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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 'Social Policies'

“The Road to the Future” with Grigory Yavlinsky: A Different World

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.05.2024 Transcript April 2024 “What should be done to prevent a large-scale war? The very first steps to be taken to prevent a big war should include: a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and the signing of a respective agreement; the creation of a demilitarised zone on both sides of the fault […]

A manifestation of a lulling policy and collective escapism from reality for the entire country.” Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly.

Press Release, 29.02.2024 Photo by Dmitry Azarov, Kommersant Yabloko leaders comment on the President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov notes that all the main things form Vladimir Putin’s address, have been already promised to some extent, however, “the things are still there”. “We will protect nature reserves, – but, in […]

Emilia Slabunova: “I am categorically against the abolishing of the social studies course in the secondary school”

Press Release, 28.02.2024 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service “I categorically object to the plans of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to abolish the social studies course for grades 6-8 at the level of basic general education and leave only one hour for its study in grade 9!” […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko called on the Governor of the region to build a children’s hospital in Miass and find specialists for the adult infectious diseases department

Press Release, 15.02.2024 Photo by Wikimedia Commons Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party, appealed to the Governor of the region with a request to solve the problem with the doctors of an infectious disease department and the construction of a children’s hospital in the city of Miass.

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko to the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences: The shadow of repression, reminiscent of Stalin’s times, once again looms over science

Press Release, 9.02.2024 Photo: Akademgorodok (the “Academic Town”) in Novosibirsk /Photo from open sources On the Day of Russian Science and in honour of the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Novosibirsk regional branch of the Yabloko party sent congratulatory letters to the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy […]

The Legislative Assembly of Karelia blocked Yabloko’s amendments to the budget of Karelia. MP Slabunova demanded that the government solve the problems of the residents of the Republic of Karelia

Press Release, 18.12.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The budget of Karelia for 2024 and the planning period 2025-2026 was adopted in the third reading with 25 votes in favour and 8 against out of 34 present. All 20 amendments of Yabloko, as well as proposals of other parties, were rejected. […]

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. […]

Yabloko in Karelia proposed that 2024 budget of Karelia must increase funding for healthcare, housing and utilities, resettlement from shabby housing and provision of water to residents

Press Release, 4.12.2023 Photo: The Legislative Assembly of Karelia / Photo by the Press Service of the parliament of Karelia The Yabloko faction of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia has made 20 amendments to the draft budget of Karelia for 2024. This was reported by Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative […]

Yabloko’s Arthur Gaiduk on the ban on abortion: It has never increased the birth rate

Press Release, 1.12.2023 Photo: Arthur Gaiduk / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Artur Gaiduk, a doctor and deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, commented on numerous proposals by Russian officials and clergy to limit women’s right to abortion, and also drew the attention of deputies to an […]

Yabloko in Novgorod: basic military training classes in junior grades of city schools must be abolished

Press Release, 28.11.2023 Photo: Chairman of the local “Combat Brotherhood” Alexei Ivanov at a lesson in a junior class, in Gymnasium No. 4 / Photo by the Young Army Movement on VKontakte  Anna Cherepanova, a deputy of the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod from Yabloko and Chair of the regional branch of the party, appealed […]

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 […]

The Forum of Yabloko Deputies: “We will do what we can and should do: help people and improve our competence.”

Press Release, 20.10.2023 Yabloko representatives in the regional legislative assemblies and city and municipal councils, discussed during the three-day forum the specifics of work of an opposition deputy, shared their experiences and analysed the most popular cases encountered in the practices of Yabloko deputies. The forum was organised by the Centre for Work with Local […]

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 […]

Anna Cherepanova: The Yabloko faction has been registered in the Duma of Veliky Novgorod

Anna Cherpanova’s blog post, 19.10.2023 Photo: Anna Cherepanova The key task is to protect and represent the interests of thousands of our voters; formulate a meaningful alternative to the current government. The questions I will raise in the Duma are as follows:

Yabloko to conduct a three-day forum of deputies to exchange experiences

Press Release, 17.10.2023 On 17-19 October, Yabloko will conduct the Forum of Yabloko Deputies on the party’s online platform, 209 deputies from 23 regions of the country were invited to the event to exchange experiences and work on common cases. The speakers of the forum include current parliamentarians of regional legislative assemblies Boris Vishnevsky (the […]

The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko opens a public reception. The reception will work on a daily basis

Press Release, 9.10.2023 Photo by Vyacheslav Bukharov/Wikimedia Commons The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko opens a public reception for the residents of Krasnyarsk. The legal service will help residents to solve their legal and social problems and will begin work on 10 October.

Yabloko has submitted an initiative to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia that could solve the problem of the absence of pharmacies in remote villages

Press Release, 2.10.2023 Photo by Alexander Miridonov, Kommersant The Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia has introduced to the regional parliament an initiative facilitating access to medicines for rural residents in remote villages that do not have pharmacies. Deputies Emilia Slabunova and Inna Boluchevskaya proposed to enshrine the concept of “mobile pharmacy” in […]

Yabloko together with local residents opposed the closure of the radiology department for cancer patients in Novomoskovsk, the Tula region

Press Release, 26.09.2023 Photo: Vladimir Dorokhov speaking at the rally / Photo by Dmitry Chebanov Past weekend, a rally was held against the closure of the radiological unit of the oncology department of the city hospital in the city of Novomoskovsk, the Tula region. About a hundred people gathered at the rally. The organisers managed to […]

Yabloko held a rally in Seversk, the Tomsk region, against the collapse of the healthcare sphere

Press Release, 18.09.2023 Photo: The rally organised by the Tomsk branch of Yabloko /Photo by the Tomsk Yabloko Press Service The rally was organized by Vladimir Petrov, deputy of the City Council of the city of Seversk from Yabloko. Several hundred people opposed the actions of the administration of the Siberian Federal Scientific Clinical Centre […]

Schoolchildren in Dubrovichy, the Ryazan region, were provided with textbooks after Yabloko deputy Konstantin Smirnov intervened

Press Release, 8.09.2023 Photo: Emin Jafarov, Kommersant The Minister of Education of the Ryazan Region, Olga Shchetinkina, informed Konstantin Smirnov, a deputy of the Dubrovichy settlement from the Yabloko party and Editor-in-Chied of the online media Vid Sboku (Side View), that all the necessary textbooks, that had not been delivered to the school in the […]