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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 June, 2024

The Versailles Trap

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.06.2024  A peace treaty was signed 105 years ago in June 1919 in Versailles, a Parisian suburb, marking the end of World War I. However, the Treaty of Versailles only delivered peace to Europe for a brief moment, before setting the wheels in motion for the start of the even more destructive […]

The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko nominated human rights defender Roman Morozov as a candidate for the Governor of the region

Press Release, 13.06.2024 Photo by the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko On 12 June, the General Assembly of the Kaliningrad branch of the Yabloko party nominated lawyer Roman Morozov as a candidate for the post of Governor of the Kaliningrad region. Morozov’s candidacy had been previously approved by the presidium of the Federal Bureau of the […]

Yabloko nominated candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 12.06.2024 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Moscow branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for the elections of Moscow City Duma deputies that will take place on 8 September. The list consists of 24 people. This decision was made at the Conference of the Moscow branch of the party on 12 June. All […]

Yabloko in Yakutsk proposed a programme for the rehabilitation of homeless people instead of confining them to a special detention centre on the eve of the Children of Asia games

Press Release, 11.06.2024 Photo by Alexei Smagin, Kommersant The regional branch of the Yabloko party sent a public appeal to the administration of Yakutsk, the capital of Yakutia, proposing to humanely and effectively solve the problem of homelessness and help citizens who find themselves in difficult life situations. The authorities of Yakutsk are trying to […]

“Philosopher of freedom and creativity.” Yabloko to host a lecture on Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev

Press Release, 11.06.2024 On 20 June, a lecture dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Russian philosopher and sociologist Nikolai Berdyaev will be held at the Yabloko party’s central office in Moscow and will be also streamed on the Yabloko YouTube channel. The lecture will be given by Anastasia Gacheva, a leading researcher at the […]

Yabloko will participate in gubernatorial elections in the Kaliningrad, Tula and Chelyabinsk regions

Press Release, 11.06.2024 Photo: Roman Morozov, Vladimir Dorokhov, and Yaroslav Shcherbakov The Presidium of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party confirmed the candidacies of Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Roman Morozov and Vladimir Dorokhov for the elections of governors of the Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad and Tula regions, respectively. In the coming days, the candidates will be nominated at […]

On the political priorities of the party during the election campaigns of June – September 2024

Decision by the Federal Political Committee No 183. Adopted on 7.06.2024, published on 10.06.2024 In June – September, election campaigns will be held in many regions of Russia for the election of governors, deputies of legislative bodies of the constituent entities of the federation and local governments. Despite all the differences in these elections, the […]

Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan Yabloko, fined 50,000 roubles for “discrediting the army.” Yabloko announces fundraising

Press Release, 10.06.2024 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo from social media On 6 June, the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan fined Ruslan Zinatullin, a member of the federal Bureau of Yabloko and Chairman of the regional branch of the party in Tatarstan, 50,000 roubles for “discrediting the army.” The Judge recognised the politician’s status in […]

Yabloko helped an environmental activist from Karelia win a defamation case against a developer on the shores of Lake Onega.

Press Release, 7.06.2024 Photo from social media On 5 June, the Arbitration Court of Karelia refused to satisfy businessman Vyacheslav Gorbachev’s claim for the protection of honour, dignity and business reputation against Yekaterina Rayevskaya from the Vepsian village of Sheltozero, who opposed the cutting down of a pine forest on the shore of Lake Onega […]

Yabloko will nominate its candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections on 8 June

Press Release, 5.06.2024 Photo: The Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service At a meeting on 5 June, the Moscow City Duma called the elections to the Moscow parliament. On 8 June, the Moscow Yabloko will conduct a Conference at which party candidates in Moscow districts will be nominated. Maxim Kruglov, the […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko opposes raising of taxes, the money from which will be used for the militarisation of the country

Press Release, 5 June 2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg The Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly voted against parliamentary approval of the federal law on raising taxes. The Russian government presents the initiative as “fair”, highlighting only the “progressive scale” of […]

The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of the Ministry of Justice on the “foreign agent” status of Andrei Morev

Press Release, 5.06.2024 Photo: Andrei Morev (third from left) with his friends and colleagues by the Moscow City Court / Photo from Andrei Morev’s personal archive On 5 June, the Cheryomushkinsky District Court of Moscow considered the complaint of Andrei Morev, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko and ex-head of the Yakimanka Municipal Council, against […]

An administrative protocol on “discrediting the army” drawn up against Yabloko Federal Bureau member Ruslan Zinatullin

Press Release, 4.06.2024 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service An administrative protocol on “discrediting the army” was drawn up against Ruslan Zinatullin, a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau and Chairman of the regional branch of the party in Tatarstan. Zinatullin was detained near the Kazan party office on the evening […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: A Ceasefire Agreement Must Be Struck Now, 05.06.2024 Photo by Svitlana Morenets // Getty Images We have leveraged every possible opportunity at every turn to call for a ceasefire since the very start of the special military operation. Our appeals have become more and more insistent from November 2002 onwards, as specific military, political and strategic circumstances, making it possible to […]

Representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office did not appear at the trial on Boris Vishnevsky’s participation in the activities of an “undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 03.06.2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 3 June, the Vasileostrovsky District Court began hearings on an absurd case against Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly. Vishnevsky was accused of participating in the activities of an “undesirable organisation”. […]

Yabloko considers increase of taxes during the special military operation unacceptable

Adopted at the meeting of the Federal Bureau on 3 June, 2024 Photo: The Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation / Photo by Konstanin Kokoshkin, Kommersant The true goal of Vladimir Putin’s tax reform is not the alleged provision of social justice, but the collection of additional trillions of roubles from citizens and businesses. These […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The West’s Approach to Russia Should Have Been Much Smarter, 23.05.2024 Grigory Yavlinsky, the Russian opposition Yabloko party’s leader, took part in the debates at Cambridge Union about the West’s Approach to Russia. The event took place on May 16, 2024. The other speakers were Dominic Grieve, the former UK Attorney General and Conservative MP, the former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee […]

The first court hearing on the lawsuit of Boris Vishnevsky who disputes recognition him as a “foreign agent” held in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 31.05.2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko On 31 May, the Vasileostrovsky District Court held the first hearing in the lawsuit filed by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, against the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of […]