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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

Lev Shlosberg published a package of bills “on disrespect of authorities to the people” in response to the government’s law “On disrespect for authorities”

Shlosberg’s draft laws envisage for public persons fines up to 1 million roubles, compulsory community service up to 200 hours, or administrative arrest of up to 30 days

Press Release, 9.04.2019

Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov regional parliament, head of the Yabloko branch in the Pskov region and member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, published the texts of a package of bills “On disrespect of authorities to the people”, which he plans to submit to the State Duma through the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies. The legislative initiatives of Lev Schlosberg were developed jointly with Yabloko lawyers in in response to the government’s law “On disrespect for authorities”, also known as the “Senator Klishas’ law”.

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Representative of the Russian intelligencia, intellectual and encyclopedist. Alexei Melnikov turns 55

Greetings from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky


Alexei Melnikov, economist, columnist and member of the Yabloko party turns 55 on 8 April. Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the party, and Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee, congratulate him on this anniversary:

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The organiser of the Arkhangelsk anti-garbage rally from Yabloko arrested for three days

Press Release, 8.04.2019

On the evening of 7 April, the court of the Lomonosovsky district of Arkhangelsk arrested Yury Chesnokov, one of the organisers of the anti-garbage rally in Arkhangelsk  and member of the Yabloko party, for three days.

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The Omsk branch of Yabloko participated in a rally for observance of the Constitution and resignation of the Russian government

Press Release, 9.04.2019

The Omsk Public City Council, which the regional branch of the Yabloko party is a member of, held a rally for observance of the Constitution and resignation of the Russian government.

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The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko met the militarist propaganda train of the Ministry of Defense with anti-war pickets

Press Release, 8.04.2019

On 6 April, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko organised an antiwar picket. The action was a response to the arrival of the government’s propaganda train “The Syrian Turning Point”, which goes across Russia demonstrating trophy military equipment from Syria.

According to the organisers of the picket, on the day the train stops in Novosibirsk, the picketers should again remind to the Russian leadership of the inadmissibility of an aggressive foreign policy.

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Yelena Dubrovina: “Remote voting is a ready-made tool for total control over voting”

Press Release, 5.04.2019

Yelena Dubrovina, head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives and  member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, gave a very negative assessment to the planned introduction of remote voting in elections to the Moscow City Duma – a bill to conduct such an experiment was considered at a meeting of the Moscow Electoral Commission on 2 April.

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Yabloko to Prime Minister Medvedev: We need to develop a programme to identify diseases related to unfavourable environmental situation

Press Release, 4.04.2019

Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, offered to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to set up a state programme to identify diseases related to unfavourable environmental situation.

According to Slabunova, the data on these diseases will ensure truly sustainable development of the territories, adequate goals and objectives for the health care system, as well as help to predict the development of the demographic situation.

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The Council of Europe for the first time developed an international legal instrument to fight sexism

Press Release, 3.04.2019

The Gender Faction of the Yabloko party welcomes the recommendation on combatting sexism, which has been just adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The recommendation notes that states should intensify their fight against sexism in all spheres of life.

In response to the recent #MeToo campaign, other recent events, and actions that have focused attention on the unrelenting sexism in society, the CE Committee of Ministers adopted the Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism, which for the first time includes the definition of sexism.

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Sewerage, state-owned corporations and national projects

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 3.04.2019

Every fifth family in Russia does not have access to a centralised sewage system. But neither the government nor the regional authorities are going to do anything about it. Why? Simply because if they allocate money for sewage, they really have to build it, because sewage has specific consumers – millions of people all over Russia, and they will definitely ask about it. But they are always eager to give Rosneft 400 billion roubles for development of Arctic oil deposits (although the volume of oil reserves in the permafrost has not even been confirmed) or Rostech [the Russian technological corporation for facilitation of development of highly technological products] “the amount that is not to be disclosed”, or [funding] creation of a Russian equivalent of Skype. Because the real costs of these state-owned corporations cannot be checked and, probably, only Igor Sechin [head of Rosneft] and Sergei Chemezov [head of Rostech] know the real cost of their developments.

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Emilia Slabunova spoke at the congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants

Press Release, 30.03.2019

Chairperson of the Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, spoke today at the 6th Congress of the Russian  Association of Political Consultants. The politician took part in the discussion on the topic “A New Period for Political Parties”.

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Yabloko’s branch in Kalmykia gave negative assessment to regional officials at a rally dedicated to the Constitution of the Republic

Press Release, 1.04.2019

On 30 March, the Kalmyk regional branch of the Yabloko party held a rally dedicated to the Constitution (the Steppe Code) of the Republic of Kalmykia. The rally discussed not only the problems of the Constitution of the Republic of Kalmykia, but also a wide range of issues related to the basic law of Kalmykia: what rights and powers are provided by the Constitution and how they are implemented in practice.

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Political Love Story

Grigory Yavlinsky on the results of the investigation of Russia’s interference into the US elections

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.03.2019

The investigation by Robert Muller, Special Counsel [of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections] ended without charge or justification. Robert Muller did not find evidence of Donald Trump’s collusion with Vladimir Putin in the 2016 presidential election. Obviously, Muller was looking for some documents, testimony, contacts, evidence of direct agreements with Trump or his assistants about the interaction, playing the pass, carrying out some election campaign “special operations”… And he did not find anything like that.

This is not surprising.

