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Memorandum of Political Alternative, an updated version of 1.03.2019

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

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Putinism” means lies, war and corruption, 17.10.2019

Question: What is “Putinism” and is it true that it is such a “political life hack”, as they write about it now?


Grigory Yavlinsky: “Putinism” means contempt for a person and his/her dignity, suppression of freedom, instilling fear, corruption, ignoring international law and increasing confrontation with developed countries of the world.

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Yelena Dubrovina presented Yabloko’s proposals on electoral reform at the Ural Forum of Constitutional Law Experts

Press Release, 17.10.2019

Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, head of the Centre for Legislative Initiatives of the Yabloko party, honored lawyer of Russia, candidate of legal sciences and member of the Central Electoral Commission of Russia in 1999-2017, took part in the Ural Forum of Constitutional Law Experts, held in Yekaterinburg on 10-11 October, 2019. in her speech at the plenary meeting Dubrovina outlined the key problems of the electoral system of Russia, such as:

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Yabloko to challenge the unlawful court decision on Daria Bolshakova

Press Release, 16.10.2019

Daria Bolshakova, member of the Yabloko party and activist of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian Feminist Association ONA, was found guilty of organising a mass rally without notifying the authorities (Article 20.2 Part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), having awarded her a fine of 10,000 roubles. Daria Bolshakova and her defenders plan to appeal the decision.

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Yevgeny Bunimovich brought to the Moscow Mayor’s Office signatures of Muscovites for preservation of the park and creation of a cultural centre in Khovrino

Press Release, 17.10.2019

Today, Yevgeny Bunimovich, Yabloko deputy of the Moscow City Duma and member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, and an initiative group of residents brought to the Moscow Mayor’s Office signatures of Muscovites for preservation of the park and creation of a cultural centre in Khovrino  presenting Moscow with the goal of preserving the park and creating a socio-cultural centre instead of the former Khovrino hospital which was abandoned and then pulled down.

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The Omsk branch of Yabloko rallied against air poisoning

Press Release, 16.10.2019

Members and supporters of the Omsk branch of Yabloko took part in an environmental rally against urban air poisoning. The protest rally was organised with the support of Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the regional branch of the party.

The rally participants demanded that the authorities find sources of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, hold those responsible for air pollution accountable, and also opposed the construction of new hazardous chemical plants for the production of phenol in Omsk. It should be noted that 380 people signed under the resolution of the rally.

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Yevgeny Kurakin is transferred from jail under house arrest

Press Release, 15.10.2019

Today, the Moscow Region Court considered the appeal on the measure of restraint in the case of Yevgeny Kurakin, head of the branch of Yabloko in Reutov, the Moscow Region. The court ruled out to return the case to the preliminary hearing stage to the Reutov court (the court of the first instance), and the decision to return the case to the public prosecutor was canceled.

The criminal case of fraud under of Article 159 Part 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was instituted against Kurakin back in 2012, but for all these years the investigation failed to provide convincing evidence of his guilt. The activist spent 18 months in a pre-trial detention centre and was released only after a security deposit of three million roubles was paid. In September 2019, Kurakin  planned to run for election to the city Council of Deputies. Simultaneously with the decision to participate in the elections, his release on bail was canceled and replaced by detention, allegedly because of his reluctance to read the case file.

Video: Trial over Yevgeny Kurakin, bailiffs beat the public and the press who came to the hearings to support Kurakin.

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Freedom to Konstantin Kotov!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 15.10.2019

Konstantin Kotov was sentenced to four years [in a penal colony]. The defender of the Constitution and the rights of citizens of Russia, who has not committed any crime, will be in prison. Yesterday, the Moscow City Court upheld this decision. Neither the arguments of twelve lawyers, nor guarantors, nor even the Constitution of the Russian Federation could change anything. Because there is a political decision: Kotov should be in prison. So that to intimidate and frighten all.

Yesterday, four more [young people] were arrested within the “Moscow riots case”: Barshai, Emelyanova, Lesnykh, Martintsova. Two more managed to escape before the arrest.

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4,000 people came to the rally organised by the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko against the appointment of the mayor of Elista

Press Release, 14.10.2019

About 4,000 residents of Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, came to the rally against the appointment of Dmitry Trapeznikov (who used to be Chair of the Council of Ministers of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in East Ukraine) acting the head of the administration of Elista.  The Kalmyk branch of Yabloko was one of the organisers of the rally.

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Yabloko to introduce a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk to the regional Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 9.10.2019

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko has prepared a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk, the capital of the region. The regional branch plans to introduce its legislative initiative in the regional Legislative Assembly through Yelena Vakhtina, head of the Yabloko faction in the Council of Deputies of the Central District of Chelyabinsk, for this the Council should support the party’s initiative.

In addition, Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, called on municipal deputies from other district councils to join the Yabloko’s initiative.

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Six and a half years of a maximum security colony for a picket

Statement by the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, 10.10.2019

Two more prisoners of conscience appeared in Russia: in Rostov-on-Don 19-year-old Yan Sidorov and 22-year-old Vladislav Mordasov were sentenced was sentenced to six years and six months and six years and six months in a maximum security colony respectively. On November 5, 2017, they were detained at a picket dedicated to local problems: return of land to fire victims. They have been being persecuted for deciding to use their constitutional right to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.

