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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, 2022

Dmitry Rybakov, environmentalist and deputy from Yabloko, on the results of environmental studies: Petrozavodsk is polluted with heavy metals

Press Release, 21.11.2022 Photo: Dmitry Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Dmitry Rybakov, a Yabloko deputy of the Petrozavodsk City Council, announced the results of geoecological studies of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, the standing Committee of the Council for Healthcare, Environment and Social Development. The study was conducted by the Institute of Geology of the […]

Yabloko will host a screening of the film “The Solovki Power. Evidence and Documents” about the prisoners of  one of the largest concentration camps during the Stalin’s regime

Press Release, 18.11.2022 Photo: Poster for the film “The Solovki Power. Evidence and Documents” (USSR, 1988) On 22 November 22, Yabloko will hold in its Moscow office a screening and discussion of Marina Goldovskaya’s 1988 documentary film “The Solovki Power. Evidence and Documents” devoted to the prisoners of the Solovki concentration camp, the archipelago where […]

Yabloko urges the Ministry of Education to abandon introduction Elementary Military Training lessons at schools

Press Release, 17.11.2022 Photo by Yevgeny Pereverzev, Kommersant Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent a corresponding letter to Russian Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov. Rybakov proposed to include additional hours for learning foreign languages ​​in the educational standards instead of elementary military training.

The court in Abakan returned to the Public Prosecutor’s Office the criminal case of Mikhail Afanasyev on “fakes about the army”

Press Release, 17.11.2022 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev / Photo from social media The Abakan City Court returned to the Public Prosecutor’s Office the case of Mikhail Afanasyev, a member of the Yabloko party and editor-in-chief of the Novy Focus online media, who was charged with spreading “fakes about the army” under Article 207.3 Part 2 of […]

The Moscow City Duma Commission to consider Sergei Mitrokhin’s bill on the ecological expertise of the specially protected natural areas

Press Release, 16.11.2022 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin with municipal candidates from Yabloko inspects the improvement of the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo park, August 2022 / Photo: Screenshot of the inspection video On 17 November, the Moscow City Duma will conduct a meeting of the Commission on Environmental Policy, which will consider a draft resolution of the Moscow City Duma […]

The Moscow Yabloko collected 50 boxes of humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine

Press Release, 16.11.2022 Photo: Boxes with collected humanitarian aid prepared to be sent to the Civic Assistance Committee / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 14 November, activists of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party delivered 50 boxes of humanitarian aid to the office of the Civic Assistance Committee. Clothes and food-stuffs were […]

Yabloko demands from the Investigative Committee to open a criminal case on the fact of the brutal murder of a prisoner recruited for the “special military operation”

Press Release, 15.11.2022 Photo: Yevgeny Prigozhin (left) / Photo by Artyom Krasnov, Kommersant The Yabloko factions in the Moscow City Duma and the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg sent appeals to Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, demanding to conduct an investigation and initiate a criminal case into the brutal murder (according […]

The St. Petersburg City Court refused to cancel the fine to Alexander Shishlov for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 15.11.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov and his lawyer Andrei Chertkov / Photo by Dinar Idrisov A judge of the St. Petersburg City Court upheld the decision on the fine in the case of “discrediting the army” against Alexander Shishlov, the leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the […]

The court dismissed the case of “discrediting the army” against Alexander Makhankov, head of a  Yabloko district branch in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 15.11.2022 Photo: Alexander Makhankov / Photo from social media   The Pushkinsky District Court decided not to prosecute Alexander Makhankovm Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Pushkinsky District of St.Petersburg. The hearings took place on Tuesday, 15 November.

Alexander Shishlov spoke out in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg against the repressive federal law on the deprivation of filmmakers of state funding

Press Release, 15.11.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, spoke out against the draft amendment to the federal law “On State Support for Cinematography”, initiated by the deputies from A Just Russia faction in the State Duma.

Moral Choice

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 14.11.2022 Photo: Ditches across the road dug by Russian soldiers near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine, 7 April 2022 // REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich Grigory Yavlinsky on war and peace, the future of Russia, as well as the role of the political party at a time of military actions which are precipitating the […]

The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko will conduct an action of writing letters to Russian political prisoners

Press Release, 11.11.2022 Photo by the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko On 19 November the Rostov-on-Don regional branch of the Yabloko party will conduct an action of writing letters to Russian political prisoners. Yabloko invites all interested Russian citizens to participate. The action will start at 17:00.

Lev Shlosberg: “The struggle for perpetuating the memory of the victims of the repressions of the 20th century is a struggle for the rights and freedoms of those living in Russia today”

PLN FM, 11.11.2022 Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The leader of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, Lev Shlosberg, commented on the air of the “Day Watch” programme on the PLN FM radio station on the proposal to resume the work of the commission on perpetuating the memory of victims of […]

The Yabloko Party University will host the second lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin on why Russia has not become a law-governed state

Press Release, 11.11.2022 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 22 November, the Yabloko Party University will host a second lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, a deputy of the Moscow City Duma and candidate of political sciences. Sergei Mitrokhin will continue […]

Yaroslav Shcherbakov on the discussions of the regional budget: “They forgot to ask you”

Yaroslav Shcherbakov’s blog post, 11.11.2022 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, the so-called public discussions on the draft budget of the Chelyabinsk region for 2023 (and the planned period of 2024 – 2025) are coming to an end. I have sent a protest regarding the form of  conducting such discussions.

The State Duma must turn down the law banning “propaganda of non-traditional relations”

Statement by the Gender Faction of the Yabloko Party, 10.11.2022 Photo by Emin Dzafarof, Kommersant The State Duma unanimously adopted in the first reading the Draft Law No. 217471-8 On Amending the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation (regarding the prohibition of propaganda of […]

Yabloko conducted a round table dedicated to 105 years since the Bolshevik coup d’etat

Press Release, 10.11.2022 A round table dedicated to the 105 years since the October 1917 coup was held at Yabloko. Its participants – historians and politicians – spoke about the lessons to be learned from the October coup. The round table was opened by Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party. According to Rybakov, despite […]

Yabloko won the litigation for opening three public areas in Chelyabinsk where rallies can be held without prior notification of the authorities

Press Release, 9.11.2022 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov and Vasily Moskovets / Photo from social media On 9 November, the Second Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg overturned the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court and invalidated the decrees of the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region that excluded three territories from the list of public areas in […]

The founder of the Noviy Fokus media Mikhail Afanasyev is accused of extremism for exposing different abuses by the interior

Press Release, 9.11.2022 Photo: A screenshot of the main page of the online media Noviy Fukus ( The New Focus) An administrative case was filed under Article 20.3.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (inciting hatred or enmity) against the legal entity of the Internet media Noviy Fokus in Abakan. The Public Prosecutor’s Office […]

The districts of the Pskov region where local authorities are headed by Yabloko members are among the best in the field of financial management

Press Release, 9.11.2022 Photo: Sofia Pugachyova and Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service The Novorzhevsky and Pustoshkinsky districts of the Pskov region, which are headed by Sofia Pugacheva and Svetlana Vasilkova, members of the Yabloko party elected heads of the districts in 2019, were among the best in the region in […]