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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 2021'

The Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg adopted the “Vishnevsky Amendment” to the electoral law envisaging that doppelgangers of candidates must indicate their previous names and surnames if they chanced these a year prior to elections

Press Release, 6.04.2023 Photo: Photo of a poster with information about the candidates for the elections of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg showing Boris Vishnevky (right) and his doppelgangers On Wednesday, 5 April, the Parliament of St. Petersburg adopted amendments to the city legislation on elections. From now on the “doppelgangers” of candidates must […]

The City Court of St. Petersburg will consider the appeal of Yabloko against the decision on the court of the first instance, which refused to annul the results of the voting at polling station No. 177 with fake electoral commission members

Press Release, 27.03.2023 Photo: Elizaveta Metyolkina, a member of precinct electoral commission No. 177, according to the heads of electoral commission No. 177 and Territorial Electoral Commission No. 2, she was born in 1999 / Photo by Petersburg Yabloko On 28 March, the St. Petersburg City Court will consider the appeal of Dmitry Anisimov, a […]

The Pskov Regional Court upheld the decision of the court of a lower instance, did not apply to the Constitutional Court and did not satisfy Svetlana Vasilkova’s complaint

Press Release, 20.01.2023 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service On 20 January, the administrative board of the Pskov Regional Court considered the appeal of Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky district elected from Yabloko, about the early termination of her powers by the district assembly of deputies. The deputies of […]

The apartment of Stanislav Shmakov, Yabloko’s ex-candidate to the Tomsk Regional Duma, searched, after which Shmakov disappeared

Press Release, 11.01.2022 Photo: Stanislav Shmakov / Photo from social media On the morning of 11 January, a search was conducted in the apartment of Stanislav Shmakov in Tomsk. Stanislav Shmakov is an assistant to the deputy of the City Duma from Yabloko David Avetyan and was Yabloko’s candidate in the regional Duma elections in […]

Statement by the Yabloko party in connection with the dismissal of Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky district in the Pskov region

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.11.2022 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova  / Photo by the Grazhdanin newspaper On 24 November, deputies of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District of the Pskov Region, by a majority of votes, prematurely terminated the powers of Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky District and a member of the Yabloko […]

Deputy from Yabloko Tatyana Pasman decided to run for the post of the Chair of the Pskov city parliament

Press Release, 22.09.2022 Photo: Tatyana Pasma / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service On 22 September, Tatyana Pasman, Yabloko deputy in the Pskov City Duma, addressed her parliamentary colleagues at a session of the Pskov City Duma and explained her decision to run for the post of the Chair of the Duma as follows: […]

Candidates-spoilers bearing the same family names are put forward against Yabloko candidates in the forthcoming Moscow municipal elections

Press Release, 22.07.2022 Photo by Yevgeny Pavlenko / Kommersant Candidates-spoilers bearing the same family names or names sounding nearly identical have been put forward against at least eleven Yabloko candidates for Moscow municipal elections. Seven doppelgängers bear the same family names as Yabloko candidates and four have surnames sounding very close to the surnames of […]

The court decision to bring Viktor Shalyakin to administrative liability for “illegal campaigning” canceled

Press Release, 25.05.2022 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On May 24, Judge of the Novgorod District Court overturned the decision of the court of a lower instance to bring Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod, to administrative liability for violating election campaigning rules […]

Lyubov Zhiltsova, teacher and a deputy from Yabloko, will be tried in the Pskov region for a photo with a pacifist poster

Press Release, 20.04.2022 Photo: Lyubov Zhiltsova / Photo by   On 25 February, Lyubov Zhiltsova, a deputy of the Palkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov Region from Yabloko, published on her personal page on the VKontakte socail network her photo with a sheet of paper with a slogan “No ** ***”. On 18 April, […]

A criminal case for criticising the authorities filed in Kemerovo against a former Yabloko candidate for the State Duma  

