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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

The Yabloko Party University hosted the third lecture out of the series by Sergei Mitrokhin on why Russia has not become a law-governed state

Press Release, 14.02.2023 On 13 February, Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, an MP of the Moscow City Duma and a candidate of political sciences, delivered his third lecture out of the series of his lectures at the Yabloko Party University “Truth Instead of Law”.  Has capitalism come […]

The Yabloko branch in Udmurtia announced collection of humanitarian aid to victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Press Release, 14.02.2023 Photo: The Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Arab Red Crescent The Yabloko branch in Udmurtia started collection of humanitarian aid for victims of a series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria that happened on the night of February 5-6. Yabloko asks Russian citizens to bring medicines, children’s and women’s hygiene products, travel […]

Boris Vishnevsky’s page on the VKontakte social media had been blocked for his quoting Stanisław Jerzy Lec. This came out only after many months of trial with the Russian media regulator and the Public Prosecutor General’s Office

Press Release, 13.02.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The reason for blocking the page of Boris Vishnevsky, an MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, was his post in where he wrote about the pioneers movement, Moskvich brand cars and […]


Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 05.02.2023 When it was already blindingly obvious that Russia was about to launch large-scale military actions in Ukraine, actions that Putin refers to as war today, for a long time a vast number of the Russian elite and the opposition-minded mass media refused to believe that this could actually happen. In 2021, […]

“God help us to avoid a return to an unrestricted nuclear arms race”

Academician Alexei Arbatov on the risks of nuclear war and relations between Russia and the United States Kommersant, 09.02.2023 Photo: Acad. Alexei Arbatov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Russian Foreign Ministry warned of “the real danger of a direct military clash between the two nuclear powers” – Russia and the United States. […]

Vladimir Dorokhov is the new representative of Yabloko in the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 10.02.2023 Photo: Vladimir Dorokhov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Vladimir Dorokhov, a member of the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, will represent the Yabloko party at the meetings of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. This decision was made at the meeting of the Yabloko Bureau on 10 February. Previously, […]

Yabloko in Novgorod opposed the change in the city’s charter, which would reduce the number of deputies elected on party lists in the Duma

Press Release, 10.02.2023 On 9 February, the administration of Novgorod held public hearings on changing the Charter of the city. The ruling United Russia party decided to change, on the threshold of elections, the ratio between deputies that should be elected on party lists and single-mandate deputies. Up to the present, the Novgorod City Duma […]

Statement by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko on the inadmissibility of the liquidation of local self-government in the Chelyabinsk region

Press Release, 09.02.2023 Photo: Miass / Photo by Alexei Petrov, Wikimedia Commons The regional council of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party addressed the Governor of the region and deputies of the Miass city about the inadmissibility of liquidating local self-government in the Chelyabinsk region.

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

Press Release, 09.02.2023 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 13 February, Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, am MP of the Moscow City Duma and candidate of political sciences, will deliver the third lecture at the Yabloko Party University “Truth Instead of Law”. […]

Alexander Shishlov filed a cassation appeal against his fine for discrediting the Russian army

Press Release, 08.02.2023 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Andrei Chertkov, the lawyer of the head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, filed a complaint with the Third Court of Cassation. He is challenging the decision of the Petrogradsky District Court to find Alexander […]

Yabloko’s Federal Party School announces another training course. Yabloko supporters under 30 are invited to enroll

Press Release, 08.02.2023 Soon Yabloko will start training of the third class of Yabloko’s Federal Party School. Lectures for the students will be given by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party, and non-Yabloko experts. The names of the tutors will be announced later. In previous […]

“The court serves a handful of persons who leave the people alone with propaganda”

Dmitry Muratov and Nikolai Rybakov on the decision of the Moscow City Court to revoke the license from Novaya Gazeta Press Release, 07.02.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Moscow City Court, on absurd grounds, deprived Novaya Gazeta and Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta of media registration certificates. The judge dismissed the editorial board’s complaint against the […]

We managed to raise 450,000 roubles to cover the fine to Mikhail Afanasyev. Yabloko expresses gratitude to all donors!

Press Release, 06.02.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev, his wife Yelena and son / Photo from social media Yabloko closes the collection of donations to cover the fine for Mikhail Afanasyev, a journalist from Khakassia, Editor-in-Chief of the Novy Focus media and a Yabloko party member. On 5 February, his wife Yelena Afanasyeva announced the collection of […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko took part in a rally against the increase in housing and utilities tariffs

Press Release, 06.02.2023   On 4 February, Natalya Chubykina, Chair of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, spoke at a rally against the rise in prices for housing and utilities.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko participated in a picket against the ban on abortion

Press Release, 06.02.2023 On 5 February, a picket (which managed to obtain the permission of the authorities) against the ban on abortion was held in Kolyushchenko Square in Chelyabinsk. Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the regional branch of Yabloko, as well as party members and supporters, came to the action to speak out against the ban […]

The St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko demanded from the police to return the illegally seized paintings by Yelena Osipova

Press Release, 06.02.2023 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 head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Alexander Shishlov, sent inquiries to the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry […]

Victor Kogan-Yasny: Decades and a year

Special for the Yabloko web-site, 04.02.2023 After Belovezh Accords of 1991 [when the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus secretly gathered in Belarus and declared that the Soviet Union had ceased to exist and established the Commonwealth of Independent States in its place as a successor entity], an authoritarian regime began to take shape in the […]

No one has fallen ill with plague or cholera in St. Petersburg, despite the Russian consumer safety watchdog justifying the ban on rallies by the danger of contamination with these diseases

Press Release, 03.02.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor demanded a ban on public events in St. Petersburg due to the threat of the spread of not only COVID-19, but also cholera and plague. To date, however, not a single case of such contamination has been identified. This follows […]

“The main unlearned lesson of the WWII is that war should never happen again.” Yabloko honoured the memory of the heroes and victims of the Battle of Stalingrad of the WWII

Press Release, 02.02.2023 Photo: Alexander Yefimov and Yabloko activists in Volgograd / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On the  80th anniversary of the victory over the Hitler’s army in the Battle of the Volga, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party paid tribute to the memory of the heroes and victims of the Second […]

Yabloko MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova fined 30,000 roubles for “discrediting the army”. The court decision will be appealed

Press Release, 02.02.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today the Petrozavodsk City Court was examining, for four and a half hours, the case of an administrative offense by Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko […]