft normative legal acts” of 17.07.2009.


Civil society institutions and citizens can be accredited as independent experts. Such accreditation allows to check the legislation on corruption-related factors and demand their elimination.

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Yabloko will take part in the second wave of actions against raising the retirement age

Rallies and demonstrations will be held in Moscow and Russia’s regions on 2 September

Press Release, 08.08.2018

The second wave of actions against government’s plans to raise the retirement age will begin on 2 September.

The Confederation of Labour of Russia coordinating part of the protests reports that actions against the government’s reform took place in 281 cities during the first wave. Different political forcesm including the Yabloko party, participated in the actions. Yabloko in particular held pickets together with the Confederation of Labour of Russia during the first hearing of the bill on raising the retirement age by the State Duma building in Moscow.

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, together with the activists from the Confederation of Labour on a picket by the State Duma on 10 July, 2018.

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“They want to do their dirty business in silence, but we will not remain silent”

Rallies against the pension reform were held in Moscow and Russia’s regions

Press Release, 30.07.2018

Rallies against raising the retirement age were held in many regions of Russia past weekend. The Yabloko party participated in the organisation of the events. In Moscow, the action in Sakharov Prospect gathered about 6,000 people. Anastasia Bryukhanova, 24-year-old municipal deputy of the Shchukino district in Moscow and member of the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, addressed the rally on behalf of the Yabloko party.

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Vladimir Voinovich was an uncompromising opponent of a repressive machinery

Grigory Yavlinsky about a great writer and a courageous man who left us

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 28.07.2018

As far as in 1986, Vladimir Voinovich wrote the dystopian novel “Moscow 2042”, its plot in many respects resembles Russia of our days: communism was built in Greater Moscow, a complete merger fusion of the party and secret services took place, and the Communist Party of State Security is running the show. However, the writer hoped that the future he described in the novel would never come. But the reality in many ways has already surpassed his dystopian novel.

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Yabloko Chair demands from the Federal Penitentiary Service to investigate into the facts of torture in the Karelian penal colonies

Press Release, 26.07.2018

Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, sent an appeal to Gennady Kornienko, Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service, demanding to check the facts of human rights violations in the penitentiary institutions of Karelia. The reason for the appeal were the materials from the visiting session of the Presidential Human Rights Council. The widely discussed cases of torture in the Yaroslavl and Bryansk colonies are no exception, it is a systemic phenomenon in the Russian penitentiary system, Emilia Slabunova believes.

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After Yabloko’s appeal the Federal Antimonopoly Service files a case against a cartel on cleaning of snow in Moscow

Press Release, 24.07.2018


The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) filed a case on violation of the antimonopoly legislation at the tender for snow cleaning in Moscow. The case was raised on one of the statements of Yabloko in connection with poor cleaning past winter. Six companies inter-connected through their founders are accused of violating Clause 2 Part 1 of Article 11 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”. The total amount of the cartel for the initiated case amounts to 211 million roubles.

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Memories of the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky reflects on the fate of great scientists who got under reprisals in the 1930s and draws parallels with modern Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.07.2018

Aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev, whose planes were used throughout the country, “spied in favour of France”. Biologist Nikolai Vavilov, one of the most famous Russian scientists in the world, “worked for the Poles”. Georgy Langemak, designer of the Katyusha missile system, was a “German spy”. Sergey Korolyov, the father of Soviet cosmonautics, was accused and convicted of “sabotage”, like Academician Viktor Glushkov, one of the best specialists in hydrodynamics, whose plans were used in the construction of the Volga-Don canal… This tragic list contains names of thousands of scientists, engineers and outstanding specialists.

Those who had to be imprisoned tomorrow asked for protection of those repressed today. In 1931 Academician Nikolai Vavilov wrote a letter in defense of Prof. Alexander Lebedev, agrophysicist, who was sent to the camp to build the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal. However, five years later, Academician Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote in defense of Academician Nikolai Vavilov. And in 1935 young [physicist] Lev Landau asked to release his colleague Moisssei Korets. And another three years later, Pyotr Kapitsa and Niels Bohr wrote to Stalin with a request to release Lev Landau.

Such were the 1930.

80 years passed. And now Valentin Danilov, physicist from Krasnoyarsk, “spies in favour of China”, Igor Sutyagin, Moscow physicist, “works for the British”, Oscar Kaibyshev, physicist from Bashkortostan, “spies on behalf of South Korea”, and Vladimir Lapygin, member of the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building, “turns out to be a Chinese spy”. These days we have learned the name of another “traitor”: Viktor Kudryavtsev, 74-year-old physicist also from the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB) version, turns out to be a “NATO spy.

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The Politics of the Emperors With No Clothes

Grigory Yavlinsky about Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump and the difficulties of translation

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 20.07.2018

The next day, after the meeting with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump arriving in Washington denied what he had said in Helsinki. It turns out that he was “misunderstood”, he simply had a slip of the tongue, “misspoke”, but in fact he, “let him speak from his heart” ([as] Vitaly Mutko [Vice Prime Minister, ex President of the Russian Football Union and ex Minister of Sports, said in his speech before FIFA in English with the heaviest Russian accent]), he wanted to say the opposite: he believed the American intelligence, which believed that Putin interfered into the [presidential] elections in the United States. Simply English is a complicated language, and the American president made a mistake with double negation, and “fake news” (“the deceitful American press”) distorted it even more.

