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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: On the Brink of War

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.04.2021

Photo by Alexei Kudenko / RIA Novosti

To what condition have they brought the country, so that in 2021, literally, a possible war with Ukraine is all over the news? What had to be done with the people so that they could seriously discuss how the Ukrainian army could threaten Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, and Belgorod? What did the media need to be turned into so that they whipped up an atmosphere of hatred from morning till night – not only towards Ukrainians, not only towards the West, but also towards their own citizens who dare to speak up against the regime and against the war?

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Yabloko regional MPs demanded from Vladimir Putin to allow doctors to examine Alexei Navalny and release all political prisoners

Press Release, 18.04.2021

Photo: Alexei Navalny / Photo by Creative Commons

Yabloko deputies of regional legislative assemblies from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Karelia and the Pskov region appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a demand to immediately admit doctors to Alexei Navalny.

The document was signed by Maxim Kruglov, Daria Besedina,Yevgeny Bunimovich and Sergei Mitrokhin (Moscow), Boris Vishnevsky (St. Petersburg), Emilia Slabunova (Karelia), Lev Shlosberg and Artur Gaiduk (the Pskov region).

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After the appeal of the deputy from Yabloko, the Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the utilities tariffs in Zaborie had been set unlawfully

Press Release, 19.04.2021

Photo by mars58/depositphotos

The Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the data of the investigation of Anatoly Kivva, a deputy of the Zaboryevsky rural settlement (the Ryazan region) from the Yabloko party, that the municipal organisation “Byt” providing utility services had illegally set tariffs for the population and collected money from residents in accordance with these tariffs. An administrative case was initiated.

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Boris Vishnevsky: In the atmosphere of military hysteria. Why the Kremlin is pumping the society with militarism and what the elections have to do with it

Novaya Gazeta, 13.04.2021

Photo by olegkozyrev/depositphotos

Dmitry Peskov’s [Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary] statements that Russia “is not going to move” towards war with Ukraine, but “will not remain indifferent to the fate of Russian speakers who live in the southeast of the country” are not a sign of abandoning the planned scenario, but represent another bundle of firewood laid into the fire of war, which could flare up at any moment.

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The Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko once again demanded to cancel the auction for the leasing of 11 retro-style trams

Press Release, 15.04.2021

Photo by TischenkoPhoto/depositphotos

Chairman of Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko Oleg Rodin sent another appeal to the Control and Accounts Chamber of the city of Nizhny Novgorod demanding to cancel the auction for leasing 11 tram cars in retro style.

The Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko considers the purchase unreasonable, in his opinion, the actions of the administration contribute to the overestimation of budget expenditures and violate the principle of efficient use of budget funds.

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Nikolai Rybakov assessed the “garbage reform” during his visit to Ivanovo

Press Release, 15.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov made a working visit to Ivanovo on 13 April, 2021.

In Ivanovo Rybakov met with Vladimir Yarchenkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO “Regional Operator for Handling of Solid Municipal Waste”, and discussed the garbage reform, tariffs, sorting and disposal of garbage in the Ivanovo region.

After the meeting Rybakov visited a waste sorting plant with the capacity of 250,000 tons of processed waste per year. After the launch of the new line, the plant sorts out the waste from 19 districts.

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We demand an immediate end to the persecution of DOXA magazine staff

Statement by the Yabloko party, 14.04.2021

Photo: Alla Gutnikova, Editor of the DOXA magazine  / Photo by @avtozaklive

Another act of pressure on independent journalism is taking place. Searches were carried out in the homes of the staff of the students’ magazine DOXA. They face up to three years in prison on an absurd charge of persuading minors to commit unlawful actions.

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Anna Cherepanova was summoned to the police under an administrative case after giving unsatisfactory assessment to the Governor’s performance

Press Release, 14.04.2021

Photo: Anna Cherepanova /Photo by the Press Service of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The police handed a summon to Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko and deputy of the Novgorod Duma. Cherepanova  a notification has to come to the police department where an administrative protocol will be drawn up on her under Article 20.2 Part 2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (Organisation or holding of a public event without filing a notice of a public event in the prescribed manner). Police claims were caused by a rally in memory of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, which took place in Novgorod’s “Hyde Park” (a specially designated place where holding a rally does not require any notifications of the authorities) on 27 February 27.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko plans to determine candidates for the State Duma via primaries

Press Release, 13.04.2021

Photo by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko

The Chelyabinsk regional branch of Yabloko made a decision to recommend to the Party Congress to nominate candidates for State Duma from the region basing on the results of primaries. The selection of candidates for State Duma deputies from the Yabloko party in the Chelyabinsk region will be carried out in five single-mandate constituencies.

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Stop pressure on investigative journalist Roman Anin

Statement by the Yabloko party, 12.04.2021

Photo: Roman Anin. / Photo by Vazhniye Istorii

On 9 April, the Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a six-hour search of the house of Roman Anin, Editor-in-Chief of Vazhniye Istorii (Important Stories). After the search, the investigators took the journalist away for questioning. We consider such actions to be a crude attempt to put pressure on independent journalism and demand that the investigative actions against Roman Anin be stopped.

