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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 'YABLOKO Against the Parties of Power'

Yabloko will participate in gubernatorial elections in the Kaliningrad, Tula and Chelyabinsk regions

Press Release, 11.06.2024 Photo: Roman Morozov, Vladimir Dorokhov, and Yaroslav Shcherbakov The Presidium of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party confirmed the candidacies of Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Roman Morozov and Vladimir Dorokhov for the elections of governors of the Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad and Tula regions, respectively. In the coming days, the candidates will be nominated at […]

The Izmailovsky Court of Moscow accepted Boris Vishnevsky’s complaint against the Ministry of Internal Affairs because of their inaction to MP Gurulyov’s phrase about the “rotten” 20 per cent of population who disagree with Putin and therefore must be destroyed

Press Release, 19.01.2024 Photo: MP Gurulyov, a screenshot of the programme “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” The Izmailovsky Court of Moscow accepted for consideration the complaint of the Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, Boris Vishnevsky, about the inaction of the Moscow Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which did not reveal violations of the law in […]

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. […]

Nikolai Rybakov elected Chairman of the Yabloko party for a second term

Press Release, 10.12.2023 Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service According to the results of the secret ballot of the congress delegates, 59 delegates (55%) voted in favour of Nikolai Rybakov. Alexander Yefimov came second with 26 votes in favour. Anna Cherepanova and Maxim Kruglov received 12 and 10 votes, respectively.

On the place and prospects of the Yabloko party

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko of 24 November, 2023, published on 1 December 2023 Russia is going through the stage of collapse of post-Soviet modernisation. The cause of the current crisis was the failure of misguided political and economic reforms. The main feature of the current historical moment is the boundless tragedy […]

“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 […]

The Alexei Yablokov Day at the Darwin Museum. Acad.Yablokov’s legacy and modern environmental problems were discussed by scientists, politicians and public activists

Press Release, 14.11.2023 On 13 November, a conference and public forum The Alexei Yablokov Day were held at the Darwin Museum in Moscow as part of the events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Acad.Alexei Yablokov (1933-2017), a renowned Russian ecologist and founder of the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party. In 2006, Alexei […]

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov on collecting signatures in support of the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election

Nikolai Rybakov’s blog post, 9.11.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Our party receives questions from citizens from different regions of Russia about collecting signatures for the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election. In September, Grigory Yavlinsky said that he was ready to consider the […]

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky had his microphone turned off after speaking about the “special military operation” at the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 1.11.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Press Service of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Speaking on October 31 at the meeting of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, deputy Boris Vishnevsky explained why the Yabloko faction could not support the draft city budget of St.Petersurg for 2024. Vishnevsky said that the reasons […]

Yabloko leader in Tatarstan Ruslan Zinatullin at the State Council: “Militaristic practices are passed off as patriotism”

Press Release, 20.10.2023 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 19 October, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan adopted in the first reading the bill “On the Patriotic Education of Citizens in the Republic of Tatarstan,” which was developed so that to determine a “unified approach” to patriotic education […]

St. Petersburg Yabloko asks the Ministry of Culture to issue a distribution certificate for the film “The Fairy Tale” by Alexander Sokurov

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: A still from Alexander Sokurov’s film “The Fairy Tale” Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent an appeal to the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova with a request to reconsider the Ministry of Culture’s decision refusing to issue a distribution certificate for Alexander […]

Yabloko turns 30!

Nikolai Rybakov’s Telegram post, 16.10.2023 30 years ago, on 16 October, 1993, a protocol on the establishment of an electoral bloc for elections to the State Duma was signed, the top three candidates included Grigory Yavlinsky, Yury Boldyrev and Vladimir Lukin. People immediately named the political association “YABLoko” [according to the first letters of the […]

Don’t push the planet towards a nuclear disaster

Statement by the Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, 13.10.2023 Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on 5 October that Moscow may withdraw ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). A week later, on 12 October, it was reported that the relevant State Duma committee had prepared a bill to revoke ratification. Its consideration […]

Yabloko will participate in the by-election of deputies of the Novosibirsk City Council

Press Release, 9.10.2023 Photo: Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov Two candidates for deputies were nominated by the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party at a meeting of the regional bureau held on Sunday. By-elections for the electoral districts Nos 40 and 49 will be held on 15-17 December, 2023.

The future of the country depends on all of us

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yabloko Adopted on 15.09.2023, published on 22.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The political regime that has developed in Russia can be characterised as electoral authoritarianism evolving into a personalistic dictatorship. While the institution of elections was formally preserved, voting lost its true meaning. In the situation of […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Only people themselves can change the situation in Russia

YouTube channel Zhivoy Gvozd, 18.09.2023 Broadcasted live on 16.09.2023 Over 30 years, the Yabloko party has offered people in Russia a different path eleven times: eight times in parliamentary elections and three times in presidential elections. This path would never have led our country to what is happening now. We proposed to build a state […]

Fight poverty, not the world

Decision by the Federal Bureau of Yaboko adopted on 4 September 2023, published on 14 September 2023 Photo by Oleg Kharseyev, Kommersant The document was adopted following the results of expert hearings held in Veliky Novgorod on 4 September. Yevgeniy Gontmakher, Doctor of Economics and a Yabloko member, participated in the development of the document. […]

Candidates from Pskov Yabloko in single-mandate constituencies received voters support

Statement by the Regional Council of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, 13.09.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Despite the cancellation of registration of Yabloko’s lists of candidates, three-day and remote electronic voting, and admission of observers to polling stations only in three districts of the region, candidates from the Pskov Yabloko did not stop […]

Dozens of thousands of Russian citizens cast their votes for Peace and for Yabloko!

Summing up the results of the elections Press Release, 11.09.2023 In the elections held on 10 September, Yabloko managed to retain representation in the city parliamets of Yekaterinburg, Veliky Novgorod and Krasnokamsk (the Perm region), as well as create a faction in the city duma of Yasnogorsk (the Tula region). The team of municipal deputies […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Elections for peace and freedom”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 11.09.2023 Photo: Yabloko campaign posters “Yabloko. Your vote For Peace and Freedom!” in Yekaterinburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 10 September, Russia held regular election. Everyone understands what kind of “elections” there can be in such a system, especially during the “special military operation”. Since 1996, voting in Russia […]