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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

THE DEMOCRATIC MANIFESTO

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 DECISIONS:

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

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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

Realeconomik

The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Nest One)

by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky

Resoulution
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
www.svobodanews.ru
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

Demodernization
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

IT IS IMPORTANT!

 

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

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Nadezhda Azhgikhina on the future of journalism in Russia and the world

Press Release, 20.01.2023

Photo: Nadezhda Azhgikhina

On 25 January, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “What will journalism be like in Russia and in the world?” by Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Ph.D. in Philology, member of the Executive Committee of Article 19, an international non-profit organisation protecting and promoting freedom of expression and freedom of information throughout the world, and Director of the PEN-Moscow Association. The lecture will begin at 18:00 MSK.

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The Magnitogorsk branch of Yabloko struggles for the return of a free speech zone to the city

Press Release, 20.01.2023

Photo: The inscriptions run: Magnitogorsk. The right to a protest. Let’s return “hyde park” to the centre of the city.

The Chelyabinsk Region Court accepted the claim of Kira Belaya, Chairwoman of the Magnitogorsk local branch of Yabloko, against the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region on the return of a “hyde park” (a place for holding rallies without any permissions) to the centre of the city of Magnitogorsk. The first hearing is scheduled for 27 February.

Kira Belaya will be represented in court by Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk Region branch of Yabloko, who in the Fall of 2022 won a similar lawsuit in the city of Chelyabinsk.

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“Bow to the memory of these people and say it again: people, give up revenge”. Yabloko honoured the memory of the murdered lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Press Release, 19.01.2023

Photos by the Yabloko Press Service

On 19 January, Yabloko leaders and activists in Moscow once again met at Prechistenka 3 to honour the memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were killed by neo-Nazis 14 years ago. Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov, Moscow City Duma MP Sergei Mitrokhin, deputy chairs of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Kirill Goncharov and Andrei Morev, Chairman of the Yabloko Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva, and other members of the party laid flowers at the impromptu memorial.

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The Pskov branch of Yabloko proposes to introduce criminal penalties for propaganda of nuclear war

Press Release, 18.01.2023

Photo: Gas masks at a school in Pripyat, an abandoned city in the Chernobyl zone / Photo by Alexander Vedernikov, Kommersant

Yabloko MP Artur Gaiduk submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly a draft federal law on criminal liability for public calls for the use of nuclear weapons and propaganda for their use. Earlier, similar bills were introduced by deputies from Yabloko in the legislative assemblies of St. Petersburg and Karelia. Members of the Committee on Legislation of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg considered the initiative dangerous and rejected it.

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The 80th anniversary of the breaking of the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. Yabloko leaders paid tribute to the victims

Press Release, 18.01.2023

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 18 January, the 80th anniversary of the breaking of the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War, the leaders of the Yabloko party in St. Petersburg and Moscow paid tribute to the memory of the victims. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers at the Leningrad Stele in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Coordinator of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, honoured the memory of the soldiers and the victims of the siege at the monument in Victory Square in St. Petersburg.

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The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko invites all Russian citizens to the participation in the action of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 18.01.2023

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 21 January the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko will conduct an action of writing letters to Rusisan political prisoners. Everyone is invited to participate. The action will start at 17:00.

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Yabloko will hold an auction in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 17.01.2023

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 24 January, Yabloko will host an annual charity auction in support of political prisoners. The guests of the party office in Moscow and the viewers of the YouTube broadcast will be offered 19 lots provided by well-known Russian politicians, journalists and artists. All the funds raised will be used to support eight political prisoners.

The donors of the lots this year were politicians Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov, Boris Vishnevsky, Lev Shlosberg, journalists Svetlana Sorokina, Pavel Lobkov and Viktor Shenderovich, film critic Zinaida Pronchenko, poet Dmitry Bykov, political strategist Pavel Dubravsky, artists Sergei Polyakov, Yevgeny Sinyutin and Yaroslav Shirogorova, the team of the independent theater “Teatr.doc”, the editors of the almanac Moloko Plus and others.

