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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 October, 2020

Nikolai Rybakov: “The State Duma, which is unable to utter a word against the President and the security forces, must be driven away in the 2021 elections”

Nikolai Rybakov’s FB page, 22.10.2020 A couple of years ago, it seemed that Russia simply did not have a more helpless, incompetent and antipopular parliament than the State Duma of the past, the sixth convocation, which was justly nicknamed “the mad printer” [for the speed of stamping laws]. But looks like the current parliamentary corps […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko demands to declare the competition for the post of Mayor of Nizhny Novgorod void

Press Release, 22.10.2020 On 21 October,  Oleg Rodin, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko, sent an appeal to the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod with a demand to declare the competition for the post of Mayor of Nizhny Novgorod void. The competition commission made a decision to conduct interviews with candidates via video-conferencing, […]

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko sent its representatives to six territorial electoral commissions

Press Release, 21.10.2020 The Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party nominated voting members of the territorial electoral commissions. The corresponding package of documents was sent to the regional electoral commission. If approved, the following representatives of Yabloko will defend the competitiveness and transparency of elections in the territorial electoral commissions (TEC):

The Yabloko branch in Kalmykia launched public actions demanding resignation of the officials in the Republic of Kalmykia

Press Release, 21.10.2020 On 19 October, the Kalmykia branch of Yabloko organised a rally in Elista, the capital of the Republic. According to Batyr Boromangnayev, Chairman of the regional branch of the party, the aim of the rally was to openly express public opinion on the socio-economic and political situation in the Republic of Kalmykia.

Boris Vishnevsky urged to return the Last Address nameplates put in memory of Stalin’s victims and dismantled from 23 Rubinstein Street, St.Petersburg

Press Release, 20.10.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of the party, wrote to the General Director of Housing and Utilities Systems of the North-West, whose management company removed 16 nameplates put in memory of victims of Stalinist reprisals from house No 23 in […]

He fought for freedom of his homeland!

Grigory Yavlinsky on the anniversary of the death of politician Alexander Yakovlev Press Release, 19.10.2020 ​​15 years ago, Alexander Yakovlev died – a politician, a real front-line soldier during WW2, an honest and decent person. Alexander Nikolayevich Yakovlev was a completely unique figure in Russian politics. Unlike many of those who were engaged in perestroika, […]

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko went to an environmental cleanup

Press Release, 19.10.2020 Activists of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko in Ufa supported the proposal of the new public movement “Green Shield of Bashkortostan-Kushtau” to hold an environmental cleanup in the Republic on 17 October. Albert Khusainov, Chairman of the Bashkian branch of Yabloko, took part in the environmental action.

Emilia Slabunova: It is unacceptable to drive observers into regional cages and introduce serfdom observation rights

Based on the publication in 7×7, 19.10.2020 On 15 October, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia adopted, in the first reading and by a majority of votes, several bills that deprive citizens of the right to observe regional and local elections of citizens from other regions. In the near future, such initiatives will be […]

Rybakov urged Putin to change environmental policy and allow NGOs to conduct environmental monitoring

Press Release, 14.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin a roadmap to change environmental policy against the backdrop of events in Kamchatka. The head of Yabloko proposes, among other things, creating a federal register of objects of accumulated environmental damage, instructing the government to amend the regulation plan in the field […]

Russian regions: inequality of opportunities

Grigory Yavlinsky on the fact that well-being and career in Russia depend on the place of birth Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.10.2020 It is well known that the well-being and career of a person in Russia directly depends on the region in which he/she was born and raised. Inequality and injustice begin in our country from […]

The parliamentary majority of the Moscow City Duma rejected Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution, prohibiting torture and introducing a contract-based army

Press Release, 15.10.2020 The Moscow City Duma rejected two bills with amendments to the Constitution submitted by the Yabloko faction. The bills were proposed to be adopted as a legislative initiative and sent to the federal parliament – the State Duma. The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma submitted a package of nine bills […]

A politician with a heart that belongs to his home city. Boris Vishnevsky turns 65!

Greetings from Yabloko leaders, 15.10.2020 Dear Boris Lazarevich, Yabloko is proud that all these years we have been together, that your talent and ardent soul have attracted so many people to our ideas, goals and principles. You are a politician with a heart that belongs to your home city.

The Stavropol branch of Yabloko held an action in support of the people of Belarus

Press Release, 15.10.2020 The Stavropol branch of Yabloko held an action in support of the people of Belarus. Vitaly Zubenko, head of the regional branch of the party, took part in the action. According to the participants, the action took place under the close scrutiny of about twenty police officers and the Centre for Combating […]

Oleg Rodin re-elected Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The General Meeting of the Yabloko branch announced a minute of silence in memory of journalist Irina Slavina Press Release, 14.10.2020 Photo: “Nizhny Novgorod will not forgive it” – an action in memory of journalist Irina Slavina who set herself on fire in front of the Interior Department office in protest against continuous pressure and […]

Yabloko candidates for the by-election of the Yekaterinburg City Duma registered

Press Release, 13.10.2020 The Electoral Commission of Yekaterinburg has registered candidates Vladislav Postnikov and Dmitry Trynov, nominated by the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko, for the by-election of deputies of the Yekaterinburg City Duma.

Yabloko will host an online lecture by Vladimir Gelman “Unworthy Rule: Politics in Contemporary Russia”

Announcement, 13.10.2020 On 21 October, the Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture by political scientist Vladimir Gelman. The lecture will start at 19:00. The topic of the lecture is “Unworthy Governance: Politics in Contemporary Russia”. Why is the quality of governance in Russia much lower than what we would expect for a country […]

Yabloko’s appeal to the City Council demanding that the second round of the Novosibirsk mayoral election be returned

Press Release, 12.10.2020 Photo: members of the Council of Yabloko’s local organisation in Novosibirsk: Yaroslav Shamsutdinov, Georgy Kazakovtsev and Olga Lesnevskaya. On 12 October, the local organisation of the Novosibirsk branch Yabloko appealed to the City Council of Novosibirsk with a proposal to return the second round of the mayoral election. The appeal is addressed […]

The Yabloko party changed the logo on its website in support of children with cerebral palsy

Press Release, 9.10.2020 The Yabloko Party joined the Dobroshrift (KindFont) campaign and changed the font in its logo to support people with motor disabilities. Dobroshrift is a social project of the Podarok Angelu (Gift to an Angel) foundation,  which has been held for the second year, on the first Wednesday of October, the International Day […]

An online lecture by Natalia Bubnova will be held at the Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 9.10.2020 On Thusday, 15 October, an online lecture by Natalia Bubnova, a leading researcher of the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will be held at the Yabloko Party University. The lecture will begin at 19:00. The topic of the lecture is “American Elections at […]

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre revealed signs of a cartel in major repairs of housing and landscaping in Moscow for 8.7 billion roubles

Firms close to Moscow officials participated in the tender Press Release, 9.10.2020 The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko Party has identified signs of cartel conspiracy in procurement for construction and major repairs in Moscow. The investigation was launched after residents of the Khamovniki district filed complaints about the quality of the repairs of their […]