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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

School directors may get advisors on moral building and disciplinary work. Emilia Slabunova comments on the government’s initiative

Based on the Uchitelskaya Gazeta publication, 19.01.2021

Emilia Slabunova. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

School directors in ten pilot Russian regions will get advisors on moral building and disciplinary work with a rate of pay amounting to 15,000 roubles. This was announced by Minister of Education of Russia Sergei Kravtsov during his meeting with the President on 12 January. Is it feasible to introduce such new position? What might the functions [of such advisors] be? Emilia SLABUNOVA, Honoured Teacher of Russia, member of the Committee on Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Policy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia and member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, told Uchitelskaya Gazeta about this:

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After the application of the Ryazan branch Yabloko, the Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the facts of payment for the uncompleted work by officials of the city of Kasimov

The materials for initiating the proceedings were sent to the Investigative Committee

Press Release, 18.01.2021

Photo by the Ryazan branch of Yabloko

After the application of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the acceptance and payment for uncompleted work on the improvement of the city garden in the city of Kasimov, the regional Public Prosecutor’s office sent the materials to the Investigative Committee which would consider the issue of criminal prosecution against Larissa Mirzoyan, head of the administration and housing and communal services of the city.

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“This is not an accident, it can happen over and over again.” Yabloko laid flowers at the place of murder of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova

Press Release, 19.01.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid flowers at the scene of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova at Prechistenka 3 in Moscow. Markelov and Baburova were shot dead by neo-Nazis on 19 January, 2009.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: According to the Laws of the Ruling Group

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.01.2021

Old brick wall of prison with barbwire background

Photo by SergeMat /

Mathematician Azat Miftakhov was sentenced to six years in prison for a broken window in the office of [the ruling] United Russia [party]. The crime has not been proven, and one of the two anonymous witnesses has died.


Historian Yury Dmitriyev [who found in Karelia one of the largest places of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Russia] was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The case against the historian was completely fabricated in revenge for his activities in  perpetuation of the memory of the victims of Stalin’s reprisals.

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The Director of Russian Youth and the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region became the prize-winners of the Golden Toilet Brush anti-prize

The Governor of the Chelyabinsk region received a prize in a special nomination “VIP-Gifts to Officials”

Press Release, 16.01.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party has summed up the results of the Golden Toilet Brush anti-award for officials’ most wasteful state procurement purchases. The first prize went to Alexander Bugayev, Director of Russian Youth (Rosmolodezh) for the state procurement for the development of “soft skills” of the Cossacks for 3 million roubles. The Golden Toilet Brush in the regional nomination was awarded to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, for purchasing an elite tour for two Instagram bloggers in the state procurement purchase for 2.3 million roubles. The Governor of the Chelyabinsk region received a special prize  – The Golden Сaviar Dish – for his expensive elite gifts to other officials.

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On the detention of Alexei Navalny in the Sheremetyevo airport

Statement by the Yabloko party Chairman, 18.01.2021.

Yabloko considers detention of Alexei Navalny an inadmissible method of political fight.


We demand the release of all political prisoners in Russia.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko party Chairman


Yabloko’s Vladimir Efimov became a prize-winner of the Journalistic Glory of Kamchatka award

Press Release, 14.01.2021

Photo: Vladimir Efimov, photo from his personal Facebook page

Vladimir Efimov, Chairman of the Kamchatka branch of Yabloko, received the top prize of the Kamchatka regional branch of the Union of Journalists of Russia: the Journalistic Glory of Kamchatka award. He got the award for his great contribution to the development of journalism in Kamchatka.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko demands to check the feasibility of the luxury purchases by Governor’s office worth 24 million roubles

Press Release, 14.01.2021

Photo: Alexei Teksler, Governor of the Chelyabinsk region / photo from the official website of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko appealed to the regional control and supervisory authorities demanding to check the feasibility of budget spending totaling to 24 million roubles. The money was spent by the Governor’s Office on purchases of a premium car, luxury gifts and banquets. The relevant statements were sent to the Control and Accounts Chamber, the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Main Control Department of the region.

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Yabloko will honour the memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova on the anniversary of their murder

Press Release, 14.01.2021

Portraits of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova. January 19, 2020. Photo by Yabloko Press Service

On Tuesday, 19 January, the leaders, members and supporters of the Yabloko party will lay flowers at the scene of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova in Prechistenka Street in Moscow.

Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead by neo-Nazis from the BORN group on 19 January, 2009.

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The government of St. Petersburg does not rule out checking of financial statements of 19 United Russia party municipal deputies after Yabloko’s inquiry

Press Release, 13.01.2021

Photo by konstsem/ Smolny Palace in St. Petersburg. Now the building is the residence of the Governor of St. Petersburg.

The government of St. Petersburg does not rule out that Alexander Beglov, Governor of the city, initiates an inspection of 19 out of 22 municipal deputies from the United Russia party, who did not declare their families’ property in their financial statements. This follows from the answer of Alexander Belsky, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg, to the inquiry of Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov.

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Alexander Goncharenko: the Electoral Commission of the Altai Territory ousted representatives of opposition from territorial electoral commissions

Alexander Goncharenko’s blog post, 12.01.2021

Photo by Balakate /

Towards the end of the outgoing 2020 (on 28 December), a meeting of the Electoral Commission of the Altai Territory was held in a covert way, the meeting completed the formation of territorial electoral commissions (TECs) in the Altai Territory. A total of 74 TECs have been formed in the region, that will have to “decide” the fate of elections in the region within five years.

