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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

For the first time Yabloko received over 10% in the elections to the Saratov Regional Duma

Press Release, 18.05.2021

Photo: Campaign leaflet by Ksenia Sverdlova

By-elections to the regional parliament of the Saratov region took place past week-end. Yabloko’s candidates ran in three of the four vacant single-mandate constituencies. Ksenia Sverdlova, Chair of the regional department of Yabloko, ran in the Volzhsky district, Ilya Kozlyakov, Deputy Chairman of the party branch, ran in Kalininsky district, and Dmitry Lepensky ran in Marksovsky district. The total number of voters in the three districts was 250,000 people. The single slogan of the campaign was “It is time for the smart. Time for the honest. Yabloko’s time”.

Ksenia Sverdlova summed up the campaign results on her Facebook page:

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Discrimination based on political views is becoming cynical, open and widespread. Where is the Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation?

Blog post by Emilia Slabunova, 17.05.2021

Photo by yuplex/

The trade union of the Moscow metro reports mass dismissals of workers – at least 50 people lost their jobs since the beginning of May. However, different figures are quoted: 100 and 200 people. They differ, since not everyone has yet applied to the trade union for protection. The dismissed associate this with their political position – they registered on the web-site in support of Alexei Navalny, and the data from the web-site had previously leaked to the Internet.

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After a member of the Kursk branch of Yabloko applied to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the refusal of the local authorities to give a permission to a picket in the Pristensky district was declared unlawful

Press Release, 17.05.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Pristensky District municipality

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Kursk Region recognised the refusal of the local authorities to give a permission for a single picket in the village of Pristen as unreasonable and unlawful. The Public Prosecutor’s Office found that the refusal of the authorities violated the requirements of Articles 7 and 12 of Federal Law No 54 “On rallies, demonstrations, processions, and picketing”, as well as a loose and incorrect interpretation of Clause 16 of the Governor’s Order No. 60-rg “On the introduction of a high alert regime”. Based on the violations revealed, the Public Prosecutor’s Office made a submission to the head of the village, Vadim Katykhin, to amend the violation.

Yan Furtsev, a member of the Kursk branch of Yabloko, disputed the unlawul refusal of the local authorities in the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Where are the dividends of oil and gas concerns going and how to make pensions of Russian citizens worthy

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.05.2021

Speaking in the State Duma, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the amount of dividends that Russian companies brought abroad in 2019 amounted to 4.3 trillion roubles (these are passive incomes of companies, dividends, interest, royalties, and rent payments).

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On the inadmissibility of persecuting students for political reasons

Congress Resolution No. 409, published on 14.05.2021

To: The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation

The Russian Union of Rectors

Heads of institutions of higher education of the Russian Federation


Persecution of university students for their civic and political activity has become more frequent in Russia.

Those who openly express their civil and political stance with is undesirable for to the authorities, take part in protests, and speak out in defence of political prisoners, are expelled from universities under far-fetched pretexts, depriving them of the opportunity to get a higher education.

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The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture on feminism in Russia by Alyona Popova

Press Release, 12.05.2021

Photo: Alyona Popova / Photo from Alyona Popova’s personal Facebook page


On Tuesday, 18 May, lawyer Alyona Popova will give a lecture for the students of the Yabloko Party University and Yabloko’s Gender School on the topic “Feminism in Russia: the System’s Struggle Against Equality, Why Are the Authorities Afraid of Women?” The lecture will be held via Zoom and will begin at 19:00.

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Yabloko expresses condolences to the families of those killed during an attack on Kazan School No. 175

Press Release, 12.05.2021

The Yabloko party expresses deep condolences to the families of those killed in Kazan School No. 175 and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

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The Gender Faction of the Yabloko party took part in a conference on gender equality

Press Release, 11.05.2021

On April 28, Olga Radayeva, First Deputy Chair of the Gender Faction of the Yabloko party, took part in an online conference on gender equality organised by Svensk Ungdom (Finland) and Civic Forum (Belarus).

Five speakers shared their experience of defending women’s rights in their countries: Ellinor Juth (Svensk Ungdom, Finland), Marina Korzh (Feminist movement “March Babe!”, Belarus), Olga Radayeva (Gender Faction of the Yabloko party, Russia), Olena Stadnik- Stefurak (European Youth of Ukraine, Ukraine), Ghena Ayach (Future Youth Movement, Lebanon).

The speakers told about their organisations, the situation with women’s rights, positive and negative trends in the field of gender equality in their countries, what problems in the field of gender equality came to the forefront in their countries, which legislative acts contributed to the achievement of gender equality, and which on the contrary, slowed down the process.

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After Emilia Slabunova applied to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, thousands of Petrozavodsk parents received compensation for the kindergarten

Press Release, 11.05.2021

Photo by Paha_L/depositphotos

Parents of children in the Prionezhsky District of the Republic of Karelia and Petrozavodsk have been finally paid in full the parental compensation for raising a child in kindergarten (for missed days) which is due to them according to the law. This is stated in the response of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the appeal of Emilia Slabunova, a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko.

In the Prionezhsky district, a recalculation was carried out and 45 parents received the corresponding compensations. In Petrozavodsk, recalculation was made for 13,738 parents.

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The Yabloko Party University will hold a lecture on electoral law and the electoral process by Ilya Shablinsky

Press Release, 11.05.2021

Photo: Ilya Shablinsky / Photo from Ilya Shablinsky’s personal Facebook page

On Thursday, May 20, the Yabloko Party University will hold a zoom lecture by lawyer Ilya Shablinsky. The topic of the lecture is “The electoral law and the electoral process. History and Law “. The lecture will begin at 19:00.

