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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

Home of Pavel Sychyov, Yabloko candidate for the State Duma, searched in Voronezh

Press Release, 9.05.2022

Photo: Pavel Sychyov / Photo from social networks

The home of Pavel Sychyov, Yabloko candidate for the State Duma and a video blogger, was searched in Voronezh about 6 a.m.  The search was carried out within the framework of a criminal case on terrorism – false reports about the mining of a courthouse in Voronezh. The procedural status of Pavel Sychyov in the criminal case is a witness. However, all equipment was confiscated from the activist in spite of the fact that Sychyov had not been not involved in the criminal case.

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On Victory Day the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War

Press Release, 9.05.2022

Photo: Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery, Moscow / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 9 May, the leaders and members of the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War at the Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow. The delegation laid flowers and a wreath at the Military Memorial. This is a traditional annual Yabloko anti-war action in memory of the victims of the Second World War.

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“I believe in a new Russia but Putin is going nowhere”

Fierce critic of Putin and a former political opponent, Grigory Yavlinsky talks to Index about fear, lies and violence in today’s Russia

Index on Censorship, 05 May 2022,

Grigory Yavlinsky

Russian politician, academic and economist Grigory Yavlinsky, who became known with his plan for a smooth transition from the Soviet regime to a free-market economy. Credit: Пресс-служба Президента Российской Федерации/Wikimedia Commons

Russian liberal politician, economist and professor Grigory Yavlinsky has long been a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin. As the founder of the Russian United Democratic Party (Yabloko), which was the leading opposition party in post-Soviet Russia, Yavlinsky has campaigned against Putin on several occasions. In 2000 Yavlinsky participated in the Russian presidential elections under the slogan “For Russia without Dictators and Oligarchs.” In 2018, he ran in the presidential elections on an anti-corruption platform.

I first spoke to Yavlinsky in February 2012. In an interview for New Eastern Europe Yavlinsky told me he was preparing, once again, to offer Russian voters an alternative to Putin’s dictatorial reign in the Kremlin. Back then, Yavlinsky remained hopeful.  “A non-democratic and corrupt system which has been created by Putin and Yeltsin, requires cardinal changes, and absolutely different politics in Russia today and important events will take place to see this happens in 2012,” Yavlinsky explained. “To change this system we need a political, economic, and moral alternative which would be supported by the people,” he added.

Today, these hopes have vanished. Why, then, do the Russian people still overwhelmingly support Moscow’s war of aggression against Ukraine? I caught up with Yavlinsky and this was the main subject I broached.

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A communist MP of the State Duma will ask the Moscow Mayor to deprive Yabloko’s Sergei Mitrokhin of his Moscow MP mandate for criticising Russia’s military operation

Press Release, 6.05.2022

On 17 May, Nina Ostanina, a communist MP of the State Duma, plans to ask the Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin at a special meeting of the State Duma dedicated to Moscow deputies who disagreed with the special operation, to deprive them of their deputies’ mandates. According to Ostanina, Sergei Mitorkhin, Yabloko MP of the Moscow City Duma and ex-Chairman of the Yabloko party, should be deprived of his mandate for his sharp public criticism of the special military operation. Ostania also plans to deprive two Moscow municipal deputies – Viktor Kotov and Yevgenia Remizova – of their mandates as they left Russia after the start of the special operation. Ostanina said that a decision would have to be made “on the dismissing these characters from their posts”.

It should be noted that on 13 April, Sergei Mitrokhin, former Chairman of the Yabloko party and an MP of the Moscow City Duma, sharply condemned Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine in response to the demand of the deputy from the Communist Party Alexander Maksimov “to end with Yabloko as a party of ‘national traitors’”. According to Mitrokhin, “All those who support what is happening today as a result of the so-called “special military operation” will bitterly regret it soon, as this so-called “special military operation” will take away hundreds or maybe thousands times more lives than the victims that emerged there for the eight years [of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine], whereas there were victims from both the sides, this fact has been concealed for some reason, [including] that there was a covert support of separatists in the East of Ukraine. But today it is obvious, that they, for the sake of their alleged revenge for these victims, are going to sacrifice much more people, spill the blood of not only Ukrainian citizens, residents of Ukraine and raze Ukrainian cities to the ground, but also kill, we do not know the exact number now, Russian people.”

