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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'

The Tula branch of Yabloko submitted its candidates to 11 territorial electoral commissions of the region

Press Release, 27.11.2020 The Tula branch of Yabloko submitted candidacies of the party representiatives to the key eleven territorial electoral commissions of the region. The respective electoral commissions cover 75 per cent of the population of the Tula region. Within a month, the regional electoral commission should complete the formation of  electoral commissions.

The St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko demands that Governor Beglov stops the attempts to deprive opposition municipal deputies of their mandates

Press Release, 25.11.2020 Photo: Anna Karulicheva, municipal deputy from Yabloko, St.Peterburg   Yekaterina Kuznetsova, Chair the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko, issued a statement demanding from Governor Alexander Beglov to stop the attempts to deprive Yabloko municipal deputy Anna Karulicheva of her mandate in the Narvsky District Municipality.

Candidates from Yabloko came second and third in the by-elections to the City Duma of Yekaterinburg

The elections were accompanied by massive early voting, vote-buying and low turnout Press Release, 23.11.2020 Vladislav Postnikov, Yabloko’s candidate in the by-election to the City Duma of Yekaterinburg in single-mandate constituency No. 3, came second  (20.8% versus 28% for the United Russia candidate). Potnikov won among voters who voted on the election day. Dmitry Trynov, […]

The Saratov branch of Yabloko initiated a collective statement on the inadmissibility of canceling the mixed system in municipal elections

Press Release, 20.11.2020 The Saratov branch of Yabloko held a round table and invited to it all the registered political parties of the Saratov region. Following the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the parties A Just Russia, Parnas, Russian National Union, as well as the all-Russian movement #Changes, a statement was adopted demanding […]

Officials of the Dubna district fulfilled the demand of the Tula branch of Yabloko: the tender for the purchase of an expensive car is canceled

Press Release, 18.11.2020 The administration of the Dubna district of the Tula region fulfilled the demand of the Tula branch of Yabloko and cancelled the tender for the purchase of an expensive car for the needs of the administration.  The corresponding entry appeared on the state procurement portal. This happened after the Tula branch of […]

Preservation of the architectural look of the city and the quality of life of city residents should become a priority in the urban planning policy of Yekaterinburg

Statement by the Yekaterinburg branch of Yabloko, 10.11.2020 (On introduction of amendments to the Rules for Land Use and Development of the Urban District – Municipality the City of Yekaterinburg” (Decision No. 29/42 of the Yekaterinburg City Duma of October 27, 2020) The erroneous perception and interpretation by the municipal authorities of Yekaterinburg of the […]

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky sent St.Petersburg Governor an appeal from more than 100 deputies of St. Petersburg municipalities with a demand to abandon the municipal “budget reform”

Press Release, 9.11.2020 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent an appeal to the city Governor Alexander Beglov from municipal deputies who strongly oppose the municipal “budget reform” proposed by the Governor: […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko participates in all the December elections in the Pechora and Sebezh districts of the region

Press Release, 9.11.2020 Nominees of Yabloko participate in by-elections to the Assembly of Deputies of the Pechora region, in the repeat elections of deputies to the Assembly of the urban settlement Pechora and in the postponed elections to the Assembly of the rural settlement Sebezhskoye. On 6 December, 2020, by-elections, as well as repeat and […]

On the transition to a majoritarian electoral system in the elections to the Saratov City Duma

Statement by the Saratov branch of Yabloko, 6.11.2020 The by-elections of deputies of the Saratov Regional Duma were held in the Saratov region not so long ago, which the regional branch of the Yabloko party did not recognise for the first time since 2017. The elections were held with numerous violations: from direct fraud to […]

The City Court of St. Petersburg confirmed the invalidity of the recount of votes in the Moskovskaya Zastava municipal district. Yabloko has got two more municipal deputies

Press Release, 6.11.2020 The City Court of St. Petersburg confirmed the invalidity of the elections held by Electoral Commission No 1,280 in the Moskovskaya Zastava municipal district. Representatives of pro-government’s United Russia, the LDPR party and one self-nominated candidate will be replaced by deputies from Yabloko and another independent self-nominated candidate.

