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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 demands that Moscow City Court release human rights activist Lev Ponomarev immediately

Press release, 7.12.2018

Yabloko demanded that the Moscow City Court release human rights activist Lev Ponomarev immediately

According to Yabloko, arresting a respectable person like Ponomarev, who is the head of the “For Human Rights” movement, is illegal, offensive and mocking.

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Lyudmila Alexeyeva passes away. She was a great, brave and unique person

Condolences, 8.12.2018

On 8th December, one of the founders and Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, 91, passed away. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Chair of Yabloko Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky expressed their condolences:

Lyudmila Alexeyeva began fighting for human rights when this activity was far from being popular in the Soviet Union. All her life she was proving that human rights and freedoms are the foundation for the development of the state and society.

This idea has not become mainstream. However, Lyudmila Alexeyeva’s life is an example that the conviction that doing the right thing is necessery can be very efficient. As well as the willingness to do what you should do even if it takes a lot of time to see the result. However, there will be the result. Lyudmila Alexeyeva believed in it. And so do we.

May her memory live forever. I express my deepest condolences to all the people who feel this great loss.

Emilia Slabunova


Lyudmila Alexeyeva was a most dignified and noble person of our time. She a great and extremely brave Person. All her life she was acting in accordance with her conscience. She did not count on an immediate result because she realised that it would not be easy to make the human rights values mainstream on our planet. Lyudmila Alexeyeva was the picture of these noble values.

What is more, Lyudmila Alexeyeva was very kind, friendly and hospitable.

She was unique.

May her memory live forever.

Grigory Yavlinsky

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The work of the party and its regional branches

Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 5.12.2018

The 10th of December 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the first document to state a list of inviolable human rights that were supported by almost all the countries of the world.

The declaration is the symbol of recognition of the values of every human life and equality of all people regardless of their origin, sex, social status and convictions. The adoption of a universal document like this is the symbol of maturity of the human society. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky on the inspection of Alexander Sokurov foundation conducted by the authorities

Grigory Yavlinsky’s twitter, 6.12.2018

The foundation of Alexander Sokurov, the world most famous Russian film director, is under audit on the denunciation of a certain “citizen”. The foundation, which has been raising money collecting every penny for the work of young filmmakers, is suspected of embezzlement. The other day, Putin included Sokurov in his Human Rights Council.


The situation in the Kerch Strait is leading to the further escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 4.12.2018

The situation in the Kerch Strait is leading to the further escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. All these 4 years the citizens of the two countries have been hostages of irresponsible politicians. This is the first time in history that Russia and Ukraine have an open conflict, and this is the result of the desire of the Russian government to distract people from a number of very serious problems by means of heating up tension. Read more »

Deputy Chairman of Yabloko to the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources: “How can you take Moscow’s garbage to Arkhangelsk? People live there too!”

Press Release, 5.12.2018

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, raised the problem of transportation of Moscow garbage to the Arkhangelsk Region. Rybakov participated in the State Duma meeting on 5 December, as non-parliamentary parties are invited to participate in the parliament’s meetings once a year. Rybakov directly addressed this question to the Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin, who spoke in the Duma during the “government hour”.

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The parliamentary majority of the St.Petersburg parliament left the city without new parks and squares

Press Release, 5.12.2018

Deputies of the pro-government’s United Russia party in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to support the amendments of the Yabloko faction aimed at protection of the St. Petersburg parks and gardens. The majority of parliamentarians from United Russia ignored the vote, did not press any button, which in fact can be equated to a vote against, since at least 25 deputies must vote for the bill to pass the amendment. Yabloko’s amendments were supported by 9 – 15 deputies. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky on the arrest of human rights defender Lev Ponomarev

Yabloko Telegram Channel, 5.12.2018

“It is a police state: Human Rights Defender Lev Ponomarev, 77, was sentences to 25 days in jail for reposting a publication in support of the young people who suffered as a result of a provocation of the “law enforcement”. It’s a shame! Let’s support Lev Ponomaryev!”

* Lev Ponomarev was Grigory Yavlinsky’s election representative in the presidential election 2018 Read more »

The Clock Is Ticking for Business

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 06.11.2018

Need money for a national park in the Arctic? Not enough money for a port complex at Novaya Zemlya [archipelago in the Arctic Ocean]? Don not have 1.5 trillion roubles for a highway from Sochi to Crimea? The government’s 540 billion roubles allocated for the implementation of the May Presidential Decrees on Russia’s entry into the top five leading scientific countries of the world is not enough? No problem! Presidential Aide Andrei Belousov has already invented everything: multi-billion projects of Rosatom, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Agriculture, RusHydro, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Forestry Agency and the Ministry of Construction, Industry and Economic Development will from now on be paid for by large business – mandatory. The discussion that began in summer about a one-time withdrawal of “superprofits” of chemical and metallurgical companies to the [federal] budget has taken on a strategic scale by the end of the Fall. Today we are talking about mandatory participation of state-owned companies in the financing of national projects. However, there are very big doubts about the quality of the preparation of these projects. It is impossible to seriously prepare 394 projects with financing over 150 billion dollars on such an urgent basis. Most likely, most of them are merely pulled out of a hat. Moreover, the effectiveness of investment projects can and should be determined by the market, and not the authorities. Read more »

Yabloko demands that the State Duma annul the law that allows to withdraw property from citizens

Press release, 5.12.2018

The State Duma of the Russian Federation has passed through the first reading a draft of the federal law that will allow to withdraw land plots [from individuals] for governmental and municipal needs.

