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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

A manifestation of a lulling policy and collective escapism from reality for the entire country.” Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly.

Press Release, 29.02.2024

Photo by Dmitry Azarov, Kommersant

Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov notes that all the main things form Vladimir Putin’s address, have been already promised to some extent, however, “the things are still there”. “We will protect nature reserves, – but, in fact, the protection is getting weaker. We will protect Baikal – and they are preparing a law on clear cuttings of woods on Lake Baikal. In six years, we will sort all solid waste – and they carry out a waste management reform destroying the nascent separate waste collection system. And not a word about the main thing – about peace.”

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Emilia Slabunova: “I am categorically against the abolishing of the social studies course in the secondary school”

Press Release, 28.02.2024

Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

“I categorically object to the plans of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to abolish the social studies course for grades 6-8 at the level of basic general education and leave only one hour for its study in grade 9!” Emilia Slabunova, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia and honoured teacher of Russia, wrote in her blog post.

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Nine years since the murder of Boris Nemtsov

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 27.02.2024

Boris Nemtsov believed that Russia should be a peaceful country. He was a sincere person and a Russian patriot. This determined his political views. Exactly nine years ago, on 27 February, 2015, Nemtsov was shot. In the back. Right next to the Kremlin walls.

The authorities bear political responsibility for his murder.

Let his memory last forever!


The photo shows Boris’s grave. Today several police squads were on duty near Nemtsov’s grave on Troekurovsky cemetery…

The sentence to human rights defender Oleg Orlov is repressive and must be overturned

Statement by the Yabloko party, 27.02.2024

Photo: Human rights defender Oleg Orlov at the hearings of the Golovinsky Court in Moscow, 27 Febraury, 2024 / Photo by Pavel Bednyakov, RIA Novosti

The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko expresses protest against the conviction and imprisonment of human rights defender and one of the founders of the Memorial human rights society, Oleg Petrovich Orlov.

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Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.02.2024

Photo: Fragments of a building in Yubileiny District in Adviivka destroyed during the fighting / Photograph of Stanislav Krasilnikov (RIA NOVOSTI) 22 February 2024

 The intense warfare between Russia and Ukraine has continued relentlessly now for two years – people are dying every day. Continuation of the military actions in any form – offensive or positional warfare — will not deliver any positive outcome for Russia, Ukraine or Western countries. Any continuation implies endless and irreparable tragedy. “The dream of some people – to end the dispute once and for all “on the battle field” – is not possible — I penned these words in my article in Novaya Gazeta Just Stop, published a year ago in February 2023. In the article I called for the immediate conclusion of a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine. This text, which is now a year old,  could simply be reprinted. All I would need to do is replace the assumptions and warnings with assertions and a statement of the facts.

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The Yabloko faction in the Novgorod City Duma passed a no confidence motion against police Colonel Maksimov, head of the city Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Press Release, 26.02.2024

Photo: Anna Cherepanova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

During the annual report of the Novgorod police chief Colonel Sergei Maksimov, in the Novgorod City Duma, the head of the Yabloko faction, Anna Cherepanova, expressed distrust in the actions of the police, listing episodes of pressure on Yabloko candidates and party members.

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Yabloko to host a concert-performance “Fooled. 1938-1941” based on the anti-war diaries by Friedrich Kellner

Press Release, 26.02.2024

Illusration: Pablo Picasso, Guernica. 1937. Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid

On 28 February, the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow will host a concert-performance “Fooled. 1938-1941”. The production is based on the diary of Friedrich Kellner (1885-1970). The director of the performance is Alexander Gnezdilo, member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko. The show is timed to coincide with the second anniversary of the start of the so-called “special operation” on the territory of Ukraine.

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“All Quiet on the Western Front”. Film from the Novgorod Yabloko marking two years since the special military operation

Press Release, 24.02.2024

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko released a film devoted to the two years of the special military operation and entitled after Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front”.

“I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.”

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Yabloko demands that the body of Alexei Navalny be handed over to his family

Statement by the Yabloko Party, 23.02.2024

Photo: Penal Colony No3 in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District / Photo by Vasily Shaposhnikov, Kommersant

The Yabloko party demands that the body of Alexei Navalny be handed over to his family in accordance with the law.

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Lev Shlosberg: “Only the customer, that is, the state, can stop the wave of denunciations when the policy changes”

The Pskov Newsfeed, 20.02.2024

Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The epidemic of denunciation shows that the state manipulates society, inciting hatred towards dissidents, and those people who use denunciation understand that this is how they can realise themselves, become successful, build a career and get a positive assessment. Everyone strives for a positive assessment, including that from the state. Millions of certificates of honour, gratitude, and letters of gratitude did not grow out of nowhere.

