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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

Yabloko activists watched and discussed the feature film “The Eternal Road” about Stalin’s terror

Press Release, 3.05.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Moscow office of Yabloko hosted the final screening of the film “The Eternal Road” (2017) by the Finnish director Antti-Jussi Annila, the screening was held within the framework of the Another Look film festival. Participants watched the feature film based on the real fate of Finns who emigrated to the USSR from America and were expelled from Finland after the victory of the “whites” in the civil war of 1918. The discussion of the film was attended by the Ambassador of Finland to Russia Antti Helanterä, the Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, experts in the field of history and cinematography from Finland, as well as members and supporters of the Yabloko party.

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St.Petersburg Yabloko challenges discrimination against party representatives in admission to electoral commissions

Press Release, 26.04.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Oktyabrsky District Court held the first hearing on Yabloko’s claim on non-admission of Yabloko representatives from joining the city’s electoral commissions. The interests of the party were represented by lawyer Alexander Kobrinsky.

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Yabloko asks the Ministry of Internal Affairs to explain the need to introduce unconstitutional methods of collecting information and list measures restraining security forces

Press Release, 26.04.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code have been submitted to the State Duma for consideration, according to these amendemnts investigators and interrogators will be able to access the telephone calls of all citizens, bank accounts and transactions based on a simple request, without the sanction of a judge. Maxim Kruglov, the head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent a request to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev, asking to explain the need to introduce unconstitutional methods of collecting information into the Criminal Procedure Code and to list measures restraining security forces.

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Yabloko stands for reduction of nuclear risks in Russia and in the world!

The 26 of April is Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Chernobyl Tragedy and Other Radiation Disasters

Statement by the Yabloko party, 26.04.2024

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Due to the explosion of the RBMK-1000 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 38 years ago, hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the former Soviet Union and other countries were contaminated with hazardous materials. As a result, people had to be completely relocated from a significant number of settlements. Millions of people were exposed to radiation. The affected areas have not yet been properly rehabilitated. We also have to note that there are 7 RBMK-1000 power units with an extended service life in Russia today.

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Leader of the Vologda branch of Yabloko Nikolai Yegorov fined in a criminal case for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 25.04.2024

Photo: Nikolai Yegorov with his family / Photo from the personal archive

The judge of the Veliky Ustyug District Court of the Vologda Region made a decision on 25 April. Nikolai Yegorov, former deputy of the Vologda Legislative Assembly, father of six children and Chairman of the regional branch of the Yabloko party, will have to pay the state 200,000 roubles.

It should be noted that Nikolai Yegorov was found guilty of “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code) for posts on social networks. On 3 May, 2023, a group of police officers (12 people) detained Yegorov near his country house and then took him to his apartment for a search. Investigative actions also took place in the apartment of Yegorov’s daughter. On 5 May, 2023, a search took place in the office at Yegorov’s place of work. Equipment and data storage devices were confiscated from Yegorov. His family and he himself was under a ban on certain actions for almost a year while the investigation was going on.

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We don’t hide behind numbers: the Yabloko faction in St.Petersburg city parliament has published income declarations

Press release, 25.04.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly published their income declarations for 2023. Alexander Shishlov and Boris Vishnevsky insist on the openness of people’s representatives, and therefore do not take advantage of the possibility to report anonymously envisaged by the recent law.

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Boris Vishnevsky is challenging in court the decision to include him in the register of “foreign agents”

Press Release, 24.04.2024

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, sent two administrative claims to the court challenging the decision of the Ministry of Justice to include him in the register of “foreign agents.”

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Despite tragedies, the State Duma has never adopted amendments to the fire safety law. This follows from the response of the Ministry of Emergency Situations to Yabloko deputy Kruglov

Press Release, 23.04.2024

Photo: Crocus City Hall after a fire as a result of the terrorist attack on 22 March, 2024 / Photo by Dmitry Lebedev, Kommersant

The head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov, received a response from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation about the reasons for the mass death of people due to a fire as a result of the terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall on 22 March, 2024. The ministry reports that investigative actions are currently underway, including on the issues of putting the facility into operation, its functioning, finishing of the premises and the operability of all fire protection systems. In addition, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that it had supported amendments to legislative acts related to improving the activities of the federal state fire supervision. The bill was introduced to the State Duma after the tragedy in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo in March 2018. Then the fire claimed the lives of 64 people. At the same time, it follows from the response of the Ministry of Emergency Situations that the bill introducing the definition of “a facility with a large number of people” and stipulating that state construction supervision at these facilities should be carried out with the participation of specialists from fire supervision authorities, has not yet been adopted. According to the information system of the State Duma web-site, the amendments to the legislation “stuck” at the second reading stage.

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Yabloko to hold a round table in Novgorod on women in Russian politics with participation of Galina Mikhaleva

Press Release, 23.04.2024


On 27 April 27, Chairwoman of the Yabloko Gender Faction and Doctor of Political Sciences Galina Mikhaleva will take part in a round table on the role of women in Russian politics, which is organised by the regional branch of the party in Novgorod. Anna Cherepanova, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Novgorod City Duma will also take part in the event.

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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 to deputies will be sent to the chairpersons of legislative assemblies of Russian regions.

