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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 April, 2020

Yabloko calls on the government to pay 12,000 roubles to students and 50,000 roubles to university professors

Press Release, 22.04.2020 The Yabloko party has proposed to the Russian government a set of measures to support students and university professors in the situation of the coronavirus epidemic: cash payments to students (12,000 roubles) and university professors (50,000 roubles); transfer of students who have lost their jobs to state-financed places; interest-free loans for the […]

The Pipe is No Longer Playing the Emperor’s Tune

The collapse came out of the blue, although it was visible from afar Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 21.04.2020 The economic crisis is growing. Despite Russia’s deal with OPEC, world oil prices continue falling. According to the terms of the deal, from May 1, Russia should reduce oil production to 8.5 million barrels per day. On average, […]

Yabloko leaders demanded to institute criminal proceedings against head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and provide state protection to Novaya Gazeta journalist

Press Release, 21.04.2020 A statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia was published on the Internet. The statement was signed by many prominent members of the Yabloko party, including party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky, members of the Federal Political Committee Valery Borschyov, Svetlana Gannushkina, Emilia Slabunova, Viktor Sheinis and Lev Shlosberg, co-chair […]

“We are steadily moving forward,” Lev Shlosberg on the work of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 20.04.2020 The Pskov regional branch of the Yabloko party held the fourth stage of its 23rd conference. The delegates elected new governing bodies of the branch, respecting social distancing and fulfilling the requirements of the federal law. Photo: The Pskov Yabloko regional conference was held in the party office with respect to social […]

The Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by political scientist Alexander Duka

Announcement, 20.04.2020 The Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by political scientist Alexander Duka. Alexander Duka is Candidate of Political Sciences, leading researcher, head of the Sector of the Sociology of Power and Civil Society in the Social Studies Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (a branch of the Federal Research Social […]

The Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by social scientist Yelena Zdravomyslova

Announcement, 17.04.2020 On 21 April, the Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by sociologist Yelena Zdravomyslova “Turning to the problems of an aging society in the Russian context”. The lecture will be held on the Zoom platform and will begin at 17.00.

Grigory Yalvinsky: They are preparing Russia for digital slavery

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 6.04.2020 We could observe the first results of the introduction of electronic passes in Moscow in [overcrowded] metro yesterday [due to the authorities total check of all the passengers for their passes]. To allow such a crowd in the subway at the midst of the epidemic and quarantine means to demonstrate a […]

We demand to abolish the ban on the imports of medical devices, personal protective equipment and restrictions on the purchase of medicines

Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 17.04.2020 In the situation of the coronavirus epidemic, the Yabloko Party demands to immediately lift the ban on the import of medical devices, personal protective equipment and restrictions on the purchase of medicines. Meanwhile, the ban imposed by the Government of Russia (Decree No. 813 of June 26, 2019) included, for […]

Municipal deputies from Yabloko in Ryazan demanded to stop the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus

Press Release, 17.04.2020 Yabloko municipal deputies of the Ryazan region appealed to Governor Nikolai Lyubimov, Ivan Panchenko, regional Public Prosecutor, and Igor Grekov, Vice Governor and head of the coronavirus task force, in connection with the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus. Deputies Konstantin Smirnov and Anatoly Kivva insist on […]

Yabloko calls on the President and Government to expand the list of supported non-profit organisations

Press Release, 16.04.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov appealed to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to provide support to the entire sector of non-profit organisations, regardless of their type of activity and sources of funding. At the moment, the government is ordered to implement support measures only for non-profit organisations providing aid to […]

Emilia Slabunova: Additional financial aid to teachers will increase the effectiveness of distance learning

Based on Gubernia Daily, 16.04.2020 Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, member of the Yabloko party’s Federal Political Committee and Honored Teacher of Russia, criticised the education system for failing to organiae distance learning for pupils in self-isolation. The parliamentarian called on officials and deputies of the regional parliament to recognise the […]

Liberal International on Twitter

@liberalinternat on twitter, 15.04.2020 Russian economist, politician & co-founder of @yabloko, @yavlinsky alerts us to the seriousness of the #COVID19 situation which requires honesty from the country’s leadership above all else… This is #WhatLiberalsThink on #WednesdayWisdom? Source

Yabloko continues to urge governors to redirect funds allocated to campaign for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution to the fight against COVID-19

Press Release, 15.04.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov continues forwarding appeals to the heads of Russian regions. He calls for redirecting the funds allocated in the regional budgets for campaigning in the all-Russian voting for Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments to needs of healthcare and assistance to citizens in difficult life situations.

Yabloko MPs of the Moscow City Duma demand from the Moscow authorities to proceed from the presumption of innocence of citizens and check digital passes introduced during COVID-19 epidemic selectively

Press Release, 15.04.2020 The Yabloko faction in Moscow City Duma appealed to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow Central Internal Affairs Directorate, in connection with large queues of passengers to enter metro stations and traffic jams at entrances to Moscow that emerged on April 15 after the introduction of digital […]

Police came to Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. He published a post on how a girl was infected with a coronavirus in a hospital

Press Release, 15.04.2020 Policemen came to Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. The policemen tried to give a warning about the inadmissibility of dissemination of fake information. Earlier, Alexei Sadomovsky published a post on social networks about how a girl was infected with a coronavirus in a hospital. On the […]

“Not border stones, but masks”. Yabloko: Moscow Mayor must change the priorities of city budget in favour of support to citizens

Press Release, 11.04.2020 The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma made a package of proposals to the Moscow government aimed at providing socio-economic support to residents of Moscow in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. The document proposes to redistribute the funds envisaged in the budget for 2020 from long-term infrastructure and entertainment projects to […]

Boris Vishnevsky asked St.Petersburg Governor to give a clear definition of the term “self-isolation” in order to end the arbitrariness of law enforcement

Press Release, 14.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, asked St.Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov to give a clear definition of the term “self-isolation” in order to end the arbitrariness of law enforcement. The term is mentioned in the decree of the Government of St. Petersburg “On measures […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the police to provide social assistance to elderly residents of St.Petersburg sent to “self-isolation”

Press Release, 13.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, called on Roman Pugin, head of the St. Petersburg police, to consider the possibility of involving police officers in providing social assistance to elderly residents of St. Petersburg who are forcibly sent to “self-isolation” and are deprived of […]

Yabloko demands from the government to review the list of systemically important companies

Press Release, 11.04.2020 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a demand to review the list of 646 systemically important organisations that should receive state support. The party believes that this list was compiled in a non-transparent manner and in violation of the basic principles of market competition.

Yabloko’s Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council, demands that the Federal Penitentiary Service allow the Ombudsman and independent human rights activists to enter the Irkutsk penal colony

Press Release, 11.04.2020 Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party, demands that the director of the Federal Penitentiary Service urgently provide access to the Ombudsman, independent human rights activists, and journalists to the Irkutsk colony, where there was a riot, and then a fire. Babishkin […]