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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

Candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma from Yabloko will give a briefing for journalists before submitting signatures to electoral commissions

Press Release, 5.07.2019

On Saturday, 6 July, Yabloko candidates for the Moscow City Duma will hold a briefing on the progress of the subscription campaign and answer journalists’ questions in the central headquarters of Yabloko (Pyatnitskaya, 31 bldg. 2). The briefing starts at 11:00.

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The team of the Tula branch of Yabloko ready to run for the City Duma elections

Emilia Slabunova came to support the party’s candidates to the City Duma

Press Release, 4.07.2019

The Tula branch of Yabloko nominated a list of candidates to run in the City Duma elections. It includes 20 candidates sharing democratic values. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova came to support the team of the regional branch.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Four Questions About Flooding in the Irkutsk Region

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Telegram Channel, 4.07.2019

Over a week they have been struggling with the consequences of terrible flooding in the Irkutsk region. It is already known about 20 dead and 15 missing, 6.700 houses and 32,000 people are in the disaster area, over 2.500 people are evacuated.

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St.Petersburg electoral commissions refuse to register Yabloko candidates for municipal elections

Press Release, 4.07.2019

Electoral commissions of several municipal districts of St. Petersburg refused to register Yabloko candidates for municipal deputies.

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Boris Vishnevsky: I was not registered in the gubernatorial election, because I am dangerous for acting Governor Beglov

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 2.07.2019

Dear friends,

I sincerely thank everyone who supported my participation in the election of the Governor of St. Petersburg.

I have been travelling around 84 of the 111 municipalities for three weeks after my nomination by the Yabloko conference. In each of them, I handed my personal letter to each deputy. I spoke with 24 heads of municipalities, completely traveled around 14 out of total 18 districts of the city. This work was done openly and publicly – every day I posted my trip reports on social networks.

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The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko opens free legal consulting for citizens

Press Release, 4.07.2019


The Rostov-on-Don branch of the Yabloko party opens a legal consulting bureau which will provide free advice to citizens on property and land issues, as well as housing and utilities services. Expert Oleg Zelinsky will answer the residents’ questions.

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The Parliament of Karelia supported two bills submitted by Yabloko

Press Release, 3.07.2019

The Committee on Education, Culture, Sport and Youth Policy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia supported two bills by Emilia Slabunova, MP of the parliament of Karelia and Chair of the Yabloko party.

The parliamentarians voted for Emilia Slabunova’s appeal to Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Minister of Culture, about improving the quality of restoration works of cultural heritage sites. Slabunova proposed to annually index the cost of restoration works of historical and cultural monuments. Yet the cost has been calculated as of the rates of 1984, and then it is indexed to the 2012 price level.

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Meeting in memory of murdered journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin was held in Moscow

Press Release, 3.07.2019

On Tuesday, 2 July, a meeting in memory of Yuri Shchekochikhin, journalist and deputy of the State Duma from the Yabloko party, was held in Moscow. Yuri Shchekochikhin died 16 years ago, on 3 July, 2003, after been poisoned with an unidentified substance . The cause of death was undetermined, but there are no doubts that he was murdered for his parliamentary and journalistic activities.

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The Audit Chamber refused to check Igor Sechin’s flights to resorts at the expense of Rosneft

According to the auditor from United Russia, no such checks are envisaged by the Audit Chamber’s plan

Press Release, 1.07.2019

The Audit Chamber of Russia will not check the flights of Igor Sechin, Rosneft Chief Executive Officer, to elite resorts on a company’s plane. There will be no checks of Rosneft, because it is not included in the annual plan, as follows from the answer of Valery Bogomolov, auditor of the Audit Chamber and former State Duma deputy from United Russia.

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Yabloko complained to the Central Electoral Commission and the Investigative Committee for the fraud during collection of voters’ signatures in support of nomination of acting Governor of St.Petersburg Alexander Beglov

Press Release, 28.06.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova sent a complaint to the Central Electoral Commission about fraud in collecting signatures in support of acting Governor of St.Petersburg Alexander Beglov, who intents to run as candidate for Governor of St. Petersburg in the forthcoming election. Slabunova also asked the Investigative Committee to conduct an inspection of violations.

