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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

Dmitry Muratov to visit Karelia as Grigory Yavlinsky electioneering agent

Press Release, 19.02.2018

Dmitry Muratov, publisher of the oppositional Novaya Gazeta newspaper, will come to Petrozavodsk, Karelia, as electioneering agent of candidate for the presidency of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky. The visit will take place on 20 February.

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Vladimir Ryzhkov to visit Altai as Grigory Yavlinsky electioneering agent

Press Release, 19.02.2018

Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov will come to Barnaul, Altai,  as electioneering agent of candidate for the presidency of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky. The visit will be held on February 21-22.

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Mass picket against torture and reprisals held in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 19.02.2018

On 18 February, over 100 St. Petersburg activists participated in a mass picket against torture and political reprisals organised by the Yabloko party by the monument to the victims of Stalin’s reprisals – the Solovetsky Stone.

Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg; Nikolai Rybakov; Deputy Chairman of Yabloko; members of the Yabloko Bureau Anatoly Golov and Alexander Kobrinsky; Vitold Zalesski, member of the Board of the Memorial society; former Soviet political prisoners Yuly Rybakov, Alexander Skobov and Vyacheslav Dolinin; journalist Daniil Kotsiubynsky; human rights activists Dinar Idrisov and Grigory Mikhnov-Voitenko; Yana Teplitskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Public Monitoring Commission, as well as activists of the Solidarity movement, “Open Russia” and supporters of Alexei Navalny participated in the action.

Human rights defender Yuly Rybakov in his speech urged citizens not to be indifferent to information about torture by the FSB (Federal Security Service).

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Cruelty to animals demonstrates society’s moral order

Press Release, 17.02.2018

On Saturday, February 17, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited the Sheremetyevsky dog shelter of the Charitable Foundation “In Good Hands”. He considers it necessary to adopt a law on protection of animals. As a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Yavlinsky proposed to introduce measures against cruel treatment of animals: two years of imprisonment for murder or a fine of 700,000 roubles (approximately Euro 10,000).

Grigory Yavlinsky examined the shelter and met with its inhabitants. There are almost 280 dogs in the shelter.

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Economist Evgeny Gontmakher will visit Kostroma as Grigory Yavlinsky electioneering agent

Press Release, 16.02.2018

Economist Yevgeny Gontmakher will visit Kostroma as electioneering agent of Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for the presidency of Russia. The visit will take place on 19 February.

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Grigory Yalvinsky on the Russia-1 federal television channel


“Not all the candidates for the presidency have a clear programme of action in case of their victory, and, probably, not everyone will have it. But this is not the case of Grigory Alekseyevich Yavlinsky,” that is how Vladimir Solovyov, anchor and front man of the Kremlin propaganda, presented Yavlinsky to the viewers. For the first time in a long time, the leader of Yabloko had an opportunity to address Russians from one of the major federal television channels. Despite the specific format of the programme, Yavlinsky managed to inform the audience about the key issues of his presidential programme and told about his vision of the future of Russia.

Here comes a concise transcript of the programme.

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Grigory Yavlinsky visited St. Petersburg and met with St.Petersburg residents

Press Release, 16.02.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, presidential candidate of Russia, visited St. Petersburg. The meeting with the residents of the city became one of the most massive in the ongoing election campaign of the leader of the Yabloko party. The hall with a 400 seats capacity turned out to be too small for all who wanted to attend.

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 Yabloko to the Central Electoral Commission: Channel One of the federal television should give Grigory Yavlinsky as much time as broadcasting of Oliver Stone’s “Putin” film takes

Or those in charge of unlawful campaigning must be punished

Press Release, 15.02.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova filed a second complaint with the Central Electoral Commission of Russia demanding to immediately apply to the Channel One so that to provide Grigory Yavlinsky and other candidates for the presidential post with the same amount of time as was allocated for Oliver Stone’s “Interview with Putin” film or re-examine the fact of showing the film during presidential election campaign, recognise it unlawful and bring those in charge of unlawful campaigning to justice.

After the first appeal of Emilia Slabunova to the Central Electoral Commission, the commission proposed to Channel One to interrupt the broadcast of the film and continue it after the elections. After that Channel One canceled the broadcasting of the final episode of the film scheduled on Thursday.

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Grigory Yavlinsky meets with Yabloko volunteers

Press Release, 14.02.2018

Today, on 14 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky met with the coordinators of the Yabloko’s volunteers in the central office of the party. Grigory Yavlinsky’s supporters will coordinate the work of thousands of volunteers in the presidential elections, who have already registered and continue to register on the Yabloko website.

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Grigory Yavlinsky presented his economic programme at the Economic Club meeting

Press Release, 13.02.2018

On 13 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky took part in the meeting of the Economic Club of the FBK company. The Club discussed economic sections of the programmes of presidential candidates. Andrei Kolesnikov, anchor of the discussion and journalist, explained that the Club asked all the candidates to present their programmes, but only three responded – Grigory Yavlinsky agreed to speak in person, and Ksenia Sobchak and Boris Titov sent their representatives – Andrei Nechayev and Yakov Mirkin respectively.

Opening the meeting, Igor Nikolayaev, well-known economist and Director of the Institute of Strategic Analysis of the FBK company, said that the programme of Grigory Yavlinsky stands out as of its thoroughness. It sums up decades of Griogry Yavlinsky work, Nikolayaev stressed.

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Grigory Yavlinsky visited Saratov

Yabloko’s presidential candidate visited an industrial enterprise, learned about food-stuff prices in the market places and met with the residents

Press Release, 13.02.2018

On 12 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited Saratov, a city situated in the South-East of the European part of Russia. This is the fifth of Grigory Yavlinsky this year to a Russian region within the framework of his pre-election tour. Yavlinsky began his visit with laying of flowers in memory of those killed in the crash of a flight of “Saratov Airlines” to the monument of An-24 aircraft installed in front of the city airport.

