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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 September, 2013

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin agrees with the idea of returning the item “Against All” in the voting ballots

Interfax, 26.09.2013 Chairman of the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin supported the initiative to return the item “Against All” to the voting ballots.

Grigory Yavlinsky: the YABLOKO faction of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly will seek so that video cameras are installed in the streets of the city

Press Release, September 25, 2013 When discussing the incidents with usage of a weapon in the streets of St. Petersburg Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, said that in addition to other measures video cameras should be installed in the streets.

YABLOKO participated in drafting an amnesty act for political prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square case

Press Release , September 25, 2013 Leaders of human rights organisations submitted a draft amnesty act for the political prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square case.

YABLOKO’s initiative not to name a Moscow metro station after a Bolshevik’s executioner got support

Press Release, 25/09/2013 The Moscow authorities supported the initiative of the YABLOKO party and renamed the new metro station formerly named “Ulitsa Dybenko” (Dybenko Street, named after Bolshevik’s executioner Pavel Dybenko) in Hovrino proposed by YABLOKO. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin informed the public about renaming of the metro station at the Moscow government meeting on […]

YABLOKO congratulates its Austrian colleagues with a victorious election campaign and wishes more successes ahead!

The ALDE Party, 30/09/2013 Austrian result is a vote of confidence in Liberalism

Greenpeace activists should be released

YABLOKO’s statement, September 25, 2013 Freedom for Greenpeace activists! For environmental safety in the Arctic!

YABLOKO picketed the Federation Council against the reform of the RAS

Press Release, September 25, 2013 YABLOKO’s activists Grigory Semyonov, municipal deputy, and Ilya Khandrikov, chair of the All-Russian movement “For fair market”, conducted a serious of one-person pickets outside the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) against the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They held the posters which said “The reform of the […]

Mitrokhin: problems of mothers on hunger strike should be solved on the federal level

Press Release, September 24, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin gave an address of the mothers of many children, who started a hunger strike in the Volgograd Region, to Ombudsman Vladinir Lukin.

Grigory Yavlinsky : “If you show the white feather, you will get fascism”

Novaya Gazeta, 15.09.2013 Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Olga Bobrova    

The Road to Good Governance

Report by Grigory Yavlinsky Forum 2000, Prague, September 16, 2013 It is a great privilege to be on the panel with such [high level] speakers [as Nobel Prize winners]. That is why I want to simply follow and to develop what has been said before.

Risks of Transitions. The Russian Experience

Report by Grigory Yavlinsky Forum 2000, Prague, September 16, 2013 It’s a great pleasure to be here and I’m very thankful for the invitation to see you and to speak to you. I would start with some quoting of Mikhail Gorbachev. He was asked once by Margaret Thatcher “What about transition in Russia?” And he […]

YABLOKO participated in a rally against deforestation and pulling down historic buildings

Press Release, September 19, 2013 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO participated in a mass rally in defence of the city under the slogan “Let’s protect Nizhny Novgorod! Let’s save our city ourselves!”. The rally was organised  by the Nizhny Novgorod civil movement. The citizens stood against the cutting down of the trees and pulling […]

On the increase of the number of deputies of the Moscow City Duma

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 18/09/2013 At present most of Muscovites do not have their representative in the Moscow City Duma. The Moscow City Duma elected in 2009 consists of 35 members representing two political parties only (the ruling United Russia has 32 deputies and the Communist Party has […]

YABLOKO and scientific community picketed the State Duma

Press Release, September 17, 2013 YABLOKO’a activists Yury Medovar, senior research scientist at Institute for Water Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Grigory Semyonov, YABLOKO’s municipal deputy, conducted a serious of one-person pickets against the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences outside the State Duma on September 17.

Grigory Yavlinsky made a speech at the world leaders’ conference Forum 2000

Press Release, September 16, 2013 Efficient state governance means not merely a technique or an algorithm, but a vector of development which is determined by the political system and the political elite, it means development of relations in the society based on trust, said YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky at the international conference Forum 2000 which […]

A Male’s Face of Russia’s Politics

By Dr. Galina Mikhaleva Special for YABLOKO’s web-site The famous slogan “Democracy minus a woman is not a democracy” can be paraphrased as follows: the greater is the deficit of democracy in a country, the greater is discrimination of women in all spheres of life.

Ecologist Ivan Smirnov passed away

Condolences, September 12, 2013  Our friend, environmental activist and professional biologist Ivan Smirnov passed away suddenly on September 11.

Success for Russian Liberals in Municipal Elections

LI News, Press Release, September 12, 2013 LI full member, Yabloko, have won 70 seats in local parliaments and will have two heads of towns after the latest round of regional and municipal elections in Russia.

Yugenia Dillendorf: only climate does not change here

Yugenia Dillendorf’s blog in the LiveJournal , 10.09.2013 Only climate does not change in our country, that is why I believe that a day will come sometime, and Russian journalists will apologize for their work under Boris Yeltsin (since 1996) [for signing praises to Boris Yeltsin and his fraudulent elections], and Vladimir Putin, as the […]

District head elected from the ruling United Russia sends threats to his competitor from YABLOKO

Press release, September 12, 2013 Anatoly Glazunov, re-elected by a margin of one vote head of the Dobrovsky district of the Lipetsk region, has been threatening bodily harm to his competitor from the YABLOKO party Dmitry Pashinov and his family. It should be noted that all Pashinov’s relatives have already been sacked long before the […]