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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 August, 2023

A press conference “The Ingush Case. The Results” will take place in Moscow

Press Release, 31.08.2023 On Tuesday, 5 September, the Moscow office of the Yabloko party will host a press conference by lawyers and public defenders of the leaders of the Ingush protest, dedicated to the appeal against the verdict of the Kislovodsk City Court and consideration of the appeal by the Stavropol Regional Court.

The Basmanny Court  in Moscow extended the arrest for Yabloko member Vasily Neustroyev for another three months

Press Release, 31.08.2023 Photo: Vasily Neustroyev Today the Basmanny Court  in Moscow extended the arrest for Yabloko member Vasily Neustroyev for another three months. The court hearing was conducted in camera at the request of the investigator, who stated that there were state secrets in the case file. According to the Telegram channel “Freedom to […]

Mikhail Gorbachev: the past, the present and … the future

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.08.2023 Photo: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev with his spouse Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva during an official visit to France. Paris, 5 July 1989 // Laurent Rebours/AP A year ago, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev passed away – the man who gave freedom to hundreds of millions of people in Russia, in the neighbouring countries and throughout […]

The court will decide on the extension of the measure of restraint for Yabloko member Vasily Neustroyev. He is charged under six articles of the Criminal Code

Press Release, 30.08.2023 Photo: Vasily Neustroyev / Photo by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko On 31 August, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow will conduct a hearing on extending the measure of restraint for the Chairman of the Frunzensky local branch of Yabloko in St. Petersburg, Vasily Neustroyev.  The hearing will begin at 11:30. The […]

The Pskov Yabloko to appeal in cassation all the unlawful decisions of the courts

Press Release, 29.08.2023 Photo: The team of the Pskov regional branch of Yabloko / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko The Pskov Regional Court upheld the decisions of the district courts, which canceled the legal decisions of the territorial electoral commissions on the registration of unified lists of Yabloko candidates at the elections of assemblies of […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko campaigns for peace and life in the elections

Press Release, 29.08.2023 The Novgorod branch of Yabloko published its programme for the elections of deputies of the City Duma of Novgorod. The key slogan of the Yabloko election camapaign is “I Vote for Peace!”. “The 24th of February shocked everyone. A disaster happened. For many years, and especially for the past eight years, we […]

It was an honour for me to listen in court the final statement of Mikhail Afanasyev, a Khakassian journalist and my colleague at Yabloko

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 29.08.2023 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited the trial of Mikhail Afanasyev, a member of Yabloko and a journalist, in Abakan, Khakassia, so that to support Afanasyev who made his final statement in court today. The public prosecutor asked for six years in prison for Mikhail Afanasyev. Afanasyev had been kept in […]

The Yekaterinburg branch of Yabloko continues to collect signatures for peace and freedom

Telegram Channel of the Yekaterinburg branch of Yabloko, 26.08.2023   The Yekaterinburg branch of Yabloko announced, within a framework of its election campaign to the Yekaterinburg City Duma, a collection of signatures for declaring 2024 the Year of Peace and Freedom: this will mean calling for a ceasefire and the start of peace negotiations.

“They Chose Freedom”. Yabloko hosted a screening of a film by Vladimir Kara-Murza about Soviet dissidents

Press Release, 28.08.2023 On 25 August, a screening of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s documentary film “They Chose Freedom” took place in the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. The film is dedicated to the history of the dissident movement in the USSR from its emergence in the 1950s to the fall of communist power in […]

Yabloko MP of the Pskov Region Assembly of Deputies, Artur Gaiduk, appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office with a demand to remove the monument to Joseph Stalin erected in Velikiye Luki

Telegram Channel of the Pskov region branch of Yabloko, 22.08.2023 Photo: The Pskov regional branch of Yabloko Artur Gaiduk, Yabloko MP of the Pskov Region Assembly of Deputies, writes in his appeal addressed to Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov and sent on 22 August, that it is reported that the monument, opened on the territory […]

