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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 commemorates lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Press release, 19.01.2019

Today Yabloko activists and leaders have laid flowers to the place where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed – at 3 Prechistinka Ulitsa.

“Nationalism and neo-Nazism are a serious threat to public security,” Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, said.

The politician recalled Markelov’s speech two months before he was murdered. He said we all needed protection from terror: from a mafia state, neo-Nazis and fascism, lawlessness. He said that nobody would stand up for us but ourselves.

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Revision. Anticipation of a Crisis

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.01.2019
Grigory Yavlinsky on the hidden causes of the global financial crisis
In late 2018, the indicators of the global stock market approached the worst indexes of December since the Great Depression of the late 1920s. World markets lost almost $ 7 trillion last year.
Ten years have passed since the global financial crisis, but a number of its key causes and factors have not been realised and removed. On the contrary, due to expansion of the “new economy” and spread of information and digital technologies, the negative influence of these factors has increased.
The key problems of the modern world economy, which represent the hidden causes of crises and which the governments of the leading countries of the world are not willing to solve are as follows: Read more »

Yabloko MP in St. Petersburg suggests that the National Guard Troops should be commissioned to shovel snow instead of dispersing rallies

Boris Vishnevsky

Press release, 15.01.2019

Boris Vishnevsky, Yabloko MP in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, addressed Andrei Bakumenko, head of the National Guard Troops in St. Petersburg, with a suggestion to commission the service to shovel snow in the city instead of dispersing rallies and pickets.

In his letter Vishnevsky writes that there is a serious problem with the removal of snow and ice in the city. This situation not simply causes inconvenience but creates a threat to people’s health. There is a lack of cleaners and special equipment. Mass media writes that school teachers were commissioned to shovel snow in the areas where social infrastructure facilities are situated. Read more »

Yabloko to commemorate lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were murdered ten years ago
Press release, 16.01.2019

On 19th January, Yabloko activists and leaders will lay flowers to the place where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed by – at 1 Prechistinka Ulitsa.

Ten years ago Markelov and Baburova were murdered in the centre of Moscow in plain daylight on 19 January 19, 2009, shot in the head. Neo-Nazis Nikita Tikhonov and Evgenia Khasis were rested in 2009 on suspicion of murder. In 2011 Tikhonov was sentenced to life imprisonment, Khasis was sentenced to 18 years in prison. In 2015 Ilya Goryachev, leader of a nationalist group “BORN”, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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We demand from the President to stop killings of citizens in Chechnya

Yabloko condemns harassment and discrimination of citizens on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

Statement, 15.01.2019

Since late December 2018, persecution of LGBT people has resumed in the Chechen Republic. According to the Russian LGBT Network, about 40 people were detained, two of whom died of torture.

For the first time, information about participation of law enforcement agencies of the Republic in the systematic prosecution and murder of homosexuals and bisexuals was made public in 2017, but yet the Russian authorities have not conducted an investigation into the crimes committed, despite irrefutable evidence. Thus, the leadership of Russia created the conditions for continuation of violence against Russian citizens. Read more »

The Kurils’ Deadlock

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.01.2019

Grigory Yavlinsky on the upcoming negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe and the dispute over the Kuril Islands

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrived in Moscow to prepare the visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At the negotiations in late January, Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of concluding a peace treaty [between Russia and Japan, which the USSR and Japan failed to conclud after the Second World War]. The task is to agree on a formula for resolving a territorial dispute between Russia and Japan and come close to defining the specific framework of a future treaty. Real information – and often just hysterical – battles have developed around this issue recently. Read more »

Russia is a peaceful country

Statement by the Federal Council No 56, 14.01.2019

Every day people in Russia and around the world fear more and more that there is a possibility of a big war with an enormous number of victims as new provocative resistance, conflicts, use and demonstration of military force, including the strategic weapons, emerge. Read more »

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko to hold a rally for affordable healthcare

Press release, 14.01.2019

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko will hold a rally to protest against the government plan to cut expenses on healthcare in the city of Shimsk. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will participate in the rally that will take place on 26th January.

According to Chair of the regional party branch Anna Cherepanova, the participants of the demonstration will protect the constitutional rights of people to have health protection. They will demand that the regional government cancel the design to close the twenty-four-hour in-patient department of the Shimsk central hospital. Read more »

Birthday greetings for Yabloko Deputy Chair Sergei Ivanenko

Greetings, 12.09.2019

Yabloko Deputy Chair Sergei Ivanenko celebrates his birthday today. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky send their greetings:

Sergei Victorovich, you are one of those politicians who people associate Yabloko with. You are well-educated, composed, you are an excellent speaker, an intelligent and noble person who can have a way with any interlocutor and by no means give up on your convictions.

We are sure that you will make a great contribution to the development of democracy in our country.

Happy Birthday!

