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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

Nikolai Rybakov: The main thing is not to keep silent!

Press Release, 25.11.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 25 November, Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov met with human rights activists and public activists who came to the building of the Supreme Court of Russia. The court is considering the claim of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the international historical and educational society Memorial founded by Acad. Andrei Sakharov and other human rights defenders in 1992.

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The Moscow City Duma supported Yabloko’s amendments to the Moscow budget for 2 billion roubles

Press Release, 24.11.2021

Photo by Grigory Sysoyev

The Moscow City Duma supported two amendments by the Yabloko faction to the Moscow budget for 2022: on the restoration of historical monuments and on grants for Moscow universities. The financing for the implementation of these two amendments exceeds two billion roubles, they will be financed from the reserve fund.

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Yabloko’s amendment exempts non-state universities in Moscow from property tax

This stimulates construction of new student dormitories

Press Release, 24.11.2021

Photo: A student dormitory in Copenhagen / Photo by BOOKYOURSTUDY.BY

The Moscow City Duma adopted an amendment submitted by the Yabloko faction envisaging exemption of non-state universities from an organization property tax. This measure will affect non-state universities with state accreditation that have student dormitories on the balance and stimulate construction of new student dormitories.

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The court ruled out that Ruslan Zinatullin, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan, was involved in the “extremist organisation”

Press Release, 23.11.2021

Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Press Service of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan approved the decision of the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan which had recognised Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko, involved in the activities of Alexei Navalny’s Headquarters, an “extremist organisation” since summer 2021.

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The Moscow branch of Yabloko conducted re-registration of its members

Press Release, 23.11.2021

Photo: Sergei Ivanenko, Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko / Photo by the Yabloko Party Press Service

On 22 November, 2021, the Bureau of the Regional Council of the Moscow regional branch of the YABLOKO party summed up the results of the re-registration of its members, which took place from 1 to 15 November, 2021.

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The Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly introduced a legislative initiative to exclude the concept of “foreign agent” from the legislation

Press Release, 23.11.2021

Photo by vladislavgajic/depositphotos

The legislative initiative of the Yabloko faction proposing to completely eliminate the concept of “foreign agent” from Russian legislation has undergone legal expertise in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. The draft was prepared by Lev Levinson, an expert of the Institute of Human Rights, at the request of the deputies of the Yabloko faction.

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Yabloko leaders called on the Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow to dismiss the case against journalist and photographer Viktoria Ivleva

Press Release, 22.11.2021

Photo: Victoria Ivleva at the conference in support of the Yabloko list of candidates in the elections to the State Duma, on 16 September, 2021 / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The leaders of Yabloko filed petitions with the Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow calling for the termination of the administrative case against the journalist and photographer Victoria Ivleva, who was detained by the police on Saturday at a single picket against the liquidation of the Memorial human rights society.

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Police in Kemerovo searched the home of the Yabloko former candidate for the State Duma

Press Release, 22.11.2021

Photo: Vyacheslav Chernov / Photo by the Press Service of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko

On 18 November, police in Tashtagol, a city in the south of the Kemerovo region, searched the home of Vyacheslav Chernov, former candidate to the State Duma from Yabloko in electoral district No. 104. The reason for the search was his post on Instagram about Petr Bytyrev, former Chairman of the regional electoral commission of the Kemerovo region.

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The Yabloko Bureau announced the re-registration of party members

Press Release, 20.11.2021

On 19 November, the Yabloko Federal Bureau appointed re-registration of party members.

The re-registration is connected with the reform of the party, announced by the Yabloko party congress on 3-4 April 2021. Then the congress adopted amendments to the Yabloko by-laws, increasing the influence of party members and supporters on the decision-making process in Yabloko, while enhancing the party discipline.

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“This is the latest move in Russia’s accelerating crackdown on civil society” – Liberal International President condemns threats to shut down Memorial

Liberal International’s President Hakima el Haité has condemned the Russian authorities’ threat to shut down Memorial, one of the country’s oldest and most respected human rights organisations.

This is the latest blow against civic freedoms in the regime’s accelerating crackdown on government critics and human rights defenders. By labeling human rights activists, opposition, and journalists as “foreign agents,” the regime attempts to suffocate dissent.

“On behalf of Liberal International I express our solidarity and support for Memorial and the rest of the Russian civil society fighting against the increasing repression in the country”, President El Haité stated.

