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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

The Yabloko branch in Bashkiria calls the regional authorities to abolish a parade commemorating victory in the WW2 and a procession of the Immortal Regiment in Ufa during the epidemic

Press Release, 17.06.2020 Albert Khusainov, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Bashkiria, sent an appeal to the head of the region Radiy Khabirov. The leader of the regional branch of Yabloko calls the regional authorities to abolish a parade commemorating victory in the World War 2 and a procession of the Immortal Regiment in Ufa […]

Condolences on the death of Academician Andrei Vorobyov

17.06.2020 We deeply grieve over the death of Andrei Ivanovich Vorobyov, a wonderful person and a great doctor, who was close to us. Sincerely, the Yabloko party *** Andrei Ivanovich Vorobyov (November 1, 1928 – June 15, 2020) – Soviet and Russian hematologist, academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR and the […]

Yelena Dubrovina: The new law on the population register violates basic constitutional rights of citizens

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 17.06.2020 Photo: Yelena Dubrovina The Centre for Legislative Initiatives of the Yabloko party prepared an expert opinion on the federal law “On the Unified Federal Information Register Containing Information on the Population of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter referred to as the Law “On the Register”), which has recently entered […]

The European Court for Human Rights awarded EUR 19.500 to the head of Yabloko’s environmental faction beaten by police during a demonstration in 2007

Press Release, 16.06.2020 Photo: bruised Olga Tsepilova On 16 June, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued a decision on the case of the participants of the March of Dissent who were beaten by the police forces during the March in St.Petersburg on April 15, 2007.  Riot policemen roughly dispersed about 60 people, […]

The Yabloko party nominated candidates for elections of deputies of the Ryazan Regional Duma

Press Release, 16.06.2020 Photo: Konstantin Smirnov On 15 June, the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Ryazan Region was the first among political parties to nominate its candidates for deputies of the Ryazan Regional Duma. The list of candidates is topped by Konstantin Smirnov, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Vid Sboku (Side […]

“We openly declare our categorical disagreement with Vladimir Putin and refuse him our confidence”

Yabloko deputies in the Pskov region signed a parliamentary appeal against Putin’s lifelong rule Press Release, 15.06.2020 Photo: The Pskov Yabloko team at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Yabloko branch in Pskov. November 16, 2019. Photo by Alexander Sidorenko More than 350 deputies of regional and municipal parliaments from 39 regions […]

The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre opposed the classified purchases of the Russian Guard, the Federal Security Service and the Russian Federal Space Agency

The Finance Ministry bill leads to the non-transparency and corruption in public procurement Press Release, 15.06.2020 The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has prepared an independent anti-corruption examination of the bill of the Russian Ministry of Finance on classifying purchases for law enforcement agencies and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos).  The experts of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the Central Electoral Commission and the Public Prosecutor’s Office to check on the coercion of state employees to take absentee voting certificates to vote for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 15.06.2020 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent appeals to the Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central electoral Commission, and Sergei Litvinenko, Public Prosecutor of St.Petersburg. Vishnevsky asked them to investigate into the situation of mass-scale coercion of […]

Oleg Rodin: Officials are trying to intimidate residents of Kuznechikha who are opposed to the construction of McDonald’s in the green zone

Press Release, 15.06.2020 On 13 June, local residents met in front of House No 19 Rokossovsky street with a correspondent of the Vesti Privolzhye (Vesti Volga Region) newspaper so that to tell about the construction of a McDonald’s restaurant under the windows of their houses. After the correspondent left, police officers began to surround residents […]

Russia will be free!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s FB page, 12.06.2020 In the photo: A rally for freedom – for the abolition of Article 6 of the Constitution of the USSR on the leading role of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Moscow, February 4, 1990. 30 years ago, on June 12, 1990, a declaration on Russia’s sovereignty was adopted. […]

Yabloko asked pro-government newspapers AIF, Komsomolskaya Pravda and Rossiyskaya Gazeta to publish Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution, as they published Putin’s

Press Release, 11.06.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent official letters to the editors-in-chief of pro-government Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda and Argumenti I Fakti (AIF) newspapers. Rybakov asked the newspapers publish in their print versions and on their websites Yabloko’s publications with alternative opinions regarding amendments to the Constitution.

Yabloko’s billboards against Putin’s constitutional amendments stolen in Sakhalin

The law enforcement do nothing about it Press Release, 9.06.2020 Theft of Yabloko’s billboards against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution and a “reset” of his presidential terms has been going on in the city of Korsakov in Sakhalin since 30 May. The billboards ran: “We are for the popular election of mayors” and “We are […]

On the principled unacceptability of voting on Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Decision No 132 of 5.06.2020 by the Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, 8.06.2020 The Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko thinks that amendments to the Constitution of Russia, initiated by President Putin, represent demolishing of the foundations of the constitutional system of our country, the Russian legal system as a whole.

On the 70th anniversary of murdered Yabloko MP and journalist Yury Shchekochikhin Yabloko will conduct a Zoom-marathon: we will read his texts live on-line

Press Release, 8.06.2020 On June 9, 2020, journalist and politician Yury Shchekochikhin would have turned 70. Yury Shchekochikhin was an MP of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma. He was also renowned in Russia as a pillar of Russian investigative journalism. He died on July 3, 2003, due to poisoning. Those who committed and […]

The Yabloko in Kalmykia held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina

Press Release, 8.06.2020 Colleagues of Larissa Yudina, members of the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina, opposition journalist, human rights activist, politician and Co-Chair of the Yabloko branch in Kalmykia.

LI President endorses ALDE Party statement concerning arrests in Russia

Press Release, 5.06.2020 Liberal International, the world federation of liberal political parties, has endoresed the statement made by ALDE on the latest arrests in Russia.  Yabloko has been member of Liberal International since 1998. Here goes the text from Liberal International: LI President Hakima el Haite endorses the statement made by ALDE Party President and […]

“Freedom of expression is inviolable!” Yabloko deputies demand from the head of the Moscow police to give explanations on the arrests of protesters

Press Release, 5.06.2020 Photo: Arrest of Maxim Kruglov The Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma demands immediate admission of Yabloko deputies from the head of the Moscow police chief Oleg Baranov. An official letter of this was signed by Maxim Kruglov, Chairman of the faction, and was sent to the police department in Moscow […]

Yabloko demanded resignation of the heads of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage, as well as the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the accident in Norilsk

Press Release, 4.06.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov called on the Russian authorities to dismiss all those responsible for concealing information about the accident in Norilsk, as well as make systemic changes in the field of environmental protection. “We consider it necessary to dismiss Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss, head of […]

The disaster in Norilsk; the unlearned lessons of Chernobyl

We demand resignation of those responsible for concealing information and introduce systemic changes in the field of environmental protection Statement by the Yabloko party, 4.06.2020 The large-scale disaster which happened with the spill of oil products at Thermal Power Plant No 3 of the city of Norilsk on May 29 demonstrates the fragility and inefficiency […]

After Lockdown

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.05.2020 CONTEXT. OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO The problems facing the world after the COVID-19 pandemic will have two key aspects: medical and political-economic. In the case of the first issue, everything is more or less comprehensible. No mass vaccination, and no mass use of truly effective medicines is anticipated in the near future (if […]