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Police filed a protocol on “discrediting the army” against ex-Chair of the Saratov branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 6.05.2022

Photo: Ksenia Sverdlova /Photo from social networks

A protocol on “discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation” (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation) was drawn up against Ksenia Sverdlova, ex-Chair of the Saratov regional branch of the Yabloko party.

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The Yabloko faction submitted to the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg a draft statement on the protection of the rights of citizens to freedom of information in the conditions of a “special operation”

Press Release, 5.05.2022

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Alexander Shishlov and Boris Vishnevsky, MPs of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, submitted to the St. Petersburg parliament a draft statement on the protection of citizens’ constitutional rights to freedom of information.

Yabloko proposes that the Legislative Assembly should express protest against the restriction of freedom of information and demand immediate abolition of the legislative restrictions for citizens adopted after the start of the “special military operation” to disseminate any information about the events, except for official information, and freely express their opinion under the threat of administrative or criminal punishment.

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The Yabloko branch in Miass, the Chelyabinsk region, held a May Day march “For Peace!”

Press Release, 4.05.2022


The local branch of Yabloko in Miass, the Chelyabinsk region, held a May Day march under the slogan “For Peace!”.

Members and supporters of the Miass branch of Yabloko, together with activists of other socio-political organisations who joined Yabloko, marched through the centre of the city with a pacifist slogan written on the poster and held by Valentina Komkova, Chair the local Yabloko branch.

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Pskov municipal deputy Nikolai Kuzmin fined for publishing a video with the action of Marina Ovsyannikova during the broadcast of Channel One

Press Release, 5.05.2022

Photo: Nikolai Kuzmin / Photo from social networks

The Pskov City Court fined Nikolai Kuzmin, a municipal deputy from Yabloko, 30,000 roubles under an article about “discrediting the actions of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.”

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Lev Shlosberg receives a second protocol of violation against him on “discrediting the armed forces”

Press Release, 27.04.2022

Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

 A second protocol of violation under Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation on “discrediting the armed forces” was drawn up against Lev Shlosberg, the leader of the Pskov Yabloko and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the party. This time, the accusations were connected with one of the broadcasts on the Grazhdanin TV channel.

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On the situation in Russia and the prospects of the Party

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko No. 152, dated 15 April, 2022

Published on 21 April, 2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

A great disaster on the scale of a national catastrophe, threatening the very existence of Russia, happened to our country.

An authoritarian government acting according to Bolshevik models plunged Russia into this disaster.

A fundamental misunderstanding of modern world realities and historical prospects led to an anti-European course, a senseless confrontation with the West and a claim to the right to arbitrarily limit the sovereignty of neighboгrs in the post-Soviet space. This course naturally led to a dead end.

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On the priority steps to bring to an end the killing of people in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko No. 154, dated 15 April, 2022

Published on 21 April, 2022

Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov/Kommersant

The tragedy in Ukraine has been going on and even unfolding. No one now can and does not want to answer how many people have really died there. The UN data on the number of those killed can be underestimated at times, which is also recognised by the UN.

The situation is extremely dangerous. The development of events in the direction of further escalation threatens with new huge human casualties, as well as an increasingly likely big war up to a nuclear collision. This must not be allowed.

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Congratulations to Yuri Shein on his 70th anniversary!

Congratulations, 20.04.2022

Photo: Yuri Shein / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

April 20 marks the 70th anniversary of Yuri Karlovich Shein, a member of the Yabloko Party Arbitration Commission. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov congratulates Yuri Shein on his anniversary.

