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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 New Greatness case means the old ignominy

Only provocateurs, sadists and rapists should be tried. But all of them in this case are representatives of the state

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.07.2020

The New Greatness case is fabricated. Neither investigators nor prosecutors conceal this. Four law enforcement officers who directly fabricated this criminal case are witnesses in the case: they themselves created an extremist organisation, wrote its charter, they themselves attracted young people into it, instructed the recruited participants and provoked them to make statements they were later charged with.

All the accused are still young people. At the time of the arrest, Anna Pavlikova was 17 years old, Maria Dubovik – 19, Vyacheslav Kryukov – 20, Sergei Gavrilov and Ruslan Kostylenkov – 25, Dmitry Poletayev – 29, Rustam Rustamov – 30, Pavel Rebrovsky – 31, Petr Karamzin – 32, Maxim Roshchin – 39. Some of those arrested under torture and threats gave confessions and made a deal with the investigation, someone managed to escape from house arrest. The girls who were in terrible conditions in the pre-trial detention centre were diagnosed with serious illnesses. Young people were tortured, at least one of those arrested was raped by law enforcement officers. All these are well-known methods of the Stalinist-Bolshevik terror, the tools of the NKVD-KGB punishers. This is the old ignominy, but not the “new greatness.”

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “The administration of the Arkhangelsk region provokes an explosion of protests on like in Khabarovsk”

Statement by the Chairman of the Federal Political Committee, 27.07.2020

Photo: Oleg Mandrykin, Yabloko candidate for Governor of the Arkhangelsk region

In the Arkhangelsk region, Oleg Mandrykin was nominated for the post of Governor. He represents the STOP-SHIES coalition – a protest movement to prevent the construction of landfills in the region, consisting of 36 public organisations and associations. The candidate is actively working so that to pass the “municipal filter”. At present, 165 signatures [of municipal deputies] out of 189 required have been collected and the consent of another 20 municipal deputies has been obtained. [Collection of a certain number of signatures in favour of nomination of candidates is a mandatory requirement of the Russian law. Signatures must be collected in compliance with strict requirements and within a short interval of time. Gubernatorial candidates have to collect signatures of municipal deputies in their support in the situation when most of municipal deputies come from the ruling United Russia party and block candidates from other parties from elections by refusing to sign for them.]

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On the assessment of the plebiscite on Constitutional amendments of July 1, 2020 and the tasks of the party

Federal Political Committee Decision No. 134, 27.07.2020

Having heard and discussed the report of Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee [of the Yabloko party], the YABLOKO Federal Political Committee decided:

  1. Confirm the standpoint that the entire procedure of the so-called “popular vote”, as well as the very introduction of amendments to the Basic Law of the Russian Federation, in all its components are illegal, unlawful and do not comply with the current Constitution.

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The Yabloko party stands for people’s rule and federalism

Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 24.07.2020

The latest events in the Khabarovsk Territory [when thousands of people came into the streets after Governor of the region they voted for against the ruling party candidate was arrested and dismissed from his post] showed the failure of the concept of the vertical of power and the entire Putin system of governing the country, and also demonstrated the price of the LDPR party and all its appointees.

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Yabloko’s list was removed from the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region

Press Release, 24.07.2020

On July 24, the regional electoral commission of the Chelyabinsk region decided to refuse registration to Yabloko candidates for the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region.

The Yabloko party submitted to the electoral commission 13,878 voters’ signatures in support of nomination of the party candidates, as required by law, but the electoral commission considered that over 20 per cent of these signatures (about 1,500 signatures) were invalid and unreliable and refused registration to Yabloko candidates.

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The district electoral commission refused to register the Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko for the election of the City Duma

Press Release, 27.07.2020

On July 24, the district electoral commission for constituency No 25 decided to deny registration for the elections to the City Duma for Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. The electoral commission recognized 16 signatures out of 146 for the nomination of Alexei Sadomovsky as invalid. (Collection of a certain number of signatures in favour of nomination of candidates is a mandatory requirement of the Russian law.  Signatures must be collected in compliance with strict requirements and within a short interval of time. If over 10 per cent of the total number of collected signatures are recognised during verification by the electoral commission as invalid, the candidate is denied registration.) The candidate sent a complaint about the commission’s actions to the City Electoral Commission and began again collecting signatures in support of his nomination.

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Member of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko was fired from job for a single picket against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 23.07.2020

The management of the Central Kislovodsk military health centre dismissed activist of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Ronald Ayrapetyan from his job as a waiter in the canteen of the health centre. He was told that “an employee with opposition views cannot work in their canteen” and was offered to write a request of resignation from the position of a waiter.

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Is the name of the mastermind a state secret?

Investigative Committee denies European lawmakers access to the Nemtsov case files

By Boris Vishnevsky,  Member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Yabloko Deputy Chair

Novaya Gazeta, 13.07.2020

On June 19, the European Court of Human Rights communicated Zhanna Nemtsova’s complaint over the official investigation into the death of her father Boris Nemtsov who was assassinated on February 27, 2015. Her complaint states that the Russian authorities have pointedly refused to classify the murder as politically motivated, have failed to establish the motives and question several key suspects, and have been withholding video footage from the scene of the crime.

