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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 'Governance'

Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma Maxim Kruglov denied registration as a candidate for elections 

Press Release, 17.07.2024 Photo: Maxim Kruglov after a meeting of the district electoral commission / Photo by the candidate’s headquarters This decision was made today by the electoral commission for electoral district No. 13, despite objections filed by Maxim Kruglov’s headquarters to the protocol of verifying signatures. Yabloko is preparing a legal complaint. According to […]

Electoral commissions are carrying out a political order to prevent Yabloko candidates from participating in municipal elections in St. Petersburg

Statement by the Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko party, 15.07.2024 Candidates for municipal deputies from the Yabloko party are being denied registration en masse. In the Admiralteysky, Central, Petrogradsky, Kirovsky and other districts of St. Petersburg, candidates are rejected registration on the same far-fetched grounds that do not correspond either to […]

We Need a Ceasefire Now — Before It Is Too Late

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.07.2024 Armoured Peace Dove. Banksy. 2003   “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong”. Abraham Lincoln The most recent rotation of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – which is usually a formal procedure in the European bureaucratic system — […]

The construction of a tourist centre on the shores of Lake Onega in Karelia was stopped due to the efforts of Yabloko deputies and local residents

Press Release, 12.07.2024 Photo from social media The Karelian Interdistrict Environmental Public Prosecutor’s Office established that a plot of pine forest on the shore of Lake Onega with an area of over 6 hectares was transferred into private hands illegally. Forest lands, which include centuries-old pine forests, can be exclusively federal property. The public prosecutor […]

“They are convicted for creativity. For not toeing the line. For making people think.” Yabloko leaders on the sentence to theatre director Yevgenia Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk

Press Release, 8.07.2024 On 8 July, the Second Western District Military Court of Moscow sentenced theatre director Yevgenia (Zhenya) Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk to six years in a general regime penal colony each in the case of “justifying terrorism”.

Court found Yabloko candidate in the Moscow City Duma elections Vladimir Kalinin guilty of “demonstrating extremist symbols”

Press Release, 5.07.2024 Yabloko candidate in the Moscow City Duma elections Vladimir Kalinin was found guilty of “demonstration of extremist symbols” for a post on social media in 2019 dedicated to the elections. He is fined 2,000 roubles and will not be allowed to participate in the elections. The decision was made by the Gagarinsky […]

Yaboko’s statement on the situation in Dagestan

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 26.06.2024 Photo by Ganzhevi Gadzhibalaev/TASS  The Yabloko party expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the terrorist attack in Dagestan, including Orthodox Archpriest Nikolai Kotelnikov, who worked there for more than 40 years, civilians and a large number of law enforcement officers. May their […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko nominated candidates for municipal deputies

Press Release, 25.06.2024 Delegates to the conference of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko, which took place on the evening of 24 June, nominated 70 candidates for 17 municipalities of St. Petersburg. On 28 June, the regional branch plans to nominate more candidates who have expressed their desire to run for Yabloko in recent days.

“Write letters to political prisoners, they are like medicine to us.” Yabloko to host the actions of writing letters to Russian political prisoners.

Press Release 19.06.2024 Photo by the Pskov regional branch of Yabloko Yabloko will once again host the actions of writing letters to Russian political prisoners. The number of political prisoners in Russia is growing every week. It is important for those unjustly imprisoned to know that they are not forgotten.

Participate in elections so that to save people’s lives, and bring peace and freedom!

Resolution by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko adopted on 14.06.2024, published on 15.06.2024 Local and regional elections will be held in our country on 8 September, 2024. Citizens who do not agree with what has been happening in the country should have the opportunity to vote in these elections for an alternative and get their […]

Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan Yabloko, fined 50,000 roubles for “discrediting the army.” Yabloko announces fundraising

Press Release, 10.06.2024 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo from social media On 6 June, the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan fined Ruslan Zinatullin, a member of the federal Bureau of Yabloko and Chairman of the regional branch of the party in Tatarstan, 50,000 roubles for “discrediting the army.” The Judge recognised the politician’s status in […]

Yabloko will nominate its candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections on 8 June

Press Release, 5.06.2024 Photo: The Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service At a meeting on 5 June, the Moscow City Duma called the elections to the Moscow parliament. On 8 June, the Moscow Yabloko will conduct a Conference at which party candidates in Moscow districts will be nominated. Maxim Kruglov, the […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko opposes raising of taxes, the money from which will be used for the militarisation of the country

Press Release, 5 June 2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg The Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly voted against parliamentary approval of the federal law on raising taxes. The Russian government presents the initiative as “fair”, highlighting only the “progressive scale” of […]

The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of the Ministry of Justice on the “foreign agent” status of Andrei Morev

Press Release, 5.06.2024 Photo: Andrei Morev (third from left) with his friends and colleagues by the Moscow City Court / Photo from Andrei Morev’s personal archive On 5 June, the Cheryomushkinsky District Court of Moscow considered the complaint of Andrei Morev, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko and ex-head of the Yakimanka Municipal Council, against […]

An administrative protocol on “discrediting the army” drawn up against Yabloko Federal Bureau member Ruslan Zinatullin

Press Release, 4.06.2024 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service An administrative protocol on “discrediting the army” was drawn up against Ruslan Zinatullin, a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau and Chairman of the regional branch of the party in Tatarstan. Zinatullin was detained near the Kazan party office on the evening […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: A Ceasefire Agreement Must Be Struck Now, 05.06.2024 Photo by Svitlana Morenets // Getty Images We have leveraged every possible opportunity at every turn to call for a ceasefire since the very start of the special military operation. Our appeals have become more and more insistent from November 2002 onwards, as specific military, political and strategic circumstances, making it possible to […]

Representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office did not appear at the trial on Boris Vishnevsky’s participation in the activities of an “undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 03.06.2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 3 June, the Vasileostrovsky District Court began hearings on an absurd case against Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly. Vishnevsky was accused of participating in the activities of an “undesirable organisation”. […]

Yabloko considers increase of taxes during the special military operation unacceptable

Adopted at the meeting of the Federal Bureau on 3 June, 2024 Photo: The Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation / Photo by Konstanin Kokoshkin, Kommersant The true goal of Vladimir Putin’s tax reform is not the alleged provision of social justice, but the collection of additional trillions of roubles from citizens and businesses. These […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The West’s Approach to Russia Should Have Been Much Smarter, 23.05.2024 Grigory Yavlinsky, the Russian opposition Yabloko party’s leader, took part in the debates at Cambridge Union about the West’s Approach to Russia. The event took place on May 16, 2024. The other speakers were Dominic Grieve, the former UK Attorney General and Conservative MP, the former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee […]

The first court hearing on the lawsuit of Boris Vishnevsky who disputes recognition him as a “foreign agent” held in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 31.05.2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko On 31 May, the Vasileostrovsky District Court held the first hearing in the lawsuit filed by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, against the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of […]