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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

Ksenia Cherepanova is a registered candidate for deputy of the Novgorod Regional Duma from Yabloko

Press Release, 19.07.2024

Photo: Ksenia Cherepanova

Members of the Soletsk District Electoral Commission unanimously decided to register Ksenia Cherepanova, a candidate from the Yabloko party in the by-elections of deputies of the Novgorod Regional Duma in the Soletsk single-mandate electoral district. Ksenia Cherepanova, the Chair of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Veliky Novgorod, the head of the regional anti-corruption centre and economist, is participating in the elections with the programme “For Peace and Freedom”. The Soletsky municipal district includes Batetsky, Volotovsky, Soletsky and Shimsky districts and constituencies of the Novgorod region.

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The Tula regional branch of Yabloko is collecting signatures to participate in the elections of deputies to the regional and the city parliament

Press Release, 19.07.2024

The Tula regional branch of Yabloko nominated two lists of candidates for the regional and city Dumas (parliaments). The Yabloko team is running in the elections under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” and asks for the help of all residents of the region who share the party’s positions and want Yabloko to take part in the elections.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko is running for the Chelyabinsk City Duma and asks its voters and supporters to help with collection of signatures

Press Release, 19.07.2024

The Chelyabinsk regional branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for elections to the Chelyabinsk City Duma as a party list and in single-mandate constituencies. Yabloko candidates are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” To be registered in the elections, candidates must collect 5,000 signatures from residents from all over the city to register the party list and 200 signatures for each candidate in the city’s single-mandate constituencies.

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Anatoly Kivva, a candidate for deputy from Yabloko, has been registered in the Zaborevsky rural settlement of the Ryazan region

Press Release, 19.07.2024

Photo: Anatoly Kivva / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko

The Territorial Electoral Commission of the Ryazan District has registered a candidate for deputy of the Zaborevsky rural settlement from the Yabloko party, Anatoly Kivva. The elections will take place on 6-8 September.

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Ten candidates from Yabloko are registered for elections in the Novgorod region

Press Release, 19.07.2024

The Territorial Electoral Commission in the Novgorod region registered ten candidates from Yabloko. In total, the regional branch of the party nominated 13 candidates. Registration was denied to Valery Kochnev, and Oksana Sergeyeva will soon be denied registration as well, they were found guilty last year of “demonstrating extremist symbols”. Registration of a candidate for the by-elections to the regional Duma, Ksenia Cherepanova, will take place on 19 July.

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Sergei Mitrokhin: The Moscow City Duma is not a place for deputies

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post, 19.07.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov and Sergei Mitrokhin at their meeting with Muscovites / Photo from social media

The refusal [of the electoral commission] to register Maxim Kruglov for elections to the Moscow City Duma was expected. The barrier of [mandatory] collection of voters’ signatures [in favour of a candidate’s nomination] was created against Yabloko from the very beginning. For this reason, the Moscow law does not exempt a party that has a faction in the city parliament from collecting signatures. This norm is provided for in all regions of the Russian Federation, except Moscow, precisely because of Yabloko, which is strong in the capital, but does not have a faction in the State Duma.

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The Ministry of Justice failed to explain on why it recognised Boris Vishnevsky as a “foreign agent”

Press Release, 19.07.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky by the court with his defence attorneys / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko

The Vasileostrovsky District Court in St.Petersburg held the first hearing on the merits in the lawsuit filed by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and MP of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, against the Ministry of Justice. Vishnevsky challenges the decision by the Ministry of Justice to include him in the “foreign agents” register.

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Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma Maxim Kruglov denied registration as a candidate for elections 

Press Release, 17.07.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov after a meeting of the district electoral commission / Photo by the candidate’s headquarters

This decision was made today by the electoral commission for electoral district No. 13, despite objections filed by Maxim Kruglov’s headquarters to the protocol of verifying signatures. Yabloko is preparing a legal complaint.

