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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 court refused to remove Yabloko candidates from the election to the Vologda City Duma

Press Release, 5.08.2019

The Vologda City Court refused to satisfy the demands of the representatives of the LDPR party, who tried to annul registration of four out of twelve candidates from Yabloko to the Vologda City Duma. Claims of the same type were submitted to court against Yabloko candidates Dmitry Tarasov, Lyubov Kryksu, Alexei Nikitin and Alexander Svitin.

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The Central Electoral Commission finally withdrew Yabloko’s Andrei Babushkin from the Moscow City Duma election.

Babuskin will challenge the law on signatures in the Constitutional Court.

Press Release, 6.08.2019

The Central Electoral Commission rejected the complaint of Andrei Babushkin, candidate nominated by Yabloko to run for the Moscow City Duma election. Earlier, the Moscow City Electoral Commission supported the decision of the district electoral commission, removing Babushkin from the election due to alledgely faulty signatures. Andrei Babushkin is a well-known human rights activist, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau.

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Two of the three candidates from Yabloko are registered at the by-elections to the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod

Press Release, 5.08.2019

The electoral commissions of Nizhny Novgorod registered Yabloko’s Yevgeny Dolgopolov and Nikita Antonenko as candidates for deputies of the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod. Svetlana Falkonskaya was denied registration due to insufficient number of valid voter signatures.

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Yabloko activists from the Krasnoyarsk branch of the party rally for resignation of Governor

Press Release, 5.08.2019

Yabloko activists from the Krasnoyarsk branch of the party took part in the rally for resignation of  Alexander Uss, Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The discontent of more than two thousand people who came out to rally in Krasnoyarsk was caused by the lack of actions by the authorities in the situation of large-scale forest fires in Siberia, poor air quality in Krasnoyarsk, the recent flood in Kansk and the problems of people decieted when buying apartments.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Without Violence and Deceit

Statement, 2.08.2019

The situation has been escalating on the threashold of possible protest actions in Moscow. The authorities are intimidating people: dozens of criminal cases return us to the period of reprisals after Bolotnaya Square [rallies in Moscow]. On the other hand, those calling on young people to take to the streets and relying on young people, compete in radicalism: it seems that they are afraid to show prudence, since in this case others will immediately replace them. In this situation, the possibility of aggression and violence is very great.

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Six activists of electoral headquarters of Yevgeny Bunimovich were detained during a street campaign

Press Release, 2,08.2019

Today, at 18:10, police detained three campaigners from the team of Yevgeny Bunimovich, registered Yabloko candidate for elections to the Moscow City Duma. The campaigners were detained near the Vodny Stadion metro station when they were handing out leaflets calling to vote for Bunimovich in the  constituency No. 6 (Golovinsky, Khovrino and Zapadnoye Degunino districts).

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St. Petersburg Yabloko offers its support to candidates for municipal deputies nominated by other political parties and self-nominated candidates

Press Release, 2.08.2019

Such decision was adopted by the Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko.

The principles for supporting non-Yabloko candidates are as follows:

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Candidates from the Tula branch Yabloko collected 8,922 voters’ signatures to participate in the elections to the Regional Duma and the City Duma

Press Release, 1.08.2019

The Tula branch of Yabloko has collected the signatures required for registration of party candidates in the September elections to the city and regional parliaments. 6,529 residents of the region signed up for the participation of the Yabloko party in the elections to the Tula Regional Duma, 140 collectors of signatures conducted this work during a month. And 2,393 residents of Tula signed up in support of Yabloko candidates in the elections to the Tula City Duma, the collection of signatures was carried out by 85 collectors and lasted two weeks.

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St.Petersburg electoral commissions registered 370 Yabloko candidates for municipal elections.

The party appeals refusals to register another 191 candidates

Press Release, 1.08.2019

Picture: registration of candidates as of St.Petserburg distrcits, the share of registered candidates is marked in green, the share of unregistered candidates is marked in red.

370 candidates for St. Petersburg municipal deputies nominated by Yabloko managed to get registration in the elections. The Yabloko election headquarters continues to appeal in the higher electoral commissions and courts the refusals of registration to another 191 party candidates.

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The Territorial Electoral Commission of Karabulak rejected voters’ signatures in support of Yabloko candidates for municipal deputies elections in Ingushetia

Press Release, 1.08.2019

The working group of the territorial electoral commission of the city of Karabulak rejected 14 of the 84 signatures of citizens that the regional branch of the Yabloko party submitted to the electoral commission to take part in the elections to the City Council. After verification, the party candidates had less than 76 signatures, the minimum required for registration.

