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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 'Human Rights'

State media of Tatarstan refused to publish the campaign material by the candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko because of his phrase about Vladimir Putin

Press Release, 15.09.2021 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin The state-owned newspapers “Respublika Tatarstan” and “Vatanym Tatarstan” refused to publish campaign material by Ruslan Zinatullin, candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko in constituency No.31 (the city of Kazan). The reason was the slogan of  Zinatullin: “Against Putin, swindlers and thieves!”

Nikolai Rybakov visited the cities of the Perm Territory within the framework of his election tour

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 11.09.2021 THE PERM TERRITORY Photo by the Yabloko Press Service KUNGUR The long-awaited meeting with Olga Vshivkova, the head of the “Kungur – the Territory of Goodness” charitable foundation, last year she became a deputy of the City Duma, and has been representing Yabloko there. The Foundation helps people in hardships. […]

A parade of clones turns into a new side show

Statement by the Yabloko party, 11.09.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky (right) and two other “Boris Vishnevskys” In the evening of 9 September, the student magazine Doxa published a journalistic investigation “St.Petersburg State University is looking for students so that to “falsify the elections a little” in favour of the candidate from United Russia and the head […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov: the development of startups implies freedom

Press Release, 9.09.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 9 September, Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov met with young entrepreneurs in Moscow. The theme of the event was “Startups. Hope for the Future”. The speakers were Efim Kolodkin, the founder and CEO of the Uprising Agency (the web design and development agency) and the startup […]

Social Сontract between the Yabloko party and the citizens of Russia

7.09.2021 Signed by candidates from the Yabloko party to the State Duma of the Russian Federation September 07, 2021   Signed by citizens of the Russian Federation during voting at polling stations September 19, 2021 DEPUTIES WITHOUT BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES We, the candidates for deputies of the State Duma of Russia, nominated by the Yabloko […]

A court in Rostov-on-Don arrested Yabloko activist Bella Nasibyan for five days for Instagram stories

Press Release, 3.09.2021 Photo: Bella Nasibyan / Photo by the Press Service of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko The Pervomaisky District Court of Rostov-on-Don imposed five days of administrative arrest for Bella Nasibyan, a Yabloko activist. The reason was the stories on Instagram, with accidental picturing of a sticker of a Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting […]

Deputy Chairman of the territorial electoral commission from the United Russia party interferes with campaigning of Dmitry Khorzov, Yabloko candidate for the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 1.09.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Ivan Efimov, Deputy Chairman of Territorial Electoral Commission No. 27 from the ruling United Russia party, called the police to volunteer of the campaign of Dmitry Khorzov, Yabloko candidate for the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and virtually broke up the campaigning. According to Efimov, the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Do you say that the real opposition is the communists? Then expect new repressions, the Iron Curtain and a war”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 31.08.2021 Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo by Alexander Miridonov /Kommersant Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov equated criticism of Joseph Stalin with an attack on the outcome of the Second World War. What for? It attracts communist voters to the [ruling] United Russia party and at the same time makes it […]

Yabloko honoured the memory of those who died defending democracy in Russia during the coup d’etat in 1991

Press Release, 21.08.2021 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov and other party members laid flowers at the monument to the Defenders of Democracy in Russia at the intersection of the streets Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring in Moscow. Three young people – Dmitry Komar, Vladimir Usov and Ilya Krichevsky – died […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Investigate Alexei Navalny’s poisoning!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 21.08.2021 Photo: Alexei Navalny is being taken to the plane by ambulance. / Photo by AP / Scanpix A year has passed since the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Neither those who ordered, nor those who actually committed the crime have been identified. Once again, it is important to declare: a comprehensive international […]

A court in Kazan recognised Ruslan Zinatullin, a Yabloko candidate for the State Duma, involved in an “extremist” organisation

Press Release, 20.08.2021 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Press Service of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko A judge of the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan recognised Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko and a candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko, involved in the activities of an “extremist” organisation Navalny […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov to visit the Krasnodar Territory within the framework of his election tour on August 22 and 23

Press Release, 19.08.2021 Photo: Krasnodar / Photo by, user @olivia Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will visit the cities of the Krasnodar Territory within the framework of his election tour on August 22 and 23.

Yabloko did not accept the form of the election ballot due to the wording of affiliation with “foreign agents”

Press Release, 17.08.2021 Yabloko was the only party out of 14 political parties participating in the parliamentary elections that did not agree with the form of the ballot paper for the elections to the State Duma, which was approved by the Central Electoral Commission today. Yabloko insisted that the name of the organisation (which was […]

Fires in Yakutia. Chronicle of the struggle of the Yakutsk branach of Yabloko to draw attention of the authorities to the disastrous fires in Yakutia

Press Release, 13.08.2021 Photo: Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yakutsk branch of Yabloko / Photo by the Press Service of the regional branch of Yabloko Since the beginning of summer, Yakutia has been experiencing the most massive forest fires in the history of the region. Fire from the forest spreads to settlements, the volunteers cannot […]

The court in Kazan recognised Yelena Izotova, Yabloko candidate for the State Duma, involved in the “extremist” organization and now she faces removal from elections

Press Release, 14.08.2021 Photo: Yelena Izotova/ Photo from the personal VKontakte page The court in Kazan recognised Yelena Izotova, Chair of the Yabloko Green Russia faction in Tatarstan and a Yabloko candidate for the State Duma, involved in the “extremist” organization. Thus Izotova will now face removal from elections According to Izotova, the court session […]

Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan faces removal from the State Duma elections “for extremism”

Press Release, 13.08.2021 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Press Service of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Vakhitovsky district of Kazan appealed to the court with a demand to recognise Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko, the leader of the regional list of Yabloko candidates […]

Saratov Regional Court confirmed that regional officials unlawfully disrupted Yabloko’s campaign to the State Duma

Press Release, 12.08.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Saratov branch of Yabloko The panel of judges of the Saratov Regional Court rejected the appeal of the Saratov administration, which challenged the victory of the Saratov branch of Yabloko in the Volzhsky District Court on two administrative claims after the administration’s unjustified refusal to […]

Nikolai Rybakov: the final working day in Eastern Siberia

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 10.08.2021 BURYATIA, THE IRKUTSK REGION The shore of Lake Baikal Yesterday was my final working day in Eastern Siberia. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service When I was going to Lake Baikal, I was convinced that the situation with the garbage on the shore had changed and garbage was no longer […]

A working day in the Irkutsk region, or how to get to the shore of Baikal and not be able to see Baikal

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 8.08.2021 IRKUTSK Photo by the Yabloko Press Service In the morning Anna Shlomina, our candidate for the State Duma elections, the founder of the public organisation for the protection of animals “ZooZabota”, showed me the Centre for sterilisation of pets, which works in the city at discounted prices. The main problem […]

Nikolay Rybakov in Krasnoyarsk: about the “black sky”, the problems of the Yenisei and the underfunding of medicine

Today’s working day is in Krasnoyarsk. Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 6.08.2021 The nature of the region starts brining you joy already on the approach to the Dmitry Hvorostovsky airport. Endless taiga, hills, and the great Yenisei river. At the same time, it is hard to breathe in Krasnoyarsk – because of the large number of […]