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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

Yabloko Chairman supported the initiative of Perm residents to rename Zemlyachka Square in honor of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 5.03.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Dmitry Makhonin, acting Governor of the Perm Territory, as well as the Dmitry Samoilov, Mayor of Perm, with a proposal to rename the square of Rosalia Zemlyachka to Boris Nemtsov Square.

Earlier, participants of the Perm rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov, which was held on February 29, made a similar proposal.

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Democrats of the Altai Territory, Unite!

Statement by the Bureau of the Regional Council of Altai branch of Yabloko, 5.03.2020

Russia is experiencing a political crisis associated with an attempt to change the spirit and letter of the Constitution, growth of reprisals in the country, [all this] against the backdrop of ongoing foreign policy adventurism (in eastern Ukraine and Syria) and stagnation in the economy. The social consequences of this are most noticeable in the regions subsidized from the state budget, such as the Altai Territory, where real incomes of the population have been falling for the seventh year.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Putin is paving the way for creation of a totalitarian state in Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.03.2020

The President submitted to the State Duma a package of his amendments to the Constitution. In a week, the presidential amendments will be approved by the deputies, then by the Federation Council and regional legislative assemblies, and on 22 April they will be supported by a majority in the All-Russian plebiscite.

Video: Speech by Grigory Yavlinsky at a meeting of the Public Constitutional Council, February 2020

However, Putin’s amendments are aimed at consolidating of a fundamentally different concept of the Russian state in the Basic Law of the country. Instead of the democratic socially oriented state stipulated by the current Constitution, an unlawful model of a closed nomenclature-bureaucratic corporate state of a mafia type with the ideology of demagogic patriotism is unlawfully imposed on the country.

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The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko rallied against overcharged fees for heating

Press Release, 3.03.2020

On 29 February, the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko took part in a rally of Ufa residents against unreasonably high prices for heating. Over 500 people took part in the action.

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Yabloko proposed to the authorities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl and Sochi to immortalise the name of Nemtsov in urban toponymy

Press Release, 3.03.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent appeals to the Mayors of Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl and Sochi, as well as to the Governors of St. Petersburg, the Nizhny Novgorod and Yaroslavl regions and the Krasnodar Territory with a proposal to give one of the objects in these cities the name of Boris Nemtsov.

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Yabloko proposes to fix in the Constitution prohibition of mercenarism, as well as abolishing of a сonscript army

Press Release, 2.03.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent a package of Yabloko amendments to the Constitution to the President, Speakers of the State Duma and the Federation Council, as well as to the heads of relevant committees of both houses of the parliament. It included four bills that the party had previously submitted through regional legislative assemblies, as well as two new laws on constitutional amendments regarding prohibition of mercenarism and the transition to a contract army, and fixing in the Constitution that torture is a grave crime.

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Yabloko launches a special web-site to test the amendments to the Russian Constitution on the Internet

Press Release, 28.02.2020

The Public Constitutional Council and the Yabloko party launched the web-site, where one can take a test and find out whose amendments to the Constitution are better for one: those by President Putin or representatives of civil society.

The test consists of 15 pairs of cards with 15 amendments on the following topics: the powers and terms of office of the President, the structure of the state bodies of power, formation and resignation of the government, appointment of Prime Minister, formation of the Federation Council and the Constitutional Court, appointment of judges, role of international law, court jurors and liability for torture.

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Grigory Yavlinsky, “I have bailed and am bailing for Konstantin Kotov. Freedom to all political prisoners!”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 2.03.2020

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky holding a placard “Freedom to Kotov!”

The court of cassation has overturned the sentence to Konstantin Kotov [political prisoner of the Moscow “riots” case], the case was sent for revision, and Kotov was sent to a pre-trial detention centre for two months. Kotov did not commit any crime. A sentence of four years in a penal colony is unlawful.  “I have bailed and am bailing for Konstantin Kotov. Freedom to all political prisoners!

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A man of conscience, truth, dignity and protection of human rights. Sergei Kovalyov turns 90!

Press Release, 02.03.2020

Today, Sergei Adamovich Kovalyov, legendary Soviet and Russian human rights activist and member of the Yabloko party, celebrates his 90th birthday.

A dissident, political prisoner, State Duma deputy, one of the authors of the Second Chapter of the Constitution dealing with human rights and freedoms, the first Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia – these are the main, but not all, facts of his impressive biography.

We are grateful to Sergei Kovalyov that he was with our party during all the years that were difficult for Yabloko, and in 2006 he became full member of the party and Co-Chair of the Yabloko Human Rights Faction. Until 2019, he was a member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee.

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Yabloko at the March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 2.03.2020

The Yabloko party participated in the actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov in many cities of Russia. Yabloko activists and supporters marched, picketed and rallied in Moscow St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, Barnaul, Veliky Novgorod, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Oryol, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Tambov, Tomsk, Ufa, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk , Elista and Yaroslavl. Also members and supporters of Yabloko participated in the actions in memory of slain Russian politician abroad.

Politician and statesman Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin in Moscow on February 27, 2015. Yabloko places political responsibility for the murder on President Vladimir Putin.

