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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

Yabloko launches its election campaign to the State Duma by distributing 1.5 million party newspapers

Press Release, 26.05.2021

Photo: Kazan/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Residents of 53 Russian cities will receive the Yabloko party’s newspaper, timed to coincide with the launch of the election campaign. By 15 June, Yabloko plans to distribute 1.5 million newspapers.

This issue of the newspaper is devoted to the most urgent topics: the pandemics, the economic crisis, the consequences of changing the Constitution, Russia’s so-called garbage reform, and Yabloko’s actions in these fields.

The geography of the campaign covers the whole country – from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Moreover, newspapers will be received not only by residents of regional centres, but also in other large cities. For example, in the Arkhangelsk region the paper will be sent to Arkhandelsk and Severodvinsk, in the Kaluga region – to Kaluga and Obninsk, in the Chelyabinsk region – to Chelyabinsk, Zlatoust, Kopeysk, Magnitogorsk and Miass. Since 24 May, Yabloko activists have been distrinuting newspapers in the most crowded streets and squares, and near public transport stops.

Photo: Chelyabinsk/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The authorities of 25 cities under different pretexts did not allow Yabloko to hold pickets using information cubes. Thus, the administrations of Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok, Vologda, Vyborg, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kostroma, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Oryol, Samara, Stavropol, Tambov, Ulan-Ude, Ufa, Cheboksary and Chelyabinsk referred to the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic when declining Yabloko applications for campaign pickets.


In Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chita, Shakhty and Yaroslavl, the reasons for refusal were formal violations allegedly made by party representatives when submitting applications.


Photo: St.Petersburg/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Nevertheless, Yabloko’s activists will distribute newspapers in these cities without using campaign cubes.


In addition, members of the Saratov branch of Yabloko filed a lawsuit against the unlawful decision of the city administration of Saratov, which did not give a permission to the regional branch of the party for picketing and distributing newspapers in the streets of the city.



The special issue of the Yabloko Rossii (Yabloko of Russia) newspaper consists of eight pages. The front page contains the appeal by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov to Russian citizens to support Yabloko in elections of different levels. “This year, changes should begin in our country. The voice of free people must be heard from a small village to the country’s parliament. Our future is in our hands!” Rybakov writes.


The second and third pages are devoted to the analysis of how the actions of the Russian government influenced the spread of the coronavirus and its social consequences. The underfunding of healthcare, the “optimization” of the social sphere [i.e. cuts on the maintenance of the social sector] and the lack of professionalism of the authorities became the main factors in the growth of the crisis and brought our country to the first place in the world in terms of the number of victims from COVID-19 per capita, the article runs. Yabloko publishes its plan to support citizens, entrepreneurs and health workers.


The second spread of the newspaper is devoted to the “zeroing” of the state and law, which occurred as a result of Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution. The article contains an analysis of why Russians have now even less rights, while officials and President Putin have even more power.


The next spread is devoted to the first results of the so-called “garbage reform”, which only led to an increase in the number of landfills.


The last page contains brief reports of the party for 2020: what Yabloko did to combat the consequences of the pandemic, how much money was saved by Yabloko to the budget due to the party anti-corruption activities, what initiatives were submitted by the party’s deputies in regional and municipal assemblies throughout the country, and many other things.