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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

Yavlinsky: “We told millions about the alternative”

Yabloko’s presidential candidate thanked his voters and the team

Press Release, 19.03.2018

Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky said that the main purpose of the election campaign he and the Yabloko party held was the opportunity to offer Russian citizens a meaningful alternative to the political course of Vladimir Putin. Yavlinsky said this at a briefing in his central headquarters.

“We knew very well what this campaign would be like, because we realise what kind of authoritarian system functions in Russia today. We understand what elections in an authoritarian system are like, we understand perfectly how they are arranged and once again we are convinced that our ideas are true […] There is nothing unexpected for us,” Yavlinsky said.

Grigory Yavlinsky also said that his nomination for the presidential elections by Yabloko was a principled step, and the main motive behind this decision was the understanding that “the policies implemented by Vladimir Putin in Russia represented a great threat for the country’s future”. Yavlinsky once again stressed that the policies of the incumbent president were destructive for the country’s economy and led to the growth of poverty. “At the same time, we were convinced during the campaign that neither Putin nor his government had any programme or any idea how to get out of this deadlock.”

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Yavlinsky: “It does not matter how few percent they will declare to me now and how much to Putin, it is important what will happen to the country now”

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 18.03.2018

We perfectly realized that this procedure was not very similar to a real election: disproportionate coverage in the media, spoilers and administrative pressure. But we participated in it, because it was the only opportunity to demand change.

We participated in this campaign to force Putin to change the policies: to eliminate poverty, end wars and isolation of Russia.

We wanted to save the economy, prevent an arms race and a big war. We wanted to ward off disaster. We said everything we wanted and did everything we could.

It does not matter how few percent they will declare to me now and how much to Putin, it is important what will happen to the country now. We are warn once again: the country is heading for a dangerous precipice, bad times are ahead, and there are fewer opportunities to change it.

We regret that in this election, some politicians, instead of warding off disaster with us, helped Putin to bring it closer.

We regret that at the moment when we proposed an alternative and tried to discuss the problems of the country and the solutions, other candidates were arranging scandals, hype and a cheap show.

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Grigory Yavlinsky to Vladimir Putin: “These were not elections, but a plebiscite”

Russia needs radical economic reforms, prevention of an arms race and a big war

Press Release, 19.03.2018












Grigory Yavlinsky took part in the meeting of Vladimir Putin with other candidates for the presidency of Russia.

Yavlinsky said at the meeting that “the procedure held on 18 March is, in our view, a plebiscite, rather than election”. “There was no competitive struggle in it,” Yavlinsky stressed.

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Yabloko leaders: “The tactics of boycotting the elections failed. You still have time to vote! “

Press Release, 18.03.2018

Nikolai Rybakov, head of Grigory Yavlinsky headquarter, said that the data on the turnout at the presidential elections show that the idea of ​​a boycott failed. Rybakov called on all voters who favour a change in the country’s political course, come to polling stations and vote. He said this at a daily briefing in the central headquarters of Grigory Yavlinsky.

“The idea of ​​a boycott has completely failed,” Rybakov said. “Even in Moscow the turnout is much higher than at the previous presidential election in 2012, and I would like to turn to its [boycott] supporters, including those of Alexei Navalny. You have a few more hours to amend the situation! Because voting in these elections for Grigory Yavlinsky will give us all a chance, including to your leader, so that he could go on engaging in politics in our country, and Yavlinsky can, to a large extent, guarantee freedom to such politicians.”

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova  supported the head of the headquarters. “By their inaction supporters of the boycott contribute to Putin’s reassignment. This is a political crime – this is inaction when the country is in a difficult situation,” Slabunova addressed voters.

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Yevgeny Vitishko detected fake observers at elections

Press Release, 18.03.2018










Photo: Yevgeny Vitishko

Yevgeny Vitishko, official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko and ex Sochi Olympic prisoner, detected several dozens of fake observers at the presidential election in the Krasnodar Territory.

Now Yevgeny Vitishko is writing applications to the territorial electoral commissions demanding to recall the members of the commissions with the right of deliberative vote and to terminate their powers, as well as recall unidentified observers and replace them with real observers with their proxies duly signed by the official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky.

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Yevgeny Vitishko, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko: the authorities are trying to intimidate observers and activists in the Krasnodar Territory

Press Release, 18.03.2018

Yevgeny Vitishko, official representative of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko and ex Sochi Olympic prisoner, said that observers and activists in the Krasnodar Territory had been subjected to administrative pressure from local authorities. He handed files on all violations to Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

The Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights established regional monitoring groups to monitor voting on 18 March. The group for the Krasnodar Territory and Adygea was headed by Andrei Babushkin, who arrived in the region on a working visit.

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Emilia Slabunova: I vote for Yavlinsky!

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018

Emilia Slabunova: I vote for Yavlinsky!

Sergei Mitrokhin has cast his vote for Yavlinsky

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018

Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow Yabloko, posts a picture of his ballot with a tick at the name of Yavlinsky so that his vote would not be stolen like in 2009 [when his polling station reported zero per cent for Yabloko depite the votes of @mitrokhin and his family].



Grigory Yavlinsky has voted in Moscow

Yabloko twitt, 18.03.2018
Grigory Yavlinsky has voted in his polling station at Krylatskoye district, Moscow.

