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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

“The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a bleeding wound on the body of Russian society”

Yabloko leaders laid flowers to the place of murder of Boris Nemtsov on the Nemtsov Bridge

Press Release, 27.02.2021

Yabloko leaders Nikolai Rybakov and Grigory Yavlinsky laid flowers at the place of murder of Boris Nemtsov on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, which Muscovites have been calling the Nemtsov Bridge. The mourning action was also attended by the Deputy Chairman of the party Ivan Bolshakov, Moscow City Duma MP from Yabloko Yevgeny Bunimovich, member of the Federal Bureau of the party Kirill Goncharov, independent politician Vladimir Ryzhkov and Alexei Minyaylo, ex prisoner of the so-called the “Moscow case” when Muscovites were protesting against falsifications in the Moscow City Duma elections.

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Chairman:

“The government is attacking the rights of citizens – political, civil, and social. The authorities violate not only the human right to freedom of speech, but also the right to life. And the Nemtsov Bridge by the walls of the Kremlin became a symbol of how people are murdered for their words and their position. And we know that people like Boris Nemtsov, [journalist and MP from Yabloko] Yuri Shchekochikhin, [journalist and human rights defender] Anna Politkovskaya, [Yabloko members and jouranlists] Larissa Yudina and Timur Kuashev, and [human rights defender] Natalya Estemirova and others were killed precisely for their political activities and their human rights activities, and we will seek an investigation and punishment of those responsible for these crimes.”


Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder:

“The assassination of Boris Nemtsov is one of the most terrible and most obvious political assassinations of recent times. It happened just a hundred meters away from the Kremlin. So far, the investigation has not led either to the identification of the customers, or to the explanation of the motives, and even the perpetrators who were found are doubtful. This is because President Vladimir Putin is politically responsible for the murder. Until the murder of Boris Nemtsov is solved and the motives and customers are revealed, it will be a bleeding wound on the body of Russian society.”


In St. Petersburg, Yabloko members, headed by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the party, laid flowers at the Solovetsky Stone – a memorial to the victims of political repression. Similar actions took place in Vologda, Tula, Omsk, Stavropol, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don and Cheboksary. In Nizhny Novgorod, Yabloko party activists laid flowers at the temporary memorial to Boris Nemtsov in Teatralnaya Square.


Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg


After the refusal to approve commemorative marches and rallies, members of the Chelyabinsk and the Ivanovo branches of Yabloko held commemorative actions in the so-called guide parks [the areas where small rallies do not require permissions from the authorities] of the capitals of their regions. A rally for freedom and against repression was held on the embankment of the Gzen River in Novgorod. Single pickets and other memorial events are held by Yabloko activists in Astrakhan, Vladivostok, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Elista and Yaroslavl today.


Earlier, regional authorities in 21 Russian regions refused to give permissions for Yabloko’s actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was shot six times in the back and in the head on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge on the evening of 27 February, 2015.  Only the Altai branch of Yabloko managed to get a permission for a limited number of participants – up to 100 people – in Barnaul.  The commemorative action will take place in Barnaul on Freedom Square, on 28 February. The action will begin at 14:00. Yabloko Сhairman Nikolai Rybakov will take part in the rally.