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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 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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Сonference of the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko elected its head

Press Release, 18.11.2019

A conference of the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko was held in Yekaterinburg on November 16. The conference was attended by Maxim Petlin, member of the Bureau of the Yabloko party, and Konstantin Kiselyov, deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Council.

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Yabloko proposes to open the meeting of the Chelyabinsk City Duma when citizens elect their Mayor

Press Release, 18.11.2019

Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, called on the leadership of the Chelyabinsk City Duma to allow all interested residents to come to the meeting when Mayor of Chelyabinsk should be elected, as well as provide an opportunity for everyone to ask a question to the mayoral candidates.

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“We work for those people who want to live honestly for the benefit of the country.” Pskov Yabloko celebrates its 25th anniversary

Press Release, 16.11.2019

Today, a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Pskov regional branch of  Yabloko was held in Pushkinogorsky district of the Pskov region.

Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region to congratulate their colleagues.

“25 years of the life of the Pskov Yabloko is not just a story, it is a path with a long and lengthy stage of self-determination, and accumulation of strength. The path that transferred to a new quality ten years ago, when the organisation took the path of successful election campaigns very seriously and solidly and showed very serious results over these ten years, ”Emilia Slabunova said in her congratulatory speech.

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“Nothing can be solved without politics.” Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina are visiting the Pskov region

Press Release, 15.11.2019

Today the three-day visit of Yabloko’s leaders to the Pskov region has begun. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region for a conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch of the party.

The first day of the visit began with Emilia Slabonova interview at the Ekho Moskvy in Pskov radio station. The politician began her speech with words of support for the Pskov-based journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva accused of “justification of terrorism” after her articles released on 7 November, 2018, first by the radio station Echo Moskvy in Pskov and then on the website of the Pskov News Feed of the  column “Reprisals for the state ”- about the reasons for the explosion of a 17-year-old young man in the reception of the Arkhangelsk Federal Security Service on 31 October, 2018. Now Prokopyeva faces imprisonment of up to seven years.

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The campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky represents revenge of the authorities for his political activities

Statement by the Yabloko party, 14.11.2019

The Internet resources of the odious businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and the state television channel Russia-24, functioning on the money of taxpayers, conduct an organised campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.

The accusations against Vishnevsky represent a lie from beginning to end and the implementaiton of a political order. We connect this campaign with the present leaders of St. Petersburg and consider it revenge for political activity and Vishnevsky’s principled political stance.

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Yabloko campaigns for liberalisation of regional laws on rallies

Earlier, the Constitutional Court prohibited to local authorities to arbitrarily limit places for mass actions

Press Release, 15.11.2019

Yabloko’s regional branches in the Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk and Kaliningrad Regions sent appeals to the parliaments of their regions with a request to enlarge the list of places allowed for public mass events. Thus, Yabloko calls regional parliaments to eliminate the contradictions of regional laws on rallies and amend them according to the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.

The basis for the appeals of the regional branches to the deputies was the adoption of a decision of the Constitutional Court, which actually prohibits the regional authorities to decline the requests of organisers of public events under the pretext of the proximity of the sites envisaged by organisers for such rallies to government buildings, obstruction of transport or difficulty of access to social institutions due to such actions.

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Yabloko’s Gender Faction held a meeting with the Director of the Sisters Centre

Press Release, 14.11.2019

Photo: from left to right Galina Mikhaleva, Nadezhda Zamotayeva and Olga Radayeva

On 12 November, Yabloko’s Gender Faction organized a meeting with Nadezhda Zamotayeva, Director of the independent charitable organisation the Sisters Centre. The Centre provides psychological and legal aid to victims of sexual violence and their families.

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Boris Vishnevsky applied to police in connection with libel launched against him

Press Release, 14.11.2019

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, applied to the police station of Primorsky distrcit in connection with libel launched against him. It is in this disrtict of ​​St. Petersburg that the media of the Patriot media group (head of the board of trustees is Yevgeny Prigozhin associated with Vladimir Putin close circle) were registered. The media has been conducting an information attack against Yabloko’s MP of the Legislative Assembly for more than a week basing on false and anonymous charges.

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Emilia Slabunova asked the Moscow Public Prosecutor to check the work of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin due to the lack of a development strategy in the Russian capital

Press Release, 14.11.2019

Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, asked Denis Popov, Moscow Public Prosecutor, to check the work of Sergei Sobyanin, the Moscow Mayor. Back in July of this year, Slabunova asked the Mayor to explain why Moscow did not have a socio-economic development strategy which is must according to the  federal law, but has still not received an answer.

