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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

A court hearing on extending the preventive measure for Yabloko member Vasily Neustroyev to be held on 4 December

Press Release, 30.11.2023

Photo: Vasily Neustroyev / Photo from social media

On Monday, 4 December, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow will hold a hearing on extending the preventive measure against Vasily Neustroyev, a Yabloko member. Neustroyev should take part in the hearing personally, so should be brought to court from the detention centre – and there will be an opportunity to see him in person.

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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 Yabloko Centre who have experience in anti-corruption investigations and have background in the field of law, public administration and criminal justice. Yabloko party members and supporters, as well as social activists, are invited to participate.

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To abolish persecution of citizens with alternative sexual orientations and gender identities

Statement by the Yabloko Party Gender Faction, 29.11.2023

On 17 November, the Ministry of Justice filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court demanding that an “International LGBT Public Movement” be recognised as an extremist organization and banned.

The Gender Faction of the Yabloko party believes that this lawsuit by the Ministry of Justice is a new round of inciting hatred, at the state level, towards a certain social group. Officials of the Ministry of Justice know very well that the organisation “International LGBT Public Movement” does not exist. They use this formulation to create a legal fiction with the help of which security forces can persecute any person of non-heterosexual orientation, encouraging another wave of denunciations, interfering in people’s personal lives and controlling their bodies. Persecution and even extermination of people with alternative (non-traditional) sexual orientations was practiced in National Socialist Germany, and is now widespread in the toughest dictatorships – Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Iran, Yemen, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other countries practicing Sharia.

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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 to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Novgorod with a request to conduct an inspection of military education lessons in schools, as well as to the Mayor Alexander Rozbaum with a demand to stop training classes with arms for schoolchildren of primary school. Schools in Veliky Novgorod regularly hold fire training classes (shooting a Makarov pistol, assembling and disassembling a Kalashnikov assault rifle). They are conducted by the Youth Army Movement employee and Chairman of the local Combat Brotherhood Alexei Ivanov. The last such lesson took place at Gymnasium No. 4 on 23 November: pupils of class 4 “B” shoot a Makarov pistol.

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The administration of the VKontakte social media blocked the page of the Yabloko Federal Bureau member Alexander Yefimov by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office

Press Release, 29.11.2023

Photo: Alexander Yefimov’s page on VKontakte, if accessed without a VPN running “User blocked. This material; has been blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office No 27-31-2023/Treb198-23 of 28.04.2023.

Alexander Yefimov’s page on the VKontakte social media was blocked without warning from the administration of the social network on 28 November; the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to block it was made on 28 April. Alexander Yefimov is unaware which of his posts could cause the blocking.

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Grigory Yavlinsky on 2024 Russian presidential election

Press Release, 28.11.2023

Everyone knows that Russian elections are, to put it mildly, special. Especially in 2024. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Kremlin announced the result already in August of 2023: Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the President, said that Vladimir Putin would win the presidential elections in 2024 with a result of more than 90%. Certainly, they will announce about 75-78% in the end, everything is clear with the Central Electoral Commission.

However, there are more than 100 million voters in Russia. It is they – voters, citizens of the country, people – who should must formulate what they want.

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The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Udmurtia, together with the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, is challenging the permission given by the Izhevsk Mayor’s Office to developers for construction works near the Orlovka River as violating sanitary and safety norms

Press Release, 27.11.2023

Photo: A tent camp of civil activists opposing the construction of a road across the river / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Udmurtia joined in challenging the decision of the Izhevsk Mayor’s Office on the construction of a bridge across the Orlovka River. The supervisory authority, like the leader of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, Iya Boronina, considers the Mayor’s resolution permitting the construction to be illegal. The Oktyabrsky District Court of the Izhevsk combined the two cases into one proceeding.

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Yabloko to host the “Live Forever” theatre piece based on an excerpt from Vasily Grossman’s novel “Life and Fate”

Press Release, 27.11.2023

On 4 December, the Yabloko party Moscow office will host the “Live Forever” theatre piece based on an excerpt from Vasily Grossman’s novel “Life and Fate”. The key idea of the play is as follows: one must remain human always and in any conditions and trials. The play is staged by the Moscow independent theatre Baggage.

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Four candidates will compete for the post Yabloko Chairperson at the party congress

Press Release, 25.11.2023

On Friday, November 24, the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party summed up the results of the all-party nomination of candidates for post of Yabloko Chairperson.

The Counting Commission summarised the questionnaires received from party members and regional branches of the party and submitted nine candidates for consideration by the Federal Political Committee.