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Unregistered Yabloko candidate to the Moscow City Duma submitted an application for a rally on 10 August

Press Release, 31.07.2019

Yelena Rusakova, unregistered Yabloko candidate to the Moscow City Duma in the electoral district No. 37, submitted an application to the Moscow Mayor’s Office for a rally on 10 August.

Rusakova asks for permission to march from Strastnoy Boulevard to Academician Sakharov Prospect or conduct a rally Sakharov Prspect, or Volkhonka street or Free Russia Square.

She indicated in the application that the estimated number of participants of the action is 10,000 people.

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The eight demands. What the opposition should strive to achieve

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, 29.07.2019

Open lawlessness and insolent violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens in Moscow have become more widespread in recent days and weeks: beatings of people by police and military, arrests, searches in the middle of the night, and deliberate falsification by the authorities of the procedure of verification of voters’ signatures the candidates had to collect to be registered in the election. It is obvious that the authorities are unable to organise a normal electoral process. Given all this, the political demands of the opposition should be as follows:

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We regard the refusal to register Vera Afanasyeva as an attempt to return to the practices of gross election fraud

Statement by the Saratov branch of Yabloko, 29.07.2019

Photo: Alexander Yermishin and Vera Afanasyeva

On 28 July, 2019, the Kirovsky District Court of the City of Saratov dismissed the claim of Vera Afanasyeva, candidate from the Yabloko party, to district electoral commission No. 10 for the refusal to register her as a candidate for the by-election to the Saratov City Duma of the fifth convocation.

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Yevgeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Moscow, demanded to check lawfulness of detention of minors at the protest action of 27 July

Press Release, 30.07.2019

Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich, Grigory Yavlinsky and Valery Borschyov

Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and registered candidate for the election to the Moscow City Duma from the Yabloko party, appealed to Oleg Baranov, head of the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, and Oleg Manakov, acting Public Prosecutor of Moscow, demanding to check the lawfulness of the detention of minors at the protest action of 27 July. The protest action support of unregistered opposition candidates did not get a permission from the authorities and was held on Saturday 27 July, 47 minors were detained during the action. The Ombudsman condemned the use of violence against the protesters by the law enforcement.

Yevgeny Bunimovich took part in the action along with other members of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee – Grigory Yavlinsky, Valery Borschyo, Boris Misnik and Sergei Mitrokhin.

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The Ingush branch of Yabloko successfully collected voters’ signatures in support of the nomination of Yabloko candidates for the Karabulak City Council

Press Release, 29.07.2019

Photo: Ruslan Mutsolgov and Yabloko activists

Candidates for deputies to the City Council of Karabulak, nominated by the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko party, submitted to the electoral commission the documents and voters’ signatures collected in support of their nomination and required for registration. The territorial electoral  commission of Karabulak will have to check all the submitted documents and signatures, and then make a decision on registration until 3 August.

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Leaders and activists of Yabloko participated in the action by the Mayor’s Office in Moscow. Information about detained protesters

Press Release, 27.07.2019

Members of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, Valery Borschyov, Boris Misnik, Yevgeny Bunimovich and Sergei Mitrokhin participate in the a meeting of candidates to the Moscow City Duma with voters by the Moscow Mayor’s Office.

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More than 10,000 people signed a petition demanding an immediate convening of an emergency meeting of the Moscow City Duma after the dispersal of the Saturday protest action

Press Release, 29.07.2019

On Saturday 27 June, after the mass arrest of participants of the action in support of unregistered candidates for the elections to the Moscow City Duma, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, published a petition on the platform.

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Putin’s system humiliates people, but no one is going to accept it

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.07.2019

Yesterday they beat and detained Russian citizens in Moscow, those who dared to defend their rights, speak out against humiliation and disrespect, express their outrage and protest against the perversion of the meaning of the elections in a peaceful and completely civil manner.

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Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr. died

Condolences, 28.07.2019

Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr. was a very good person and journalist – serious and deep. The best of his creative years fell on the time of our common hopes for change. He in many ways personified the true freedom of speech.

Let his memory last forever.


Emilia Slabunova

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Yabloko candidates go on fighting for been registered in elections

Press Release, 24.07.2019

Candidates nominated by the Yabloko party are in the process of receiving registration for election campaigns at different levels throughout the country.

Alexander Sorokin, Chairman of the regional branch of the party in the Tver region and environmentalist, will take part in the by-election to the Legislative Assembly of the Tver Region in constituency No. 19. Sergei Trapeznikov, former head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Tomsk Region, will run in the election of deputies of the Legislative Duma of the Tomsk Region in district No. 5.

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