Press Release, 19.04.2022 Photo: Vyacheslav Chernov / Photo from social networks On 18 April, the Investigative Committee of the Kemerovo Region, basing on a report from the deputy head of the regional Centre for Counteracing Extremism, opened a criminal case against Vyacheslav Chernov, a civil activist, entrepreneur, and a candidate for the State Duma from […]

The offices of the ex-candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko Oleg Mandrykin were searched

Press Release, 9.02.2022 Photo: Oleg Mandrykin and Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov (left). / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service All the offices of the real estate agency Variant in Severodvinsk, the Arkhangelsk region, headed by Oleg Mandrykin, one of the leaders of the STOP-SHIES coalition [a public movement against organisation of a giant landfill instead […]

Oleg Vinogradov expelled from the Yaroslavl branch of Yabloko for imposture and forgery

Press Release, 14.01.2022 Photo: Oleg Vinogradov / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party The Federal Bureau of Yabloko expelled from the party Oleg Vinogradov, former Chairman of the Yaroslavl regional branch of the party. The reason was his falsification of documents of the primary organisations of the branch, as well as imposture […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko is from now on represented in each territorial electoral commission of the region

Press Release, 8.12.2021 Photo: Ekaterina Novikova, a new member of the territorial electoral commission of the city of Pskov from the Yabloko party The Electoral Commission of the Pskov Region approved all 22 candidates for commission members nominated by the regional branch of the Yabloko party; whereas 13 electoral commission members from Yabloko are appointed […]

Negative Selection*

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.10.2021 (*Negative selection is a mechanism prioritising and ensuring selection of the worst. See, for example, here) The State Duma elections ended exactly one month ago. We approached these elections in a situation when the system had been consolidated and had started moving definitely and consciously to an aggressive-repressive model of relations with […]

Two million Moscow pensioners will receive an increase to their pension in 2022

Press Release, 20.10.2021 Photo: Vladimir Ryzhkov (centre) before handing the signatures in the Moscow Mayor’s Office The increase in the “Moscow allowance” to pensioners in Moscow [a regional allowance which is decided by regional authorities] was a key point in the electoral programme of Vladimir Ryzhkov, a recently elected Moscow City Duma deputy from Yabloko. […]

A faction of the Yabloko party created in the Petrozavodsk City Council

Press Release, 14.10.2021 Photo: Photo collage by the Yabloko Press Service A faction of the Yabloko party has been created in the Petrozavodsk City Council, Karelia. It includes two deputies from Yabloko: Dmitry Rybakov and Olga Tuzhikova. Dmitry Rybakov became the leader of the faction, he headed the list of the party candidates in the […]

The elections to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg in 2021 are dishonest!

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 7.10.2021 Photo: the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg Yabloko thanks the voters who voted for our [candidates] list and our candidates in single-mandate constituencies in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. We appreciate your stance very much and we are certain that Yabloko received many more votes than […]

Yabloko municipal deputies in Ryazan voted against representatives of United Russia when electing heads of municipal councils

Press Release, 4.10.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The first meetings of the Municipal Councils of Deputies of the new convocation of the Kriushinsky rural settlement of the Klepikovsky region and the Dubrovichy rural settlement of the Ryazan region were held. In the past elections journalist Maria Rakcheyeva was elected a deputy from the […]

The St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko filed about 150 lawsuits challenging the election results in certain precincts

Press Release, 1.10.2021 Photo by Alexander Koryakov / Kommersant The regional branch of the Yabloko party in St. Petersburg has filed about 150 administrative lawsuits in courts challenging the results of voting at polling stations where the most flagrant violations of electoral legislation were recorded during the elections of deputies to the city’s Legislative Assembly […]

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: the status of a “foreign agent” for Sofia Ivanova means state recognition of her merits in the fight against election fraud

Press Release, 2.10.2021 Photo by the Golos branch in Ryazan The Ryazan branch of the Yabloko expresses its support to Sofia Ivanova, head of the Ryazan organisation of the Golos movement (a movement in protection of voters rights conducting independent observation over elections), as the Ministry of Justice entered her into the register of so-called […]