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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

The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko went on a picket for the abolition of unconstitutional restrictions on pickets and rallies

Press Release, 29.11.2019

A picket was held by the entrance to the Kaliningrad Regional Duma, which in 2012 imposed restrictions on the holding of peaceful meetings. Its organiser was the regional branch of the Yabloko party and Yabloko managed to get a permission from the authorities for this picket. Earlier Yabloko had submitted relevant appeals to the regional parliament and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Kaliningrad region.

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The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko will hold a round table on domestic violence

Press Release, 29.11.2019

The regional branch of the Yabloko party will hold a round table on prevention of domestic violence in Russia in Kazan on 30 November.

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An academic conference on political reprisals in Russia was held at the Samara branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 29.11.2019

On 24 November, an academic conference on political reprisals in Russia was organised by the Samara regional branch of the Yabloko party.

The reports were made by candidate of historical sciences Stanislav Repinetsky, members of the Yabloko party, candidates of historical sciences Igor Nefedov and Sergey Tselikov. At the end of the event, Nikita Mikhalenko, member of the board of the Samara branch of Yabloko, also made a report.

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The Yabloko faction in Moscow City Duma: Stop repressions against the Anti-Corruption Fund!

Statement by the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, 29.11.2019

Searches have been going on throughout the country at the offices of the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK) for several months already. The equipment and property of the organisation are seized, employees are summoned for endless interrogations. It is clear that such actions by the authorities are politically motivated and aim to paralyse the activities of the organisation that they do not like. Harassment of FBK employees and supporters, confusing charges of laundering funds with extremely vague wordings, adding the organisation to the list of “foreign agents” on the basis of two transfers of two private individuals, endless searches and detention of everyone associated with the activities of this organisation  – all this represent recognisable actions, the familiar handwriting of frightened and disoriented security officials. All this is a continuation of reprisals, the path of which the authorities took this summer.

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Nikolai Rybakov: “The authorities behave like a skilful cheater”

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, came to discuss Yabloko’s further development strategy in the Kamchatka Territory and communicate with supporters, party members and civic activists of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

AiF at Kamchatka, 28.11.2019

Real politics emerges on the [Kamchatka] peninsula

– Where our party comes, there real politics emerges. Because it is a real alternative. We can say that this is a marker of a healthy political life in the region. The party always leads a political discussion and struggle for power taking into account our values. The party’s election success this year is a sign that there is a request for real political forces in the country.

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The administration of the Russian Social Sciences University canceled the meeting of Yabloko’s Moscow MP Maxim Kruglov with students. The rector of the university lost the election to Kruglov

Press Release, 28.11.2019

The administration of the Russian State Social Sciences University canceled the meeting of Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, with students. Kruglov wrote about this on his Facebook page.

The meeting was to be held this afternoon in the main building of the Russian State State Social Sciences University at the initiative of the student scientific society of the university. The organisers got a permission for the meeting at the dean’s office.

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Emilia Slabunova on the voting of for Yabloko’s amendments for draft budget of Karelia in the Karelian parliament: the ruling United Russia party manages the budget not in the interests of voters

Press Release, 28.11.2019

Today, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia did not support amendments of the Yabloko faction to the draft budget of the Republic of Karelia for 2020. The bill was examined in the second reading.

“The behaviour of the deputies clearly demonstrates that they understand the importance and necessity of our amendments, but at the same time they bring up inconsistent arguments, they dodge as best they can in order to block the amendments. They constantly turn to the government with a request to express the position of the executive branch, that is, they demonstrate their helplessness. They say that local authorities did not apply to them on this issue. At the same time, according to other amendments based on requests from the local authorities, they also vote “against” if they have made such a political decision,” that is how Emilia Slabunova, the author of the amendments and Chair of Yabloko, assesses the actions of Karelian parliamentarians.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko will open a local party branch and a branch of the Deputy’s School in Magnitogorsk

Press Release, 28.11.2019

On Saturday, November 30, the first meeting of the Magnitogorsk local branch of the Yabloko party will take place in Magnitogorsk. The meeting will elect the Chairperson of the Magnitogorsk branch of the party, deputy chairs and members of the local Council. A meeting-lecture for those wishing to become candidates for deputies, interviews for those wishing to join the party, as well as registration of supporters will take place during the event.

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The Executive Committee of Liberal International adopted a resolution on “Free political prisoners in Russia and ensure free and fair elections”

Press Release, 28.11.2019

The 203rd Executive Committee meeting of Liberal International (LI) in Fès, Morocco, on November 22-24, 2019, adopted a resolution “Free political prisoners in Russia and ensure free and fair elections”. The Executive Committee joined together 80 delegates and guests from 32 LI member parties.

The resolution was submitted by the Liberal International full member party Yabloko. Yabloko has been member of Liberal International – the association of world liberals – since 1998.

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“This is a peope’s budget.” Emilia Slabunova presented amendments to the budget of Karelia for 2020

Press Release, 27.11.2019

Today, Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair and an MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, presented to the profile committee of the Karelian parliament amendments to the draft budget of the republic for 2020.

