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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 Chairman proposed to put a memorial plaque at the site of murder of musician Timur Kacharava

Press Release, 8.10.2020

Yabloko Chairman Rybakov sent an appeal to the General Director of the Bukvoed bookstore chain with a request to put a memorial plaque on the wall of the bookstore in memory of Timur Kacharava, St. Petersburg musician, anti-fascist activist, and one of the organisers of the Food Instead of Bombs movement in St. Petersburg, who was stabbed by a far-right nationalist group on the steps of the bookstore.

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Rybakov urged Vice PM Tatyana Golikova to support families with disabled children amid coronavirus restrictions

Press Release, 8.10.2020

Yabloko Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova with a request to help families raising children with disabilities and young people with disabilities of working age with severe multiple developmental disabilities, due to the difficulties arising against the background of the introduction of coronavirus restrictions.

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Yabloko’s Andrei Babushkin, Russia’s Human Rights Committee member, demanded that President review the legislation in connection with self-immolation of journalist Irina Slavina

Press Release, 8.10.2020

Andrei Babushkin, member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party and member of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia, sent appeals to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Presidential Adviser Valery Fadeyev calling them to revise legislation, in particular, the law on fakes, and to conduct an investigation into the death of Irina Slavina, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Koza Press.

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14th tragic anniversary since the murder of Anna Polytkovskaya, journalist and human rights activist. The customers are unpunished

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 7.10.2020

Today is [the 14th anniversary from] the day of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya. I brought flowers from Yabloko to the place of her death. 14 years have passed – only one year is left to investigate. Customers are not announced and not held liable. And murders continue.

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The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case on creation of a cartel on provision of public amenities in Moscow

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre initiated the  case worth 323 million roubles

Press Release, 7.10.2020

The Moscow Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia has filed a case on violation of antimonopoly laws against six companies. The case was opened after an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Policy of the Yabloko party about a cartel on provision of amenities in Moscow. The cartel participants face a fine of 10 – 50 per cent of the initial purchase price and criminal prosecution under Article 178 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

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“The goals and objectives of the party in the present conditions”. Online discussion of the Social Democratic and the Gender Faction of Yabloko

Press Release, 6.10.2020

On 8 October, the Social Democratic and the Gender actions of the Yabloko party will hold an online discussion “The goals and objectives of the party in the present conditions”. Boris Misnik, Coordinator of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, Maxim Petlin, Bureau member, Anatoly Golov, Chair of the Social Democratic Faction, and Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Gender Faction, and party members will take part in the discussion.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: The head of the administration of the Zaboryevsky settlement is trying to disrupt the work of the deputies who demand order in the activities of the municipal authorities

Press Release, 5.10.2020

A tense situation has developed in the relationship between the administration and the Council of Deputies in the Zaboryevsky rural settlement (one of the largest settlements, includes 15 settlements near Ryazan) over the past month. The head and new deputies of the Council were elected a year ago. Irina Kopylova, representing the ruling United Russia party, became the head of the administration. Anatoly Kivva, candidate from the Yabloko party, won a mandate in the elections of deputies in the largest district of the settlement.

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Pay for COVID!

Statement by the Social Democratic Faction of the Yabloko Party, 5.10.2020

We support the All-Russian campaign of medical workers “Pay for COVID!”, who demand full and timely payment of incentive and insurance premiums to healthcare workers for their labour in the conditions of the coronavirus infection.

Dozenss of thousands of medical and support personnel have been unfairly deprived of these payments, and payments for dozens of thousands medical workers have been significantly and unduly reduced.

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Yabloko will host an online lecture by Konstantin Kiselyov “Politician in the opposition: how is it possible in Russia at the local level”

Press Release, 4.10.2020

On 6 October, a Zoom-lecture by Konstantin Kiselyov will be held at the Yabloko Party University. The topic of the lectures is “A politician in the opposition: how is it possible in Russia at the local level”. The lecture begins at 19:00.

Konstantin Kiselyov has PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Duma from the Yabloko party of the 6th and 7th convocations

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Powerlessness in politics and indifference of society gives rise to despair, a feeling of complete deadlock and it… kills

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.10.2020​​

On 16 January, 1969, Jan Palach, a 20-year-old student of the Faculty of Philosophy, set himself on fire in the very center of Prague, in Wenceslas Square. He took this step in protest against the indifference of society, which resigned itself to the end of democratic reforms, known as the Prague Spring, abandoned the struggle for freedom, independence, a new economy and submitted to the political regime established after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Soviet troops. Letters were found in Palach’s briefcase explaining his act.

