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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 February, 2023

“It was a public execution because Boris Nemtsov believed that Russia should not fight with anyone”

Press Release, 27.02.2023 Yabloko honoured the memory of Boris Nemtsov who was murdered by the Kremlin walls on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, on 27 February 2015. Today, on the eighth anniversary of the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the leaders and activists of Yabloko came to the scene of the tragedy – the Bolshoi […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko is looking for donors of lots for the auction in support of political prisoners and those persecuted for political reasons

Press Release, 27.02.2023 On 11 March, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko and the human rights project “You Are Not Alone 74” ( ) will hold a charity auction in support of political prisoners and those persecuted for political reasons. The auction will start at 15:00. Lots, which anyone can put up by filling out the […]

Viktor Kogan-Yasny: What I would say to external experts

Special for the Yabloko website, 27.02.2023 Photo: Viktor Kogan-Yasny / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service What would I say should be done, if – very unlikely – some external experts asked me what is needed for Ukraine and Europe now? I would say that a “road map” is needed. For ten years and twenty […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Nothing can kill hope

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.02.2023 Photo by Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi / dpa This happened not on 24 February, 2022. This happened much earlier – in Chechnya from 1994 to 1996 and then again from 1999 to 2006; in Georgia in 2008; in Crimea and Donbass in 2014; in Syria in 2015; when the Russian Constitution was […]

Yabloko held a concert-marathon “Say Yes to Peace!” on the eve of one year since the beginning of the “special operation”

Press Release, 23.02.2023 Today, on the eve of one year since the start of Russia’s “special operation” on the territory of Ukraine, Yabloko held a marathon “Say Yes to the Peace!”. The organisers of the marathon demonstrated 45 videos they received from Moscow and the Moscow region, Omsk, Arkhangelsk, Rostov, Voronezh, Novgorod, Pskov, Tver, Ivanovo, […]

Alexei Arbatov: After Putin’s statement, the US will most likely withdraw from the START III Treaty, and the arms race will start anew

Press Release, 22.02.2023, based on,, Photo: Alexei Arbatov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 22 February, the State Duma approved the suspension of Russia’s participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. This happened the day after the announcement of Vladimir Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly. On 21 February, the […]

Yabloko actions of writing letters to Russian political prisoners to be held nationwide

Press Release 22.02.2023 Photo: A response letter from Yuri Dmitriyev, imprisoned head of the Karelian branch of the Memorial human rights group to the activists of the Novgorod Yabloko: “There is such a thing called “peace” (when there is no war), and, whatever paradoxically it may sound, we must fight for it! And then the […]

Yabloko to conduct a concert and an online marathon “Say Yes to Peace!”

Press Release, 22.02.2023 On 23 February, on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the “special operation”, Yabloko will hold a marathon-concert “Say Yes to the Peace!” Let us recollect how we lived through this difficult year, what gave us strength, and listen to excerpts from books about war. Actress Tatyana Parshina and […]

“Vladimir Putin’s message in short: get ready that all this will take a long time.” Yabloko leaders on the President Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly

Press Release, based on Telegram channels, 21.02.2023 Photo by Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant “Vladimir Putin’s message in short is: get ready that all this will take a long time. Our stance is: enough! Everyone has already said enough to each other – stop killing people, this is the main thing! And as long as there […]

Sofya Pugachyova and Nikolai Barkhatov propose to hold a referendum on the transformation of the Novorzhevsky district into a municipal district

Press Release, 20.02.2023 Photo: Sofya Pugachyova and Nikolai Barkhatov The corresponding draft resolution was submitted to the regional Assembly of Deputies on 20 February by Sofya Pugachyova, head of the Novorzhevsky district, and Nikolai Barkhatov, a deputy of the Assembly from Yabloko.

Police failed to find and refused to initiate a criminal case against the telephone terrorist who had reported “a bomb” in the St. Petersburg office of Yabloko when an anti-war exhibition was held there

Press Release, 20.02.2023 Photo: Yelena Osipova at the opening of her exhibition in the St. Petersburg Yabloko on 31 January, 2023 / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The St. Petersburg police refused to open a criminal case against a telephone terrorist who reported about “a bomb threat” in the office of the Yabloko party […]

The Altai branch of Yabloko will hold a rally in memory of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 20.02.2023 Photo by the Altai branch of Yabloko On 26 February, the Yabloko branch in the Altai Territory, will hold in Barnaul a commemorative rally in memory of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was murdered in Moscow on 28 February, 2015. The rally will be held in Svoboda (Freedom) Square and will begin […]

The Committee on Legislation of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to put Yabloko’s initiative on repealing the laws on “fakes” and “discrediting the army” in the agenda of the Assembly. But our faction will do it

Press Release, 17.02.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Committee on Legislation of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly will not put the initiative of the Yabloko faction on repealing the laws on “fakes” and “discrediting the RF Armed Forces” in […]

Witnesses from the prosecution side in the criminal case of the leader of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia confessed that the police forced them to sign documents in the Nogovitsyn case

Press Release, 17.02.2023 Photo: Anatoly Nogovitsyn / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Yakutsk City Court has just completed hearings on the testimony of witnesses within the framework of prosecution of Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia. The criminal case against Nogovitsyn was filed for his alleged “discrediting the army”. The […]

Yabloko invites all to participate in the online marathon “Say Yes to Peace!”

Press Release, 17.02.2023 On 23 February, Yabloko will hold an online marathon “Say Yes to Peace!” dedicated to the events of the past year. We invite everyone to join the action by recording a video. Tell us how you lived this year, what you thought, what you felt and what has been helping you to […]

The Governor of the Pskov region on the calls for nuclear war: “A call to commit legal actions cannot be a crime”

Press Release, 16.02.2023 Photo: The Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies / Photo by The Pskov Region Governor Mikhail Vedernikov informs, in his conclusion to the Yabloko bill on criminal liability for propaganda of nuclear war which was submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies, that “a call to commit legal actions cannot be […]

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko announced collection of humanitarian aid for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Press Release, 16.02.2023 Photo: The Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Arab Red Crescent The Yabloko party announced collection of humanitarian aid for the residents of Turkey and Syria affected by the earthquake. Yabloko is in touch with the embassies of the affected countries, where our party will transfer all the collected aid.

The Party of Peace against the Party of War and the Party Baying for Blood

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 15.02.2023 Photo: City views of Mariupol during the so-called “special operation” / Photo by Alexander Chernykh, Kommersant Throughout its political history, YABLOKO has been a party of peace, since the war in Chechnya, when in December 1994 [when the RF authorities started a war in Chechnya], a group of State […]

Yabloko announces collection of humanitarian aid for victims of an earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Press Release, 15.02.2023 Photo by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) The Yabloko party organises collection of humanitarian aid for victims of an earthquake in Turkey and Syria. We ask all Russian citizens to participate.

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Prof. Andrei Medushevsky on global constitutionalism

Press Release, 14.02.2023 Photo: Andrei Medushevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 3 March, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Global constitutionalism: integration or fragmentation as a way to construct a new world legal order?”. The lecturer is Andrei Medushevsky, Professor of the Research University of the Higher School of Economics […]