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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 demands from the authorities to help Yakutia in extinguishing fires and forget the practices of neglecting putting down forest fires

Statement by the Yabloko party, 22.07.2021

Photo by cluckva/depositphotos

In connection with large-scale forest fires and smoke pollution of settlements in Yakutia, the Yabloko party demands to introduce an emergency regime completely throughout the Republic, and not only in the regional forests (which was done by the decree of the head of Yakutia).

We demand from the country’s leadership to allocate additional funds from the federal budget to fight forest fires in the Republic. It is impossible to defeat fires of this magnitude by collecting donations from the population.

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Nikolai Rybakov to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova: Fair elections are more important than beautification of Moscow worth a billion roubles

Press Release, 21.07.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by Dmitry Lebedev, Kommersant

Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, labelled Yabloko’s law suit against the Central Electoral Commission in the Supreme Court demanding to provide public broadcasts from polling stations on voting days as “petty and mean”. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov answers the head of the Central Electoral Commission:

– The duty of the Central Electoral Commission is to ensure fair and transparent elections, including the voting and the counting of votes. If there are no resources, there is no need to hold a vote in three days, tripling the costs of the work of members of electoral commissions.

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The Yabloko party appealed to the Supreme Court with a claim against the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 19.07.2021

Photo by Dmitry Dukhanin/ Kommersant

The Yabloko party filed an administrative lawsuit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the recognition of the Central Electoral Commission’s decision on cancelling public broadcasts from polling stations during elections of the State Duma deputies inappropriate to the law. On 14 July, the Central Electoral Commission decided to abandon public broadcasts from polling stations on voting days which, according to Yabloko, would hamper observation in the elections.

The election observation institute is designed to ensure citizens’ confidence in the election results and the institutions of representative democracy resulting from elections, the lawsuit runs.

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A conference of the Yabloko Gender faction elected its heads and the Council

Press Release, 19.07.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 16 July, a conference of the Gender faction of the Yabloko party was held. The conferences elected faction heads and the Council. Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the faction, marked in her report the creation of branches of the faction in a number of regions and an increased interest in gender issues, as well as an increase in the number of women-candidates and heads of regional branches. The conference was greeted by the Yabloko party Chairman  Nikolai Rybakov and the head of the Yabloko Green Russia faction Olga Tzepilova.

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Yabloko demands to introduce a two-week lockdown with compensation for business losses

Press Release, 15.07.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Сhairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov appealed to Vladimir Putin with a demand to introduce a two-week lockdown and take a number of urgent measures to support the economy and the population. Nikolai Rybakov noted that Russia is rated third in the world after India and Indonesia as of daily mortality rates from coronavirus. Rybakov also recalled that 791 people died from COVID-19 in Russia on 15 July and the number of deaths has been growing every day, while the measures taken by the government to restrict the epidemic are insufficient.

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European liberal politicians wished Yabloko success in the elections to the State Duma

Press Release, 5.07.2021

Yabloko colleagues from sister parties and organisations from ten countries expressed their words of support and hope for the victory of the party in the upcoming elections to the State Duma. They sent their greetings and good wishes in the addresses that were broadcast at the Yabloko pre-election congress on July 3-4.

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Nikolai Rybakov: Our task is to return to young people hope for the future in our country!

Press Release, 4.07.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

In his speech, Nikolai Rybakov thanked the Congress delegates, Grigory Yavlinsky and party members for their trust. “Russian politics lacks a lot, but most importantly, it lacks humanity and sincerity, as well as the belief that ordinary people can succeed in politics in our country,” Rybakov said.

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Ivan Bolshakov: “We are going to run in the elections with a challenging programme raising the problems that no one else dared to”

Press Release, 4.07.2021

Photo: Ivan Bolshakov / Photo by the Yabloko press service

According to Ivan Bolshakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, the party is going to run in the elections with a challenging programme raising the problems that no one else dared to.

“We demand an investigation into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the attempt on the life of opposition politicians and journalists, release of all political prisoners, prohibition of private military campaigns, lifting of the food embargo and restrictions on the purchase of foreign drugs and medical equipment [imposed by the Russian government on its own population],” Bolshakov said.

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Boris Vishnevsky: The alternative is very simple: either with Yabloko to the future, or with everyone else to the swamp of the past

Press Release, 3.07.2021

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The meaning of all Russian laws of recent months is the criminalisation of political activity, any criticism of the government and its policies is declared criminal – this is something that has not happened since the USSR, says Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Yabloko will nominate a list of young candidates to the State Duma topped by Nikolai Rybakov

Press Release, 3.07.2021

Full video recording of Grigory Yavlinsky’s speech

Regional groups of the federal list of candidates from the Yabloko party in the elections to the State Duma will be topped by young people under 40. The federal part of the list of Yabloko candidates will consist of one candidate – party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov. The territory of Russia is divided into equal electoral districts so that success of candidates to the Duma depends solely on the effectiveness of their work during the election campaign.

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Yabloko urges Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to allow foreign vaccines against COVID-19 to be imported into Russia

Address by the Yabloko Bureau, 1.06.2021

Photo by Alexander Galperin / RIA Novosti

Appeal of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko Party to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin

Respected Mikhail Vladimirovich,

In the situation of the obvious “third wave” of the coronavirus pandemic, measures for protection of citizens from the disease, and first of all, their vaccination, come on the forefront.

