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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

Archive for 'Без рубрики'

Life and politics do not end on July 1

Ivan Bolshakov on the results of the “All-Russia vote” on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments Facebook post by Ivan Bolshakov, 2.07.2020 A miracle has not happened and could not happen. Certainly, the results announced by the Central Electoral Commission have nothing to do with reality. The “All-Russian voting” was reduced to an absurd post-modern show humiliating […]

An insult to public intelligence. Grigory Yavlinsky on the “popular vote” on Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.06.2020 Photo: a voting station. A “popular vote” to amend the Constitution is like a rape. That is, it resembles coercing into something that you initially did not want and what should not have happened, and the longer and more persistently they persuade you, the more disgusting it becomes. Now people, even […]

Yabloko’s regional branches hold actions against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 29.06.2020 The Yabloko party has been conducting a nation-wide campaign against the “reset” of the presidential terms of Vladimir Putin. Members of the regional branches of the Yabloko party protest against the eternal rule of Vladimir Putin. The campaign Speak Up Against the Reset of Presidential Terms includes picketing, distribution of stickers and […]

The Levada Centre: Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution are more popular among Russians than Putin’s amendments

Press Release, 21.06.2020 Photo 1 If there was an alternative vote, only a quarter of Russians (25%) would support the amendments of President Vladimir Putin. These are the data of a sociological survey conducted by the Levada Centre on the request of Yabloko from June 11 to 17. The survey involved 1,516 people over 18 […]

Public Constitutional Council proposed to Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote on Constitution amendments and make it alternative

23.06.2020 Open address to the President of the Russian Federation Respected Mr. President, A nationwide representative opinion poll conducted by the Levada Centre a few days ago shows that 28% of Russian citizens are ready to vote for the package of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation – the Constitution of Free People […]

Not only the “reset” of the presidential terms

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.06.2020 The action of the authorities to amend the Constitution of Russia has approached the finish line. Both in terms of content and form, the amendments proposed by Putin to the Basic Law of the country, as well as the so-called “popular vote” are, as is well known already, unlawful (see the […]

The authorities hinder the Saratov branch of Yabloko to freely disseminate information about the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 25.06.2020 More than five advertising agencies refused to place Yabloko’s banners with a slogan I AM AGAINST THE RESET [OF PRESIDENTIAL TERMS] because of “fear of the city administration”. The companies are afraid to lose the bid for the right to placement of advertising structures. This was stated by the manager of the […]

The Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by Yelena Dubrovina “Why we should not vote for the amendments to the Constitution?”

Press Release, 22.06.2020 An online lecture by Yelena Dubrovina, lawyer and member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, will be held at Yabloko’s Party University. The lecture will be held on the Zoom platform on June 23, beginning at 16.00.

The ECHR communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko on contestation of the results of the 2016 elections to the regional parliament

Press Release, 22.06.2020 Photo: Anna Cherepanova on a single picket. On June 11, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party in the case of contestation of the results of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma in 2016. Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch […]

Activists protecting the Kamenny Bor park from building-up and supported by Yabloko won the case in the Supreme Court of Karelia

Press Release, 19.06.2020 The Supreme Court of Karelia satisfied the claim of Olga Tuzhikova, Ilya Shkvarin and Valery Alekseev, the residents of the capital of Karelia Petrozavodsk, to the city administration, who demanded that the change of the status of part of the territory of the Kamenny Bor park (where the construction of a kindergarten […]

The democratic opposition supported the nomination of Yabloko’s Alexander Lazutin as a candidate for Governor of the Kostroma region

Press Release, 17.06.2020 The Kostroma regional branch of Yabloko, the environmental movement For Life, and the public organisation People’s Power decided to support the nomination of Alexander Lazutin, Chairman of the Kostroma regional branch of Yabloko and Director General of Shunga agricultural enterprise, as a candidate for the gubernatorial elections that will be held in […]

Yelena Dubrovina: The new law on the population register violates basic constitutional rights of citizens

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 17.06.2020 Photo: Yelena Dubrovina The Centre for Legislative Initiatives of the Yabloko party prepared an expert opinion on the federal law “On the Unified Federal Information Register Containing Information on the Population of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter referred to as the Law “On the Register”), which has recently entered […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the Central Electoral Commission and the Public Prosecutor’s Office to check on the coercion of state employees to take absentee voting certificates to vote for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 15.06.2020 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent appeals to the Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central electoral Commission, and Sergei Litvinenko, Public Prosecutor of St.Petersburg. Vishnevsky asked them to investigate into the situation of mass-scale coercion of […]

The Yabloko in Kalmykia held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina

Press Release, 8.06.2020 Colleagues of Larissa Yudina, members of the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina, opposition journalist, human rights activist, politician and Co-Chair of the Yabloko branch in Kalmykia.

The disaster in Norilsk; the unlearned lessons of Chernobyl

We demand resignation of those responsible for concealing information and introduce systemic changes in the field of environmental protection Statement by the Yabloko party, 4.06.2020 The large-scale disaster which happened with the spill of oil products at Thermal Power Plant No 3 of the city of Norilsk on May 29 demonstrates the fragility and inefficiency […]

After Lockdown

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.05.2020 CONTEXT. OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO The problems facing the world after the COVID-19 pandemic will have two key aspects: medical and political-economic. In the case of the first issue, everything is more or less comprehensible. No mass vaccination, and no mass use of truly effective medicines is anticipated in the near future (if […]

In Kazan, police detained Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan Ruslan Zinatullin

Press Release, 3.06.2020 In Kazan, police detained Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan Ruslan Zinatullin. They want to bring him to administrative responsibility for a series of single pickets against mandatory army conscription, which he held by two regional military registration and enlistment offices on 15 May, the International Day of Conscientious Military Objectors.

ALDE Party President concerned about latest arrests in Russia

02/06/2020 Commenting on the latest arrests in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen said: “I am very concerned that prominent journalists and activists are being arrested for exercising the right to peaceful assembly and for protesting against the restrictions and curbs of freedoms of speech that have been introduced in Russia under the […]

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 […]

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 […]