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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 October, 2013

The Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO paid tribute to the victims of political reprisals

Press Release, 30.10.2013 Alexander Kotlov, Chair of the Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, picketed the office of the Federal Security Department on the Memory Day of the Victims of Political Reprisals, October 30.

YABLOKO demanded to open a museum in the house where Stalin’s victims were shot

Press Release, October 30, 2013 On October 30, the Day of Political Prisoners, YABLOKO conducted a picket near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot demanding from the authorities to save the house and open a memorial museum there. The action was strictly controlled by six policemen, one of them had an assault rifle.

YABLOKO protested for freedom of Greenpeace activists in thirteen Russian cities

Press Release, Photographs, October 27, 2013 YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction conducted pickets in support of the crew of the Arctic Sunrise and in defence of the Arctic in thirteen Russian cities: Arkhangelsk, Blagoveshchensk, Vladikavkaz, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Saint Petersburg, Sosnovy Bor (the Leningrad region), Sochi, Petrozavodsk, Chelyabinsk and Ulan-Ude on October 25-27. The […]

YABLOKO commemorated victims of the Great Terror

Press Release, October 29, 2013 YABLOKO leaders and activists participated in the memorial action organised by the Memorial human rights society commemorating the victims of political reprisals during Stalin’s period. The action took place by the FSB (former KGB) building at Lubyanka square.

YABLOKO protested against dangerous plants

Press Release, October 28, 2013 YABLOKO protested against the work of dangerous plants in the Kozhukhovo district, Moscow, on October 27. The local residents are against the reconstruction of the industrial area in the district and want to obtain the construction of a public zone instead. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the rally.

YABLOKO protested for freedom of Greenpeace activists and political prisoners

Press Release, October 27, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, head of YABLOKO Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov, member of YABLOKO Political Committee and human rights advocate Valery Borshchev participated in the All-Russian campaign “Freedom to the Defenders of the Arctic”and in the opposition march for freedom of political prisoners on October 27.

YABLOKO conducted a meeting with Jonge Democraten

Press Release, October 26, 2013 The Moscow branch of Youth YABLOKO conducted a meeting with Jonge Democraten, young Dutch liberals, at YABLOKO office on October 25, 2013. Ivanka Bloom, Stefan de Koning, Noortje Visser, Eva van Sloten, Maya de Waal, Hanna Hekkert, Bram Has, Matthijs Olde, Eva Rogaar became YABLOKO’s guests.

YABLOKO paid tribute to the memory of Moscow theatre hostages

Press Release, October 26, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO activists paid tribute to the memory of hostages of a Moscow theatre who came to watch the Nord-Ost musical (in Dubrovka district, Moscow). The activists laid wreaths to the memorial plaque with the names of the victims set by the Theatre Center.

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky: For twenty years YABLOKO had been offering exact solutions, does not lie or steal

Rossiya television channel on the anniversary of YABLOKO, 25.10.2013 “YABLOKO is a party of free people of democratic convictions, successful in their profession and linking their future with Russia. YABLOKO has been fighting so that Russia would be among the best countries of the world as of quality of life, development of science, education and […]

Stop changing the electoral law!

Statement of the YABLOKO party, October 25, 2013 The YABLOKO party expresses it strong disagreement with adoption by the State Duma of the Russian Federation by new changes once again turning inside out the electoral law.

Mitrokhin demands to prosecute Zhirinovsky for Nazi statements

Press Release, October 25, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an appeal to the Investigative Committee with the demand to bring a criminal case against Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of LDPR faction in the State Duma, under the article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “inciting ethnic hatred and enmity”. According to Mitrokhin, […]

Alexei Yablokov to participate in the All-Russian campaign “Freedom to the Defenders of the Arctic”

 Press Release, October 24, 2013 On Sunday, October 27, at 14:00, Alexei Yablokov, Chairman of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction and Adviser in the Russian Academy of Sciences, will participate in the national campaign “Freedom to the Defenders of the Arctic” in Pushkin Square in Moscow.

Voronezh branch of YABLOKO organised a clean-up in the memorial zone of mass grave of victims of political reprisals

 Press Release, October 22, 2013 The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO and the administration of the Somovsky settlement organised a clean-up in the memorial zone of the mass grave of the victims of political terror of 1938-1939 in the Dubovka settlement.

YABLOKO’s receiving office on housing and utilities problems opened in Yekaterinburg

Press release, 21.10.2013 YABLOKO’s receiving office on housing and utilities problems opened in Yekaterinburg. Legal assistance to the population will be provided by YABLOKO’s lawyers and MPs. YABLOKO will prepare all the necessary inquiries, appeals and demands so that to defend the residents of the city and force the city officials to do their job.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Investigative Committee to investigate the attack on YABLOKO activists in Kemerovo

Press release, 23.10.2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent a letter to Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, demanding to take under control the investigation into the attacks on YABLOKO activists in Kemerovo: Valentina Mezhnina and Yevgeny Artemyev.

Andrei Babushkin and Valery Borschyov spoke about the importance of a broad amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution

Press release, photos, 23.10.2013 On October 22, Andrei Babushkin, member of the YABLOKO party and member of the Presidium of the Human Rights Council (HRC) under President, and Valery Borschyov, and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and head of the Public Monitoring Commission of Moscow, and experts took part in the panel discussion “Why Amnesty-2013 […]

Andrei Babushkin: “The pogrom in Biryulyovo, Moscow, was organised on order”

Firstnews, 22.10.2013 Nationalistic forces were eager to catch fish in muddy water and feather nest by actively using the situation in Biryulyovo, Moscow, however, they did not find support from the local population of the area. The residents of the Biryulyovo district did not join them.

YABLOKO activist detained after protesting outside the State Duma

Press Release, October 22, 2013 YABLOKO  protested near the State Duma against the bill which will allow to conduct the elections to the Moscow City Duma and the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg only in single-seat constituencies. YABLOKO activist smashed a “crazy printer” which symbolised a large number of repressive bills adopted by the State Duma […]

YABLOKO expresses condolences to the victims of the act of terror in Volgograd

Condolences by Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, 22.10.2013 For and on behalf of the YABLOKO party we are conveying our condolences to the relatives and next of kin of the victims of the Volgograd act of terror. We are wishing speedy recovery to the injured.

YABLOKO made the Investigative Committee conduct an investigation on the beating of YABLOKO’s activist in Kemerovo

Press Release , 10/18/2013 The Kemerovo Regional Department of the Investigative Committee conducts an investigation into the incident in Kemerovo, when Yevgeny Artemyev, YABLOKO’s candidate to the Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Region from the YABLOKO party, was severely beaten.