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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 July, 2019

Unregistered Yabloko candidate to the Moscow City Duma submitted an application for a rally on 10 August

Press Release, 31.07.2019 Yelena Rusakova, unregistered Yabloko candidate to the Moscow City Duma in the electoral district No. 37, submitted an application to the Moscow Mayor’s Office for a rally on 10 August. Rusakova asks for permission to march from Strastnoy Boulevard to Academician Sakharov Prospect or conduct a rally Sakharov Prspect, or Volkhonka street […]

The eight demands. What the opposition should strive to achieve

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, 29.07.2019 Open lawlessness and insolent violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens in Moscow have become more widespread in recent days and weeks: beatings of people by police and military, arrests, searches in the middle of the night, and deliberate […]

We regard the refusal to register Vera Afanasyeva as an attempt to return to the practices of gross election fraud

Statement by the Saratov branch of Yabloko, 29.07.2019 Photo: Alexander Yermishin and Vera Afanasyeva On 28 July, 2019, the Kirovsky District Court of the City of Saratov dismissed the claim of Vera Afanasyeva, candidate from the Yabloko party, to district electoral commission No. 10 for the refusal to register her as a candidate for the by-election to […]

Yevgeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Moscow, demanded to check lawfulness of detention of minors at the protest action of 27 July

Press Release, 30.07.2019 Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich, Grigory Yavlinsky and Valery Borschyov Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and registered candidate for the election to the Moscow City Duma from the Yabloko party, appealed to Oleg Baranov, head of the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, and Oleg Manakov, acting […]

The Ingush branch of Yabloko successfully collected voters’ signatures in support of the nomination of Yabloko candidates for the Karabulak City Council

Press Release, 29.07.2019 Photo: Ruslan Mutsolgov and Yabloko activists Candidates for deputies to the City Council of Karabulak, nominated by the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko party, submitted to the electoral commission the documents and voters’ signatures collected in support of their nomination and required for registration. The territorial electoral  commission of Karabulak will have […]

Leaders and activists of Yabloko participated in the action by the Mayor’s Office in Moscow. Information about detained protesters

Press Release, 27.07.2019 Members of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, Valery Borschyov, Boris Misnik, Yevgeny Bunimovich and Sergei Mitrokhin participate in the a meeting of candidates to the Moscow City Duma with voters by the Moscow Mayor’s Office.

More than 10,000 people signed a petition demanding an immediate convening of an emergency meeting of the Moscow City Duma after the dispersal of the Saturday protest action

Press Release, 29.07.2019 On Saturday 27 June, after the mass arrest of participants of the action in support of unregistered candidates for the elections to the Moscow City Duma, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, published a petition on the platform.

Putin’s system humiliates people, but no one is going to accept it

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.07.2019 Yesterday they beat and detained Russian citizens in Moscow, those who dared to defend their rights, speak out against humiliation and disrespect, express their outrage and protest against the perversion of the meaning of the elections in a peaceful and completely civil manner.

Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr. died

Condolences, 28.07.2019 Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr. was a very good person and journalist – serious and deep. The best of his creative years fell on the time of our common hopes for change. He in many ways personified the true freedom of speech. Let his memory last forever. Sincerely, Emilia Slabunova

Yabloko candidates go on fighting for been registered in elections

Press Release, 24.07.2019 Candidates nominated by the Yabloko party are in the process of receiving registration for election campaigns at different levels throughout the country. Alexander Sorokin, Chairman of the regional branch of the party in the Tver region and environmentalist, will take part in the by-election to the Legislative Assembly of the Tver Region […]

Yabloko went to a rally against arbitrariness of the authorities in the elections in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 25.07.2017 Video: Boris Vishnevsky Over 3,000 people came out to protest against criminal arbitrariness of the authorities in banning opposition to run in the municipal and gubernatorial elections in St. Petersburg. The rally was organised with the support of the regional branch of the Yabloko party. Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction […]

“The composition of the Moscow City Duma be must be decided at the polling rather than the police station.”

Statement by Yabloko candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma, 25.07.2019 We are outraged by the transformation of the elections to the Moscow City Duma into a kind of special forces raid. The launch of a repressive machine demonstrates the inadequacy of the authorities, their fear of free and independent people.

Open letter of the Yabloko party to the Central Electoral Commission

Open Letter, 25.07.2019 To the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation OPEN LETTER According to the Constitution of the Russian Federation (Article 18), the rights and freedoms of a person and citizen determine the meaning, content and application of laws, as well as the meaning of the activities of state and municipal bodies, including […]

Police refused to investigate threats to Nikita Antonenko, Yabloko candidate to the Nizhny Novgorod Duma

Press Release, 17.07.2019 The police refused to initiate a criminal case on threats to Nikita Antonenko, activist of the Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko and candidate for deputy in the Nizhny Novgorod Duma in single-mandate constituency No. 24. According to law enforcement officers, they did not identify any real threat to Yabloko’s candidate.

Yabloko candidates to conduct 14 election campaigns in 13 regions

Registration of candidates for elections goes on Press Release, 19.07.2019 Representatives of the Yabloko party will take part in 14 election campaigns of different levels in 13 regions of the Russian Federation. In many regions, registration of candidates has not ended yet. Many Yabloko candidates have not been registered in the elections or are facing […]

Yabloko’s Sergei Mitrokhin to head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova: The procedure of verification of signatures by electoral commissions is completely discredited. The only way out is to register all the candidates.

Press Release, 23.07.2019 Sergei Mitrokhin, Yabloko’s candidate to the Moscow City Duma for electoral district No 43 and member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, participated in the meeting of unregistered candidates to the Moscow parliament with Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission. Mitrokhin stated that the procedure of verification […]

Yabloko appealed to the Moscow Electoral Commission on the refusal to register five candidates from the party in the elections to the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 17.07.2019 Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and head of its election headquarters, sent five complaints to the Moscow Electoral Commission on the refusal of district electoral commissions to register Yabloko candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections. Yesterday, district electoral commissions refused to register Andrei Babushkin (district No. 11), Anastasia […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko to rally against arbitrariness in the elections

Press Release, 23.07.2019 The St. Petersburg regional branch of the Yabloko party will take part in a rally against arbitrariness in the elections, which will be held in Lenin Square by the Finlandskiy Railway Station on 24 July at 19:00. Representatives of about 30 political parties, public movements and organisations of St. Petersburg  plan to […]

The Ingush branch of Yabloko to participate in the municipal elections

Press Release, 23.07.2019 The conference of the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko party nominated a list of candidates for deputies of the Karabulak City Council. On July 22, the Territorial Electoral Commission of the city of Karabulak certified the list of candidates for deputies of the City Council nominated by Yabloko.

A rally of over 20,000 people demanded registration of representatives of Yabloko and other independent candidates at the Moscow parliamentary elections

Press Release, 20.07.2019 A rally organised with support of the Yabloko party and demanding the registration of all independent candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections was held in Moscow in Sakharov Prospect. Over 20,000 people took part in the action. Three of the five candidates from Yabloko, who were withdrawn from the elections, were […]