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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 February, 2020

Yabloko leaders participated in the March in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Facebook post by Nikolai Rybakov, 29.02.2020 Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Chairman: Together with Emilia Slabunova, Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, – all Yabloko Chairpersons are leading thr oarty column at the March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov today.

The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko will challenge in court the refusal of the city authorities to give a permission to a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 28.02.2020 Yevgeny Artemyev, Chairman of the Kemerovo branch of the Yabloko party, appealed to the Central District Court of Kemerovo. He intends to challenge the unlawful refusal of the city administration to give a permission to a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in the city. The activists of the regional branch of […]

A quarter of the deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly supported Yabloko’s amendment to the Russian Constitution

Press Release, 28.02.2020 The Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies have considered four bills on amendments to the Constitution of Russia. Parliamentary representatives from the Yabloko faction Lev Shlosberg and Arthur Gaiduk made a proposal to the Regional Assembly to put forward such legislative initiatives to the State Duma of Russia. The voted of the Regional […]

About a third of the deputies of the Astrakhan regional parliament supported the amendments of Yabloko to the Constitution or did not vote against

Press Release, 20.02.2020 On 20 February, the Duma of the Astrakhan Region considered constitutional amendments developed by the Public Constitutional Council and introduced by Yabloko’s deputy Dmitry Anufriev. The amendments were combined into four separate laws for each thematic block: the President, the Federal Assembly, the Government and the judicial system. From eight to 12 […]

Nemtsov. Five Years After.

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.02.2020 Five years ago, Boris Nemtsov was killed. A year before that, Crimea was already annexed, the war in Donbass was gaining momentum with might and main. However, the demonstrative killing by the Kremlin’s walls of an opposition politician, an uncompromising critic of authoritarian power and personal opponent of Vladimir Putin became […]

Russian Foreign Ministry in Boris Nemtsov Square

Alexei Melnikov’s blog post, 27.02.2020 Photo: a participant of the Boris Nemtsov Memorial March holding a placard “Boris, this is your spring!” A solemn naming of the square situated by the Russian Embassy in Prague after [slain Russian opposition politician] Boris Nemtsov will take place in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, soon. The […]

The Oryol  branch of Yabloko obtained a permission for a picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 26.02.2020 A picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov will be held in Oryol on 29 February. This was announced by Sergei Zaitsev, the organiser of the action and Chairman of the Orlov branch of Yabloko. The commemorative action will begin at 11.00.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko held a picket The Constitution of Free People

Press Release, 25.02.2020 On 22 February, a mass picket was held in Chelyabinsk as part of the Constitution of Free People campaign organised by the Chelyabinsk Yabloko. About one hundred people took part in the picket.

Emilia Slabunova demanded that Public Prosecutor General check the legality of the criminal case against Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, journalist of the Chernovik newspaper

Press Release, 21.02.2020 Emilia Slabunova, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, asked Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, to check the legality of the criminal case against Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, journalist of the Chernovik (Rough Notes) newspaper.  A criminal case against the journalist was […]

Yabloko proposes to enshrine in the Constitution that torture is a serious crime

Press Release, 21.02.2020 Photo (from left to right): Ivan Bolshakov, Nikolai Rybakov and Valery Goryachev. The Federal Bureau of the Yabloko Party proposes to include into the Constitution a clause running that torture is a serious crime. A complaint of torture should be the basis for the immediate initiation of criminal proceedings. A verdict can […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko applied for getting a permission to hold March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov for the third time

Press Release, 19.02.2020 On 17 February, Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko applied for getting a permission to hold March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov for the third time. It is planned that the march will take place in the form of a public event – a procession along Rozhdestvenskaya street, followed by a rally Markin square. Earlier, […]

The wife of the organiser of the Boris Nemtsov memorial march in Kemerovo is dismissed from her job in a children’s clinic

Press Release, 19.02.2020 Photo: Yevgeny Artemyev. Irina Sotnikova, nurse of Kemerovo Children’s Clinic No. 1, was announced that she would be fired in April. Formally, a nurse with forty years of experience was informed that her job would be cut. However, in informal conversations, she was informed that her the dismissal was associated with the […]

One hundred years of lawlessness: is Putin legitimate?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 18.02.2020 Konstantin Aranovsky, Judge of the Constitutional Court, called the USSR an illegitimate state, and the Soviet state bodies “illegal party-state power bodies”, which cannot be regarded as “legal predecessors of constitutional state power”. This is an accurate and true definition.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko launched its regional campaign “The Constitution of Free People” at a rally in Magnitogorsk

Press Release, 17.02.2020 On 15 February, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko launched its regional campaign “The Constitution of Free People” at a rally in Magnitogorsk, the Chelyabinsk region. The rally was organised by Kira Belaya, member of Magnitogorsk Yabloko.

Viktor Sheinis turns 89!

16.02.2020 16 February marks 89 years of Viktor Leonidovich Sheinis, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party. Nikolay Rybakov, Yabloko Chairman, congratulates Viktor Sheinis on behalf of the party: Dear Viktor Leonidovich! You are an outstanding person, one of the main authors of the Russian Constitution, which enshrines fundamental rights and freedoms […]

“We did something wrong to the whole country”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.02.2020 Everyone knows that the Network [antifascist group] case was fabricated, and confessions were beaten out under torture, including the President of Russia, who was informed about torture at the meeting of the Human Rights Council. As the saying goes, “tell comrade N: a monstrous mistake has occurred”. Speaking in court with […]

The sentence in the case of the Network [antifascist group] must be canceled

Statement by the Yabloko party, 10.02.2020 The sentence passed in Penza today in the so-called Network case is a monstrous abuse of law and justice. Young people tortured by the law enforcement and the investigation so that to get “confessions” received from six to 18 years of imprisonment. The defendants made statements about this at […]

“Teodor Shanin helped our country at a practical level in the most difficult moments, because he knew Russia’s potential well”

Condolences by Nikolai Rybakov and Grigory Yavlinsky, 4.02.2020 Photo: Teodor Shanin Today, Teodor Shanin, outstanding social scientist and founder of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (“Shaninka”) passed away in his 90th year.   Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party: Teodor Shanin was an amazing person, with a fate extraordinary even […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko has published an open letter to the Governor with a request to give a permission for the March of Memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 4.02.2020 The organisers of the march in memory of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Nizhny Novgorod sent an open letter to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, with a request to assist in getting a permission for the event.

Lev Shlosberg and Saria Saburskaya, Ombudsperson of the Republic of Tatarstan, defend arrested activists Yelena Izotova and Anatoly Malov

Press Release 3.02, 2020 Photo: Lev Shlosberg and Yelena Izotova On 16 January, Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies and member of the Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, addressed Sariya Saburskaya, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan, in connection with administrative arrests of Yelena Izotova, leader of the Yabloko’s […]