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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 June, 2020

In Astrakhan, police seized Yabloko leaflets against the reset Putin’s presidential terms

The deputy of the regional Duma, who was taking the leaflets to the Yabloko office, is facing administrative responsibility Press Release, 29.06.2020 The police seized leaflets against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms from Dmitry Anufriyev, Chairman of the Astrakhan branch of Yabloko and MP of the Astrakhan Regional Duma. Anufriyev’s car was stopped […]

Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko called on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to check on the actions of the police who detained Yabloko activist for a single picket

Press Release, 29.06.2020 Vitaly Zubenko, Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko, filed an application with the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Stavropol Territory about abuse of power by police officers. The leader of the regional branch of the party asks the Public Prosecutor to verify the legality of the detention of Ronald Ayrapetyan, member […]

An insult to public intelligence. Grigory Yavlinsky on the “popular vote” on Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.06.2020 Photo: a voting station. A “popular vote” to amend the Constitution is like a rape. That is, it resembles coercing into something that you initially did not want and what should not have happened, and the longer and more persistently they persuade you, the more disgusting it becomes. Now people, even […]

Yabloko’s regional branches hold actions against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 29.06.2020 The Yabloko party has been conducting a nation-wide campaign against the “reset” of the presidential terms of Vladimir Putin. Members of the regional branches of the Yabloko party protest against the eternal rule of Vladimir Putin. The campaign Speak Up Against the Reset of Presidential Terms includes picketing, distribution of stickers and […]

Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia arrested for eight days for a single picket against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 27.06.2020 On June 25, police detained Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia, after a single picket (such pickets do not require any permissions from the authorities) against constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to remain on the post of President of Russia until 2036. The court sent the leader of the […]

The police forcibly ousted a member of the electoral commission from Yabloko from the voting station. The electoral commission refused to allow her to control the sealing of ballots

Press Release, 26.06.2020 In Skhodnya, near Moscow, the police forcibly ousted Kristina Klimayeva a member of the precinct electoral commission from Yabloko, from the voting station. Klimayeva last night tried to control the sealing of ballots after the first day of voting. She had to call an ambulance, as due to stress her blood pressure […]

The Levada Centre: Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution are more popular among Russians than Putin’s amendments

Press Release, 21.06.2020 Photo 1 If there was an alternative vote, only a quarter of Russians (25%) would support the amendments of President Vladimir Putin. These are the data of a sociological survey conducted by the Levada Centre on the request of Yabloko from June 11 to 17. The survey involved 1,516 people over 18 […]

Public Constitutional Council proposed to Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote on Constitution amendments and make it alternative

23.06.2020 Open address to the President of the Russian Federation Respected Mr. President, A nationwide representative opinion poll conducted by the Levada Centre a few days ago shows that 28% of Russian citizens are ready to vote for the package of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation – the Constitution of Free People […]

The Ministry of Public Security of the Sverdlovsk Region banned Yabloko’s pickets against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 25.06.2020 The Ministry of Public Security of the Sverdlovsk Region turned down Yabloko’s application for pickets in Yekaterinburg against Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution, citing the Ministry’s lack of information about the possibility of extending the COVID high-alert mode.

Not only the “reset” of the presidential terms

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.06.2020 The action of the authorities to amend the Constitution of Russia has approached the finish line. Both in terms of content and form, the amendments proposed by Putin to the Basic Law of the country, as well as the so-called “popular vote” are, as is well known already, unlawful (see the […]

The authorities hinder the Saratov branch of Yabloko to freely disseminate information about the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 25.06.2020 More than five advertising agencies refused to place Yabloko’s banners with a slogan I AM AGAINST THE RESET [OF PRESIDENTIAL TERMS] because of “fear of the city administration”. The companies are afraid to lose the bid for the right to placement of advertising structures. This was stated by the manager of the […]

Freedom to Alexander Korovainy!

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.06.2020 A court in Yeysk arrested for ten days Alexander Korovainy, a municipal deputy, member of the Yabloko Party known not only in Yeysk, but throughout the Krasnodar Territory as an activist fighting against the tyranny of local authorities and for protection of the environment.

Alexander Korovainy, Yabloko’s municipal deputy in Yeysk, was arrested for ten days for participating in a rally against Putin’s constitutional amendments

Press Release, 24.06.2020 The court in Yeysk, the Krasnodar Territory, arrested for ten days Alexander Korovainy, Yabloko’s municipal deputy of the Council of the Municipal Formation of the Yeysk District, for “disobeying the police”. Alexander was arrested after a rally against Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution.

The Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by Yelena Dubrovina “Why we should not vote for the amendments to the Constitution?”

Press Release, 22.06.2020 An online lecture by Yelena Dubrovina, lawyer and member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, will be held at Yabloko’s Party University. The lecture will be held on the Zoom platform on June 23, beginning at 16.00.

The ECHR communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko on contestation of the results of the 2016 elections to the regional parliament

Press Release, 22.06.2020 Photo: Anna Cherepanova on a single picket. On June 11, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party in the case of contestation of the results of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma in 2016. Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch […]

Yabloko demands from the Prosecutor General to deal with bribery in the vote for amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 19.06.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General of Russia, with a request to track and prevent violations during the voting on the approval of amendments to the Constitution. In his appeal, the Chair of Yabloko notes that media have published numerous reports on the participation of […]

Activists protecting the Kamenny Bor park from building-up and supported by Yabloko won the case in the Supreme Court of Karelia

Press Release, 19.06.2020 The Supreme Court of Karelia satisfied the claim of Olga Tuzhikova, Ilya Shkvarin and Valery Alekseev, the residents of the capital of Karelia Petrozavodsk, to the city administration, who demanded that the change of the status of part of the territory of the Kamenny Bor park (where the construction of a kindergarten […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor to cancel the Victory Parade

The region is ranked fourth in Russia as of the number of COVID cases Press Release, 19.06.2020 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko appealed to Governor Gleb Nikitin with a demand to cancel the Victory Day parade in Nizhny Novgorod scheduled on June 24 instead of May 9 due to the epidemic. The corresponding appeal […]

The democratic opposition supported the nomination of Yabloko’s Alexander Lazutin as a candidate for Governor of the Kostroma region

Press Release, 17.06.2020 The Kostroma regional branch of Yabloko, the environmental movement For Life, and the public organisation People’s Power decided to support the nomination of Alexander Lazutin, Chairman of the Kostroma regional branch of Yabloko and Director General of Shunga agricultural enterprise, as a candidate for the gubernatorial elections that will be held in […]

Deputy from Yabloko actress Alexandra Yakovleva gets the title of an honorary citizen of Kaliningrad

Press Release, 17.06.2020 Alexander Yakovleva, deputy from the Yabloko party in the City Council of Kaliningrad and an actress, was awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of the City of Kaliningrad.