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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 June, 2023

Yabloko supports Boris Titov’s statement on the need for a ceasefire

Press Release, 27.06.2023 Photo: Boris Titov / Photo by Alexander Miridonov, Kommersant Yabloko supports the statement of Boris Titov, the leader of the Party of Growth, on the need for a ceasefire and is ready to join forces to achieve this, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov wrote on his Telegram channel. “We regard this statement in […]

Yabloko deputy of the Novgorod City Duma Anna Cherepanova: I have called on the members of the Territorial Electoral Commission of Novgorod to conduct voting within one day

Anna Cherepanova’s blog post, 27.06.2023 I spoke at the meeting of the Territorial Electoral Commission of Novgorod proposing to conduct voting at the election of deputies of the Novgorod City Duma within one day, 10 September [rather than three envisaged by the recent laws]. The multi-day voting system does not have a single “pro”, only […]

“A great citizen and thinker, co-author of the chapter on human rights of the Russian Constitution of 1993, the man who invented the Yabloko party”

Condolences of Yabloko party leaders on the death of Viktor Sheinis, 25.06.2023 Photo: Viktor Sheinis at the Yabloko Congress, 2021 On 25 June, one of the founders of the Yabloko party, an outstanding academic and statesman Viktor Leonidovich Sheinis, passed away. Yabloko party leaders expressed their condolences on his death.

Viktor Sheinis, a Yabloko Federal Political member and one of the authors of the Russian Constitution of 1993, passes away at the age of 92

Press Release, 25.06.2023 Photo: Viktor Sheinis / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 25 June, Viktor Sheinis, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, a deputy of the State Duma of the first two convocations, co-founder of Yabloko, and one of the authors of the Russian Constitution of 1993, died […]

Nikolai Rybakov on the present situation

Nikolai Rybakov’s Telegram channel, 24.06.2023 Since 2018, we have been stating our stance appealing to Vladimir Putin that the activities of private military organisations (such as PMC Wagner) are illegal and should be banned and have been warning of the danger of a military conflict.

Yabloko launched a documentary film about memories of the Second World War

Press Release, 23.06.2023 On June 22, the Moscow office of the Yabloko party hosted a screening of the documentary film Pogostiye (Burying Ground), based on the book Memories of War by Nikolai Nikulin. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov told about filming this documentary.

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Why feminism is good”

Press Release, 22.06.2023 Photo: Galina Mikhaleva / Photo from social media On 3 July, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Why feminism is good.” The lecture will be delivered by Galina Mikhaleva, Chairperson of the Yabloko Gender Faction, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Russian State Humanitarian University.

“We will be grateful to them for our lives, our children and grandchildren”

Yabloko leaders honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War Press Release, 22.06.2023 On the night of June 21-22, Yabloko held its traditional action “1418 Candles for Each Day of the War”. The action is dedicated to the memory of those who died in the Second World War. Yabloko leaders and […]

Yabloko introduced a draft law on direct elections of the Mayor of Petrozavodsk. The incumbent Mayor is going to join the special military operation

Press Release, 21.06.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Yabloko faction submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia a bill on the return of direct mayoral elections in Karelia, including the Mayor of Petrozavodsk. The incumbent Mayor (city manager) of […]

“I would like to wish you strength and patience, you now need them in freedom no less than we here [in prison].” Yabloko urges Russian citizens to write letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 20.06.2023 Photo: Letter from political prisoner Andrei Pivovarov to Boris Vishnevsky Yabloko goes on conducting in its regional offices traditional actions in support of Russian political prisoners. Political prisoners do not have summer season or holidays. That is why it is so important not to stop supporting those behind bars. Yabloko has developed […]

Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg about his “foreign agent” status: “There will be no changes in my public stand, there are no grounds for this”

Lev Shlosberg’s blog post, 17.06.2023 Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Pskov branch of Yabloko Dear friends, I thank you all for your human responses to today’s decision of the authorities.

The Ministry of Justice announced Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg a “foreign agent”

Press Release, 16.06.2023 Photo: Lev Shlosberg “Russian citizens for freedom” / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov commented on the decision of the Ministry of Justice to recognise Lev Shlosberg, a member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, a “foreign agent.”

Sergei Mitrokhin decided not to participate in the elections of the Moscow Mayor because of the inability to campaign for peace with Ukraine

Press Release, 16.06.2023 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Sergei Mitrokhin decided not to participate in elections of the Moscow Mayor because of the inability to campaign for peace with Ukraine. He made this announcement at the conference of the Moscow branch of Yabloko. Mitrokhin also stressed that he had no […]

In Moscow, Yabloko Сhairman Nikolai Rybakov will launch screening of a documentary film about memories of the Second World War

Press Release, 16.06.2023 Photo: Cover of the book by Nikolai Nikulin “Memories of the War” On 22 June, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will launch screening of a documentary film Pogostiye (Burying Ground), based on the book “Memories of the War” by Nikolai Nikulin. The event will be held at the central office of Yabloko in […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko helped 15 people to pay fines imposed on them for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 16.06.2023 Photo by the Pskov branch of Yabloko The Pskov branch of Yabloko used the remainder of the charitable amount raised to pay the fine for Yelena Kuzmina, a Pskov resident accused of extremism and terrorism for her posts on VKontakte social media criticizing Vladimir Putin, so that to help to cover the […]

The memorial plaque to renowned Russian poet Anna Akhmatova disappeared from the facade of the former prison. Boris Vishnevsky appealed to the Governor and the owner of the building

Press Release, 15.06.2023 Photo: The wall of the Kresty (Crosses) prison where a memorial plaque to Anna Akhmatova hung / Photo by Misha Burlatsky Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, appealed to the Governor Alexander Beglov and the general director of DOM.RF Vitaly Mutko asking them […]

The Moscow Mayor’s Office explained the ban on street protests for the opposition by “long-term measures” of WHO

Earlier, Sobyanin promised to lift restrictions if the WHO announced the end of the pandemic. Press Release, 14.06.2023 Photo: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin / Photo by Vladimir Gerdo, TASS The head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov, demanded in his letter to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, dated 10 May, the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The winners will not be those who win on the battlefield, but those who ensure reliable peace for their country and open the way to the future”

Press Release, 13.06.2023 It became clear on 24 February, 2022, that there are no good options for the development of the situation. Since then, there have been only bad options and even worse ones. And now there is only one correct and, most importantly, ultimately inevitable solution: stop killing of many thousands of people and […]

Vladimir Ryzhkov demanded that the head of the Moscow police punish those destroying the Last Address signs put to commemorate the victims of Stalin’s repression

Press Release, 13.06.2023 Photo: Klimentovsky pereulok 9/1. Next to this door was the Last Address sign with the name of  Zinaida Nikolayevna Maevskaya (shot on 29 December, 1937, and fully acquitted in 1989) It is reported that vandals have recently removed at least eight plaques installed on the houses where the victims of Stalin’s regime […]

The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin

Press Release, 13.06.2023 The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin, MP of the Moscow City Duma, Chairman of the Yabloko party from 2008 to 2015 and candidate of political sciences. The lecture was devoted to the tradition of constituent assemblies and their role in the future revival of Russia.  The lecture was […]