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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

Yabloko to hold a round table on the problems of introduction of “lessons” at schools that condone the special military operation

Press Release, 23.09.2022

Photo by Konstantin Kokoshkin, Kommersant

On 26 September, Yabloko will hold a round table on the problems of introduction of “lessons” at schools that condone the special military operation. “Raising of patriotism at school,” “conversations about the important”, raising the flag, history lessons. What does all this mean? How teachers and students should behave?

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The pro-government majority in the Parliament of Karelia refused to consider the question on the moblisation order submitted by Yabloko

Press Release, 22.09.2022

Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo be the Yabloko Press Service

The Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia refused to include in the agenda of its meeting on 22 September a question about the order “On conducting partial mobilisation in the Republic of Karelia” submitted by Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction. The already published orders on mobilisation in a number of regions, that are typical for the Ministry of Defense, contain requirements to prohibit military personnel from leaving the districts (cities) without mobilisation orders and who have not received a summons. Emilia Slabunova also indicated that many residents of Kondopoga and nearby areas daily commute to work in Petrozavodsk.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “Someone must honestly say what he thinks”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview, 16.09.2022

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky at the launch of his book “Russia-2022: Underlying Causes. Why and how did a political system appear which has resulted in the events on 24 February, 2022”, 10 September, 2022. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Here we publish Grigory Yavlinsky’s commentaries on how Russia came to 24 February, 2022, why the special operation was inevitable and what role the international community played in this. Based on unpublished interviews given by the leader of the Yabloko party to Russian and foreign journalists in the recent months.

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The Gender Faction of the Yabloko party discussed its work under the conditions of a “special military operation”

Press Release, 21.09.2022

Photo by Goldfinch4ever/

On 19 September, a meeting of the activists of the Gender faction of the Yabloko party was held. The meeting was dedicated to the tasks of the faction in the new conditions, when the issues of the “special military operation” pushed the issues of gender equality that had been actively discussed before into the background.

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Deputy from Yabloko Tatyana Pasman decided to run for the post of the Chair of the Pskov city parliament

Press Release, 22.09.2022

Photo: Tatyana Pasma / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service

On 22 September, Tatyana Pasman, Yabloko deputy in the Pskov City Duma, addressed her parliamentary colleagues at a session of the Pskov City Duma and explained her decision to run for the post of the Chair of the Duma as follows: “The principles of democracy involve balancing the positions of the majority and the minority and providing opportunities for opposition representatives to influence the work of the parliament. Since the majority of the new Duma are representatives of [the pro-government] United Russia, the election of a Chair from among the deputies from the opposition party will balance the work of the Duma and bring respect for all opinions into our parliament.

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Ilya Myakinin, a Yabloko candidate at the recent municipal elections, detained in Moscow

Press Release, 21.09.2022

Photo: Ilya Myakinin / Photo from social media

Ilya Myakinin, a Yabloko candidate in the recent municipal elections in the Meshchansky district of Moscow, has been detained in Moscow.

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Olga Tuzhikova, a Yabloko deputy of the Petrozavodsk City Council, detained in Petrozavodsk

Press Release, 21.09.2022

Photo: Olga Tuzhikova / Photo from social networks

Olga Tuzhikova, a Yabloko deputy of the Petrozavodsk City Council, has been detained in Petrozavodsk, Karelia. Tuzhikova was talking to voters in the city square, when police officers approached them and escorted all the three to a police wagon.

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The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Nikolai Rybakov “Politics in the Z-era”

Press Release, 20.09.2022

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov “Politics in the Z-era”. The lecture will take place on 27 September at 19:00.

How has the situation in Russia changed since 24 February? How and why to engage in politics during the Z-era? What can each of us do?

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Acad. Alexei Arbatov comments on the election of President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Official Telegram channel of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Photo: Alexei Arbatov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Alexei Arbatov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, commented on Alexander Sergeyev’s (the current head of the Russian Academy of Sciences) withdrawal of his candidacy during elections on the post of President of the Russian Academy of Sciences due to pressure.

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Yabloko to hold a forum of municipal candidates “After the Elections”

Press Release, 19.09.2022

This Thursday, 22 September, Yabloko will hold a forum of municipal candidates “After the Elections”. The Forum will be held in the Yabloko office in Moscow.

The Forum participants will sum up the results of the election campaign and discuss plans for the future.

