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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The opposition should force the authorities to dialogue”

Press Release, 3.04.2021

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky /Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party

The goal of the reform in the Yabloko party is to preserve the political core of the democratic opposition in the authoritarian mafia state with a chauvinist ideology. Such a statement was made at the Yabloko congress by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko.

Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution made last year formally drew a line under the period of post-Soviet modernisation, Yavlinsky said. Now, the Basic Law enshrines the irreplaceability of Vladimir Putin’s personal power, as well as the foundations of a “corporate, mafia, authoritarian state with a chauvinistic ideology.” Yavlinsky also noted that the “anti-constitutional coup” of 1 July, 2020 [when a plebiscite for the amendments to the Constitution took place] remains outside the scope of public discussion, the society has not realised what happened.

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Yabloko congress launches reform in the party: live video broadcasting

Press Release, 2.04.2021

On April 3 and 4, Yabloko is holding the second stage of the 21st party Congress. The main topic of this stage of the congress is the reform of Yablokoy and the adoption of appropriate amendments to the Yabloko by-laws. The congress will also discuss preparations for the federal and regional elections that will take place this fall.

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Yabloko takes into account the anti-covid measures when organising the Yabloko Congress

Press Release, 02.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The congress of the Yabloko party, which has to discuss the reform of the Yabloko party and is scheduled for April 3-4, will be held in strict compliance with the recommendations of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor) in order to minimise the risks of infection with COVID-19.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko proposed to include Irina Maltseva in the regional electoral commission

Press Release, 02.04.2021

Photo: Irina Maltseva / Photo from the personal page of Irina Maltseva on Facebook

On 1 April, the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko sent to the regional Duma a letter asking to include Irina Maltseva in the regional electoral committee as a member with a casting vote.

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The Pskov region branch of Yabloko proposed to nominate Artur Gaiduk for elections to the State Duma in the Pskov district

Press Release, 02.04.2021

Photo: Artur Gaiduk / Photo by Timur Galimov

The Regional Council of the Pskov branch of Yabloko proposed the party congress to nominate Artur Gaiduk for the Pskov single-mandate constituency and Lev Shlosberg for one of the single-mandate constituencies in Moscow as candidates in the parliamentary elections. The decision was sent to the Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and the election headquarters of the party.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko demands resignation of the deputy head of the Yuzhsky district. The official organises campaigning for the pro-goverments United Russia party

Press Release, 01.04.2021

Photo: Svetlana Lelyukhina / Photo from the official website of the Yuzhsky municipal district of the Ivanovo region

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko intends to appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s office of the Ivanovo region with a demand to remove from office Svetlana Lelyukhina, acting the head of the Yuzhsky district of the Ivanovo region.

The bureau of the Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party disposes of a document signed by the official, addressed to the heads of the structural divisions of the local administration, subordinate institutions, as well as to other officials, somehow dependent on the regional authorities. In the letter, Svetlana Lelyukhina categorically demands to oblige employees to register in the mobile applications Vverkh (Up) and Agitator (Campaigner), as well as to report “on the registration done” by 24 March, 2021.

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Yabloko has achieved expanding of the list of Karelia’s economic sectors included into the Spatial Development Strategy

Press Release, 31.03.2021

Photo by GrinPhoto/depositphotos

The Russian government has made changes to the Spatial Development Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2025. Now Karelia has the status of a region with special opportunities for the development of certain sectors of the economy. Since 2019, the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia has consistently sought amendments to the Strategy from the regional and federal authorities, taking into account the potential of the Republic of Karelia and the requirements of the time.

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Boris Vishnevsky sent appeals in defence of the journalist from the Team 29 human rights group expelled from St. Petersburg State University

Press Release, 30.03.2021

Photo: Yelena Skvortsova / Photo from Yelena Skvortsova’s personal page in the VKontakte social network

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, called for additional attention to the situation with the expulsion from university of Yelena Skvortsova, a student of the Institute “The Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications” of St. Petersburg State University. Skvortsova is a journalist in the human rights group Team 29, an association of lawyers and journalists fighting for the Russian citizens’ rights to access and distribute information.

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“People should see their representatives on the rostrum of the parliament, rather than in the police vans.” Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov spoke at the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 29.03.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 29 March, 2021, the first meeting of the Central Electoral Commission of the new convocation took place. Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov spoke at the meeting.

According to the Yabloko Chaiman, it is necessary to increase confidence in the elections, and the fact that people who protested are sent to pre-trial detention centres, and the fact that the defendants in so-called “the Moscow riots case” (mass protests against non-registration of independent candidates in the Moscow City Duma election in 2019 and election fraud led to arrests and imprisonment of the dissenting) have not yet been released, does not help build confidence. “We are all interested so that people would really see their representatives on the rostrum of the State Duma, rather than in police vans and pre-trial detention centres,” Rybakov said.

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Sergei Dustin continues single pickets for the reduction of unreasonably high heating tariffs in Baltiysk

Press Release, 29.03.2021

Photo: Sergei Dustin / Photo by the Press Service of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko

On 25 March, Sergei Dustin, a human rights activist and head of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Baltiysk, was detained during his single picket (single pickets do not require any permissions from authorities) outside the building of the regional government. Dustin held a poster in the form of a housing and utility services bill which demonstrated high tariffs for utilieis. In 15 minutes, he was detained under a far-fetched pretext – an examination for alcohol intoxication. The analysis carried out in the Kaliningrad drug dependency clinic did not reveal any signs of intoxication.

