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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 'Elections'

Candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma from Yabloko will give a briefing for journalists before submitting signatures to electoral commissions

Press Release, 5.07.2019 On Saturday, 6 July, Yabloko candidates for the Moscow City Duma will hold a briefing on the progress of the subscription campaign and answer journalists’ questions in the central headquarters of Yabloko (Pyatnitskaya, 31 bldg. 2). The briefing starts at 11:00.

The team of the Tula branch of Yabloko ready to run for the City Duma elections

Emilia Slabunova came to support the party’s candidates to the City Duma Press Release, 4.07.2019 The Tula branch of Yabloko nominated a list of candidates to run in the City Duma elections. It includes 20 candidates sharing democratic values. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova came to support the team of the regional branch.

St.Petersburg electoral commissions refuse to register Yabloko candidates for municipal elections

Press Release, 4.07.2019 Electoral commissions of several municipal districts of St. Petersburg refused to register Yabloko candidates for municipal deputies.

Boris Vishnevsky: I was not registered in the gubernatorial election, because I am dangerous for acting Governor Beglov

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 2.07.2019 Dear friends, I sincerely thank everyone who supported my participation in the election of the Governor of St. Petersburg. I have been travelling around 84 of the 111 municipalities for three weeks after my nomination by the Yabloko conference. In each of them, I handed my personal letter to each […]

Yabloko complained to the Central Electoral Commission and the Investigative Committee for the fraud during collection of voters’ signatures in support of nomination of acting Governor of St.Petersburg Alexander Beglov

Press Release, 28.06.2019 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova sent a complaint to the Central Electoral Commission about fraud in collecting signatures in support of acting Governor of St.Petersburg Alexander Beglov, who intents to run as candidate for Governor of St. Petersburg in the forthcoming election. Slabunova also asked the Investigative Committee to conduct an inspection of […]

Yabloko Chairperson demands to bring to criminal responsibility those involved in the non-admission of opposition candidates for elections in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 30.06.2019 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova demanded that law enforcement agencies initiate a criminal case under article 141 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the fact of obstructing the exercise of electoral rights of candidates for deputies of the St. Petersburg municipality Yekateringofsky, and immediately release candidate from Yabloko Fyodor Gorozhanko, […]

Yabloko nominated 547 candidates to run for deputies in 85 municipal councils of St. Petersburg, and nomination goes on

Press Release, 26.06.2019 The Conference of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko nominated 547 candidates for deputies of municipal councils in 85 of the city’s total 109 municipalities. The final number of candidates will be even larger, since the election headquarters still receive applications from potential candidates.

Nikolai Rybakov: Yabloko will help to collect signatures to all independent democratic candidates so that could register in the election race

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 27.06.2019 On the threashold of the Moscow City Duma elections, many again began to discuss the everlasting topic of the Russian politics – the “inability of the opposition to unite” and the intra-specific struggle of democrats hindering the common cause. In my opinion, there is no point to grieve about this: […]

Yabloko submitted documents to the Moscow Electoral Commission on nomination of party’s candidates to run in the Moscow parliamentary election

Press Release, 10.06.2019 Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Valery Goryachev, Executive Secretary of the Party Bureau, submitted documents to the Moscow Electoral Commission on nomination of party’s candidates to run in the elections to the Moscow City Duma.

Yabloko nominated Yaroslav Shcherbakov to run for Governor of the Chelyabinsk region

Press Release, 17.06.2019 On 15 June, the conference of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko nominated Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the regional branch, as a candidate for the post of Governor of the Chelyabinsk region. In accordance with the law, the nomination of Shcherbakov was agreed upon by the Executive Committee of the Bureau of the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The dispersal of the May Day demonstration showed how the situation in St.Petersburg will develop if Mr.Beglov is elected Governor

Echo Moskvi in St. Petersburg radio station, 13.06.2019 On 12 June, Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of Yabloko and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the party, spoke on the Echo Moskvi in St. Petersburg radio station about the party’s participation in the upcoming gubernatorial and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, as well as of the party’s […]

Boris Vishnevsky submitted documents for registration as candidate in the St. Petersburg gubernatorial election

Press Release, 6.06.2019 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, submitted to the St.Petersburg Electoral Commission documents required for his registration as candidate in the St. Petersburg gubernatorial election.

Grigory Yavlinsky to meet with new Yabloko members in Moscow

Press Release, 4.06.2019 On Thursday, 6 June, Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky will meet with new Yabloko members in the Moscow office of Yabloko. The meeting will be held as part of the #MakeYourVoiceLouder campaign. The Yabloko party has been conducting this campaign since February 2019. Over the past months, thousands of people have joined Yabloko […]

Remote electronic voting provide more opportunities for fraud

Yabloko Bureau statement, 30.05.2019 Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law “On conducting an experiment on the organisation and implementation of remote electronic voting at the elections of deputies of the Moscow City Duma of the seventh convocation”. The proposed system of remote electronic voting is a “black box”, which does not allow for […]

Anna Cherepanova submitted to the Veliky Novgorod parliament a bill on the direct election of the head of the city and heads of municipal districts

Press Release, 24.05.2019 The bill on the direct election of the heads of Novgorod and heads of municipal districts was submitted to the Duma of Veliky Novgorod by Anna Cherepanova, MP of the Veliky Novgorod Duma and Chair of the Novgorod Yabloko. A similar bill was also submitted by the deputies of the Duma of […]

An Opponent’s View

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.04.2019 Grigory Yavlinsky’s book The Putin System has been published by Columbia University Press, New York. How power works in present-day Russia, how Vladimir Putin came to power and maintains his rule for over 20 years — these questions are often misunderstood and the answers remain opaque. In The Putin System, Russian […]

Nikolai Rybakov on the government’s experiment at the forthcoming Moscow City Duma elections: “Electronic voting will worsen the situation with people’s confidence in the elections”

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 29.04.2019 Today, the Moscow City Duma adopted in first reading a draft law on electronic voting at the elections of Moscow deputies. We are categorically opposed to the introduction [of the law], because it will only worsen the situation with people’s confidence in the elections.

Nikolay Rybakov will meet with the democratic public in Kemerovo

Press Release, 25.04.2019 On 26 April, Friday, Nikolai Rybakov, politician, environmentalist, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, will arrive in Kemerovo. During the visit, Rybakov will meet with members and supporters of the party, as well as with urban environmental activists.

The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan was one of the initiators of the republican referendum on garbage landfill facilities

Press Release, 25.04.2019 A meeting of the initiative group on holding a referendum in Tatarstan on the need to hold local referendums in the constructing waste management facilities with a capacity of more than 40,000 tons per year was held by the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan. The initiative group included twenty-five residents of the Republic […]

A round table “For Decent Medicine” held by the Yabloko branch in Chuvashia

Press Release, 25.04.2019 A round table discussion on the problems of the Russian health care system was held in the office of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Chuvashia. Basing on the results of the discussion, representatives of political parties and public associations of Chuvashia adopted a resolution “For Decent Medicine”, which was […]