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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 leader Nikolai Rybakov suggested that the Central Electoral Commission should hold a one-day vote in the 2021 elections

Press Release, 30.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, proposing to hold a one-day rather than three-day voting in the elections to be held in September 2021. Rybakov also proposed not to conduct early voting, remote voting and outdoor mass voting in order to avoid possible violations.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Why there is no place for freedom of speech in Putin’s system

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.04.2021

Photo by Yury Belyat / MBKh Media

Twenty years ago, a hostile takeover by the state of NTV, the first all-Russian TV channel independent of the state, took place. By common consent, NTV, established in 1993, became a world-class TV channel [in Russia] in a few years. But in 2001, a year after Vladimir Putin came to power, the TV channel was virtually eliminated, and in front of the entire country: it was deprived of its independence and transferred to the ownership of Gazprom. The reason for the destruction of NTV was its independent information policy, which really did not obey the Presidential Administration. Today it is hard to believe, but that was exactly the reputation of the former NTV with a multimillion audience. Therefore, then, in April 2001, thousands of people took to the streets in defence of the TV channel being destroyed by the authorities. There had already been the explosions of blocks of flats and the beginning of the Second Chechen War, further there had to be acts of terror in a theatre in Moscow and a school in Beslan, the murders of [Yabloko MP] Yury Shchekochikhin and [journalist and human rights activist] Anna Politkovskaya, the seizure of Crimea and the war in Donbass, all against the backdrop of complete nationalisation and subordination to the Kremlin of almost all politically significant media outlets.

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Hans van Baalen, dedicated liberal and ALDE President, passed away.

Condolences, 30.04.2021

Photo by the

Yesterday night, Hans van Baalen, our colleague and Chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), passed away. He was 60 years old.

During his political career, Hans was a Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, Member of the European Parliament, President of Liberal International, and since 2015 he has led the ALDE party.

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Yevgeny Bunimovich: “The Ministry of Education prohibits educational activities! It is like in George Orwell’s books! “

Press Release, 29.04.2021

Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich


Yevgeny Bunimovich, Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Education and a member of the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma, called the ameded law on educational activities represents a manifestation of censorship. The law will come into force on 1 June and will seriously limit the possibility of holding lectures, master classes and other educational events at various venues.

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Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the head of the Central Electoral Commission to ensure the right to public campaigning events for the candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections

Press Release, 28.04.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov sent a letter to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, demanding to ensure the right of candidates to hold campaigning public events in connection with the upcoming elections of deputies to the State Duma.

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The Yabloko branch in Tatarstan participated in the formation of a joint headquarters for independent observation of elections in the region

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan

The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko and the Association of Tatarstan Observers signed a memorandum on the creation of a joint regional headquarters of election observers during the Forum of Kazan Opposition Forces, which took place in Kazan on 24 April. They plan to monitor all the 2021 election campaigns. The founders of the headquarters plan to cover the maximum number of polling stations with observers.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko announces a public campaign for the legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo by saiko3p/depositphotos

On 27 April, the Bureau of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko issued a statement announcing launch of a public campaign for the legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April. “On 21 April, a rally in support of Alexei Navalny and other prisoners of conscience was held in the Ivanovo region, as in many other regions of the country. The peaceful action resulted in the detention of more than 50 people in the regional centre. Such a large number of the detained in unprecedented for our region. According to our information, about 40 reports on an administrative offense under Article 20.2 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation “Violation of the established procedure for organising or holding an assembly, meeting, demonstration, procession or picketing” were drawn up for the event participants,” the statement runs.

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The court dismissed the lawsuit initiated by the police and aimed at prosecution of Anna Cherepanova for her post on the Vkontakte social network

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo: Anna Cherepanova / Photo by the Press Service of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The Novgorod District Court terminated the administrative case against Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko and deputy of the Duma of Novgorod, due to the lack of an administrative offense.

The police intended to bring Anna Cherepanova to responsibility under Part 2 of Article 20.2 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation (organisation or holding of a public event without filing a notice of a public event in accordance with the established procedure). Police claims were caused by a rally in memory of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, which took place in Novgorod’s “Hyde Park” (a specially designated place where holding a rally does not require any notifications of the authorities) on 27 February.

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The Tula branch of Yabloko launched the action “From green courtyards to a green city”

Activists planted a linden alley, 15 spruces and larch trees

Press Release, 27.04.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Tula branch of Yabloko

On 25 April, activists of the Tula regional branch of Yabloko went to a cleanup action together with residents of one of the houses in the Central District of Tula. They planted a linden alley and 15 spruces and larches. The action called “From green courtyards to a green city” is not a one-time event, but will be held further.

