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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

Archive for August, 2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova to speak at a rally in Omsk against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 30.08.2018   On Sunday, 2 September, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will come to Omsk to address the rally against raising the retirement age. The Omsk branch of Yabloko is a co-organiser of the rally. Yabloko’s Tatyana Nagibina will be the anchor at the rally.   The rally will take place at the address […]

The Buryat Regional Association for Lake Baikal will be headed by Natalia Tumureyeva, environmentalist and Chair of the regional branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 30.08.2018 Natalia Tumureyeva succeeded  Sergei Shapkhayev, renowned academic and environmentalist, as head of the Buryat Regional Association on Lake Baikal.  Natalia Tumureyeva is a former student of Sergei Shapkhayev, environmentalist and head of the local branch of the Yabloko party.

Emilia Slabunova: If there are Yabloko deputies in the City Duma of Yekaterinburg, it will be a new page in the history of the city

Press Release, 29.08.2018 The leaders of Yabloko went to the Russian regions to support Yabloko candidates in the 9 September elections. The party Chair Emilia Slabunova visited Yekaterinburg, the Urals, to support party candidates in the city parliament (the City Duma). Yabloko put forward a strong team of united democratic coalition in the elections to […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Sanctions and Prospects

The leader of Yabloko about that neither of the sides in the war between the Kremlin and Washington will have mercy on Russian citizens Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.08.2018 Sanctions have already been imposed on Russia: personal sanctions , those against certain companies and products, sectoral sanctions against the military-industrial complex and oil and gas enterprises, […]

Yabloko will take part in the all-Russian action against the pension reform on 2 September

Press Release, 28.08.2018 On Sunday, 2 September, the Yabloko party will take part in the all-Russian action against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. Representatives of the Yabloko party are members of the organising committee of the action.   The geography and format of the actions is as follows (more details will be […]

Emilia Slabunova visits Yekaterinburg

Emilia Slabunova’s twitter, 28.08.2018 YABLOKO Party ‏@YablokoParty YABLOKO Party retwitted Emilia Slabunova: Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova starts her visit in Yekterinburg, the Urals, by laying flowers to the memorial to vicitms of political reprisals. This is a mournful page in Russia’s history. This should never happen again.

Yabloko Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov: “Democracy is an exam that society is taking every day”

Press Release, 24.08.2018 Archive photo by RIA Novosti/ Yuri Abramochkin A rally dedicated to the anniversary of the victory over the reactionary forces of the State Emergency Committee was held in the Krasnopresnensky park, Moscow, behind the Russian ‘White House’ on 22 August, on the Day of the Flag of Russia.   The rally was […]

Oleg Rodin, Yabloko’s candidate to the deputy of the State Duma, applied for a permission for a rally against raising the retirement age on 2 September

Press Release, 20.08.2018 On Friday, 17 August, Oleg Rodin, Yabloko’s candidate to the deputy of the State Duma in the forthcoming by-election to the Russian parliament, applied for a permission for a rally against raising the retirement age in Nizhny Novgorod on 2 September. The rally is planed on 2 September. Co-organisers of the action […]

Congratulations to Anna Cherepanova, head of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, on the anniversary!

Birthday greetings from Emilia Slabunova 25.08.2018 Today marks the anniversary of Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko. Emilia Slabunova, the Yabloko party’s Chair, sends Anna greetings on her 45th birthday:

Yavlinsky called Prosecutor General Chaika to stop the practice of provocations of crimes

Press Release, 24.08.2018 Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky sent an appeal to Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, in which he called to investigate the illegal provocation of crimes by law enforcement agencies. The reason for the appeal was the so-called case of “The New Greatness” organisaiton. Anna Pavlikova. […]

The state represented by the Ministry of Education decided to fight against people who seek to create human conditions for orphans – their foster parents

Emilia Slabunova’s Facebook page, 20.08.2018 Instead of providing housing to almost 160,000 Russian orphans who do not have it, saving children from family violence (according to unofficial data in 2016, more than 2,500 children aged 2 weeks to 14 years became victims of domestic violence), creating conditions for upbringingadolescents, so that they do not set […]

The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko is against replacing trees with cars

Press Release, 23.08.2018 The Krasnoyarsk branch of the Yabloko party opposed the plans of the local administration to cut the green zones in the city of Krasnoyarsk for the sake of opening of vehicles service facilities there. On 22-23 August, the city administration is holding public hearings aiming to get a formal residents’ consent so […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko proposed to the Human Rights Council to reform the procedure for getting permissions for rallies

Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Human Rights Council, believes that the problem of transparency in getting permission to hold rallies can be resolved in court Press Release, 17.08.2018 The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko formulated its demands as to the protection of freedom of rallies in its written appeal to Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Human […]

At the request of Yabloko, the Accounts Chamber and the Federal Antimonopoly Service will check the legality of the spending on the restoration of the Capitol dome in Havana, Cuba

Press Release, 17.08.2018 Yabloko party Chairperson Emilia Slabunova sent an appeal to Alexei Kudrin, Chairman of the Russian Accounts Chamber, demanding to check the effectiveness of spending Russia’s budget funds for the restoration of the Capitol’s dome in Havana, the capital of Cuba. At the same time, Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre appealed to the Federal […]

Emilia Slabunova: Russia’s Flag Day should be a holiday of honour and pride for the people

The Yabloko party took part in the march and rally on the anniversary of the democrats’ victory over the attempted coup d’etat  in 1991 Press Release, 22.08.2018 Today, on Russia’s Flag Day, the leaders and activists of the Yabloko party took part in the action dedicated to the anniversary of the democrats’ victory over attempted […]

Yabloko picketed the State Duma during the parliamentary hearings on the pension reform

Press Release, 21.08.2018 On 21 August, a series of single-person pickets against raising the retirement age were held by the State Duma. The picketing was timed to parliamentary hearings on the pension reform. Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin   Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and Chairman of the Moscow Rescue Committee, participated […]

It is unacceptable to impede the activities of the Memorial [human rights society]

The [authorities] are evicting the St. Petersburg branch of the organisation from its office Statement by the Yabloko party, 17.08.2018 The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is outraged by the attempts of the St. Petersburg Administration to evict the Memorial charitable historical and educational human rights organisation from its office in Razezhey Street, 9, in […]

Yabloko picketed against the government’s pension reform by Prime Minister Medvedev’s office in Novosibirsk

Press Release, 03.08.2018 On 3 August, the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party, together with the representatives of the libertarian movement, held a picket at the public reception of the ruling United Russia party. Deputies of this party voted for adoption in the first reading of the law on raising the retirement age.

Yabloko revealed a cartel on purchase of medicines in the Mari El Republic

The republican department of the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service in Mari El filed a case against the participants of the collusion Press Release, 03.08.2018 The republican department of the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service in Mari El filed a case on the violation of the antimonopoly legislation in the procurement of medicines for public healthcare institutions in the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “You know that this is illegal, but you want to curry favour with Putin”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 09.08.2018 Photo: Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik It is already five months, that 18-year-old Anna Pavlikova, 19-year-old Maria Dubovik, 21-year-old Vyacheslav Kryukov, 25-year-old Sergey Gavrilov, 25-year-old Ruslan Kostylenkov, 30-year-old Dmitry Poletayev and 31-year-old Pyotr Karamzin are in Moscow pre-trial detention prisons. Another four people under investigation on the case of creating an […]