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Police searched the office of the Moscow branch of Yabloko for extremist literature

Press Release, 27.03.2019

The police withdrew samples of campaign materials from the office of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party (Pyatnitskaya 28, Moscow) and intends to check them for extremism.

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Nikolai Rybakov on in the persecution of the Moscow branch of Yabloko

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 27.03.2019

Today, we have two news related to the prosecution of our party. I will start with the good one:

  1. The criminal case against Lev Shlosberg [MP of the Pskov Region parliament and head of the Yabloko branch in Pskov] and the Pskov Yabloko was closed due to the absence of corpus delicti.
  2. Today, police officers from the criminal investigation department came to the office of the Moscow Yabloko after receiving an anonymous call on alleged presence of extremist literature [in the Moscow Yabloko office]. The police took samples of campaign materials, now they will be checked for extremism. I would like to say to the law enforcement bodies: do your profile work in catching criminals (alas, there is a lot of it in Russia) instead of distracting members of a registered party from their work.


Why did people came out on a rally?

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 27.03.2019

Why did people came out on a rally?

Because they protect their right to vote.

This year, the head of Ingushetia proposed to make such amendments to the constitutional law on referendum so that the republic’s leadership could solve the issues of the region’s borders without the consent of its residents.

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Only the Yabloko party supported the protest of thousands of residents of Ingushetia

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, spoke at the rally in Magas

Press Release, 26.03.2019

A rally against amendments to the constitutional law on referendum is held in the city of Magas, the capital of the Republic of Igushetia, today.  If the amendments are adopted, this will allow the leadership of the republic to resolve issues of the region’s borders without consent of the residents of Ingushetia.

About 20,000 participants, which makes up a seventh part of the total adult population of the Republic, have gathered today in the central city square. According to Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, who arrived in Magas to support the peaceful civil protest, a small town with a population of less than 9,000 people was completely filled by cars, as people from all over the Republic came to participate in the rally.

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“Golden Pen 2018”Award: Yabloko’s Lina Zernova won the special prize “For High Quality of Journalistic Work”

Press Release, 25.03.2019

The ceremony of the “Golden Pen – 2018” award for journalists took place in St. Petersburg.

Lina Zernova, member of Yabloko St. Petersburg and Co-Chair of the Guild of Environmental Journalists of the Union of Journalists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, won the special prize of the for High Quality Journalistic Work.

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A rally “Free Elections for St. Petersburg!” took place in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 25.03.2019

A mass rally “Free Elections for St. Petersburg!” was held in St. Petersburg on 24 March. The rally was timed to the 30th anniversary of the first free elections to the Supreme Soviet [parliament] of the USSR. Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky was a co-anchor of the rally.

About 800 people – members and supporters of political parties, representatives of public organisations and citizens – came this day to Lenin Square to remember that once elections were really free.

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Live Without Fear

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.03.2019

Жить без страха

На двадцатом году правления Путина понимание свободы в России довели до обсуждения наказания за посты и лайки в интернете. Но что такое настоящая свобода? А это в первую очередь жизнь без страха: – когда люди не боятся полиции, Росгвардии и ФСБ; – когда люди не боятся, что у них "отожмут" бизнес; – когда люди не боятся строить как дольщики себе жилье, не боятся попасть под какую-нибудь «реновацию», не боятся, что их семью выкинут из квартиры по чьему-то абсурдному решению;- когда люди не боятся, что у них не хватит денег дать образование детям; – когда люди не боятся, что их пожилые родители останутся без пенсий и лекарств.Свобода — это жизнь без страха. А жизнь без страха является основой для творчества, и в ХХI веке это единственный реальный путь в будущее. Это и есть созидание будущего своей страны: когда люди знают и уверены, что у них в их собственной стране есть неотъемлемые права, есть независимый от властей суд, который защитит их от произвола, есть одинаковые для всех законы, а государство, которое они содержат на свои налоги, работает прежде всего в их интересах. Да, это труднодостижимая цель, в мире мало стран, где этого удалось в значительной мере добиться. Но именно к этому нужно стремиться, и, без всякого сомнения, в России можно это достичь. Объединяйтесь. Громче голос!

Posted by Григорий Явлинский on Pühapäev, 24. märts 2019

In the twentieth year of Putin’s rule, an understanding of freedom in Russia was reduced to the discussion of punishment for posts and likes on the Internet. But what is real freedom? This is primarily life without fear:

– when people are not afraid of the police, the National Guard (Rosgvardia) and the Federal Security Service (FSB);

– when people are not afraid that their business will be taken away from them;

– when people are not afraid to build housing for themselves like equity holders, when they are not afraid to get under some kind of “renovation”, when they are not afraid that their family will be thrown out of the apartment due to someone else’s absurd decision;

– when people are not afraid that they do not have enough money to educate their children;

– when people are not afraid that their elderly parents will be left without pensions and medicines.

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Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, will speak at a rally in Magas, Ingushetia, against the new version of the law on referendum in Ingushetia

Press Release, 25.03.2019


Tomorrow, 26 March, a rally will be held in the city of Magas, the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, on the issue of preserving the territorial integrity of the Republic. Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, will speak at the rally.

Residents of Ingushetia are outraged by the desire of the National Assembly – the legislative body of the Republic – to adopt a new wording of the constitutional law on referendum, which will allow to solve the problems of the region’s borders without the consent of its residents.

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