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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 to initiate a criminal case into the poisoning of writer Dmitry Bykov

Press Release, 11.06.2021

Photo: Writer Dmitry Bykov with his spouse Ekaterina Kevkhishvili. Photo by Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov open a criminal case into the poisoning of the writer Dmitry Bykov with an organophosphate nerve agent.

Rybakov refers to an investigation by Bellingcat and The Insider ( ), which convincingly proved that the sharp deterioration in Bykov’s condition on the Yekaterinburg-Ufa plane on April 17, 2019, was associated with his poisoning by Novichok.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko goes on campaigning for legal protection of the participants of the rally of 21 April

Press Release, 10.06.2021

Photo by depositphotos/3drenderings

Trials of the participants of the April 21 rally in support of political prisoners continue in the Ivanovo region. Five sessions of the courts of first instance have taken place by today. In all the cases, the hearings were postponed at the request of the defence to establish additional circumstances and motions to summon witnesses. The interests of those detained at the rally are represented by defenders Yulia Kambur and Andrei Lyamzin, who collaborate with the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko.

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Exposing corruption and openly criticising the government is regarded as extremism now

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 10.06.2021

Photo by Anton Denisov / RIA Novosti

The Yabloko party considers the decision of the Moscow City Court to recognise Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and related organisations as extremist to be politically motivated.

This is another step targeted at banning the activities of public organisations that expose corruption and openly criticise the authorities. It is also the creation of yet another precedent for the deprivation of rights and exclusion from participation in elections of many citizens who want to improve life in the country, on the basis of groundless and absurd accusations of their work in “extremist organisations” or “involvement” in the activities of such organisations.

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Discussion of amendments to the Moscow budget will take place in Moscow streets this summer

Press Release, 10.06.2021

Photo: Maxim Kruglov at a meeting with residents of the Alekseyevsky district. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Deputies of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, as well as party candidates for the State Duma, will hold a series of street meetings with Muscovites to find out what amendments they would like to make to the Moscow budget for 2022.

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On the persecution of journalist Arseniy Vesnin

Statement by Nikolai Rybakov and Boris Vishnevsky, 8.06.2021

Photo: Arseny Vesnin / Photo from Arseny Vesnin’s Facebook page

The Yabloko party is outraged by the persecution of Arseny Vesnin, a well-known St. Petersburg journalist, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Ekho Moskvi radio station in St. Petersburg, whom the Investigative Committee is trying to accuse of “libel of an individually undetermined group of persons (law enforcement officers)”.

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Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov congratulated the residents of Ingushetia on the Republic Day

Congratulations from the Yabloko party Chairman, 4.06.2021

Photo: Egikkhal, Ingushetia / Photo by a_lisa /

Dear residents of Ingushetia,

I would like to send you our greetings on the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Ingushetia and wish prosperity to your Republic and its people.

During the years of ordeals, showing wisdom and strong will, the residents of Ingushetia fought for the honour and freedom of their people. But unfortunately, dozens of participants in the popular protest in Ingushetia are still under arrest today, including both venerable elders – Akhmed Barakhoyev and Malsag Uzhakhov, and young activists such as Zarifa Sautiyeva. I know what pain it is for you, and I am going through it with you.

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The court ruled out that the refusal to give a permission to single pickets of Yabloko activists in Kaliningrad was unlawful

Press Release, 7.06.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Central District Court of Kaliningrad

The Central District Court of Kaliningrad declared unlawful the refusal of the administration of the city district to permit single pickets of the local branch of Yabloko, which were planned to be held near the entrances to the buildings of the administration and government of the Kaliningrad region using prefabricated demountable constructions. Officials referred to the anti-COVID resolution of the regional government.

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Alexei Chumakov: Ketchup for wunderkinds

In Kirov, winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian Academic Olympics for Schoolchildren were awarded memorable ketchup and mayonnaise.

Alexei Chumakov’s blog post, 7.06.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the Kirov administration

In Kirov, winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian Academic Olympics for Schoolchildren were awarded memorable ketchup and mayonnaise. The head of the Kirov administration Dmitry Osipov admonished talented children in the following way: “Not everyone succeeds in achieving high results, but you did it. I would like so that each of you stayed in this city and applied your knowledge for its development”.

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Nikolai Rybakov: This is a law against the list of Yabloko candidates

Facebook page by Nikolai Rybakov, 4.06.2021

Photo by Natalia Seliverstova /RIA Novosti

Today Vladimir Putin has signed a law prohibiting citizens associated with “extremist” organisations from being elected as deputies. The content of this law is absurd in the best traditions of the adoption of insane laws by the State Duma, and allows absolutely any person to be accused of having links with extremists, allows to accuse absolutely any citizen of this terribly sounding crime. Any organisation undesirable for the authorities can be declared extremist.

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Boris Vishnevsky: This is not a Davos. This is a “vanity fair” for domestic use

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 4.06.2021

Photo from the official web-site of the President of Russia/

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is a depressing sight.

Not only because there are many respectable men in expensive suits, traveling in expensive cars in the centre of the city (I saw myself yesterday, when I was going to work to the Mariyinsky Palace [where the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg is located] passing by the Astoria, Lotte and Petro Palace hotels).

