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Yabloko, or Yabloko Russian Democratic Party (Russian: Росси́йская Демократи́ческая Па́ртия "Я́блоко"; English transliteration: Rossiyskaya Demokraticheskaya Partiya "Yabloko") is a Russian liberal party, led by Grigory Yavlinsky, which aims for, among other goals, the maintenance of Russia's territorial integrity, creation of high-quality public health and education systems, and Russia's application to the European Union. Some consider Yabloko to be a party of the social democrats. The party itself decided to join the Liberal International.

It is a minority party at the Duma. After the raising of an entry barrier of a 5% of the votes to get seats in the parliament in 2004, its future has been doubtful. The party has opposed the war in Chechnya.

90% of party's funding comes from Yukos owners.

The party claims its voters come from the urban intelligentsia, elder people, specialists and highly-skilled workers.

The party's name literally means apple, but was originally derived from the initials of its three founders—Григорий Явлинский (Grigory Yavlinsky), Юрий Болдырев (Yuri Boldyrev), and Владимир Лукин (Vladimir Lukin). Yabloko's logo is made of a red circle and a thin green arrow, suggesting an apple in constructivist style.

See also

External links

Official web site of Yabloko (http://www.eng.yabloko.ru) (in English)

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