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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

Maxim Kruglov became head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 23.09.2019

The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma unanimously elected Maxim Kruglov as its leader.

Sergei Mitrokhin, who led the party’s faction in the Moscow City Duma of the fourth convocation (2005-2009), recused himself. Mitrokhin explained this step by the desire to maintain solidarity within the new faction, as well as to enable the young deputy to realise his potential.

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The victories of the Pskov Yabloko on 8 September brought mandates to Dmitry Permyakov, Nikolai Pyantkovsky and German Valutin

Press release, 23.09.2019

The Bureau of the Pskov Regional Branch of the Yabloko Party considered the transfer of mandates of deputies of the Pskov City Duma, the Assembly of Deputies of the Novorzhevsky District and the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District, which became vacant in connection with the election of Arthur Gaiduk as an MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly in single-member constituency No. 2, Sofia Pugazheva as head of Novorzhevsky district and Svetlana Vasilkova as head of the Pustoshkinsky district.

Photo: Dmitry Permyakov

Dmitry Permyakov, lawyer and Deputy Chairman of the regional branch of the party, and Tatyana Fedorova, member of the Bureau of the Regional Council of the Yabloko party and teacher of economics and management, competed for the mandate of a deputy of the Pskov City Duma.

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Pickets against imports of garbage were held in Novgorod and Okulovka

Press Release, 23.09.2019

The team of the Novgorod Yabloko organised and conducted a series of pickets against the imports of garbage from Moscow and St. Petersburg into other regions. The protest action was held in Novgorod and Okulovka.

Anna Cherepanova, Chairperson of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko and MP in the City Duma of Novgorod, noted that the Novgorod region risks becoming a landfill for Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko supported the political prionsers and defendants of the “Moscow riots” case

Press Release, 23.09.2019

Activists of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko conducted a series of one-person pickets, that do not require a permission from the authorities, in support of defendants in politically motivated criminal cases instituted as part of the so-called the “Moscow riots” case when people protested against non-registration of opposition candidates in the Moscow parliamentary election. The action was held in the centre of Kazan. During a series of pickets, party members and supporters demanded the release of those deprived of their liberty and accused in participation in the “mass riots” on 27 July, 2019, as well as drop charges against them and close criminal cases.

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Yabloko Chairperson to meet with municipal deputies of St. Petersburg

Press Release, 21.09.2019

On Monday, 23 September, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, will arrive in St. Petersburg to meet with the party’s municipal deputies who won the election.

Following the results of the elections of 8 September, Yabloko received representation in 31 municipal districts of St. Petersburg, 81 candidates nominated or supported by Yabloko got their mandates.

In two districts – Liteyny and Vladimirsky – Yabloko has a majority: 11 municipal deputies out of 20 and 12 deputies out of 20 deputies, respectively. The party formed large fractions in the Smolninskoye municipal district (seven deputies) and Malaya Okhta (eight deputies).

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Deputies from Yabloko will participate in seven commissions of the Moscow City Duma. Yevgeny Bunimovich will head the Commission on Education

Press Release, 20.09.2019

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin, Daria Besedina, Yevgeny Bunimovich and Maxim Kruglov.

Yevgeny Bunimovich, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma from the Yabloko party and Honored Teacher of Russia, will head the Commission on Education in the Moscow parliament.

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The Public Prosecutor General’s Office refuses to give answers on the lawsuit of Yabloko about excavations in the memorial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh

Press Release, 19.09.2019

Photo: Boris Misnik, Jan Raczynski and Emilia Slabunova

Today, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow decided not to consider the claim of the Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova against the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Karelian Public Prosecutor’s Office on checking the legality of the excavations of the graves of the victims of Stalin’s reprisals by the Russian Military Historical Society in Sandarmokh, due to the fact that the Public Prosecutor General’s Office had not submitted its objections. Slabunova file a lawsuit on 3 July.

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Statement by the St.Petersburg branch of the Yabloko party on the municipal and gubernatorial elections in St.Petersburg

Statement by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko, 18.09.2019

The St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko does not recognise the election of the Governor of St. Petersburg as having taken place. It was nothing more than an act of appointing [acting Governor] Alexander Beglov, sent to our city by President Vladimir Putin, [as Governor]. The procedure when the strongest competitors of a candidate from the party in power are removed from participation by different ways and means cannot be called elections, and the declared winner is not an elected Governor. We consider Alexander Beglov to be the same appointee as he was before.

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 “It was not an election, but a farce.” Boris Vishnevsky left the conference hall of the St. Petersburg parliament before the inauguration of Alexander Beglov as St.Petersburg Governor

Press Release, 18.09.2019

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, left the conference hall of the St. Petersburg parliament before the start of the ceremony of inauguration of  Alexander Beglov as Governor of St. Petersburg.

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Yabloko has got a faction in the Council of Deputies of the Central District of Chelyabinsk

Yelena Vakhtina was elected Deputy Chair of the Housing and Utilities Commission, but she was not delegated to the City Duma

Press Release, 18.09.2019

Итоги голосования по депутатам гордумы от Центрального района

Опубликовано Ярослав Щербаков Вторник, 17 сентября 2019 г.

