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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 Yabloko party will be represented in the Legislative Duma of the Khabarovsk Territory

Press Release, 9.09.2019

Viktor Fedoreyev, engineer, who won the elections to the Legislative Duma of the Khabarovsk Territory (a regional parliament) in the Amur single-mandate constituency, became the sixth regional deputy elected from Yabloko on a single voting day of September 8.

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All Yabloko candidates won the Moscow City Duma elections. They will seek the release of political prisoners

Press Release, 9.09.2019

According to preliminary data, all four Yabloko candidates to the Moscow City Duma won in their constituencies. This means that a new Moscow City Duma may see a faction, which will include Sergei Mitrokhin, Yevgeny Bunimovich, Maxim Kruglov and Daria Besedina. This will be the largest fraction in the entire history of the Yabloko participation in the Moscow City Duma elections.

Photo (from left to right): Yabloko deputies in the new Moscow City Duma – Yevgeny Bunomovich, Daria Besedina, Maxim Kruglov and Sergei Mitrokhin

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The rectitude of the protest

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 06.09.2019

Yesterday, Konstantin Kotov, 34-year-old programmer, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. At the absence of corpus delicti. He was sentenced for publicly protesting against the actions of the authorities.

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Emilia Slabunova: Deputies from Yabloko will make Chelyabinsk comfortable for people

Emilia Slabunova visited Chelyabinsk to support party candidates in municipal elections

Press Release, 6.09.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova visited Chelyabinsk so that to support party candidates in elections to the City Council.

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Work of Yabloko’s election headquarters on 8 September

Press Release, 6.09.2019

On the Single Voting Day on 8 September, the Yabloko party’s election headquarters (Moscow, Pyatnitskaya 31 bldg. 2) will launch a hotline that will receive calls from observers at polling stations in 31 regions of Russia. The headquarters will be open for journalists from 3 p.m.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: What Muscovites can do on election day 8 September?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site 5.09.2019

Muscovites are asking what to do on the voting day of 8 September, because almost all candidates independent of the authorities were not allowed to run for the Moscow City Duma?

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Yabloko candidate Bunimovich demands from Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia and Public Prosecutor General to find and punish the authors of the fake launched against him

Press Release, 5.09.2019

Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich

Yevgeny Bunimovich, candidate to the Moscow City Duma and Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Moscow, appealed to Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Russian Minister of Interior, and Yuri Chaika, Public Prosecutor General, with a request to initiate a criminal case on the fact of production and distribution of fake campaign materials through the mailboxes of residents of his constituency.

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Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova to visit Chelyabinsk to support party candidates to the Council of the City Districts

Press Release, 4.09.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will visit Chelyabinsk on Friday, 6 September, so that to support party candidates in the elections to the Council of the City Districts.

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Emilia Slabunova: The residents of Novgorod will be proud of deputies from Yabloko

The politician visits Novgorod to support party candidates

Press Release, 4.09.2019

Photo: Maxim Petrov, Emilia Slabunova and Anna Cherepanova

Yabloko Chairperson Emilia Slabunova is on visit in Novgorod, north-west Russia, to support 76 party candidates in elections at different levels that are taking place in the region.

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Head of Yabloko’s headquarters demanded that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Central Electoral Commission stop the mud-slinging campaigns against Yabloko’s Yevgeny Bunimovich

Press Release, 4.09.2019

Nikolai Rybakov, head of the Yabloko election headquarters, forwarded appeals to Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow Interior, and Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, demanding that they take under personal control the checks on Yabloko’s complaints about unprecedented violations during the Moscow City Duma’s election in electoral district No. 6 of Moscow (Khovrino, Golovinsky, Levoberezhniy and Western Degunino).

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The Investigative Committee: Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is innocent. He may be released today

Press Release, 3.09.2019

Photo: Karina Gradusova / Yabloko Press Service

The Investigative Committee has stopped the criminal prosecution of Yabloko activist Valery Kostenok and four other defendants accused of participation in the “riots” in Moscow on 27 July.

