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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 June, 2013

Bureaucratic reform of the Russian Academies is inadmissible

Statement by the YABLOKO party June 28, 2013 The government has submitted [to the State Duma] a law on the reform of the Academy of Sciences without consultation with the academic community and on the eve of summer vacation of the State Duma.

Mitrokhin demands that the judge who blocked the web-sites of large media in Ulyanovsk must be punished

Press release, June 28, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an appeal to the Judges’ Qualification Board of the Ulyanovsk Region demanding to start disciplinary proceedings against Judge Petrova who had adopted a decision on blocking of the websites of nation-wide famous media as, and other media in Ulyanovsk.

On Lithuania’s chairing the EU

Statement by the YABLOKO party, June 27, 2013 Lithuania’s chairing the European Union is a significant political and historical event. We hope that it will be fruitful.

LI at the ALDE-PACE Dialogue on NGO Repression in Eastern Europe

LI Press Release,  June 27, 2013 Liberal International joined the discussions organised by the ALDE Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on the recent attacks against NGOs in number of Eastern European countries.

United Russia’s young representatives tried to sabotage Mitrokhin’s meeting with municipal deputies

Press Release, video, June 26, 2013

Sergei Mitrokhin: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky has won over this deceitful, burglarious and corrupt system”

Press Release, June 26, 2013 Activists and leaders of the YABLOKO party participated in a rally to mark the 50th anniversary of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The action took place in the centre of Moscow in the evening of June 26.

Mitrokhin demands from the Moscow Police head to give back his iPad seized by police during the attack on the human rights defenders office.

Press Release, June 26, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate to the Moscow Mayor, applied to Anatoly Yakunin, head of the Moscow Police, with a request to establish the identity of the persons who seized his iPad during the attack on the office of the “For the Human Rights” movement and return to him […]

Sergei Mitrokhin’s congratulations to Mikhail Khodorkovsky on his anniversary

 June 26, 2013

The YABLOKO faction together with the Administration of St. Petersburg has reduced standards of utility tariffs by 7.5 times

Press release, June 26, 2013 In late May St.Petersburg’s Tariffs Committee lowered mandatory utility payments for general servicing of blocks of flats by 7.5 times. Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, had been insisting on this for a long time.

Eviction of Moscow human rights group is evidence of further erosion of civil liberties

The ALDE party, Press Release, June 24, 2013 The beginning of this week was overshadowed by more worrying news from Russia, where another human rights group has been the target of heavy-handed policing, which activists claim is politically motivated. Veteran campaigner Lev Ponomarev (in the picture above) was forcibly evicted from the Moscow city centre […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: “The trial over the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square rallies is terrorism”

Press Release, June 24, 2013 The leader of the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin has visited the trial in the Moscow City Court over twelve prisoners of the rallies in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow. Mitrokhin called the trial “terrorism”.

“The hits were professional”

Sergei Mitrokhin about the violent eviction of the “For Human Rights” movement, June 22, 2013 On the night of June 22, OMON (the riot police) and private security guards moped up the office of the “For Human Rights” movement in the centre of Moscow. The reason for the eviction of the human rights organisation […]

YABLOKO’s Conference nominated ex MP Gennady Gudkov to run for Governor of the Moscow Region

Press Release, June 22, 2013 Today the Conference of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO nominated ex MP Gennady Gudkov (expelled from the Just Russia faction for his oppositional activities) to run for Governor of the Moscow Region: 35 delegates out of 40 voted for Gudkov, and one ballot was recognised invalid.

YABLOKO lit up 1,418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Press Release, June 22, 2013 YABLOKO’s leaders, party activists and Moscow citizens took part in a memory action “1,418 candles per every day of the war” commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The action was held in Moscow at night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was attacked by […]

Sergei Mitrokhin tries to stop the eviction of the “For the Human Rights” movement

Press Release, June 21, 2013 Upd 22:10 Police is holding Sergei Mitrokhin, Lev Ponomaryov, MP Iliya Ponomaryov and a representative of Russia’s Ombudsman in the office. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has arrived to the office of the “For Human Rights” movement (Maliy Kislovsky lane 7, Moscow). Despite the fact that the entrance to the building […]

Police is holding Sergei Mitrokhin, Lev Ponomaryov, MP Iliya Ponomaryov and a representative of Russia’s Ombudsman in the office.

Press Release, June 21, 2013 Moscow, 22:10. For the past five hours YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has been in the office of the “For Human Rights” movement. The Moscow authorities are evicting the human rights organisation from its premises in the center of Moscow. Police announced that all the people who are at present in […]

Vladimir Lukin: If I return to politics, I will be back in YABLOKO, by Yugeny Zinoviyev, June 20, 2013 Vladimir Lukin, Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is ready to restore his membership in the YABLOKO party, if he decides to return to politics. Ombudsman made such a statement at a press conference in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 19.

YABLOKO to light 1418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Announcement, June 20, 2013 In the night from June 21 to June 22 the YABLOKO party will hold its annual event “1418 Candles for Each Day of the War” to commemorate the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union. Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for mayor of Moscow, will take part in […]


Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, Press Release, June 19, 2013 Politics prevails over environmental protection at the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: the Committee was silent about destructive construction of Lunnaya Polyana, a ski resort for Vladimir Putin, and a road to this resort

Boris Vishnevsky: “United Russia will itself need freedom of assembly soon”

Press Release, June 19, 2013 Boris Vishnevsky, MP in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly from the Yabloko faction, proposed to mitigate St.Petersburg law on rallies and demonstrations, however, the “parliamentary majority” from the ruling United Russia party again pretended that they were not present at the session.