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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 December, 2023

Boris Vishnevsky filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, who did not find extremism in the deputy Gurulyov’s statements on extermination of 20% of Russia’s population dissenting with Vladimir Putin’s policies

Press Release, 27.12.2023 Photo: MP Gurulyov, a screenshot of the programme “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, appealed in the Izmailovsky District Court of Moscow the actions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which found […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Ceasefire is a strategy

YouTube channel Zhivoi Gvozd, 26.12.2023 The peculiarity of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is that the ceasefire is not a tactical respite, not a private episode and, most likely, not even a temporary first step solution. A ceasefire in this case is a strategy. In the current circumstances, this is the only possible political […]

On the nomination of a candidate for presidential elections by Yabloko. Commentary by the Yabloko Press Service

Press Release, 25.12.2023 In connection with incoming requests, the Press Service of the Yabloko party explains the following:

Yabloko invites all to the New Year’s charity fair

Press Release, 23.12.2023 Charitable foundations and social projects will take part in the New Year’s fair. One can support the work of these organisations by purchasing products made by their wards.

On the eve of the New Year Yabloko will hold actions of writing letters to political prisoners in Moscow and Russian regions

Press Release, 19.12.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service In the last days of December, Yabloko will hold actions of writing letters to political prisoners in Moscow and Russian regions. Not all post cards and letters will reach their recipients before the New Year. However, good wishes are always important for those deprived of freedom. […]

Yabloko’s amendments to the Pskov budget for 2024: education, cultural heritage, HIV prevention, support for athletes

Press Release, 19.12.2023 Photo: Tatyana Pasman / Photo from social media Tatyana Pasman, a deputy of the Pskov City Duma from Yabloko, proposed nine amendments worth 13,6 mln roubles to the draft city budget for 2024 and the planning period of 2025 and 2026.

The Legislative Assembly of Karelia blocked Yabloko’s amendments to the budget of Karelia. MP Slabunova demanded that the government solve the problems of the residents of the Republic of Karelia

Press Release, 18.12.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The budget of Karelia for 2024 and the planning period 2025-2026 was adopted in the third reading with 25 votes in favour and 8 against out of 34 present. All 20 amendments of Yabloko, as well as proposals of other parties, were rejected. […]

Yabloko is again organising New Year’s parties for Ukrainian refugee children. We need your help

Press Release, 15.12.2023 Just like last year, Yabloko is again organising New Year’s parties for Ukrainian refugee children. Children would certainly like to celebrate the New Year at home, with their family, next to a decorated Christmas tree. But you understand, this will not happen now. All are asking the question – what can I […]

Yabloko called on the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service to provide immediate medical assistance to imprisoned municipal deputy Alexei Gorinov

Press Release, 13.12.2023 Photo: Alexei Gorinov / Photo from open sources Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov asks the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Arkady Gostev to conduct a medical examination of Alexei Gorinov and monitor the provision of medical care to him in full. Alexei Gorinov, a municipal deputy of the Krasnoselsky district of […]

To the 30th anniversary of voting for the Russian Constitution

Resolution by the Yabloko Congress, adopted on 10.12.2023, published on 12.12.2023 Photo by Yury Abramochkin, RIA Novosti Thirty years ago, a vote on the draft Constitution of Russia took place. The creation of the Constitution of post-Soviet Russia, its popular discussion and adoption procedure could have become key stages in the creation of a new […]

The Yabloko Congress elected the Control and Audit Commission and the Party Arbitration

Press Release, 12.12.2023 The Yabloko’s Control and Audit Commission will include: Dmitry Kushpita, Chairman of the Vladimir regional branch of the party and Director of school No. 40 in Vladimir, advisor to the city mayor on issues of education, physical culture and sports; Kirill Lysenko, Deputy Director for Regional Development in the Digital Transformation Laboratories, […]

The 22nd Congress of Yabloko. The key points

Press Release, 11.12.2023 Photo: Igor Artemyev, a member of the Federal Political Committee, speaks at the Congress on 9 December / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Past weekend, the 22nd Yabloko Congress took place in Moscow. The Congress elected the party leaders and the executive bodies of the party for the next four years. […]

The Yabloko Congress elected the Federal Political Committee and the Bureau

Press Release, 10.12.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The new members of the Federal Political Committee, which is a steering body of the party, dealing with the party’s strategy, are the famous economist Yevgeny Gontmakher, Alexei Melnikov, economist, publicist and a State Duma deputy of three convocations, and political scientist Ivan Bolshakov, who worked […]

Appeal from the Yabloko Party Congress to the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine: Conclude a ceasefire agreement!

Decision by the Yabloko Congress, 10.12.2023 Photo by Vladimir Trefilov, RIA Novosti The nature and essence of the largest armed conflict in the centre of Europe since the Second World War – the conflict between Russia and Ukraine – is such that it has not had, does not have and will not have a military […]

Yabloko elected Deputy Chairpersons of the party for the next four years

Press Release, 10.12.2023 Photo: (from left to right) Maxim Kruglov, Boris Vishnevsky, Anna Cherepanova, Sergei Ivanenko, Nikolai Rybakov, Lev Shlosberg, and Vladimir Dorokhov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The new leadership of Yabloko will include six Deputy Chairpersons of the party. They are: the leader of the Pskov Yabloko, Lev Shlosberg; regional deputies […]

Nikolai Rybakov elected Chairman of the Yabloko party for a second term

Press Release, 10.12.2023 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service According to the results of the secret ballot of the congress delegates, 59 delegates (55%) voted in favour of Nikolai Rybakov. Alexander Yefimov came second with 26 votes in favour. Anna Cherepanova and Maxim Kruglov received 12 and 10 votes, respectively.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Yabloko must learn to talk to the people and try to become the party in power

Press Release, 9.12.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Grigory Yavlinsky made a political report at the Yabloko Сongress. He spoke about the need for a ceasefire in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, about political prisoners, the economic situation and the upcoming elections. A significant part of the report was devoted to the future of Yabloko in […]

Nikolai Rybakov about the forks of the past 30 years: “No one can convince us that there was no other way”

Press Release, 9.12.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov made a report at the 22nd Yabloko Party Congress. He spoke about the historical forks of the past 30 years and Yabloko’s proposals at each of them. Rybakov said that it was necessary to understand at what turns the wrong choice had […]

“If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.”

Deputy Chairman of Yabloko Ivan Bolshakov on how the party can exist in the current conditions Press Release, 9.12.2023 Photo: Ivan Bolshakov /Photo by the Yabloko Press Service “If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them,” Yabloko Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov began […]

The Yabloko Party Congress will elect the executive bodies of the party for the next four years. Live Stream

Press Release, 9.12.202 At 10:00 (Moscow time) a two-day Congress of the Yabloko party will begin, the Congress will elect new executive bodies of the party for the next four years. The Congress will be opened by political reports from Yabloko leaders – party Сhairman Nikolai Rybakov and head of the Federal Political Committee Grigory […]