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Chair of the Omsk branch of Yabloko spoke about the problems of regional healthcare at the round table of the Ministry of Healthcare

Press Release, 13.11.2019

Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the Omsk regional branch of the Yabloko party, spoke at a round table on healthcare issues. Representatives of the regional Ministry of Healthcare took part in the discussion. The round table was organised by the Omsk Council of non-parliamentary parties.

The leader of the Omsk Yabloko spoke about the problems that are relevant for the region: difficulties in obtaining coupons for medical specialists and examinations, staff deficiency in district hospitals, lack of feldsher’s stations in rural areas, low salaries for doctors, nurses and feldshers.

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Yabloko in the Altai Republic initiated a referendum on the return of popular elections of the mayor of the capital of the Republic and district heads

Press Release, 13.11.2019

The regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Altai Republic acted as an initiative group to hold a referendum on the draft law “On the Return of the Popular Elections of Mayor of Gorno-Altaysk and Heads of the Altai Republic Districts,” which was previously submitted to the State Assembly by Maria Demina, deputy from the Communist Party.

All the documents required for registration of the referendum initiative group were submitted by the regional branch of Yabloko to the republican electoral commission, which is obliged to consider them and adopt a decision on the merits.

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“A strong state cannot be built on lawlessness and humiliation of human dignity”

Participants of the 8th Unified Caucasus Forum adopted a resolution

Press Release, 12.11.2019

On November 9-10, the United Caucasian Forum was held in Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. The Forum aims to unite the leading human rights organisations of the North Caucasus and propel civic initiative to solve socially significant problems. One of the organisers of the event was Anatoly Sidakov (North Ossetia), member of Yabloko Bureau and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Mir Kavkazu. The forum was attended by leaders of the regional branches of Yabloko – Ruslan Mutsolgov (Ingushetia), Khakim Kuchmezov (Kabardino-Balkaria) and Edilbek Khasmagomadov (Chechnya). Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, and Valery Borschyov, human rights defender and member of the Party’s Federal Political Committee, made reports and commentaries.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre to launch its branch in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Oleg Rodin will be coordinator of the branch  

Press Release, 13.11.2019

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre opens its second branch – now in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. It will be headed by Oleg Rodin, Chair of the Yabloko branch in the region. At launching the branch Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre will reveal immediate plans and discuss current problems of  corruption in the region.

The launch will be held in the party office in Nizhny Novgorod (address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, d. 7, office 403) on November 20 at 14:00. There will be live broadcasting of the launch of the new branch of the Centre.

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Head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma asks Putin to investigate the charges against Public Prosecutor of Moscow in corruption

Press Release, 12.11.2019

Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, sent a deputy request addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to initiate an investigation into corruption of Denis Popov, Moscow Public Prosecutor, who became the protagonist of the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK).

The FBK investigation runs that the family of Denis Popov owns a hotel in Montenegro, an apartment in Spain and a house in a posh area of the Moscow region. The total value of Popov’s property may exceed EUR 3.6 million. At the same time, there was no information on this property in the declarations of the Public Prosecutor.

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Vladimir Gridin, leader of the Mordovian branch of Yabloko, passed away

Condolences from Yabloko leaders, 12.11.2019

On 12 November, Vladimir Gridin, leader of the Mordovian branch of Yabloko, passed away at the age of 65. Yabloko leaders expressed condolences in connection with the death of the founder of Mordovian Yabloko:

We have lost our faithful comrade, Vladimir Yevgenievich Gridin, founder and leader of the Mordovian branch of Yabloko.

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Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina to visit the Pskov region for the 25th anniversary of the regional branch of the party

Press Release, 11.11.2019

On November 15 and 16, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and head of the Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, will visit the Pskov region, where a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch of the party will be held.

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The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko joined the action of “metropickets” launched in Moscow for the release of political prisoners.

Press Release, 11.11.2019

Alexandra Nalobina, member of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, went on a one-person picket (such pickets do not require a permission from the authorities) for the freedom of prisoners of the so-called “Moscow riots case” and against political repression. The picket took place by the Studencheskaya metro station, which is located next to the Novosibirsk Technological University.

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On the anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917, Yabloko held an action in memory of the pupils of military schools who resisted the Bolsheviks

Press Release, 7.11.2019

On 7 November, the Moscow branch of Yabloko held its traditional action honouring the memory of officers and pupils of military schools who fought in the streets of Moscow against usurpation of power by the Bolsheviks in 1917.

For the first time, an action in memory of those who with arms in their hands opposed the Bolshevik coup d’etat, was held on the initiative of Sergei Mitrokhin more than ten years ago. Every year, activists of the Moscow Yabloko lay flowers and erect a temporary memorial plaque near Znamenka 19, the building of the former Alexandrovsky Military School, where the headquarters of resistance to the Bolsheviks was organised.

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