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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

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 candidates will conduct an election campaign under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom! For the ceasefire agreement!”

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee spoke before the conference delegates:


“The aims and goals in the existence of our party is the bright and prosperous future for Russia: freedom, independence, peace, human dignity, equality of opportunity, and respect for people. Our party has never had any other tasks and goals in all 30 years of its existence. We have always proposed and fought for reforms that will lead our country to prosperity. We love our country, we believe in it and we respect our people.”


In the current conditions, proceeding from these goals, the Yabloko party is participating in elections throughout the country to politically promote the thesis of the need to immediately sign a ceasefire agreement, Grigory Yavlinsky said.


“Ordinary city problems fade into the background. They can be dealt with, but not on behalf of our party. [The pro-government] United Russia, the communists, all the other are speaking about it. Our party has a different agenda. A ceasefire is a matter of life and the future of our country,” Yavlinsky said.


According to the Yabloko leader, although this agenda is not dominant in the mass media in Russia, it is the one that opens Russia’s path to the future and meets the interests of Russian citizens. Even according to official public opinion polls, up to 30% of Russians share the same point of view. “We express the interests of these people through our activities,” Yavlinsky stressed.


He also warned that such a political position could pose threats to the personal safety of candidates, and the party would not be able to protect them. But, certainly, the party will try to do everything possible to help its candidates.


Speaking to the participants of the Moscow conference, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov noted that the biggest threat to Russia and the whole world is nuclear war. The task of Yabloko is to spare no effort to stop this threat.


“This is truly a very serious challenge facing each of us, at a time when the country is plunging into an even greater atmosphere of aggression, obscurantism, persecution of the dissent, drawing up new protocols of violations against the dissenting, detentions, arrests, and new trials – this is really very difficult,” Nikolai Rybakov said.


“But if you and I have decided that we will fight for a better future for our country and for the people in our country, then we should not hesitate to do so. We can go into these elections with our heads high, knowing that we stand for what matters most now – for peace, for freedom and preservation of human lives. I am deeply grateful to everyone who decided to do this in Moscow in 2024,” Rybakov concluded.


Maxim Kruglov, a current Moscow City Duma deputy and a Deputy Chairman of the party, assessed the list of candidates from Yabloko. Considering the principled political stance of the party, it is worth much that 24 party candidates are ready to run under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” and demand a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine.


“Our list includes candidates with higher education; several people graduated from Moscow State University. There are lawyers, philologists, political scientists, journalists, and several candidates of science, including in technical fields, among the candidates from Yabloko.


In terms of experience, professionalism, and culture and intellectuality, we have the most representative list of candidates. We will have something to offer Muscovites in these elections that are very difficult for us,” Maxim Kruglov concluded.


To participate in the elections, all candidates from Yabloko must collect about 5,000 signatures of Muscovites in their support of their nomination by 6 July. Yabloko asks all Muscovites who share the party stance to put their signatures in favour of Yabloko candidates and render them support.


Elections of deputies to the Moscow parliament will be held on a single voting day – 8 September, 2024.


The list of Yabloko candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections is here.