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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 'Без рубрики'

Municipal deputies of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko signed a petition against the liquidation of the Memorial human rights society

Press Release, 01.12.2021 Photo: Logo of International Memorial Municipal deputies from the Ryazan branch of the Yabloko party Konstantin Smirnov, Maria Rakcheyeva, and Anatoly Kivva signed a petition initiated by the Moscow Association of Independent Deputies against the liquidation of the Memorial human rights society, the country’s oldest human rights organization, one of the founders […]

The Moscow City Duma supported Yabloko’s amendments to the Moscow budget for 2 billion roubles

Press Release, 24.11.2021 The Moscow City Duma supported two amendments by the Yabloko faction to the Moscow budget for 2022: on the restoration of historical monuments and on grants for Moscow universities. The financing for the implementation of these two amendments exceeds two billion roubles, they will be financed from the reserve fund.

Yabloko’s amendment exempts non-state universities in Moscow from property tax

This stimulates construction of new student dormitories Press Release, 24.11.2021 Photo: A student dormitory in Copenhagen / Photo by BOOKYOURSTUDY.BY The Moscow City Duma adopted an amendment submitted by the Yabloko faction envisaging exemption of non-state universities from an organization property tax. This measure will affect non-state universities with state accreditation that have student dormitories […]

The secret life of the Ministry of Defence

Alexei Chumakov on the trends and consequences of imposing secrecy on information Special for the Yabloko web-site, 16.11.2021 Photo: Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister / Photo from The protagonists of the animated film The Secret Life of Pets – Chloe the cat, Max the terrier and Gijit the Spitz – face different adventures. Their […]

The successors of the executioners want to erase the memory of the victims

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 12.11.2021 Photo: The office of the Memorial human rights society / Photo by Safron Golikov. Kommersant The Public Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation filed a lawsuit to liquidate Memorial International, a human rights organisation with more than 30 years of history, conducting research of political repression in the […]

Unlearned Lessons. Grigory Yavlinsky on Dmitry Medvedev’s article “Six Lessons of the Pandemic”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 5.11.2021 They invented a new role for Dmitry Medvedev, the current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation [and former President and Prime Minister of the RF] , – explaining the policies of the Kremlin and broadcasting unpleasant ideas. Thus, a month ago, the Kommersant [daily] published a provocative […]

The leader of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko convicted of rally in a place specially designated for holding public events

Press Release, 2.11.2021 Photo: Andrei Avtoneyev / Photo by Ivanovskiye Novosti The Frunzensky District Court found Andrei Avtoneyev, Chairman of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko, guilty of organising a rally in memory of the victims of political repression. Avtoneyev was fined 21,000 roubles, but he will appeal this decision.

Yabloko participated in the “Returning the Names” action dedicated to the memory of victims of Stalinist political repression of 1930 – 1953

Press Release, 29.10.2021 Leaders, members and supporters of the Yabloko party took part in the action “Returning the Names” and read out the names of citizens shot during the Great Terror 1936-1938 and Stalinist repressions of 1930 – 1953. The action in memory of the victims of political repression has been annually organised by the […]

Yabloko members honoured the memory of victims of political repression of the Stalin’s period of 1930-1953

Press Release, 29.10.2021 On 29 October, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Gender faction and party activists and supporters laid flowers at the Solovetsky Stone monument in Moscow. The Solovetsky Stone in Moscow is one of the most significant monuments to the victims of political repression killed […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko proposed to the Regional Assembly to send a request to the Constitutional Court about the violation of the electoral rights of “foreign agents” and persons associated with them

Press Release, 28.10.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko The Pskov branch of Yabloko proposed to the Regional Assembly to send a request to the Constitutional Court about the violation of the electoral rights of the so-called “foreign agents” and persons associated with them. The MPs rejected this initiative by […]

Negative Selection*

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.10.2021 (*Negative selection is a mechanism prioritising and ensuring selection of the worst. See, for example, here) The State Duma elections ended exactly one month ago. We approached these elections in a situation when the system had been consolidated and had started moving definitely and consciously to an aggressive-repressive model of relations with […]

Lev Shlosberg: “Democracy is like air”

Lev Shlosberg’s blog post, 15.10.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Democracy is air. One can ask the question, “Do you need air?” People can answer in different ways, but they will suffocate without air. The situation with democracy in our country is understandable, it is obvious. Democracy is the […]

Anatoly Golov: Vladimir Putin’s lost war

Anatoly Golov’s blog post, 20.10.2021 Photo by mike_laptev/ Recently, President Putin, speaking of the 13,000 fatalities on the roads of the country in 2020, compared this to losses “in military actions”. True. Russia is losing a lot of people in the war that our drivers are waging against Russian roads. However, there is another war, […]

The Federal Political Committee of Yabloko assessed the election results and defined the party’s tasks for the future

Press Release, 15.10.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 14 October, a closed meeting of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party took place in Moscow, 15 out of 17 members took part in it (Igor Artemyev and Svetlana Gannushkina were absent). The main topic of discussion was the results and lessons of […]

In the Language of War

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.10.2021   An article on Ukraine published by Vladimir Putin in July was completed yesterday by Dmitry Medvedev. If someone could still doubt the intentions, now everything has become obvious: Russia is moving towards war. There is no point in discussing either the form or the content of what has been published […]

“This is a prize with tears in the eyes” – Lev Schlosberg on Dmitry Muratov being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Lev Shlosberg’s blog post, 9.10.2021 Photo: Dmitry Muratov and Lev Shlosberg at the Pskov Yabloko office on 2 April, 2019. / Photo by Artyom Avanesov Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel Peace Prize as one of the last defenders of free speech in Russia. The last, not in the sense that defenders of freedom of speech […]

Grigory Yavlinsky congratulates Dmitry Muratov on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Grigory Yavlinsky Fb post, 8.10.2021 Photo: Dmitry Muratov Not many people know about the contribution of Dmitry Muratov [to protection of freedom of speech] in our country. But now they will learn about it – and not only in Russia, but all over the world. The Editor-in-Chief of Novaya Gazeta was awarded the Nobel Peace […]

Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko found out that the abnormal voting at home complied with the abnormal voting for the pro-government United Russia party

Press Release, 23.09.2021 Infographics by the Press Service of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko Voting at home at the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant Blue line: voting for United Russia Red line: voting at home Х: annulment of ballots at precinct No. 686 * Based on the data of GAS Vybory system as of 22.09.2021 Yaroslav Shcherbakov, […]

Yabloko demands from the Central Electoral Commission to declare the results of the elections to the State Duma void and cancel them

Press Release, 24.09.2021 Photo: Central Electoral Commission meeting. Photo by Dmitry Lebedev / Kommersant The Yabloko party demanded from the Central Electoral Commission to invalidate the results of elections of deputies of the State Duma in the federal electoral district. Violations committed during voting and counting of the election results do not allow to reliably […]

Nikolai Rybakov visited Yekaterinburg within the framework of his election tour

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 12.09.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today in Yekaterinburg, together with Maxim Petlin, Сhairman of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of the party, and Yabloko’s candidates for the State Duma Alexander Kudelkin, Vladislav Postnikov, Albert Khusnutdinov, and Konstantin Kiselev, head of the Yabloko faction in the Yekaterinburg Duma, I came to […]