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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

Oleg Vinogradov expelled from the Yaroslavl branch of Yabloko for imposture and forgery

Press Release, 14.01.2022

Photo: Oleg Vinogradov / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party

The Federal Bureau of Yabloko expelled from the party Oleg Vinogradov, former Chairman of the Yaroslavl regional branch of the party. The reason was his falsification of documents of the primary organisations of the branch, as well as imposture – as early as on 28 June, 2021, the Bureau of Yabloko terminated Vinogradov’s powers, but he continued to sign official documents and make statements for the media as Chairman of the Yaroslavl branch of Yabloko.

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Yabloko stands for voter representation and against political monopoly

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 14.01.2022

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The Bureau of the Yabloko party believes that the campaign to abolish elections on a party list basis, which has unfolded in many cities and regions of Russia in recent years, represents an attempt by the bankrupt ruling party to maintain a political monopoly and secure their fabricated majority.

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A criminal case on falsification in the elections of State Duma deputies filed on the application of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 13.01.2022

Photo by bizoon/depositphotos

The Investigative Committee filed a criminal case on the fact of fraud in the elections of deputies of the State Duma in the Satkinsky District of the Chelyabinsk region. A voter applied to the headquarters of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko which was engaged in election observation and said that on 19 September, having come to his polling station No. 1213 in the village Berdyaush of the Satkinsky District, he found out that he and five members of his family, including those who had not been living in the village for a long time, had already voted.

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Teacher and educator Tatyana Pasman will become a deputy of the Pskov City Duma from Yabloko

Press Release, 10.01.2022

Photo: Tatyana Pasman / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

Such a decision was made by the Bureau of the Regional Council of the Pskov branch of Yabloko in connection with the early termination of the powers by Dmitry Permyakov, a Yabloko deputy of the Pskov city parliament.

The Bureau of the Regional Council of the Pskov Yabloko decided to transfer the mandate of the deputy of the Pskov City Duma to Tatyana Pasman, after Dmitry Permyakov resigned in December 2021.

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A Common Lot of Authoritarian States

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog post,, 7.01.2022


Photo: The building of the Mayor’s office in Almaty. 6 January, 2021 // REUTERS / Pavel Mikheyev

The events in Kazakhstan have been developing rapidly. Yesterday morning the government was dismissed in order to extinguish the wave of discontent, and by nightfall, fighting began in different settlements of the country. Photos and videos from Kazakhstani mortuaries circulated online testify to a large number of victims.

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Provocateurs come to the Yabloko office in Moscow outraged by Yabloko’s support of the Memorial human rights society recently liquidated by court  

Facebook post by Igor Yakovlev, Press Secretary of the Yabloko party, 11.01.2022

Photo by Igor Yakovlev

Thugs from the SERB group [a nationalistic pro-Kremlin group acting in Russia and Ukraine known for their provocations against opposition] have come to our office. They express their indignation for the camera (in the hands of Tarasevich) that we are “advertising an organisation banned by the court” [meaning the Memorial human rights society].

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Non-Poster Thoughts

Viktor Kogan-Yasny special for the Yabloko web-site, 10.01.2022

Photo: Viktor Kogan-Yasny / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The current era has two destructive (and somewhat interconnected) social traits that make it very dangerous. First, the behaviour of people in their everyday life can be compared to that of a primitive bureaucrat, an ignorant functional introvert, filled with defensive reactions, to put it simply, a person following his self-interests. Second, the breaking of ties and contacts, their formalisation, and falling out of the “sentimental” tradition. This leads to the triumph of narrow-mindness, the substitution of content in the most essential issues by daily routine.

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny on the events in Kazakhstan

Viktor Kogan-Yasny special for the Yabloko web-site, 10.01.2022

Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov / Kommersant

When the level of general and political culture in society is very low, especially among the numerous restless working youth;

when the entire political agenda consists of a single dominant: which implies unquestioning submission to the government for those who support this government, and the only topic of fight against corruption for those who are in opposition;

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War and Our Role

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky,, 8.01.2022

God forbid that war should happen,

Or else we will make a fool of our grandkids…

Vladimir Vysotsky. Ballad on Departure to Heaven

The anti-Ukrainian propaganda in the Russian mass media continues unabated. The world press is overflowing with information and assumptions on an impending war between Russia and Ukraine at the start of 2022.  I personally don’t believe that this can happen. However, let me start with the key issue. If there is a war between Russia and Ukraine and Russia tries to occupy Ukraine, this will be suicidal for Russia.


Russian paratroopers line up before boarding a Il-76 transport plane as they take part in the military exercises «Zapad-2021» staged by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at an aerodrome in Kaliningrad Region, Russia, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

The policy of “The Path That Wasn’t There”1 will be taken to its logical conclusion, leaving Russia with no prospects, no opportunities to make any manoeuvres and no leverage or influence. This will not only signal the end of President Putin’s regime, but also potentially the end of Russia as a state and in general our country as it looks today.

The war will resemble fratricide. A lot of blood will be spilled. If we only take the official data of the UN, almost 13,500 people have died during the seven years of military combat in Donbass2 (to put this in perspective: during nine years of war in Afghanistan, the USSR lost 15,000 soldiers and civilian employees). As a matter of fact, this would be the final chord of the period of Russian history which started with the coup d’état in 1917, Bolshevism’s last stand — and would be fatal for us all.

