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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

It took the court three attempts to finally dismiss the case of “illegal campaigning” against the Chairman of the Yabloko branch in the city of Novgorod

Press Release, 29.06.2022

Photo: Viktor Shalyakin after being attacked / Photo by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The court of the first instance dismissed the case on the distribution of Yabloko campaign postcards “Ksenia Cherepanova Is for Peace” by Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the Novgorod city branch of Yabloko, due to the absence of any corpus delicti.  Ksenia Cherepanova was Yabloko’s candidate at the Novgorod City Duma elections.

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Andrei Morev, Deputy Сhairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, will be tried for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 28.06.2022

Photo: Andrei Morev / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

An administrative case under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“discrediting the army”) was filed against Andrei Morev, Deputy Сhairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko and head of the Yakimanka Moscow district.

Morev learned that an administrative protocol was drawn up against him from the summon, which he received by mail. What exactly was considered to be “discreditation of the army” is unclear. On 7 July, Morev’s case will be considered by the Tagansky District Court of Moscow.

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Alexander Shishlov proposed to the government to remove anti-coronavirus restrictions on crossing the Russian border

Press Release, 28.06.2022

Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Russian citizens continue to face travel restrictions at the vehicle checkpoints at the Russian border. The restrictions were established by the Russian government in March 2020 and have not yet been lifted, despite a sharp decrease in the morbidity and the abolition of anti-virus restrictions in the neighbouring countries. Thus, recently the refusal of the Russian border guards to allow famous Russian film director Alexander Sokurov, who is resident of St.Petersburg,  to pass through the Russian-Finnish border to participate in an international conference caused a great public outcry.

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The Novgorod branch of Yabloko will take part in three election campaigns

Press Release, 26.06.2022

Photo: members of the Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party

On 24 June, the Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party held its conference. The conference made a decision on participation of candidates from the party in the elections that will be held in the region in September.

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Alexander Yefimov called on the Ombudsman and the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Volgograd Region to check the conditions of detention of prisoners of war

Based on the publication on the web-site, 26.06.2022

Photo: Alexander Yefimov/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Alexander Yefimov, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party from Volgograd, appealed to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Volgograd Region, the regional Public Monitoring Commission performing public control over the conditions of detention and providing aid to convicts, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the public prosecutor’s office with a request to visit and check detention centre No. 2 in the city of Kamyshin, where prisoners of war from Ukraine can be kept, as well as check the conditions of their detention .

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Human rights activist Nikolai Kavkazsky received ten days of arrest and lost his right to participate in the Moscow municipal elections

Press Release, 25.06.2022

Photo: Nikolai Kazkazsky in the police station / Photo from social networks

The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has appointed ten days of administrative arrest to Nikolai Kavkazsky, a member of the regional Council of the Moscow Yabloko and human rights activist.

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The police seized the laptop and phone of Sofya Pugacheva, head of the Novorzhevsky district in the Pskov region, in the case of “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 24.06.2022

Photo: Sofya Pugacheva / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service

On the morning of 24 June, the police inspected the premises of the administration of the Novorzhevsky district of the Pskov region as part of an administrative case initiated under Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”).

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Yabloko asks Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tatarstan to conduct a check on the case of politically motivated expelling of a student from university

Press Release, 22.06.2022

Photo: Denis Mokrishin / Photo from social networks

The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan forwarded an inquiry to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tatarstan asking to conduct a check on the case of Denis Mokrushin, a student of Kazan State Architecture and Development University, who had been facing pressure from the university administration for his political stance.

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“Today this date [the day of remembrance of the victims of the Second World War] has become an open bleeding wound and our common immense responsibility”

81 years ago Hitler attacked the Soviet Union

Press Release, 21.06.2022

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov and Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On the night of June 21-22, members of the Yabloko party traditionally gathered on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow to lay flowers at the 1941 memorial plaque in Victory Park and light candles in memory of the victims of the Second World War.

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The Pskov Regional Court sent the case of Lyubov Zhiltsova, a teacher and a deputy from Yabloko, on “discrediting the army” for a new trial

Press Release, 21.06.2022

Photo: Lyubov Zhiltsova and Vladimir Danilov / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

On 17 May, the Pechorsky District Court dismissed the case of Yabloko’s Lyubov Zhiltsova, a teacher and a deputy of the Palkino District Assembly in the Pskov region, due to lack of corpus delicti. However, the employees of the Palkino Police Department appealed against this decision. The report on Lyubov Zhiltsova was drawn up for her photo by the school board with a sheet of paper with the inscription “No ** ***!”, which she published on her VKontakte page on February 25.

