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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 September, 2023

Trials in cases of extremism against Yabloko candidates in Novgorod Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev postponed

Press Release, 29.09.2023 Photo: Valery Kochnev (second from left) with a support group awaiting the court hearing / Photo by the Novgorod branch of the party On 28 September, a wave of false reports about mining occurred in Veliky Novgorod. In addition to schools and kindergartens, the work of the Novgorod District Court, where hearings […]

Boris Vishnevsky: The Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Pskov region refused to take measures to dismantle the recently erected monument to Joseph Stalin

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 29.09.2023 I have received a response from the acting Public Prosecutor of the Pskov region to my appeal, in which I asked to dismantle the [recently erected] monument to Stalin in Velikiye Luki, as violating laws, humanism and common sense. Stalin’s repressions were recognised as a crime by decisions of the […]

A film about Academician Alexei Yablokov will be shown at the Yabloko party office

Press Release, 28.09.2023 On 3 October, the Yabloko party office will host a screening of the film “Yablokov”, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Alexei Vladimirovich Yablokov, an outstanding scholar, public and political figure, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the leader of the Green Russia Faction of the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The tragedy in Nagorno-Karabakh is an extremely alarming precedent for the future

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.09.2023 Photo: Satellite image of a column of refugees leaving Nagorno-Karabakh. September 2023 // MAXAR There is a continuous flow of information from Transcaucasia about the ongoing tragedy. It is not possible to really comprehend what is happening while in Moscow. But some painful conclusions can be drawn. Ethnic cleansing of local […]

The Saratov branch of Yabloko received a formal caution on the impermissibility of holding a public event after Yabloko announced an action of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 27.09.2023 Photo: Police in the office of the Saratov branch of Yabloko / Photo by the Saratov Yabloko An official caution on the inadmissibility of actions that create conditions for the commission of crimes under Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (violation of the established procedure for […]

The Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg did not support the Yabloko bill, which provided deputies the opportunity to edit the city budget without the approval of the governor

Press Release, 27.09.2023 Photo: The Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly The Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg did not adopt Yabloko’s bill on changes to the law on the budget process at a plenary session on Wednesday, 27 September. Only 14 deputies out of 49 present at […]

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin “Russian Political Mentality. The Conditions of Formation and the Key Features”

Press Release, 27.09.2023 On 2 October, The Yabloko Party University will host the fourth lecture by Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of the Federal Political Committee and Candidate of Political Sciences. Mitrokhin’s lecture “Russian Political Mentality. The Conditions of Formation and the Key Features” will be held within the framework of the series “Truth Instead of […]

Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev, Yabloko candidates at the past elections in Veliky Novgorod, face a trial accused of “spreading extremist symbols”

Press Release, 27.09.2023 Photo: Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev / Photo by the Novgorod Yabloko On 28 September, the Novgorod District Court will hold two trials on administrative cases regarding the “spread of extremist symbols” against candidates for the Veliky Novgorod City Duma Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev. It should be noted that on 29 […]

Yabloko together with local residents opposed the closure of the radiology department for cancer patients in Novomoskovsk, the Tula region

Press Release, 26.09.2023 Photo: Vladimir Dorokhov speaking at the rally / Photo by Dmitry Chebanov Past weekend, a rally was held against the closure of the radiological unit of the oncology department of the city hospital in the city of Novomoskovsk, the Tula region. About a hundred people gathered at the rally. The organisers managed to […]

“A prominent Russian scholar, educator and statesman.” Yevgeny Yasin passed away

Condolences, 26.09.2023 Photo: Yevgeny Yasin /Photo by Maxim Kimerling, Kommersant On 25 September, economist Yevgeny Grigoryevich Yasin passed away. Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky expressed condolences on the death of Yevgeny Yasin.

A court in St. Petersburg rejected Emilia Slabunova’s complaint about inaction of the VKontakte social media on unblocking her page. The politician’s page still remains blocked

Press Release, 22.09.2023 Photo: Screenshot of Emilia Slabunova’s page on the VKontakte social media running that her page was blocked by the demand of the Office of the Public Prosecutor General of the RF No 27-31-2022 of 25.03.2022 A judge of the Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg ruled out that the VKontakte social media […]

The future of the country depends on all of us

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko Adopted on 15.09.2023, published on 22.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The political regime that has developed in Russia can be characterised as electoral authoritarianism evolving into a personalistic dictatorship. While the institution of elections was formally preserved, voting lost its true meaning. In the situation of […]

On the Urgency and Inevitability of a Ceasefire

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 22.09.2023 Borodyanka, Kyiv district, Ukraine. March 2022 // Ales Ustsinau THE SITUATION TODAY One and a half years of hostilities have demonstrated that the largest armed conflict in Europe after World War II — the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine — will drag on for years and will be accompanied by never-ending […]

Yabloko continues its actions in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 20.09.2023 Photo by the Tula branch of Yabloko In September and early October, actions of writing letters to political prisoners will again be held at the central office of the Yabloko party and in the offices of Yabloko regional branches. As always, anyone who would like to send kind words and wishes to […]

The Novgorod District Court fined Yabloko City Duma candidates Anna Cherepanova, Ksenia Cherepanova and Viktor Shalyakin 4,000 roubles each for “disobedience to the police”

Press Release, 20.09.2023 Photo: Police officers blocking the car of Yabloko candidates on 9 September, 2023 / Photo by Ksenia Cherepanova Yabloko’s politicians were accused of allegedly planning to enter the premises of the precinct electoral commission at school No. 31 on the night of 9-10 September. That night, Anna Cherepanova, Ksenia Cherepanova, and Viktor […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Only people themselves can change the situation in Russia

YouTube channel Zhivoy Gvozd, 18.09.2023 Broadcasted live on 16.09.2023 Over 30 years, the Yabloko party has offered people in Russia a different path eleven times: eight times in parliamentary elections and three times in presidential elections. This path would never have led our country to what is happening now. We proposed to build a state […]

Yabloko held a rally in Seversk, the Tomsk region, against the collapse of the healthcare sphere

Press Release, 18.09.2023 Photo: The rally organised by the Tomsk branch of Yabloko /Photo by the Tomsk Yabloko Press Service The rally was organized by Vladimir Petrov, deputy of the City Council of the city of Seversk from Yabloko. Several hundred people opposed the actions of the administration of the Siberian Federal Scientific Clinical Centre […]

A round table in memory of Viktor Sheinis was held at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Press Release, 18.09.2023 Photo: Viktor Sheinis /Photo by the Yabloko Press Service A round table “Viktor Leonidovich Sheinis: Academic, Politician, and Person” was held at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences past week. The event was dedicated to the memory of Viktor Leonidovich Sheinis (1931–2023), Doctor of […]

Yabloko launched a collection of lectures from the Yabloko Party University “Russia: History and the Modern Period”

Press Release, 15.09.2023 On 12 September the central office of the Yabloko party hosted a launch of a collection of lectures from the Yabloko Party University “Russia: History and the Modern Period” delivered in 2020-2022 within the framework of the Yabloko Party University by well-known politicians and academics. Galina Mikhaleva, head of the Yabloko Party […]

A launch of Eva Merkacheva’s books took place at Yabloko

Press Release, 15.09.2023 On 14 September, a launch of the books by Eva Merkacheva: “The City of the Doomed. An Honest Report on Seven Penal Colonies for Life-Sentenced Prisoners”, “Who Lives Well in Russia. How Prisons Work in Modern Russia” and “High-Profile Cases. Crimes and Punishments in the USSR” was held in the central office […]