The Yabloko party recalls observers sent to Chechnya

Human rights defenders Svetlana Gannushkina and Valery Borshchyov addressed Yabloko with such an appeal

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky headquarters, 17.03.2018

We learned from journalists of Novaya Gazeta that Alexei Navalny decided to send observers to the Chechen Republic for the election of the Russian president on 18 March, 2018.

For this purpose, [observers] orders issued by one of the official representatives of Grigory Yavlinsky were used. At the same time, the fact that it is planned [by Navalny] to send the observers to Chechnya was concealed from Yabloko.

We believe that these citizens recommended to observers are not sufficiently aware of the sad specifics of the region, which, unfortunately, demonstrates that cases of threats to the life and health of any independent activists, and especially those who have no relevant knowledge and long working experience [in Chechnya], are very common. Navalny’s headquarters did not conduct any special trainings with them on the specifics of monitoring in the Chechen Republic, and refuses to tell journalists if they have worked out any security system of observers, saying only that it is “their choice” and that they “go there voluntarily, like adults”.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: 10 Million People Can Accomplish It All

Video with English subtitles.


They say it is impossible to defeat Putin in the elections.

But a victory is not simply replacing Putin by someone else. A victory means new and clever policies. To eliminate poverty and devastation, ensure economic growth, lift sanctions, nomalise the relations with the world – I need 10 million votes for this.


Votes of millions of people are decisive. When an experienced and competent economist is backed by 10 million people, when they all together vote for the truth that most of people dare to discuss only at home, in their kitchens over a cup of tea, the situation in the country begins to change.

It is impossible to neglect such a large number of people. Their ideas and proposals of their candidate will have to be taken into account.

We have already seen this in 2000. We managed to implement many useful laws and efficient decisions:
low rate of the income tax,
the Stabilisation Fund…

This is only part of my initiatives that were implemented. They are still functioning helping to keep our economy afloat.

Today my goal is to lead Russia out of isolation, overcome poverty and create a powerful economy. I will be able to do it if you support me in the election.

10 million votes will make any government to implement your programme and conduct your policies.

10 million votes will make them to stop wars and make peace with Russia’s neighbours.

10 million votes will make them to increase financing of healthcare and education.

10 million can return stability and confidence in the future,
defend our future
and ensure development,
because 10 million can accomplish it all.




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Emilia Slabunova in Fryazino, the Moscow region: To save the library, you need to change the power

Residents of the city protest against closure of the city library

Press Release, 13.03.2018

On 13 March, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova visited the city of Fryazino, the Moscow region, at the invitation of the director of the central city library.  Slabunova met with residents protesting against the eviction of the central city library from the premises the library had been taking since 1936. By court order, the library may find itself literally in the street due to the fact that the city authorities did not pay the owner for renting the building. In addition the city has no other premises similar to that occupied by the library, thus, eviction of the library means its closure, local residents say.

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Grigory Yavlinsky to finish his electoral tour by his visit to Chelyabinsk in the Urals

Press Release, 13.03.2018

On Friday, 16 March, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will visit Chelyabinsk in the Urals, the seventh largest Russian city, where he will meet with voters. This trip will be final in his presidential campaign-2018.

Chelyabinsk will become the 20th city of Yavlinsky’s electoral tour. Since the summer of 2017, Grigory Yavlinsky visited 16 regions, met with thousands of people and covered distance of almost 40,000 kilometers by plane, train and car.

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Yavlinsky’s authorised representative attacked by a representative of Zhirinovsky’s party after the debate in North Ossetia

Press Release, 13.03.2018

Photo: Badri Gazzati in the centre.

Today, on March 13, Badri Gazzati, an authorised representative of Grigory Yavlinsky campaign, Chairman of the Ossetian branch of Yabloko, and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Osetiya. Svobodny Vzglyad” (Ossetia. A Free View), was attacked by Saslan Bestayev, an authorised representative of Vladimir Zhirinovsky (Zhyrinovsky is a presidential candidate from his parliamentary pro-governmental party LDPR). This happened after the televised debates at the GTRK Alania.

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Volunteers to distribute 740,000 election newspapers of Grigory Yavlinsky in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

Press Release, 13.03.2018

Until the end of the week, 740,000 copies of Grigory Yavlinsky election newspapers and nearly 50,000 leaflets will be distributed throughout the Krasnoyarsk Territory in support of Russia’s presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky. Such a statement was made by Oksana Demchenko, Chair of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko and official representative of Grigory Yavlinsky.

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Work of Grigory Yavlinsky’s headquarters on the election day, 18 March

Press Release, 13.03.2018 

Grigory Yavlinsky, presidential candidate of Russia, will vote at polling station No 2579 at the address  Osenny Boulevard 10, bldg. 3 (school No 1440) at 9:30.

The headquarters of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will be located in the office of the Yabloko party at the address: Pyatnitskaya 31, bldg 2. The headquarters will open his doors to journalists on 18 March at 14:00 and will work until the end of the counting of votes on 19 March.

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Grigory Yavlinsky on Security and Combating Terrorism on television Channel One

Channel One, 12.03.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, presidential candidate of Russia, spoke at the next round of debates on Channel One The topic was “Public Security, Counteraction to Terrorism”.

Transcript of the speech:

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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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