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Yabloko honoured the memory of the victims of Chernobyl at the All-Russian action on the anniversary of the disaster

Press Release, 26.04.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and Ivan Bolshakov. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On April 24-26, 2021, Yabloko’s Green Russia faction and regional branches of the Yabloko party took part in the traditional All-Russian action dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy.

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35 years of the Chernobyl disaster: stop the construction of new nuclear power plants for the sake of life and health of future generations

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau No. 2554 dated 22.04.2021

Published on 26.04.2021

Photo: The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant / Photo by Nomadsoul1.depositphotos

The Chernobyl tragedy made it into human history as one of the largest man-made disasters.

Due to the explosion of the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the territory of the former Soviet Union and other countries were contaminated with hazardous materials. As a result, a significant number of settlements had to be relocated. Millions of people have been exposed to radiation. Even today, the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are present in the territories of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other countries. The contamination of vast areas with radionuclides was accompanied by clearly identifiable negative consequences for public health and predicted risks of radiogenic diseases in the future around the world. The affected territories have not been properly rehabilitated to date.

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The Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia called on the government to stop calculating the costs of restoration works according to the standards adopted in the 1980s

Press Release, 26.04.2021

Photo: Wooden architecture in the Kizhi Island/Photo by Kannap.depositphotos

Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova and Ivan Gusev turned to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a proposal to make the necessary decisions to revise the coefficients for changing the costs of repair and restoration works performed at cultural heritage sites (historical and cultural monuments) from the 2012 price level to the 2021 price level, as well as introduce the method of annual price indexation when determining the costs of such works.

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Activists of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko held neighbourhood clean-up events

Press Release, 26.04.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko

On 24 April, members of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko took part in two environmental clean-ups under the slogans “Green Bashkiria” and “Garden of Memory” in the city of Ufa.

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Omsk Yabloko volunteers held a “clean-up the environment” action

Press Release, 26.04.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Omsk branch of Yabloko


On 24 April, members and supporters of the Omsk branch of Yabloko took part in the clean-up the environment action in the Zelyoniy Ostov (Green Island) park. The Yabloko activists helped caring residents of the city to clean up litter in the park.

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On the intensification of political reprisals in Russia

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 22.04.2021

Photo: Penal colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir region. / Photo by Yevgeny Odinovok, RIA Novosti

The Yabloko party states that large-scale political reprisals have been unleashed in Russia. The intensification of the persecution of political opponents and merely those people who actively disagree with Putin’s policies represents a direct consequence of the unlawful changes in the Constitution of the Russian Federation implemented by the regime in July 2020.

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The Yabloko Party University held online lecture by Dr. Igor Nikolayev “State regulation of prices and inflation”

Press Release, 23.04.2021

Photo: Igor Nikolayev / Photo by the Yabloko Press service

On Thursday, 22 April, the Yabloko Party University held a lecture by Dr. Igor Nikolayev “State regulation of prices and inflation”.

The video may be accessed here:

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President Putin did not give a single answer to Russians’ pressing questions. Yabloko Bureau on the President’s message to the Federal Assembly

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 22.04.2021

Photo by Alexander Melnikov / RIA Novosti

The Bureau of the Yabloko party notes that the presidential address of Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly did not contain a single answer to the most pressing issues for [Russian] citizens (such as drop of incomes, price rise and stagnation of the economy), neither did it contain a clear strategy for solving these problems.

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On the police brutality on 21 April, 2021

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 22.04.2021

Photo by Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

April 21 again became the day of the triumph of police arbitrariness in Russia. Once again, mass-scale, unmotivated detentions of participants in peaceful actions with unjustified and disproportionate use of force took place throughout the country.

We note the particularly brutal actions of the security forces in St. Petersburg against the backdrop of the relatively reserved behaviour of the Moscow police.

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Nikolai Rybakov: We need to develop the economy, not poverty in the country. Yabloko leader assessed the President’s Address to the Federal Assembly

Press Release, 22.04.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov spoke at a meeting of the Party Bureau on 22 April, 2021. In his speech, Rybakov assessed the President’s Address to the Federal Assembly.

According to Rybakov, Vladimir Putin’s address was no different from his messages of previous years – the President did not propose measures to get the country out of the crisis, and traditionally did not respond to the main problems that worry citizens: poverty, corruption, unemployment, and the inaccessibility of medical care.

“Putin promised to buy ambulances, but it is not clear how they will get to people along the broken roads,” Nikolai Rybakov said.

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The Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko demanded the release of Nizhny Novgorod residents detained on the threashold of the protest action on 21 April

Press Release, 21.04.2021

Photo: Oleg Rodin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Oleg Rodin, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko, appealed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Nizhny Novgorod region with a demand for the immediate release of Nizhny Novgorod residents detained on April 21, on the eve of the action of solidarity with Alexei Navalny.

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