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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 December, 2021

Lev Shlosberg: “The responsibility for political emigration always lies on the authorities”

Press Release, 29.12.2021 Photo: Lev Shlosberg (left) and journalist Konstantin Kalichenko / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko   Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, spoke to the Ekho Moskvi in Pskov radio station about the reasons that force opposition-minded people to leave Russia, and named those […]

The Yabloko Bureau expels party members who supported Yabloko competitors in the elections

Press Release, 29.12.2021 The Yabloko Party Federal Bureau, at its meeting on 28 December, expelled from the Moscow regional branch a number of party members who grossly violated the party by-laws.

The Russian government recognised its succession to the Stalinist state by liquidating the Memorial human rights society

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 28.12.2021 Photo: 28 December, 2021. Grigory Yavlinsky by the Supreme Court / Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov, Kommersant  The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation decided to liquidate International Memorial [human rights society]. The court revealed the real reason for the liquidation, and, certainly this was not a violation of the […]

“The enormity of this sentence is confirmed by the very fact of innocence”

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova supported Memorial’s Yury Dmitriyev at the trial Press Release, 27.12.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova in the corridor of the city court (centre) / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the […]

The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko organised a charity action

Press Release, 23.12.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko An experimental project of the Yabloko supporter Vladimir Beradze “Tochka Dobreniya” (“Point of Kindness) has started in Rostov-on-Don. The project envisages centralised collection of things for charitable foundations of the Rostov region. The implementation of the project became possible thanks to […]

Four members of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko were expelled from the party for causing political damage and violation of the Yabloko by-laws

Press Release, 23.12.2021, St.Petersburg Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Bureau of the Yabloko party, upon the recommendation of the Yabloko party commission, expelled four members of the St. Petersburg branch from the party for violating the party’s by-laws and causing political damage to the party:

An exhibition of posters Citizen Poster opened in the Yabloko office

Press Release, 22.12.2021 An exhibition Citizen Poster has opened in the Moscow office of the Yabloko party. The exhibition features posters of Russian artists Yuri Leonov, Konstantin Geraimovich, Ivan Ostrovsky, Yevgeny Dobrovinsky, Mark Levin and Maria Novikova, representing the creative group Poster Square.

Activists of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko sent letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 22.12.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko Activists of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko sent letters to political prisoners. Yabloko members and political activists, including Vladislav Mordasov, the recently released political prisoner and a defendant in the so-called Rostov case, participated in the action. The participants signed about […]

Protect the lives and rights of citizens!

Decision by the Yabloko Bureau, 16.12.2021 The position of the Yabloko party on government bills on QR codes and necessary priority measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infection Update. The party’s position was sent to the Government of the Russian Federation and the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Photo by Artyom Krasnov / […]

The Saratov branch of Yabloko held a debate on coercive measures in the fight against the pandemic

Press Release, 21.12.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Saratov branch of Yabloko On 19 December, the Saratov regional branch of the Yabloko party held a debate with the participation of civil activists. The topic was the use of coercive measures in the fight against COVID-19. The participants in the debate spoke about the […]

Ronald Ayrapetyan, a member of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko, asked for political asylum in the Netherlands

Press Release, 16.12.2021 Photo: Ronald Ayrapetyan / Ronald Ayrapetyan’s Telegram channel Ronald Hayrapetyan, a member of the Yabloko party from Kislovodsk, South Russia, asked for political asylum in the Netherlands. Ronald Ayrapetyan decided to leave Russia after he was abducted by unidentified persons on 25 November. According to Ayrapetyan, three men grabbed him as he […]

An exhibition of posters Citizen Poster will be held in the Yabloko office

Press Release, 20.12.2021 Photo: A Poster Square. “We will stop growth of prices”. An exhibition Citizen Poster will be held in the Yabloko party office from 22 December to 22 January. In the context of a complicated social and political situation in Russia, the exhibition of Moscow artists of the Poster Square creative group touching […]

After the application of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the Federal Antimonopoly Service an audit will be conducted in connection with the purchase of a car for 7 million roubles for the Mayor’s Office of Magnitogorsk

Press Release, 17.12.2021 Photo from the official web-site of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region The Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the Chelyabinsk Region has suspended the auction of the Magnitogrosk Mayor’s Office for the purchase of an expensive car for the needs of officials. Earlier, Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch […]

We demand to reconsider the verdict of the leaders of the Ingush protest and fully acquit them

Statement by the Yabloko Party Chairman, 17.12.2021 Photo by Yulia Suguyeva / Mediazona The trial of the leaders of the civil protest in the Republic of Ingushetia, which lasted more than two years, ended in an extremely tough sentence. Civil activists were equated with terrorists and given sentences comparable to the punishment for murderers and […]

The Moscow City Duma unanimously adopted Yabloko’s bill guaranteeing a secondary education for children in pre-trial detention centres

Press Release, 15.12.2021 Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich / Photo by the Press Service of the Moscow City Duma The Moscow City Duma adopted a bill submitted by Yevgeny Bunimovich, a member of the Yabloko faction and Chairman of the Education Commission, according to which children under investigation and kept in pre-trial detention centres are guaranteed secondary […]

Yabloko will collect New Year gifts for homeless people in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Press Release, 15.12.2021 The Yabloko party joins the annual action “Mandarins and canned meat” from the Nochlezhka charity organization helping homeless people. On New Year’s Eve Nochlezhka collects the most essential food-stuffs for the homeless people of Moscow and St. Petersburg. We call on all members of our party, our supporters and all unindifferent people […]

St.Petersburg parliament refused to consider Yabloko’s initiative to exclude the “foreign agent” concept from the Russian legislation

Press Release, 15.12.2021 Photo: Yabloko deputies Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg The pro-government parliamentary majority in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg excluded from the agenda of the plenary session the legislative initiative of the Yabloko faction envisaging abolishing of  the “foreign […]

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov came to the Supreme Court to support Memorial

Nikolai Rybakov Facebook post, 14.12.2021 Photo from Nikolai Rybakov’ Facebook page Nikolai Rybakov: I have come to the Supreme Court where the hearings on the liquidation of International Memorial [a human rights society engaged in human rights and investigation of repression in the USSR] are being held. Hope is the last to die, however, it […]

Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, asked the Russian Public Prosecutor General to withdraw the claim submitted to the Supreme Court to liquidate the Memorial human rights society

Press Release, 14.12.2021 Photo: Artur Gaiduk / Photo from Arthur Gaiduk’s Facebook page Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, considers the demands of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the Memorial human rights organisation unlawful and essentially unconstitutional, and calls on Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, to abolish the law suit against […]

Albert Khusainov: the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko marked International Human Rights Day with pickets and a meeting of human rights defenders

Albert Khusainov’s blog post, 13.12.2021 Photo: Albert Khusainov / Photo by the Press Service of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko The Bashkirian branch of the Yabloko party held a meeting of party members and non-partisan civil activists in connection with the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human […]