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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 discussed environmental and city development issues during his visit to Saratov

Press Release, 8.09.2020

Photo: Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Yabloko candidate Ksenia Sverdlova

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited Saratov on September 7, as part of his tour to Yabloko regional branches participating in regional elections on 13 September. Ksenia Sverdlova, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Saratov, will take part in the by-elections of deputies of the Saratov Regional Duma in the Volga single-mandate constituency No. 1.

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Court removed all the opponents of the construction of an incineration plant from the municipal elections in Osinovo, Tatarstan

Press Release, 8.09.2020

The Zelenodolsk City Court removed from the municipal elections in the Osinovo town, Tatarstan, all representatives of the Dioxinovo movement who oppose the construction of an incineration plant in the settlement. On 7 September, the court removed from municipal elections 13 candidates, including Ruslan Zinatullin, leader of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan, and Yelena Izotova, Chair of the regional branch of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan.

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Single-mandate candidates from Yabloko were removed from the elections to the City Council of Neftekamsk

Press Release, 8.09.2020

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Bashkortostan removed from 13 Yabloko candidates from the elections to the City Council of Neftekamsk in single-mandate constituencies. The pretext was an allegedly incomplete set of documents submitted by the Yabloko candidates to the electoral commission. The suits were filed by candidates from the ruling United Russia party and the territorial electoral commission. Cassation appeals were filed against the court decisions. Earlier, candidates from Yabloko managed to defend in the Supreme Court the Yabloko party list in the elections in the single electoral district of Neftekamsk.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: “The poisoning of Alexei Navalny should be investigated by an international investigation team”

Press Release, 7.09.2020

“An international investigation team should be created under the auspices of one of the credible international organisations so that to investigate the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with a chemical warfare agent,” Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Yabloko Party’s Federal Political Committee, said.

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Yabloko’s Gender Faction will hold an online discussion of feminists of different generations

Press Release, 7.09.2020

On 15 September 15, an online discussion of participants in the Russian feminist movement will be held under the auspices of the Gender faction of the Yabloko party. The event will begin at 19:00.

The topics offered for the discussion are as follows: the situation with gender equality and the conservative U-turn in Russia, the tasks of the feminist movement, new forms of organisation, interaction or conflict of different generations of feminists. The recording of the meeting will be published in the Internet.

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A poisoned reputation

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.09.2020

Why does no one – not a single state in the world, not a single international organisation – believe what they say in Russia about Alexei Navalny’s poisoning?

Probably because no one, except Russia, change urine probes of their athletes. Probably because only “tourists” from Russia go to admire the sights of Salisbury using forged documents and suddenly they poison someone there. Probably because it is the Russian authorities who wage hybrid and criminal wars in other countries of the world and secretly bury their citizens who died in these wars.

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Lev Shlosberg: Russia is now losing the Belarus of tomorrow

Press Release, 4.09.2020

Photo: Lev Shlosberg, Deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko party

Pskov regional politicians discussed the formation of a reserve from the Russian security and law enforcement for Belarus and Vladimir Putin’s support for the actions of Alexander Lukashenko at the Echo of Moscow in Pskov radio station.

The opinions of the Pskov politicians traditionally divided. Some believeв that the presence of a special reserve of Russian security and law enforcement that can be sent to Belarus on the request of Alexander Lukashenko would prevent a repetition of the “Ukrainian scenario” in Belarus, as well as possible unrest on the border with Russia. Others did not support this decision of the Russian government to form a reserve and perceived it as support to dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko and MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, said that he was categorically against any interference into the domestic affairs of Belarus. In his opinion, after the announcement of the formation of a reserve of law enforcement and security in Russia for actions on the territory of Belarus, the Belarusian society would be more radical to Russia, since for most of Belarus citizens Lukashenko was “an illegally elected and hated president”.

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Belarus is being turned into a concentration camp

Freedom to political prisoners in Belarus! Freedom to Vitaly Shklyarov!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.08.2020

Nobody knows the total number of political prisoners in Belarus. It is assumed that at least 7,000 people were detained during the protests only in August 9 – 13, and about forty criminal cases were initiated. About 600 citizens of Belarus reported serious injuries as a result of beatings during detention, more than a hundred people reported severe beatings in places of temporary detention. More than 260 people were detained during the protest action on August 27 in the centre of Minsk, as follows from the data of the human rights centre Viasna.

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Emilia Slabunova: Russia needs detoxification

FB post by Emilia Slabunova, 3.09.2020

Alexei Navalny [opposition politician and one of vocal critics of the regime] was poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group, the German government said in a statement. Angela Merkel, in her commentary, stated unequivocally that “it was an attempt to silence him [Navalny]”. Unambiguous, because if it were not for a chemical warfare agent, one could think of the Novosibirsk construction mafia or the Tomsk swindlers, about whom Navalny and his team were filming an investigation during their trip there. But we are talking about poisoning with a military nerve agent, which is inaccessible to an ordinary mafioso and which should not be there at all.