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The court fined Yabloko’s Valentina Komkova for “failure to comply with the lawful demands by the police”

Press Release, 21.06.2022

Photo: Valentina Komkova / Photo by Sergei Krasnoeyev

The Miass City Court found Valentina Komkova, Chairwoman of the Miass branch of Yabloko, guilty of “failing to comply with the lawful demands by the police” and fined her 4,000 roubles. Komkova provided legal assistance to a woman detained for making an anti-war inscription on the pavement.

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The Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Russian telecommunications supervising service Roskomnadzor responded to Yabloko’s inquiries about the reasons for blocking social networks pages of Yabloko’s politicians

Press Release, 14.06.2022

Photo: “Ban yourself!” / Photo by Emin Jafarov, Kommersant

From the beginning of the so-called “special military operation”, members of the Yabloko party, who had previously been under the scrutiny of the authorities and law enforcement agencies, were subjected to tremendous pressure. Dozens of activists were detained and arrested, homes of seventeen people were searched, nineteen protocols were drawn up against Yabloko members on “discrediting the army”. However, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) came up with another way to interfere with the work of Yabloko: in less than three months, personal pages on social networks of five Yabloko politicians and the web-site of one regional branch were blocked. Blocking took place in the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, as well as on the Yandex.Zen platform.

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Activist from Activist from Khanty-Mansiysk, West Siberia, fined 80,000 roubles under two protocols on “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 5.06.2022

Photo: Ivan Menshenin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Ivan Menshenin, a member of the Yabloko party in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, West Siberia, and a candidate for the State Duma in 2021, was fined twice under Article 20.3.3, Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation”). The fines total 80,000 roubles.

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A new book by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva “Behind Civilization” is available for download

Press Release, 03.06.2022

A new book “A Civilisation Falling Behind. How and Why Russia Failed to Become a Law-Governed State” by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva is available for download in the Library section of the Yabloko party website.

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Moscow City Duma MP Sergei Mitrokhin fined 200,000 roubles for repeated violation of the rules for holding rallies

Press Release, 2.06.2022

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Sergei Mitrokhin, MP of the Moscow City Duma, was fined 200,000 roubles for repeated violation of the rules for holding rallies (Article 20.2, Part 8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). The decision was made today by the Khamovniki Court of Moscow.

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A most popular Russian social network VKontakte blocks the page of Boris Vishnevsky

More than 11.500 people have been following his page

Press Release, 2.06.2022

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

A most popular Russian social network VKontakte blocked the page of Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of the party. The social network referred to a notification from the Public Prosecutor General’s Office dated May 20. According to the Public Prosecutor Genera, Boris Vishnevsky’s page contained “inaccurate socially significant information aimed at destabilising the socio-political situation in the Russian Federation”.

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Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, has got compensation for the illegal actions of the police

Press Release, 2.06.2022

Photo: Anna Cherepanova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Anna Cherepanova, Chairwoman of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, obtained compensation for moral damage and material damage in connection with the illegal actions of the Novgorod police to bring her to administrative liability. The federal budget will pay the opposition politician 15,000 roubles. On 1 June, the Novgorod Regional Court upheld the decision of the Novgorod Regional Court and dismissed the appeal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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The Constitutional Court to consider the legality of restricting participation in elections for “persons involved in extremist organisations”

Press Release, 2.06.2022

Photo: Lev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin / Photo from social networks

Two complaints were filed with the Constitutional Court of Russia against the constitutionality of the norms of the Russian electoral legislation, which established restrictions on participation in elections for “persons involved in the activities of extremist organisations”.

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Sergei Mitrokhin, MP of the Moscow City Duma, will be tried for “arbitrariness” in protecting the interests of Moscow residents

Press Release, 1.06.2022

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin in the police station / Photo from social networks

On 31 May, police detained Sergei Mitrokhin, a Yabloko MP of the Moscow City Duma, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party and an ex Chairman of Yabloko, during his meeting with residents of the Khamovniki district, Moscow. The meeting was devoted to plans of a developing company for laying communications for the construction of elite apartments through the courtyard of the house located at the address 11 Yefremov Street.

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The Saratov branch of Yabloko held “An Evening of Letters to Political Prisoners” action

Press Release, 1.06.2022

Photo from social networks

The Saratov branch of Yabloko held “An Evening of Letters to Political Prisoners” action in the Saratov office of the party. In a few hours, 15 people – members of the regional branch, supporters and civil activists – signed 111 postcards that will be sent to prisons to 43 political prisoners, including Sergei Ryzhov, Andrei Pivovarov (whom Yabloko nominated to run in the parliamentary elections in 2021 when he was already detained and demanded his release), Alexei Navalny, Nikita Uvarov, Alexandra Skochilenko and many other.

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