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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 'Politics'

“That was the case when I couldn’t help but come.” Nikolai Rybakov took part in mourning ceremonies after the acts of terror in Dagestan

Telegram post by Nikolai Rybakov, 27.06.2024 Photos by the Yabloko Press Service Yesterday I was in Dagestan – in Makhachkala and Derbent. That was case when I couldn’t help but come. You all understand the tragic reason. I will return ( ) to the substantive side of the problem more than once in the future. […]

Yaboko’s statement on the situation in Dagestan

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 26.06.2024 Photo by Ganzhevi Gadzhibalaev/TASS  The Yabloko party expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the terrorist attack in Dagestan, including Orthodox Archpriest Nikolai Kotelnikov, who worked there for more than 40 years, civilians and a large number of law enforcement officers. May their […]

Nikolai Rybakov handed over to the State Duma and the Federation Council more than a thousand signatures of citizens in favour of disclosing the incomes of deputies

Press Release, 23.04.2024 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov submitted more than a thousand signatures, as well as individual appeals to each deputy and senator of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation demanding that income and property declarations for 2023 be disclosed and made public. Similar appeals […]

The court fined an official of the Ministry of Education of Udmurtia for ignoring an inquiry on anti-terrorist measures

Press Release, 15.04.2024 Photo by Iya Boronina A court in Izhevsk fined an official of the Ministry of Education of Udmurtia for ignoring an official inquiry from the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, Iya Boronina. Boronina’s inquiry to the ministry concerned ensuring anti-terrorist and security measures in schools.

Yabloko in Moscow and Russian regions paid tribute to the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall

Press Release, 28.03.2024 Photo:  Nikolai Rybakov and members of the Yabloko Bureau, Moscow. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service A week has passed since the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall, in Krasnogorsk near Moscow. The Yabloko delegation, consisting of party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and members of the Federal Bureau, paid tribute to […]

Yabloko’s deputy of a rural settlement in the Ryazan region Konstantin Smirnov to the governor: I ask you to order the liquidation of the illegal landfill in Dubrovichi

Press Release, 27.03.2024 Photo: The landfill in Dubrovichi / Photo by Konstantin Smirnov Konstantin Smirnov, a deputy of the Dubrovichi rural settlement from the Yabloko party and Editor-in-Chief of the Internet web-site Vidsboku, sent an appeal to Governor of the Ryazan Region Pavel Malkov regarding liquidation of an illegal landfill on the territory of the […]

The Black Swan from the Crocus City Hall

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 25.03.2024 Photo by Alexei Nazarov, Kommersant The terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall is an absolutely monstrous and brutal crime that has no justification. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the wounded. As of the evening of 24 March, 2024, questions […]

Yabloko expresses condolences to the next-of-kin and friends of those killed in the act of terror in the Crocus concert hall in Moscow

Statement by the Yabloko party, 22.03.2024 Photo from social media The Yabloko party expresses condolences to the next-of-kin and friends of those killed in a monstrous act of terror in the Crocus concert hall in Moscow. Their grief is immeasurable, and we are mourning with them. We wish a speedy recovery to those injured during […]

The Minister of Culture of Udmurtia fined for ignoring the request of the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmutia, Iya Boronina

Press Release, 2.02.2024 Photo: Magistrate of the Court District No. 3 of Oktyabrsky District of Izhevsk, Alyona Dresvyannikova / Photo by Iya Boronina The Minister of Culture of Udmurtia, Vladimir Solovyov, was fined for violating the procedure for considering the appeal of the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, Iya Boronina. The leader of […]

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.

Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre announces enrollment of students for an advanced course on anti-corruption policy

Press Release, 29.11.2023 Photo: Heads of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre Alexei Karnaukhov and Alexei Chumakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party launches the “Theory and Practice of Anti-Corruption” training course, which will take place from February to June 2024. The course developers are experts from the […]

Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the State Duma and the Federation Council check the co-authors of the bill on cutting down forests in the Lake Baikal area for corruption

The Yabloko Party’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre indicated that six deputies and senators may have vested interests in the adoption of the law Press Release, 18.10.2023 Photo by Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the State Duma and the Federation Council conduct a conflict of interest check on the co-authors of the […]

To rescue hostages and curb terror

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 11.10.2023 War has come to Israel. Terror, which seemed to have been more or less minimised for two decades with the help of a sound military doctrine and the efforts of professional intelligence services and diplomats, broke out with unexpected force and in an absolutely ugly form. It turned out that […]

There are no justifications for medieval barbarism and terrorism

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 10.10.2023 Photo by i24news It is with alarm and pain that we, together with the entire world, observe the unfolding tragedy in Israel and Palestine. A monstrous massacre carried out by fanatics. A new war, another burning fire on our small planet. We sincerely sympathise with all the victims and […]

We must start over without repeating the mistakes

Yabloko Deputy Chairman writes on why the Russian authorities prefer not to recall the text of the Declaration of the State Sovereignty adopted on June 12, which became Russia Day Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 12.06.2023 Photo by Dmitry Dukhanin / Kommersant Celebrating today’s holiday – Russia Day – the top officials make pompous statements, but […]

“It is impossible to forget such events.” Yabloko honoured the memory of Larisa Yudina murdered 25 years ago

Press Release, 7.06.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service 25 years ago, Larisa Yudina, Co-Chair of the Yabloko branch in Kalmykia, was murdered. Her whole life was connected with journalism. In 1991, Yudina headed the newspaper Sovietskaya Kalmykia. The paper was well-known for fight against corruption and criticism of the President of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, […]

On Russia and its citizens

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023 Published on 21.04.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Mutual distrust and intolerance towards opponents have been deliberately imposed on people in modern Russia. Sanctions under “political articles” have appeared in the legislation and are being tightened; and political repressions are rapidly intensifying in […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko raised 71.000 roubles at the auction in support of those persecuted for political reasons

Press Release, 13.03.2023 Photo by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko On 11 March, the Chelyabinsk branch of the Yabloko party together with the “You Are Not Alone 74” project, held a charity auction in support of those persecuted for political reasons in the South Urals. During the auction, 49 lots were sold for a total […]

Director of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: Recognition of Transparency International as an “undesirable organisation” in Russia maintains the trend towards repression against civil society

Press Release, 7.03.2023 Photo: Yelena Panfilova, founder of Transparency International – Russia, and Anton Pominov, ex-Director of the organisation / Photo by Gennady Gulyaev, Kommersant The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party expresses its unconditional support for colleagues from Transparency International – Russia and protests against the recognition of the international movement Transparency International […]