Journalist Mikhail Afanasyev will speak with his final statemenet in court. The Chairman of Yabloko will fly to Abakan to support him

Press Release, 28.08.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 29 August, at 9:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. Moscow time), the Abakan City Court of the Republic of Khakassia will hold a hearing on the criminal case on “fakes” (Article 207.3, Part 2, Clause A of the Criminal Code of […]

The Chelyabinsk Yabloko obtained in court a permission to picket for direct election of the mayor. The police canceled the event

Press Release, 27.08.2023 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chair of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko (right), and members of the referendum initiative group at the campaign cube / Photo by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko On 26 August, the Chelyabinsk Regional Court declared unlawful the actions of the Chelyabinsk Mayor’s Office to refuse Yabloko in holding a […]

Yaroslav Shcherbakov on the return of “Hyde Parks” as specially designated free speech zones where no permissions from authorities for rallies are required to the centre of Magnitogorsk: Yabloko’s victory in court over the government and the governor of the region

Yaroslav Shcherbakov’s blog post, 25.08.2023 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov and Kira Belaya / Photo by Yaroslav Shcherbakov Today, the Second Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg canceled the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court, which dismissed the case on the return of “Hyde Parks” [specially designated free speech zones where no permissions from authorities for rallies […]

Yabloko’s Nikolai Yegorov accused of “discrediting the army” is being tested for spreading “fake news about the army”

Yabloko launched fundraising among Russian citizens for an independent examination Press Release, 25.08.2023 Photo: Nikolai Yegorov with his family / Photo from the personal archive Nikolai Yegorov, Chairman of the Vologda regional branch of the Yabloko party, can be tried not only for “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of […]

Yabloko launched a new issue of its journal devoted to gender equality

Press Release, 24.08.2023 On 22 August, Yabloko launched the new, 14th issue, of the journal of the Yabloko Gender Faction Znak Ravenstva (Sign of Equality) in the party office in Moscow. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov spoke at the event, emphasising the importance of the struggle for gender equality and the work of the Gender Faction […]

Yabloko honored the memory of the defenders of democracy who died under tanks during the August 1991 coup

Press Release, 22.08.2023 On 22 August, the leaders, members and activists of the Yabloko party commemorated those killed in the August 1991 coup. Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva, Deputy […]

Public prosecutor asked for six years in prison for journalist and Yabloko member Mikhail Afanasyev

Press Release, 22.08.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev in court / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The public prosecutor asked for six years in prison for Mikhail Afanasyev, a member of Yabloko and a journalist from Abakan. He has been kept in a pre-trial detention centre for the second year already on the charges of spreading […]

The leader of Yabloko appealed to the Central Electoral Commission, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Higher Judges’ Qualifications Board in connection with the removal of seven lists of Yabloko candidates in the Pskov region

Press Release, 22.08.2023 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by Dmitry Lebedev, Kommersant Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent appeals to the Central Electoral Commission, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Higher Judges’ Qualifications Board in connection with the situation in the Pskov region, where the courts supported by the regional electoral commission and the public […]

A blow to election observers is a blow to the entire institution of elections. Chairman of Yabloko on the arrest of Grigory Melkonyants

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 18.08.2023 Photo: Grigory Melkonyants / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Grigory Melkonyants, the head of Golos [a movement of election observers], has been arrested. The authorities do not even try to hide that this is a political case, a way of settling scores with the wrong people. Vasily Piskaryov, […]

164 Yabloko candidates are participating in the elections under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”

Press Release, 21.08.2023 Photo: Yabloko’s banner running “10 September, 2023. Yabloko. Your Vote for Peace and Freedom!” 162 Yabloko candidates have been registered for the upcoming municipal elections. Two more candidates are participating in the by-elections of State Duma deputies in constituencies in Karachayevo-Cherkessia and the Krasnoyarsk Territory. In total, representatives of Yabloko campaign in […]