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The head of the Zaboryevskoye settlement falsified the decision on the raise of her salary

Yabloko deputy Anatoly Kivva, who exposed the fraud, appealed to the police

Press Release, 12.01.2021

Photo: Anatoly Kivva, deputy of the Council of Deputies of the Zaboryevskoye rural settlement. The Ryazan branch of Yabloko.

Irina Kopylova, head of the Zaboryevskoye rural settlement, falsified the decision of the Council of Deputies to increase her wage supplement. The forged decision was sent to the financial department, and according to this faked decision Kopylova illegally received more than 240,000 roubles at the end of 2020.

The forgery was revealed by Anatoly Kivva, deputy of the Council of Deputies of the Zaboryevskoye rural settlement from the Yabloko party. He turned to the police with a statement in which he demanded to bring those guilty of the fraud to criminal responsibility under of Article 160 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. This provision of the Criminal Code assumes responsibility for the appropriation or embezzlement of property entrusted to a person, committed by this person with the help of his/her official post. The responsibility for this crime envisages up to six years in prison. Irina Kopylova was nominated to her post by the pro-government United Russia party.

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Bellingcat investigates possible poisoning of Yabloko party activist Timur Kuashev and other opposition politicians

Press Release, based on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty publication, 11.01.2021

Photo: Timur Kuashev. Personal page on Facebook.

Investigative journalist Christo Grozev released the names of the people whom Bellingcat was checking for their possible poisoning of politician Alexei Navalny, as well as their potential involvement in the group of the Federal Security Service (FSB) officers engaged in such poisonings.

The question of whether any other Russian public figures could have become victims of the poisoning arose after Grozev published the data on the recent movements throughout Russia of a group of people who were allegedly involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Social media users, in particular, found that the stay of some alleged FSB officers coincided with mysterious deaths of Caucasian activists – Yabloko party member Timur Kuashev and Ruslan Magomedragimov.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko appealed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the officials’ acceptance of non-implemented landscaping works in Kasimov

Press Release, 11.01.2021

The Ryazan branch of the Yabloko party appealed to regional Public Prosecutor Ivan Panchenko in connection with the fact that on December 7, as follows from the documents posted on the Public Procurement Portal, officials signed an acceptance certificate (signed by Vladimir Lusenkov, an employee of the Kasimov city administration) for the works that had to be performed in the city garden in the city of Kasimov. The contractor was the UK Uyutny Dom company. The act contains a handwritten note stating that “the scope of works has been completed in full in accordance with the costs stated in the pro forma invoice”.

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After Lev Shlosberg’s appeal Public Prosecutor declared unlawful the transfer of state property to the non-profit organisation Loft

Press Release, 11.01.2021

At the request of Lev Shlosberg, Yabloko MP of the Regional Assembly of the Pskov Region, the Public Prosecutor of the Pskov region checked the legality of the transfer of three buildings in the historical centre of Pskov, which belonged to the Pskov city hospital, to the ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” for free use. The Public Prosecutor’s Office found that the organisation is not socially oriented, and thus, according to the law, it could not get state property for use bypassing the auction. The Public Prosecutor sent an order to the Committee for Property Management of the region on the need to terminate the rights of ownership and use of the buildings by Loft and return them to the treasury of the Pskov region

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Alexander Goncharenko turns 60!

Greetings to the Chairman of the Altai branch of Yabloko, 10.01.2021

Photo: Alexander Goncharenko

Today, Alexander Goncharenko, doctor and Candidate of Medical Sciences, member of the Federal Bureau of the party, Chairman of the Altai regional branch of Yabloko and human rights activist, turs 60. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sends him greetings on behalf of the party:

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Happy New Year!

Lev Shlosberg about the Pskov region budget: We observe chronic budget deficiency

Press Release, 29.12.2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, member of the conciliatory commission on the draft regional budget from the Yabloko faction, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Legislation and Local Self-Government of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies

 Deputies of the regional parliament adopted the budget of the Pskov region for 2021 in three readings. In the third and final reading, the bill was supported by a pro-government majority of 33 deputies (the United Russia, and A Just Russia factions). The leaders of the regional branches of Yabloko, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and LDPR condemned the colonial budgetary policy of the federal centre and refused to support the bill.

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Lev Shlosberg: We get an electoral system that looks like a black cat in a dark room

Press Release, 29.12.2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko

Pskov parliamentarians adopted amendments to the Electoral Code of the Pskov Region. All parties, except for the ruling United Russia party, opposed multi-day voting in the elections, as well as voting in the yards and other similar changes, as they make elections non-transparent and expand the scope for mass-scale fraud.

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We consider the activities of the Electoral Commission of the Saratov Region destructive and leading to the elimination of the principles of the political balance in the region

Statement by the Saratov branch of Yabloko, 29.12.2020

A year ago, at the end of 2019, there was a change in the leadership of the Electoral Commission of the Saratov Region. The electoral system of the region during this time fully demonstrated extremely negative consequences of personnel changes, blatant incompetence of the new leaders and their reckless political engagement. The Regional Council of the Saratov regional branch of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko considers the current activity of the Electoral Commission of the Saratov Region destructive and leading to the elimination of the principles of the political balance in the region.

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