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Alexei Arbatov on the US deployment of previously banned complexes in Asia: “This situation is fraught with a new missile arms race”

Kommersant, 22.04.2024

Photo: Alexei Arbatov / Photo from the personal archive

Past week, the United States deployed medium-range ground-based missile systems in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time (see Kommersant on 16 April): army Typhon systems were deployed to the Philippines as part of the exercise. Previously, such weapons were prohibited under the Russian-American Treaty on Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that the emergence of American ground-based medium- and shorter-range missile systems in any region could lead to Russia abandoning its voluntary moratorium on the deployment of such systems on its territory. Kommersant correspondent Yelena Chernenko spoke with Academician Alexei Arbatov, head of the Centre for International Security at the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, , about the background and possible consequences of this situation.

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Die EU und Russland: Der Preis der Entfremdung

Die Presse, 18.04.2024

Ruslan Grinberg / Foto: Dmitri Dukhanin, Kommersant

Können wir uns Russland überhaupt vorstellen ohne eine wirtschaftliche und humanitäre Verflechtung mit dem Rest Europas?

Solang ich mich erinnern kann, hat man uns Russen Folgendes von allen Tribünen der Macht aus versichert – den sowjetischen Tribünen und später den russischen Tribünen: dass das bürgerliche Europa „untergeht“, dass es „seinen letzten Atemzug macht“. Man hat uns gepredigt, Europa sei dabei, seine politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Existenz zu beenden, und zwar mit all den Werten, für die es bei uns berüchtigt sei.

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Russia celebrates Local Government Day. Commentaries from Yabloko leaders

Press Release, 22.04.2024

Photo: Constitution of the Russian Federation with the recent changes / Photo by Pavel Lisitsyn, RIA Novosti

On 21 April, Russia celebrates Local Government Day. The memorial date was established by President Vladimir Putin in 2012. On this day (2 May, as of the new style) in 1785, Catherine II of Russia issued a “Charter on the Rights and Benefits of the Cities of the Russian Empire”. The document established new elected city institutions, expanding the circle of voters and consolidating the foundations of self-government. In accordance with the Charter, a meeting of the “city community” was convened in cities every three years, which included only the wealthiest citizens. The permanent city body was the “General City Duma,” consisting of the city mayor and six councilors.

The Deputy Chairpersons of the Yabloko party write about the level of development of local self-government and its prospects in our country and individual regions.

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Yabloko to hold an all-Russian conference on nuclear risks on the 38th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

Press Release, 19.04.2024

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On 24 April, Yabloko will hold an all-Russian conference “Nuclear Technologies and Nuclear Risks in the Modern World”. The event will take place online via Zoom.

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Yabloko will hold a federal environmental peacekeeping campaign “The Peace Bell on Earth Day”

Press Release, 19.04.2024

On 22 April, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. Its goal is to draw attention to environmental and nature issues. Yabloko in Moscow and the Russian regions will hold environmental and peacekeeping actions dedicated to the International Earth Day: party activists will plant trees during the week, hold community cleanups, and discuss the regional environmental agenda. In addition, the Yabloko members will ring the Peace Bell in a number of cities in our country: this symbolic action will be a reminder of the need for peace on Earth. Yabloko invites everyone to join the actions in Moscow and the Russian regions.

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Yabloko municipal deputies In Kostroma and Seversk illegally deprived of their mandates

Press Release, 19.04.2024

Photo: Vladimir Petrov and Nikolai Sorokin

Two municipal deputies from Yabloko – Vladimir Petrov in Seversk, the Tomsk region, and Nikolai Sorokin in Kostroma – were deprived of their mandates. The formal reasons were the demand of the city public prosecutor’s office due to the verdict in a criminal case and “inaccuracies in the declaration”. In fact, in both cases, local authorities got rid of actively working deputies who protected the interests of citizens.

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Yabloko invites all to participate in the action of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 19.04.2024

Photo: the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of the party

Yabloko in Moscow and regional branches is preparing regular actions in support of political prisoners. We invite everyone who is not indifferent to the plight of those unjustly deprived of their freedom to join the actions. The organisers promise a friendly atmosphere and everything one needs to prepare letters and postcards.

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On Earth Day, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko invites all to an open discussion and adoption of the Eco-Manifesto for the city of Chelyabinsk

Press Release, 18.04.2024

On April 22, an open discussion of the Eco-Manifesto for Chelyabinsk will be held at the office of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party. The event starts at 18:30. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion.

Eco-Mnifesto represents a comprehensive programme of concrete actions to solve environmental problems in Chelyabinsk.

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The Moscow City Duma once again opposed Sergei Mitrokhin’s proposal to protect the rights of citizens during the development of Moscow

Press Release, 17.04.2024

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin at a meeting with Muscovites / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 17 April, the majority of deputies of the Moscow City Duma ignored Sergei Mitrokhin’s draft appeal to the Moscow Mayor. Mitrokhin demands that Mayor must return to Muscovites their right to get information about construction projects planned in their area. The document, which received support from deputies of A Just Russia and the Communist Party, received only 14 votes in favour, since representatives of pro-government’s United Russia and My Moscow traditionally left the meeting room during the discussion of the draft intiatated by a Yabloko deputy.

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The St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko launches the 2024 municipal election campaign

Press Release, 17.04.2024

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On the eve of Local Government Day, 21 April, the Yabloko party in St. Petersburg decided to announce the launch of its municipal election campaign. Elections of deputies to municipal councils will be held in St.Petersburg in September 2024.

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