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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

Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the Public Prosecutor General to punish the organisers of the gala party for students finishing school in the midst of the epidemic

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo by Petr Kovalev / TASS

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov turned to he Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a demand to identify and punish those who took the decision to conduct in St.Petersburg a gala party Scarlet Sails for students finishing school in the midst of the epidemic.

According to the St. Petersburg Committee on Education, more than 40,000 people took part in the event. Numerous photos and video materials of the media indicate that social distancing and masking were not observed at the Scarlet Sails party.

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The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma demands an investigation into the brutal detention of a woman who refused to wear a mask at the Multifunctional Public Services Centre

Press Release, 28.06.2021

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According to Novaya Gazeta, the police dragged a handcuffed woman out of the building of the Multifunctional Public Services Centre on the asphalt and left her lying in the street unconscious before  taking her to the police station. However, the woman told to the police officers that her daughter was waiting for her in the car.

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Yabloko will present its list of candidates for the State Duma elections at the party Congress

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo: The Mercury Tower in the Moscow City (the golden building to the right). Photo by shellexx/

This weekend, 3-4 July, a congress of the Yabloko party, that will nominate the party candidates for the Russian parliamentary elections, will take place in Moscow.

The meeting on 3 July will be closed to journalists. The party’s Youtube channel will broadcast political reports delivered by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

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Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov held a working meeting with PACE representatives

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 29 June, a meeting between Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and the PACE delegation led by PACE co-rapporteurs Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC) and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP/CD) took place in the Moscow office of Yabloko. The delegation is in Russia on a mission to assess the pre-election situation, preparations for the elections to the State Duma, and Russia’s fulfillment of its obligations on ensuring free and fair elections. The mission is carried out in accordance with the norms and procedures adopted by the Council of Europe for its member states, and the obligations taken up by the member states of the Council of Europe.

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Geneva 2021: What Is Russia Left With?

“I am leaving the same way I came”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.06.2021

Photo: June 16, 2021. From left to right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the Swiss Confederation Guy Parmelin and US President Joe Biden at the Villa La Grange in Geneva. Photo by Sergei Guneyev / RIA Novosti

The Geneva summit ended as expected without any significant breakthroughs. Ambassadors will be able to return to their places of work in Moscow and Washington, consultations will continue, mass media will find out who “won” in the negotiations, both sides will deal with nuclear security and the START treaty, and possibly even create some working groups to discuss cybersecurity issues.

Indeed, no one expected breakthroughs. The Presidents of Russia and the United States met primarily in order to meet. Such PR is useful for both Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. Well, why not, at the same time, talk in the “realpolitik” format  about common and different positions on such important topics as nuclear security, arms control, cybercrime, Iran and Afghanistan? After the summit, many noted that Vladimir Putin got what he wanted from the meeting – he emphasized his importance without compromising anything. And so it is.

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Abduction of women from a shelter is a violation of human rights by security forces

Statement by the Yabloko Gender Faction, 15.06.2021

Photo: Halimat Taramova / screenshot of the publication on Svetlana Anokhina’s Instagram page

On 10 June, Chechen and Dagestan security forces broke into a crisis centre in Makhachkala, Dagestan, kidnapping Khalimat Taramova and her girlfriend Anna Manylova (the latter was later released). Human rights defender Svetlana Anokhina and volunteers of the crisis center were detained together with them.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: One of the main reasons for the failure of coronavirus vaccination in Ryazan is organisational chaos in the healthcare system

Press Release, 18.06.2021

Photo by Nordroden/depositphotos

On 16 June, Yelena Sorokina, the head of the Ryazan city administration, said that “unfortunately, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has not been decreasing in the city,” and asked “the heads of Ryazan enterprises to think over the ways of encouraging, for example, granting days off, to employees who took part in the vaccination”.

At the same time, Sorokina did not say anything about the quality of the vaccination campaign. The Ryazan branch of Yabloko notes that the credibility of this procedure has been seriously undermined by its bad organisation, which raises concerns among city residents.

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After the publication by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, the Public Prosecutor’s Office will conduct an audit of the luxurious business trip of Chelyabinsk officials to Dubai

Press Release, 18.06.2021

Photo by frantic00/depositphotos

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Chelyabinsk Region initiated an audit of the validity of budgetary spending of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk Natalya Kotova and the Minister of the Regional Ministry of Economic Development Natalia Lugacheva on flights and accommodation in the five-star Hilton Hotel in Dubai in May – June 2021. Formally the purpose of the officials’ trip was to be training under the Master of Public Administration programme from the Skolkovo Business School, Russia. The cost of training in this School for a similar programme, but with a less number of modules, is from 1.1 million rubles.

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Nikolay Rybakov: the Central Electoral Commission will bear the liability for election violations

Press Release, 16.06.2021

Video by the Yabloko Press Service

On 16 June, the Central Electoral Commission held a meeting on the appeals from the Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov and the Ombudsman in St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov sent to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova, with a proposal not to introduce a three-day voting in the 2021 elections.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Freedom in Russia and our human dignity are our responsibility. No one, including President Biden, will solve these problems for us

What to expect from the Geneva summit

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 16.06.2021

Photo: Meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joseph Biden in Geneva. Photo by Mikhail Metzel / RIA Novosti

Joe Biden was “asked” at the G7 meeting and the NATO summit, to speak toughly with Putin. And so it will be: we will hear some new words about the “red lines” and about the price that the Kremlin will have to pay. There will be no cordial agreement and even partial convergence of positions on “sensitive” issues, as well as a joint press conference. Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden won’t even have lunch together. As a CNN source in the American delegation told CNN, “there will be no breaking of bread.”