Yabloko’s amendments propose to allocate 140 million roubles for the purchase of a kindergarten in the Petrozavodsk district Drevlyanka-8, 30 million roubles for the capital repairs of healthcare facilities, 10 million roubles to make state institutions of the republic convenient for people with disabilities, 125 million roubles as a subsidy to Petrozavodsk for the purchase of trolley buses, 2 million roubles for the acquisition of book funds and connecting libraries to the Internet, 2 million roubles for the purchase of sports equipment and the inventory for sports organisations and preparation of a sports reserve for the national teams of Russia respectively, 14 million roubles as a subsidy to the administration of the Petrozavodsk city district for the purchase of housing for those who are in the queue for housing in the priority order.

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The Moscow Mayor’s Office took into account six of the 22 amendments of Yabloko to the draft budget of Moscow for 2020

Press Release, 26.11.2019

Formally, Yelena Zyabbarova, head of the Moscow Finance Department, proposed to reject all the amendments of both the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and its deputies, however, in fact, two amendments to the faction and four amendments of deputy Sergei Mitrokhin were nevertheless taken into account.

Thus, the amount allotted to benefits and payments to families with children, as well as payments to “children of war” (people born from 01.01.1928 to 09.03.1945) will be increased by almost 2.5 billion roubles, which was proposed by the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and Sergei Mitrokhin in his amendments.

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Yabloko supported the action demanding the adoption of a law on domestic violence

Press Release, 26.11.2019

On the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, a mass picket was held in Moscow demanding the adoption of the law on domestic violence. Activists of the Yabloko party, including its Gender fraction, took part in the action.

Photo: Kirill Goncharov and Galina Mikhaleva

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“Smile and bear it”. The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan organised an action in support of the law on the prevention of domestic violence

Press Release, 25.11.2019

On 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, supporters of the Yabloko party held an action in the centre of Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, in support of the law on prevention of domestic violence in Russia.

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The Yabloko party to open its branch in Kamchatka, after a ten-year break in functioning of the party in the region

Nikolai Rybakov will come to the election of the head of the regional branch of the party

Press Release, 22.11.2019

On Saturday, 23 November, elections will be held for the post of chairperson of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchtaka. The party branch will resume its work after a ten-year break in functioning of the party in the region. This will be the 78th branch of the party in Russia. From nowon, Yabloko will have regional branches in 78 out of total 85 Russian regions.

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Court returns to Yabloko a mandate stolen through fraud in St.Petersburg municipal elections of 8 September

Press Release, 22.11.2019

The Vasileostrovsky District Court of St.Petersburg partially upheld the lawsuit filed by Ivan Starikov, Yabloko’s candidate to municipal deputies of Municipal District No. 7 of St.Petersburg. The court returned Starikov the mandate stolen by fraud.

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Yabloko appealed to the law enforcement because of threats to the family of Konstantin Kiselyov, leader of the Yabloko faction in the City Duma of Yekaterinburg

Press Release, 21.11.2019

Chair of the Yabloko party Emilia Slabunova appealed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Public Prosecutor of the Sverdlovsk region in connection with threats to the family and the assistant of Konstantin Kiselyov, Chairman of the Yabloko faction in the Yekaterinburg City Duma.

“Due to the high public importance of the case, we are asking you to take the investigation under your personal control in order to ensure the most transparent investigation, identify those responsible and subsequently impose a fair sentence on them,” the appeal runs.

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The Constitutional Court accepted for examination the complaint of the Yabloko member on the principle of “either the Central Electoral Commission or the court” in resolving disputes in elections

Press Release, 21.11.2019

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation accepted the appeal of Anastasia Bryukhanova, member of the Yabloko party, who disputes the principle of “either the Central Electoral Commission or the court” in resolving disputes in elections.

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Relatives of Konstantin Kiselyov, Chairman of the Yabloko Faction in the City Council of Yekaterinburg, are threatened with murder

Press Release, 21.11.2019

The wife, the mother-in-law and the assistant to Konstantin Kiselyov, deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Council and Chairman of the Yabloko faction, received threats with murder. On November 20, relatives and the deputy’s assistant were called from a telephone number unfamiliar to them and were threatened with murder and violence against children. The leaders of the Yabloko party are preparing appeals to law enforcement agencies.

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Yabloko continues to fight for reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere

Press Release, 19.11.2019

Photo: Tatyana Nagibina

Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the Omsk Yabloko, took part in public hearings on the construction of a delayed coking unit on the territory of the North-West industrial hub. The hearings were initiated by AO Gazpromneft-ONPZ. There were many silent students among the participants in the public hearings.

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Yabloko to take part in the election of deputies of the Kemerovo municipal district

Press Release, 19.11.2019

Four candidates nominated by the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko received registration for the election of deputies to the Council of the Kemerovo municipal district of the first convocation in single-member constituencies.

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