International oversight procedures into the investigation of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination were launched by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in 2017, and by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2019.

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About the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 02.07.2020  

Photo by Kristina Kormilitsyna / Kommersant

As a result of the special operation carried out by the authorities to destroy Russian statehood, the Constitution, with amendments of 2020 and “resetting” the presidential terms personally for Vladimir Putin, was removed from the legal framework. The process of destruction of law throughout the country has been launched.

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Lev Shlosberg: A court decision means that society can influence key decisions of the authorities

Press Release, 8.07.2020

Photo: Svetlana Prokopyeva after the trial

Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, expressed his opinion that journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva did not end up with the six years in the colony, as the Public Prosector had been asking, thanks to the wide publicity, which did not allow lawlessness to be committed behind closed doors. But the only fair decision would be to declare the Pskov journalist innocent and release her from criminal liability, Shlosberg said.

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The Yabloko party requires an open and public examination of the lawsuit banning the activities of the Tominsky Mining and Processing Plant!

Appeal by the Bureau of the Yabloko Party, 9.07.2020

The Yabloko party has always supported and will continue to support the struggle of residents of the Chelyabinsk region against the unlawful construction by AO The Russian Copper Company, which is fully controlled by offshore companies, of the Tominsky Mining and Processing Plant, a first-class hazard enterprise in the immediate vicinity of the city of Chelyabinsk.

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Yabloko’s Olga Pokrovskaya: I cannot be certain of the reliability of the results of the All-Russian vote on Constitutional amendments in St. Petersburg

A dissenting opinion of the Yabloko member of the St.Petersbrug Electoral Commission

Press Release, 9.07.2020

Olga Pokrovskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission with a casting vote from the Yabloko party and Chair of the Party Arbitration, refused to vote for approving the protocol of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission on the results of voting in St. Petersburg at the All-Russian vote on the approval of Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution. Following the vote on amendements in St. Petersburg, Pokrovskaya as member of the City Electoral Commission attached her dissenting opinion to the protocol.

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Tomsk Yabloko activists are summoned to police for participation in Yabloko’s campaign against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 9.07.2020

Members and supporters of the Tomsk regional branch of the Yabloko party are summoned to the police, where they have to give explanations about a group photo in which activists are pictured with leaflets “I am for the Constitution without nullification and amendments”.

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Stavropol Yabloko activist receives threats because of his protest against Putin’s reset of his presidential terms

Press Release, 8.07.2020

Ronald Ayrapetyan, member of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Stavropol Territory, received threats from unidentified persons. The activist found a note with threats in his postbox on 8 July. The note says that if Ronald Ayrapetyan comes out again to protest against Putin, he will go to jail.

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The law is targeted against those who are telling the truth about the annexation of Crimea

Ivan Bolshakov on the new law on the inadmissibility of violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation

Ivan Bolshakov’s Facebook post, 8.07.2020

They introduced the first bill for implementation of the new Constitution – [targeted at] declaring those who allegedly call for a violation of the territorial integrity of the country as extremists.

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Statement in connection with the arrest of journalist Ivan Safronov

Statement by Yabloko Chairman, 7.07.2020

Ivan Safronov, former correspondent of Kommersant and Vedomosti newspapers, was detained on suspicion of treason. The apartment of Taisiya Bekbulatova, Editor-in-Chief of Kholod.Media, was searched. Journalists’ colleagues were detained during [solidarity] single pickets [that do not require any permissions from the authorities] near the Federal Security Service building in Moscow.

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The Arkhangelsk branch of Yabloko nominates Oleg Mandrykin, representative of the STOP-SHIES coalition, as candidate for Governor in the forthcoming election

Press Release, 6.07.2020

Photo: Oleg Mandrykin

On June 21, the conference of the Arkhangelsk regional branch of Yabloko nominated Oleg Mandrykin, representative of the STOP-SHIES coalition, as a candidate for Governor of the Arkhangelsk region in the forthcoming election.

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The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko elected new governing bodies

Vitaly Ilyin elected Chairman of the Yabloko regional branch

Press Release, 6.07.2020

On July 5, the Kemerovo regional branch of the Yabloko party held a conference on the election of its governing bodies. The conference was attended by 11 delegates from Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk.

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The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Press Release, 6.07.2020

On July 4, the Conference of the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party was held. The Conference nominated candidates for the coming municipal elections in the Nizhny Novgorod region, as well as the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod.

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Sentence to journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva must be canceled

Statement by the Yabloko party, 6.07.2020

The Bureau of the Yabloko party considers the conviction of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva not only the result of a fabricated “case”, but also the actual destruction of the right to freedom of expression, guaranteed by Article 29 of the Constitution of Russia. Despite the fact that the sentence is not related to deprivation of freedom, we regard it as unlawful and unfair and certainly subject to cancellation.

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