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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, 2019

The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko held an action under the slogan “I Want Changes”

Based on Idel.Realii publication, 15.08.2019 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin On 15 August, activists of the Tatarstan branch of the Yabloko party held an action “I Want Changes” in the centrer of Kazan. Yabloko members and supporters conducted a series of one-person pickets that do not require a permission from the authorities. The action was timed to the […]

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky prepared a bill on “deanonymisation” of law enforcement officers

Press release, 16.08.2019 After violent beatings of peaceful protesters in Moscow by masked police officers, Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, proposed to “deanonimise” law enforcement officers by placing their individual numbers on uniforms and helmets of police and the Russian Guard officers during public events that […]

The Moscow City Court will consider the appeal against the arrest of Valery Kostenok on 21 August

Press Release, 15.08.2019 The Moscow City Court will consider an appeal against the preventive measure for Valery Kostenok, activist of the Yabloko party, on Wednesday, 21 August, at 12:30. The hearing will take place in the room No. 225.

Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky stood surety in court for Kostantin Kotov accused of “repeated violations of the order of holding mass events”

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Photo: Konstantin Kotov Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Yabloko Party’s Federal Political Committee, came to the Presnensky District Court of Moscow to personally vouch for the civil activist Konstantin Kotov, who is accused of “repeated violations of the order of  holding public events” under Article 212.1 of the Criminal Code envisaging up […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “I have not seen any “mass-scale riots” in the streets of Moscow”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog post, 9.08.2019 Twelve people have already been arrested on the so-called “mass-scale riots case”. They want to ruin the lives of these young people for general intimidation. I was at all the rallies and processions of recent weeks, including 27 July. I did not see any “mass-scale riots” in the streets of […]

Yabloko took part in the All-Russian Campaign for Fair Elections and Against Arbitrariness of the Authorities in several regions

Press Release, 12.08.2019 Regional branches of the Yabloko party took part in the All-Russian Campaign for Fair Elections and Against Arbitrariness of the Authorities held on 10 August. Party members attended rallies and pickets in Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Irkutsk and other cities.

Yabloko asks Public Prosecutor General and Commissioners for Human Rights of Russia and Moscow to check the lawfulness of opening of criminal cases on Moscow protests

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, asked Public Prosecutor General to check the lawfulness of the criminal case on the mass riots and the use of violence against representatives of the authorities after the protests in Moscow, as well as the lawfulness of the detention of the persons involved in the […]

Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is a defendant in a trumped-up case of “mass riots”

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Photo: Karina Gradusova / Yabloko Press Service 20-year-old Valery Kostenok is a third-year student at Kosygin’s Russian State University, Faculty of Standardization and Metrology. He came to Yablopko in 2017. Valery participated in municipal elections, worked in the presidential campaign of Grigory Yavlinsky in 2018, and was a volunteer in the election […]

The Moscow City Court overturned the decision of the district electoral commission not to register Sergei Mitrokhin as candidate to the Moscow City Duma election

Press Release, 13.08.2019 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin at the mass rally for fair elections in Sakharov Prospect, August 10, 2019. “The Moscow City Court made a decision that upheld Mitrokhin’s administrative claim, overruled the decision of the district electoral commission not to register him as a candidate, and ordered the district electoral commission for elections to […]

Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok enjailed for two months

Press Release, 12.08.2019 The Moscow Basmanny Court sent Valery Kostenok to a pre-trial detention centre for two months, despite the fact that the public prosecutor’s office requested that he is placed under home arrest. Yabloko activist became the 14th defendant in the “mass riots” case in Moscow on July 27.

“The protest must turn into political one.” 50,000 people went to a rally for fair elections and against arbitrariness

Press Release, 10.08.2019 Nearly 50,000 people took part in a rally for fair elections and against arbitrariness, which took place in Sakharov Prospect in Moscow on 10 August. Three municipal deputies from Yabloko – Yelena Rusakova, Andrei Morev and Yelena Filina were members of the organising committee of the action.

Valery Kostenok pleaded not guilty of “mass-scale riots”

Press Release, 11.08.2019 Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is charged with “mass-scale riots” (Article 212 Part 2 of the Criminal Code).  Tomorrow, on 12 August 12 the Basmanny Court will determine a preventive measure for him. Kostenok will spend this night in the detention center.

The Investigative Committee conducted a search in the home of Yabloko member Valery Kostenok

Press Release, 11.08.2019 According to Valery Kostenok, Yabloko member, eight people rang at the door of the apartment where he lives and presented themselves as the Investigative Committee. They said that they have a search warrant and asked to open, otherwise, they promised to break the door.

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko rallied under the slogan “Save Our Forests”

Press Release, 8.08.2019 A rally Save Our Forests was held in Novosibirsk. The rally was dedicated to large-scale fires in the Siberian taiga and inaction and indifference of the Russian authorities. Members of the regional branch of the Yabloko party supported the citywide protest.

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky called on Governor of St.Petersburg not to transfer the House of Radio under hotel, restaurants and Teodor Currentzis’s orchestra

Press Release, 9.08.2019 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, urged Alexander Beglov, interim Governor of St. Petersburg, to immediately intervene in the situation with the resettlement of the residents of the House of Radio and preserve the historical intended purpose of the building.

The police came to the leaders of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko because of the participation of the regional branch in a permitted picket for fair elections

Press Release, 8.08.2019 The police came home to Oleg Rodin, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko, and Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the party branch. Police officers also came to other political and civil activists in Nizhny Novgorod. The police gave them warnings about participating in an unpermitted rally in Nizhny Novgorod on […]

The Irkutsk branch of Yabloko called on the authorities to take urgent measures to extinguish forest fires in Siberia and the Far East

Press Release, 7.08.2019 Members of the Irkutsk regional branch of the Yabloko party held single-person pickets. The action was dedicated to forest fires raging in Siberia, including in the Irkutsk region and Yakutia. Yabloko activists called on the authorities to take urgent measures to deal with the environmental disaster.

The Central Electoral Commission finally removed Yabloko’s Yelena Rusakova from elections to the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 7.08.2019 The Central Electoral Commission finally removed Yelena Rusakova, candidate from the Yabloko party, from elections to the Moscow City Duma.

Mitrokhin to appeal to court the refusal to register him as candidate for deputy of the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 7.08.2019 Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, will appeal in court against the refusal to register him as candidate in the Moscow City Duma election. He will not appeal to the Moscow City Electoral Commission again, because he assumes that the Moscow City Electoral Commission “will do […]

Yabl​​​​​​​oko expert and one the founders of the Memorial human rights centre turns 60

Congratulations to Viktor Kogan-Yasny on his anniversary! Greetings from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky, 7.08.2019 August 7 marks the 60th anniversary of Viktor Valentinovich Kogan-Yasny, head of the Regional Civil Initiative – the Right to Life and Civil Dignity public organisation, one of the founders of the Memorial human rights centre. Since 1995, Viktor Kogan-Yasny […]