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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

The Just Cause party tries to remove the leader of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO from the election

July 31, 2013 Tomorrow, on August 1, the Klimovsk City Court will examine the plea filed by Pavel Laptev, candidate from the Just Cause party at the election for the post of the head of the Klimovsk city, the Moscow Region. Laptev demands annulment of the decision of the electoral commission on registration of Alexander […]

Election debates should be broadcasted live!

Statement by Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow July 30, 2013  I express my categorical protest in view of the decision of [Moscow] television channels to broadcast the debates [conducted within the framework of the Moscow mayoral elections] in recorded transmission. The explanation for this unusual decision looks simply ridiculous.

Sergei Mitrokhin picketed the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion

Press Release, July 29, 2013 Candidate for the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Mitrokhin and activists of the YABLOKO party participated in a series of pickets by the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against the barbaric “reconstruction” Prince Volkonsky’s mansion.

Entrepreneurs to create an expert council on small businesses under the YABLOKO party

Press Release, July 27, 2013 On July 26, Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow and Chair of the YABLOKO party, held a meeting with entrepreneurs representing small businesses. The participants noted that the business environment considerably deteriorated in Moscow after the Acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin came into power in the Russian capital, moreover […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: YABLOKO has always had problems with PR

Novaya Gazeta turned to all the candidates registered for Moscow mayoral election with a request to answer a candidate’s questionnaire. To our surprise, all the candidates gave their agreement. We are going to publish the answers as soon as the candidates send them to us. A questionnaire from YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin came first. July […]

YABLOKO didn’t allow United Russia’s deputies to buy the new cars

The Listok newspaper, July 26, 2013 On July 17, 2013, YABLOKO’s Chair Sergei Mitrokhin made a complaint to the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the Altay Republic about the attempt of the State Assembly of the Altai Republic – El Kurultai – to buy three cars for their needs via a tender. They […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: instead of fighting against the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences the Communist Party prefers to make a PR on the rally

Press Release, July 26, 2013 Despite the fact that the Trade Union of the Russian Academy of Sciences invited YABLOKO to participate in the rally in protection of the Academy, the Communist Party which is the formal organiser of the rally refused to give the YABLOKO party time for a speech at the rally. The […]

Sergei Mitrokhin will be picketing the Moscow Mayor’s Office protesting against the destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion in Moscow

Press Release, July 25, 2013 On July 29, 2013, Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for the Mayor of Moscow, will support the action of Arkhnadzor (Architectural Heritage Control) public organisation held in protest of the destruction of Prince Volkonsky’s mansion at Vozdvizhenka Street in the centre of Moscow. Prince Volkonsky was prototype of Prince […]

YABLOKO leader didn’t allow the authorities of the Maritime Territory to buy a car for 7 million roubles

Press Release, July 24, 2013 YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre prevented purchase of an expensive luxurious car by the Maritime Territory administration. After Sergei Mitrokhin’s complaint, the regional department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Maritime Territory decided to annual the results of the tender and appoint a new tender.

Lord Alderdice verdict on Khodorkovsky case: ‘Putin’s attempt to frighten citizens will not work’

LI News, July 24, 2013 LI Immediate Past President, Lord John Alderdice (Lib Dems – UK), has spoken out in the UK Parliament to draw international attention to the suppression of democratic freedoms in Russia.

Leader of the Stupino branch of YABLOKO, Moscow region, is severely beaten

Press release, July 22, 2013 On Saturday night, Nikolai Kuznetsov, leader of the Stupino branch of YABLOKO and activist of the head-quarters of YABLOKO’s candidate to the post of the Governor of the Moscow region, was severely beaten in Odintsovo, the Moscow region. Doctors stated that he had a concussion, multiple bruises and a dislocation […]

Police deliver ‘foreign agent’ warning to EWNC in a sting operation

ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH ON NORTH CAUCASUS (EWNC) July 22, 2013 This weekend, the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus received an official warning from the prosecutors not to continue operations unless it registers as a “foreign agent”. However the way this warning was delivered harks of spy games of the Soviet era, when secret police invented fake […]

70 per cent of the audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Sergei Mitrokhin in the Moscow mayoral election

Press Release, July 21, 2013 70 per cent of the listeners of the Russian News Service (RNS) are ready to support YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin in the Moscow mayoral election on September 8, 2013. Such were the results of a telephone voting launched within the framework of the programme This Is My City where Sergei […]

Russian Ombudsman says Navalny sentence could have dramatic consequences

Interfax, July 18, 2013 Moscow, 18 July: Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin hopes that the appeal will lead to a serious change of the verdict of a five-years imprisonment given to opposition activist Alexei Navalny by a court in Kirov.

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the public protests against the sentence to Alexei Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov

Press release, July 18, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO leader and candidate for Mayor of Moscow, spent several hours in the central streets of Moscow, where people protesting against the sentence to Alexei Navalny and a member of YABLOKO Pyotr Ofitserov gathered.

On July 30 YABLOKO to hold a mass meeting “Freedom to Political Prisoners!”

Press Release, July 18, 2013 On July 30 YABLOKO to hold a mass meeting “Freedom to Political Prisoners!”

Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin decided not to abolish touch-screen voting machines after Sergei Mitrokhin’s criticism

Press release, July 19, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his satisfaction with the decision of the acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to revoke (after Mitrokhin’s criticism) his previous decision on abolishing touch-screen voting machines at the coming Moscow mayoral elections.

Liberals outraged as Putin uses courts for political reprisals

LI News,July 18, 2013 Liberals expressed outrage at the arbitrary and politically motivated sentencing of prominent Russian dissident and blogger, Alexei Navalny, and Peter Ofitserov of Yabloko (LI Full Member). LI Vice-President on the Bureau and German Human Rights Commissioner, Markus Löning, condemned the judgment as “very disturbing” and said that it would only serve […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: Why I will come to the rally to Manezhnaya Square in Moscow tonight

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Echo Moskvi web-site, July 18, 2013 Just now Russia’s political system has made another leap towards a totalitarian state.

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Statement

YABLOKO’s Press Service July 18, 2013 We will be by all means seeking justice for Alexei Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov. A severe sentence to Navalny and Ofitserov is provocative and dangerous political signal. The country is pushed towards political chaos and absurdity. The political system functioning according to the principle “you die today, and I […]