Not only because a million is demanded for participation in the forum and the right to “socialise” among a number of high-ranking officials.

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The leaders of the Gender faction took part in the online seminar: “Discrimination Against Women and the Fight for Gender Equality”

The European Dialogue Expert Group, 3.06.2021

On Monday, 31 May, the first meeting within the framework of the cycle of international online seminars “Time for Women” took place. The topic of the seminars is gender equality and advancement of women, the events are organised by the European Dialogue Expert Group and the Gender Faction of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko. The first session was devoted to the topic “Discrimination Against Women and the Fight for Gender Equality: European Experience and Its Applicability in Russia”.

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The Public Prosecutor General’s Office read the investigation about the business of the sons of the ex Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, but did not investigate the cases for corruption

Press Release, 3.06.2021

Photo: Businessman Igor Chaika. /Photo by Ramil Sitdikov, RIA Novosti

The Public Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia got acquainted with the investigation of the “garbage business” of the sons of ex Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, but did not find any facts of violation of the law, follows from the answer of S. Parshina, Assistant to Public Prosecutor General of Russia. The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre sent an inquiry to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office following a joint investigation by Novaya Gazeta, the 7×7 journal and Transparency International (the latter is entered by the Ministry of Justice into the register of foreign agents).

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On the list of legislative acts in the development of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

Decision of the Small Council of the Public Constitutional Council, 1.06.2021

Photo by Pavel Lisitsyn / RIA Novosti

When preparing amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in July 2020, as well as in order to implement its amendments, as of May 25, 2021, four federal constitutional laws were adopted, 52 federal laws and 41 draft laws are under consideration in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, in total amendments are introduced into more than 170 legislative acts of the federal level.

A significant part of adopted package of legislative acts does not comply with the principles of a democratic state structure (Article 1), the rule of law (Articles 1, 4, and 15), democracy (Article 2), ideological diversity (Article 13 Part 1), the priority of international law (Article 15 Part 4), separation of powers (Articles 10 – 11) and independence of local self-government bodies (Article 12), stipulated by the First Chapter of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and which are the foundations of the constitutional order.

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“The authorities are striving to destroy the very possibility to legally engage in politics in the country”

Press Release, 1.06.2021

Photo: Dmitry Gudkov at the Yabloko congress. /Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Yabloko leaders expressed solidarity with Dmitry Gudkov, Andrei Pivovarov and other opposition figures whose houses are being searched today.


– On the eve of the elections to the State Duma, the authorities intensified cleaning up of the political environment in the country. New prohibitive laws, liquidation of political organisations, searches in the houses of Dmitry Gudkov and Alexander Solovyov, the case against Andrei Pivovarov for a repost are part of this process. Its goal is to destroy the very possibility to legally engage in politics in the country.

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Alexei Chumakov: Those who do not have a million will not… go to the St.Petersburg Economic Forum

Alexei Chumakov’s blog post, 31.05.2021

Photo: GrinPhoto/depositphotos

Many have already heard about the fees for participation in the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The topic became relevant after Anastasia Tatulova, Ombudsperson on Small Business, was invited to speak at the forum for 960,000 roubles. This is the cost of a ticket (even for small businesses), so that to talk to top officials. However, not everyone spends their own money, as, after all, there is a country’s budget for this.

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The court ruled out that the refusal of the authorities to give a permission for Yabloko’s campaign cubes in Saratov was unlawful

Press Release, 28.05.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Volzhsky District Court of Saratov declared unlawful the refusal of the authorities to give a permission for Yabloko’s campaign cubes in Saratov and ordered the city administration to review the Yabloko notifications of installation of the cubes again.

Earlier, the Saratov administration had not permitted picketing and distribution of the Yabloko newspaper in streets of the city.

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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: the Public Prosecutor General’s Office will check the head of Komi for his inaction in the event of an oil spill

Press Release, 27.05.2021

Photo: Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Uyba. /Photo by

Alexei Karnaukhov, head of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party, appealed to the Public Prosecutor General of Russia with a demand to check the legality of actions in the recent event of an oil spill and the ambiguous statements of Vladimir Uyba, the head of the Komi Republic.

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The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko has made a decision on its candidates for the State Duma elections in primaries

Press Release, 27.05.2021

Photo: The results of primaries if the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko/Infographics by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko

On 26 May, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko summed up the results of the primaries. The winners of the primaries will be recommended by the regional branch to the Yabloko party Congress for nomination as parliamentary candidates from Yabloko in single-mandate constituencies in the Chelyabinsk region.

The voting results are as follows:

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Online seminar “Discrimination Against Women and the Fight for Gender Equality: European Experience and Its Applicability in Russia”

Press Release, 27.05.2021

Photo by the European Dialogue Expert Group

The “European Dialogue” expert group together with the Gender Faction of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko opens a cycle of international online seminars “Time for Women” on gender equality and the advancement of women in Russia and the world.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, May 31, at 19.00. It will be devoted to “Discrimination Against Women and the Fight for Gender Equality: European Experience and Its Applicability in Russia”.

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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.

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