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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

“They should have awarded Svetlana Gannushkina for her support of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, but they appointed her a “foreign agent”

The leaders of Yabloko speak in defence of Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee

Press Release, 24.12.2022

Photo: Svetlana Gannushkina / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Throughout this year, the Ministry of Justice of Russia, almost without a break, assigned once a week the title of “foreign agent” to people whose activities and civil stance have become a kind of “red rag” for the authorities. At the end of the year, Svetlana Gannushkina, a world-famous human rights defender, was included in this list. The irony is that since February 2022, it was Gannushkina and her colleagues in the Civic Assistance Committee who took over the organistion of assistance to Ukrainian refugees, doing this almost around the clock.

“[I express my] Immeasurable respect and support for Svetlana Alexeyevna Gannushkina. On behalf of Yabloko members and not only them, on behalf of everyone whose rights she selflessly defends. It is a great honour for us to be with her in the same political party and in the same Political Committee. And immeasurable shame on those bureaucrats who stick this label on her,” Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, writes.


“The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has written today one of the most shameful pages in its history. It will be impossible to justify and wash off. But honour, dignity and glory remain with Svetlana Alexeyevna Gannushkina,” Lev Shlosberg, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee, says.


“Not to mention her other merits, I can only say that the state should have award Svetlana Gannushkina  the highest order for the aid to thousands of refugees from Ukraine, which Svetlana Alexeyevna, who celebrated her 80th birthday in the spring, has organised in the past ten months. And here comes the “reward”! Emilia Slabunova, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee, emphasises.


It should be added that the Ministry of Justice dealt another blow to human rights activists on 20 December: the ministry filed a lawsuit in court so that to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group. This organisation was founded in 1976. Its founder was the physicist and dissident Yury Orlov. From 1996 to 2018, the Moscow Helsinki Group was headed by Lyudmila Alexeyeva. Since 2019, Valery Borshchyov, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee , has bee the Co-Chairman of the group.


The Yabloko party spoke in support of the Moscow Helsinki Group, emphasising that the lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group was another step towards turning the Russian state into a dictatorship.


“Eliminating human rights organisations, squeezing free people out of the country, driving alternative opinion into closed discussions at home and putting its bearers in jail, the Russian authorities are acting in the Soviet-Bolshevik tradition, once again denying the citizens of Russia their fundamental rights,” runs the Yabloko party statement signed by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov.


“This is the right moment to confess my love and boundless respect to my colleagues on the Yabloko Political Committee, the head of Civic Assistance Committee Svetlana Gannushkina, and the Co-Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Valery Borshchyov. The authorities registered Svetlana Alexeyevna as a “foreign agent”, and they “simply” try to close the Moscow Helsinki Group which Valery Borshchyov co-chairs. It won’t work, just as it didn’t work out with the Memorial group. Such people are great political idealists, people of freedom and zealots of our time,” Alexander Gnezdilov, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee, says.


Svetlana Gannushkina

is a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party.

Chairwoman of the Civic Assistance Committee.

Head of the Network “Migration and Law” of the human rights center Memorial