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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 Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko applied for getting a permission to hold March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov for the third time

Press Release, 19.02.2020

On 17 February, Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko applied for getting a permission to hold March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov for the third time. It is planned that the march will take place in the form of a public event – a procession along Rozhdestvenskaya street, followed by a rally Markin square. Earlier, the administration of Nizhny Novgorod twice refused to give a permission for the commemorative action.

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The wife of the organiser of the Boris Nemtsov memorial march in Kemerovo is dismissed from her job in a children’s clinic

Press Release, 19.02.2020

Photo: Yevgeny Artemyev.

Irina Sotnikova, nurse of Kemerovo Children’s Clinic No. 1, was announced that she would be fired in April. Formally, a nurse with forty years of experience was informed that her job would be cut. However, in informal conversations, she was informed that her the dismissal was associated with the activity of her husband Yevgeny Artemyev, member of the Regional Council of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko and organiser of the March of the memory of Boris Nemtsov in Kemerovo.

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One hundred years of lawlessness: is Putin legitimate?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 18.02.2020

Konstantin Aranovsky, Judge of the Constitutional Court, called the USSR an illegitimate state, and the Soviet state bodies “illegal party-state power bodies”, which cannot be regarded as “legal predecessors of constitutional state power”.

This is an accurate and true definition.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko launched its regional campaign “The Constitution of Free People” at a rally in Magnitogorsk

Press Release, 17.02.2020

On 15 February, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko launched its regional campaign “The Constitution of Free People” at a rally in Magnitogorsk, the Chelyabinsk region. The rally was organised by Kira Belaya, member of Magnitogorsk Yabloko.

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Viktor Sheinis turns 89!


16 February marks 89 years of Viktor Leonidovich Sheinis, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party. Nikolay Rybakov, Yabloko Chairman, congratulates Viktor Sheinis on behalf of the party:

Dear Viktor Leonidovich! You are an outstanding person, one of the main authors of the Russian Constitution, which enshrines fundamental rights and freedoms for the citizens of our country. But such are Russian historical algorithms that today you, together with the third generation of Yabloko members, have to defend the spirit of the Basic Law.

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“We did something wrong to the whole country”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.02.2020

Everyone knows that the Network [antifascist group] case was fabricated, and confessions were beaten out under torture, including the President of Russia, who was informed about torture at the meeting of the Human Rights Council. As the saying goes, “tell comrade N: a monstrous mistake has occurred”.

Speaking in court with his last statement, Dmitry Pchelintsev, who was sentenced for the longest term, 18 years, in this case, said,

“I have never been particularly interested in politics or justice, or anything like that. In principle, mainly because I was not very interested in it and I did not think that it could ever become.., that I would ever come across this. However, after spending more than two years in solitary confinement, I analysed how I ended up here and what brought me here. And naturally, I could only make one conclusion, which, I think, is obvious to everyone: we really did something wrong with the whole country. And we did not do something [important], although we had to, were even obliged to do.”

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The sentence in the case of the Network [antifascist group] must be canceled

Statement by the Yabloko party, 10.02.2020

The sentence passed in Penza today in the so-called Network case is a monstrous abuse of law and justice.

Young people tortured by the law enforcement and the investigation so that to get “confessions” received from six to 18 years of imprisonment. The defendants made statements about this at the trial and retracted these “confessions”.

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“Teodor Shanin helped our country at a practical level in the most difficult moments, because he knew Russia’s potential well”

Condolences by Nikolai Rybakov and Grigory Yavlinsky, 4.02.2020

Photo: Teodor Shanin

Today, Teodor Shanin, outstanding social scientist and founder of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (“Shaninka”) passed away in his 90th year.


Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party:

Teodor Shanin was an amazing person, with a fate extraordinary even for the 20th century. His strength of mind, intellectual power, independence and ability to practically conduct business are fascinating. “Shaninka”, his brainchild in Moscow, has become one of the best education and research centres. I am sure that it will continue working, despite all the difficulties, and will preserve the traditions laid down by its founder, as well as the atmosphere of free-thinking and intellectual celebration.

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The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko has published an open letter to the Governor with a request to give a permission for the March of Memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 4.02.2020

The organisers of the march in memory of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Nizhny Novgorod sent an open letter to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, with a request to assist in getting a permission for the event.

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Lev Shlosberg and Saria Saburskaya, Ombudsperson of the Republic of Tatarstan, defend arrested activists Yelena Izotova and Anatoly Malov

Press Release 3.02, 2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg and Yelena Izotova

On 16 January, Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies and member of the Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, addressed Sariya Saburskaya, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan, in connection with administrative arrests of Yelena Izotova, leader of the Yabloko’s Green Russia faction in the Republic of Tatarstan and eco-activist, and civil activist Anatoly Malov.

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Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg and Artur Gaiduk for the second time submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly a package of bills on the need to government to respect the people

Press Release, 3.02.2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg and Artur Gaiduk

Yabloko MPs of the Pskov Regional Assembly Lev Shlosberg and Artur Gaiduk for the second time submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly a package of bills on the need to government to respect the people.


