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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

Members of the St. Petersburg and the Pskov electoral commissions from Yabloko voted against the approval of the election results

Press Release, 22.09.2021

Photo: Olga Pokrovskaya and Yelena Mayatnikova

Members of the St. Petersburg and the Pskov electoral commissions with a decisive vote from Yabloko voted against the approval of the results of elections to regional parliaments and filed dissenting opinions.

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Journalists from Vidsboku elected municipal deputies from Yabloko

Press Release, 21.09.2021

Photo: Maria Rakcheyeva and Konstantin Smirnov / Photo by Vidsboku

According to the results of the elections, Konstantin Smirnov, Chairman of the Ryazan branch of the Yabloko party and the editor-in-chief of Vidsboku, was re-elected as a deputy of the Dubrovichy rural settlement of the Ryazan region for a second term. The settlement is located near Ryazan. In addition to Dubrovichy, it includes the village of Alekanovo. The territory of this Ryazan suburb is one of the most popular for cottage construction, while the infrastructure of the “old” part of the settlement is extremely worn out. In the new convocation, Smirnov intends to further fight against land manipulations and raise the problems of the housing and utilities services in the settlement.

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 “The new State Duma represents an alliance of United Russia and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.” Yabloko leaders summed up the election outcome

Press Release, 20.09.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov (in the centre) / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 20 September, Yabloko held a press conference in the party headquarters in Moscow. Yabloko leaders summed up the results of the elections to the State Duma.

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Yabloko retained its factions in the regional parliaments of St. Petersburg, Karelia and the Pskov region and increased its representation in the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 21.09.2021

Photo: Top row: Boris Vishnevsky, Alexander Shishlov, Emilia Slabunova.

Bottom row: Inna Boluchevskaya, Artur Gaiduk, Vladimir Ryzhkov

Deputies from the Yabloko party will continue to work in the regional parliaments of St. Petersburg, Karelia and the Pskov region. Vladimir Ryzhkov will become the fifth deputy from Yabloko in the Moscow City Duma. There will also be a Yabloko faction in the city parliament of the capital of Karelia Petrozavodsk – the Petrozavodsk City Council.

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Nikolai Rybakov and Maxim Kruglov told about election violations at the briefing

Press Release, 19.09.2021

Yabloko records all types of violations during voting in the elections to the State Duma, said the leader of the party Nikolai Rybakov, speaking at a briefing.

“Carousels [when same people vote several times at different precincts], stuffing of ballots, people who died indicated as voters in the voter lists, observers are not allowed to see the voter lists, touch-screen voting machines are not sealed, home voting reaches 50% in some areas, voter books are not stitched or numbered, observers are prohibited from taking photos and videos, they are removed from polling stations and even beaten, portable ballot boxes are not sealed, there are malfunctions in the distant voting system,” Rybakov said.

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Yabloko appealed to the Main Directorate for the Moscow Region of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in connection with the pressure on its observers

Press Release, 19.09.2021

Photo: Electoral Commission of the Moscow Region

In the Moscow region, there was recorded a large number of cases when observers and members of electoral commissions were subjected to psychological and physical pressure after Yabloko recorded violations of the electoral legislation.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko canceled the voting results at the polling station where the stuffing took place

Press Release, 19.09.2021

Photo Ivan Krisanov / Photo by Ivan Krisanov

The results of voting at polling station No. 349 (Shuya, Ivanovo region) for September 17 were canceled on the complaint by Ivan Krisanov, a member of the precinct electoral commission with an advisory vote from Yabloko. The reason for the cancellation of the voting results was the stuffing of the ballots.

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Yabloko observers in Chelyabinsk were attacked: they revealed falsifications and canceled the voting results at a polling station

Press Release, 17.09.2021

Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov / Photo by the Press Service of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko

Observers from Yabloko, Denis Ibragimov and Anton Serichenko, were attacked by precinct Electoral Commission No. 686 after they were able to identify the stuffing of the ballots. Assistant to United Russia State Duma deputy Vladimir Burmatov attacked the Yabloko obervers with fists. Observers suggest that it was in favour of Burmatov that the ballots were stuffed in.

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On the work of the Yabloko party electoral headquarters on the voting days and the voting of party leaders

Press Release, 16.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 17-19 September, a hotline will operate at the Yabloko election headquarters, which will receive calls about violations from observers and Yabloko members of electoral commissions.

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The Yabloko Party presented 100 solutions to overcome corruption in Russia

Press Release, 15.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 15 September, the Yabloko party presented its anti-corruption programme, consisting of 100 items. Yabloko believes that corruption should be viewed as a violation of human rights. The presentation was attended by the leader of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the party Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko candidates for the State Duma – lawyer Roman Kiselev and member of the Yabloko Bureau Grigory Grishin.

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Vladimir Ryzhkov submitted 5,000 signatures to the Mayor’s Office for the increase of pensions in Moscow

Press Release, 15.09.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Moscow branch of Yabloko

On 14 September, Vladimir Ryzhkov handed over to the Moscow Government more than 5,000 signatures of Muscovites in support of his initiative to increase the “Moscow budget increment” to pensions to 10,000 roubles.

For a month Vladimir Ryzhkov has been collecting signatures of Muscovites under an appeal to the Moscow Government and the Moscow City Duma to raise the size of the Moscow budget increment in pensions of Muscovites from an average of 7,000 to 10,000 roubles. More than 5,000 signatures have been collected.