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Yabloko asks the Central Electoral Commission to ban showing a film about Putin on the Russian television

According to the party, this represents unlawful campaigning for the incumbent President

Press Release, 13.02.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, appealed to the Central Electoral Commission of Russia with a demand to ban showing Oliver Stone’s film about Putin on the federal television channel Channel One. According to the party, this represents unlawful campaigning for the incumbent President.

Oliver Stone’s “Interview with Putin” dedicated to Vladimir Putin, incumbent Russian President and candidate for the upcoming presidential election, will be broadcasted on the federal television channel  Channel One daily from February 12 through to February 15 from 10.30 to 11.40 p.m. The total time of broadcasting will be 4 hours and 35 minutes.

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Yavlinsky demands from Putin to report on the mass death of Russians in Syria

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, Candidate for the Presidency of Russia, 12.02.2018

All the world’s media and numerous sources in social networks in recent days have reported a lot of dead Russian citizens fighting in Syria – employees of PMC Wagner and others, as a result of a clash with the forces of the Syrian opposition at the support of the American aviation and artillery.

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Grigory Yavlinsky visited Rostov-on-Don, South Russia

The presidential candidate passed an “exam” in the local university and spoke to residents of the region

Press Release, 09.02.2018

On 8 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited Rostov-on-Don. In the afternoon he addressed the students of the Southern Federal University, and in the evening he held a large meeting with residence of the region.

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Yavlinsky officially Yabloko candidate for Russian presidential election

ALDE party. Press Release, 08.02.2018

On Wednesday 7 February Grigory Yavlinsky was officially registered as a candidate for the presidency of Russia at a meeting of the Central Electoral Commission. Speaking to journalists in the Central Electoral Commission, Grigory Yavlinsky formulated the key message of his election campaign: “Russia needs a powerful modern economy, this is the way to the future.” In fact, his presidential programme is entitled “Way to the Future.”

Russia does not need war, political adventures or violation of the law. Our country should become a state where the law is the same for all, and the judicial system is fair and humane. Russia needs an economy with inviolable private property and competition. Russia should become a decent member of the world community, avoid isolation and sanctions,” Yavlinsky said.

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Emilia Slabunova: Grigory Yavlinsky’s programme will allow the country to move to the future. The second day of Yabloko Chair visit to Kaliningrad

Press Release, 09.02.2018

Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova visited Kaliningrad, Russia’s Western region, to present Grigory Yavlinsky presidential programme. Yesterday, Slabunova ended her two-day visit to the region with a visit to the ambulance station and a discussion with regional journalists.


During the visit to an ambulance substation of Kaliningrad, the politician spoke about the health care in the region. She said that one of key problems was low wages of healthcare workers. A doctor’s salary in the Kaliningrad region amounts to 46,000 roubles (approx. 766 USD), which is 30 per cent lower than the average salary of doctors in the North-West Federal District of Russia and 20 per cent lower than the average salary of doctors in the country in general. “Such low salary does not allow, for example, to take a mortgage and solve their housing problems, provide recreation of a normal quality. People are forced to work on a 1.5-2 salary rate,” Slabunova said.

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Emilia Slabunova visits Kaliningrad within the framework of Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign

Press Release, 08.02.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova began her visit to Kaliningrad, Russia’s Western region, within the framework of Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign.

The two-day visit of Yabloko Chair started with a meeting with truck drivers protesting against the installation of a truck weighing station in the Kaliningrad region. From now on every passing truck should be automatically weighed, and if a maximum permissible weight is exceeded, the driver receives a fine.

“We have recently weighed three vehicles six times, and the error of the scales reached 4 per cent,” trucker drivers complain. “So it turns out that the price of a 160 kg error is half of driver’s working day, plus there is a fine for the organisation.”

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Grigory Yavlinsky officially registered as a presidential candidate He sees the purpose of his participation in the elections in creating a powerful modern economy in Russia

Press Release, 07.02.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky was officially registered as a candidate for the presidency of Russia. Such decision was made at a meeting of the Central Electoral Commission today.

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Nikolai Rybakov, head of Grigory Yavlinsky’s election headquarters, replied to the statements of Alexei Navalny and Ksenia Sobchak about the collection of signatures

Press Release, 05.02.2018

Nikolai Rybakov, head of Grigory Yavlinsky’s election headquarters, replied to the statements of Alexei Navalny and Ksenia Sobchak about the collection of signatures in favour of their registration in the race published in their Twitter and Instragram accounts.

Ksenia Sobchak reported that her headquarters was “the only one” opened for the observers of the Golos [elections observers’] organisation and others, and that only her staff demonstrated the signatures to all the visitors. Alexei Navalny stated that, in his opinion, “Yavlinsky’s headquarters forged 60 per cent of the signatures.” “All the rest (including Sobchak) forged 99 per cent,” that is how Navalny estimated the percentage of defective signature in the lists of potential participants in the presidential election campaign.

According to Nikolai Rybakov, these statements were an insult not so much to Yabloko party members and staff of Yavlinsky’s headquarters, but the citizens who signed in support of Yavlinsky participation in the campaign.

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Grigory Yavlinsky to discuss his presidential programme with his electioneering agents

Press Release, 05.02.2018

On Tuesday, 6 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will hold a large meeting with his electioneering agents and discuss his election programme with them.

The event will be attended by economists Evgeny Gontmakher and Igor Nikolaev, human rights defender Lev Ponomaryov, historian Prof. Andrei Medushevsky, politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk and Director of the Olonets Dairy Plant, journalist Nadezhda Azhgikhina and others.

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