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“The best constitutional amendment is Putin’s resignation.” Yabloko took part in the March in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 29.02.2020

More than 22,000 people took part in the Boris Nemtsov March, an action in memory of slain Putin opponent, which took place in Moscow from Strastnoy Boulevard to Academician Sakharov Prospect today. The Yabloko party formed its own column headed by the party leaders who carried a banner with the slogan “Fight for the Constitution of Freedom!”

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Yabloko leaders participated in the March in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Facebook post by Nikolai Rybakov, 29.02.2020

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Chairman: Together with Emilia Slabunova, Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, – all Yabloko Chairpersons are leading thr oarty column at the March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov today.

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The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko will challenge in court the refusal of the city authorities to give a permission to a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 28.02.2020

Yevgeny Artemyev, Chairman of the Kemerovo branch of the Yabloko party, appealed to the Central District Court of Kemerovo. He intends to challenge the unlawful refusal of the city administration to give a permission to a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in the city.

The activists of the regional branch of Yabloko note that the practice of unlawful refusals to give permissions to any protest actions in Kemerovo has been going on for several years. Earlier, activists sued the Kemerovo administration, but to no avail. This time, members of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko intend to go up to the European Court of Human Rights.

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A quarter of the deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly supported Yabloko’s amendment to the Russian Constitution

Press Release, 28.02.2020

The Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies have considered four bills on amendments to the Constitution of Russia. Parliamentary representatives from the Yabloko faction Lev Shlosberg and Arthur Gaiduk made a proposal to the Regional Assembly to put forward such legislative initiatives to the State Duma of Russia. The voted of the Regional Assembly resulted in rejecting all four legislative initiatives.

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About a third of the deputies of the Astrakhan regional parliament supported the amendments of Yabloko to the Constitution or did not vote against

Press Release, 20.02.2020

On 20 February, the Duma of the Astrakhan Region considered constitutional amendments developed by the Public Constitutional Council and introduced by Yabloko’s deputy Dmitry Anufriev.

The amendments were combined into four separate laws for each thematic block: the President, the Federal Assembly, the Government and the judicial system. From eight to 12 deputies voted for each of the laws, and from five to eight parliamentarians out of 58 abstained, despite the fact that Yabloko was represented in the regional parliament by only one deputy.

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Nemtsov. Five Years After.

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.02.2020

Photo: Nizhny Novgorod. Russia. Grigory Yavlinsky and Boris Nemtsov,  Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, at the economic session. Photo by ITAR-TASS / Nikolai Moshkov

Five years ago, Boris Nemtsov was killed. A year before that, Crimea was already annexed, the war in Donbass was gaining momentum with might and main. However, the demonstrative killing by the Kremlin’s walls of an opposition politician, an uncompromising critic of authoritarian power and personal opponent of Vladimir Putin became the starting point for subsequent troubles and crimes. Five years after the murder of Nemtsov:

– thousands of civilians died in the civil war in Syria as a result of actions involving the Russian army; over a hundred Russian servicemen returned home in coffins (according to the Russian Ministry of Defense);

– the Kremlin-backed war in eastern Ukraine involving Russian mercenaries claimed thousands of lives; dozens of thousands of people were injured, almost a million turned into refugees (according to the UN);

– the number of political prisoners in Russia has grown almost sevenfold – from 46 in 2015 to 314 political prisoners as of the end of 2019 (according to the Memorial human rights centre).

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Russian Foreign Ministry in Boris Nemtsov Square

Alexei Melnikov’s blog post, 27.02.2020

Photo: a participant of the Boris Nemtsov Memorial March holding a placard “Boris, this is your spring!”

A solemn naming of the square situated by the Russian Embassy in Prague after [slain Russian opposition politician] Boris Nemtsov will take place in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, soon.

The Ambassador of Russia and diplomats of our country must take part in this ceremony.

The Ambassador is obliged to express his gratitude to the Czech Republic for a gesture of goodwill – naming of the square in Prague after the Russian statesman killed in Moscow five years ago.

In the Ambassador’s speech should announce that the authorities have studied the OSCE report on the Nemtsov murder case and that conclusions will be drawn from it soon.

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The Oryol  branch of Yabloko obtained a permission for a picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 26.02.2020

A picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov will be held in Oryol on 29 February. This was announced by Sergei Zaitsev, the organiser of the action and Chairman of the Orlov branch of Yabloko. The commemorative action will begin at 11.00.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko held a picket The Constitution of Free People

Press Release, 25.02.2020

On 22 February, a mass picket was held in Chelyabinsk as part of the Constitution of Free People campaign organised by the Chelyabinsk Yabloko. About one hundred people took part in the picket.

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Emilia Slabunova demanded that Public Prosecutor General check the legality of the criminal case against Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, journalist of the Chernovik newspaper

Press Release, 21.02.2020

Emilia Slabunova, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, asked Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, to check the legality of the criminal case against Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, journalist of the Chernovik (Rough Notes) newspaper.  A criminal case against the journalist was opened in June 2019 on charges of financing terrorism. Since 14 June, 2019, he has been in custody.

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