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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 November, 2019

Yabloko proposes to open the meeting of the Chelyabinsk City Duma when citizens elect their Mayor

Press Release, 18.11.2019 Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, called on the leadership of the Chelyabinsk City Duma to allow all interested residents to come to the meeting when Mayor of Chelyabinsk should be elected, as well as provide an opportunity for everyone to ask a question to the mayoral candidates.

“We work for those people who want to live honestly for the benefit of the country.” Pskov Yabloko celebrates its 25th anniversary

Press Release, 16.11.2019 Today, a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Pskov regional branch of  Yabloko was held in Pushkinogorsky district of the Pskov region. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region […]

“Nothing can be solved without politics.” Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina are visiting the Pskov region

Press Release, 15.11.2019 Today the three-day visit of Yabloko’s leaders to the Pskov region has begun. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region for a conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch […]

The campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky represents revenge of the authorities for his political activities

Statement by the Yabloko party, 14.11.2019 The Internet resources of the odious businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and the state television channel Russia-24, functioning on the money of taxpayers, conduct an organised campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. The accusations against Vishnevsky represent a […]

Yabloko campaigns for liberalisation of regional laws on rallies

Earlier, the Constitutional Court prohibited to local authorities to arbitrarily limit places for mass actions Press Release, 15.11.2019 Yabloko’s regional branches in the Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk and Kaliningrad Regions sent appeals to the parliaments of their regions with a request to enlarge the list of places allowed for public mass events. Thus, Yabloko calls regional […]

Yabloko’s Gender Faction held a meeting with the Director of the Sisters Centre

Press Release, 14.11.2019 Photo: from left to right Galina Mikhaleva, Nadezhda Zamotayeva and Olga Radayeva On 12 November, Yabloko’s Gender Faction organized a meeting with Nadezhda Zamotayeva, Director of the independent charitable organisation the Sisters Centre. The Centre provides psychological and legal aid to victims of sexual violence and their families.

Boris Vishnevsky applied to police in connection with libel launched against him

Press Release, 14.11.2019 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, applied to the police station of Primorsky distrcit in connection with libel launched against him. It is in this disrtict of ​​St. Petersburg that the media of the Patriot media group (head of the board of trustees is Yevgeny Prigozhin […]

Emilia Slabunova asked the Moscow Public Prosecutor to check the work of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin due to the lack of a development strategy in the Russian capital

Press Release, 14.11.2019 Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, asked Denis Popov, Moscow Public Prosecutor, to check the work of Sergei Sobyanin, the Moscow Mayor. Back in July of this year, Slabunova asked the Mayor to explain why Moscow did not have a socio-economic development strategy which is must according to the  federal law, but has still […]

Chair of the Omsk branch of Yabloko spoke about the problems of regional healthcare at the round table of the Ministry of Healthcare

Press Release, 13.11.2019 Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the Omsk regional branch of the Yabloko party, spoke at a round table on healthcare issues. Representatives of the regional Ministry of Healthcare took part in the discussion. The round table was organised by the Omsk Council of non-parliamentary parties. The leader of the Omsk Yabloko spoke about […]

Yabloko in the Altai Republic initiated a referendum on the return of popular elections of the mayor of the capital of the Republic and district heads

Press Release, 13.11.2019 The regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Altai Republic acted as an initiative group to hold a referendum on the draft law “On the Return of the Popular Elections of Mayor of Gorno-Altaysk and Heads of the Altai Republic Districts,” which was previously submitted to the State Assembly by Maria […]

“A strong state cannot be built on lawlessness and humiliation of human dignity”

Participants of the 8th Unified Caucasus Forum adopted a resolution Press Release, 12.11.2019 On November 9-10, the United Caucasian Forum was held in Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. The Forum aims to unite the leading human rights organisations of the North Caucasus and propel civic initiative to solve socially significant problems. One of the organisers of […]

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre to launch its branch in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Oleg Rodin will be coordinator of the branch   Press Release, 13.11.2019 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre opens its second branch – now in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. It will be headed by Oleg Rodin, Chair of the Yabloko branch in the region. At launching the branch Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre will reveal immediate plans and […]

Head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma asks Putin to investigate the charges against Public Prosecutor of Moscow in corruption

Press Release, 12.11.2019 Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, sent a deputy request addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to initiate an investigation into corruption of Denis Popov, Moscow Public Prosecutor, who became the protagonist of the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). The FBK investigation runs […]

Vladimir Gridin, leader of the Mordovian branch of Yabloko, passed away

Condolences from Yabloko leaders, 12.11.2019 On 12 November, Vladimir Gridin, leader of the Mordovian branch of Yabloko, passed away at the age of 65. Yabloko leaders expressed condolences in connection with the death of the founder of Mordovian Yabloko: We have lost our faithful comrade, Vladimir Yevgenievich Gridin, founder and leader of the Mordovian branch […]

Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina to visit the Pskov region for the 25th anniversary of the regional branch of the party

Press Release, 11.11.2019 On November 15 and 16, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and head of the Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, will visit the Pskov region, where a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch of the party will be held.

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko joined the action of “metropickets” launched in Moscow for the release of political prisoners.

Press Release, 11.11.2019 Alexandra Nalobina, member of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, went on a one-person picket (such pickets do not require a permission from the authorities) for the freedom of prisoners of the so-called “Moscow riots case” and against political repression. The picket took place by the Studencheskaya metro station, which is located next […]

On the anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917, Yabloko held an action in memory of the pupils of military schools who resisted the Bolsheviks

Press Release, 7.11.2019 On 7 November, the Moscow branch of Yabloko held its traditional action honouring the memory of officers and pupils of military schools who fought in the streets of Moscow against usurpation of power by the Bolsheviks in 1917. For the first time, an action in memory of those who with arms in […]


Achievements of President Putin’s four-year policy in the Middle East by Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.10.2019 President Putin agreed to Turkey’s seizure of Syria’s border area and told President Erdogan that he was ready to send Russian soldiers to the Syrian-Turkish border to help the Turks monitor the expulsion of the Kurds from lands […]

“Liquidation of the movement “For Human Rights” demonstrates moral degradation of the Russian government”

Nikolai Rybakov on the decision of the Supreme Court Press Release, 1.11.2019 Photo: Lev Ponomaryov On November 1, the Supreme Court ruled to liquidate themovement “For Human Rights”, created in 1997 by Lev Ponomaryov. A lawsuit demanding the liquidation of the organisation was filed by the Ministry of Justice on October 11. The reason for […]

The Moscow authorities have to hold public hearings on the Moscow budget because of the insistence of the opposition

Press Release, 5.11.2019 The opposition in the Moscow City Duma has made the Moscow authorities to conduct public hearings on the draft budget for Moscow for 2020. The hearing will be held in the Public Chamber of Moscow today, on 5 November. The lack of a public hearing was one of the reasons why the […]