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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

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 from Yabloko has also been reinforced. All candidates from the party participated in the elections under the slogan “For Peace!”

In the elections to the Yekaterinburg City Duma, the Yabloko list of candidates received about 21,000 votes. This is 9.2% of all those who voted and almost twice as much as in the past elections to the Yekaterinburg City Duma in 2018. The Yabloko faction will continue to work in the Yekaterinburg city parliament. The head of the faction is Konstantin Kiselyov is a candidate of philosophical sciences, and a professor. In the City Duma of the previous convocation, Kiselyov was the Chairman of the Commission on Social Protection and Healthcare.


It should be noted that candidates from Yabloko in Yekaterinburg in single-mandate constituencies also demonstrated good results: ten out of 21 candidates for deputies from Yabloko came second; none of the party’s candidates came in last in their constituencies. On the average, Yabloko candidates scored 11%. The best results among single-mandate candidates from Yabloko are 18%, 18.5% and 19%.


The Yabloko candidates list in the elections to the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod received 7.37% of voter support, gaining more than 2,600 votes. Thus, Yabloko will go on working in the Novgorod City Duma in the next convocation. Anna Cherepanova, the leader of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, a fifth-generation Novgorod resident and Candidate of Economic Sciences, will continue protecting the interests of Novgorod residents.


Olga Kolokolova, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party and head of the Perm regional branch of Yabloko, won the election of deputies to the City Duma of Krasnokamsk (the Perm Territory) in her constituency. Olga Kolokolova lives in Krasnokamsk. She was a deputy of the Krasnokamsk City Duma of the first and second convocations, and a deputy of the Zemstvo (Land) Assembly of the Krasnokamsk region of the sixth convocation. In these elections she received 54.36% of voters’ support.


Yabloko candidate and entrepreneur Marina Lesnikova was elected as a deputy of the Yasnogorsk City Assembly, the Tula region, taking the first place in the five-mandate district getting 44% of the vote.


Entrepreneur and social activist Marina Lesnikova was supported by 10-20% more voters than candidates from the ruling United Russia.


The team of Yabloko municipal deputies was reinforced by Valentin Baymetov, who was elected to the Council of Deputies of the urban settlement of Miloslavskoye in the Ryazan region. He received 28% of the votes. Baymetov will be the fourth municipal deputy from Yabloko in the region.


We should also note high results our candidate in the Moscow region, Kirill Yankov, a member of the Yabloko Party Arbitration Commission and Chairman of the Union of Passengers, who ran for the regional Duma in the Pushkino single-mandate constituency in the Moscow Region. Although he failed to receive a mandate, Yankov received about 8.400 votes, gaining more than 21% of the votes in the city of Chernogolovka.


Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov commented on the election results noting that the result can be assessed in the future.


“If we manage to bring peace closer by our election campaign “For Peace!” – that means that our work was not in vain. If we manage to save at least one human life with this election campaign, then everything that we – our candidates, volunteers, observers, and voters – have being doing for these months was not in vain,” Nikolai Rybakov concluded.


Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky, speaking about the situation in the country and Yabloko’s participation in the elections, emphasised that election campaigns and work in legislative bodies in Russia represent now the only and still legal opportunity to conduct a public political discussion with people about peace and freedom. “In our conditions, this is a direct form of conversation with people about the most important things that determine not only today, but also the future. This is a way to attract people’s attention to politics, an attempt to form a society that does not exist yet.”


In these elections, Yabloko was the only political organisation campaigning for peace and freedom, Yavlinsky said. “No one else in our country dared conduct election campaigns calling for peace and freedom. In conditions of total state censorship and repressions that are gaining momentum every day, when dozens of thousands are sent to the frontline, many of whom return in coffins, – it does worth a lot to reach out to people and tell them that without peace and freedom there is no future, that it is necessary to achieve a ceasefire, that there is nothing more important than saving human lives,” Yavlinsky noted.