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Yabloko’s Congress to launch the party reform

Press Release, 29.03.2021

Photo: The first stage of the 21st Yabloko congress, December 2019 /Photo by the Yabloko party Press Service

This weekend, on  3 – 4 April, a Congress of the Yabloko party will take place in Moscow. The Congress will discuss the reform of the party and approve appropriate amendments to the party by-laws.

The goal of the reform is transformation of Yabloko into an effective professional, and at the same time ideological party with clear political principles, massive participation and the involvement of a significant number of supporters in its activities. The reform will launch mechanisms for renewing the party and increasing the influence of rank-and-file members on the decision-making process.

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Boris Vishnevsky urged Governor Beglov to return Lenin Square to the list of zones where no permissions are required for rallies and to increase the number of such zones in the centre of St. Petersburg

Press Release, 25.03.2021

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by Olga Gryaznova

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, urged Governor Beglov to increase the number of zones (the so-called “Hyde Parks”) in the centre of St. Petersburg where no permissions are required for rallies.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko will seek through legal action restoration of the boundaries of the city pine forest

Press Release, 25.03.2021

Photo by Creative Commons

Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, filed a lawsuit against the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region. Shcherbakov asks the regional court to return the boundaries of the Chelyabinsk urban pine forest and its protective zones to the boundaries it had ​​before 2011. According to the contested decisions of the regional parliament, the pine forest lost almost the entire protective zone around its borders.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Putin and Biden – ”It takes one to know one”?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.03.2021

Photo: Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin. Photo by Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

On 2 October, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist for the Washington Post, was killed and dismembered at the Saudi Arabian Сonsulate in Istanbul. Recently, US National Intelligence accused the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, of organising the assassination.

In an interview with the ABC television channel, which Russia does not stop discussing, US President Joe Biden spoke not only about Vladimir Putin, but also about Prince Salman. However, the latter was more fortunate. First, the journalist for some reason did not ask Biden if he considered the Crown Prince to be a murderer. And second, the American President himself has unequivocally clarified that Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder, but he was “our man who ordered the murder”. That is, “he is a nasty piece of work, but he is our nasty piece of work”. And the US has never persecuted their friends (heads of allied states), the American President added. Further Joe Biden spoke of the conditions of kind of possible forgiveness, that is, the price that, from the point of view of the United States, the Saudi allies must pay for the assassination.

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On solidarity with Ingush political prisoners

Statement by regional branches of the Yabloko party in the South of Russia, 25.03.2021

Photo by scullery/depositphotos

In the fall of 2018, a peaceful protest began in the Republic of Ingushetia, dozens of thousands residents of the region participated in it. The reason for such events was the signing of the clandestine border agreement with the Chechen Republic by Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, head of the Republic. The people’s protest reached its climax by March 2019. After the unjustified use of force by law enforcement officers in Magas, on the morning of 27 March, 2019, the investigating authorities opened a number of criminal cases involving about 60 people, residents of Ingushetia, 49 of whom were arrested. More than 30 people have already been convicted.

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After the appeal of the Chelyabinsk branch of  Yabloko the Federal Antimonopoly Service confirmed violations in the purchases for banquets and gifts for the Governor’s office

Press Release, 24.03.2021

Photo: Alexei Teksler Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region / Photo by Creative Commons

The Chelyabinsk Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service found violations in the public procurement of luxurious banquets and gifts by the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region. The Federal Antimonopoly Service carried out the corresponding audit after the appeal by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko.

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Anna Cherepanova: Mayor Busurin’s proposal to cancel the erection of a monument to victims of political reprisals is a huge mistake

Press Release, 23.03.2021

Photo: A sketch of the monument to the victims of political reprisals / photo from the official website of the Administration of Novgorod

Sergei Busurin, Novgorod Mayor, is committing a huge human and political error. He proposed to the Novgorod Duma to cancel the decision to erect a monument to the victims of political reprisals. Novgorod is almost a sole regional centre where there is still no such monument.

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Yabloko Chairman conducted the fourth interregional party seminar in Sochi

Press Release, 22.03.2021

The fourth interregional seminar with regional branches of the Yabloko party took place in Sochi on March 20 – 21. Party leader Nikolai Rybakov and Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov discussed with the participants of the seminar the preparations for the State Duma elections, as well as the party’s coalition policy.

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The Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia made the parliament of Karelia allocate subsidies envisaged by law for nursing homes for the elderly

Press Release, 19.03.2021

Photo by depositphotos/alexraths

More than 31 million roubles will be allocated to private nursing homes for the elderly in the Republic of Karelia. Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, Emilia Slabunova and Ivan Gusev, managed to make the parliament of the Republic of Karelia allocate to the nursing homes for the elderly the subsidies envisaged for them by law as partial compensation of their costs for the provision of their social services in 2021. On 18 March, deputies of the parliament of Karelia adopted amendments to the regional budget, the amendments provide for the allocation of the required funds.

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Dmitry Permyakov demands from the Federal Antimonopoly Service to give assessment on considerable spending of budget funds on PR by the Pskov City Duma

Press Release, 19.03.2021

Photo: Dmitry Permyakov / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service

Dmitry Permyakov, a deputy of the Pskov City Duma from Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, appealed to the Pskov department of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service with a request to give a legal assessment of the procurement for the production and placement of image-building video clips about the work of local self-government bodies of Pskov on television. A competition for such procurement is being held by the city parliament. Permyakov believes that only state television and radio channels fit the established technical requirements, consequently citizens will not be able to receive objective information about the work of the authorities from non-state channels.

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