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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 'Presidential Elections'

Grigory Yavlinsky: The West’s Approach to Russia Should Have Been Much Smarter, 23.05.2024 Grigory Yavlinsky, the Russian opposition Yabloko party’s leader, took part in the debates at Cambridge Union about the West’s Approach to Russia. The event took place on May 16, 2024. The other speakers were Dominic Grieve, the former UK Attorney General and Conservative MP, the former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee […]

“The aggressive foreign policy, repressive domestic policies and a dead-end economic policies will go on.”

Yabloko leaders about the new Russian government Press Release, 17.05.2024 Photo: Vladimir Putin and members of the government during their working trip to China / Photo by Dmitry Azarov, Kommersant This week the State Duma approved the new Russian government. The previous cabinet of ministers automatically resigned after the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin on […]

The Volgograd Regional Court overturned the decision of the court of the first instance in the case of Alexander Yefimov on “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 15.05.2024 Photo: Alexander Yefimov  / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Volgograd Regional Court sent for revision the administrative case of Alexander Yefimov, a Yabloko Federal Bureau member, for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”. On 4 April, the court of the city of Volzhsky fined Yefimov 15,000 roubles for […]

A member of Yabloko in Tula fined for writing about the need for a ceasefire on a ballot paper

Press Release, 15.05.2024 Photo by Dmitry Chiginsky / Photo from social media Dmitry Chiginsky, a member of the Bureau of the Tula branch of Yabloko, was fined under the administrative article of “discrediting the army” for writing about the need to conclude a ceasefire agreement on a ballot paper. The Tula district court fined Chiginsky […]

Violence against a voter and beating of a member of the electoral commission do not contradict the law, the head of the police of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region says

Press Release, 20.03.2024 Photo: Head of the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Roman Plugin in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg  / Photo by the Press Service of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly The head of police for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, Roman […]

The totality of violations does not allow me to be confident in the reliability of the results of the presidential elections in St. Petersburg

Member of the City Electoral Commission from Yabloko Pavel Shapchits added a special opinion to the electoral commission protocol Press Release, 19.03.2024 Photo from the official website of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission Pavel Shapchits, a member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission from Yabloko with a decisive vote, attached a special opinion to the […]

Member of the Pskov Regional Electoral Commission from Yabloko, Yelena Mayatnikova, submitted a dissenting opinion when summing up the voting results in the region for the presidential election

Press Release, 17.03.2024 Photo: Yelena Mayatnikova / Photo by the Pskov regional branch of the party Yelena Mayatnikova, a member of the Pskov Regional Electoral Commission from Yabloko, announced at the final meeting of the Electoral Commission of the Pskov Region, that extra ballots were printed and, thus, it was impossible to reliably determine the […]

The Chairman of the Tatarstan Yabloko Ruslan Zinatullin and party supporters were detained and taken to the police station in Kazan

Press Release, 17.03.2024 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan Yabloko and a member of the Federal Bureau of the party, as well as party supporters Zulfiya Sitdikova and Vera Otreshko were detained on leaving their homes in Kazan and taken to the police station.

The Novgorod Yabloko page on Vkontakte blocked by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office

Press Release, 16.03.2024 Photo: a screenshot of the Novgorod Yabloko page in Vkontakte running that “the given material is blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation on the basis of the demand of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office No 27-31-2024/Treb263-24 of 15.03.2024 On 15 March, the social media Vkontakte blocked the public page of […]

Court upheld Yabloko’s claim and obliged Territorial Electoral Commission No 37 in St. Petersburg to appoint the party representative member of a precinct electoral commission instead of sending him to the army

Press Release, 15.03.2024 Photo by Alexander Kazakov, Kommersant On 14 March, the Kalininsky District Court of St. Petersburg upheld the claim of the St. Petersburg regional branch of the Yabloko party to invalidate the decision of Territorial Electoral Commission No. 37. On 12 March, the commission refused to appoint Yabloko representative Alexander Kirsanov as a […]

Yabloko has launched a telephone hotline on election violations

Press Release, 15.03.2024 The party is not participating in the elections on 15-17 March, but it is still important for us to continue supporting Yabloko members in electoral commissions and voters, and provide them assistance. For this purpose, Yabloko has launched a telephone hotline on voting days, tel: 8 800 777 8725.

Yabloko representatives in the electoral commissions of St. Petersburg were handed summonses to the military commissariats

Deputy Boris Vishnevsky addressed head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova. Press Release, 13.03.2024 Photo: head of Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova / Photo by Yevgeny Razumny, Kommersant On 11 March, Andrei Yegorov, a member of St.Petersburg Territorial Electoral Commission No. 29 from the Yabloko party, received a call from the electoral commission secretary […]

On the position of the Yabloko party regarding 2024 Russian presidential election

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, adopted on 11.03.2024, published on 12.03.2024 Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov, Kommersant The situation in the country during the current election campaign is radically different from all previous elections. Restrictions on the rights of citizens characteristic of a martial law have been virtually introduced. Political censorship in the […]

Sergei Piskunov, candidate member of Yabloko and electoral expert in Kuzbass, detained. His home searched in connection with the case of “organising an extremist community”

Press Release, 12.02.2024 Photo: Sergei Piskunov holding a placard “No More Than 2 Terms”/ Photo from social media UPDATE: 12 February, 11:45 Moscow time. Sergei Piskunov was detained in the Altai Territory. He is suspected of “creating an extremist community” (Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Now he is being taken […]

On the nomination of a candidate for presidential elections by Yabloko. Commentary by the Yabloko Press Service

Press Release, 25.12.2023 In connection with incoming requests, the Press Service of the Yabloko party explains the following:

On participation in the 2024 Russian presidential elections

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 November, 2023, published on 7 December, 2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky at the televised debates during the 2018 presidential campaign / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The upcoming eighth presidential elections in Russia in March 2024 are radically different from those held in Russia since 1991. […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on 2024 Russian presidential election

Press Release, 28.11.2023 Everyone knows that Russian elections are, to put it mildly, special. Especially in 2024. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Kremlin announced the result already in August of 2023: Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the President, said that Vladimir Putin would win the presidential elections in 2024 with a result of […]

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov on collecting signatures in support of the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election

Nikolai Rybakov’s blog post, 9.11.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Our party receives questions from citizens from different regions of Russia about collecting signatures for the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election. In September, Grigory Yavlinsky said that he was ready to consider 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. […]

A blow to election observers is a blow to the entire institution of elections. Chairman of Yabloko on the arrest of Grigory Melkonyants

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 18.08.2023 Photo: Grigory Melkonyants / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Grigory Melkonyants, the head of Golos [a movement of election observers], has been arrested. The authorities do not even try to hide that this is a political case, a way of settling scores with the wrong people. Vasily Piskaryov, […]