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Grigory Yavlinsky about the causes of the “special operation”, the Kremlin’s new goals, and the prospects for Russia

Zhivoi Gvozd Youtube channel, 19.09.2022

The broadcast is in Russian

How did Russia come to 24 February and what are the main causes of the special military operation? Why is a ceasefire agreement necessary and what are the Kremlin’s new goals? What is in store for Russia in the near future and what is the role of the people? Grigory Yavlinsky discussed these and other important issues on the air of the Zhivoi Gvozd Youtube channel.

State Duma candidate Yelena Izotova, who was not admitted to the parliamentary elections in 2021, disputes in the Supreme Court “involvement in an extremist organisation”

Press Release, 19.09.2022

Photo: Yelena Izotova (left) and Gulnaz Ravilova / Photo from social media

Yelena Izotova, a member of the Council of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan and a Yabloko candidate for deputy of the State Duma in 2021, filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in connection with the case of her alleged “involvement in an extremist organisation”.

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Activists of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko organise an event of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 19.09.2022

Photo: Postcards made by Yabloko “Freedom to Mikhail Afanasyev!”

On 23 September, the regional branch of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko will hold an event of writing letters to political prisoners. We publish here an abstract from a letter by Mikhail Afanasyev, a political prisoner and a member of the Yabloko branch in Khakassia, so that to realise how important communication with the world outside prison is for him: “…I am finishing my letter, which turned out so long and detailed even for me. Thank you, that now I have you, that you are not indifferent, that you have faith and you have no doubts. I am asking you to support y big family, as even a kind word is important. Thank you for being indifferent. Love will win, do not doubt it! Yours, Mikhail Afanasyev”.

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Maxim Kruglov: “16% of Muscovites voted for Yabloko”

Press Release, 16.09.2022

Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and head of the Moscow campaign headquarters of Yabloko, wrote on his Telegram channel that 16% of Muscovites voted for Yabloko in the Moscow municipal elections past weekend.

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The City Court in Miass refused to punish a teacher for “discrediting the army” under two protocols out of three

Press Release, 16.09.2022

Photo by

The City Court of Miass, the Chelyabinsk region, dismissed two administrative cases of “discrediting the armed forces” against school teacher Tatyana Merzlyakova. This information comes from Valentina Komkova, Chair of the Miass branch of Yabloko, who acted as a defender of the teacher in court.

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Anna Cherepanova to participate in the competition for the post of Novgorod Mayor on 21 September

Press Release, 16.09.2022

Photo: Anna Cherepanova’s programme

On 21 September, the day of the birth of Russian statehood, a competition for the post of Mayor will be held in Novgorod. Anna Cherepanova, Chairwoman of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, will take part in it.

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The Moscow City Electoral Commission did not provide Yabloko with access codes to observe remote electronic voting

Press Release, 15.09.2022

On 2 September, a week before the single day of voting in the municipal elections in Moscow, the Yabloko party proposed to install one of the remote electronic voting nodes on its equipment. Access to such a node provides control over the distributed storage and immutability of votes.

At the moment, the connection to the node has not been provided, the last technical interaction of IT specialists from the Yabloko party with the Department of Information Technology of Moscow was at 6 a.m. on the first day of voting on 9 September. On the part of Yabloko, all the technical requirements put forward by the organisers of the vote have been met.

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Yabloko’s elected deputies will stand for peace and freedom

Press Release, 14.09.2022

Photo: Yabloko campaign leaflets “For Peace!” and “For Peace and Freedom!”

Elections were held in a number of Russian regions on 11 September. 462 Yabloko candidates took part in election campaigns in 12 regions. 2,167,203 voters had the opportunity to vote for peace, against the policy pursued by the current Russian authorities, supporting the slogan of the Yabloko candidates “FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM!”

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The pro-government majority in the St.Petersburg parliament did not dare to support Yabloko’s parliamentary request on the sources of funding for battalions bearing toponymic names of the region

Press Release, 14.09.2022

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg refused to forward a deputies’ inquiry to the Governor of St.Petersburg  on the amount and sources of budgetary expenditures for the formation of bearing toponymic names of the region. The inquiry was submitted by Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party. Three MPs voted for the inquiry, nine voted against, no one abstained, and the rest did not vote.

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The court ordered the Russian communications watchdog to name Emilia Slabunova’s publications containing “false information of the special military operation in Ukraine” that led to blocking of her page on a popular social media

Press Release, 14.09.2022

Photo:  Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 13 September, the Petrozavodsk City Court held a hearing to consider the complaint of Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and ex Chair of Yabloko, about the inaction of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) in connection with the blocking of her page in the popular social media Vkontakte.

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