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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 December, 2019

The court assigned 75 hours of compulsory community service to the Chairman of the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko for his participation in peaceful protests

Press Release, 25.12.2019 The Elisata Court assigned 30 hours of compulsory community service to Batyr Boromangnaev, Chairman of the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko, for organization and conducting the rally on 27 October. Earlier, the politician received 25 hours of compulsory community service as the organiser of the gathering on 29 September, and another 20 hours […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: How much does the Crimean bridge cost?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 25.12.2019 They built a bridge from Taman to Kerch. It turned out three times more expensive than same kind of bridges in the world. They built it on budget money, and in our state and in such cases part of this money will be stolen. Like was the case with the Vostochny […]

Yabloko nominated Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika for Golden Toilet Brush anti-award

The winner of the anti-award will be determined by Internet voting Press Release, 24.12.2019 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has identified nominees for the annual anti-award for “wasting the budget” via public procurement contracts. The list of nominees of 2019 includes the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky for bidding on behalf of the Ministry […]

Yabloko demanded to verify the legality of the installation of the monument to Joseph Stalin in Volgograd

Press Release, 23.12.2019 The Volgograd branch of Yabloko demanded that the Volgograd Mayor’s Office and the Public Prosecutor’s Office check whether the Communist Party had the right to install a bust of Joseph Stalin in Volgograd. Yabloko’s Dmitry Lyubitenko posted a petition on the Internet demanding that the monument be dismantled.

The court canceled the results of the recount of votes in one of the districts in St.Petersburg. Yabloko may get two more municipal mandates in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 24.12.2019 The Moskovsky District Court of St.Petersburg upheld the lawsuit from Yabloko candidates demanding cancellation of the results of the recount of votes at polling station No 1290 of the MosKovskaya Zastava municipality, which resulted in two mandates being stolen from Yabloko. After the decision comes into force, Yabloko members Kirill Kasimov and […]

The Moscow City Duma Commission on Urban Management will consider the bills of Mitrokhin and Rusakova

Press Release, 23.12.2019 Tomorrow the Commission of the Moscow City Duma on Urban Economy and Housing Policies will consider the bill of deputy Sergei Mitrokhin on amendments to the law “On provision of urban amenities in Moscow”. The amendments oblige the Moscow government to coordinate with Muscovites improvement projects for courtyards, streets and squares.

The Moscow City Duma rejected the question of the Yabloko faction to Moscow Mayor about his responsibility for the “Moscow riots” case

Statement by the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, 16.12.2019 The Commission on the organisation of the work of the Moscow City Duma rejected the question of the Yabloko faction to the Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. Daria Besedina, Yabloko MP of the Moscow City Duma, was going to ask the Moscow Mayor if he […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Freedom for political prisoners – this demand must be repeated every day. Their freedom is our freedom

Press Release, 14.12.2019 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, made a political report at the 21st Party Congress (full transcript in Russian is here). The report dealt with Russia’s domestic and foreign policies, the situation in Russian economy, as well as the challenges that Yabloko faces today.

The new Chairman of Yabloko: Tomorrow we will start preparations for the 2021 elections to the State Duma

Chairman of the Yabloko Party spoke about his plans on a new post during a press briefing Press Release, 15.12.2019 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov For the first time Nikolai Rybakov answered questions from journalists as Chairman of the Yabloko party. At a briefing that began on the second day of the Yabloko congress, Rybakov said that […]

Nikolai Rybakov elected Chairman of the Yabloko party

Press Release, 15.12.2019 Nikolai Rybakov became the fourth Chairman of the Yabloko party: 69 delegates of the 21st Yabloko Congress cast their votes for his candidacy. Lev Shlosberg, head of the Pskov branch of the party Lev Shlosberg came second (40 votes), Emilia Slabunova was the third (19 votes).

Emilia Slabunova reported to the Congress on the work of the party over the past four years: “We managed to strengthen the position of the party”

Press Release, 14.12.2019 “Over the past four years, Yabloko has been able to strengthen its position,” said Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, presenting a report on the party’s activities at the 21st Yabloko congress. “This is the stance of the country’s key organised democratic force, openly criticising the government, demanding a change in the Russian leadership, […]

Deputies of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko vote against the draft budgets of their municipalities

Press Release, 12.12.2019 Deputies of the Ryazan branch of the Yabloko party oppose the draft budgets of their municipalities. Konstantin Smirnov, deputy of the Dubrovsky rural settlement, has already voted against the budget of the settlement, all other deputies of the Council representing United Russia supported the draft. Anatoly Kivva, deputy of the Zaboryevsky rural […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko celebrates the Russian Constitution Day with pickets for the struggle for human rights

Press Release, 12.12.2019 On 12 December, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko went on one-person pickets (that do not require a permission from the authorities) in four cities of the region as part of the Struggle for Human Rights campaign, dedicated to the Russian Constitution Day.

The Rostov branch of Yabloko became an organiser of a flash mob in support of the political prisoners of the Rostov case

Press Release, 12.12.2019 On 7 December, a flash mob in support of political prisoners, the defendants of the so-called “Rostov case” – Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov – took place in Rostov-on-Don. Activists of the Yabloko party, together with other democratic forces of the city, organised the action in the format of a theatrical performance.


A time of troubles and change By GRIGORY YAVLINSKY Full version, 26.11. 2017 A number of recent events have radically changed the self-awareness of millions of people all over the world, primarily in the most economically developed parts, which had been objectively until now at the forefront of development in the world and defined to […]

The Krasnodar branch Yabloko went on pickets in support of political prisoners in the Rostov case

Press Release, 11.12.2019 In Sochi, activists, supporters and members of the Yabloko party held a picket in support of Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov, political prisoners in the Rostov case. The picket was held as part of the All-Russian campaign “Against Political Reprisals”.

Accreditation for Yabloko’s congress on December 14-15 is open

Press Release, 10.12.2019 This weekend, December 14-15, the 21st congress of the Yabloko party will be held in Moscow. Yabloko Chairperson, Deputy Chairperons, members of the Federal Political Committee and the Bureau will be elected at the Congress. The Congress will open on December 14 at 10 a.m. In the first half of the day, […]

Emilia Slabunova criticised the law on protection of investment at the meeting of the State Duma

Press Release, 10.12.2019 Today, Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova criticised the law on protecting investments and encouraging investment at a meeting of the State Duma. The Russian parliament was examining the bill in the first reading. “It is impossible to improve the investment climate without improving the political climate, without a radical transformation of the […]

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko went on pickets on Human Rights Day

Press Release, 11.12.2019 On December 10, the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko held a series of on-person pickets (that do not require coordination with the authorities) in defense of human rights.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “[Ex Mosocw Mayor] Yuri Luzhkov has always been a real public politician”

Press Release, 10.12.2019 On 10 December, ex-Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov died aged 83. The condolences to the family of the deceased were expressed by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, who worked with Luzhkov in the Committee for the Operational Management of the National Economy of the USSR which exercised […]