And Vladimir Putin, returning to Moscow, also denied his words. Through the Public Prosecutor General’s Office (?!) he asked to consider his Helsinki statement on the withdrawal of USD 400 million by Bill Browder from Russia [and transferring it] directly to Hillary Clinton’s election campaign invalid. It turns out that it was about USD 400,000. The Russian President simply made a mistake … by a thousand times. And Putin’s speech was slightly “edited” in the Kremlin: the pronoun “we” was deleted in the published transcript in the sentence about the annexation of Crimea “we held a referendum in strict accordance with international law, with the charter of the United Nations”. A guilty mind is never at ease, as they say.

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Will anyone be punished for tortures in the Yaroslavl penal colony and what should be done with violence in prisons? Opinion by Valery Borschyov

Commentary, 23.07.2018

On 20 July, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper published a video of torturing (18+) Yevgeny Makarov, a prisoner in the Yaroslavl penal colony. After the publication of the video, the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service began an investigation, and the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation instituted a criminal case on the abuse of authority. At the moment, it is known about the detention of six members of the colony. In April 2017, the Public Verdict Foundation reported on the beating of Ivan Nepomnyashchikh, a prisoner of the “Bolotnaya Square rally case” in the same Penal Colony No 1.

Here comes a commentary by Valery Borschyov, member of the Yabloko’s Political Committee, human rights activist and developer of the law on public control over places of detention:

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Yabloko offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans

Visas should be cancelled also for tourists from OECD, EU and BRICS countries

Press Release, 20.07.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans, but also for residents of countries that give Russia the largest number of tourists.

According to Yabloko, visas for tourists from OECD, EU and BRICS countries who come to Russia for the period under 120 hours (five days) and who have previously received an entry visa to Russia should be cancelled. Also it is necessary to introduce automatic multiple entry visas for up to 90 days for tourists from the above-mentioned countries receiving a visa for the third time or more. In total, 46 countries, including the United States, Japan and Australia, that are parts of these organisations and groups.

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The Novgorod branch of Yabloko held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018

On 18  July, the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age. About 300 people took part in it. The participants unanimously adopted a resolution in which they expressed no-confidence of President Putin, demanded the resignation of  Dmitry Medvedev’s government and labelled the ruling United Russia party an “anti-people” party.

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Yabloko picketed the State Duma during the first reading of the bill on raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018

On 19 July, State Duma deputies in the first reading supported the bill to raise the retirement age: 328 votes in favour and 104 – against. Before the plenary session, activists of Yabloko picketed the entrance to the State Duma building with a demand to dismiss the bill. Protest actions will continue until the parliament abolishes the adoption of the law. Such a promise was made by Sergei Mitrokhin, one of the participants in the action and member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko:

“The law is predatory. The state puts its hand into our pockets. They took from half a million to several million roubles from each future pensioner,” he said. “The country disposes of huge raw materials resources, and it sells these resources to the right and to the left, and money goes to offshore. Why not to use resources to fill the pension fund, as it is done, for example, in Norway? Then we would have come to the State Duma to welcome the adoption of such a law. The World Cup has passed – there is pretext for refusing to give permissions to us for mass actions any more, and we will continue to protest. We will call all to come to the Federation Council, and to the President’s Administration. And we will disrupt the adoption of this barbaric law. ”

Meanwhile, Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky called on State Duma deputies who voted against the pension reform, to step down in order new elections of the State Duma are appointed:

“They fail in economic issues. Sanctions, the war in the Donbas, Syria, corruption – that is why they take from the people all they can for the sake of their self-preservation and irremovability. Oil money now goes to the arms race. Why do they have to think about pensions? Let those who voted today in the Duma against raising the retirement age, abandon their parliamentary mandates. If 104 deputies leave the Duma, then there will be new Duma elections. Then we’ll see,” Grigory Yavlinsky proposed.

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Yabloko’s picket by the State Duma against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018

Пикеты против Госдумы

Ровно месяц назад Сергея Митрохина задержали у Госдумы на пикете против пенсионной реформы, и впаяли штраф за нарушение указа Путина, запрещающего гражданам протестовать до 25 июля. Месяц спустя – то же место, такая же акция и те же полицейские – но уже пожимающие Митрохину руку… Акция прошла отлично. Мы выразили протест миллионов сограждан, и на этом не остановимся!

Опубликовано Партия Яблоко Четверг, 19 июля 2018 г.

Exactly one month ago, Sergei Mitrokhin was detained by the State Duma at a picket against the government’s pension reform, and was fined for violating Putin’s decree prohibiting citizens to protest [during the World Cup] until 25 July. A month later – the same place, the same action and the same police – but they are already shaking hands with Mitrokhin…
The action went fine. We expressed the protest of millions of our fellow citizens, and we will not stop at this!

Public Prosecutor’s Office tries to deprive municipal deputies of their assistants via court

Press Release, 18.07.2018

On 19 July, Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow will consider at a preliminary hearing the claim of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the Council of Municipal Deputies of Yakimanka District, Moscow. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is trying to deprive the municipal deputies of the right to have assistants on a voluntary basis.

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A Trump-Show

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.07.2018

During his visit to Europe, Donald Trump continues his political trolling of Europeans. These are not just separate episodes. This is not even an individual political style. This is a conscious denial of the content of politics, its replacement with a show. And this is not politics in the style of a show, but a show instead of modern politics.

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Shooting of the Romanovs’ royal family: no period of limitation

Grigory Yavlinsky on why the crimes of the Bolsheviks have not received a state assessment

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 17.07.2018

On the night of 17 July, 1918, the Bolsheviks shot the royal family [in Russia]. A century later the successors of those same Bolsheviks are still in power. They cynically exploit both the memory of the victims and the customary honoring of their executioners. The [Russian] authorities send multidirectional signals on all the key events of the [Russian] past, disorienting people and depriving them of a clear idea of ​​their own history.

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