As follows from the message on the website of the Investigative Committee, “the decision was made by the investigators based on the results of an objective legal assessment of all the materials studied, including video recordings of surveillance cameras”.

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Alexander Kolotov: We need the Krasnoyarsk Environmental Forum, rather than the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum

Davydov.Index, 3.09.2019


Alexander Kolotov, leader of the Green Russia faction of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko, reflects on the government decision to abandon the economic forum in Krasnoyarsk:

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Leaders of the Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko vouched for Vladislav Barabanov

Press Release, 27.08.2019

Photo: Vladislav Barabanov, photo by Vlad Dokshin, Novaya Gazeta

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko collects personal guarantees to change the measure of restraint to Vladislav Barabanov charged under the “Moscow riots” case.

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The Moscow Regional Court removed three candidates from Yabloko to the City Council election in Sergiev Posad

Press Release, 29.08.2019

The Moscow Regional Court overturned the decision of the City Court of Sergiev Posad and withdrew Nikita Smirnov and Boris Fadeyev, Yabloko candidates, from the City Council elections. The court also dismissed the appeal of another candidate Igor Bolshakov, who had previously been removed from the election by the city court.

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Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov opposed the construction of an incineration plant in Tatarstan

Press Release, 2.09.2019

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and environmentalist, visited Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, on 1 September. Together with Vera Kerpel, registered candidate for the State Council of Tatarstan, who is running in Volzhsky District No. 31 (the city of Zelenodolsk and part of the territory of Zelenodolsky District), the politician met with residents of the village of Osinovo who disagree with officials’ plans to build an incineration plant near their homes.

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Emilia Slabunova visited Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, to support Yabloko candidates in the election to the Assembly of City Representatives

Press Release, 29.08.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova arrived in Vladikavkaz, capital of North Ossetia-Alania, on a two-day visit so that to support Yabloko candidates in the election to the Assembly of City Representatives.

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Yabloko leaders will meet with visitors of the Moscow Book Fair

Press Release, 2.09.2019

The stand of the Yabloko party (R-6) will function at the Moscow International Book Fair which will be held in Pavilion No. 75 of VDNKh exhibition (Exhibition of Economic Achievements) from September 4 through to September 8.

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Emilia Slabunova will visit Novgorod to support party candidates in elections

Press Release, 3.09.2019

On 3 September, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will visit Novgorod, north-west Russia, to support party candidates in elections of different levels that will be held in the region.

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Nikolai Rybakov met with voters and Yabloko candidates  in Chelyabinsk Elections will be held in Chelyabinsk region on 8 September

Press Release, 1.09.2019

On Saturday, August 31, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, met with Yabloko candidates for deputies to the Council of Chelyabinsk Districts and local residents. The politician visited the socio-political exhibition, which annually takes place in the park named after Yuri Gagarin. A meeting of voters with candidates for deputies and Yaroslav Shcherbakov, head of the regional branch of the Yabloko party, was held by the party’s stand. Rybakov took part in the distribution of leaflets, brochures and newspapers of the Yabloko party and presented Yabloko programme to Chelyabinsk residents.

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The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko held an action under the slogan “I Want Changes”

Based on Idel.Realii publication, 15.08.2019

Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin

On 15 August, activists of the Tatarstan branch of the Yabloko party held an action “I Want Changes” in the centrer of Kazan. Yabloko members and supporters conducted a series of one-person pickets that do not require a permission from the authorities. The action was timed to the day of memory of Soviet singer and songwriter Viktor Tsoi (who died on 15 August, 1990), who became in icon of the Russian rock during perestroika years. Many of his songs are about freedom and lines from his verse are often quoted in today’s Russia.

Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko, stood with a banner “Our hearts demand changes”. Activist Gulnaz Ravilova held a poster with a quote from Viktor Tsoi’s song “I was waiting for this time, and now this time has come. Those who were silent ceased to be silent”. Yelena Izotova stood with a placard, “If there is a herd, there is a shepherd, if there is a body, there must be a spirit”. In addition, activists handed out leaflets to the citizens of Kazan with the words “Our hearts demand changes”.

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