Moscow. September 11, 2002. The Russian Democratic Party
YABLOKO met all requirements of the law “On Political Parties”
regarding the state registration procedure. According to information
from the Press Service of the YABLOKO Party, registration certificates
on registration in 54 federation subjects were forwarded to the
Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on Wednesday.
YABLOKO appeared on the Russian political scene in 1993, when
an electoral bloc bearing this name was registered at the elections
to the State Duma. In 1995 the All-Russian Public Association
YABLOKO was established. In December 2001 YABLOKO’s congress
adopted a decision to transform the association into a party and
also approved the Charter and Programme of the YABLOKO party.
On April 25, 2002, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
registered YABLOKO as a political party. YABLOKO has had a presence
in all three convocations of the State Duma. Grigory Yavlinsky
has always been the leader of party.