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Lev Shlosberg: “The responsibility for political emigration always lies on the authorities”

Press Release, 29.12.2021

Photo: Lev Shlosberg (left) and journalist Konstantin Kalichenko / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko


Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, spoke to the Ekho Moskvi in Pskov radio station about the reasons that force opposition-minded people to leave Russia, and named those who are to blame in this tragedy.

On 24 December, Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, became a guest of the “Countdown” programme of the Ekho Moskvi in Pskov radio station. The discussion was devoted to the political results of the year, including the forced departure from Russia of many political activists. The presenter asked who would build the beautiful Russia of the future if democratic-minded people began to leave the country.

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The Yabloko Bureau expels party members who supported Yabloko competitors in the elections

Press Release, 29.12.2021

The Yabloko Party Federal Bureau, at its meeting on 28 December, expelled from the Moscow regional branch a number of party members who grossly violated the party by-laws.

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The Russian government recognised its succession to the Stalinist state by liquidating the Memorial human rights society

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 28.12.2021

Photo: 28 December, 2021. Grigory Yavlinsky by the Supreme Court / Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov, Kommersant

 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation decided to liquidate International Memorial [human rights society]. The court revealed the real reason for the liquidation, and, certainly this was not a violation of the requirements of the general labeling of messages with the label of a “foreign agent” [as now required by the Russian law for “foreign agents”]. The Public Prosecutor General’s Office is outraged that Memorial allegedly “has been creating a false image of the USSR as a terrorist state”. But it was precisely the Stalinist state that was terrorist, unleashing terror against dozens of millions of its citizens.

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“The enormity of this sentence is confirmed by the very fact of innocence”

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova supported Memorial’s Yury Dmitriyev at the trial

Press Release, 27.12.2021

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova in the corridor of the city court (centre) / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party

Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, supported Yury Dmitriyev, historian and researcher of Stalin’s repressions and head of the Karelian branch of the Memorial human rights society, at the trial on 27 December. Vishnevsky and Slabunova consider such a tough sentence to be a political reprisal by the “heirs of the Stalinist regime” confirming the very fact of innocence of the human rights defender.

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The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko organised a charity action

Press Release, 23.12.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko

An experimental project of the Yabloko supporter Vladimir Beradze “Tochka Dobreniya” (“Point of Kindness) has started in Rostov-on-Don. The project envisages centralised collection of things for charitable foundations of the Rostov region.

The implementation of the project became possible thanks to the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko, which provided premises for holding a weekly action and storing collected items. The activists of the Rostov-on-Don Yabloko are also ready to help with the logistics and sorting of the donated items.

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Four members of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko were expelled from the party for causing political damage and violation of the Yabloko by-laws

Press Release, 23.12.2021, St.Petersburg

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Bureau of the Yabloko party, upon the recommendation of the Yabloko party commission, expelled four members of the St. Petersburg branch from the party for violating the party’s by-laws and causing political damage to the party:

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An exhibition of posters Citizen Poster opened in the Yabloko office

Press Release, 22.12.2021

An exhibition Citizen Poster has opened in the Moscow office of the Yabloko party. The exhibition features posters of Russian artists Yuri Leonov, Konstantin Geraimovich, Ivan Ostrovsky, Yevgeny Dobrovinsky, Mark Levin and Maria Novikova, representing the creative group Poster Square.

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Activists of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko sent letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 22.12.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko

Activists of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko sent letters to political prisoners. Yabloko members and political activists, including Vladislav Mordasov, the recently released political prisoner and a defendant in the so-called Rostov case, participated in the action. The participants signed about forty letters to Russian and eight letters to Belarusian political prisoners.

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Protect the lives and rights of citizens!

Decision by the Yabloko Bureau, 16.12.2021

The position of the Yabloko party on government bills on QR codes and necessary priority measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infection

Update. The party’s position was sent to the Government of the Russian Federation and the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Photo by Artyom Krasnov / Kommersant

The Yabloko party declares that a person’s right to a healthy life, without an increased risk of infection and infecting his/her loved ones, must be protected. Deliberate refusal from vaccination, often based on pseudoscientific and conspiracy theories, turns into a “right” to infect other people and expose their lives and the lives of their loved ones to danger, and runs counter to the fundamental value – the human right to life.

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The Saratov branch of Yabloko held a debate on coercive measures in the fight against the pandemic

Press Release, 21.12.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Saratov branch of Yabloko

On 19 December, the Saratov regional branch of the Yabloko party held a debate with the participation of civil activists. The topic was the use of coercive measures in the fight against COVID-19. The participants in the debate spoke about the need to coerce vaccinations and the introduction of QR codes, and also discussed their effectiveness and impact on the epidemiological situation. The viewers of the debates asked the participants questions, and also voted for the position they shared.

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Ronald Ayrapetyan, a member of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko, asked for political asylum in the Netherlands

Press Release, 16.12.2021

Photo: Ronald Ayrapetyan / Ronald Ayrapetyan’s Telegram channel

Ronald Hayrapetyan, a member of the Yabloko party from Kislovodsk, South Russia, asked for political asylum in the Netherlands.

Ronald Ayrapetyan decided to leave Russia after he was abducted by unidentified persons on 25 November. According to Ayrapetyan, three men grabbed him as he walked out of the store, pushed him into a black minivan and took him to a forest in the Lazarevsky district of Sochi. Taking out a pistol the men threatened the activist with murder and demanded that he remove his Telegram channel with about 300 subscribers. Then they kicked Ayrapetyan in the stomach and sprayed with pepper spray in his eyes, leaving him in the forest.

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