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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 'Regional and Local Elections 2016'

I am asking you to stop the use of unfair campaigning methods by members of your party.

An open letter by Emilia Slabunova to Dmitry Medvedev, leader of the United Russia party, 5.08.2021 Photo from Emilia Slabunova’s FP page: Banners placed by United Russia in Petrozavodsk run: “United Russia means a renovated Petrozavodsk airport. Departures and returns in comfort. To: Dmitry A. Medvedev, Chairman of the All-Russian political party UNITED RUSSIA Dear […]

The ECHR communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko on contestation of the results of the 2016 elections to the regional parliament

Press Release, 22.06.2020 Photo: Anna Cherepanova on a single picket. On June 11, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party in the case of contestation of the results of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma in 2016. Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch […]

Opposition wins in the municipality where the city government is located. Yabloko gets seven mandates

Press Release, 12.09.2019 The electoral commission of the municipality of Smolninskoye approved the election results. The victory in the municipality, on the territory of which the building of the government of St. Petersburg is located, was won by candidates from Yabloko. The party got seven mandates there, activists of the movement “The Central District for […]

Grigory Yavlinsky announced collection of signatures for direct elections of mayors, governors and senators – without any filters or restrictions

Press Release, 03.10.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s presidential candidate, initiated the collection of signatures for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. He launched this initiative on the website. Direct elections are one of the key points of Yavlinsky’s presidential electoral programme.

Yabloko to appeal the refusal to overturn the election results to Novgorod city parliament in the European Court of Human Rights

Press release, 25.05.2017 On 25 May, the Supreme Court of the RF refused to satisfy Yabloko’s appeal against the decision of the Novgorod Regional Court, which had refused to acknowledge the violations in the election to the Novgorod City Duma of 18 September, 2016.

The Supreme Court may overturn the election results to the Novgorod City Duma

Press release, 22.05.2017 On 25 May, the Supreme Court will consider the appeal of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, which demands to overturn the election results to the Novgorod City Duma.

Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to Novgorod Region Duma

Press release, 27.12.2016 On December 27, Novgorod Region Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to the Novgorod Region Duma. YABLOKO will appeal against the judgement before the Supreme Court. 

Nikolai Rybakov meets party activists in Novgorod

Press release, 13.12.2016 On December 13, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov visited the city of Novgorod to hold a meeting with Chair of the regional party branch and activists.

Election fraud in Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, is another reason for non-recognition of results of elections in Russia

Press release, 05.12.2016 The YABLOKO party will appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Central Electoral Commission on the facts of election fraud in the city of Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, revealed by newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Today the newspaper has published its investigation demonstrating that the results of the election to the State Duma […]

YABLOKO to the Central Electoral Commission: video records from polling stations must be retained for at least a year

Press Release, 08.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova sent an official appeal to the Central Electoral Commission asking to retain videos from the polling stations for a least a year after the official announcement of the results of elections to the State Duma. Now the regional electoral commissions are allowed to independently determine the term of […]

YABLOKO detected a new election fraud in Ufa

Press release, 07.12.2016 YABLOKO detected new evidence of ballot stuffing at Polling Station No 9, in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortastan. Deputy Chairman of YABLOKO Nikolai Rybakov forwarded a letter toe Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on these facts.

Alexander Gunko re-elected Сhairman of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, 03.12.2016 On 3 December, Alexander Gunko was re-elected Chairman of the Moscow Regional Branch of the YABLOKO party at the conference of the branch. He was also elected member of the Federal Council.

YABLOKO to dispute in court the results of elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma

Press Release, 07.11.2016 The Novgorod Region Court allowed the claim of the Novgorod branch of YABLOKO on recognition the results of the election to the Novgorod Regional Duma void to proceed.

Boris Vishnevsky is excluded from the Land Use and Development Commission of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg

Press Release, 14.10.2016 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the St. Petersburg parliament, will not be member of the new composition of the Land Use and Development Commission. Such a decision has been adopted today by the standing committee of the Legislative Assembly on Municipal Services, Urban Planning and Property.

YABLOKO’s candidate in the past election dismissed from his post in Pskov State University

Press release, 10.10.2016 Igor Skoptsev, YABLOKO candidate in the past election, was dismissed from his post of senior departmental assistant of the informatics in Pskov State University. The dismissal took place after a resident of Velikiye Luki city complained to Governor Turchak via his web-site that “a person continuously criticising the Governor and the authorities […]

Krasnoyarsk will protest against election fraud in a rally

Press Release, 04.10.2016 On Wednesday, 5 October, a joint rally of different political parties under the slogan “For Fair Elections” will take place in Krasnoyarsk. It is expected that the rally will bring together over 5,000 people who want to express their protest against the rigged elections in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

YABLOKO disputes the election results in Kirovsky District of St. Petersburg

Rosbalt, 03.10.2016 YABLOKO representatives are going to dispute the results of the election to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg in the Kirovsky district. The claim concerns the election results at 25 polling stations, YABLOKO candidate Andrei Palevich told the Rosbalt news agency.

YABLOKO’s candidates entered three city councils in the Moscow Region

Press release, 21.09.2016 The YABLOKO party will be represented in three city councils of the Moscow region – the cities of Khimki, Zvenigorod and Lobnya.

The Supreme Court of Karelia dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal on withdrawal of the party list of candidates in the elections to the Petrozavodsk City Council

Press Release, 12.09.2016 Today the Supreme Court of Karelia dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal on withdrawal of the party list of candidates in the elections to the Petrozavodsk City Council.

Galina Shirshina supported the Smart Saratov programme by the Saratov YABLOKO branch

Press release, 02.09.2016 On August 31, parliamentary candidate Galina Shirshina visited Saratov. She supported the Smart Saratov electoral programme developed by the Saratov branch of YABLOKO, participated in a press conference, and had a meeting with voters.