The issues to be covered at the lecture are as follows:

– How has the Russian electoral legislation evolved?

– Electoral systems and elections in Russia in 1993 – 2016.

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On Victory Day, Yabloko leaders and activists honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War

Press Release, 9.05.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko leaders and activists honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War at the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow. They laid flowers and a wreath at the War Memorial.

The solemn and mourning ceremony was attended by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, Sergei Ivanenko, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Sergei Mitrokhin, deputy of the Moscow City Duma, Kirill Goncharov, member of the Federal Bureau of the party, Galina Mikhaleva, head of the Yabloko Gender Faction and others.

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The Yabloko delegation laid flowers to the victims of the Second World War at the Piskarevskoye cemetery in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 8.05.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 8 May, on the eve of Victory Day, the Yabloko Chair Nikolai Rybakov and the party delegation laid flowers and wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the siege of Leningrad at the Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg.

“The Piskarevskoye cemetery is a special landmark for every Leningrad and St. Petersburg family. Almost everyone has relatives who died at the front line defending the city, or died in the besieged Leningrad from hunger and diseases. Coming here, to the sound of an incessant metronome, we honor the memory of everyone – from soldiers to little Leningrad citizens who died in the besieged city. And this memory unites people – people who should never allow new wars,” Nikolai Rybakov said.

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“The war must not happen again – this is our responsibility.” Yabloko leaders laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Press Release, 7.05.2021

Leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid a wreath and flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in Moscow in memory of those who died in the Second World War.

The ceremony was attended by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, Sergei Ivanenko, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Acad. Alexei Arbatov, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, deputies of the Moscow City Duma Sergei Mitrokhin and Maxim Kruglov, Kirill Goncharov, member of the Federal Bureau of the party, Andrei Morev, head of the Municipal council of the Yakimanka Moscow district and many others.

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Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov suggested that the Central Electoral Commission should hold a one-day vote in the 2021 elections

Press Release, 30.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, proposing to hold a one-day rather than three-day voting in the elections to be held in September 2021. Rybakov also proposed not to conduct early voting, remote voting and outdoor mass voting in order to avoid possible violations.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Why there is no place for freedom of speech in Putin’s system

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.04.2021

Photo by Yury Belyat / MBKh Media

Twenty years ago, a hostile takeover by the state of NTV, the first all-Russian TV channel independent of the state, took place. By common consent, NTV, established in 1993, became a world-class TV channel [in Russia] in a few years. But in 2001, a year after Vladimir Putin came to power, the TV channel was virtually eliminated, and in front of the entire country: it was deprived of its independence and transferred to the ownership of Gazprom. The reason for the destruction of NTV was its independent information policy, which really did not obey the Presidential Administration. Today it is hard to believe, but that was exactly the reputation of the former NTV with a multimillion audience. Therefore, then, in April 2001, thousands of people took to the streets in defence of the TV channel being destroyed by the authorities. There had already been the explosions of blocks of flats and the beginning of the Second Chechen War, further there had to be acts of terror in a theatre in Moscow and a school in Beslan, the murders of [Yabloko MP] Yury Shchekochikhin and [journalist and human rights activist] Anna Politkovskaya, the seizure of Crimea and the war in Donbass, all against the backdrop of complete nationalisation and subordination to the Kremlin of almost all politically significant media outlets.

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Hans van Baalen, dedicated liberal and ALDE President, passed away.

Condolences, 30.04.2021

Photo by the

Yesterday night, Hans van Baalen, our colleague and Chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), passed away. He was 60 years old.

During his political career, Hans was a Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, Member of the European Parliament, President of Liberal International, and since 2015 he has led the ALDE party.

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Yevgeny Bunimovich: “The Ministry of Education prohibits educational activities! It is like in George Orwell’s books! “

Press Release, 29.04.2021

Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich


Yevgeny Bunimovich, Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Education and a member of the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma, called the ameded law on educational activities represents a manifestation of censorship. The law will come into force on 1 June and will seriously limit the possibility of holding lectures, master classes and other educational events at various venues.

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Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the head of the Central Electoral Commission to ensure the right to public campaigning events for the candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections

Press Release, 28.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov sent a letter to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, demanding to ensure the right of candidates to hold campaigning public events in connection with the upcoming elections of deputies to the State Duma.

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The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan participated in the formation of a joint headquarters for independent observation of elections in the region

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan

The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko and the Association of Tatarstan Observers signed a memorandum on the creation of a joint regional headquarters of election observers during the Forum of Kazan Opposition Forces, which took place in Kazan on 24 April. They plan to monitor all the 2021 election campaigns. The founders of the headquarters plan to cover the maximum number of polling stations with observers.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko announces a public campaign for the legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo by saiko3p/depositphotos

On 27 April, the Bureau of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko issued a statement announcing launch of a public campaign for the legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April. “On 21 April, a rally in support of Alexei Navalny and other prisoners of conscience was held in the Ivanovo region, as in many other regions of the country. The peaceful action resulted in the detention of more than 50 people in the regional centre. Such a large number of the detained in unprecedented for our region. According to our information, about 40 reports on an administrative offense under Article 20.2 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation “Violation of the established procedure for organising or holding an assembly, meeting, demonstration, procession or picketing” were drawn up for the event participants,” the statement runs.

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