Image by Grigory Belozyerov/

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A U-Turn: from Сarnival to Сollapse

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.10.2018

On what has been happening with liberal capitalism, the “carnival politics”, a change of course in the global economy and the role of Russia in these developments.

Smiles and tongue-in-cheek greetings at the recent meeting between Vladimir Putin and the adviser to the President of the United States on national security in Moscow were in stark contrast to the meaning of their conversation. The United States announced its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which means a serious military threat to Russia and the whole of Europe, however, it looked as though they were children discussing some [Soviet children military sports] game Zarnitsa or participants of a TV show competing in wit. And not a single constructive word. Read more »

Writer Andrei Bitov died

Press Release, 3.12.2018

Writer Andrei Bitov died in Moscow in the 82nd year of his life. He was considered the founder of postmodernism in Russian literature. Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, expressed his condolences on the passing of renowned Russian writer:

Andrei Bitov is a writer whose sense of style was both a gift, an ethical measure, and a sign of individuality.

His “Vanishing Monakhov” was both the author’s protagonist and the hero of the generation, who will never be the spokesman for the majority, but the thinking part of the society will always correlate them with this hero.

I commiserate with everyone who loves Andrei Bitov. And myself as well.

Image by TASS

The Supreme Court revives the communist slogan “the abolition of private property”

Boris Vishnevsky on the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the PIK development group to demolish residential blocks of flats in the Kuntsevo District, Moscow, and build up the area again

Boris Vishnevsky’s Telegram Channel, 23.11.2018

Image: Sergei Mitrkhin, member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, at a rally in Kuntsevo

“The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels once wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party.

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Reprisals in Silence

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.10.2018

Once a year, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Reprisals, people [in Russia] come to the Solovetsky Stone [monument representing a stone brought from one of the GULAG labour camps] in Lubyanka Square [the office of the Federal Security Service, former NKVD-KGB] to remember the millions of people who perished in the years of the Bolshevik political terror, so that to return their names [reading out loud the names of the victims of the Stalin’s political regime]. It is very important. Because all this can happen again. And it is recurring.
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Regional officials are taught how to squeeze money from the population

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 04.11.2018

In the Novgorod region, 42 per cent of ambulance stations were closed. In the Voronezh region 40 per cent of libraries were liquidated. In the Saratov region in 30 per cent of houses there is no sewage. The state debt of the Krasnoyarsk Territory only amounts to 109 billion roubles. However, 60 billion roubles were spent on the fountain in the centre of Grozny, Chechnya; 43 billion were spent on the stadium in St. Petersburg; 14 billion on the Zaryadye Park in Moscow; 107 billion were spent on the maintenance of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Read more »

Court of the Kuntsevo District plays into the hands of a development company

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post, 29.11.2018

The court sentenced me, the municipal deputies and activists who defended the residents of Kuntsevo district, Moscow, from the lawlessness of the PIK development group, to fines of 150,000 roubles (approximately USD 2,300). Read more »

Both Putin and Poroshenko are equally interested in the escalation of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Emila Slabunova’s blog post, 28.11.2018

The situation in the Kerch Strait clearly shows that the presidents of the two countries are ready “to sign their doom”. Both Putin and Poroshenko are equally interested in the escalation of the conflict. At the moment foreign policy adventures are vital for both leaders to preserve their power, get their poll numbers up and distract [people] from domestic problems. External threats and military rhetoric are used in order to gain approval of their policy. The incident in the strait is so advantages for both presidents that they will try to delay dealing with it as long as possible to score as much political points for themselves as they can. Putin’s today’s comments at the “Russia Calling” investment forum has once again proved it.

Image by the Border Guard Service, Federal Security Service, Crimea

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Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky proposed to initiate a general civic campaign for the abolition of the municipal filter at the elections

Press Release, 26.11.2018

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, called on citizens to begin collecting signatures under the letter to St. Petersburg municipal deputies and the leadership of ruling United Russia party to ensure real, rather than decorative, political competition in the election of the St.Petersburg Governor. Read more »

The case of human rights defender Oyub Titiyev concerns everyone in Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.11.2018

Oyub Titiyev. School teacher. Children’s boxing coach. Human rights activist, head of the Chechen branch of the Memorial [human rights organisation]. In January 2018, Oyub who was driving his Lada Kalina car was stopped by traffic police officers. During an inspection, a police officer found a package with marijuana in a car of a 61-year-old school teacher, children’s coach and human rights activist (just at the moment when another policeman in the presence of Oyub was inspecting the trunk). Since then, Titiyev has been in prison. Read more »

Yabloko member Igor Kochetkov wins an award for civil society development in Russia

Press release, 27.11.2018

Igor Kochetkov, member of Yabloko, head of the “Sfera” LGBT organisation in St. Petersburg, co-founder of the Russian LGBT Network, won the award for Activity Fostering Development of Civil Society granted by the Yegor Gaidar Foundation. Read more »