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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 May, 2013

YABLOKO is not allowed to place a banner

Press Release, May 30, 2013 The Volgograd branch of YABLOKO cannot place its banner with an innocent slogan “For Welfare, Peace and Love” in the Kamishin city, the Volgograd region. The advertising company that signed a contract with YABLOKO for placing the banner for a month began dismantling of the banner on the third day […]

YABLOKO conducted a round table on environmental problems of the Krasnoyarsk region

Press Release, May 28, 2013 On May 27, the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Green Russia environmental faction of the YABLOKO party and public environmental organisations of the Krasnoyarsk region conducted a round table “Ecological problems of the Krasnoyarsk Region” in Krasnoyarsk. The main topic of the meeting was the discussion of radioactive safety in the […]

On the party’s participation in agreements on political and moral principles of conducting election campaigns

Statement by YABLOKO’s Bureau May 29, 2013 On the threashold of election campaigns regional electoral commissions have once again initiated signing an agreement on honest elections. They have been practicing such agreements since 2003. In the Sverdlovsk region, the Electoral Commission has sent to the regional branch [of the YABLOKO party] an Agreement on the […]


Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, Press Release, May 28, 2013 On May 28, 2013 police officers of the city of Sochi conducted two searches in the apartment and countryside residence of Vladimir Kimaev, the member of the Council of Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC). Both searches took place in the absence of Vladimir Kimaev. […]

Searches in the apartment and country cottage of the leader of the Sochi branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, May 28, 2013 Police is searching the apartment and country cottage of Vladimir Kimayev, leader of the Sochi branch of YABLOKO. According to Kimayev, his son called him about an hour ago and said that police came to their apartment in the Maliy Akhun district, Sochi, and demanded to let them into the […]

Krasnoyarsk region authorities deprived the YABLOKO leader of broadcasting time at a state television channel

Press Release, May 27, 2013 The visit of YABLOKO’s leader Sergei Mitrokhin to the Krasnoyarsk region began with a scandal. The regional state television channel Yenisei unilaterally terminated its contract with the YABLOKO party on provision of air time by the channel.

YABLOKO has never supported and will not support a candidate from a pro-government party at the gubernatorial elections in the Trans-Baikal Territory

Press Release, May 27, 2013 The information circulated by some media that the YABLOKO party will support the candidacy of Konstantin Ilkovsky representing a pro-government Just Russia party at the coming gubernatorial elections in the Baikal Territory is not true. The regional branch of YABLOKO has never adopted a decision on the possible support of […]

ALDE continue to strongly support EU membership for Iceland

 Press Release, the ALDE party, May 23, 2013 Reacting to statements made by a spokesperson for the new coalition government in Iceland announcing that no further negotiation will be held with the European Union and Iceland on future EU membership without a prior referendum, Hans Van Baalen (VVD, NL), on on Iceland for the ALDE […]

A meeting with Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool took place in YABLOKO

Press Release, photographs, May 24, 2013 Yesterday, on May 23, two meetings with Mrs Flo Clucas, Adviser to the Mayor of Liverpool on EU funding programmes, UK, were held in YABLOKO’s office. In the first meeting Mrs Clucas met with members and activists of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction, and in the second meeting she spoke to […]

Russia’s law on protection of religious feelings tramples fundamental human rights and liberties

Statement by the YABLOKO party The website of the State Duma published the draft law on “insulting of the religious feelings” prepared for the second reading. The YABLOKO party notes significant changes introduced into the text since public criticism of the bill. The authorities abolished very dangerous attempts to grant special rights to some religions […]

Grigory Yavlinsky believes it necessary to conduct independent journalist investigations on St. Petersburg budget expenditures

Press Release, May 22, 2013 On Monday May 20 the YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin said that head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky received threats in connection with his work on the improvement of the budgetary process in the city. Answering journalists’ questions today Grigory Yavlinsky said that Sergei Mitrokhin had […]

Reprisals instead of support

Statement by the YABLOKO party on reprisals against the Levada Centre The Levada Centre is listed among the organisations forced to register as “foreign agents” after prosecutors’ audits. The admonition came from the Savelovskiy District Public Prosecutor’s Office. Analytical article and sociological surveys of one of the most respected Russian research centres were considered as […]

YABLOKO held the fourth meeting with participants of the primaries for the Moscow parliamentary elections 2014

Press-release, May 17, 2013 On May 17 YABLOKO held the forth meeting with activists and candidates who will take part in the primaries for the Moscow City Duma elections in 2014, as the YABLOKO party provides half of the places on the party’s list of candidates to civil activists. As of today about 140 people […]

Persecution of non-profit organisations represents a recoil to the Stalinist methods of suppressing the society

Statement by the YABLOKO party Mass audits of hundreds of non-profit organisations (NGOs) across the country by the Prosecutor’s Office that are often carried out with the participation of sanitary-epidemiological and fire protection services [that are also looking for the ‘violations’ of sanitary-epidemiological and fire protection rules so that to fine or close the NGOs], […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: nominating Gennadi Gudkov Governor of the Moscow Region marks the launch of the strategy towards a broad union of democratic forces

 Press Release   The Regional Council of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO recommended to the YABLOKO conference to nominate Gennady Gudkov, an oppositional politician, ex MP and ex member of the Just Russia party, for Governor of the Moscow Region. Tonight Gennady Gudkov spoke at the Regional Council meeting and answered the questions from […]

A rally in protection of small business

On May 26, the Russian Entrepreneur’s Day, YABLOKO will conduct a rally in protection of small business. The part has already applied for a permission for the action to the Moscow Mayor’s Office. Entrepreneurs from Moscow, Samara and Tver will participate in the action. Preliminary it is planned that the rally should take place in […]

Bulgarian election ‘a dark day for democracy’ – European Liberal President

Press Release, the ALDE party, May 13, 2013 Reacting to the results of the snap parliamentary elections in Bulgaria held on Sunday 12 May, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP today said: “with the lowest turnout in the history of parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, yesterday was a dark day for democracy and a repudiation […]

LI President Congratulates Icelandic Liberals on Formation of Government

LI President, Hans van Baalen MEP, has written to leader of the Progressive Party of Iceland (LI Full Member), Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, to congratulate him on his party’s success in the recent parliamentary elections. Iceland’s President, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, invited Mr Gunnlaugsson, who has been made Prime Minister-elect, to form a government following parliamentary elections […]

YABLOKO pays tribute to the Second World War soldiers on the Victory Day


YABLOKO leaders laid a wreath and flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On the eve of the Victory Day of May 9, activists and leaders of the YABLOKO party paid tribute to the soldiers and victims of the Second World War laying a wreath and flowers at the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in Moscow.