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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

Galina Mikhaleva re-elected Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction

Press Release, December 17, 2013 Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva was re-elected Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction at YABLOKO’s Federal Council on December 15. Galina Slautina and YABLOKO International Secretary Olga Radayeva were elected Deputy Chairs.

Federal Council of the YABLOKO party:Russia’s goal is to become a true member of the European community

Press Release, December 14, 2013 In twenty years Russia must turn into a true member of the European community. This is the goal set for Russia by YABLOKO’s Federal Council which is taking place in Moscow this weekend. To reach this goal YABLOKO is going to create on its basis an instrument allowing to achieve […]

Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the Green Russia faction of the YABLOKO party, becomes finalist of a prestigious journalism award.

Press Release, December 13, 2013 Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the Green Russia faction of the YABLOKO party, was included into the short-list of a prestigious journalism award – the Artyom Borovik prize for investigative journalism – in the nomination Publications for his book “Environment and Health of Muscovites”. The ceremony will take place in the […]

After Sergei Mitrokhin’s application to Public Prosecutor large families in the Kostroma region will get plots of land free of charge

Press Release, December 13, 2013 Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Kostroma region together with the regional administration will prepare a joint initiative to amend the legislation in respect of the provision of free plots of land to large families. At present citizens who have three or more children are required to pay for the works […]

Liberals around the world mark International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013 Statement on Behalf of Liberal Leaders Commemorating the International Human Rights Day 2013 The International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate today, marks the important progress we have achieved in the struggle for universal human rights worldwide. It is also a day for reflection, as we pause to consider the many difficulties […]

The main thing is not to change the Constitution, but to observe it

Grigory Yavlinsky made a lecture for the students of St.Petersburg school No 77 on Russia’s fundamental law Press Release, photos, December 12, 2013 At the beginning of the lesson devoted to the Russian Constitution Grigory Yavlinsky said that in the near future the gap between the developed countries and the third world would become permanent […]

YABLOKO conducted picket under slogan “Constitution is in danger”

Press Release, December 12, 2013 The Ivanovo branch of YABLOKO and Youth YABLOKO conducted a serious of one-person pickets under the slogan “The Constitution is in danger” on December 12.

Sergei Mitrokhin: Vladimir Putin has not proposed any strategy for Russia’s development in his address to the Federal Assembly

Press Release, December 12, 2013 Instead of presenting of a development strategy for Russia to the society, Vladimir Putin acted as an economic manager, Sergei Mitrokhin said. Vladimir Putin “even did not touch on the major problems of the country. Obviously, a very low level of non-resource exports is due … to the fact that […]

YABLOKO at presentation of booklet on women’s rights

Press Release, December 11, 2013 The presentation of the collection of articles called “The solutions are in our hands: successful women’s initiatives and campaign” took place in Moscow on December 9. The collection became a result of the international conference “Women’s role in writing a gender agenda for the 21st century” conducted in Moscow on […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demanded openness and transparency from the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, December 10, 2013 The round table at the Central Electoral Commission “Reform of the Party System and New Requirements to Legal Regulations of Elections” was marked by a scandal. The event quite unexpectedly turned out to be closed for the press.  

Committee for Joint Action against Xenophobia conducted its second meeting

Press Release, December 10, 2013 A second meeting of the Committee for Joint Action against Xenophobia was conducted at Moscow Helsinki Group office on December 9.

Pickets against hatred in the regions of Russia

Press Release, December 11, 2013 YABLOKO conducted pickets against xenophobia and nationalism in different regions of Russia. The action is confined to the International Human Rights Day and International Migrants Day celebrated on December 18. The event was aimed to attract the attention of the society and authorities to the problem of cross-ethnic relations, growth […]

The announced amnesty does not meet the interests of social reconciliation

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 10.12.2013 The YABLOKO party assesses the announced amnesty to be necessary but not sufficient. It will ease the fate of dozens of thousands of people who will come back from prison. This amnesty results from the perseverance of the civil society and human rights organisations. Due to their perseverance a […]

YABLOKO conducted picket against hatred in Moscow

Press Release, December 10, 2013 Committee for Joint Action Against Xenophobia conducted a picket against hatred in Moscow, December 10. Representatives of YABLOKO, Moscow Helsinki Group, trans-regional Uzbek community “Vatandosh”, municipal deputies participated in the action.

Liberals Around the World Mark International Human Rights Day 2013

LI News, London, 10 December The International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate today, marks the important progress we have achieved in the struggle for universal human rights worldwide. It is also a day for reflection, as we pause to consider the many difficulties that still remain on the path to achieving social justice and […]

The State Duma deprives Russian citizens of the freedom of movement

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 11.12.2013 Today the State Duma is considering the so-called “rubber flats law” law (Ed. The flats where dozens of people may be registered despite their actual place of living) in the second reading.

YABLOKO protested against construction of underground station

Press Release, December 9, 2013 YABLOKO participated in the rally against the construction of an underground station in the Sokolniky district, Moscow. The construction will destroy the lime avenue and will create traffic problems for several years. YABLOKO activists participated in the rally.

Sergei Mitrokhin: All-Russia People’s Front proposal to liquidate local government is anticonstitutional

Press Release, December 6, 2013 Representative of the All-Russia People’s Front Olga Timofeyeva proposed President Putin to liquidate local government in large cities and municipal districts and leave it only in towns and regions of large cities, but divest the local government of nearly all authority allowing them only to “recondition the roads” and “remove […]

Laziness before the future

Alexey Melnikov, YABLOKO Bureau member, on the choice between the “European way” and the “Eurasian project” Znak, by Alexey Melnikov, 03.12.2013 The “Eurasian project” [promoted by the Kremlin and aiming at taking Russia away from the European values and brining it closer to authoritarian Asian regimes], in various forms and from time to time promoted […]

YABLOKO protested for fair elections near Moscow Region Duma

Press Release, December 6, 2013 The action “For Fair Elections” was conducted on the threshold of early elections which will take place in the Moscow Region on December 22, 2013.