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The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko supported pickets in defense of Yan Sidorov, Vladislav Mordasov and Vyacheslav Shashmin

Press Release, 10.10.2019

A series of one-person pickets (which require no permission from the authorities) in defense of political prisoners Yan Sidorov, Vladislav Mordasov and Vyacheslav Shashmin took place in Rostov-on-Don. Members of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko and residents of the city in turn went out with posters into the street. Mothers of Yan and Vladislav also took part in the picketing.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Boris Nemtsov could have turned 60 now


Today Boris Nemtsov could have turned 60. In February 2015, Boris was killed, shot right by the walls of the Kremlin…

We have known each other since 1990. We worked together, were friends. Boris was a very sincere and very free person. In recent years, he openly, vividly and sharply opposed the authorities. And that is why President Putin bears political responsibility for the murder of Nemtsov.

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Yabloko raised 220,000 roubles to help political prisoners at a charity auction in the office of the party

Press Release, 4.10.2019

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky

On Thursday, October 3, an auction in support of political prisoners was held in the Moscow office of the Yabloko party. The main partner of the action was the portal of the initiative group Case 212, where you can find detailed information about the prisoners of the so-called “Moscow riots case” and transfer money to assist them. Journalists, politicians, actors, public figures, scientists, and even the defendants were selling their works at the auction.

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Statement by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko on the attack against Anna Cherepanova and the inadmissibility of dirty methods of political struggle

Statement by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, 1.10.2019

An unidentified person attacked Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party and the deputy of the City Duma, at the entrance to Mayor’s Office, before the meeting of the Novgorod Duma on the morning of September 26. The man poured white powder on her.

The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party regards this attack as an act of political pressure on the opposition party and personally on MP Anna Cherepanova. This represents a reaction to the effective political work of Novgorod Yabloko, as its results are confirmed by a significant increase in the support of party candidates in the elections and growth in the number of supporters in different disrticts of the region.

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Yabloko supported the rally for the release of political prisoners in Moscow

Press Release, 29.09.2019

The Yabloko party supported the rally for the release of political prisoners, which was held in Sakharov Prospect in Moscow today. Grigory Yavlinsky took part in the action, and Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, addressed the rally from the stage.

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20 years of Putin and the future
In August 1999 the young director of the Federal Security Service Vladimir Putin was appointed chairman of the Russian Government. By the end of the same year after the early resignation of Russia’s first President Boris Yeltsin, he started assuming his duties. Putin’s longstanding opponent Grigory Yavlinsky discusses the phenomenon of new Russian authoritarianism, summarizing the results of the past two decades.
Vladimir Putin, 1999
Photo: Musaelyan Vladimir / ТАSS

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The Kirov branch of Yabloko rallied “For Environmental Rights”

Press Release, 24.09.2019

The Kirov branch of Yabloko participated in the rally “For Environmental Rights” conducted within the All-Russian Day of Environmental Protest.  Activists and supporters of the Yabloko party, including Polina Klyucharova, Alexander Amosov and Arthur Abashev, took part in the action. The rally participants opposed the construction of the Maradykovsky complex for processing chemical weapons and a landfill in the Arkhangelsk region.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “The adoption of the Paris Agreement is a political PR”

Deutsche Welle, 24.09.2019

Deutsche Welle talked with Grigory Yavlinsky, the founder of the Yabloko party and Doctor of Economics, about why the Russian Federation adopted the Paris climate agreement and what consequences it will have for society and the economy.


Deutsche Welle: Grigory Alexeyevich, more than three years have passed between the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by Russia and its adoption. Do you think that the sudden acceleration of work in this area is really connected with the aggravated environmental problems in the country, or is there some other underlying reason?


Grigory Yavlinsky: I think that this is a political decision and it was not adopted that quickly. The point is that Vladimir Putin is ready to take a variety of measures to raise his own popularity. He does not change the situation with Crimea, Ukraine and in other matters. You know what happened in Moscow in the summer, how many people were persecuted for political reasons. And the topic of climate change is in fact fashionable, popular. Why should not he take such a step to please people? And besides, the topic of climate is a civilisational issue. People who understand the value of environmental protection are people of a higher cultural organisation. The lower is the level of culture, the less is understanding of climate issues. So Putin decided to demonstrate that he is well civilised in order to gain popularity in this way.

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Amendments could have been made to the charter of the Municipal Council of the Liteiny District in St.Petersburg so that to prevent of a deputy from Yabloko be elected as head of the council

Press Release, 24.09.2019

Supposedly amendments were made to the charter of the Municipal Council of the Liteiny District in St.Petersburg so that to prevent of a deputy from Yabloko be elected as head of the council. According to the new charter, now it is possible to elect head of the municipal council with by two-thirds of the votes, although earlier he/she could be elected by a simple majority. Yabloko received 11 of the 20 mandates in the 8 September elections in this municipality, so had good chances that head of the council would be elected from Yabloko deputies.

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Yabloko’s Denis Tikhonenko elected head of municipal district Vladimirsky in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 23.09.2019

The municipal council of the sixth convocation of the Vladimirsky municipal district of St.Ptersburg elected Yabloko’s  Denis Tikhonenko head of municipal district on its first meeting on the evening of 20 September, 11 of the 19 municipal deputies present at the meeting voted for his candidacy.

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