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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 Road to the Future” with Grigory Yavlinsky: A Different World

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.05.2024


April 2024

“What should be done to prevent a large-scale war? The very first steps to be taken to prevent a big war should include: a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and the signing of a respective agreement; the creation of a demilitarised zone on both sides of the fault line; the resolution of humanitarian issues — an exchange of prisoners; the creation of acceptable living standards for people on the territories in the zone of the military actions.

It should be acknowledged here that diplomatic dialogue will have to start against the backdrop of total distrust. The necessary communications channels must be created immediately, the rhetoric needs to be changed, special representatives for negotiations must be appointed. No amount of military aid can ensure Ukraine’s security in the long term and even in the short term. It is a mistake to proceed from the premise that there is no alternative to “victory on the battlefield”. A ceasefire is the only possible prospect in such confrontation.”

(From the article “New World Disorder” published in April 2024)


The collapse of the world order that emerged after World War II and the danger of a major war were discussed in the new release of “The Road to the Future”.

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The Volgograd Regional Court overturned the decision of the court of the first instance in the case of Alexander Yefimov on “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 15.05.2024

Photo: Alexander Yefimov  / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Volgograd Regional Court sent for revision the administrative case of Alexander Yefimov, a Yabloko Federal Bureau member, for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”. On 4 April, the court of the city of Volzhsky fined Yefimov 15,000 roubles for his interview with the Youtube channel of the Golos independent observers movement. The politician’s appeal against the court’s decision cited the lack of corpus delicti and procedural errors.

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Human rights defender. Politician. Poet. Man. An event in memory of Andrei Babushkin was held at Yabloko

Press Release, 15.05.2024

On 14 May, on the second anniversary of the death of Andrei Babushkin, an event in memory of the human rights defender, Yabloko member since 1999, Chairman of the public human rights charity organisation Committee for Civil Rights and a member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of the RF, was held at Yabloko. Colleagues in human rights activities, friends and party members shared their memories of Andrei Babushkin.

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A member of Yabloko in Tula fined for writing about the need for a ceasefire on a ballot paper

Press Release, 15.05.2024

Photo by Dmitry Chiginsky / Photo from social media

Dmitry Chiginsky, a member of the Bureau of the Tula branch of Yabloko, was fined under the administrative article of “discrediting the army” for writing about the need to conclude a ceasefire agreement on a ballot paper. The Tula district court fined Chiginsky 45,000 roubles for publishing a photo of the ballot on his Vkontakte page. Dmitry Chiginsky, a member of Yabloko and an active participant in the elections in Tula, needs help paying a fine. Yabloko announces a fundraising.

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Soviet dissidents about modern Russia: “The present period is completely different, much more terrible”

Press Release, 13.05.2024

Photo from left to right: Nikolai Ivlyushkin, Alexander Daniel, Svetlana Gannushkina, Valery Borshchyov, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, Vyacheslav Igrunov, Alexei Smirnov, and Alexander Podrabinek / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 12 May, a round table with the participation of Soviet dissidents was held at the Yabloko central office in Moscow. The participants talked about the history of the dissident movement, its political and moral aspects, as well as the protection of human rights in modern Russia. Valery Borshchyov, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, Svetlana Gannushkina, Chair of the Civil Assistance Committee and a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, Alexander Daniel, human rights defender and writer, Vyacheslav Igrunov, MP of three convocations of the State Duma from Yabloko, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Alexander Podrabinek, human rights defender and journalist, Soviet political prisoners Alexei Smirnov and Nikolai Ivlyushkin participated in the discussion. Tatyana Kasatkina, the wife of imprisoned Chair of the Board of the Memorial human rights centre Oleg Orlov, as well as other participants and witnesses of the Soviet dissident movement were among the guests of the event.

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Yabloko will participate in the Moscow City Duma elections in September

Press Release, 13.05.2024

Photo: The Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Such decision was made by the Moscow Yabloko Bureau in early May. A headquarters has been created to work during elections. The work of the headquarters will be coordinated by Maxim Kruglov, the head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Kirill Goncharov, a Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko, and Maria Chuprina, the Chair of one of the local branches of the Moscow Yabloko. The decision to nominate candidates will be made at the Moscow Yabloko conference in June.

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“We bow down before them, deepest gratitude.”

Press Release, 9.05.2024

On 9 May, the leaders and members of the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those killed in the Second World War at the Preobrazhenskoye cemetery in Moscow, where more than 10,000 soldiers and commanders of the Red Army are buried. The delegation laid flowers and a wreath at the War Memorial.

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The St. Petersburg Yabloko laid flowers at the memorial at the Piskarevskoye cemetery

Press Release, 8.05.2024

On 8 May, on the eve of Victory Day, the day of the victory over the Nazi Germany in 1945, members of the St. Petersburg Yabloko laid a wreath and flowers at the Motherland monument at the Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery.

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Another step towards dictatorship. Yabloko’s statement on depriving “foreign agents” of the right to be elected

Statement by the Yabloko party, 6.05.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The State Duma has approved amendments stipulating that elected deputies included in the foreign agents register by decision of the Ministry of Justice will be deprived of their deputy mandate.

