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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 August, 2013

Mitrokhin demands from Sobyanin to preserve a village school

Press Release, August 30, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin demanded from the temporary acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin to preserve one of the last village schools in Moscow. School No 740 is situated in the Molzhaninovsky district of Moscow. On August 26 the parents learned that their children will be transferred to another school […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: If there is work of the Governor of the Volgograd Region, then there is no need to spend 380 million roubles on media coverage so that to see it

Information Agency “Visota 102”, 29.08.2013

Mitrokhin did not allow Putin’s classmate to buy a posh car at the expense of the regional budget

Press Release, August 29, 2013 YABLOKO’s Anticoruption Centre did not allow the Arbitration Court of the Pskov Region to buy an expensive foreign car. After the complaint sent by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Department, the tender on the delivery of a posh car was cancelled.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Moscow Electoral Commission to punish acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin for abuse of power in conducting his mayoral election campaign and the Investigative Committee to file a criminal case for releasing a xenophobic video in his campaign

Press release, August 29, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow, filed to complaints to the Moscow Electoral Commission on violations committed by Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during the election campaign: Press Service of the Acting Mayor works in the election campaign of the candidate and releases election videos (one of which […]

Pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot

Press Release, August 28, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO’s activists conducted one-person pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot on August 28. They came out for the maintenance of the historic building and demanded to turn it into a memorial museum devoted to the victims of political reprisals.

Regional and local elections in Russia

The ALDE Party, Press Release, August 27, 2013 As reported last week in Liberal Eyes, 2014 is going to be an important year in European history culminating in the European Parliamentary elections next May. The busy election timetable gets underway right at the start this September, with national elections in Germany, Austria and Norway.

Black Sea Palaces of the New Russian Nomenklatura

Religion & Science in East and West journal, 7/8 2013, Vol.41 By YABLOKO Bureau member and head of YABLOKO’s Gender (Women’s) Faction Dr. Galina Michaleva New Russia’s nomeklatura, including the top officials, has been actively constructing palaces on the Black Sea cost, mostly in the national reserves, grabbing the shore, including public beaches.

Sergei Mitrokhin discussed his environmental programme in RAS

Press Release, August 27, 2013 A round table on Moscow’s environmental problems with Sergei Mitrokhin’s participation was conducted at A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on August 27.

A charity concert in support of political prisoners conducted in Moscow

Press Release, August 27, 2013 Moscow Mayoral Candidate Sergei Mitrokhin attended a charity concert in support of political prisoners devoted to the 45 anniversary of the 1968 Red Square Demonstration .

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russian coup of August 1991

Svoimi Glazami (Eyewitness) programme, Ekho Moskvi radio station, 22.08.2013 Today’s Vladimir Putin and his colleagues think about the people exactly in the same way as the Emergency Committee thought. The only difference lies in the fact that today people do not have that alternative, which was there then, today they have a lot more money, […]

Candidate for Moscow Mayor Mitrokhin conducted a meeting with campaigners

Press Release, August 26, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin conducted a meeting with the election campaigners on August 26. More than 150 people came to the office.

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a rally and visited the Sadovniki district

Press Release, August 24, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin supported a rally organised by the residents of the Kurkino district who demand from the authorities to make improvements in the district and stop building shopping centres that no one wants.

An attempt on the life of the leader of the Ust-Labinsk branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, August 25, 2013 At night of August 23, Natalya Romanuk, leader of the Ust-Labinsk branch of YABLOKO, Krasnodar Territory, had suffered an attempt against her life. Her car was severely hit on a highway by a black car. By a lucky chance the woman managed to avoid a collision with a car ahead […]

Mitrokhin demands from the Investigative Committee to investigate an unlawful merger of the two Moscow’s schools

Press Release, August 22, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin sent an appeal to the Investigative Committee demanding to make an inspection and bring a criminal case against the forcible merger of schools No 363 and No 1294 in the Bogorodskoye district. Mitrokhin held a public inspection of these educational institutions together with the […]

YABLOKO’s candidate Emiliya Slabunova withdrawn from mayoral elections in Petrozavodsk

Press Release, August 23, 2013 At Thursday, August 22, Petrozavodsk City Court annulled the decision of the Electoral Commission on registration of Emiliya Slabunova, YABLOKO’s candidate for the Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia. Emiliya Slabunova is also member of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee. […]

Mitrokhin: I will return Moscow to small business which suffered from Sobyanin in the first place

Press Release, August 21, 2013 A round table on the problems of the small business and its development  perspectives after the election of a new Moscow Mayor “Small business goes to the Moscow Mayoral elections” was conducted at International University, Moscow, on August 21.

Teachers are locked in school and not allowed to meet Sergei Mitrokhin

Press Release, August 22, 2013 The teachers, who protest against the merging of the schools No 363 and No 1294, aren’t allowed to meet Sergei Mitrokhin. The  school principal Ludmila Salonina locked them in the school building.

Lydia Grafova: This is something that can blow up the whole Russia

Lydia Grafova for the Ekho Moskvi, August 21, 2013 Lydia Grafova, journalist and Chair of the Executive Committee of Forum of Migrants’ Organizations [expressed her attitude to the attacks on migrant workers in the Moscow mayoral election campaign]: “This persecution that is observed in the life of migrant workers and mass media in general should […]

Lydia Grafova: Only Sergei Mitrokhin out of all the mayoral candidates does not participate in the anti-migrant hysteria

Press Release, August 21, 2013 Human rights activists have appealed to the Russian intelligentsia calling that latter to intervene with all available means and pacify the anti-migrant hysteria associated with the Moscow mayoral elections. Lydia Grafova, journalist and one of the authors of the appeal, in her interview at the Echo Moskvi radio station noted […]

Tula authorities put up obstacles for YABLOKO’s regional election campaign

Press Release, August 20, 2013 Candidates for municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party in the city of Novomoskovsk are facing obstruction in their campaigning: illegal propaganda leaflets against YABLOKO are spread, YABLOKO’s activists and distributors of party newspapers encounter presser from the police, mailboxes in the blocks of flats are cleaned off YABLOKO’s leaflets and […]