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“A number of laws need to be repealed, just in their entirety.” New laws were added to the Register of Repressive Laws of the Russian Federation

Press Release, 17.01.2023

Photo by Emin Jafarov / Kommersant

The Yabloko party has prepared a third, updated version of the Register of Repressive Laws in the Russian Federation, which has been maintained by Yabloko experts since 2019. Today it includes 62 legal acts: federal and regional laws, as well as presidential decrees.

The criteria for entering a law into the Register of repressive laws are based on an assessment of one of the respectful international or Russian structures, rather than evaluative political judgments. Such structures include the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights, the Venice Commission, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation.

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Yabloko activists will lay flowers at the site of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Press Release, 17.01.2023

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 19 January, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party will lay flowers at the site of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, at Prechistenka 3 in Moscow.

Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead by neo-Nazis from the Combat Organization of Russian Nationalists on 19 January, 2009.

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“The Decree on the announcement of partial mobilisation goes on to be in force”. Such is the response of the Presidential Administration to Yabloko’s MP Artur Gaiduk

Press Release, 17.01.2023

Photo: Mobilisation. / Photo by Viktor Korotayev, Kommersant

The response of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for Work with Appeals from Citizens and Organisations forwarded to to Yabloko’s MP in the Pskov regional parliament Artur Gaiduk and signed by the assistant I. Alexandrov, runs:

“On 28 October, 2022, the notification and call [to military service] of citizens in the reserve was completed, the military commissariats continue to recruit military units from citizens who expressed a desire to voluntarily participate in the special military operation, as well as citizens who wish to enter military service on a contract basis. The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation2022 No. 657 of September 21 “On the announcement of partial mobilisation in the Russian Federation” goes on to be in force”.

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Tomsk activist Stanislav Shmakov is accused of damaging banners. He faces up to three years of imprisonment

Press Release, 13.01.2023

Photo: Stanislav Shmakov / Photo from social media

The Kirovsky District Court of Tomsk held hearings on selecting a measure of restraint for Stanislav Shmakov, a civil activist and assistant to a deputy from Yabloko in the Tomsk City Duma David Avetyan. Shmakov was placed under home arrest for two months. It is reported that Shmakov is accused of damaging banners with information about support for a “special military operation” in Ukraine. The banners were placed by order of the Tomsk administration. Shmakov can be imprisoned for up to three years for damages to banners amounting to about 200,000 roubles.

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Yabloko’s Mikhail Afanasyev, a journalist from Khakassia, will remain in custody until 17 March. The investigation cannot prove his guilt

Press Release, 13.01.2023

Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev  / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Abakan City Court extended the detention of Mikhail Afanasyev, editor of the Novy Focus online media and member of the Yabloko party, for two more months due to the fact that the Investigative Committee could not prove his guilt. This was reported in the Telegram channel of the lawyer and human rights activist Pavel Chikov.

The term of Mikhail Afanasyev’s detention would have expired on 16 January. It have been repeatedly extended by the City Court of Abakan due to the fact that the charges were drawn up with errors. The judge dismissed the two public prosecutors’ objections in support of the public prosecution. The investigation cannot prove that Afanasyev disseminated false information about the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

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The administrative case on “discrediting the army” against Yabloko Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky returned to the police

Press Release, 13.01.2023

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Vasileostrovskiy District Court of St.Petersburg returned back to the police the protocol drawn against Boris Vishnevsky, an MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Yabloko Deputy Chairman. The protocol was drawn under the article on “discrediting the army” (Article 20.3.3  Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).

The protocol was returned to the police in accordance with Article 29.4 Paragraph 4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, as a document drawn up with violations. According to Boris Vishnevsky, this may be due to the fact that the police did not even notify the deputy about the drafting of the protocol and did not give him the opportunity to submit objections. Vishnevsky claims that all his actions and statements have been absolutely legal.