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The Novosibirsk Yabloko is against the killing of stray dogs

Statement by the regional party branch, 6.05.2024

The regional branch of the Yabloko party, on the basis of moral principles and principles of humanity, opposes the killing of captured stray dogs as a way to solve the problem of animals without owners.

In April, a survey was conducted on the government services portal “On the need to introduce additional measures into regional legislation to solve the problem of animals without owners in the Novosibirsk region”. One of the possible survey answers proposed to kill captured stray dogs if “the dog has not found a new owner within one month”.

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The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Svetlana Gannushkina on the institution of asylum in Russia

Press Release, 6.05.2024

On 23 May, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “The Institute of Asylum in Russia. How Can We Help Refugees?” the lecturer is Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, Chairman of the Civic Assistance Committee, a member of the Memorial group, and a member of the Expert Council under the Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Yabloko invites all to an Andrei Babushkin commemoration event and the launch of a book dedicated to him

Press Release, 3.05.2024

On 14 May, an event in memory of human rights defender Andrei Babushkin will be held at the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. Andrei Babushkin, a human rights defender, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau, passed away on 14 May, 2022.

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The St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko regards the initiation of an administrative case against Boris Vishnevsky as another example of pressure

Press Release, 27.04.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko regards the initiation of an administrative case under Article 20.33 of the Code of Administrative Offences against Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, for his online interview with participants in the election observation movement Golos, as another example of pressure on political opponents of the authorities .

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Yabloko activists watched and discussed the feature film “The Eternal Road” about Stalin’s terror

Press Release, 3.05.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Moscow office of Yabloko hosted the final screening of the film “The Eternal Road” (2017) by the Finnish director Antti-Jussi Annila, the screening was held within the framework of the Another Look film festival. Participants watched the feature film based on the real fate of Finns who emigrated to the USSR from America and were expelled from Finland after the victory of the “whites” in the civil war of 1918. The discussion of the film was attended by the Ambassador of Finland to Russia Antti Helanterä, the Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, experts in the field of history and cinematography from Finland, as well as members and supporters of the Yabloko party.

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St.Petersburg Yabloko challenges discrimination against party representatives in admission to electoral commissions

Press Release, 26.04.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Oktyabrsky District Court held the first hearing on Yabloko’s claim on non-admission of Yabloko representatives from joining the city’s electoral commissions. The interests of the party were represented by lawyer Alexander Kobrinsky.

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Yabloko asks the Ministry of Internal Affairs to explain the need to introduce unconstitutional methods of collecting information and list measures restraining security forces

Press Release, 26.04.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code have been submitted to the State Duma for consideration, according to these amendemnts investigators and interrogators will be able to access the telephone calls of all citizens, bank accounts and transactions based on a simple request, without the sanction of a judge. Maxim Kruglov, the head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent a request to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev, asking to explain the need to introduce unconstitutional methods of collecting information into the Criminal Procedure Code and to list measures restraining security forces.

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Yabloko stands for reduction of nuclear risks in Russia and in the world!

The 26 of April is Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Chernobyl Tragedy and Other Radiation Disasters

Statement by the Yabloko party, 26.04.2024

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Due to the explosion of the RBMK-1000 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 38 years ago, hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the former Soviet Union and other countries were contaminated with hazardous materials. As a result, people had to be completely relocated from a significant number of settlements. Millions of people were exposed to radiation. The affected areas have not yet been properly rehabilitated. We also have to note that there are 7 RBMK-1000 power units with an extended service life in Russia today.

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Leader of the Vologda branch of Yabloko Nikolai Yegorov fined in a criminal case for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 25.04.2024

Photo: Nikolai Yegorov with his family / Photo from the personal archive

The judge of the Veliky Ustyug District Court of the Vologda Region made a decision on 25 April. Nikolai Yegorov, former deputy of the Vologda Legislative Assembly, father of six children and Chairman of the regional branch of the Yabloko party, will have to pay the state 200,000 roubles.

It should be noted that Nikolai Yegorov was found guilty of “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code) for posts on social networks. On 3 May, 2023, a group of police officers (12 people) detained Yegorov near his country house and then took him to his apartment for a search. Investigative actions also took place in the apartment of Yegorov’s daughter. On 5 May, 2023, a search took place in the office at Yegorov’s place of work. Equipment and data storage devices were confiscated from Yegorov. His family and he himself was under a ban on certain actions for almost a year while the investigation was going on.

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We don’t hide behind numbers: the Yabloko faction in St.Petersburg city parliament has published income declarations

Press release, 25.04.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly published their income declarations for 2023. Alexander Shishlov and Boris Vishnevsky insist on the openness of people’s representatives, and therefore do not take advantage of the possibility to report anonymously envisaged by the recent law.

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Boris Vishnevsky is challenging in court the decision to include him in the register of “foreign agents”

Press Release, 24.04.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent two administrative claims to the court challenging the decision of the Ministry of Justice to include him in the register of “foreign agents.”

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