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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

Archive for 'Situation in Karelia'

Ex Commissioner for Human Rights Ella Pamfilova regards stripping of powers of YABLOKO regional MP Lev Shlosberg and Petorzavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina as an attempt of the authorities to get rid of the competitors

Press Release, 29.03.2016 Ella Pamfilova in her final report on the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights addressing the State Duma of the Russian Federation called deprivation of YABLOKO’s Lev Shlosberg of his deputy’s mandate by the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region and removal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Mayor of […]

YABLOKO demands from Public Prosecutor General to stop political persecution of party members in Karelia

Press Release, 29.02.2016 The YABLOKO party demands from Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of Russia, that he makes a query to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Karelia so that to get the files on the criminal case raised against YABLOKO members in Karelia, examine the validity of the charges and take steps to […]

Supreme Court of Finland made a decision on the possibility of extradition of one of Karelia YABLOKO leaders Vasily Popov

19.02.2016 A criminal case has been filed against him in Russia. “The party will apply every effort to ensure Popov’s safety and will prove that the prosecution against him is politically motivated,” Emilia Slabunova commented.

Ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk: I made the system change and was deprived of the post for this

Deutsche Welle, 03.02.2016 By Nikita Batalov Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk, gave DW an interview about threats to take her to court, participation in elections to the State Duma and her fight against the system. After a loud dismissal of Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the interest of the media has been once again focused […]

The Court confirmed dismissal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Petrozavodsk Mayor

The decision can be appealed against in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Karelia through the Petrozavodsk City Court TASS, 21.01.2016 The Petrozavodsk City Court confirmed the dismissal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, [initiated by deputies of the Petrozavodsk City Council]. This was reported by […]

Residents of Petrozavodsk intend to deprive of mandates those city councilors who voted for the dismissal of the ex-Mayor

Novaya Gazeta, 18.01.2016 Photo: Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk. Photo by RIA Novosti Residents of Petrozavodsk intend to deprive of mandates those city councilors who voted for the dismissal of the ex-Mayor Galina Shirshina. The TASS agency informs that the motion on registration of the initiative group for conducting a local referendum has been submitted […]

YABLOKO leaders – party founder Grigory Yavlinsky and Chair Emilia Slabunova – held a meeting with Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, well-known for her anti-corruption actions in the city and was dismissed from her elected post by the pro-Governor’s majority of the City Council. The meeting took place in the YABLOKO Moscow office on 18 January.

Dismissed Petrozavodsk Mayor brings a law suit against deputies who sacked her

// RBC, by Elizaveta Antonova, 11.01.2016 Photo: ex head of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina. Photo by Igor Podgorny / TASS Former head of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed in court against the decision of the city council on her dismissal. She argues that the [deputies’] thesis on her failure to implement the powers of the mayor are […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 25.12.2015 Dismissal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Petrozavodsk Mayor represents a political revenge on behalf of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen. Galina Shirshina was elected Petrozavodsk Mayor by people. The authorities always resort to arbitrary rule and force when they fail to win elections honestly.

Emilia Slabunova considers dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina be a political order from Governor Khudilainen

Press Release, 25.12.2015 Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chairperson and MP of the Karelian Legislative Assembly, considers dismissal of Galina Shirshina, Petrozavodsk Mayor, be a political order of Governor Alexander Khudilainen.

On the inadmissibility of the use of law enforcement resource in political struggle in Karelia

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 24.12.2015 The Congress states that pressure from the administrative and the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Karelia on the leaders and members of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has been steadily increasing.

Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina nominated for prestigious European Award

Gubernia Daily, 22.12.2015 A popular Finish party, the Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), together with its Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet announced their nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for the prestigious European award – The LeaDeR Award. They named Shirshina one the key liberal players on regional and local level. The […]

SFP nominates Ms Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for European Prize

SFP, 21.12.2015 The Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), and together with it’s Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet have the pleasure to announce the nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, the region neighboring Finland, for the ALDE Group in the EU Committee of the Regions award – The LeaDeR Awards – for key […]

Galina Shirshina will turn to court if City Council removes her from post

Press release, 10.12.2015 Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, will turn to the court if the deputies of the City Council dismiss her.

Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina wins the RBC award

Press Release, 3.12.2015 Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina who was elected on the post with the support of the YABLOKO party, won the RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) award in the nomination the State Person. The prize was awarded in Moscow today.

Congratulations to Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk!

03.12.2015 Congratualtions to Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk (capital of Karelia), on winning the RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) award in the nomination “The States Person”. Galina Shirshina was elected Mayor with YABLOKO support two years ago and is known for her tough anti-corruption stance. The award runs “for openness and transparency in the regional policy, defending self-government […]

[YABLOKO’s] Galina Shirshina has accomplished in eight months what no one in Russia could do before her

/ /, 29.04.2014 Galina Shirshina, aged 34, is head of Petrozavodsk [the capital of the Republic of Karelia, North-West Russia], and for the eight months in office as the City Mayor she has managed to accomplish what male officials could not.

“With your support I will be able to withstand”. About a thousand people came to rally in support of Evgenia Sukhorukova

Photo, Video Guberniya Daily | 07/11/2015 Residents of Petrozavodsk came to a rally in support of Evgenia Sukhorukova today with the slogans “A sentence to Sukhorukova is a sentence o the whole of Karelia!” , “Evigenia, we are with you!” “[Governor] Khudilainen to dismissal!” Despite Saturday and bad weather about a thousand people came to […]

Mitrokhin: Sentence to Evgenia Sukhorukova is Khudilainen’s revenge

Press release, 02.10.2015 Today, on November 2, the Pretrozavodsk city court of the Republic of Karelia gave Evgenia Sukhorukova, deputy mayor of Petrozavodsk, member of YABLOKO regional branch team, a three years suspended sentence with one year probation period for abuse of official authority causing heavy consequences as deputy head of the Prionezhsky district, Petrozavodsk.

Deputies of Karelia Legislative Assembly demand that cancellation of Petrozavodsk mayoral elections must be acknowledged unconstitutional

Press release, 14.10.2015 A group of deputies of the Karelia Legislative Assembly appealed to the Constituional Court demanding to aknowledge that the law on cancelling mayoral elections in Petrozavodsk, capital of the Republic, and the Kostomushka city is unconstitutional.