According to the candidate’s legal team, only 166 signatures out of 5,664 signatures could be considered invalid, that is, 2.9% of the total; whereas the law allows to register candidates with 5% of defective signatures. Meanwhile, the electoral commission said on Monday evening that it considered 1,037 signatures – 18.3% – as “invalid”. However, it should be noted that not a single signature was recognised by the commission as unreliable (falsified).

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Alexander Yefimov fined again for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 17.07.2024

Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Volzhsky City Court, in a retrial, once again fined Alexander Yefimov, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party, 15,000 roubles under the charges of “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation” (Article 20.33 of the Administrative Code) because of his interview to the Golos project. The decision was made on 17 July. Yefimov intends to appeal it.

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The electoral commission is going to invalidate about a thousand signatures in support of the nomination of Maxim Kruglov in the elections to the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 16.07.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov’s team before submitting signatures to the district electoral commission / Photo by the candidate’s headquarters

Maxim Kruglov, a Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma and the current deputy of the Moscow City Duma, told about the decision of the electoral commission to invalidate about a thousand signatures out total 5,660 signatures required for his registration in the Moscow City Duma elections. Lawyers from Maxim Kruglov’s team are preparing objections to the commission’s decision and will defend the signatures in court if necessary.

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The Novgorod branch of Yabloko appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office due to poor quality works on a military memorial in Staraya Russa dedicated to the victims of the World War II

Press Release, 16.07.2024

Photo: Plastic signs at the Simonovskoye cemetery in Staraya Russa / Photo by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party sent an appeal to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office regarding the failure of the authorities to complete works to create a memorial in Staraya Russa to soldiers who died in the World War II. The memorial at the Simonovskoye cemetery, where about 30,000 Soviet soldiers are buried, was opened in October 2023. An inspection in July 2025, which was carried out by the Novgorod Yabloko, showed that in the process of creating the memorial, the administration of Staraya Russa arbitrarily refused to carry out critically important works provided for by the design project and replaced materials with cheaper analogues.

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Electoral commissions are carrying out a political order to prevent Yabloko candidates from participating in municipal elections in St. Petersburg

Statement by the Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko party, 15.07.2024

Candidates for municipal deputies from the Yabloko party are being denied registration en masse. In the Admiralteysky, Central, Petrogradsky, Kirovsky and other districts of St. Petersburg, candidates are rejected registration on the same far-fetched grounds that do not correspond either to the law or to the actual circumstances, and the texts of the claims coincide almost word for word, including obvious typos. At the same time, electoral commissions neither accept any objections from candidates, nor provide arguments in favour of their speculations.

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The Pskov branch of Yabloko nominated 36 candidates to participate in 11 election campaigns

Press Release, 15.07.2024

Photo: Yabloko candidates Yevgeny Vasiliev and Alexei Kanishchev

On 14 July, the conference of the Pskov branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for the by-elections of a deputy of the Pskov City Duma in electoral district No. 5, elections for the head of the Gdovsky district, deputies of the assemblies of the Bezhanitsky, Dnovsky, Plyussky, Porkhovsky and Usvyatsky municipal districts. The regional branch nominated unified party lists and candidates for single-mandate constituencies.

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The Ministry of Justice hurried to add a candidate from the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko to the register of foreign agents in order to disrupt her registration

Press release, 13.07.2024

Photo: Anna Karulicheva with her team / Photo by regional branch of Yabloko

On 12 July, three hours before the meeting of the electoral commission, which was supposed to consider the issue of registering Anna Karulicheva, a Yabloko candidate and former deputy of the Narva Okrug municipality in St.Petersburg, the Ministry of Justice urgently included her in the list of foreign agents. According to the Ministry of Justice, she “disseminated false information about the electoral system of the Russian Federation”.

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We Need a Ceasefire Now — Before It Is Too Late

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.07.2024

Armoured Peace Dove. Banksy. 2003


“It often requires more courage to dare
to do right than to fear to do wrong”.

Abraham Lincoln

The most recent rotation of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – which is usually a formal procedure in the European bureaucratic system — became a high-profile international event. On 1 July 2024 Hungary assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who had previously declared on numerous occasions that a diplomatic resolution of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict was required, immediately started implementing the practical part of his peace plan.