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The Public Prosecutor General’s Office blocked the page of the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Veliky Novgorod, Ksenia Cherepanova, in the VKontakte social media

Press Release, 22.02.2024

Photo: Ksenia Cherepanova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office on blocking Ksenia Cherepanova’s page was made, according to the social network notification, on 21 February. Previously, VKontakte blocked the pages of Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the regional branch of the party, and Oksana Sergeyeva, deputy of the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod and deputy of the Yermolinsky rural settlement of the Novgorod region from Yabloko.

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The Moscow City Duma is not going to return Muscovites their right to public discussions of construction projects. Yabloko’s deputy Mitrokhin spoke on the side of the citizens

Press Release, 21.02.2024

Photo: the Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Today at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma, the parliamentary majority did not support the draft appeal of Yabloko deputy Sergei Mitrokhin to the head of the city demanding that authorities must return to Muscovites their right to public hearings on the issues of urban planning. The issue put in the “Miscellaneous” section of the agenda was considered without the active participation of representatives of the pro-government United Russia party and its sister parliamentary association My Moscow. Deputies of these factions also voted against Mitrokhin’s project.

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Head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Alexander Shishlov, spoke about the need for a ceasefire and expressed condolences to Navalny’s relatives during a briefing for faction leaders

Press Release, 21.02.2024

Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg

At the traditional briefing of faction leaders, which is held after each meeting of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, the head of the Yabloko faction, Alexander Shishlov, spoke not about the agenda of the meeting, but about the main thing: the need for a ceasefire and the start of peace negotiations, and expressed condolences, on behalf of the Yabloko faction, to the relatives of Alexei Navalny. The Press Service of the Legislative Assembly said that they would not distribute his speech, so we are publishing the full text here.

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Yabloko will send special postcards to women in prison timed to International Women’s Day

Press Release, 21.02.2024

Photo: “A new day will come” sent to the contest by Olga Gulevich, Veliky Novgorod

At the end of February and beginning of March, actions in support of political prisoners will be held in Moscow and regional offices of the party, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day (8 March). The postcards will contain works sent to Yabloko as part of the announced contest of drawings. In total, we received 106 works from different cities of Russia.

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Police drew up a violation report against Yabloko Federal Bureau member Alexander Yefimov for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 20.02.2024

Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by Yabloko Press Service

Alexander Yefimov is charged with giving an interview to the movement of independent election observers Golos, which authorities consider to be part of the international non-governmental organisation European Network of Election Monitoring Organisations (ENEMO). In 2021, the organisation was declared undesirable in Russia.

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The Altai branch of Yabloko will hold an event in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 20.02.2024

A memorial rally dedicated to the anniversary of the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov will be conducted in Barnaul, the Altai Territory, on 25 February 25 at 13:00. The action will be held on Freedom Square near the monument to victims of political repression “Farewell”. The event was agreed upon with the city administration.

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The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Denis Volkov on the dynamics of changes in public opinion in relation to the “special operation”

Press Release, 20.02.2024

On 19 February, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Dynamics of Changes in Public Opinion”. The lecturer was Denis Volkov, sociologist and Director of the Levada Centre. The  participants, using materials from sociological surveys, examined how the attitude of Russian society towards the “special operation” was changing in two years, what determines public sentiment today, how opinions are distributed among different segments of the population, and whether it is worth listening to critics of public opinion polls.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko elected a new Regional Council

Press Release, 19.02.2024

On Saturday at the 21st Conference of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko elected new leadership of the regional branch for the next two years. Delegates from Chelyabinsk, Kopeisk, Zlatoust, Miass and Troitsk participated in the conference.

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Yabloko will hold a round table “Traditional Family Values and Women’s Rights”

Press Release, 19.02.2024

Photo by Irina Bujor, Kommersant

The discussion will be held by the Gender Faction of the Yabloko party on 27 February. Everyone is invited to participate.

What are the “traditional family values” that the Russian government is promoting? Taking care of the family hearth, serving husband and children while giving up professional growth? How to deal with domestic violence? How can single-parent families be based on traditional values? How to combine the role of a “working mother” with these traditions?

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Yabloko to host a discussion “Why didn’t books help?”

Press Release, 19.02.2024

Picture: Francisco de Goya “Los caprichos”. The sleep of reason produces monsters. 1799. Prado Museum, Madrid

We invite everyone to join our open discussion “Why didn’t books help?”, timed to coincide with the second anniversary of the start of the “special military operation” on the territory of Ukraine. Several invited guests will take part in the discussion: a teacher, a journalist, an actor, a writer and a sociologist.

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