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The Petrozavodsk City Court returned the administrative case on “discrediting the army” against MP Emilia Slabunova back to the police

Press Release, 12.01.2022

Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 11 January, the Petrozavodsk City Court returned back to the police the case on “discrediting the army” opened against Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko. According to the website of the court, the case is returned back to the police due to of Article 29.4 Paragraph 4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (incorrect execution of documents, their preparation by unauthorised persons, or the incompleteness of the submitted materials).

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The Yabloko faction in the parliament of Karelia introduced a bill on criminal liability for propaganda of nuclear war

Press Release, 11.01.2022

Photo: Trenches along the road dug by the Russian military in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukraine, 7 April, 2022 // REUTERS / Gleb Garanich

The faction of the Yabloko party in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia submitted for consideration of the Karelian parliament a draft federal law establishing criminal liability for public calls for the use of nuclear weapons, as well as for propaganda of their use. Earlier, deputies from Yabloko in the St.Petersburg  Legislative Assembly submitted a similar bill for consideration by the St.Petersburg parliament.

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The apartment of Stanislav Shmakov, Yabloko’s ex-candidate to the Tomsk Regional Duma, searched, after which Shmakov disappeared

Press Release, 11.01.2022

Photo: Stanislav Shmakov / Photo from social media

On the morning of 11 January, a search was conducted in the apartment of Stanislav Shmakov in Tomsk. Stanislav Shmakov is an assistant to the deputy of the City Duma from Yabloko David Avetyan and was Yabloko’s candidate in the regional Duma elections in September 2021. The circumstances of the search are still unclear. The whereabouts of the civil activist is unknown. Shmakov’s relatives applied to the police about the missing person.

Neither the family of the civil activist, nor the staff of the Tomsk City Duma have any information about the cause of the search, what case has been opened and the status of Stanislav Shmakov in the case.

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Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova appealed against the court refusal to recognise her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district as illegal

Press Release, 10.01.2023

Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo from the Grazhdanin newspaper

Svetlana Vasilkova appealed (https://eng.yabloko.ru/30000-2/ ) the decision of the Opochetsky District Court, which recognised her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky District as legal. On 9 January, the Pustoshkinsky District Court received her appeal.

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The Public Prosecutor’s Office avoids participation in the lawsuit on the Boris Vishnevsky case. Vishnevsky tries to return his page in the Vkontakte social media through court

Press Release, 10.01.2023

Photo: A screenshot of Boris Vishnevsky’s blocked page on the Vkontakte social media, an inscription runs “The  material is blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation by the demand of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation No 27-31-2022/Treb622-22 of 20.05.2022

The Public Prosecutor General’s Office failed to send its legal representative to the trial on the lawsuit of Boris Vishnevsky for the second time. Since the summer, Boris Vishhnevsky, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from the Yabloko faction, has been trying to find out why the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) blocked his page on the Vkontakte social media at the request of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office.

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Yabloko MPs in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia received a response from the Presidential Administration about issuing a decree on ending partial mobilisation. There won’t be such a decree

Press Release, 10.01.2023

Photo by Tatyana Gord / Kommersant

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia from the Yabloko party Emilia Slabunova and Inna Boluchevskaya received a response to their request to the President of the Russian Federation on the need to issue a decree on the completion of partial mobilisation. Assistant to the President Ms. L. Brycheva, head of the Legal Department of the President, reports that the conscription was carried out until the established number was reached, the number was reached, and in connection with this, the mobilisation conscription was completed, and there are no legal grounds for issuing any act.

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Yabloko MPs in regional parliaments Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova charged with “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 9.01.2023

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova / Photo from social media

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova, MPs of the Legislative Assemblies of St. Petersburg and Karelia, were charged with “discrediting the armed forces” (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). Protocols on an administrative offense were drawn up against the politicians on the eve of the New Year. Information about the cases appeared on the web-sites of a district court of St. Petersburg and the City Court of Petrozavodsk. The information on the dates and times of the court hearings has not been published yet.

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