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“State regulation of prices and inflation”. Online lecture by Dr. Igor Nikolayev at the Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 12.04.2021

Photo: Igor Nikoayev / Photo by the Yabloko Press service

On Thursday, 22 April, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Dr. Igor Nikolayev “State regulation of prices and inflation”. The lecture will be held via Zoom and will begin at 19:00.

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Yabloko candidate Olga Vshivkova won the elections to the Duma of the Kungur Municipal District, the Perm Territory

Press Release, 12.04.2021

Photo: Olga Vshivkova/ Photo from the personal of Olga Vshivkova in the VKontakte social network

Olga Vshivkova, a candidate from the Perm branch of Yabloko, won the election of deputies of the Duma of the Kungur Municipal District of the 1st convocation in the two-mandate constituency. Vshivkova, nominated by Yabloko, gained more than 35% of the votes, ahead of the candidate from the pro-government’s United Russia party and the current deputy by only four vote. The second candidate from the Yabloko party in the same district, environmental activist and journalist Yekaterina Burylova, came  fourth.

Olga Vshivkova is a Yabloko party supporter and Chair of the “Kungur, the Territory of Goodness” charitable foundation.

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Birthday greetings to Grigory Yavlinsky

Congratulations from Nikolai Rybakov and Alexei Arbatov, 10.04.2021

On 10 April, the Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party Grigory Yavlinsky celebrates his birthday. Yabloko party chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Alexei Arbatov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and head of the Centre for International Security of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Sciences (published in the Kommersant newspaper) congratulate Grigory Yavlinsky on his birthday.

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Hands off the Artdocfest film festival

Statement by Yabloko Chairman, 9.04.2021

These days, the 14th International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest is being held in different cities of Russia.

This year, the organisers of the festival faced pressure from law enforcement and regulatory agencies, refusal of cinemas to provide venues, provocations of odious nationalist groups and, finally, direct threats of physical violence, which ultimately led to the cancellation of screenings and the transfer of events online.

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Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov to visit the Ivanovo region

Press Release, 8.04.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 13 April, the Chairman of the Yabloko party, Nikolai Rybakov, will arrive on a working visit to the Ivanovo region. During the visit, the Yabloko leader will meet with representatives of Ivanovo businesses, and discuss the implementation of the federal measures to support small and medium-sized businesses.

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Stop repressions against representatives of civil society in the Republic of Ingushetia

Statement by the Yabloko party No 406, published on 8.04.2021

Adopted by the Yabloko Congress on 4 April 2021

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In the fall of 2018, peaceful protests began in the Republic of Ingushetia, caused by the transfer of part of the territory of the Republic of Ingushetia under the control of the authorities of the Chechen Republic. The corresponding agreement was signed by the heads of the two constituent entities of the Russian Federation on 26 September, 2018 in violation of federal and regional laws, without taking into account the opinion of the residents of the Republic of Ingushetia and secretly from them.

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The Ivanovo Regional Court canceled the fine for Yabloko member Ivan Krisanov, who organised a rally in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 6.04.2021

Photo: Ivan Krisanov / Photo by the Press Service of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko

On 5 April, the Ivanovo Regional Court considered an appeal against the ruling of the Oktyabrsky District Court against Ivan Krisanov, a member of the Bureau of the Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party.

In February the court of the first instance imposed a fine on Krisanov in the amount of 20,000 roubles for allegedly exceeding the permissible number of participants in a rally in defence of political prisoners organised by Krisanov in Ivanovo’s “Hyde Park” [a specially designated place in the city where rallies and meetings can be held without any permissions from the authorities] on 31 January.

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Boris Vishnevsky: There is a chance to stop the operation of resetting the presidential terms

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 6.04.2021

Photo by jenoche/depositphotos

The Russian authorities intend to conduct a nationwide election campaign in an atmosphere of military hysteria.

I don’t want to repeat once again the phrase about “a small victorious war”, which the Putin regime is once again extremely in need, but we have to – everything is developing too alarmingly around Ukraine, as Russian troops are being pulled up to its borders.

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Nikolay Rybakov: The reform of Yabloko will allow us to create strong, fair, respectful competition in the party

Press Release, 3.04.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko Сhairman Nikolai Rybakov began his speech at the 21st party Congress by mentioning the victims of political repression, the number of which has increased significantly over the past year. According to the Memorial human rights society, 378 people in Russia are persecuted or imprisoned for their political beliefs.

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The key decisions of the Yabloko congress: the reform of Yabloko, the demand to release political prisoners and elections to the State Duma

Press Release, 6.04.2021

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The key points

On 3-4 April, Yabloko held a new stage of the 21st Congress, which was attended by almost 120 delegates from several dozens of regions. The main topic of the Congress was the reform of Yabloko and the release of political prisoners. Grigory Yavlinsky was one of the first to speak from the rostrum of the Congress. He explained the meaning of the party reform: it should be targeted at preservation of the core of the democratic opposition in Russia under the conditions of an authoritarian mafia regime.

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