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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 July, 2021

Trainings and lectures for election observers in the State Duma elections began in Saratov

Press Release, 30.07.2021 Photo by bizoon/depositphotos The Saratov branch of Yabloko, Golos (a movement engaged in independent elections observation)  and other independent observers have joined together to form Civic Control, a coordination centre for election observation and monitoring of violations, which also sets the task of encouraging citizens to become independent observers, and training of […]

Yabloko will not keep silent about COVID-19

Press Release, 29.07.2021. Photo by Igor Ivanko/ Kommersant The Yabloko party refused to sign an agreement proposed by the pro-government United Russia party on holding elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. The reason is the fourth paragraph of the document, which provides for the refusal of the political parties participating in the parliamentary elections to discuss […]

The Omsk branch of Yabloko will participate in the by-elections to the councils of urban and rural settlements

Press Release, 29.07.2021 Photo: the flag of the Omsk reigon. / Photo by shok-design/depositphotos On the single voting day of 19 September, by-elections to the councils of urban and regional settlements will take place in the Omsk region in addition to the elections to the State Duma. The Bureau of the Regional Council of the […]

The Yabloko leader will start his election campaign tour around the country from Vladivostok in the Far East

Press Release, 29.07.2021 Photo by depositphotos Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, will start his election campaign tour around the country from the Maritime Territory (the Primorsky Territory) in the Far East. The city he will visit first will be Vladivostok. On July 30, 2021, Rybakov will discuss in Vladivostok the problems of developing small and medium-sized […]

For the freedom of the people of Belarus!

Statement by the Yabloko party, 28.07.2021 Photo by Viktor Tolochko/Sputnik The present authorities of the Republic of Belarus have switched to the tactics of total destruction of mass media that are not controlled by the state, civil society organisations and dissidents. After the refusal to recognise the real results of the elections and the suppression […]

The court ordered the electoral commission of the Lanskoye municipality in St.Petersburg to register Yabloko candidates  to the municipal elections

Press Release, 27.07.2021 Photo: candidates Nikolai Solodkov and Dmitry Lysov The Primorsky District Court of St.Petersburg overturned the decision of the electoral commission to deny registration to candidates from Yabloko. Yabloko candidates must be registered in the municipal elections five days after the court ruling.

The Electoral Commission of the Leningrad region refused to recognise  two Yabloko candidates as party members and unlawfully excluded them from the list of candidates to the regional Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 27.07.2021 Photo from the official website of the Electoral Commission of the Leningrad Region The Electoral Commission of the Leningrad Region did not believe the two candidates of Yabloko that they were Yabloko party members and excluded them from the list of Yabloko candidates to the regional parliament. The regional branch of the […]

The Pskov Yabloko team was the first to submit documents for registration of a single party list of candidates to the regional Electoral Commission

Press Release, 26.07.2021 Photo: Nikolai Kuzmin, Lev Shlosberg and Dmitry Permyakov before submitting documents to the regional Electoral Commission for registration of the Pskov Yabloko list of candidates. Pskov, July 25, 2021 / Photo by Maxim Bartulev On 25 July, representatives of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg, Dmitry Permyakov and Nikolai Kuzmin submitted […]

Yabloko submitted to the St. Petersburg City Electoral Commission documents on the nomination of a list of Yabloko candidates to the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 22.07.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Representatives of Yabloko handed over to the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission a set of documents required to certify the list of Yabloko candidates for deputies to the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly. When submitting documents to the St.Petersburg Electoral Commission, the top candidates of the party list were […]

The Supreme Court: the decision of the Central Electoral Commission on cancellation of video broadcasts from polling stations must be appealed to the Constitutional Court

Press Release, 23.07.2021 Photo: Chairman of the Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev and Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin. Photo: by Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant The Supreme Court dismissed the administrative law suit of the Yabloko party against the Central Electoral Commission regarding the cancellation of public video broadcasting from polling stations. The Supreme Court did […]

Yabloko demands from the authorities to help Yakutia in extinguishing fires and forget the practices of neglecting putting down forest fires

Statement by the Yabloko party, 22.07.2021 In connection with large-scale forest fires and smoke pollution of settlements in Yakutia, the Yabloko party demands to introduce an emergency regime completely throughout the Republic, and not only in the regional forests (which was done by the decree of the head of Yakutia). We demand from the country’s […]

Nikolai Rybakov to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova: Fair elections are more important than beautification of Moscow worth a billion roubles

Press Release, 21.07.2021 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by Dmitry Lebedev, Kommersant Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, labelled Yabloko’s law suit against the Central Electoral Commission in the Supreme Court demanding to provide public broadcasts from polling stations on voting days as “petty and mean”. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov answers the head […]

The Yabloko party appealed to the Supreme Court with a claim against the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 19.07.2021 Photo by Dmitry Dukhanin/ Kommersant The Yabloko party filed an administrative lawsuit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the recognition of the Central Electoral Commission’s decision on cancelling public broadcasts from polling stations during elections of the State Duma deputies inappropriate to the law. On 14 July, the Central […]

A conference of the Yabloko Gender faction elected its heads and the Council

Press Release, 19.07.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 16 July, a conference of the Gender faction of the Yabloko party was held. The conferences elected faction heads and the Council. Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the faction, marked in her report the creation of branches of the faction in a number of regions and […]

Yabloko demands to introduce a two-week lockdown with compensation for business losses

Press Release, 15.07.2021 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Сhairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov appealed to Vladimir Putin with a demand to introduce a two-week lockdown and take a number of urgent measures to support the economy and the population. Nikolai Rybakov noted that Russia is rated third in […]

European liberal politicians wished Yabloko success in the elections to the State Duma

Press Release, 5.07.2021 Yabloko colleagues from sister parties and organisations from ten countries expressed their words of support and hope for the victory of the party in the upcoming elections to the State Duma. They sent their greetings and good wishes in the addresses that were broadcast at the Yabloko pre-election congress on July 3-4.

Nikolai Rybakov: Our task is to return to young people hope for the future in our country!

Press Release, 4.07.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service In his speech, Nikolai Rybakov thanked the Congress delegates, Grigory Yavlinsky and party members for their trust. “Russian politics lacks a lot, but most importantly, it lacks humanity and sincerity, as well as the belief that ordinary people can succeed in politics in our country,” Rybakov […]

Ivan Bolshakov: “We are going to run in the elections with a challenging programme raising the problems that no one else dared to”

Press Release, 4.07.2021 Photo: Ivan Bolshakov / Photo by the Yabloko press service According to Ivan Bolshakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, the party is going to run in the elections with a challenging programme raising the problems that no one else dared to. “We demand an investigation into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the […]

Boris Vishnevsky: The alternative is very simple: either with Yabloko to the future, or with everyone else to the swamp of the past

Press Release, 3.07.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The meaning of all Russian laws of recent months is the criminalisation of political activity, any criticism of the government and its policies is declared criminal – this is something that has not happened since the USSR, says Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Yabloko will nominate a list of young candidates to the State Duma topped by Nikolai Rybakov

Press Release, 3.07.2021 Full video recording of Grigory Yavlinsky’s speech Regional groups of the federal list of candidates from the Yabloko party in the elections to the State Duma will be topped by young people under 40. The federal part of the list of Yabloko candidates will consist of one candidate – party Chairman Nikolai […]