Emilia Slabunova Read more »

Through the party reform towards progress in the country

Statement by the Federal Council No 51, 28.12.2018

The Yabloko party is one of the most experienced political organisations in the country: We have been standing up for the vales of freedom, peace, responsibility, human dignity and respect for people for 25 years. These values make thousands of people come to us. We founded Yabloko as a democratic opposition to the policy of Boris Yeltsin with his dishonest privatisation and irresponsible policy of the government in the 90s. We developed and offered reforms for the majority, we expressed and protected the interests of citizens in their resistance to the corrupt state machine, we preserved out party in the environment of a tough authoritarian regime. In the hardest times we were ready to sacrifice political dividends and personal prospects to honestly help our country become a modern, competitive, prosperous, and secure, to give the society a real choice. Read more »

The Moscow City Duma refused to give more power to Muscovites

Press Release, 27.12.2018

The Moscow City Duma rejected the bill of independent municipal deputies, expanding the powers of municipal councils. The authors of the bill proposed to give the Councils of Deputies of Moscow the right to approve the appointment and dismissal of heads of councils in municipal districts. Read more »

The state has allocated 4.6 billion roubles for New Year trees. Every second purchase took place without any competition

Press Release, 27.12.2018

Yabloko’s has detected that the Russian government allocated 4.6 billion roubles for the celebration of the New Year and Christmas; whereas gifts cost 2 billion roubles out of this amount. In almost 50 per cent of the purchases there was no competition. Anti-Corruption Policy Centre experts, gifts to children cost somewhat less than the Defence Ministry’s tanks purchased this year. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: The Lines of War and the Way to Hope

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 30.11.2018

For a long time the city of Troy was under siege,
Has remained an unapproachable stronghold.
Hut the people of Troy did not believe Cassandra –
Maybe Troy would have existed to this day.

(by Vladimir Vysotsky; translated by Nathan Mer)

Russia has come to a stage when an actual open war with Ukraine might break out. Not only is it a crime but it also contradicts Russia’s national interests as well as crosses out any foreseeable future.

The roots of the problem are the incessant attempts of Moscow to control Kiev and limit the sovereignty of the neighbouring state, imperialistic ambitions of the Russian government, chauvinism of the so called “elite”, refusal to acknowledge Ukraine as an equal, refusals to acknowledge that Ukraine, the same way as Russia, has the right to define its national identity. However, the main and fundamental problem of the Kremlin is that they completely lack understanding of the modern life and world order, and have no adequate vision of the future. Their behaviour reminds of a teenage inferiority complex of the puberal growth stage when proving one’s “tough-guy-ism” and supremacy is a necessity. This [attitude] has already been expressed in the treacherous annexation of Crimea and in a criminal war in the Donbass organised and sponsored [by the Russian government]. Read more »

Nikolai Rybakov to visit the Arkhangelsk Region

Nikolai Rybakov

Press release, 25.12.2018

On 26th December, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko Party, will visit the Arkhangelsk Region. The politician is going to Arkhangelsk to get to know the opinion of the local residents concerning the problem of transferring municipal waste from Moscow to this region. Rybakov will address the residents in person to find out what Yabloko can do to oppose the plan of turning the region into a landfill site. Read more »

Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to recruit candidates for municipal elections

Press release, 25.12.2018

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko began recruiting candidates for the forthcoming municipal elections. In 2019 the residents of the regions will have to elect 472 municipal deputies. Read more »

The Results of the Year: Putin and Futility

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 23.12.2018

The President, who has been governing the country for 19 years, in four hours has reported the following:

• Russia needs a breakthrough, but an increase in the retirement age is inevitable.

• We will not have the developments like in France, and gasoline prices will not price.

• The situation in the whole of Ukraine is as bad as in Donbas.

• Relations with Armenia and Turkey are good, while relations with the UK at an impasse. Read more »

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair, is celebrating his birthday


Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair, is celebrating his anniversary today. Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, and Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, congratulated him on his birthday:

Dear Nikolai!

Happy Birthday!

You are reaching the best stage of life: you are young, and this proves that Yabloko’s policy is aimed at the renewal of the party. You have been a member of our party for a long time and have become a connecting link between different generations within Yabloko. Read more »

Yabloko to launch a film dedicated to 25th anniversary of the party

Press release, 24.12.2018

The first showing of the film “The Optimists” dedicated to Yabloko’s 25th anniversary will take place at the Centre for Documentaries on 25th and 26th December. The shooting team interviews about 60 people – Yabloko founders, leaders, activists and supporters. Read more »

The Yabloko team wishes you a Merry Christmas! May all your dreams come true!

Yabloko’s 25th anniversary

Decision by Yabloko Federal Council, 21.12.2018

Yabloko’s 25th anniversary takes place at a time that is not festive. At the same time, a quarter of a century is an important line to sum ups the results and estimate our abilities. It is important for us and for the country in general.

Our country is involved in two wars. Vladimir Putin’s policy blocks all attempts to lead the economy out of crisis. People are becoming more poor, they lose perspectives, and faith in a decent future for Russia.

Unfortunately, today we can state that the 25 years of the post-Soviet modernisation ended with a failure. Read more »