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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

YABLOKO protested against the dangerous construction

Press Release, October 20, 2013 YABLOKO and the residents of the Fili-Davidkovo district, Moscow, conducted a rally against the infill construction. The construction of a seventeen-storied apartment block can do harm to the nearby apartment buildings.

YABLOKO picketed the White House against the “Olympic dump” at natural reserve in Sochi

Press Release, photos, video, October 18, 2013 On October 18, YABLOKO and Sochi’s movement “Law and Order” (Zakon i poryadok) conducted pickets outside the White House against the placing of Olympic construction waste in Akhshtirsky gallop which is situated in the karst block above the field of fresh waters. “Law and Order” leader Roman Shikarev, […]

Mitrokhin demanded from prosecutor’s office to punish the guilty of beating deputy Elena Tkach

Press Release, October 17, 2013 Municipal deputy Elena Tkach was beaten during the public hearings on the construction of a new shopping mall in the centre of Moscow and pulling down the two apartment blocks at number 13 and 15 Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane in connection with that. The incident was recorded on a video. 

First meeting with election campaigners

Press Release, October 17, 2013 A first meeting with YABLOKO’s election campaigners took place at YABLOKO’s office on October 16. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and Executive Secretary of YABLOKO Regional Council Mikhail Petrov thanked the participants of the meeting for their work at the […]

Yavlinsky on the reasons of conflict in Biryulevo: “They don’t want to cure a disease, they want to subdue the fever”

Press Release, October 16, 2013 Such situations can take place in any city of Russia until the government refuses to tell the truth about the enormous income they get from the slave labour of immigrants and corruption and until mass media will describe this conflicts as cross ethnic, said leader of YABLOKO faction in the […]

Mitrokhin stopped illegal works in the Moskvoretsky Park

Press Release, October 16, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin inspected the Moskvoretsky Park on October 16. He found out serious violations of the environmental legislation and reached the stop of the illegal construction works.

Anne Brasseur – ALDE’s candidate for the next PACE chairmanship!

The ALDE party, Press Release, 14/10/2013 In compliance with the political groups’ rotation agreement, ALDE in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has submitted the nomination of Anne Brasseur as candidate for the next Parliamentary Assembly Chairmanship in 2014-2015. This nomination received unreserved backing within the liberal family and was officially endorsed – […]

YABLOKO activist was beaten during a one-person picket within sight of a policeman

Press Release, October 16, 2013 YABLOKO member, former candidate for the Kemerovo Regional Council deputy Yevgeny Artemyev was beaten during a one-person picket against the election fraud within sight of a policeman in Kemerovo on October 16.

The authorities should show adequacy and professionalism

YABLOKO statement on the nationalistic insurgence in Moscow, October 14, 2013 The events that took place in the West Biryulevo district, Moscow, on October 13, make us once again express our concern in connection with the destructive developments taking place in the Russian society.

Public Prosecutor acknowledged theft amounting to 22 million roubles for renovation of the park detected by Sergei Mitrokhin

Press Release, October 15, 2013 An audit by the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office held after the inspection conducted by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin in the Vorovsky Park, Moscow, revealed embezzlement of funds allotted for renovation of the park in the amount of 22 million roubles.

Youth Yabloko participated in a rally “Russia against cruelty”

Press Release, October 14, 2013 Activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO supported the rally “Russia against cruelty” organised by the animal advocates on October 12. The rally had taken place for the second time in Novosibirsk.

Statement by ALDE-PACE

14.10.2013 The ALDE-PACE is concerned about the recent reports on alleged persecution of Yabloko regional leaders and activists Andrei Rudomakha (Krasnodar), Sergei Pogodin (Tver Region) and Svetlana Chechil (Karelia). On multiple occasions, the ALDE-PACE and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe declared that politically motivated criminal prosecution or termination of employment contracts were […]

Andrei Babushkin on the draft amnesty act

Press Release, October 14, 2013 Andrei Babushkin, member of YABLOKO Bureau, head of the “For Human Rights” committee and member of Presidential Council for Human Rights, was invited to Dozhd (Rain) TV channel to talk about the amnesty draft act developed by the Presidential Council for Human Rights.

Concert in support of “The third way”: “We’ll fight till the end”

Press Release, October 12, 2013 A concert in support of “The third way”(trety put’) cultural centre, which is under threat of illegal eviction from its premises, was conducted on October 12, at Pyatnitskaya Street, Moscow. Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO’s activists came to support the event.

Prosecutor’s check at the “Third way” NGO

Press Release, October 9, 2013

School director in the Tver Region fired for participating in the election as a YABLOKO candidate

Press Release, October 10, 2013 Sergei Pogodin, director of School No 4 in Nelidovo, the Tver region, was dismissed from his post on 8 October, 2013, on the basis of an order from the acting head of the district administration, however, the document did not specify any reason for termination of the labour contract. According […]

FSB taps into telephone conversations of Andrei Rudomakha, Chair of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO, and tries to detain him

Press Release, October 10, 2013 Today, on October 10, 2013, law enforcement officers attempted to get into the office of the Krasnodar branch of the YABLOKO party (presumably, these were officers from the Center for Combating Extremism). This happened at about 2:30 p.m. The police insisted that they needed Andrei Rudomakha, Chair of the regional […]

Action in memory of Anna Politkovskaya in Voronezh

Press Release, October 8, 2013 An action in memory of the murdered journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya took place in Voronezh on October 7.  The activists placed the portraits of Anna Politkovskaya, murdered journalist and writer Yuri Shchekochikhin,  murdered human rights activist Galina Starovoytova, murdered human rights activist Stanislav Merkelov, murdered journalist Anastasia […]

YABLOKO Gender Faction took part in a discussion about women’s reproductive rights

Press Release, September 27, 2013 September 25 a round table discussion on reproductive rights, health and quality of life of women on the threashold of the International Contraception Day took place at the Central House of Journalists in Moscow. YABLOKO Gender Faction participated in the round table. The event was organised by the “Women Journalists” […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: a coup is started by idealists and controlled by rascals

RBC, 03.10.2013 These days Russia celebrates the anniversary of the events of October 1993. Twenty years ago a bloody confrontation took place in the Russian capital and only miracle helped to avoid a civil war. RBC correspondents spoke to the participants in those events about who was right, what people were dying for and who […]