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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 'History'

Yabloko to honour the memory of the victims of Stalin’s political repression in Sandarmokh, Karelia, and invites all the party supporters to participate

Press Release, 08.07.2024 Photo: A monument at the place of mass burial with an inscription “People, don’t kill each other!” On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Terror, on 5 August, the Yabloko delegation will go to the Sandarmokh, Karelia, the place of mass burial of victims of Stalin’s political […]

Yabloko’s Yaroslav Shcherbakov: “The militarisation of memory is inappropriate and unlawful”

At the request of Shcherbakov, the Chelyabinsk Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an action order to the Mayor’s Office about the improper maintenance of the Fraternal Cemetery of Soldiers Press Release, 26.06.2024 Photo: The Memory Memorial at the Fraternal Cemetery of Warriors with decommissioned S-75 anti-aircraft missile systems installed by the monument / Photo by the […]

“A philosopher of freedom and creativity”. Yabloko hosted a lecture about Nikolai Berdyaev

Press Release, 26.06.2024 A lecture dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the philosopher and sociologist Nikolai Berdyaev was held at Yabloko. The lecture was given by Anastasia Gacheva, a leading researcher at the Gorgy Institute of World Literature of the Academy of Sciences and Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences.

Yabloko leaders honoured the memory of those killed in the Second World War

Press Release, 22.06.2024 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On the night of 21-22 June, when 83 years ago Hitler invaded the USSR, Nikolai Rybakov, Grigory Yavlinsky and other party members lit candles and laid flowers at the Requiem 1941 monument in the centre of Moscow. This is a traditional Yabloko’s anti-war action that has […]

Yabloko to light 1418 candles to commemorate victims of the Second World War

Press release, 20.06.2024 UPD: We have to cancel our traditional “1418 Candles Per Each Day of War” action, since access to the “1941” memorial plaque, where we usually gather, will be limited due to preparations for the opening of the “Candle of Memory” campaign organised by the authorities. Yabloko will light 1418 candles to commemorate […]

The Versailles Trap

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.06.2024  A peace treaty was signed 105 years ago in June 1919 in Versailles, a Parisian suburb, marking the end of World War I. However, the Treaty of Versailles only delivered peace to Europe for a brief moment, before setting the wheels in motion for the start of the even more destructive […]

“Philosopher of freedom and creativity.” Yabloko to host a lecture on Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev

Press Release, 11.06.2024 On 20 June, a lecture dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Russian philosopher and sociologist Nikolai Berdyaev will be held at the Yabloko party’s central office in Moscow and will be also streamed on the Yabloko YouTube channel. The lecture will be given by Anastasia Gacheva, a leading researcher at the […]

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 […]

Yabloko to host a screening and discussion of the film “Andrei Sakharov. On the other side of the window”

Press Release, 20.05.2024 On 21 May, the birthday of human rights defender and scientist Andrei Sakharov, the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow will host a screening of the documentary film “Andrei Sakharov. On the other side of the window” (Russia, 2022). The film by Dmitry Zavilgelsky and Boris Altshuler focuses on the […]

“A Way to the Future” with Grigory Yavlinsky: A Different World

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.05.2024 Transcript April 2024 “What should be done to prevent a large-scale war? The very first steps to be taken to prevent a big war should include: a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and the signing of a respective agreement; the creation of a demilitarised zone on both sides of the fault […]

Soviet dissidents about modern Russia: “The present period is completely different, much more terrible”

Press Release, 13.05.2024 Photo from left to right: Nikolai Ivlyushkin, Alexander Daniel, Svetlana Gannushkina, Valery Borshchyov, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, Vyacheslav Igrunov, Alexei Smirnov, and Alexander Podrabinek / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 12 May, a round table with the participation of Soviet dissidents was held at the Yabloko central office in Moscow. The participants […]

“We bow down before them, deepest gratitude.”

Press Release, 9.05.2024 On 9 May, the leaders and members of the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those killed in the Second World War at the Preobrazhenskoye cemetery in Moscow, where more than 10,000 soldiers and commanders of the Red Army are buried. The delegation laid flowers and a wreath at the War Memorial.

The St. Petersburg Yabloko laid flowers at the memorial at the Piskarevskoye cemetery

Press Release, 8.05.2024 On 8 May, on the eve of Victory Day, the day of the victory over the Nazi Germany in 1945, members of the St. Petersburg Yabloko laid a wreath and flowers at the Motherland monument at the Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery.

Yabloko activists watched and discussed the feature film “The Eternal Road” about Stalin’s terror

Press Release, 3.05.2024 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Moscow office of Yabloko hosted the final screening of the film “The Eternal Road” (2017) by the Finnish director Antti-Jussi Annila, the screening was held within the framework of the Another Look film festival. Participants watched the feature film based on the real fate of […]

Alexei Arbatov on the US deployment of previously banned complexes in Asia: “This situation is fraught with a new missile arms race”

Kommersant, 22.04.2024 Photo: Alexei Arbatov / Photo from the personal archive Past week, the United States deployed medium-range ground-based missile systems in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time (see Kommersant on 16 April): army Typhon systems were deployed to the Philippines as part of the exercise. Previously, such weapons were prohibited under the Russian-American […]

Yabloko to hold an all-Russian conference on nuclear risks on the 38th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

Press Release, 19.04.2024 Photo from On 24 April, Yabloko will hold an all-Russian conference “Nuclear Technologies and Nuclear Risks in the Modern World”. The event will take place online via Zoom.

“To pull people back from the abyss of the Russian rebellion.”  Participants of the film festival “Another View” discussed a film about “anti-fascists” and “nationalists” in Russia at the beginning of the 2000s

Press Release, 16.04.2024 On 15 April, a screening and discussion of the film “The Key to a Clockwork Orange” (2014) was held at Yabloko. The documentary film by Grigory Grishin and Olga Yakovleva about the phenomenon of war between the youth movements of “anti-fascists” and “nationalists” on the streets of Russia in the 2000s provoked […]

“Man is the measure of all things.” The teleplay “Sforza” was shown at Yabloko

Press Release, 15.04.2024 On 11 April, the television play “Sforza” was shown at Yabloko as part of the Another View” festival. The performance by Alexei Zherebtsov, based on the novel-play by Sasha Denisova, takes us to Milan in the 15th century. We find ourselves in the Middle Ages with all its attributes: a ruler behind […]


On the collapse of the international order formed after the end of World War II and the risks of a major global conflict Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.04.2024 DISINTEGRATION PROCESSES International political developments today show that the previous world order is irreversibly paying its final bow in history. Against the backdrop of an increase in shocks […]

Yabloko hosted a lecture by Alexander Verkhovsky on nationalism in post-Soviet Russia

Press Release, 5.04.2024 On 4 April, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “How Russian nationalism has changed over three post-Soviet decades” by Alexander Verkhovsky, a famous researcher of nationalism and extremism and head of the SOVA Research Centre.