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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'

Yabloko’s St.Petersburg MP Alexander Shishlov accused of “discrediting the Armed Forces”

Press Release, 29.07.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Petrogradsky District of St.Petersburg filed a protocol on an administrative offense against Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and a member of the Federal Political Committee […]

The electoral commission of the Krylatskoye district in Moscow refused to register the second Yabloko candidate for the municipal elections – Stanislav Yelagin

Press Release, 28.07.2022 Photo: Stanislav Yelagin / Photo from social media The electoral commission of the Krylatskoye district in Moscow refused to register another candidate for the municipal elections from the Yabloko party – Stanislav Yelagin, the current municipal deputy, city historic preservation and environmental activist. The formal reason for the refusal to register Yelagin […]

Yabloko candidate for Governor of the Novgorod region Anna Cherepanova does not recognise the elections due to fraud with the municipal filter

Press Release, 27.07.2022 Photo: Anna Cherepanova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 27 July, Anna Cherepanova, a candidate for Governor of the Novgorod region from the Yabloko party, submitted documents for registration to the Electoral Commission, despite the fact that she was unable to collect the required number of signatures from municipal deputies […]

In the Komi Republic, a Yabloko member fined 60,000 roubles for “discrediting the army” and “insulting the authorities”

Press Release, 27.07.2022 Photo: Vera Zabaluyeva / Photo from Vera Zabaluyeva’s personal archive On 30 March, the City Court of Ukhta fined Yabloko member Vera Zabaluyeva 60,000 roubles under the Articles on “discrediting the army” (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and “insulting the authorities” (Article 20.1 Part 3 of the […]

Ivan Kotkov, a Yabloko member in the Pskov region, fined twice for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 25.07.2022 Photo: Ivan Kotkov / Photo from Ivan Kotkov’s personal archive Ivan Kotkov, a member of the Yabloko party in the city of Velikiye Luki, Pskov region, was fined twice for “discrediting the army”. The first time he was brought to administrative responsibility for a sticker on his car, the second time for […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Protests fail to affect politics not only in Russia, but also in the world”

Corriere Della Sera, 22.07.2022 Photo: Peace March in Moscow in 2014 / Photo by Yevgeny Nadalinsky, Kommersant On 16 July, the influential Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera published an interview with Grigory Yavlinsky on the situation in connection with the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. Unfortunately, there are fragments in the Corriere Della Sera publication […]

The Moscow authorities are trying to prevent Yabloko candidate Alexei Krapukhin from running in the municipal elections in the Moscow district of Krylatskoye

Press Release, 20.07.2022 Photo: Alexei Krapukhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Moscow authorities are trying to prevent Alexei Krapukhin, a member of the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko and Yabloko candidate in the forthcoming Moscow municipal election, from running in the municipal elections in the Moscow district of Krylatskoye […]

Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko Andrei Morev arrested for 15 days and may be deprived of the right to participate in elections

Press Release, 20.07.2022 Photo: Andrei Morev / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Andrei Morev, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko and head of the Yakimanka district of Moscow, was arrested for 15 days for “demonstrating extremist symbols”.

Boris Vishnevsky on Vladimir Putin’s article “On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians” of July 2021, and the Russian parliamentary elections of 2021 as a lost chance to prevent the 24th of February

Boris Vishnevsky’s Telegram Channel VishNevskoyoeVremya, 12.07.2022 Exactly one year ago, on 12 July, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin published an article “On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians”. It actually denied Ukraine’s right to statehood and sovereignty. It stated that the Ukrainian state had no right to a significant part of its territories, which […]

Yabloko deputies in Petrozavodsk City Council applied to the Public Prosecutor’s Office because of cutting of forest area in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, with the permission of the authorities

Press Release, 15.07.2022 Photo: A logged area near the Savin Navolok Park, Petrozavodsk / Photo by the Karelian Yabloko Press Service The Yabloko faction in the Petrozavodsk City Council sent an appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Karelia, asking to conduct an inspection in connection with the cutting down of woods […]

It was only Yabloko which for the second time voted against sending Ryazan officials to Donbas at the expense of local budgets.

Based on Vidsboku, 15.07.2022 Photo: Konstantin Smirnov / Photo from social media On 14 July, the Council of Deputies of the Dubrovskiy Rural Settlement of the Ryazan District adopted a model decision to pay from the municipal budget for business trips of administration employees to the Donbass. It should be noted that this municipality was […]

“This is the initiative of workers for the money of advertisers.” The management of St.Petersburg subway answered the question of Yabloko about “Z-advertising”

Press Release, 13.07.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service “Z-posters” in the St. Petersburg subway are placed on the initiative of the trade union of workers, on the money of an advertising agency. That is how the subway management responded to Yabloko’s request about the legality of placing Z-signs in St.Petersburg metro.

Yabloko member Konstantin Kononenko fined in Barnaul for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 13.07.2022 The Zheleznodorozhny District Court in Barnaul, the Altai Territory, fined Konstantin Kononenko, an activist of the Yabloko party, 30,000 roubles under an administrative article on “discrediting the army.”

Yabloko member Vladimir Fateyev fined twice in Tambov for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 13.07.2022 Photo: Vladimir Fateyev / Photo from social media On 11 July, the Tambov Regional Court upheld the decision of the Sovietsky Court of the city of Tambov on the guilt of Vladimir Fateyev, musician and a member of the Yabloko party, in “discrediting the army” (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code […]

Lyubov Zhiltsova, Yabloko deputy in the Pskov region, fined in the case of “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 13.07.2022 Photo: Lyubov Zhiltsova / Photo from Lyubov Zhiltsova, teacher and Yabloko deputy of the Palkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov Region, was fined 30,000 roubles for “discrediting the army” for a photo with the words “No ** ***!”

The Moscow City Court upheld the verdict against Nikolai Kavkazsky

Press Release, 11.07.2022 Photo: Nikolai Kavkazsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Moscow City Court rejected the complaint by Nikolai Kavkazsky, a human rights activist and a member of the Regional Council of the Moscow Yabloko, against the decision of the Basmanny District Court. On 25 June, Kavkazsky was found guilty of “demonstrating […]

A court in Belgorod brought in a verdict of not guilty in a case against a Yabloko activist who started a picket against the destruction of the trolleybus network

Press Release, 8.07.2022 Photo: Ilya Kostyukov / Photo by Victoria Litvin The Oktyabrsky Court of Belgorod acquitted Ilya Kostyukov, an activist of the Yabloko party, who was accused by police of participating in an unpermitted mass public rally.

Yabloko nominates candidates for municipal elections in Moscow

The conference demanded that the authorities immediately stop pressure on independent candidates. Press Release, 7.07.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The conference of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party approved a list of 229 candidates for the elections of deputies of Moscow municipalities in September 2022. Yabloko candidates will compete for mandates in […]

Court in Novosibirsk fined Yabloko member Alexei Manannikov for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 05.07.2022 Photo: Alexei Manannikov / Photo from social media The Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Novosibirsk found Alexei Manannikov, a member of the Yabloko party, a former People’s Deputy of the RSFSR (1990-1993) and a former member of the Federation Council (1993-1995), guilty of “discrediting the army” and fined him 30,000 roubles for an […]

Russia-2022: Underlying Causes

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.06.2022 The most important specific of Russian national disasters is that they can all be attributed to the inadequate capability documented in culture to respond adequately to the challenges of history. Alexander Akhiezer1 In order to understand what has happened in Russia and before we even attempt to contemplate what comes next, […]