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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 October, 2023

The Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg did not support Yabloko’s initiative prohibiting to exclude factions’ bills from the agenda

Press Release, 18.10.2023 Photo: The Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg The bills included in the agenda of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg by a faction must be considered at a plenary meeting. It is necessary to prohibit their exclusion from the agenda without […]

On the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections. Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary, Igor Yakovlev, on the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections: — The position of Grigory Yavlinsky is well known. He is categorically against the special military operation and for an immediate ceasefire. […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko asks the Ministry of Culture to issue a distribution certificate for the film “The Fairy Tale” by Alexander Sokurov

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: A still from Alexander Sokurov’s film “The Fairy Tale” Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent an appeal to the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova with a request to reconsider the Ministry of Culture’s decision refusing to issue a distribution certificate for Alexander […]

In Altai, Artyom Sakharov, a candidate Yabloko member, fined for reading poetry

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: Artyom Sakharov / Photo from social media Artyom Sakharov, an 18-year-old civil activist and a candidate member of Yabloko, was fined 75,000 roubles for reading poetry which was regarded by the authorities as a “repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or holding a public event” (Article 20.2 Part 8 […]

Yabloko to conduct a three-day forum of deputies to exchange experiences

Press Release, 17.10.2023 On 17-19 October, Yabloko will conduct the Forum of Yabloko Deputies on the party’s online platform, 209 deputies from 23 regions of the country were invited to the event to exchange experiences and work on common cases. The speakers of the forum include current parliamentarians of regional legislative assemblies Boris Vishnevsky (the […]

A Multipolar End

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site and Zhivoi Gvozd Youtube channel, 16.10.2023 Grigory Yavlinsky on the Hamas attack on Israel, repression in Russia and the future world order Everything on which the world order was based after the end of World War II is losing significance before our eyes. After the extreme horrors of war and colossal sacrifices, […]

Yabloko turns 30!

Nikolai Rybakov’s Telegram post, 16.10.2023 30 years ago, on 16 October, 1993, a protocol on the establishment of an electoral bloc for elections to the State Duma was signed, the top three candidates included Grigory Yavlinsky, Yury Boldyrev and Vladimir Lukin. People immediately named the political association “YABLoko” [according to the first letters of the […]

Yabloko candidates in Novosibirsk are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”

Press Release, 16.10.2023 Photo: Yabloko candidates Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov Yabloko candidates in the by-elections to the Novosibirsk City Council are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”. It should be noted that in September, Yabloko already held elections under the same slogan in other regions to municipal councils and city parliaments. Yabloko candidates […]

Don’t push the planet towards a nuclear disaster

Statement by the Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, 13.10.2023 Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on 5 October that Moscow may withdraw ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). A week later, on 12 October, it was reported that the relevant State Duma committee had prepared a bill to revoke ratification. Its consideration […]

Alexander Shishlov: “The Legislation Committee of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly is being turned into a political censorship committee”

Press Release, 13.10.2023 Photo: The Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg The Legislation Committee of the St. Petersburg city parliament removed two initiatives of the Yabloko faction from the agenda of the plenary session at a meeting on Friday, 13 October. Both of them concerned […]

Maxim Petlin, the leader of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of Yabloko, turns 50!

Congratulations from Nikolai Rybakov, 12.10.2023 Maxim Petlin, Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional branch of the party and a member of the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, celebrates his 50th birthday on 12 October. Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov congratulates Maxim Petlin on his anniversary:

To rescue hostages and curb terror

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 11.10.2023 War has come to Israel. Terror, which seemed to have been more or less minimised for two decades with the help of a sound military doctrine and the efforts of professional intelligence services and diplomats, broke out with unexpected force and in an absolutely ugly form. It turned out that […]

There are no justifications for medieval barbarism and terrorism

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 10.10.2023 Photo by i24news It is with alarm and pain that we, together with the entire world, observe the unfolding tragedy in Israel and Palestine. A monstrous massacre carried out by fanatics. A new war, another burning fire on our small planet. We sincerely sympathise with all the victims and […]

Yabloko will participate in the by-election of deputies of the Novosibirsk City Council

Press Release, 9.10.2023 Photo: Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov Two candidates for deputies were nominated by the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party at a meeting of the regional bureau held on Sunday. By-elections for the electoral districts Nos 40 and 49 will be held on 15-17 December, 2023.

The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Natalya Zubarevich on Russian regions in the new economic conditions

Press Release, 10.10.2023 On 9 October, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Russian Regions in the New Economic Conditions”. The lecturer was Natalya Zubarevich, Professor of the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University and Doctor of Geographical Sciences.

The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko elected new leadership and prepared a work plan for the regional branch

Press Release, 10.10.2023 Photo: The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko The General Assembly of the regional branch elected the chairman, his deputy, members of the Bureau and the Control and Audit Commissions of the Kaliningrad branch of the party.

“Fidelity to principles, attention to people, and desire for progress”. Emilia Slabunova turns 65

Congratulations from Nikolai Rybakov and Grigory Yavlinsky, 7.10.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by Sergei Pyatakov, RIA Novosti On 7 October, Emilia Slabunova, a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, the third Chairperson of the party, and an MP of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, turns 65. Yabloko leaders Nikolai […]

The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko opens a public reception. The reception will work on a daily basis

Press Release, 9.10.2023 Photo by Vyacheslav Bukharov/Wikimedia Commons The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko opens a public reception for the residents of Krasnyarsk. The legal service will help residents to solve their legal and social problems and will begin work on 10 October.

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko opens a public reception. Lawyer Anastasia Rudenko will provide free consultations to Ivanovo residents

Press Release, 6.10.2023 Photo: Anastasia Rudenko / Photo from social media The Yabloko branch in Ivanovo will open a public reception in its office on Saturdays from 12:00 to 13:00. Anastasia Rudenko, lawyer and a Yabloko party member, will provide free consultations on legal issues for Ivanovo residents.

The Yabloko Party University to host a lecture on the causes and consequences of the superficial Europeanisation of Russia

Press Release, 6.10.2023 On 27 October, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Causes, Results and Significance of the Superficial Europeanisation of Russia in the Second Half of the 15th – early 16th Centuries”. The lecture is Tatyana Chernikova, Doctor of Historical Sciences and Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations.