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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 'Overcoming Stalin’s Legacy'

The Yabloko party advocates a final and absolute ban on the death penalty in Russia

Statement by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, adopted on 28.03.2024 Photo: Alexander Koryakov, Kommersant In connection with the monstrous terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall, calls from high stands for the return of the death penalty in Russia are heard again. As the bearer of the Russian and European humanistic tradition, the Russian United Democratic […]

Police drew up a violation report against Yabloko Federal Bureau member Alexander Yefimov for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 20.02.2024 Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by Yabloko Press Service Alexander Yefimov is charged with giving an interview to the movement of independent election observers Golos, which authorities consider to be part of the international non-governmental organisation European Network of Election Monitoring Organisations (ENEMO). In 2021, the organisation was declared undesirable in Russia.

Stop creeping re-Stalinization

Resolution by the 22nd Yabloko Congress adopted on 10.12.2023, published on 26.01.2024 Photo by Yevgeny Odinokov, RIA Novosti The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is worried and draws attention to the campaign unfolding in Russia to justify the Great Terror and its inspirer, Joseph Stalin. Against the background of the ongoing loss of human lives […]

The 22nd Congress of Yabloko. The key points

Press Release, 11.12.2023 Photo: Igor Artemyev, a member of the Federal Political Committee, speaks at the Congress on 9 December / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Past weekend, the 22nd Yabloko Congress took place in Moscow. The Congress elected the party leaders and the executive bodies of the party for the next four years. […]

“Assessment of the personality of Joseph Stalin and the results of his leadership of the country is out of the competence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office” – a response to an inquiry from Arthur Gaiduk

Press Release, 20.11.2023 Photo: Monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki / Photo from open sources The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region once again found no grounds for taking measures of prosecutorial response in connection with the unauthorised installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki, the Pskov region, and reported […]

A way to the future: assessment of Stalinism

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 30.10.2023 During the years of Joseph Stalin’s rule in the USSR, millions of citizens of the country were repressed and killed. This is the scale of a real national catastrophe. The crimes of Stalinism and Bolshevism affected almost every family in our country. It is impossible to simply forget and move […]

A rally in memory of the victims of political repression and in support of current political prisoners held in Veliky Novgorod

Press Release, 31.10.2023 The Novgorod branch of Yabloko organised a rally on 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression. The rally participants read out loud the names of Novgorod residents  who were shot during the years of Stalin’s terror, as well as excerpts from the letters of the current political prisoners.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko organised an excursion along the last route of the victims of Stalin’s repressions

Press Release, 31.10.2023 On the eve of the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko organised an excursion in memory of victims of Stalinist repression in Chelyabinsk, who were shot in 1938 allegedly for counter-revolutionary activities and were rehabilitated in the 1950-1960s.

Yabloko held an online marathon in memory of the victims of political repression and actions throughout the country

Press Release, 31.10.2023 On the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression, Yabloko held an online marathon “People, Don’t Kill Each Other!”, during which hundreds of people read out loud the names of victims of Stalin’s repressions of 1930s-1940s, remembered their ancestors who died during the terror, and showed places of mass executions in […]

The Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly on the initiative to return Soviet monuments from abroad: “This is a pseudo-patriotic imitation of lawmaking”

Press Release, 25.10.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yaboko Press Service The Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly criticised the bill on the return of Soviet and Russian monuments from abroad. The initiative bill was examined in the first reading at the meeting of the Legislative Assembly on […]

Yabloko to hold an all-Russian marathon “People, Don’t Kill Each Other!”, dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of Victims of State Terror

Press Release, 24.10.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Members and supporters of the Yabloko party from more than 50 regions of the country will take part in the marathon reading out the names of the victims of Joseph Stalin’s repressions: people shot in the cities of our country during the years of state terror […]

Yabloko deputy Artur Deputy Gaiduk appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office due to the inaction of the Pskov region Public Prosecutor’s Office on the appeal to dismantle the monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki

Press Release, 5.10.2023 Photo: Monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki / Photo from open sources Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies from Yabloko, points out that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov Region, which received for consideration and response his August appeal to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office in […]

Boris Vishnevsky: The Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Pskov region refused to take measures to dismantle the recently erected monument to Joseph Stalin

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 29.09.2023 I have received a response from the acting Public Prosecutor of the Pskov region to my appeal, in which I asked to dismantle the [recently erected] monument to Stalin in Velikiye Luki, as violating laws, humanism and common sense. Stalin’s repressions were recognised as a crime by decisions of the […]

The memorial plaque to renowned Russian poet Anna Akhmatova disappeared from the facade of the former prison. Boris Vishnevsky appealed to the Governor and the owner of the building

Press Release, 15.06.2023 Photo: The wall of the Kresty (Crosses) prison where a memorial plaque to Anna Akhmatova hung / Photo by Misha Burlatsky Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, appealed to the Governor Alexander Beglov and the general director of DOM.RF Vitaly Mutko asking them […]

Vladimir Ryzhkov demanded that the head of the Moscow police punish those destroying the Last Address signs put to commemorate the victims of Stalin’s repression

Press Release, 13.06.2023 Photo: Klimentovsky pereulok 9/1. Next to this door was the Last Address sign with the name of  Zinaida Nikolayevna Maevskaya (shot on 29 December, 1937, and fully acquitted in 1989) It is reported that vandals have recently removed at least eight plaques installed on the houses where the victims of Stalin’s regime […]

Searches at the homes of employees of the Memorial human rights society are a new step in the practices of political repressions in Russia

Statement by the Yabloko party, 21.03.2023 Photo by Safron Golikov / Kommersant On 21 March, 2023, investigators from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation came with searches to the employees of the Memorial [human right] society, including its leader Yan Rachinsky. The Yabloko party considers the searches at the homes of employees of the […]

The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Valery Borshchyov “Political Idealism: an Illusion or a Reality”

Press Release, 22.12.2022 On 21 December, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Political Idealism: an Illusion or a Reality” by Valery Borshchyov, an outstanding human rights activist, dissident, a member of the Federal Political Committee, Co-Chairman of the Yabloko’s Human Rights Faction and Co-Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. On 1 December, Valery Borshchyov […]

Yabloko collects signatures in Volgograd against the renaming of the city after Joseph Stalin

Press Release, 22.12.2022 Photo: Governor of the Volgograd Region Andrey Bocharov speaking in support of the “special operation” in front of students of the Volgograd branch of  Plekhanov Russian University of Econmics / Photo by Yabloko started collecting signatures in Volgograd against the renaming of the city after Joseph Stalin. The initiative on the […]

The authorities of the city of Barabinsk refused to consider dissident Anatoly Marchenko an “outstanding figure”. The European Parliament warded the first the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Anatoly Marchenko and Nelson Mandela in 1988

Press Release, 19.12.2022 Photo: Anatoly Marchenko / Photo from the family archive The administration and the Council of Deputies of the city of Barabinsk, the Novosibirsk region, refused to perpetuate the memory of their famous fellow countryman, dissident and writer Anatoly Marchenko, because, in their opinion, he was not an outstanding figure and did not […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov visited Astrakhan

Press Release, 5.12.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 3 December, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and his team came to Astrakhan to meet with Yabloko members and supporters and discuss the region’s problems with active citizens.