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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 'Judiciary'

The Chairman of the local branch of Yabloko in Novgorod found guilty of “spreading fakes” about the “special operation”

Press Release, 12.07.2022 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin / Photo from social media On 11 July, the Novgorod District Court fined Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod, 30,000 roubles for “spreading false information” about the “special operation” on the VKontakte social network (Article 13.15 Part 9 of the Code of […]

Alexander Shishlov: “This is not just a fight against the so-called foreign influence”

The practice of adopting such laws shows that parliamentary activity has degraded Rosbalt*, 30.06.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The State Duma adopted a unified law “On control over the activities of persons under foreign influence”. Now new restrictions are being introduced for foreign agents. They will be deprived of […]

It took the court three attempts to finally dismiss the case of “illegal campaigning” against the Chairman of the Yabloko branch in the city of Novgorod

Press Release, 29.06.2022 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin after being attacked / Photo by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko The court of the first instance dismissed the case on the distribution of Yabloko campaign postcards “Ksenia Cherepanova Is for Peace” by Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the Novgorod city branch of Yabloko, due to the absence of any […]

Activist from Activist from Khanty-Mansiysk, West Siberia, fined 80,000 roubles under two protocols on “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 5.06.2022 Photo: Ivan Menshenin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Ivan Menshenin, a member of the Yabloko party in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, West Siberia, and a candidate for the State Duma in 2021, was fined twice under Article 20.3.3, Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“discrediting the armed forces […]

Moscow City Duma MP Sergei Mitrokhin fined 200,000 roubles for repeated violation of the rules for holding rallies

Press Release, 2.06.2022 Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Sergei Mitrokhin, MP of the Moscow City Duma, was fined 200,000 roubles for repeated violation of the rules for holding rallies (Article 20.2, Part 8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). The decision was made today by the Khamovniki Court of Moscow.

Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, has got compensation for the illegal actions of the police

Press Release, 2.06.2022 Photo: Anna Cherepanova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Anna Cherepanova, Chairwoman of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, obtained compensation for moral damage and material damage in connection with the illegal actions of the Novgorod police to bring her to administrative liability. The federal budget will pay the opposition […]

The Constitutional Court to consider the legality of restricting participation in elections for “persons involved in extremist organisations”

Press Release, 2.06.2022 Photo: Lev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin / Photo from social networks Two complaints were filed with the Constitutional Court of Russia against the constitutionality of the norms of the Russian electoral legislation, which established restrictions on participation in elections for “persons involved in the activities of extremist organisations”.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Stop killing Ukrainians and stop killing Russian soldiers. Stop it!”

Youtube channel Zhivoi Gvozd (Live Nail), complete transcript and English susbtitles in the video, 19.03.2022 Vitaly Dymarsky: Since I was instructed, Grigory Alexeyevich, to ask you the first question… Grigory Yavlinsky: Yes, please. Vitaly Dymarsky: But I have two of them. Absolutely hackneyed: “who is to blame?” and “what to do?”. Where do we start? […]

Lev Shlosberg told about the searches in Pskov at a meeting of the Human Rights Council under the President of the RF

Press Release, 24.03.2022 Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 23 March, the Commission on Political Rights of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation discussed the implementation of legislation by the law enforcement when initiating criminal and administrative cases, searches, detentions and arrests in February-March 2022. […]

“The enormity of this sentence is confirmed by the very fact of innocence”

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova supported Memorial’s Yury Dmitriyev at the trial Press Release, 27.12.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova in the corridor of the city court (centre) / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the […]

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov came to the Supreme Court to support Memorial

Nikolai Rybakov Facebook post, 14.12.2021 Photo from Nikolai Rybakov’ Facebook page Nikolai Rybakov: I have come to the Supreme Court where the hearings on the liquidation of International Memorial [a human rights society engaged in human rights and investigation of repression in the USSR] are being held. Hope is the last to die, however, it […]

Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, asked the Russian Public Prosecutor General to withdraw the claim submitted to the Supreme Court to liquidate the Memorial human rights society

Press Release, 14.12.2021 Photo: Artur Gaiduk / Photo from Arthur Gaiduk’s Facebook page Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, considers the demands of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the Memorial human rights organisation unlawful and essentially unconstitutional, and calls on Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, to abolish the law suit against […]

Albert Khusainov: the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko marked International Human Rights Day with pickets and a meeting of human rights defenders

Albert Khusainov’s blog post, 13.12.2021 Photo: Albert Khusainov / Photo by the Press Service of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko The Bashkirian branch of the Yabloko party held a meeting of party members and non-partisan civil activists in connection with the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

The Constitutional Court upheld the application of Yabloko municipal deputies in St.Petersburg to in defending the principle of the change of power

Press Release, 26.11.2021 Photo: Yabloko municipal deputies of Liteiny District, St.Petersburg, and lawyer Alexander Kobrinsky (second from right) / Photo by Petersburg Yabloko The Constitutional Court of the RF upheld the complaint of Yabloko deputies in the St. Petersburg municipality of Liteiny District and called for a revision of the provision of the federal law […]

The Supreme Court: the decision of the Central Electoral Commission on cancellation of video broadcasts from polling stations must be appealed to the Constitutional Court

Press Release, 23.07.2021 Photo: Chairman of the Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev and Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin. Photo: by Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant The Supreme Court dismissed the administrative law suit of the Yabloko party against the Central Electoral Commission regarding the cancellation of public video broadcasting from polling stations. The Supreme Court did […]

Yabloko’s Alexander Kobrinsky about defending those detained at rallies in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 26.05.2021 Photo: Alexander Kobrinsky / Photo from the personal archive During unpermitted rallies on 23 and 31 January, the majority of those detained were in St. Petersburg. St.Petersburg police not only dispersed peaceful people with inexplicable cruelty, but also drove them into police vans by hundreds, so that to draw up protocols of […]

On the intensification of political reprisals in Russia

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 22.04.2021 The Yabloko party states that large-scale political reprisals have been unleashed in Russia. The intensification of the persecution of political opponents and merely those people who actively disagree with Putin’s policies represents a direct consequence of the unlawful changes in the Constitution of the Russian Federation implemented by the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Putin and Biden – ”It takes one to know one”?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.03.2021 Photo: Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin. Photo by Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti On 2 October, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist for the Washington Post, was killed and dismembered at the Saudi Arabian Сonsulate in Istanbul. Recently, US National Intelligence accused the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, […]

For every man, there’s a law to convict him under

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.03.2021 Photo: Participants of the Municipal Forum in a police van. Photo by Avtozak Live Police detained over 170 municipal deputies in Moscow. This is how the authorities are fighting the pandemic and “undesirable organisations” [the Russian law “on undesirable organisations” gives prosecutors the power to extrajudicially declare foreign and international organisations […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded to open a criminal case on the fact of extrajudicial killings in Chechnya

Press Release, 16.03.2021 Photo: The law enforcement forces in Grozny, Chechnya. Photo by Said Tsarnayev / RIA Novosti On 15 March, Novaya Gazeta published another part of the investigation into extrajudicial killings of Russian citizens living in the Chechen Republic. With reference to the publication, this was also reported by other media, in particular, RBC. […]