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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 July, 2013

Sergei Mitrokhin urges Alexei Navalny not to stand down from the Moscow mayoral election and go all the way

Press Release,July 18, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin urged Alexei Navalny not to retreat from the Moscow mayoral election and go all the way. Mitrokhin said this in his interview to the Dozhd (Rain) private television channel.

Sentence to Alexei Navlany and Pyotr Ofitserov represents politically motivated cruelty

Statement by the YABLOKO party  July 18, 2013 Demonstrative cruelty and intentionally inadequate sentence to Alexei Navalny and YABLOKO member Pyotr Ofitserov is clearly linked to oppositional activities of Alexei Navalny.

A look at the “Eastern Partnership” of the European Union

July 17, 2013 Author : Victor Kogan-Yasny The “Eastern Partnership” is an important and interesting programme of the European Union. In my view, this programme is substantially more important than it can seem at the first glance.

Stop uncontrolled growth of utilities tariffs!

Press Release, July 15, 2013 On July 10, the Bureau of the YABLOKO party adopted a statement in connection with skyrocketing growth of tariffs on housing and utilities payments in Russia.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Chair of the Investigative Committee to file a criminal case against “landscape designers” who worked in the centre of Moscow in Tverskaya Street

Press Release, July 15, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent a letter to Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee, demanding to file a criminal case under Article 285 of the Criminal Code (“abuse of power”) in respect of the officials who organized “landscape works” of Tverskaya Street in the centre of Moscow. Over 500 […]

Four years since the murder of Natalya Estemirova. YABLOKO demands that the results of the investigation should be finally released

Statement by YABLOKO Chairman July 15, 2013 Four years ago, on July 15, 2009, Natalya Estemirova, human rights activist and journalist, member of the Grozny, Chechnya, branch of the Memorial human rights centre and member of the Public Observers Commission on the Republic of Chechnya, was abducted in Chechnya and murdered.

The Moscow Electoral Commission finds valid 114 out of 115 municipal deputies’ signatures in favour of nomination of Sergei Mitrokhin as candidate to the Moscow Mayor

Press Release, July 12, 2013 On July 12, the Moscow Electoral Commission examined Sergei Mitrokhin’s lists with signatures of municipal deputies required for nomination as candidate to the Moscow Mayor. Sergei Mitrokhin submitted 115 signatures, and the Moscow Electoral Commission recognised 114 signatures as valid.One of the signatures was considered invalid, as municipal deputyAlexander Grusha […]

Candidates to the City Council from YABLOKO may loose their jobs because of running from the YABLOKO party

Press Release, July 11, 2013 Candidates from YABLOKO to the City Council of the Myski city, the Kemerovo region, are threatened with dismissals because of running from the YABLOKO party. They were asked to stop their membership in YABLOKO and retreat from the election race. Today three people from the party list, miners from the […]

Magnitsky verdict makes a mockery of human rights and of the Russian justice system

The ALDE Party, Press Release, 2013 ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP says the guilty verdict in the tax evasion case against the late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky makes a mockery not only of the internationally agreed conventions on human rights but also of the Russian justice system itself.

Stop projects of Rosсosmos with the use of heptyl

Statement by YABLOKO’s Bureau July 10, 2013 On July 2 the Russian Proton-M rocket with the upper stage Block-DM3 (which contained 600 tons of highly-toxic heptyl) carrying three Glonass satellites crashed down seconds after its launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur space centre. A heptyl cloud formed above the space centre. Heptyl is dangerous even in microscopic […]

YABLOKO remembers the victims of the tragedy in Krimsk

Press Release, July 7, 2013 YABLOKO’s activists participated in the action in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Krimsk. The action was conducted at the observation platform of the Sparrow Hills. The participants of the action placed the candles to form the word “KRIMSK” and announced a minute of silence to honour the […]

YABLOKO leader picketed the State Duma against the reform of the Academy of Sciences

Press Release, July 5, 2013 On June 5 YABLOKO’s activists conducted a series of one-person pickets by the State Duma against the reform of the Academy of Sciences. YABLOKO leaders Sergei Mitrokhin took part in the action.

Odious pro-government NGO collects signatures to denationalise and deport Sergei Mitrokhin

Press Release, July 5, 2013 On June 17 a public relief fund Social Justice in support of the poor in Krasnodar conducted a statutory conference where they announced the collection of signatures for denationalisation and deportation of those who in their opinion are enemies of Russia’s state-building. Chair of YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin, blogger Alexei Navalny […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the reform of the Academy of Sciences

Statement by member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee July 4, 2013 The attempt to force the reform of the Academy of Sciences is another striking example of the government’s complete disrespect for the citizens and an insurmountable rift between the state and society.

Alexander Korbinsky: “German scientists still feel the damage Hitler did to scientific schools”

Press Release,  July 2,  2013 Members of Saint Petersburg Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a meeting against the reform of the Academy of Sciences proposed by the government. The meeting was held outside Saint Petersburg Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the Universitetskaya Embankment. Deputy of the St.Petersburg […]

Claim against YABLOKO’s deputy

Izvestia, Press Release, July 2, 2013 Member of Opposition Coordination Council Nicolay Bondarik filed a claim against deputy of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly from the YABLOKO faction Boris Vishnevsky for protection of honour, dignity and business reputation. Bondarik was outraged by the fact that Vishnevsky called him a fascist in his blog.

Actions against reform of the Academy of Sciences took place in St. Petersburg and Moscow

Vedomosti, July 2, 2013 An action against the reform of the Academy of Sciences started in St. Petersburg. Interfax called it “a special meeting in the open air” and according to the news agency, several hundred people took part in it. According to, about 200 hundred people participated in the rally which took place […]

St. Petersburg police unable to protect citizens from attackers

Press Release, July 1, 2013 On June 29 civil activists organised a lawful rally in support of LGBT-rights in St. Petersburg which was disturbed by the so-called “orthodox” activists who attacked the participants of the rally.