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State media of Tatarstan refused to publish the campaign material by the candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko because of his phrase about Vladimir Putin

Press Release, 15.09.2021

Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin

The state-owned newspapers “Respublika Tatarstan” and “Vatanym Tatarstan” refused to publish campaign material by Ruslan Zinatullin, candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko in constituency No.31 (the city of Kazan). The reason was the slogan of  Zinatullin: “Against Putin, swindlers and thieves!”

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Yabloko launches its anti-corruption programme

Press Release, 14.09.2021

Photo by /user @fuzzbones

On 15 September 15, Yabloko will launch its anti-corruption programme “A State Free from Corruption”. The event will start at 12:00.

The programme includes 100 detailed solutions to tackle corruption in Russia. The programme will be presented by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov.

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Nikolai Rybakov visited Yekaterinburg within the framework of his election tour

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 12.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Today in Yekaterinburg, together with Maxim Petlin, Сhairman of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of the party, and Yabloko’s candidates for the State Duma Alexander Kudelkin, Vladislav Postnikov, Albert Khusnutdinov, and Konstantin Kiselev, head of the Yabloko faction in the Yekaterinburg Duma, I came to the park of the Ural State University of Railway Transport which Yabloko activists helped to save from cutting. The management of the Ural State University of Railway Transport has been trying to build a swimming pool instead of the park for ten years already. In 2020, dozens of large trees were cut down on the territory, which caused discontent among citizens. Thanks to the actions of the activists from the Sverdlovsk Region branch of Yabloko and local environmental activists, the felling was stopped, and new trees were planted in place of the felled ones. Yabloko considers it necessary to introduce a moratorium on the development of green zones in our cities – the environmental situation in megacities is unfavourable and it is necessary to find other territories for construction, and not to destroy parks and gradens.

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Nikolai Rybakov visited Nizhny Tagil, the Sverdlovsk Region, within the framework of his election tour

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 12.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Together with the activists of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of Yabloko – the leader of the regional Yabloko branch Maxim Petlin, the candidate for the regional elections Georgy Sergienko and the headquarters volunteers, – we went to Nizhny Tagil, where the candidates Pavel Khoroshilov and Irina Ivanova were waiting for us. On our way, we stopped at the village of Chernoistochinsk, which stands on the bank of a reservoir that supplies drinking water to several cities, including Nizhny Tagil. Last year, the residents found a large number of floating dead fish in the pond (as the locals call the reservoir). The main reason was the rotting of blue-green algae, while the treatment facilities could not cope with the treatment of wastewater. Yabloko believes that the state is now obliged to invest in the repair of treatment facilities throughout the country. This is especially important in regions such as the Sverdlovsk Region, the drinking water in the region (according to the RF Accounts Chamber) is the most polluted in Russia.

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The Electoral Commission of the Leningrad Region demanded that the Leningrad regional television company must broadcast campaign videos of Yabloko’s candidate for the State Duma Anton Gordyuk

Press Release, 13.09.2021

Photo: Anton Gordyuk / Photo from Anton Gordyuk’s personal archive

On 13 September, the Electoral Commission of the Leningrad Region declared unlawful the refusal of the Leningrad Region TV Company to broadcast the campaign materials of Anton Gordyuk, a candidate for State Duma deputy from the Yabloko party.

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Yabloko candidates participate in 56 election campaigns in 27 regions

Press Release, 13.09.2021

Photo: Yabloko’s campaign billboard in Vladivostok. Photo by Vitaly Ankov / RIA Novosti

This year, in addition to the State Duma elections, Yabloko candidates are participating in 56 election campaigns at the regional and municipal levels in 27 regions of the Russian Federation.

975 candidates from Yabloko were registered: 654 on party lists, and 321 in single-mandate constituencies. Many of the Yabloko candidates were not admitted to the elections for political reasons.

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The court removed Yabloko’s candidate in Chelyabinsk Valentina Komkova from the elections to the State Duma

Press Release, 11.09.2021

Photo: Valentina Komkova

The Second Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court on the registration of Yabloko’s candidate Valentina Komkova for the State Duma elections in Zlatoust Electoral District No. 193. The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko plans to prepare a cassation appeal, which will be considered before the elections.

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Nikolai Rybakov visited the cities of the Perm Territory within the framework of his election tour

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 11.09.2021


Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The long-awaited meeting with Olga Vshivkova, the head of the “Kungur – the Territory of Goodness” charitable foundation, last year she became a deputy of the City Duma, and has been representing Yabloko there. The Foundation helps people in hardships. Here, anyone in need can get the necessary clothes for themselves or their child for free. The number of such organisations in the country has been growing. If your city has a collection point for clothes, see if there are items in your wardrobe that you can give there so that to help people. Such charitable foundations work effectively with citizens, that is why Yabloko advocates transferring part of state social powers to charitable organisations.


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A parade of clones turns into a new side show

Statement by the Yabloko party, 11.09.2021

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky (right) and two other “Boris Vishnevskys”

In the evening of 9 September, the student magazine Doxa published a journalistic investigation “St.Petersburg State University is looking for students so that to “falsify the elections a little” in favour of the candidate from United Russia and the head of the Committee of St.Petersburg. He is running against the three Boris Vishnevskys”.

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