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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 'Freedom of Assembly'

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko demands from the regional government to open “hyde parks” in all districts of the city

Press Release, 25.05.2022 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov and Vasily Moskovets / Photo from social networks Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, filed a lawsuit with the Chelyabinsk Regional Court demanding from the regional government to open a hyde parks (specially designated places where any public events – meetings, rallies, or pickets – can […]

Grigory Yavlinsky, Lev Shlosberg and five regional deputies from Yabloko vouched for Vladimir Kara-Murza in court

Press Release, 18.05.2022 Photo: Vladimir Kara-Murza / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, the Moscow City Court will consider the appeal of politician Vladimir Kara-Murza against the ruling of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow on the choice of a measure of restraint in the form of detention. Kara-Murza has been in jail since […]

Court dismissed the charges of “discrediting the army” against Lyubov Zhiltsova, teacher and deputy from Yabloko in the Pskov region

Press Release, 17.05.2022 Photo: Lyubov Zhiltsova / Photo by The Pechorsky District Court dismissed the case of “discrediting the army” against Lyubov Zhiltsova, a mathematics teacher and a deputy of the Palkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov Region from Yabloko. On 25 February, Lyubov Zhiltsova published on her personal page on the VKontakte network […]

The Yabloko faction of the St.Petersburg parliament called on the head of the interior for St. Petersburg to conduct another check into non-admission of lawyers to those detained at peaceful actions

Press Release, 12.05.2022 Photo by Pyotr Ivanov Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, appealed to Roman Plugin, head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, with a request to conduct another check into the facts […]

Home of Pavel Sychyov, Yabloko candidate for the State Duma, searched in Voronezh

Press Release, 9.05.2022 Photo: Pavel Sychyov / Photo from social networks The home of Pavel Sychyov, Yabloko candidate for the State Duma and a video blogger, was searched in Voronezh about 6 a.m.  The search was carried out within the framework of a criminal case on terrorism – false reports about the mining of a […]

The Yabloko branch in Miass, the Chelyabinsk region, held a May Day march “For Peace!”

Press Release, 4.05.2022   The local branch of Yabloko in Miass, the Chelyabinsk region, held a May Day march under the slogan “For Peace!”. Members and supporters of the Miass branch of Yabloko, together with activists of other socio-political organisations who joined Yabloko, marched through the centre of the city with a pacifist slogan written […]

On the situation in Russia and the prospects of the Party

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko No. 152, dated 15 April, 2022 Published on 21 April, 2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service A great disaster on the scale of a national catastrophe, threatening the very existence of Russia, happened to our country. An authoritarian government acting according to Bolshevik models plunged Russia […]

Three administrative protocols at once drawn up against the Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Novgorod

Press Release, 20.04.2022 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin /Photo from social networks On 20 April, Viktor Shalyakin, a member of the Regional Council of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko Party and the Chairman of the city branch of the party, got three protocols at once on an administrative offense. This was reported by Anna Cherepanova, the […]

A criminal case for criticising the authorities filed in Kemerovo against a former Yabloko candidate for the State Duma  

Press Release, 19.04.2022 Photo: Vyacheslav Chernov / Photo from social networks On 18 April, the Investigative Committee of the Kemerovo Region, basing on a report from the deputy head of the regional Centre for Counteracing Extremism, opened a criminal case against Vyacheslav Chernov, a civil activist, entrepreneur, and a candidate for the State Duma from […]

Yabloko applied for demonstrations “For Peace!” in Moscow and five other cities on 1 May

Press Release, 20.04.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yabloko has applied for May Day demonstrations “For Peace!” in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Miass and Magnitogorsk. In Moscow, the applicants for the action were Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, and Andrei Morev, head of […]

Nikolai Rybakov: “The main purpose of the party’s work today is to stop the bloodshed”.

Press Release, 16.04.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service At the beginning of his speech at the 21st Party Congress, Yabloko Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov drew the delegates’ attention to a printed replica of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, which was placed on the wall instead of the traditional banner with Yabloko party symbols. “Today’s fate of […]

Alexander Shishlov: I am urging police officers to serve only the law and the people – as the law requires

Press Release, 13.04.2022 Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, spoke at the Legislative Assembly about functioning of the law enforcement. He emphasized the importance of their strict observance of the rights […]

Yabloko’s Ksenia Cherepanova came second in the by-elections to the Novgorod City Duma

Press Release, 12.04.2022 Photo: Ksenia Cherepanova / Photo from social networks The results of the by-elections for a mandate of the Novgorod City Duma of the sixth convocation in single-mandate constituency No. 3, for which the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party nominated Ksenia Cherepanova, have been summed up.

Oksana Vladyka, head of the Yabloko branch in Arkhangelsk, received seven days of arrest for disobeying the police

Press Release, 11.04.2022 Photo: Oksana Vladyka / Photo from social networks It was reported today that Oksana Vladyka, the head of the Yabloko branch in Arkhangelsk and human rights activist, was detained in Arkhangelsk. The detention was connected with a protocol drawn up against her under Article 19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“disobedience […]

Rospotrebnadzor refuses to lift the restriction on holding public events in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 8.04.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yelena Smirnova, acting head of the St. Petersburg Rospotrebnazdor (the Russian consumer safety watchdog), sent a response to the request of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly to lift the existing ban on holding public events in St. Petersburg. The St.Petersburg department of Rospotrebnazdor […]

The Yabloko Party University to host a lecture by Andrei Babushkin on the rules of conduct during arrest and search

Press Release, 6.04.2022 Photo: Andrei Babushkin / Photo  by the Yabloko Party Press Service On 11 April, the Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture “What to do if you are being persecuted by law enforcement agencies”. The lecturer is Andrey Babushkin, human rights activist, Chairman of the Committee for Civil Rights, member of […]

“I didn’t see any cases of violation of the rights of the child, but this is a reason to think about it”

St. Petersburg Ombudsperson for Children’s Rights answers Yabloko’s question about inadmissibility of involving children in actions supporting the “special operation” Press Release, 6.04.2022 Photo: Anna Mityanina / Photo by the Press Service of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and an MP of the Legislative Assembly of […]

St.Petersburg State University decided not to expel 20 students detained at peaceful anti-war actions. Earlier, the Yabloko faction had spoken up in their defenсe.

Press Release, 5.04.2022 Photo by Creative Commons The St.Petersburg newspaper Fontanka reported that following the results of the meeting of the Rector and the staff at St Petersburg University, they decided not to expel 20 students who were detained at peaceful anti-war actions. Now the University plans only to administer reprimands to the students. On […]

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? […]

The Chairman of the local branch of Yabloko in Novgorod is accused of “spreading false information” about the “special operation”

Press Release, 30.03.2022 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin / Photo from social networks Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod, was charged with an administrative offense under Article 13.15, Part 9 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation – “dissemination of knowingly unreliable socially significant information under the […]