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Stop destruction of federalism and local self-government in Russia

Decision by the Yabloko Bureau, 19.11.2021

Photo: The authors of the bill MP Pavel Krasheninnikov and Senator Andrei Klishas. / Photo by Alexander Miridonov, Kommersant

The Yabloko party regards the Klishas-Krashennikov bill “On the general principles of organising public power in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation” as the final elimination of federalism and local self-government and the construction of a rigidly centralised unitary state of the imperial type in Russia.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre asked the police to check the apartments seized by former State Duma deputies without permission

Press Release, 18.11.2021

Photo by Igor Ivanko / Kommersant

The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party asked the Moscow police to check the apartments where former deputies of the State Duma have been living unlawfully a month after the end of their MP term. In addition, the transfer of 17 apartments for use to MPs’ assistants and relatives of the deputies, who themselves live at other addresses, should also become the subject of inspection, but already by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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The secret life of the Ministry of Defence

Alexei Chumakov on the trends and consequences of imposing secrecy on information

Special for the Yabloko web-site, 16.11.2021

Photo: Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister / Photo from

The protagonists of the animated film The Secret Life of Pets – Chloe the cat, Max the terrier and Gijit the Spitz – face different adventures. Their people do not even know how many interesting things happen in the life of pets. In Russia Russian citizens are in their place, as they have been forbidden to learn how the law enforcement agencies spend taxpayers’ money.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre demanded from the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to check the “needy” ministers. Over 650 officials received subsidies for apartments, whereas some of them already had housing

Press Release, 16.11.2021

Photo: Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov (in the centre, wearing a mask) received a housing subsidy  amounting to 16.6 million rubles. At that time, he owned five apartments totalling ​​313.5 square meters and a country house of ​​73.6 square meters / Photo by Roman Yarovitsyn / Kommersant

The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office with a demand to check the information of the joint investigation of Vazhniye Istorii (Important Stories) and Transparency on the issuance of subsidies to officials who had already owned housing.

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Yabloko’s Artur Gaiduk: “Society resisted vaccination against dangerous diseases in the past too”

Press Release, 16.11.2021

Photo:  Artur Gaiduk / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

Artur Gaiduk, a doctor and a deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, commented to the Press Service of the regional branch of the Yabloko party on the proposed introduction of a system of QR codes in transport, cafes and shopping centres throughout Russia.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “Liquidation of the Memorial human rights society will be Vladimir Putin’s personal decision”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.11.2021

Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening of the Wall of Grief – a monument in memory of the victims of political repression in the USSR. Moscow, October 30, 2017. Putin recalled that “the repression spared neither talent, nor service to the motherland, nor sincere devotion to it.” // REUTERS / Alexander Nemenov / Pool

A submission on the liquidation of the International [human rights] Society Memorial was sent to the Supreme Court of Russia. The formal pretext for this looks deliberately contrived: the absence of a “foreign agent” label in the materials of an organisation with a large number of branches and a huge document flow, which has been encountered for a long period, cannot be the basis for such a decision.

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On the pressure on civil society

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 12.11.2021

Photo by Pyotr Kassin / Kommersant

After the elections to the State Duma, the authorities intensified repressions against civil society and the country’s intellectual elite, and began to crack down on independent public institutions.

The lawsuit of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate Memorial, the oldest human rights organisation, in the year of the 100th anniversary of its first Chairman, Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov; hanging labels of “foreign agents” on increasingly more organisations and public figures; criminal prosecution of the rector of one of the best private universities in the country, Shaninka [the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences founded by Prof. Sir Teodor Shanin] – all this testifies to the complete degradation of relations between the state and society, the transformation of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian system into a totalitarian dictatorship, where the main concern and the raison d’être of state bodies is to maintain the power of the current grouping and gagging all dissent.

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The successors of the executioners want to erase the memory of the victims

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 12.11.2021

Photo: The office of the Memorial human rights society / Photo by Safron Golikov. Kommersant

The Public Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation filed a lawsuit to liquidate Memorial International, a human rights organisation with more than 30 years of history, conducting research of political repression in the USSR, with which the Yabloko party have been continuously and actively cooperating.

Memorial’s efforts not only preserved and perpetuated the memory of tens and hundreds of thousands of victims of [Stalin’s] political repressions, but also the names of those responsible for organising and carrying out of repressions.

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Boris Vishnevsky demanded clarifications from the St.Petersburg government and the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights after statements about mandatory vaccination of St. Petersburg residents over 60

Press Release, 10.11.2021

Photo by IgorVetushko/depositphotos

Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent a number of questions to Oleg Ergashev, Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg, and Natalia Bashketova, head of the regional department of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor), about plans for compulsory vaccination of St.Petersburg residents aged 60 and older, as well as those suffering from chronic diseases.

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The Yabloko faction of the Moscow parliament demands that the Moscow City Duma must resume discussions of the most important issues for the city

Press Release, 10.11.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Moscow Mayor

Deputies of the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma called on their colleagues in the Moscow parliament – deputies of the Communist Party and A Just Russia factions, to join their demands to return the Moscow City Duma regulations, according to which each deputy can ask questions and speak on the agenda of the Moscow City Duma meetings without restrictions.

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