The Electoral Commission of the Ivanovo Region did not include Yabloko members into territorial electoral commissions

Press Release, 5.11.2020 On 2 November, the Ivanovo region formed new territorial electoral commissions. However, none of the candidates proposed by the regional branch of the Yabloko party as electoral commissions members were approved.

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko demands from the regional parliament to abandon the increase in salaries to deputies’ aids by 20 million roubles

Press Release, 30.10.2020 Ryazan branch of Yabloko demands from the Ryazan Regional Duma to abandon the increase of salaries to deputies’ aids. Yabloko proposes to allot the funds planned for the increase of personnel salaries in the regional parliament to social expenses of the region.

Grigory Grishin penalised under administrative law for a single picket against three-day voting

Press Release, 27.10.2020 Grigory Grishin, a member of the Yabloko Party Bureau, was brought to administrative responsibility for picketing the Electoral Commission of the Saratov Region against the introduction of three-day voting in the by-elections held on September 13, 2020.

The Pskov Region branch of Yabloko will hold party primaries to nominate candidates for the regional parliament

Press Release, 23.10.2020 Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov reiognal branch of Yabloko and deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly, commented on the situation around the upcoming elections to the Pskov Regional Assembly and the State Duma of Russia to the Pskov branch of the Ekho Moskvy radio station. In particular, Lev Shlosberg said that […]

The winners and the undefeated. The Pskov branch of Yabloko sums up the results of the 2020 elections and the prospects for the next elections

Based on the publication in Grazhdanin, 23.10.2020 Photo: The Pskov Yabloko team at the traditional autumn meeting in Pushkinogorie, October 10, 2020. The regional and local elections of September 2020, when deputies to councils of districts, urban and rural settlements, as well as the head of the Sebezhsky district were elected in the Pskov region […]

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko sent its representatives to six territorial electoral commissions

Press Release, 21.10.2020 The Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party nominated voting members of the territorial electoral commissions. The corresponding package of documents was sent to the regional electoral commission. If approved, the following representatives of Yabloko will defend the competitiveness and transparency of elections in the territorial electoral commissions (TEC):

Emilia Slabunova: It is unacceptable to drive observers into regional cages and introduce serfdom observation rights

Based on the publication in 7×7, 19.10.2020 On 15 October, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia adopted, in the first reading and by a majority of votes, several bills that deprive citizens of the right to observe regional and local elections of citizens from other regions. In the near future, such initiatives will be […]

Yabloko candidates for the by-election of the Yekaterinburg City Duma registered

Press Release, 13.10.2020 The Electoral Commission of Yekaterinburg has registered candidates Vladislav Postnikov and Dmitry Trynov, nominated by the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko, for the by-election of deputies of the Yekaterinburg City Duma.

Yabloko’s appeal to the City Council demanding that the second round of the Novosibirsk mayoral election be returned

Press Release, 12.10.2020 Photo: members of the Council of Yabloko’s local organisation in Novosibirsk: Yaroslav Shamsutdinov, Georgy Kazakovtsev and Olga Lesnevskaya. On 12 October, the local organisation of the Novosibirsk branch Yabloko appealed to the City Council of Novosibirsk with a proposal to return the second round of the mayoral election. The appeal is addressed […]

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: The head of the administration of the Zaboryevsky settlement is trying to disrupt the work of the deputies who demand order in the activities of the municipal authorities

Press Release, 5.10.2020 A tense situation has developed in the relationship between the administration and the Council of Deputies in the Zaboryevsky rural settlement (one of the largest settlements, includes 15 settlements near Ryazan) over the past month. The head and new deputies of the Council were elected a year ago. Irina Kopylova, representing the […]