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The Saratov branch of Yabloko calls on the regional Ombudsman to respond to massive violations of citizens’ rights during protest actions

Press Release, 11.06.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Saratov branch of Yabloko

Deputy Chairman of the Saratov branch of Yabloko Fyodor Demyanchuk sent an open letter to the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Saratov Region. Demyanchuk called on the regional Ombudsman to prepare a special report on massive violations of citizens’ rights in Saratov during the January and April protests, as well as send a report to the Saratov Regional Duma.

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Yabloko demands to initiate a criminal case into the poisoning of writer Dmitry Bykov

Press Release, 11.06.2021

Photo: Writer Dmitry Bykov with his spouse Ekaterina Kevkhishvili. Photo by Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov open a criminal case into the poisoning of the writer Dmitry Bykov with an organophosphate nerve agent.

Rybakov refers to an investigation by Bellingcat and The Insider ( ), which convincingly proved that the sharp deterioration in Bykov’s condition on the Yekaterinburg-Ufa plane on April 17, 2019, was associated with his poisoning by Novichok.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko goes on campaigning for legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April

Press Release, 10.06.2021

Photo by depositphotos/3drenderings

Trials of the participants of the April 21 rally in support of political prisoners continue in the Ivanovo region. Five sessions of the courts of first instance have taken place by today. In all the cases, the hearings were postponed at the request of the defence to establish additional circumstances and motions to summon witnesses. The interests of those detained at the rally are represented by defenders Yulia Kambur and Andrei Lyamzin, who collaborate with the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko.

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Exposing corruption and openly criticising the government is regarded as extremism now

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 10.06.2021

Photo by Anton Denisov / RIA Novosti

The Yabloko party considers the decision of the Moscow City Court to recognise Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and related organisations as extremist to be politically motivated.

This is another step targeted at banning the activities of public organisations that expose corruption and openly criticise the authorities. It is also the creation of yet another precedent for the deprivation of rights and exclusion from participation in elections of many citizens who want to improve life in the country, on the basis of groundless and absurd accusations of their work in “extremist organisations” or “involvement” in the activities of such organisations.

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Discussion of amendments to the Moscow budget will take place in Moscow streets this summer

Press Release, 10.06.2021

Photo: Maxim Kruglov at a meeting with residents of the Alekseyevsky district. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, as well as party candidates for the State Duma, will hold a series of street meetings with Muscovites to find out what amendments they would like to make to the Moscow budget for 2022.

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On the persecution of journalist Arseniy Vesnin

Statement by Nikolai Rybakov and Boris Vishnevsky, 8.06.2021

Photo: Arseny Vesnin / Photo from Arseny Vesnin’s Facebook page

The Yabloko party is outraged by the persecution of Arseny Vesnin, a well-known St. Petersburg journalist, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Ekho Moskvi radio station in St. Petersburg, whom the Investigative Committee is trying to accuse of “libel of an individually undetermined group of persons (law enforcement officers)”.

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Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov congratulated the residents of Ingushetia on the Republic Day

Congratulations from the Yabloko party Chairman, 4.06.2021

Photo: Egikkhal, Ingushetia / Photo by a_lisa /

Dear residents of Ingushetia,

I would like to send you our greetings on the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Ingushetia and wish prosperity to your Republic and its people.

During the years of ordeals, showing wisdom and strong will, the residents of Ingushetia fought for the honour and freedom of their people. But unfortunately, dozens of participants in the popular protest in Ingushetia are still under arrest today, including both venerable elders – Akhmed Barakhoyev and Malsag Uzhakhov, and young activists such as Zarifa Sautiyeva. I know what pain it is for you, and I am going through it with you.

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The court ruled out that the refusal to give a permission to single pickets of Yabloko activists in Kaliningrad was unlawful

Press Release, 7.06.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Central District Court of Kaliningrad

The Central District Court of Kaliningrad declared unlawful the refusal of the administration of the city district to permit single pickets of the local branch of Yabloko, which were planned to be held near the entrances to the buildings of the administration and government of the Kaliningrad region using prefabricated demountable constructions. Officials referred to the anti-COVID resolution of the regional government.

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Alexei Chumakov: Ketchup for wunderkinds

In Kirov, winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian Academic Olympics for Schoolchildren were awarded memorable ketchup and mayonnaise.

Alexei Chumakov’s blog post, 7.06.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Kirov administration

In Kirov, winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian Academic Olympics for Schoolchildren were awarded memorable ketchup and mayonnaise. The head of the Kirov administration Dmitry Osipov admonished talented children in the following way: “Not everyone succeeds in achieving high results, but you did it. I would like so that each of you stayed in this city and applied your knowledge for its development”.

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Nikolai Rybakov: This is a law against the list of Yabloko candidates

Facebook page by Nikolai Rybakov, 4.06.2021

Photo by Natalia Seliverstova /RIA Novosti

Today Vladimir Putin has signed a law prohibiting citizens associated with “extremist” organisations from being elected as deputies. The content of this law is absurd in the best traditions of the adoption of insane laws by the State Duma, and allows absolutely any person to be accused of having links with extremists, allows to accuse absolutely any citizen of this terribly sounding crime. Any organisation undesirable for the authorities can be declared extremist.

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