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Nikolai Rubakov to visit Sratov

Press Release, 3.09.2020

Nikolai Rybakov

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will visit Saratov on Monday, September 7, as part his election tour in the Russian regions.

In the morning, the Yabloko Chairman will visit Park Svobody (the Freedom Park) and the Ivolgino district, the so-called Saratov ghetto. During the day, he will take part in the launch of the Clean Air civil programme for air quality control and will meet with activists participating in this programme.

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Yabloko Chairman appealed to the Public Prosecutor General and the Minister of Natural Resources about illegal cutting of forests in Voronezh

Press Release, 2.09.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Gusev in connection with illegal cutting of trees in the Severny Les (Northern Forest) forest park in Voronezh.

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Yabloko Chairman met with environmental activists in Voronezh and spoke at a public discussion on protection of environment

Press Release, 2.09.2020

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov visited the Voronezh region on Monday, August 31, as part of his election tour on the threashold of regional elections.

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Nikolai Rybakov appealed to the Governor of the Voronezh Region regarding the cutting of the Severny Les forest park

Press Release, 2.09.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov appealed to Alexander Gusev, Governor of the Voronezh Region, in connection with the illegal felling of trees in the Severny Les (the Northern Forest) forest park, the only large forest area in the Northern residential area of ​​Voronezh. In recent months, trees were cut on the territory of the forest, and at the end of August there was a clash between local residents and unidentified persons who installed a fence around the park.

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“You trust us – we work for you!” The list of  Yabloko candidates in the elections of deputies of the Berezovsky District Council

Press Release, 2.09.2020

“You trust us – we work for you!” – such is the slogan of the election campaign led by the Yabloko team running in the elections of the District Council of Deputies of the city of Berezovsky, the Krasnoyarsk region. There are seven candidates on the party list, they are people of different professions and ages who are respected by their fellow citizens.

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Deputies and human rights activists from Yabloko stood surety for imprisoned journalist Ivan Safronov

Press Release, 2.09.2020

Well-known members of the Yabloko party stood surety for imprisoned journalist Ivan Safronov  accused in treason. Among those bailing for the journalist were Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, seven deputies of regional parliaments, well-known human rights activists and heads of three municipal districts of Moscow.

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Nikolai Rybakov congratulated the students of the Logos high school on the beginning of the school year: “Everything that happens in the country depends on you”

Press Release, 1.09.2020

Today, on September 1, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited the Logos high school in Dmitrov, Moscow Region. The Logos high school is ranked one of the best educational institutions in Russia. In his speech at the ceremony of the beginning of the school year Nikolai Rybakov wished the students freedom and respect for the freedom of other people.

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Ksenia Sverdlova demands that the Investigative Committee and the Public Prosecutor General’s Office stop the interference of security officials and the Saratov city administration in the election of deputies of the Regional Duma

Press Release, 30.08.2020

Ksenia Sverdlova, candidate for the regional Duma from the Yabloko party and Chair of the Saratov regional branch of the party, appealed to Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, and Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, asking them to stop the interference of law enforcement agencies and the Saratov city administration in the election campaign.

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Yabloko Chairman met with residents of Osinovo and party candidates

Press Release, 30.08.2020

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and head of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan Ruslan Zinatullin

Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited Kazan and Osinovo, the Republic of Tatarstan, on August 28.

During his stay in the town of Osinovo, Nikolai Rybakov first visited the construction site of an incineration plant. The decision to build this plant caused discontent among local residents and environmental activists. For several months they held protests demanding to stop the construction. But despite the actions, it was announced that the construction of the plant should be completed in 2022.

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Students reinstated to the university at the demand of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office. The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City State Duma helped the students who were arbitrarily expelled during the COVID quarantine to get reinstatement

Press Release, 28.08.2020

Natalya Pochinok, Rector of the Russian State Social University, had to cancel her order on the expulsion of Anton Ocheretin and Danila Petrov from the university, after the Public Prosecutor General’s Office proposed her to eliminate violations of the legislation on education. Students were expelled in April this year for trying to leave the hostel for the pharmacy. From the point of view of the management of the university, this was a gross violation of the temporary rules for living in a hostel, introduced in connection with the quarantine.

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The head of Yabloko to visit the Chelyabinsk region on the threashold of regional elections

Press Release, 28.08.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will visit the Chelyabinsk region on September 2 – 3. He will visit Miass, Chebarkul and Zlatoust cities there.

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