Yabloko’s bills represent a direct political and legal response to Federal Law No. 28-FZ “On Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses” dated March 18, 2019, which introduced citizens’ responsibility for “explicit disrespect” for bodies exercising state power and local self-government in Russia.

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Yabloko creates a party commission to draft constitutional amendments alternative to Vladimir Putin’s

Press Release, 31.01.2020

Yabloko has created a party commission to draft constitutional amendments alternative to those of President Putin’s. This decision was made today by the Party Bureau. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will head the commission. The Executive Secretary of the commission will be Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman.

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We demand to stop criminal prosecution of civil activists of Ingushetia

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 31.01.2020

On 27 December, 2019, criminal cases were initiated against civil activists of the Republic of Ingushetia Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoyev, Musa Malsagov, Barakh Chemurziyev, Bagaudin Hautiyev, Ismail Nalgiyev, Zarifa Sautiyeva and Akhmed Pogorov, under [the charges envisaged in] the article [of the Cirminal Code of the Russian Federation] on creating and participating in an extremist organisation, and January of this year they were already been charged.

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Lecture by Vladimir Ryzhkov “Constitutional reform: what will happen and how it should be?”

Press Release, 30.01.2020

The Yabloko Party University resumes its work. Speeches of famous politicians, political scientists, social scientists and economists (Igor Nikolayev, Grigory Amnuel, Yevgeny Gontmakher, Nikolai Petrov, Tatyana Vorozheykina and others) are planned in the curriculum. Classes will be held mainly on Wednesdays at 19.00.

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The political situation in Russia at the beginning of 2020 and the need for real change

Statement by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, 28.01.2020

The 2020 Presidential Address [to the Federal Assembly], amendments to the Constitution hastily introduced [by the government], and formation of a new government of the Russian Federation testify to the policies of the authorities that led the country into a dead end are maintained.

The main thing in the Presidential Address is unwillingness to talk about the situation in the country, give an account for what was done and what was not done, and bear responsibility. The President not only did not try to analyse what happened in Russia during the year, but did not even mention the events that were significant for the country. Speaking about the importance of “national projects”, he did not analyse the reasons for the failure to fulfill these plans, as well as the Strategy 2020, approved in 2008, which completely failed in all respects.

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The Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma proposes to give the Moscow parliament the right to approve appointment of top Moscow officials

Press Release, 27.01.2020

The Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma proposes that the Moscow parliament should have the right to approve appointment and dismissal by the Mayor of top Moscow officials such as Vice Mayors, ministers of the city government, districts heads, heads of local administrations, while the same candidacy cannot be submitted for approval for a post more than two times.

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On the day of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad in the World War 2, leaders and activists of Yabloko laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the siege in the Alexander Garden

Press Release, 27.01.2020

On 27 January, the anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad in the World War 2, Yabloko leaders and activists laid flowers at the memorial in the Alexander Garden, Moscow, and commemorate victims of the war.

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, said that 27 January was of particular importance for both residents of St.Petersburg (Leningrad in the USSR period) and all residents of the country. He noted that the siege of Leningrad was “one of the most terrible crimes against humanity in our history.”

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Public Constitutional Committee on the alternative amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 24.01.2020

The Public Constitutional Committee has begun work on an alternative package of amendments to the Constitution. This was announced at a briefing in Moscow by its founders – Yegeny Gontmakher, Leonid Nikitinsky, Vladimir Ryzhkov and Grigory Yavlinsky. The Public Advisory Council, which will include Tamara Morshchakova and Mikhail Krasnov, authors of the Constitution, will help the Public Committee in this. When the work on the amendments is completed, they will be sent to the President and to the State Duma. The Committee will seek their consideration by popular vote, which is expected to take place in April. The main goal of the amendments is to offer the public an alternative, the founders of the Committee say.

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Vladimir Medinsky, ex Minister of Culture, and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin received the Golden Toilet Brush anti-award for embezzlement on public procurement. Yuri Chaika, ex Public Prosecutor General, won the Silver Prize

Press Release, 24.01.2020

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre drew up the results of a vote by the web-site visitors for awarding the Golden Toilet Brush 2019 anti-award to the most wasteful officials. Vladimir Medinsky, former Minister of Culture of Russia and currently President Putin’s aid, received most of the votes. He will receive the “golden toilet brush” for the purchase of the Ministry of Culture for screening of the documentary “I owe my millions to their work…” in Switzerland. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin got the Regional Golden toilet Brush for the purchase of 941 km of road curb stone borders for 3 billion roubles.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko demands to convene an urgent meeting of the City Duma and dismiss the director of the Water and Sewer company due to poisoning of water in the city

Press Release, 24.01.2020

Konstantin Smirnov, Chairman of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko, believes that the health and life of at least tens of thousands of Ryazan residents are in direct danger due to another poisoning of tap water. People have been massively complaining about the unbearable smell of tap water and sickness, but the government and supervisory authorities are keeping silent.

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