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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 2023'

“When exactly we may come to you, will depend on how you behave” – the chief of police of the Pskov region about the police “inspections” at the office of the Pskov Yabloko

Press Release, 28.03.2024 Photo: Alexei Ovsyannikov, head of the Pskov Region Interior Department / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies After the report of the head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Pskov Region Alexei Ovsyannikov to the regional parliament on the police performance for 2023, […]

St.Petersburg Yabloko members received in St.Petersburg their Yabloko colleagues from Veliky Novgorod

Press Release, 22.01.2024 Photos by the Yabloko Press Service The head of the Yabloko faction in the Veliky Novgorod City Duma Anna Cherepanova, the head of the regional Centre for Anti-Corruption Policies Ksenia Cherepanova, and a member of the Bureau of the Novogorod branch of Yabloko Viktor Shalyakin came to St. Petersburg to meet their […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko fined for publishing and distributing the newspaper “I Am For Peace!”

Press Release, 15.01.2024 Photo: Police at the office of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko confiscate part of the circulation of the newspaper “I Am For Peace!”, August 2023 / Photo by the regional branch of the party The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko was fined 200,000 roubles for publishing the newspaper “I Am For […]

The St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko began preparations for municipal and gubernatorial elections 2024

Press Release, 7.11.2023 Photo by the Press Service of the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko The Regional Council of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko decided to begin preparations for the municipal, gubernatorial elections and by-elections to the Legislative Assembly that will be held in the city in September 2024. Working groups for corresponding election campaigns […]

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:

Yabloko candidates in Novosibirsk are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”

Press Release, 16.10.2023 Photo: Yabloko candidates Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov Yabloko candidates in the by-elections to the Novosibirsk City Council are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”. It should be noted that in September, Yabloko already held elections under the same slogan in other regions to municipal councils and city parliaments. Yabloko candidates […]

Yabloko will participate in the by-election of deputies of the Novosibirsk City Council

Press Release, 9.10.2023 Photo: Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov Two candidates for deputies were nominated by the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party at a meeting of the regional bureau held on Sunday. By-elections for the electoral districts Nos 40 and 49 will be held on 15-17 December, 2023.

The Novgorod district court fined municipal deputy Oksana Sergeyeva for “demonstration of extremist symbols”

Press Release, 6.10.2023 Photo: Oksana Sergeyeva / Photo by the Novgorod Yabloko The court hearing on the administrative case against Oksana Sergeyeva, a municipal deputy and candidate from Yabloko in the elections to the Novgorod City Duma, was held on 5 October. A few days ago, the same judge ruled out that another Yabloko candidate, […]

The Novgorod District Court recognised doctor Valery Kochnev, a Yabloko candidate to the Novgorod City Duma, guilty of the “demonstration of extremist symbols”

Press Release, 4.10.2023 Photo: Valery Kochnev / Photo by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko On 3 October, the Judge of the Novgorod District Court recognised Valery Kochneva guilty of demonstration of the Nazi swastika and fined him 2.000 roubles. The defence was denied a linguistic examination of the video for the song “Zombie” by the […]

Trials in cases of extremism against Yabloko candidates in Novgorod Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev postponed

Press Release, 29.09.2023 Photo: Valery Kochnev (second from left) with a support group awaiting the court hearing / Photo by the Novgorod branch of the party On 28 September, a wave of false reports about mining occurred in Veliky Novgorod. In addition to schools and kindergartens, the work of the Novgorod District Court, where hearings […]

Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev, Yabloko candidates at the past elections in Veliky Novgorod, face a trial accused of “spreading extremist symbols”

Press Release, 27.09.2023 Photo: Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev / Photo by the Novgorod Yabloko On 28 September, the Novgorod District Court will hold two trials on administrative cases regarding the “spread of extremist symbols” against candidates for the Veliky Novgorod City Duma Oksana Sergeyeva and Valery Kochnev. It should be noted that on 29 […]

The future of the country depends on all of us

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko Adopted on 15.09.2023, published on 22.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The political regime that has developed in Russia can be characterised as electoral authoritarianism evolving into a personalistic dictatorship. While the institution of elections was formally preserved, voting lost its true meaning. In the situation of […]

The Novgorod District Court fined Yabloko City Duma candidates Anna Cherepanova, Ksenia Cherepanova and Viktor Shalyakin 4,000 roubles each for “disobedience to the police”

Press Release, 20.09.2023 Photo: Police officers blocking the car of Yabloko candidates on 9 September, 2023 / Photo by Ksenia Cherepanova Yabloko’s politicians were accused of allegedly planning to enter the premises of the precinct electoral commission at school No. 31 on the night of 9-10 September. That night, Anna Cherepanova, Ksenia Cherepanova, and Viktor […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Only people themselves can change the situation in Russia

YouTube channel Zhivoy Gvozd, 18.09.2023 Broadcasted live on 16.09.2023 Over 30 years, the Yabloko party has offered people in Russia a different path eleven times: eight times in parliamentary elections and three times in presidential elections. This path would never have led our country to what is happening now. We proposed to build a state […]

Fight poverty, not the world

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yaboko adopted on 4 September 2023, published on 14 September 2023 Photo by Oleg Kharseyev, Kommersant The document was adopted following the results of expert hearings held in Veliky Novgorod on 4 September. Yevgeniy Gontmakher, Doctor of Economics and a Yabloko member, participated in the development of the document. […]

Candidates from Pskov Yabloko in single-mandate constituencies received voters support

Statement by the Regional Council of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, 13.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Despite the cancellation of registration of Yabloko’s lists of candidates, three-day and remote electronic voting, and admission of observers to polling stations only in three districts of the region, candidates from the Pskov Yabloko did not stop […]

Dozens of thousands of Russian citizens cast their votes for Peace and for Yabloko!

Summing up the results of the elections Press Release, 11.09.2023 In the elections held on 10 September, Yabloko managed to retain representation in the city parliamets of Yekaterinburg, Veliky Novgorod and Krasnokamsk (the Perm region), as well as create a faction in the city duma of Yasnogorsk (the Tula region). The team of municipal deputies […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Elections for peace and freedom”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 11.09.2023 Photo: Yabloko campaign posters “Yabloko. Your vote For Peace and Freedom!” in Yekaterinburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 10 September, Russia held regular election. Everyone understands what kind of “elections” there can be in such a system, especially during the “special military operation”. Since 1996, voting in Russia […]

Yabloko gets mandates in four city parliaments, including the city dumas of Yekaterinburg and Novgorod

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov summed up the preliminary results of the elections of 8 – 10 September Press Release, 10.09.2023 According to preliminary data, candidates from Yabloko were elected to the city dumas of Yekaterinburg, Novgorod, Krasnokamsk (the Perm Territory) and Yasnogorsk (the Tula Region). This was stated by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov during a […]

Olga Kolokolova, the leader of the Yabloko branch in the Perm region, passes to the Krasnokamsk City Duma

Press Release, 10.09.2023 Photo: Olga Kolokolova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The counting of votes at the polling stations of constituency No. 6 has not yet been completed, but according to preliminary data, Olga Kolokolova, Yabloko’s candidate and the leader of the Yabloko branch in the Perm region, passes to the Krasnokamsk City […]