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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, 2022

With the wishes of freedom and peace

The Yabloko offices hosted final actions of 2022 in support of political prisoners Press Release, 29.12.2022 Photo: Moscow / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Over the past two weeks, the regional offices of the Yabloko party have hosted the final actions of 2022 in support of political prisoners. Since the middle of the year, […]

The Public Prosecutor’s Office ordered the police of the Sosnovsky district, the Chelyabinsk region, to re-examine the statement of Yaroslav Shcherbakov about fraud in the elections to the State Duma in 2021

Press Release, 29.12.2022 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Sosnovsky district of the Chelyabinsk region were ordered to re-examine the statement of violation of the law on elections at polling station No. 2164 in the village of Chipyshevo, sent by the Chairman […]

The Moscow City Duma deputies of the “Moscow Mayor’s team” blocked the bill of Maxim Kruglov on the mandatory reports of Moscow officials to the Moscow city parliament

Press Release, 28.12.2022 Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, proposed to make members of the Moscow Government, heads of sectoral and functional executive bodies of Moscow, and local governments report annually to the Moscow City Duma on their work. […]

An exhibition of children’s letters to Santa Claus “Letter ** ***** *****” opened in Yabloko

Press Release, 28.12.2022 On 28 December, an exhibition of children’s letters “Letter *** *****” opened at the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. The authors of the letters are children of Ukrainian refugees who are under care of the Civic Assistance Committee and the Lighthouse Charity Foundation.

The Rostov-on-Don Yabloko branch held a charity event for the elderly people who are under care of the Old Age in Joy Foundation

Press Release, 26.12.2022 Photo by the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko On 24 December, activists of the Rostov-on-Don regional branch of the Yabloko party held a New Year’s charity event called “A Yabloko Pie” (in Russian “yabloko” means an “apple”). The participants baked apple pies under the guidance of chefs from the partner restaurant Shamaika House […]

Director of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre on the implications of Russia’s withdrawing from the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption

Special for the Yabloko web-site, 26.12.2022 Photo: Alexei Karnaukhov, Director of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Russian government proposed to the President to withdraw from the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption. Such a withdrawal maintains the line towards the break with European legal standards and will throw […]

“They should have awarded Svetlana Gannushkina for her support of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, but they appointed her a “foreign agent”

The leaders of Yabloko speak in defence of Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee Press Release, 24.12.2022 Photo: Svetlana Gannushkina / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Throughout this year, the Ministry of Justice of Russia, almost without a break, assigned once a week the title of “foreign agent” to people whose […]

Yabloko will arrange a New Year’s party for children – Ukrainian refugees

Press Release, 25.12.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 25 and 27 December, the Yabloko party will host a New Year’s party in its Moscow office for 250 children – Ukrainian refugees who are under care of the Civic Assistance Committee and the Lighthouse Charity Foundation helping refugees. Yabloko has prepared an extensive festive […]

Public hearings on Yabloko’s proposal to perpetuate the memory of Soviet dissident Anatoly Marchenko will be held in Tatarstan

Press Release, 23.12.2022 Photo: Anatoly Marchenko / Photo from the family archive Public hearings on Yabloko’s proposal to perpetuate the memory of Soviet dissident Anatoly Marchenko will be held in Tatarstan. This was announced by the head of the Chistopol municipal district.

To prevent the liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group means not taking another step towards dictatorship

Statement by the Yabloko party, 23.12.2022 Photo: The lecture by Valery Borshchyov, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, at Yabloko on 21 December, 2022 / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group and ban its activities is another step towards turning the Russian state […]

The Opochetsky District Court upheld the decision of pro-government deputies to arbitrarily dismiss Yabloko’s head of the district Svetlana Vasilkova basing on “their inner conviction”. The decision of the court will be appealed in the regional court.

Press Release, 22.12.2022 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko On 21 December, the Opochetsky District Court announced the decision on the suit of Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova to challenge her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district of the Pskov region. As follows from the decision, Svetlana Vasilkova’s demands were “partially […]

The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Valery Borshchyov “Political Idealism: an Illusion or a Reality”

Press Release, 22.12.2022 On 21 December, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Political Idealism: an Illusion or a Reality” by Valery Borshchyov, an outstanding human rights activist, dissident, a member of the Federal Political Committee, Co-Chairman of the Yabloko’s Human Rights Faction and Co-Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. On 1 December, Valery Borshchyov […]

Yabloko collects signatures in Volgograd against the renaming of the city after Joseph Stalin

Press Release, 22.12.2022 Photo: Governor of the Volgograd Region Andrey Bocharov speaking in support of the “special operation” in front of students of the Volgograd branch of  Plekhanov Russian University of Econmics / Photo by Yabloko started collecting signatures in Volgograd against the renaming of the city after Joseph Stalin. The initiative on the […]

The Moscow Mayor answered the questions of the deputies of the Moscow City Duma, but did not say anything new

Press Release, 21.12.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin delivered a report to the deputies of the Moscow City Duma on the results of the work of the Moscow government in 2022. After a short report on the successes in the economy, social policies, the development of transport, and the […]

Yabloko deputies of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly proposed to introduce criminal liability for calls for nuclear war

Press Release, 21.12.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Yabloko faction submitted to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg a draft resolution on a legislative initiative of the St.Petersburg parliament for the State Duma on the responsibility for calls for the use of nuclear weapons. Alexander Shishlov, head of the […]

A call for peace with Ukraine sounded in the State Duma for the first time

Press Release, 20.12.2022 Photo by Yevgenia Vlasova On 20 December, a “government hour” was held in the State Duma, during which representatives of non-parliamentary parties could ask questions to the Minister of Digital Development Maksut Shadayev. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov in his speech called for peace and the conclusion of a ceasefire agreement.

A lecture on the alternative non-military service was held at Yabloko

Press Release, 20.12.2022 On 16 December, the Yabloko party hosted a lecture “The Constitutional Right to Alternative Civilian Service in Modern Conditions” by Anatoly Pchelintsev, Doctor of Law, Honorary Advocate of Russia, and member of the Writers’ Union of Russia. Anatoly Pchelintsev as a former a military lawyer has extensive experience in protecting the rights […]

Do not allow for militarisation of the school! Yabloko’s appeal to deputies, senators and the Minister of Education

Appeal by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko of 15.12.2022, published on 16.12.2022 Photo by Dmitry Lebedev, Kommersant Yabloko demands to put an end to the militarisation of the school: not to make elementary military training a compulsory subject, not to allow for politicised and paramilitary events to be held at schools, and stop forcing schoolchildren […]

The Investigative Committee: There will be no criminal case on the torture of a participant in “poetry readings”. Rape will be checked along with poetry

Press Release, 19.12.2022 Photo: An ambulance takes Artyom Kamardin to hospital from the Investigative Committee for the Tervskoy District in Moscow / Photo from social media The Investigative Committee refuses to open a criminal case against the law enforcement officers who allegedly mocked and tortured civil activists Artyom Kamardin, Alexandra Popova and Alexander Menyukov. This […]

Give hope to those who need it most. Yabloko holds the final actions of 2022 of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 15.12.2022 The coming days, actions in support of political prisoners will be held in the offices of the Yabloko party across Russia. Yabloko invites all, who would like to support politicians and civil activists who were unjustly convicted or under investigation, to take part in the actions. Participants of the actions can sign […]