Yelena Vakhtina, deputy from the Yabloko party, formed a faction in the Council of Deputies of the Central Region. The goal of the faction is to implement the Healthy Changes programme for the Chelyabinsk.

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MP of the Moscow City Duma from Yabloko demanded resignation of the head of the Moscow Electoral Commission during taking the oath

Press Release, 17.09.2019

Maxim Kruglov, deputy of the Moscow City Duma from the Yabloko party, addressed Valentin Gorbunov, head of the Moscow Electoral Commission, during taking the oath. Kruglov blamed Gorbunov on the reprisals against those protesting in the streets for fair elections and said that the Yabloko faction would seek his resignation.

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Yabloko member of St. Petersburg Electoral Commission opposes the decision to recognise Alexander Beglov elected Governor

Olga Pokrovskaya indicated in her dissenting opinion, that the elections were held with numerous violations of the law.

Press Release, 17.09.2019

Olga Pokrovskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission with a casting vote from Yabloko, expressed her dissenting opinion, noting that she disagreed with the decision of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission to approve the results of the St. Petersburg gubernatorial elections.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre launched its report for 2018

The brochure contains investigations, analytics, and an account of the centre activities.

Press Release, 17.09.2019

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre party launched a report on its work in 2018. The brochure presents investigations, examinations and analytics prepared by the Centre.

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Yabloko will file lawsuits to annul the results of St. Petersburg municipal elections in the electoral districts where the results were falsified

Press Release, 16.09.2019

Lawyers of the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko will challenge the results of municipal elections in the city in 12 electoral districts where they were rigged. At least 24 mandates were stolen from Yabloko only through direct substitution of reals bulletins by fakes and subsequent recounting of ballots.

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Slabunova applies to court against Public Prosecutor General’s Office for refusal to check the excavations of the graves of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh by the Russian Military Historical Society

Press Release, 16.09.2019

The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow will consider the lawsuit of Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova against the Public Prosecutor General and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Karelia for their refusal to examine on merit the excavations of the graves of the victims of Stalin’s reprisals by the Russian Military Historical Society in Sandarmokh.

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St. Petersburg municipal elections: Yabloko obtained 95 mandates, it got majority in three constituencies

However, at least 24 mandates were stolen from Yabloko

Press Release, 16.09.2019

The St. Petersburg municipal campaign was successful for Yabloko: 95 candidates who were nominated or supported by the party were elected municipal deputies. The party received a majority in two districts (Liteiny and Vladimirsky), as well as the largest factions in the Smolninskoye and Malaya Okhta municipalities. In addition, the Yabloko team received 13 seats out of 20 in the Murino municipal district (50.000 residents), which is located on the border of the Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: The fund that allocated money for the campaign of Valeria Kasamara, candidate to the Moscow City Duma, received a grant from the Mayor of Moscow

Press Release, 11.09.2019

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre found out that the fund that rendered support to Valeria Kasamara, candidate to the Moscow City Duma, received a grant from the Mayor of Moscow.

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Yabloko received a majority in the Vladimirsky and Liteiny municipal districts in the municipal elections in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 13.09.2019

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Peterburg, with elected deputies of the Vladimirsky municipal district of St.Petersburg

The electoral commissions of the municipalities of the Vladimirsky district and the Liteiny district confirmed the victory of Yabloko. The voting results of the electoral commissions could not be drawn up for several days. In the Vladimirsky region, the victory of Yabloko was confirmed only after a voters gathering, the party received 12 mandates out of 20, the following candidates were elected deputies: Yelena Andrusenko, Yevgeny Toporov, Alexander Koretsky, Valery Shaposhnikov, Denis Tikhonenko, Dmitry Prytkov, Vitaly Bovar, Elizaveta Silayeva, Ilya Stadnik , Irina Gaysina, Denis Smirnykh and Denis Lugovsky.

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Opposition wins in the municipality where the city government is located. Yabloko gets seven mandates

Press Release, 12.09.2019

The electoral commission of the municipality of Smolninskoye approved the election results. The victory in the municipality, on the territory of which the building of the government of St. Petersburg is located, was won by candidates from Yabloko. The party got seven mandates there, activists of the movement “The Central District for a Comfortable Living Environment” obtained six mandates and the activists from the headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny got three mandates. The election results were announced only on 12 September; almost four days after the voting. Before that candidates were trying to make the electoral commission enter the data on voting into the GAS Vybory system for more than a day.

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The key aspects of work of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma for 2019 – 2024

Press Release, 13.09.2019

  1. Termination of judicial and criminal prosecution of citizens for political reasons. Muscovites, who actively express their protest against systematic fraud of elections be authorities, have every reason to protest, including in the form of peaceful demonstrations and rallies. Political reprisals must be stopped immediately, sentences canceled. A decision obliging the Moscow authorities to ensure safety of residents of Moscow must be adopted, beatings of peaceful protesters must be completely ruled out.

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