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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 'Foreign policy'

“Deprived of physical freedom, they remain free people inside.” Yabloko held its May actions of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 1.06.2023 The action in Vladivostok In May, Yabloko activists held traditional actions in support of Russian political prisoners. Party members and civil activists exchanged news, recited poems written by political prisoners and read out letters received from political prisoners. In St. Petersburg and Moscow, Yabloko also held small concerts where one could listen […]

The defenсe of the arrested leader of the Vologda Yabloko Nikolai Yegorov challenged the conclusions of the odious forensic expert

Press Release, 29.05.2023 Photo: Nikolai Yegorov with his family / Photo from social media An investigation against the chairman of the Vologda regional branch of the Yabloko party, Nikolai Yegorov, is underway. The leader of the Bologda Yabloko is charged with “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3, Part 1 of the Criminal Code). According to the […]

Yabloko candidates for deputies of the City Duma of Yekaterinburg presented their programmes

Press Release, 29.05.2023 Photo: Presentation of the programmes of candidates for deputies from the Sverdlovsk Region branch of Yabloko / Photo by the regional office of the party Last Sunday, candidates for deputies from the Yabloko party launched their election programmes and concepts of their election campaigns, and also answered questions from voters and the […]

The Novgorod Yabloko held a conference of the regional branch. New steering bodies of the branch elected

Press Release, 29.05.2023 Photo: Delegates of the Novgorod Yabloko Conference / Photo by the regional office of Yabloko On 27 May, The Yabloko branch in Novgorod hold a party Conference of the regional branch.

The Volgograd Region Court upheld the decision on a fine for Yabloko’s Alexander Yefimov under the article of “discrediting the army”

Press Release 25.05.2023 Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Volgograd Region Court upheld the decision on a fine for Alexander Yefimov, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko Party, under the article of “discrediting the army”. Yefimov intends to appeal to a higher court.

“You can’t even imagine how inspiring is the support from the outside!” Yabloko invites all to its actions of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 23.05.2023 Yabloko will hold actions in support of political prisoners in its offices all over Russia in the coming days. Everyone who would like to help politicians and civil activists who were unjustly convicted or are under investigation is invited to join our actions. Participants of the actions can sign postcards printed by […]

The Supreme Court of Yakutia upheld the sentence to Anatoly Nogovitsyn. Yabloko launches fundraising for the payment of the fine

Press Release, 16.05.2023 Photo: Anatoly Nogovitsyn / Photo from social media The Supreme Court of Yakutia upheld the verdict of the City Court of Yakutsk, which sentenced the leader of Yabloko in Yakutia, Anatoly Nogovitsyn, to a 200,000 roubles fine under the criminal article on “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3, Part 1, of the Criminal […]

“The battlefield demands blood and nothing but blood. But in the 21st century, one cannot follow the bloody footprints of the 20th century.”

Lev Shlosberg gets the Gilel Storch Award for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of humanist values Press Release, 13.05.2023 Photo: Marсus Storch hands to Lev Schlosberg the sculpture of the Gilel Storch Award The Gilel Storch Award for 2023 was extended to Russian politician Lev Shlosberg, member of the Federal Political Committee of the […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov: The real memory of those who died in the Second World War would be a peaceful sky above us, over all of Europe, over the whole world. And our responsibility is to return it

Press Release, 6.05.2023 On 6 May, on the threashold of Victory Day, Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov, on behalf of all Yabloko members, laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. “When I come to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall, or Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, […]

The St. Petersburg City Court sided with Yabloko: a complaint against the investigator who seized Yelena Osipova’s paintings from the Yabloko office will be considered on the merits

Press Release, 10.05.2023 Photo: Yelena Osipova at the opening of the exhibition in the office of the St. Petersburg Yabloko / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The complaint of the lawyer of the St. Petersburg Yabloko Andrei Chertkov against the actions of the investigator, who seized the paintings of the artist Yelena Osipova, is […]

“Eternal memory. Endless gratitude. Huge respect”

Press Release, 9.05.2023 On the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War, leaders and members of the Yabloko party visited the Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow, where more than 10,000 soldiers and commanders of the Red Army are buried, and laid flowers at the memorial and the graves of the French pilots of […]

Nothing Is More Valuable Then Human Life

On the need for a ceasefire and an end to the military actions Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 07.05.2023 Photo: Oleg Petrasyuk // EPA The bloodletting in Ukraine is remorseless, continuing for the second year running. We are on the threshold of a new escalation in the military confrontation fraught with further countless losses of life. I […]

Nikolai Yegorov, Chairman of the Vologda branch of Yabloko, detained

Press Release, 3.05.2023 Photo: Search in the apartment of Nikolai Yegorov / Photo from social media The apartment of Nikolai Yegorov, Chairman of the Vologda branch of Yabloko, was searched. Yegorov had been already twice brought to administrative responsibility for his posts calling for peace on the Vkontakte social media.

On the responsibility of journalists

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023 Published on 2.05.2023 The stand of journalists is of particular importance in the conditions of the special military operation, total government propaganda and censorship. Today the key political and value-based choice depends on how your word turns the scale: either for the continuation of […]

On the historical risks of Russia’s artificial estrangement from European civilisation

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023 Published on 27.04.2023 Photo by Vladimir Sergeyev, RIA Novosti The Statute of the Council of Europe, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Charter of Local Self-Government, the European Social Charter, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, the […]

The court declared unlawful the refusal of the local authorities to give a permission to Yabloko to hold a rally against electronic military draft papers

Press Release, 26.04.2023 The Vasileostrovsky District Court of St.Petersburg declared unlawful the refusal of the local administration of Murino (the Leningrad region) to approve a rally against electronic military draft papers, which the St. Petersburg Yabloko announced for 29 April. The local administration must  reconsider the notice of Yabloko for holding a rally. The decision […]

Maxim Kruglov on surveillance over Moscow conscripts: the Moscow Chief Military Enlistment Officer contradicts himself

Maxim Kruglov’s blog post, 26.04.2023 Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Maxim Loktev, the Chief Military Enlistment Officer of Moscow, contradicted himself in his response to my deputy’s inquiry: Moscow military registration and enlistment offices do not use the city’s video surveillance system to spy on conscripts, he wrote to me, […]

Deputies of the Pskov Region Assembly of Deputies rejected the Yabloko bill on amnesty on the articles on military censorship

Press Release, 25.04.2023 Photo: The Pskov Region Assembly of Deputies / Photo by At the April session, the Pskov region parliamentarians refused to support and send to the State Duma a draft resolution submitted by Yabloko MP Artur Gaiduk on the release of people brought to criminal responsibility or convicted for the first time […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko denied a permission for the demonstration under the slogans “For Peace” and “Against Electronic Military Draft Papers”

Press Release, 22.04.2023 Photo: Police accompanies demonstrators at the May Day demonstration in Novosibirsk, 2018 / Photo by the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko The Novosibirsk Mayor’s Office informed the regional branch of the Yabloko party about their refusal to give a permission for the declared May Day demonstration.

On Russia and its citizens

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023 Published on 21.04.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Mutual distrust and intolerance towards opponents have been deliberately imposed on people in modern Russia. Sanctions under “political articles” have appeared in the legislation and are being tightened; and political repressions are rapidly intensifying in […]