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Three administrative protocols at once drawn up against the Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Novgorod

Press Release, 20.04.2022

Photo: Viktor Shalyakin /Photo from social networks

On 20 April, Viktor Shalyakin, a member of the Regional Council of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko Party and the Chairman of the city branch of the party, got three protocols at once on an administrative offense. This was reported by Anna Cherepanova, the leader of the Novgorod Regiona branch of Yabloko.

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Lyubov Zhiltsova, teacher and a deputy from Yabloko, will be tried in the Pskov region for a photo with a pacifist poster

Press Release, 20.04.2022

Photo: Lyubov Zhiltsova / Photo by


On 25 February, Lyubov Zhiltsova, a deputy of the Palkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov Region from Yabloko, published on her personal page on the VKontakte socail network her photo with a sheet of paper with a slogan “No ** ***”. On 18 April, police officers came to her house in the village of Slopygino, Palkinsky District, and drew up an administrative protocol of offense against her for “discrediting the armed forces” (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).

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A criminal case for criticising the authorities filed in Kemerovo against a former Yabloko candidate for the State Duma  

Press Release, 19.04.2022

Photo: Vyacheslav Chernov / Photo from social networks

On 18 April, the Investigative Committee of the Kemerovo Region, basing on a report from the deputy head of the regional Centre for Counteracing Extremism, opened a criminal case against Vyacheslav Chernov, a civil activist, entrepreneur, and a candidate for the State Duma from the Yabloko party in 2021.

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The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture by Alexander Gnezdilov on war in the history of world drama

Press Release, 19.04.2022

On 26 April, the Yabloko Party University will host an online lecture “Theater of War. Bloodshed in the Art of Drama and the Art of Drama in Bloodshed”. The lecturer is Alexander Gnezdilov, theatre director, artistic director of the Nest Creative Association, editor-in-chief of the Smart Power Journal, and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party and the Public Constitutional Council. The lecture will begin at 18:00 MSK.

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Yabloko applied for demonstrations “For Peace!” in Moscow and five other cities on 1 May

Press Release, 20.04.2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko has applied for May Day demonstrations “For Peace!” in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Miass and Magnitogorsk.

In Moscow, the applicants for the action were Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, and Andrei Morev, head of the Yakimanka urban district, deputy chairman of the Moscow Yabloko.

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Nikolai Rybakov: “The main purpose of the party’s work today is to stop the bloodshed”.

Press Release, 16.04.2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

At the beginning of his speech at the 21st Party Congress, Yabloko Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov drew the delegates’ attention to a printed replica of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, which was placed on the wall instead of the traditional banner with Yabloko party symbols.

“Today’s fate of many cities in Ukraine – Mariupol and Chernihiv, the most ancient city of the ancient Kievan Rus state, repeats the fate of Guernica. Opening our congress, we must speak about all those who died in this massacre. Civilian and military, Ukrainians and Russians, children, women, men, young and old. Those who was bemauled, wounded, raped, became a refugee, who is now hiding from the shells in the basements. There are millions of them. We are their voice in Russia, of those who are dying and praying for peace,” Yabloko Chairman said.

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Lev Shlosberg fined 32,000 roubles for posting a video with the protest action of Marina Ovsyannikova on Channel One

Press Release, 18.04.2022

Photo: Zhanna Shlosberg-Kozlovich and Lev Shlosberg / Photo from social networks

Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko and a member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, and his wife Zhanna were fined 32,000 and 30,000 roubles, respectively, for “discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation”. This decision was made today by the Pskov City Court.

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The Yabloko Party Congress adopted amendments to the Party Charter. The party reform is completed

Press Release, 16.04.2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The 21the Congress of the Yabloko party adopted the final block of amendments to the Yabloko Charter. It was the forth stage of the Congress and it took place on 16 April. The key changes concerned the procedure for joining the party and responsibility of party members.

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