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Yabloko Chairperson demands to bring to criminal responsibility those involved in the non-admission of opposition candidates for elections in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 30.06.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova demanded that law enforcement agencies initiate a criminal case under article 141 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the fact of obstructing the exercise of electoral rights of candidates for deputies of the St. Petersburg municipality Yekateringofsky, and immediately release candidate from Yabloko Fyodor Gorozhanko, who was brutally detained by police officers by the building of the municipal electoral commission the day before, when he tried to apply to the commission for nomination. Fyodor Gorozhanko is still in the police. In addition, Emilia Slabunova asked the Central Electoral Commission to pay attention to the situation with registration of candidates in St.Petersburg and ensure the electoral rights of candidates to municipal deputies.

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The 5G Break Zone

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 24.06.2019


In his speech at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow before a concert to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, started by telling a story about Mao Zedong. It turned out to be very symbolic, all the more so in the context of the nostalgia that we are experiencing in Russia today for the darkest Soviet times. We have found an ally who is proud of a leader who crippled and maimed the lives of dozens of millions people all over China.

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“An absolute liberal” renounced the liberal idea

Emilia Slabunova about Vladimir Putin’s interview with The Financial Times

Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 29.06.2019

“An absolute liberal” renounced the liberal idea.

Wait for another trouble.

In January 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with a number of Russian and foreign television channels, said that he was “a real liberal” and “held liberal views”.

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Yabloko nominated 547 candidates to run for deputies in 85 municipal councils of St. Petersburg, and nomination goes on

Press Release, 26.06.2019

The Conference of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko nominated 547 candidates for deputies of municipal councils in 85 of the city’s total 109 municipalities. The final number of candidates will be even larger, since the election headquarters still receive applications from potential candidates.

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Nikolai Rybakov: Yabloko will help to collect signatures to all independent democratic candidates so that could register in the election race

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 27.06.2019

On the threashold of the Moscow City Duma elections, many again began to discuss the everlasting topic of the Russian politics – the “inability of the opposition to unite” and the intra-specific struggle of democrats hindering the common cause. In my opinion, there is no point to grieve about this: coalitions should be formed in a natural way, based on common values, programmes and methods, rather than formally common signs.

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Slabunova initiated an appeal from the Parliament of Karelia to Minister of Culture on improving the quality of restoration of monuments

Press release, 27.06.2019

Emilia Slabunova, Chairperson of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, submitted to the Karelian parliament a draft appeal to the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky on improving the quality of restoration of cultural heritage objects.

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Yabloko submitted documents to the Moscow Electoral Commission on nomination of party’s candidates to run in the Moscow parliamentary election

Press Release, 10.06.2019

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Valery Goryachev, Executive Secretary of the Party Bureau, submitted documents to the Moscow Electoral Commission on nomination of party’s candidates to run in the elections to the Moscow City Duma.

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Emilia Slabunova filed a complaint with the Presidential Council for Culture on the fact that studio of film director Mikhalkov plans to film a fire in a historical wooden village in Karelia

Press Release, 18.06.2019

Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, filed a complaint with Karen Shakhnazarov, Vice Chairman of the Council for Culture and Arts under the President of Russia, on the fact that studio of film director Nikita Mikhalkov plans to film a fire in the historical wooden village of Kinerma in Karelia. Earlier Public Prosecutor’s Office in Karelia initiated an inspection on Slabunova’s request.

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Yabloko nominated Yaroslav Shcherbakov to run for Governor of the Chelyabinsk region

Press Release, 17.06.2019

On 15 June, the conference of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko nominated Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the regional branch, as a candidate for the post of Governor of the Chelyabinsk region. In accordance with the law, the nomination of Shcherbakov was agreed upon by the Executive Committee of the Bureau of the Yabloko party.

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Ombudsman for Children’s Rights Yevgeny Bunimovich demanded that the Public Prosecutor’s Office check the actions of the security forces during the rally in support of jailed journalist on 12 June

Press release, 14.06.2019

Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, appealed to the Chief Public Prosecutor of Moscow in connection with detention of minors during a demonstration against the arbitrariness of the law enforcement held in Moscow on 12 June, the Russia Day.

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