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Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the Public Prosecutor General to punish the organisers of the gala party for students finishing school in the midst of the epidemic

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo by Petr Kovalev / TASS

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov turned to he Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a demand to identify and punish those who took the decision to conduct in St.Petersburg a gala party Scarlet Sails for students finishing school in the midst of the epidemic.

According to the St. Petersburg Committee on Education, more than 40,000 people took part in the event. Numerous photos and video materials of the media indicate that social distancing and masking were not observed at the Scarlet Sails party.

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The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma demands an investigation into the brutal detention of a woman who refused to wear a mask at the Multifunctional Public Services Centre

Press Release, 28.06.2021

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According to Novaya Gazeta, the police dragged a handcuffed woman out of the building of the Multifunctional Public Services Centre on the asphalt and left her lying in the street unconscious before  taking her to the police station. However, the woman told to the police officers that her daughter was waiting for her in the car.

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Yabloko will present its list of candidates for the State Duma elections at the party Congress

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo: The Mercury Tower in the Moscow City (the golden building to the right). Photo by shellexx/

This weekend, 3-4 July, a congress of the Yabloko party, that will nominate the party candidates for the Russian parliamentary elections, will take place in Moscow.

The meeting on 3 July will be closed to journalists. The party’s Youtube channel will broadcast political reports delivered by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

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Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov held a working meeting with PACE representatives

Press Release, 29.06.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 29 June, a meeting between Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and the PACE delegation led by PACE co-rapporteurs Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC) and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP/CD) took place in the Moscow office of Yabloko. The delegation is in Russia on a mission to assess the pre-election situation, preparations for the elections to the State Duma, and Russia’s fulfillment of its obligations on ensuring free and fair elections. The mission is carried out in accordance with the norms and procedures adopted by the Council of Europe for its member states, and the obligations taken up by the member states of the Council of Europe.

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Geneva 2021: What Is Russia Left With?

“I am leaving the same way I came”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.06.2021

Photo: June 16, 2021. From left to right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the Swiss Confederation Guy Parmelin and US President Joe Biden at the Villa La Grange in Geneva. Photo by Sergei Guneyev / RIA Novosti

The Geneva summit ended as expected without any significant breakthroughs. Ambassadors will be able to return to their places of work in Moscow and Washington, consultations will continue, mass media will find out who “won” in the negotiations, both sides will deal with nuclear security and the START treaty, and possibly even create some working groups to discuss cybersecurity issues.

Indeed, no one expected breakthroughs. The Presidents of Russia and the United States met primarily in order to meet. Such PR is useful for both Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. Well, why not, at the same time, talk in the “realpolitik” format  about common and different positions on such important topics as nuclear security, arms control, cybercrime, Iran and Afghanistan? After the summit, many noted that Vladimir Putin got what he wanted from the meeting – he emphasized his importance without compromising anything. And so it is.

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Abduction of women from a shelter is a violation of human rights by security forces

Statement by the Yabloko Gender Faction, 15.06.2021

Photo: Halimat Taramova / screenshot of the publication on Svetlana Anokhina’s Instagram page

On 10 June, Chechen and Dagestan security forces broke into a crisis centre in Makhachkala, Dagestan, kidnapping Khalimat Taramova and her girlfriend Anna Manylova (the latter was later released). Human rights defender Svetlana Anokhina and volunteers of the crisis center were detained together with them.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: One of the main reasons for the failure of coronavirus vaccination in Ryazan is organisational chaos in the healthcare system

Press Release, 18.06.2021

Photo by Nordroden/depositphotos

On 16 June, Yelena Sorokina, the head of the Ryazan city administration, said that “unfortunately, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has not been decreasing in the city,” and asked “the heads of Ryazan enterprises to think over the ways of encouraging, for example, granting days off, to employees who took part in the vaccination”.

At the same time, Sorokina did not say anything about the quality of the vaccination campaign. The Ryazan branch of Yabloko notes that the credibility of this procedure has been seriously undermined by its bad organisation, which raises concerns among city residents.

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After the publication by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, the Public Prosecutor’s Office will conduct an audit of the luxurious business trip of Chelyabinsk officials to Dubai

Press Release, 18.06.2021

Photo by frantic00/depositphotos

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Chelyabinsk Region initiated an audit of the validity of budgetary spending of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk Natalya Kotova and the Minister of the Regional Ministry of Economic Development Natalia Lugacheva on flights and accommodation in the five-star Hilton Hotel in Dubai in May – June 2021. Formally the purpose of the officials’ trip was to be training under the Master of Public Administration programme from the Skolkovo Business School, Russia. The cost of training in this School for a similar programme, but with a less number of modules, is from 1.1 million rubles.

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Nikolay Rybakov: the Central Electoral Commission will bear the liability for election violations

Press Release, 16.06.2021

Video by the Yabloko Press Service

On 16 June, the Central Electoral Commission held a meeting on the appeals from the Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov and the Ombudsman in St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov sent to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova, with a proposal not to introduce a three-day voting in the 2021 elections.

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