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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 'Russian Economy'

Yabloko stands for reduction of nuclear risks in Russia and in the world!

The 26 of April is Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Chernobyl Tragedy and Other Radiation Disasters Statement by the Yabloko party, 26.04.2024 Photo by Due to the explosion of the RBMK-1000 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 38 years ago, hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the former Soviet […]

On Earth Day, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko invites all to an open discussion and adoption of the Eco-Manifesto for the city of Chelyabinsk

Press Release, 18.04.2024 On April 22, an open discussion of the Eco-Manifesto for Chelyabinsk will be held at the office of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party. The event starts at 18:30. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion. Eco-Mnifesto represents a comprehensive programme of concrete actions to solve environmental problems in […]

Yabloko appealed to Vladimir Putin to help the flooded regions of Russia

Press Release, 12.04.2024 Photo from social media The corresponding letter was sent on behalf of the Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Russian Government Mikhail Mishustin and Minister of Emergency Situations Alexander Kurenkov. The leader of Yabloko said that the party considers the disaster in the Orenburg, Kurgan and […]

“People try to cope with the situation on their own, without relying on the authorities.” A story from a Yabloko member about how life is in Orsk after the flood

Recorded by Svetlana Prokudina, 11.04.2024 ORENBURG REGION Photo: Nina Avdeyeva / Photo from the personal archive “People cope on their own, without relying on the authorities.” A story from a Yabloko member about how life is in Orsk after the flood On the evening of 5 April, emergency reports appeared that a dam broke in […]

A manifestation of a lulling policy and collective escapism from reality for the entire country.” Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly.

Press Release, 29.02.2024 Photo by Dmitry Azarov, Kommersant Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov notes that all the main things form Vladimir Putin’s address, have been already promised to some extent, however, “the things are still there”. “We will protect nature reserves, – but, in […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko called on the Governor of the region to build a children’s hospital in Miass and find specialists for the adult infectious diseases department

Press Release, 15.02.2024 Photo by Wikimedia Commons Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party, appealed to the Governor of the region with a request to solve the problem with the doctors of an infectious disease department and the construction of a children’s hospital in the city of Miass.

Yabloko’s amendments to the Pskov budget for 2024: education, cultural heritage, HIV prevention, support for athletes

Press Release, 19.12.2023 Photo: Tatyana Pasman / Photo from social media Tatyana Pasman, a deputy of the Pskov City Duma from Yabloko, proposed nine amendments worth 13,6 mln roubles to the draft city budget for 2024 and the planning period of 2025 and 2026.

The Legislative Assembly of Karelia blocked Yabloko’s amendments to the budget of Karelia. MP Slabunova demanded that the government solve the problems of the residents of the Republic of Karelia

Press Release, 18.12.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The budget of Karelia for 2024 and the planning period 2025-2026 was adopted in the third reading with 25 votes in favour and 8 against out of 34 present. All 20 amendments of Yabloko, as well as proposals of other parties, were rejected. […]

The 22nd Congress of Yabloko. The key points

Press Release, 11.12.2023 Photo: Igor Artemyev, a member of the Federal Political Committee, speaks at the Congress on 9 December / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Past weekend, the 22nd Yabloko Congress took place in Moscow. The Congress elected the party leaders and the executive bodies of the party for the next four years. […]

Nikolai Rybakov elected Chairman of the Yabloko party for a second term

Press Release, 10.12.2023 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service According to the results of the secret ballot of the congress delegates, 59 delegates (55%) voted in favour of Nikolai Rybakov. Alexander Yefimov came second with 26 votes in favour. Anna Cherepanova and Maxim Kruglov received 12 and 10 votes, respectively.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Yabloko must learn to talk to the people and try to become the party in power

Press Release, 9.12.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Grigory Yavlinsky made a political report at the Yabloko Сongress. He spoke about the need for a ceasefire in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, about political prisoners, the economic situation and the upcoming elections. A significant part of the report was devoted to the future of Yabloko in […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko is preparing a request to the Constitutional Court to review federal legislation on renovation

Press Release, 15.11.2023 Photo: A five-storey house in St. Petersburg that will be pulled down due to renovation / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko The Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg is preparing an inquiry on behalf of the city parliament to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation so […]

Iya Boronina: The Ministry of Culture of Udmurtia refused to provide information on the spending of budget funds

Iya Boronina’s blog post, 14.11.2023 Photo: Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Republic of Udmurtia / Photo by Iya Boronina I sent an inquiry to the Ministry of Culture of Udmurtia, as part of the preparation of amendments to the draft law “On the Budget of Udmurtia for 2024,” about the amount of funds allocated by […]

The Alexei Yablokov Day at the Darwin Museum. Acad.Yablokov’s legacy and modern environmental problems were discussed by scientists, politicians and public activists

Press Release, 14.11.2023 On 13 November, a conference and public forum The Alexei Yablokov Day were held at the Darwin Museum in Moscow as part of the events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Acad.Alexei Yablokov (1933-2017), a renowned Russian ecologist and founder of the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party. In 2006, Alexei […]

On the meeting of Grigory Yavlinsky with President Vladimir Putin. Comment by the Yabloko Press Service

Press Release, 26.10.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Due to numerous requests received by the Yabloko Press Service, we are informing you of the following: On 26 October, 2023, Grigory Yavlinsky met with President Vladimir Putin. The key subject of discussion was the need for a ceasefire agreement in the […]

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko asks citizens to sign a petition to ban the construction of a landfill near the city of Shuya and the village of Kitovo

Press Release, 26.10.2023 Photo: The Teza River near the city of Shuya / Photo by Wikimedia Commons More than 5,500 people have already signed a petition against the construction of a landfill near city of Shuya and the village of Kitovo. Now the process of coordination and approval of the project “Complex facility, including processing, […]

Anna Cherepanova: The Yabloko faction has been registered in the Duma of Veliky Novgorod

Anna Cherpanova’s blog post, 19.10.2023 Photo: Anna Cherepanova The key task is to protect and represent the interests of thousands of our voters; formulate a meaningful alternative to the current government. The questions I will raise in the Duma are as follows:

Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the State Duma and the Federation Council check the co-authors of the bill on cutting down forests in the Lake Baikal area for corruption

The Yabloko Party’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre indicated that six deputies and senators may have vested interests in the adoption of the law Press Release, 18.10.2023 Photo by Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the State Duma and the Federation Council conduct a conflict of interest check on the co-authors of the […]

On the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections. Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary, Igor Yakovlev, on the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections: — The position of Grigory Yavlinsky is well known. He is categorically against the special military operation and for an immediate ceasefire. […]

The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Natalya Zubarevich on Russian regions in the new economic conditions

Press Release, 10.10.2023 On 9 October, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Russian Regions in the New Economic Conditions”. The lecturer was Natalya Zubarevich, Professor of the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University and Doctor of Geographical Sciences.