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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

Nikolay Rybakov visited Novosibirsk within the framework of his election tour

Yabloko leader met with residents, the Governor, and visited a waste sorting plant and an animal shelter

Press Release, 4.08.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and residents of Novosibirsk / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Nikolai Rybakov, Сhairman of the Yabloko party, visited Novosibirsk within the framework of his election tour to the Russian regions.

Rybakov spent the working day with the candidates for the State Duma from the Novosibirsk region – environmentalist Natalya Chubykina, and Dmitry Shabanov, entrepreneur and teacher of  the Novosibirsk State University, and Grigory Grishin, a member of the Yabloko Bureau.

Photo (from left to right): Natalia Chubykina, Nikolai Rybakov, and Grigory Grishin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Nikolai Rybakov stated the day with a visit to the Protect Animals shelter, which houses 300 dogs and 200 cats. All these animals are taken from the streets, vaccinated, and disabled dogs are helped to feel the joy of life again – run briskly again. According to the head of the shelter Yelena Starkova, the shelter always needs food for animals and funds for veterinarian services.

In the photo: Nikolay Rybakov at the Protect Animals shelter / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The Yabloko party has developed a special programme that provides for a number of measures to protect the rights of animals. The programme runs, among other things, that it is necessary to create municipal shelters for stray animals in every regional centre of Russia with the responsibility of rescuing, treating and neutering animals, introducing neutering of stray animals and finding owners for them as the only measures to regulate their numbers.


After visiting the animal shelter, Nikolai Rybakov met with Novosibirsk residents on the issue of infill development. Residents of 132 Krasnoyarskaya street face a situation when the city administration absolutely unlawfully approved the construction of a high-rise building right in front of their nine-story house. In such dense development the residents will have no room to move freely and walk in the yard with their children. After the new high-rise is built, the windows of the residents will be facing the windows of this house. The high-rise will always block the sun and there will be practically no daylight in the apartments of the nine-story house.

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and residents of 132 Krasnoyarskaya street / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The residents told Rybakov that they turned to all possible instances: the public prosecutor’s office, the Governor, and the Mayor. Their appeals and complaints did not bring any results. Meanwhile, a foundation pit has already been dug by their house and the construction is in full swing. The Yabloko party Chairman promised to try and help to resolve their issue.

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and Governor Andrei Tavnikov


On the same day, Rybakov raised the problem of infill development at his working meeting with the Governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrei Travnikov. In addition, the Yabloko leader discussed the problems of waste processing and air pollution in Novosibirsk.


Yabloko’s legislative initiatives in the field of protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens were discussed with Nina Shalabayeva, the Ombudsperson of the Novosibirsk region. Rybakov and Shalabayeva also discussed environmental initiatives, the upcoming elections to the State Duma, the three-day voting and the legality of canceling video surveillance at the polling stations.

Photo: meeting with Nina Shalabayeva, the Human Rights Ombudsperson of the Novosibirsk Region / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Nikolai Rybakov and Nina Shalabayeva also discussed cooperation in the implementation of legislative initiatives in the environmental sphere and the adoption of a law on the prevention of domestic violence.


The head of Yabloko also visited the waste sorting complex “Arktika City”, where waste is brought from all over Novosibirsk, and then is separated into fractions. On the average, one garbage truck can pick up about 80-200 garbage cans, and all the company’s trucks can remove waste from almost a million people in one month.


To improve the situation with waste sorting in Novosibirsk, Nikolai Rybakov offered to use the experience of Akademgorodok, where instead of two containers “recyclable materials” and “mixed waste” garbage containers for several fractions of garbage are provided: plastic, glass, paper and metal. He recommended that the company, together with the city authorities, look at the example of one district, how efficiently this pilot project develops, and if the experiment is successful, deliver such containers throughout Novosibirsk, and later in the entire region.

Photo: Nikolay Rybakov visiting the waste sorting complex “Arktika City” / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Before leaving Novosibirsk, Rybakov went to the Yeltsovka-1 River, which flows in the very centre of the city. Here, developers want to build another high-rise on the site of a garden, as this land is very expensive land. Nikolai Rybakov suggested to environmental activists a method to fight the arbitrary rule: “In such a situation, the best way out is to conduct an awareness campaign with the residents of nearby houses, involve them in solving the problem, tell them what they will lose when the garden is cut a buildings are built instead of it, and what they will gain when the site is improved for walks. In my practice, there are many examples when initiative groups managed to defend green areas,” Rybakov noted.

Photo: Nikolay Rybakov on the banks of the Yeltsovka-1 river / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


In addition, the head of Yabloko met with local party campaigners and thanked them for their important work.


The first big tour of the Chairman of the party to the regions, in which he visited 11 cities, is over. New tours to the regions will begin on 6 August, when Rybakov will visit Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, the towns by Lake Baikal and Ulan-Ude.