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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 December, 2013

Such tragedies must not repeat

30.12.2013 Another terrible crime – an explosion in the bus in Volgograd – makes us once again demand from the authorities and the security services to intensify their efforts so that to ensure the security of Russian citizens.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the merger of the Supreme Arbitration Court into the Supreme Court

Press Release, December 26, 2013 The merger of the Supreme Arbitration Court into the Supreme Court would result in impeding citizens’ access to justice and do irreparable damage to status of the judge, said Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg. However most of the deputies of the St.Petersburg […]

The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO participated in the People’s Wrath rally

Press Release, December 27, 2013 The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO participated in the People’s Wrath rally in the city of Berdsk, Novosibirsk Region.

Youth YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Press Release, December 26, 2013 The Novosibirsk branch of Youth YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of the ecologist Evgeny Vitishko who was charged with three years of imprisonment. The activists held posters that said “Freedom to Evgeny Vitishko” both in Russian and in English and a hand-made maquette of the Olympic Rings made of barbed […]

Sergei Mitrokhin visited Ulyanovsk

Press Release, December 25, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin visited Ulyanovsk where he had a meeting with small and medium-sized business owners, discussed the YABLOKO’s agenda with representative of the party’s regional branch, gave an interview to the local mass media and had a meeting with Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region Sergei Morozov.

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky on the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Press Release, December 22, 2013 YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky on the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky: I am very glad that Mikhail Khodorkovsky is free now. Wishing good health to him, his relatives and next of kin. All that he said after he was released needs understanding and respect.

YABLOKO established the principles of coalition policy at municipal elections

Press Release, December 24, 2013 The Regional Council of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO established the principles of the party’s coalition policy at the coming municipal elections on September 14, 2014.

Alternative to Vladimir Putin

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site December 17, 2013 The Federal Council of YABLOKO held last weekend caused a violent reaction because the party once again expressed its commitment to its basic principles marking them in a very distinct and even sharp form. The European Way of Russia Yes, we are democrats. But […]

Deputy Chair of YABLOKO’s regional branch pronounced the Politician of the Year

Press Release, December 23, 2013 Deputy Chair of the Arkhangelsk branch of YABLOKO Polina Shubina became winner of the award “Dot the i” in the nomination “The Politician of the Year” established by the political club “Points of view” and the Primorsky Territory Youth Council.

Evgeny Vitishko Has Become a Political Prisoner of the 2014 Olympics

Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus December 20, 2013 Judge Milinchuk sentenced Vitishko – an activist of the Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus – to three years in a penal colony At 18:45 local time in the Tuapse District Court, the hearing of Evgeny Vitishko, a well-known civic activist and council member of the […]

YABLOKO picketed State Duma against Internet censorship law

Press Release, December 20, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and the party’s activists conducted a serious of one-person pickets against the bill which allows the state prosecutors to block websites containing “extremist” information without the judicial approval. The pickets took place outside the State Duma. YABLOKO activists held the posters that said “Stop destroying the […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: the real and the rhetorical protest

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 19.12.2013 People must uphold the law as the walls of their city. Heraclitus Tomorrow the State Duma will adopt another law strangling our freedom. This time the law will be regulation of the Internet . This will hit [the society] no less than the law [restricting] rallies […]

Political prisoner Nikolai Kavkazsky joined YABLOKO

Press Release, December 6, 2013 Human rights defender, political prisoner Nikolai Kavkazsky who was charged with the Bolotnaya Square Case joined the YABLOKO party.

Media merger risks further censorship in Russia

LI News, December 17, 2013 On the same day a media shake-up in Russia saw a merger of two pro-governmental news agencies, LI full member Yabloko has raised concerns about the liquidation of the Moscow Books Chamber, which comes as a consequence of from the same Presidential Decree to ‘improve the efficiency of public media’.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia needs ‘refounding’ of the state on the basis of historical continuity and overcoming of a hundred years of turmoil

Press Release, December 17, 2013 Grigory Yavlinsky believes that refounding of Russia’s statehood on the basis of historical continuity is critically important. There are important pivotal points in Russia’s history that determine its modern development. Such a statement was made by Grigory Yavlinsky at the conference on history organized by YABLOKO and attended by the […]

Let’s protect the Internet from pogrom!

Statement by YABLOKO’s Chairman, December 18, 2013 The State Duma passed the bill which allows the state prosecutors to block websites containing illegal information without the judicial approval in the first reading yesterday.

Alexei Yablokov was awarded Artyom Borovik prize

Press Release, December 16, 2013 Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the Green Russia faction of the YABLOKO party, was awarded the Artyom Borovik prize for investigative journalism in the nomination “Publications” for his book “Environment and Health of Muscovites”. The ceremony took place in the Moscow Et Cetera theatre on December 16.

Mitrokhin demands to restore heating and electricity in Sochi

Press release, December 18, 2013 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent a statement to the Public Prosecutor of Sochi, the regional energy supplying company OAO Kubanenergo” and the Presidential Administration demanding to restore heating, water provision and electricity in Sochi. In the past few months Sochi residents were regularly cut off from electricity, heat and hot […]

YABLOKO’s Federal Council: Russia may develop an aggressive and xenophobic national-socialist regime

Press Release, December 14, 2013 The Federal Council of the YABLOKO party taking place in Moscow on December 14-15, 2013, issued a statement where the party gives its assessment of the present system of governing and the situation the country. The statement was submitted by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of the Political […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: the goal of YABLOKO is to change the system

Press Release, December 14, 2013 Russia’s twenty years given for the post-Soviet transformation are over. At best the government can provide decent living standards to 25 per cent of Russia’s citizens, but without stable rules and guaranties. “The specifics of the present system is that any attempt to reform it will lead to a collapse […]