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Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the Public Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case under the article “incitement to suicide” in connection with the death of journalist Irina Slavina

Press Release, 4.10.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the Public Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee initiate a criminal case under the article “incitement to suicide” over the tragic death of Irina Slavina, Editor-in-Chief of Koza Press, who set herself on fire in front of an interior ministry office in the city of Nizhniy Novgorod. Rybakov personally knew Irina Slavina.

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Nikolai Rybakov delivered lectures in Oryol and Bryansk

Press Release, 2.10.2020

On September 30 – October 1, Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov visited Oryol and Bryansk, where he delivered lectures for participants in the All-Russian Environmental Lawyer Competition and students studying environmental law at universities in three Russian cities.

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Lev Shlosberg: the visit of the Pskov delegation to Belarus represents a manifestation of support to the Lukashenko regime

Press Release, 2.10.2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko faction / PLN

Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko faction and member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, regards the visit of the Pskov Region delegation headed by the Governor to Belarus on 28 September as a manifestation of support to the Lukashenko regime.

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The Moscow Region Court withdrew candidates from Yabloko from the elections of deputies of the Council of Shatura on the basis of fraud by the electoral commission

Press Release, 2.10.2020

The Moscow Region Court removed eight registered candidates from Yabloko, as well as two independent candidates, from early elections to the Council of Deputies of Shatura.

Lawsuits against opposition candidates were sent to court by candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, LDPR, and A Just Russia. It should be noted that candidates from these parties had a common representative in court. The pretext from removing opposition from elections was the allegedly incomplete package of documents submitted by Yabloko, as well as the alleged corrections in the lists of voters’ signatures submitted in favour of independent candidates. At the same time, independent candidates have copies of signature lists certified by the territorial electoral commission, where there are no corrections or amendments, as well as an inventory of the documents adopted, on the basis of which they were initially successfully registered.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko supported nomination of Yelena Plotnikova to the post of head of the Yemanzhelinsky urban settlement

Press Release, 2.10.2020

Yelena Plotnikova, a member of the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party and an expert on environmental safety, submitted documents to participate in the competition for the post of the head of the Yemanzhelinsky urban settlement. The nomination of Yelena Plotnikova to the post of the head of Yemanzhelinsk was supported by the Regional Council of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko.

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The Supreme Court chose not to stop the violation of the law “On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights” by the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 1.09.2020

The Board of Appeals of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the lower court’s decision not to consider Yabloko’s claim challenging the decision of the Central Electoral Commission on three-day early voting.

“The Supreme Court confirmed the reluctance of the judiciary to delve into the violations of the Central Electoral Commission of the federal law “On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights,” says Yabloko lawyer Grigory Makarov.

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An online lecture “Parties and Party Systems” by Yuri Korgunyuk held in the Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 01.10.2020

An on-line lecture by Yuri Korgunyuk, leading researcher of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences and head of department of Political Science of the Informatics for Democracy Foundation (INDEM), was held at the Yabloko Party University on 30 September. The topic of the lecture was “Parties and party systems: trends and development prospects”.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko will send its representatives to the territorial electoral commissions

Press Release, 1.10.2020

In connection with the formation of new lists of territorial electoral commissions members in the Ivanovo region, the regional branch of the Yabloko party is starting to select members of the commissions with the right of a casting vote.

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The apartment of the Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod  branch of Yabloko was searched. The activist’s arm was dislocated and equipment confiscated

Press Release, 1.10.2020

On 1 October, a search was carried out in the apartment of Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. Early in the morning the police burst into the apartment, began to beat Sadomovsky on the floor, dislocated his arm, despite the fact that the Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko immediately said that he was not resisting. Laptops were confiscated during the search (including those of Sadomovsky’s brother and his girlfriend), three flash drives and a smartphone.

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Yabloko will again try to challenge in the Supreme Court the resolution of the Central Electoral Commission on a three-day voting

Press Release, 30.09.2020

On October 1, the Board of Appeals of the Supreme Court of Russia will consider the complaint of Yabloko about the refusal of the Supreme Court to consider the party’s claim against the Central Electoral Commission which had issued a resolution on a three-day voting in elections.

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