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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 'Russia-Ukraine relations'

“Non serve la vottoria, è ora di fermarsi”

Rybakov “abbraccia” il Papa: il primo obiettivo per tutti? Mettere fine allo spargimento di sangue  Avvenire, 28.03.2024 Raffaella Chiodo Karpinsky Il presidente del partito Yabloko:”La Russia è sempre stata, è, e sarà uno Stato europeo. Sia geograficamente che culturalmente Nessuno può negarlo, il nostro destino è di stare insieme”  D In un vostro comunicato stampa […]

The Black Swan from the Crocus City Hall

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 25.03.2024 Photo by Alexei Nazarov, Kommersant The terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall is an absolutely monstrous and brutal crime that has no justification. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the wounded. As of the evening of 24 March, 2024, questions […]

Yabloko invites all to participate in the action of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 19.03.2024 Photo: Postcards / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Actions in support of political prisoners will again be held in the Yabloko offices in Moscow and Russian regions. We invite all to support political prisoners unjustly deprived of their freedom to join the action. The organisers promise a friendly atmosphere and everything […]

On the position of the Yabloko party regarding 2024 Russian presidential election

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, adopted on 11.03.2024, published on 12.03.2024 Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov, Kommersant The situation in the country during the current election campaign is radically different from all previous elections. Restrictions on the rights of citizens characteristic of a martial law have been virtually introduced. Political censorship in the […]

The Presidential Administration responded to Boris Vishnevsky’s appeal about the end of mobilisation

Press Release, 05.03.2024 Photo by Alexander Koryakov, Kommersant Dismissal from service of those mobilised “is possible in accordance with the current legislation, as well as after the cessation of the circumstances that served as the basis for the conscription of citizens for military service”.

Yabloko supporter Svetlana Marina was found guilty of repeated discrediting of the army and sentenced to forced labour

Press Release, 1.03.2024 Based on the publications in the Telegram channel of the Kirov branch of Yabloko Photo: Svetlana Marina / Photo by the Kirov branch of Yabloko Today, on 1 March, the Pervomaysky District Court of Kirov found Yabloko supporter Svetlana Marina guilty under the article of repeated discrediting of the Armed Forces of […]

A manifestation of a lulling policy and collective escapism from reality for the entire country.” Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly.

Press Release, 29.02.2024 Photo by Dmitry Azarov, Kommersant Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov notes that all the main things form Vladimir Putin’s address, have been already promised to some extent, however, “the things are still there”. “We will protect nature reserves, – but, in […]

The sentence to human rights defender Oleg Orlov is repressive and must be overturned

Statement by the Yabloko party, 27.02.2024 Photo: Human rights defender Oleg Orlov at the hearings of the Golovinsky Court in Moscow, 27 Febraury, 2024 / Photo by Pavel Bednyakov, RIA Novosti The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko expresses protest against the conviction and imprisonment of human rights defender and one of the founders of the […]


Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.02.2024 Photo: Fragments of a building in Yubileiny District in Adviivka destroyed during the fighting / Photograph of Stanislav Krasilnikov (RIA NOVOSTI) 22 February 2024  The intense warfare between Russia and Ukraine has continued relentlessly now for two years – people are dying every day. Continuation of the military actions in any form […]

Yabloko to host a concert-performance “Fooled. 1938-1941” based on the anti-war diaries by Friedrich Kellner

Press Release, 26.02.2024 Illusration: Pablo Picasso, Guernica. 1937. Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid On 28 February, the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow will host a concert-performance “Fooled. 1938-1941”. The production is based on the diary of Friedrich Kellner (1885-1970). The director of the performance is Alexander Gnezdilo, member of the Federal Political Committee […]

“All Quiet on the Western Front”. Film from the Novgorod Yabloko marking two years since the special military operation

Press Release, 24.02.2024 The Novgorod branch of Yabloko released a film devoted to the two years of the special military operation and entitled after Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front”. “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast […]

Head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Alexander Shishlov, spoke about the need for a ceasefire and expressed condolences to Navalny’s relatives during a briefing for faction leaders

Press Release, 21.02.2024 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg At the traditional briefing of faction leaders, which is held after each meeting of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, the head of the Yabloko faction, Alexander Shishlov, spoke not about the agenda of the meeting, […]

Police drew up a violation report against Yabloko Federal Bureau member Alexander Yefimov for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 20.02.2024 Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by Yabloko Press Service Alexander Yefimov is charged with giving an interview to the movement of independent election observers Golos, which authorities consider to be part of the international non-governmental organisation European Network of Election Monitoring Organisations (ENEMO). In 2021, the organisation was declared undesirable in Russia.

The Altai branch of Yabloko will hold an event in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 20.02.2024 A memorial rally dedicated to the anniversary of the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov will be conducted in Barnaul, the Altai Territory, on 25 February 25 at 13:00. The action will be held on Freedom Square near the monument to victims of political repression “Farewell”. The event was agreed upon with the […]

Yabloko to host a discussion “Why didn’t books help?”

Press Release, 19.02.2024 Picture: Francisco de Goya “Los caprichos”. The sleep of reason produces monsters. 1799. Prado Museum, Madrid We invite everyone to join our open discussion “Why didn’t books help?”, timed to coincide with the second anniversary of the start of the “special military operation” on the territory of Ukraine. Several invited guests will […]

Yabloko supporter in Tatarstan Zulfiya Sitdikova will be tried for “justifying Nazism” and “discrediting the army”. She needs help

Press Release, 13.02.2024 Photo: Zulfiya Sitdikova / Photo from social media UPDATE: 13 February, 19:50 Moscow time. Fundraising for Zulfiya Sitdikova is closed! We thank everyone who helped the Yabloko activist. Yabloko activist Zulfiya Sitdikova from Kazan, Tatarstan, is accused of “rehabilitating Nazism” (Article 354.1, Part 3 of the Criminal Code) and “discrediting the army” […]

Vladimir Putin’s interview as a chance for dialogue

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.02.2024 In July 2021, Vladimir Putin published an article in which he made it absolutely clear to the whole world that Russia could start a military conflict with Ukraine at any moment. The article essentially denied Ukraine’s right to statehood and sovereignty and, correspondingly, made territorial claims. Such claims, expressed by the […]

Viktor Kogan-Yasny: The OSCE is the most important civilisational achievement of the last quarter of the 20th century

Viktor Kogan-Yasny’s blog post, 12.02.2024 Photo: Viktor Kogan-Yasny / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service My job is to occasionally write about things that relate to limiting bloodshed now and eliminating it strategically in the future. I have to write in a dry language because it’s “work”. Political leaders, military leaders and military commanders say […]

How we conducted New Year parties for children of refugees from Ukraine. Fundraising report

Press Release, 7.02.2024 On 23 and 25 December, charity Christmas parties were held at the central office of the Yabloko party for the children of Ukrainian refugees – wards of the Civic Assistance Committee and Lighthouse Charity Foundation. We are summing up the results of the charitable New Year parties.

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Denis Volkov on the dynamics of changes in public opinion in relation to the “special operation”

Press Release, 5.02.2024 Photo: Denis Volkov / Photo from open sources On 19 February, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Dynamics of Changes in Public Opinion.” The lecturer is Denis Volkov, sociologist, Director of the Levada Centre. Participants in the lecture, using materials from sociological surveys, will consider how the attitude of Russian […]