Orban was already in Kyiv on 2 July, where at a meeting with Vladimir Zelensky he called on the parties to agree to a ceasefire. Three days later the Hungarian Prime Minister went to Moscow. His meeting with Vladimir Putin was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, as well as aides to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov and Vladimir Medinsky (the last two individuals were key figures during the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in spring 2022 in Belarus and Turkey). As had been the case in Kyiv, Orban called on Russia to agree to a ceasefire for the start of negotiations with Ukraine. Beijing became the next stop in Orban’s peace-making blitz tour. A ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine was also the central topic of conversation at his meeting with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. In general Xi supported Orban’s idea, but stressed that a ceasefire could be achieved only “when all major powers exert positive energy, rather than negative energy.”  Orban left Beijing for Washington where the NATO Summit started on 9 July.

If one proceeds from the assumption that Viktor Orban’s goal is to achieve peace in Europe, then the route he took to discuss a ceasefire is logical and reasonable: Kyiv-Moscow-Beijing-Washington – these are the countries which hold the keys to ending the bloodshed. His meeting with the Turkish President Recep Erdogan held at the NATO Summit in Washington was also useful.

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The construction of a tourist centre on the shores of Lake Onega in Karelia was stopped due to the efforts of Yabloko deputies and local residents

Press Release, 12.07.2024

Photo from social media

The Karelian Interdistrict Environmental Public Prosecutor’s Office established that a plot of pine forest on the shore of Lake Onega with an area of over 6 hectares was transferred into private hands illegally. Forest lands, which include centuries-old pine forests, can be exclusively federal property. The public prosecutor sent a statement of claim to the court to declare all transactions, the subject of which are the disputed territories, null and void. As an interim measure, a ban was introduced on the owners of plots and third parties to carry out any economic activity on the forest territory, including its felling. The inspection was carried out by the Interdistrict Environmental Public Prosecutor’s office after numerous appeals to the public prosecutor’s office and to officials from Yabloko deputies, as well as a great public outcry caused by the news of felling the forest.

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“They are convicted for creativity. For not toeing the line. For making people think.” Yabloko leaders on the sentence to theatre director Yevgenia Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk

Press Release, 8.07.2024

Photo: Playwright Svetlana Petriychuk and theatre director Yevgenia Berkovich in court / Photo by Ilya Pitalev, RIA Novosti

On 8 July, the Second Western District Military Court of Moscow sentenced theatre director Yevgenia (Zhenya) Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk to six years in a general regime penal colony each in the case of “justifying terrorism”.

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Yabloko to honour the memory of the victims of Stalin’s political repression in Sandarmokh, Karelia, and invites all the party supporters to participate

Press Release, 08.07.2024

Photo: A monument at the place of mass burial with an inscription “People, don’t kill each other!”

On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Terror, on 5 August, the Yabloko delegation will go to the Sandarmokh, Karelia, the place of mass burial of victims of Stalin’s political terror. Yabloko ativists will lay flowers at the memorial cemetery and honour the memory of the victims of Soviet repression. Yabloko invites all its supporters to join our trip.

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Over 50,000 Muscovites signed for peace and freedom

Press Release, 7.07.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and Yabloko’s candidate, meets with Muscovites

Candidates for Moscow City Duma deputies from the Yabloko party were able to collect a total of 51,526 signatures from Muscovites in favour of their nomination that are required for their registration in the Moscow City Duma elections. Yabloko conducted this campaign under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” For the Ceasefire Agreement!”

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Vladimir Kara-Murza hospitalised in prison. No information about his condition
Nikolai Rybakov’s post, 5.07.2024
Vladimir Kara-Murza has been taken to the prison hospital.
His wife Evgenia reported this to the media. Defenders are not yet allowed to see him, there are no details about his condition.
Let me remind you that in April 2023, the Moscow City Court sentenced Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison on charges of “treason” and spreading “fake news.”

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