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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

“It is necessary to protest against the Constitutional amendments on Putin’s irremovability by all available legal means”

Press Release, 1.06.2020

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov at a picket by the State Duma against the adoption of the law on amendments to the Constitution. March 10, 2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov commented on the party’s position in connection with the appointment of a date for a nationwide vote on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments:

– In the Yabloko party we have full consensus on the amendments. The amendments both in content and the procedure of their introduction and consideration are unlawful, unconstitutional and reactionary.

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Boris Vishnevsky: The lessons of symmetry. Why the Russian Foreign Ministry does not allow member of the PACE delegation to Russia

Novaya Gazeta, 28.05.2020

Photo by Vladimir Klopovsky, Obzor: Emanuelis Zingeris and Boris Nemtsov

Two years ago, in the summer of 2018, the deputy of the Sejm of the Republic of Lithuania and one of the most famous Lithuanian politicians Emanuelis Zingeris was banned from entering Russia for five years. Meanwhile, he was not going to come for sightseeing, but as a PACE special rapporteur to investigate the murder of Boris Nemtsov – to prepare materials for the report and interview Russian officials.

Russia is a member of the Council of Europe and is obliged to contribute to the preparation of the report. And then Zingeris was “notified” by the Russian Foreign Ministry about the ban, without explanation.

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“If you are with us, then we are on the right way.” Engelina Tareyeva turns 95!


On May 30, Engelina Borisovna Tareyeva, a member of the Yabloko party, turns 95. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov congratulates her on the anniversary on behalf of the party:

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Yabloko Chairman demanded that the heads of the Moscow and the St. Petersburg police release the participants detained during one-person picketing

Press Release, 29.05.2020

Detention of Kirill Gontcharov. Photo by Novaya Gazeta

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an official appeal to the heads of the Moscow and the St. Petersburg departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a demand to release the detained participants of one-person picketing and stop the detentions.

“Exiting the isolation regime, accompanied by the resumption of construction projects and permission of walks, clearly indicates that a one-person picket does not threaten the health of citizens,” Rybakov noted in his statement.

The party Chairman also demands that police heads “ensure the constitutional right to freedom of expression”. According to the Supreme Court, a one-person picket does not represent a mass event that are prohibited during quarantine.

One-person pickets in support of the Novaya Gazeta journalist Ilya Azar, arrested for 15 days, continued in Moscow and St. Petersburg today.

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Freedom to Ilya Azar!

Statement by Yabloko Chairman, 28.05.2020

Photo: Ilya Azar picketing in front of the Moscow Interior Department on Petrovka street on May 26.

The Yabloko party is outraged by the unlawful prosecution of the journalist and Moscow municipal deputy Ilya Azar, who was sentenced by court to 15 days of administrative arrest for a one-person picket [such pickets do not require any permissions from the authorities] today.

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Housing for young people, resettlement of communal apartments and construction of metro. Boris Vishnevsky amended the law on adjusting the budget of St. Petersburg

Press Release, 27.05.2020

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, made three amendments to the law on adjusting the city’s budget for 2020.

Vishnevsky proposes to preserve the previously planned expenses for the programme Affordable Housing to Young People, which the Governor wants to reduce by a total of 2.9 billion roubles. The MP proposes to maintain the expenditure on the programme by reducing, among other things, expenses for holding mass events and subsides to the strongest sports teams, including Football Club Zenit, whose owners and sponsors can completely solve all the financial problems of the team.

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The conference of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko elected new governing bodies of the branch. Igor Pleshkov re-elected Chairman

Press Release, 28.05.2020

The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko held a conference, which elected the governing bodies of the party’s regional branch for the next two years. During the secret ballot, Igor Pleshkov was unanimously re-elected as Chairman. His deputies were Olga Ivanova and Yelena Voitekhovich. Olga Ivanova was also elected to the Federal Council of the party.

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The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko calls the regional authorities to support the regional ground electric transport companies

Press Release, 26.05.2020

Oleg Rodin, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, appealed to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, with a demand to include the MP Nizhegorodelectrotrans and MUP Express in Dzerzhinsk companies into the list of enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic that should receive aid from the government.

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The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan continues picketing against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 26.05.2020

The Tatarstan branch of the Yabloko party organised a protest action calling to turn down Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution. Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of the party, held a one-person picket [which does not require any permissions from the authorities). He is certain that since the government “deceived medical workers with additional payments promised by Putin, it will deceive citizens with amendments to the Constitution.”

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Yabloko appealed to Public Prosecutor General after more than 200 students were expelled from the Russian State Social Sciences University. One of the expelled is a member of Yabloko

An appeal by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, 27.05.2020

The Federal Bureau of Yabloko appealed to Public Prosecutor General of Russia after more than 200 students were unlawfully expelled from the Russian State Social Sciences University during the pandemic when they could not even appeal the decisions of the university management. One of the expelled students, Yegor Kurasin, is Yabloko’s activist.

Here comes the text of the appeal.

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Wisdom, experience and understanding of people. Anatoly Sidakov turns 80!

