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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 November, 2020

Murino will become the first city in the Leningrad region with a design code for city development

Press Release, 30.11.2020 The first design code in the Leningrad Region that will change the look of the city will be developed in the city of Murino, which borders on St. Petersburg. This was announced on 26 November by Dmitry Kuzmin, head of the Murino urban settlement and a member of the Yabloko party, during […]

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Emilia Slabunova on the Russian school

Press Release, 30.11.2020 On Thursday, December 3, the Yabloko Party University will hold a Zoom-lecture by ex-Chair of Yabloko Emilia Slabunova on “The Russian School: Between the Past and the Future”. The lecture will start at 19:00.

Lev Shlosberg: the federal policies of interbudgetary relations remain repressive

Press Release, 27.11.2020 Photo: Deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly in the first reading adopted the draft regional budget for 2021 and for the planning period of 2022 and 2023 / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov region Administration   Pskov parliamentarians considered in the first reading the draft budget of the region […]

The Tula branch of Yabloko submitted its candidates to 11 territorial electoral commissions of the region

Press Release, 27.11.2020 The Tula branch of Yabloko submitted candidacies of the party representiatives to the key eleven territorial electoral commissions of the region. The respective electoral commissions cover 75 per cent of the population of the Tula region. Within a month, the regional electoral commission should complete the formation of  electoral commissions.

Yabloko Gender Faction hosted international conference “Situation with Protection of Women’s Rights in the situation of COVID lockdowns. International Experience”

Press Release, 27.11.2020 On 24 November, on the threashold of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and the launch of this year’s international campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” Yabloko Gender Faction conducted international on-line conference “Situation with Protection of Women’s Rights in the situation of COVID […]

The Yabloko party demanded from Prime Minister Mishustin not to cut payments to medical workers

Press Release, 26.11.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in which he urges the head of government to amend Decree No. 1762 on the state measures of social support and to increase payments to health workers in the situation of the COVID pandemic, as well as […]

After Yabloko’s appeal, 26 regions lifted restrictions on street actions

Press Release, 26.11.2020 Photo: Vladimir Dorokhov, Chairman of the Tula branch of Yabloko, at a picket against the amendments to the Constitution, on 23 June, 2020 A year after Yabloko’s appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s Offices of 43 Russian Federation subjects with a demand to bring regional laws on rallies in line with the Constitution, […]

Professionalism Versus Insanity

Statement on the resumption of the activities of the Public Constitutional Council Novaya Gazeta, 25.11.2020 The Public Constitutional Council, which we established in January 2020 in response to the President’s initiative to amend the Constitution of the Russian Federation, warned at the same time that the adoption of the proposed amendments to the Basic Law […]

The St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko demands that Governor Beglov stops the attempts to deprive opposition municipal deputies of their mandates

Press Release, 25.11.2020 Photo: Anna Karulicheva, municipal deputy from Yabloko, St.Peterburg   Yekaterina Kuznetsova, Chair the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko, issued a statement demanding from Governor Alexander Beglov to stop the attempts to deprive Yabloko municipal deputy Anna Karulicheva of her mandate in the Narvsky District Municipality.

An honest and throb-hearted journalist. Lydia Grafova passed away

Condolences from Nikolai Rybakov, 23.11.2020 On 23 November, the famous journalist and human rights activist Lidia Ivanovna Grafova passed away at the age of 83. Lidia Ivanovna collaborated with Yabloko in the protection of migrants’ rights. In 2016, she became the party’s accredited agent in the elections to the State Duma, and in 2018 she […]

Candidates from Yabloko came second and third in the by-elections to the City Duma of Yekaterinburg

The elections were accompanied by massive early voting, vote-buying and low turnout Press Release, 23.11.2020 Vladislav Postnikov, Yabloko’s candidate in the by-election to the City Duma of Yekaterinburg in single-mandate constituency No. 3, came second  (20.8% versus 28% for the United Russia candidate). Potnikov won among voters who voted on the election day. Dmitry Trynov, […]

Trump wins even in defeat

On the prospects for Trumpism and the threat of fascism  Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 23.11.2020 Donald Trump and Joe Biden, 2020 Presidential Debate Virtually the whole world has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential elections.  The regime in Russia is upset and taken aback. It has been rumoured that the powers-that-be will congratulate Biden […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: officials in Dzerzhinsk ordered a lease for 5.5 million roubles. Two Kia Optima will cost the budget 1.5 times the market price

Press Release, 23.11.2020 Oleg Rodin, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko and Director of the regional branch of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, appealed to the Control and Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Nizhny Novgorod Region demanding to check the reasonabless of the purchase at the indicated price of car […]

The Saratov branch of Yabloko initiated a collective statement on the inadmissibility of canceling the mixed system in municipal elections

Press Release, 20.11.2020 The Saratov branch of Yabloko held a round table and invited to it all the registered political parties of the Saratov region. Following the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the parties A Just Russia, Parnas, Russian National Union, as well as the all-Russian movement #Changes, a statement was adopted demanding […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko calls on the regional government to open data on the causes of excess mortality in the region

Press Release, 19.11.2020 Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, sent an inquiry to the regional Ministry of Healthcare demanding to open data on the reasons for the increase in mortality in 2020. The analysis of open data of Rosstat (the Russian statistical agency) in the Chelyabinsk region shows that 2,043 more deaths […]

Tatyana Nagibina: In the midst of the pandemic in Omsk, the regional administration bought new cars for officials

Tatyana Nagibina blog post, 19.11.2020 What a “happiness” it is to live in the Omsk region, as our “achievements” put us ahead of all Russian regions. How our officials love to excel! Our officials do not cease to amaze us with their ideas on how to help themselves, come up with something so that to […]

Officials of the Dubna district fulfilled the demand of the Tula branch of Yabloko: the tender for the purchase of an expensive car is canceled

Press Release, 18.11.2020 The administration of the Dubna district of the Tula region fulfilled the demand of the Tula branch of Yabloko and cancelled the tender for the purchase of an expensive car for the needs of the administration.  The corresponding entry appeared on the state procurement portal. This happened after the Tula branch of […]

Nikolai Rybakov on the adoption of the bill on the immunity guarantees to the President

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook post, 18.11.2020 Today in the State Duma was adopting, in the first reading, a bill on guarantees of immunity to the President after his leaving office and members of his family. The main argument was that the President should have a free hand… (!!!)

On the search in the house of Alexander Korovainy, leader of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction in Krasnodar

Statement by Nikolai Rybakov and Olga Tsepilova, 18.11.2020 Today, on 18 November, 2020, a search was conducted in the private house of Alexander Korovainy, Chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Yeisk City Council. The search began at 6 o’clock in the morning

The Tula branch of Yabloko demands to cancel the tender for the purchase of an expensive car for the needs of the Dubna district Administration in the Tula region

Press Release, 16.11.2020 The regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Tula region discovered on the public procurement website that the administration of the Dubna district decided to purchase a new Mitsubishi Outlander for 1,895,000 roubles. Activists of the Tula branch of Yabloko note that the car will most likely be used by the […]