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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

Fight poverty, not the world

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yaboko adopted on 4 September 2023, published on 14 September 2023 Photo by Oleg Kharseyev, Kommersant The document was adopted following the results of expert hearings held in Veliky Novgorod on 4 September. Yevgeniy Gontmakher, Doctor of Economics and a Yabloko member, participated in the development of the document. […]

Yabloko raised 3.361 million roubles at an auction in support of eight political prisoners

Collection of donations is going on Press Release, 13.09.2023 UPD. The total amount collected in support of political prisoners together with donations which came after the auction, as of 14 September at 20:00 (Moscow time), is 3.674.276 roubles. In total, 23 lots were sold at the auction: works by contemporary artists, as well as things, […]

Member of the Electoral Commission of the Pskov Region from Yabloko Yelena Mayatnikova:  “The violations require to recognise the election of the Governor of the Pskov region as invalid”

Press Release, 13.09.2023 Photo: Yelena Mayatnikova / Photo by the Pskov branch of Yabloko Yelena Mayatnikova, a member of the Pskov Regional Electoral Commission from Yabloko, wrote a special dissenting opinion on the resolution on the protocol of the results of the gubernatorial elections in the Pskov region. “The elections of the governor of the […]

Deputy Chairman of Moscow Yabloko will challenge in court the decision of the Ministry of Justice to include him in the register of “foreign agents”

Press Release, 13.09.2023 Photo: Andrei Morev / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 14 September, the Cheryomushkinsky District Court of Moscow will hold the first hearing on the claim of the Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko, Andrei Morev, against the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. Morev demands to cancel the decision […]

Candidates from Pskov Yabloko in single-mandate constituencies received voters support

Statement by the Regional Council of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, 13.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Despite the cancellation of registration of Yabloko’s lists of candidates, three-day and remote electronic voting, and admission of observers to polling stations only in three districts of the region, candidates from the Pskov Yabloko did not stop […]

Dozens of thousands of Russian citizens cast their votes for Peace and for Yabloko!

Summing up the results of the elections Press Release, 11.09.2023 In the elections held on 10 September, Yabloko managed to retain representation in the city parliamets of Yekaterinburg, Veliky Novgorod and Krasnokamsk (the Perm region), as well as create a faction in the city duma of Yasnogorsk (the Tula region). The team of municipal deputies […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Elections for peace and freedom”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 11.09.2023 Photo: Yabloko campaign posters “Yabloko. Your vote For Peace and Freedom!” in Yekaterinburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 10 September, Russia held regular election. Everyone understands what kind of “elections” there can be in such a system, especially during the “special military operation”. Since 1996, voting in Russia […]

Yabloko gets mandates in four city parliaments, including the city dumas of Yekaterinburg and Novgorod

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov summed up the preliminary results of the elections of 8 – 10 September Press Release, 10.09.2023 According to preliminary data, candidates from Yabloko were elected to the city dumas of Yekaterinburg, Novgorod, Krasnokamsk (the Perm Territory) and Yasnogorsk (the Tula Region). This was stated by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov during a […]

Olga Kolokolova, the leader of the Yabloko branch in the Perm region, passes to the Krasnokamsk City Duma

Press Release, 10.09.2023 Photo: Olga Kolokolova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The counting of votes at the polling stations of constituency No. 6 has not yet been completed, but according to preliminary data, Olga Kolokolova, Yabloko’s candidate and the leader of the Yabloko branch in the Perm region, passes to the Krasnokamsk City […]

In Novgorod, three Yabloko candidates for deputies of the City Duma have been detained. They can be arrested for 15 days

Press Release, 10.09.2023 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin (centre), Anna Cherepanova and Ksenia Cherepanova at the police station / Photo from social media On the night of September 9 – 10, the Novgorod police drew up protocols of violation under Article 19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“disobedience to the police”) in […]

Citizen participation and control over voting can combat fraud

Statement by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, 9.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 10 September, many regions of our country will hold elections at different levels: elections of local governments, legislative assemblies, and heads of regions. And in six months there will be presidential elections, which will be held within the framework of […]

The Pskov City Court refused to recognise the assignment of the status of “foreign agent” to Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg illegal. The decision will be appealed

Press Release, 9.09.2023 Photo: Lev Shlosberg  / Photo from Lev Shlosberg’s personal archive The Pskov City Court rejected Lev Shlosberg, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, in satisfying his claims against the Ministry of Justice to declare illegal the order of June 16, 2023, to include the politician in the […]

“You have defended the garden, which means you can do more”: the head of Yabloko called on Yekaterinburg residents to support Yabloko’s course for peace at elections

Е1.RU, 8.09.2023 Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the United Democratic Party Yabloko, visited Yekaterinburg on the eve of the elections to the City Duma. He came to support his fellow party members, talk about the strategy of peaceful change with which they are going to voters, and urge the residents of the city to take part […]

Schoolchildren in Dubrovichy, the Ryazan region, were provided with textbooks after Yabloko deputy Konstantin Smirnov intervened

Press Release, 8.09.2023 Photo: Emin Jafarov, Kommersant The Minister of Education of the Ryazan Region, Olga Shchetinkina, informed Konstantin Smirnov, a deputy of the Dubrovichy settlement from the Yabloko party and Editor-in-Chied of the online media Vid Sboku (Side View), that all the necessary textbooks, that had not been delivered to the school in the […]

The court sentenced Mikhail Afanasyev to 5.5 years in prison in the case of “fakes about the army”

Press Release, 7.09.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Mikhail Afanasyev, Editor-in-Chief of the Novy Focus online media, a Yabloko member and two-time winner of the Andrei Sakharov Prize “For Journalism as an Act of Conscience”, was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison in a criminal case on “fakes about the […]

Yabloko to host a launch of the books by journalist and human rights defender Eva Merkacheva

Press Release, 6.09.2023 Photo: Eva Merkacheva / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 14 September, the Yabloko party will host 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” […]

“If we spoke from a position of law, they would have been acquitted.” Yabloko summed up the results of the Ingush case

Press Release, 6.09.2023 Photo: Ruslan Mutsolgov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 5 September, a press conference “The Ingush case. The Results” was held at the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. Public defenders spoke about the four-year history of the Ingush case and the appeal of the verdict: Ruslan Mutsolgov, […]

St.Petersburg Yabloko to challenge in court over 400 decisions on the creation of electoral commissions

Press Release, 6.09.2023 Photo by Alexander Kazakov, Kommersant The Yabloko party is appealing through the courts over 40 decisions of territorial election commissions on the formation of precinct electoral commissions and 400 decisions refusing to appoint Yabloko representatives as members of precinct electoral commissions. The lawsuit was filed in the Oktyabrsky District Court by Alexander […]

On the work of Yabloko’s election headquarters during the elections on 8-10 September

Press Release, 6.09.2023 The Yabloko party is taking part in 26 election campaigns in 13 regions of the country: Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Karelia, the Krasnoyarsk and the Perm Territories, the Sverdlovsk region, the Novgorod region, the Pskov region, the Moscow region, the Saratov region, the Tula region, the Rostov region, the Ryazan region, as well as Moscow […]

Fundraising for an independent examination for the leader of the Vologda Yabloko is closed. We thank everyone who did not remain indifferent and helped!

Press Release, 6.09.2023 Photo: Nikolai Yegorov / Photo from Nikolai Yegorov’s personal archive We have closed the collection of donations for the Chairman of the Vologda branch of Yabloko Nikolai Yegorov, as a criminal case on “discrediting the army” was filed against him (Article 280.3, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) […]