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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 November, 2013

Gender diversity is good for the boardroom say Liberals and Democrats

The ALDE Party, Press Release, 20/11/2013 After four decades of voluntary measures, EU companies are still failing to fill vacant boardroom seats with women. Despite the growing presence of suitably qualified and experienced women in the recruitment pool, optimism that these talented women would automatically break the” glass ceiling” turned out to be misplaced. Only […]

Alexei Yablokov spoke about the factors that influence world population’s health

Press Release, November 15, 2013 Head of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, Councillor at the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Yablokov made a speech on environmental problems of the Moscow region at the scientific conference. The scientist told about the factors that influence the world population’s health.

YABLOKO took part in a rally against abolition of social benefits and reliefs

“Deputat 29”, Press Release, November 18, 2013 YABLOKO member Polina Shubina made a speech at the rally against abolition of social benefits and reliefs in Arkhangelsk on November 16. The residents of Arkhangelsk and opposition politicians protested against the proposal of the Arkhangelsk authorities to abolish social benefits and reliefs for preschool children and veterans […]

The Green Russia is stolen from YABLOKO

Press Release, November 14, 2013 YABLOKO objects to the use of its second name “The Green Russia” as a name for the government’s environmental movement. The founding congress of this organisation will take place at the Russian Industrial and Environmental Forum ROSPROMECO on November 14.

Authorities try to demolish children’s theatre in Sochi

Press Release, November 14, 2013 The authorities try to demolish a children’s theatre and a theatre school “Igra”(Play) in the Lazarevskoye settlement, Sochi. Several months ago the court resolved that the building of the theatre was constructed illegally.

Criminal prosecution on negligence initiated against the policeman who did not take any actions to stop beatings of YABLOKO’s activist

Press Release, November 11, 2013 Criminal prosecution on negligence was initiated against Victor Pershin, the policeman who did not take any actions to stop an attack against YABLOKO’s activist Yevgeny Artemyev. The criminal case against the policeman is brought under the article 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Grigory Yavlinsky participated in the action commemorating antifascist Timur Kachrava

Press Release,14.11.2013 An unsanctioned action in memory of student Timur Kacharava who was murdered by nationalists was held in St. Petersburg.

Seasonal workers should be treated the same as EU nationals

The ALDE party, Press Release, 14/11/2013 After years of controversies, the Seasonal workers Directive is finally passing through the final phases of adoption.,The Justice and Civil Liberties Committee and the Employment Committee signed off today the agreement reached with Council last month, after two years of negotiations. This Directive presented by the Commission in July […]

Committee for Joint Action Against Xenophobia established the work schedule

Press Release, November 12, 2013 The first meeting of the Committee for Joint Action Against Xenophobia established by the Forum Against Xenophobia and Nationalism conducted  on YABLOKO’s initiative  on November 4 took place at YABLOKO office on November 12.

Sergei Mitrokhin discussed cooperation between parties with ex deputy leader of British Liberal Democrats

Press Release, 13.11.2013 On November 12, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had a working meeting with Vince Cable, one of the most senior politicians among Liberal Demcorats, ex-deputy leader of the party and current Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Sergei Mitrokhin takes Andrei Rudomakha’s “blame” upon himself

Press release, 13.11.2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin acknowledged that the value judgment attributed to Chair of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO Andrei Rudomakha and serving as a basis for filing a criminal libel case against Rudomakha (under Article 298.1 of the Criminal Code “Defamation of a Judge”) was made by him. Last week Rudomakha was […]

EWNC coordinator suspect in a crime, barred from traveling

Press Release, Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, November 10, 2013 Following his recent detainment in Sochi, Andrei Rudomakha, Chair of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO, has been named a suspect in a criminal case by Krasnodar investigators, and is barred from traveling.

FSB detains EWNC activist in airport for “offending Olympics”

Press Release, Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, November 9, 2013 Police and FSB operatives detained our deputy coordinator Dmitry Shevchenko today for a total of four-and-a-half hours, in a continuing campaign of intimidation against our environmental activists which has increased drastically as the Winter Olympics in Sochi get closer.

Sergei Ivanenko: Corruption will eat up any investment projects

Commentary, 07.11.2013 Sergei Ivanenko, famous economist and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee comments on the government’s plan to fully spend the National Welfare Fund (NWF).

Alexander Goncharenko: It’s simply a shame!

Blog post by Alexander Goncharenko, 08/11/2013 According to the information from the Rosbalt news agency with a reference to the Social Policy Committee of St. Petersburg, 33 orphans from St.Petersburg who have lost their prospective adoptive parents due to coming into force of the so-called Dima Yakovlev law [prohibiting adoption of Russian orphans by foreigners], […]

Preparation for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is a crime against nature and a black spot on the Olympic Movement

Press Release, November 8, 2013 On November 8, 2013, YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction adopted a statement on the destruction of nature in preparing for the Sochi Olympics.

Trial of Professor and human rights defender Mikhail Savva started

Press Release, November 6, 2013 Trial of Professor and prominent human rights defender Mikhail Savva started in Krasnodar on November 6, 2013.

On the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917 the YABLOKO party honoured the memory of fighters against Bolsheviks

Press release, photographs, videos, 07.11.2013 On November 7, the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the YABLOKO party conducted a memory action paying tribute to those who tried to defend democratic Russia in 1917 – cadets and officers who conducted armed resistance to the Bolshevik coup of 1917.

Russian liberals march for tolerance in St. Petersburg

LI News, November 7, 2013 LI’s Russian full member party, Yabloko, has organized its tenth march against hatred in St. Petersburg, attended by hundreds of supporters under the slogan “for Russia without pogroms.”

Forum against xenophobia and nationalism was conducted in Moscow

Press Release, November 5, 2013 On November 4, Russia’s National Unity Day, YABLOKO and human rights advocates conducted a Public Forum “Russia’s Unity Is in Solidarity of Its Citizens. Against Xenophobia and Nationalism”.