Thus, based on the results of the rating voting by the Federal Political Committee members, delegates to the party congress will have to choose the party Chairperson from the following four candidates:

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The Qualification Commission of Judges of St. Petersburg did not find any violations of ethics in the actions of the judge who found artist Alexandra Skochilenko guilty

Press Release, 21.11.2023

Photo: Alexandra Skochilenko / Photo from open sources

The Qualification Commission of Judges of St. Petersburg conducted an audit of the actions of Judge Oksana Demyasheva during the trial of the criminal case of Alexandra Skochilenko. No violations were found. Earlier, in October, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party Boris Vishnevsky demanded the Commission to check the Judge for compliance with the rules of judicial ethics.

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Yabloko in the Moscow City Duma on adopting the budget in one day, without amendments: We do not intend to give up our right to participate in the budget process

Press Release, 21.11.2023

Photo: the Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 21 November, three pro-government factions in the Moscow parliament (United Russia, A Just Russia and My Moscow) made a proposal to the Moscow City Duma to adopt the Moscow budget for 2024 and the planning period for 2025-2026 at a meeting on 22 November – during just one sitting of the Moscow parliament, in one day, and without amendments. The Yabloko party faction released a statement on this:

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“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 that documents for the approval of the monument were being prepared to be submitted to the City Duma. The monument was opened on 15 August, 2023.

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Yabloko leaders honoured the memory of politician Galina Starovoytova in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 20.11.2023

On the day of the 25th anniversary of the murder of State Duma MP and politician Galina Starovoytova,  Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko Alexander Shishlov, and Yury Shein, member of the Registrar Council of the Moscow Yabloko and General Director of the Regional Public Fund for Support of Science, Education and Culture named after Galina Starovoytova, laid flowers at the grave of Galina Starovoytova at the Nikolskoye cemetery in St.Petersburg. The service was performed by the Archbishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church, Father Grigory (Mikhnov-Voitenko).

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The Counting Commission of Yabloko to sum up the results of the nomination for Yabloko Chairman

Press Release, 20.11.2023

On 23 November, the Counting Commission of the Yabloko party will sum up the results of its consideration of individual proposals from party members and regional conferences (general meetings) of Yabloko branches on candidates for the post of Chairman of Yabloko.

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Yabloko to host a round table “Traditional Values and Women’s Rights”

Press Release, 20.11.2023

On 6 December Yabloko will host a round table “Traditional Values and Women’s Rights”. The ideology of traditional values (of the patriarchal structure) promoted by the state is inextricably linked with the restriction of women’s rights, which contradicts modernisation, human rights and freedoms, as well as the principles of gender equality enshrined in the Constitution.

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Yabloko invites all to participate in the party’s regular action of writing letters to political prisoners in Moscow and Russian regions

Press Release, 20.11.2023

Photo: Saratov

On 22 November – 6 December Yabloko will hold its regular actions of writing letters to Russian political prisoners. The actions will be conducted by the Yabloko branches in different Russian regions.

nyone can take part in the actions of writing to political prisoners. Yabloko has developed an instruction ( ) for writing and sending letters, so that people can get in touch with political prisoners even if they do not have the opportunity to come to one of the Yabloko offices for the action.

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A Yabloko supporter fined for participating in a rally against the “special military operation”. He fears pressure on his loved ones. Fundraising announced

Press Release, 20.11.2023

Photo: Alexei Duplyakov / Photo from Alexei Duplyakov’s personal archive

Civil activist Alexei Duplyakov received a fine for participating in a peaceful rally against the start of the so-called “special military operation”. The rally took place in Moscow on 27 February, 2022. Duplyakov had to leave Russia fearing persecution for his active political position. While waiting for a decision on being granted political asylum, the activist cannot work and asks for help with paying a fine. Alexei Duplyakov fears that bailiffs will seize things in the apartment where he is registered with his relatives. Yabloko announced a fundraiser to pay the fine for Duplyakov.

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The Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture by Nikolai Rybakov on modern environmental trends

Press Release, 17.11.2023

On 16 November, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Ecology of Russian Regions: Trends of the 2020s” by Nikolai Rybakov, an environmentalist, human rights activist, and Chairman of the Yabloko party.

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A ridiculous sentence for pacifism. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov on the sentence to artist Sasha Skochilenko

Nikolai Rybakov’s Telegram post, 16.11.2023

Photos by the Yabloko Press Service

Artist Sasha Skochilenko was sentenced to seven years in prison. Not because she is a criminal and has caused immeasurable harm to someone. Such people, as you know, are now being pardoned. Sasha received such a ridiculous sentence for replacing several price tags in a supermarket with peacekeeping pictures, for her pacifist position, for her convictions and the courage to defend them.

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St. Petersburg Yabloko is preparing a request to the Constitutional Court to review federal legislation on renovation

Press Release, 15.11.2023

Photo: A five-storey house in St. Petersburg that will be pulled down due to renovation / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko

The Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg is preparing an inquiry on behalf of the city parliament to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation so that to verify the provisions of the City Planning Code and the Housing Code regarding the integrated development of territories (renovation). This was stated by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy head of the Yabloko faction, at a plenary meeting of the city parliament on Wednesday, 15 November.

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