Press Release, 26.05.2020

May 26 marks the 80th anniversary of Anatoly Kazbekovich Sidakov, renowned Caucasian human rights defender, leader of the North Ossetian branch of the Yabloko party, and editor of the Mir Kavkazu (Peace to Caucasus) newspaper. Yabloko party’s Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the party, congratulate him on this anniversary.

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The Omsk branch of Yabloko calls the authorities for more carefully control of the amount of harmful substances in the vehicles exhaust gases

Press Release, 25.05.2020

Chair the Omsk Yabloko Tatyana Nagibina sent an appeal to President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Dmitry Kobylkin, and Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage. The leader of the regional branch of Yabloko calls the authorities to adopt measures for reduction of pollution of the Omsk air by vehicles exhaust gases.

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Yelena Dubrovina on the latest amendments to the electoral law: repression instead of reform

Specially for the web-site, 25.05.2020

On 20 May, 2020, the Federation Council [the upper chamber of the Russian parliament] approved three laws relating to the electoral process in the Russian Federation. All the three laws are repressive, toughly restrictive, and significantly impede the exercise of constitutional electoral rights of citizens. They facilitate creation of additional mechanisms for manipulating elections, preventing unwanted candidates to participate in the elections, both before and in the cause of election campaigns, as well as mechanisms to ensure the necessary voting results, that is, election fraud.

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Boris Vishnevsky prepared a draft decision of the St. Petersburg parliament on no confidence in Governor Beglov

Press Release, 22.05.2020

Photo: Governor Beglov and Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg

Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and the head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent to the Legal Department of the city parliament a draft decision on no confidence in Governor Alexander Beglov.

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The vicious circle of inaction

While federal and regional officials shift responsibility to each other, the estate of the Vasilchikovs and the Stroganovs in the village of Volyshovo has been perishing

Press Release, 20.05.2020

Photo: Here and below are the photos of the manor house of the Vasilchikovs-Stroganovs in the village of Volyshovo is perishing

In February 2020, Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko faction, sent an appeal to the Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov, asking him to conduct an extraordinary check on the fulfillment by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for State Property Management of their responsibilities to preserve and use the cultural heritage site of the federal importance – the ensemble of buildings of the Vasilchikovs and the Stroganovs estate located in the village of Volyshovo, the Porkhov district of the Pskov region, which is a unique monument of town-planning and architecture of the 1600s – 1800s.

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Emilia Slabunova: One should not be surprised at the quality of Russian education with such an attitude

The Karelian parliament did not support Yabloko’s proposal to compensate teachers for the cost of distance teaching 

Press Release, 22.05.2020

The legislative assembly of Karelia refused to support the appeal of the Yabloko faction to the head of the Russian government Mikhail Mishustin on the problems of the Russian education system in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, Yabloko’s deputies proposed an additional payment for teachers compensating them from the federal budget for additional costs of distance teaching and intensification of labour in the amount of an average teacher’s salary in Karelia.

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The Altai branch of Yabloko proposes to reallocate 37 million roubles of the Barnaul budget from holidays and souvenirs to support of citizens and business

Press Release, 21.05.2020

An expert group under the Bureau of the Yabloko party in the Altai Territory, headed by Andrei Tkachenko, discovered over 37 million roubles in the budget of Barnaul that the authorities of the regional capital had planned to spend on gifts and celebrations. The Altai branch of Yabloko suggested that the city authorities reallocate these funds to support citizens and businesses during the period of restrictive measures caused by the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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Anna Cherepanova appealed to the Investigative Committee, Public Prosecutor General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a demand to check the damage to the monument One Thousand Years of Russia with chemicals

Press Release, 20.05.2020

Anna Cherepanova, deputy of the Duma of Veliky Novgorod and Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, turned to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office, the Investigative Committee and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. She demands a check on the fact of damage to the monument One Thousand Years of Russia as a result of chemical treatment with a solution of chlorine.

“This is a display of extreme idiocy. The military from the chemical protection unit poured chlorine over the Novgorod symbol. What for? Why? For the sake of PR and a beautiful picture in the media, illustrating the process of disinfection of the city? ” the Chair of the Novgorod Yabloko is perplexed.

“Not only is this a completely meaningless action, but experts say that it has damaged the world famous monument. Then it should be qualified as vandalism with the corresponding legal consequences,” Anna Cherepanova says.

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Online conference on the situation with migrants in Russia during the pandemic

Press Release, 20.05.2020

On Tuesday, 19 May, the Social Democratic Faction of the Yabloko Party, Yabloko’s Gender Faction, and the Committee for Combating Xenophobia held an online conference “The situation with Migrants in Russia during the Pandemic”.

The situation with migrants has become much more complicated during the pandemic, and even removal of restrictions on work in a number of regions and a number of industries did not eliminate many of the difficulties.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre demanded to check the customer of the Social Monitoring tracing application for corruption

Previously, mass media pointed to indications of fraud in the tender

Press Release, 20.05.2020

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre demanded that the Investigative Committee check the heads of the State Public Institution Information City for a crime under Article 285 of the Criminal Code. According to mass media reports, before that the contractor in the development of the Social Monitoring tracing application had written the technical task for another tracing application for the Mayor’s Office which had been bought by the Mayor’s Office to control the builders in the Mayor’s Moscow renovation project (building new housing instead of pulled down houses built in 1960s).

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