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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 February, 2014

The State Duma violates the civil rights and freedoms instead of fighting against terrorism

Statement by YABLOKO’s Bureau, 28.02.2014 Today YABLOKO’s Bureau adopted a statement against the package of the so called “anti-terrorism” laws passed by the State Duma, which limit the rights of the Internet users, actually abolish e-payments and increase the criminal responsibility for terrorism. The first reading of the three bills will take place today.

Sergei Mitrokhin: A Great Mistake of Verkhovna Rada

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 25.02.2014 The idea of European integration, which must be fully supported, has been the main driving force of the February revolution in Ukraine. For millions of Ukrainian citizens rapprochement with the European Union means a guarantee of observance by the state of the key democratic values and […]

YABLOKO’s member Olga Noskovets was unlawfully fined for resisting police

Press Release, 26.02.2014 Yesterday the Khostinsky Regional court of Sochi fined YABLOKO’s member Olga Noskovets under the article 19.3 of the Administrative Code supposedly for disobedience to the legitimate demands of police officers.

International action week “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” starts on the 28th of February

Announcement, 27.02.2014 The international action week “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” will start on February 28 #FREEVITISHKO. The actions demanding to free Evgeny Vitishko and stop persecution of Russia’s environmentalists and activists will take place in many European countries and nineteen Russian cities.

Lowering the status of the Russian language in Ukraine means a retreat from the European norms

Statement by YABLOKO Chairman, February 24, 2014 The YABLOKO party supports the idea of European integration, which has been the main driving force of the February revolution in Ukraine. The strive of the new Ukrainian government and the active part of the Ukrainian society for integration with Europe presumes that the country’s leadership will respect […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the unlawful sentences to the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog at Live Journal, 25.02.2014 I’m outraged by the demonstrative disgrace of the sentences to the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square Rally case. The fact that these people were kept in the detention prison for many months represents already in itself groundless cruelty absolutely incommensurable with the charges brought against them, moreover these […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: It is very important now to go on with peaceful protests, as it is the only possible way towards changing of the regime.

Video and Transcript, 24.02.2014 Sergei Mitrokhin: We have already expressed our attitude to the legitimacy of the verdict on the Bolotnaya Rally case. The sentence is based on fabricated evidence of the investogators. I have been in the court at one of the trials, and I followed the trial closely. It is absolutely obvious that […]

The verdict on the Bolotnaya Rally case is unlawful

Statement by the YABLOKO party, February 24, 2014 The YABLOKO party expresses its protest against a demonstratively horrible sentences to the defendants in the Bolotnaya Rally case, who received from 2.5 to 4 years in a penal colony. The fact that these people have stayed in remand prison for several months already represents unjustified cruelty absolutely […]

Freedom to the Bolotnaya Rally political prisoners!

Court verdict on imprisonment terms to the Bolotnaya Rally case political prisoners: Barabanov – 3 years and 7 months (since May 28, 2012), Byelousov – 2 years and 6 months (since July 9, 2012), Dukhanina – 3 years of probation, Zimin – 3 years and 6 months (since June 8, 2012), Krivov – 4 years […]

People gathered by the court to support the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case are again arrested by police

Press Release, 24.02.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and party activists who are standing now in the yard of Zamoskvoretsky City Court, Moscow, to support the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case, report that police again has begun random arrests of people waiting for the court verdict.

Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of political prisoners

Press Release, February 24, 2014 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of the Bolotnaya Square Case prisoners on February 21, 22, 2014. The civil activists joined YABLOKO’s action. About twenty people participated in the action in general.

No freedom in Russia after Sochi Olympics

The ALDE Party, 23/02/2014 The winter Olympics have come to a close. Most media attention turned away from Russia when on Sunday lights went out in Sochi’s Olympic stadium after the closing ceremony. Despite, the increasing crack down on freedom of speech in the Russian Federation does not stop.

Photos by YABLOKO’s Ekaterina Tatrnikova who was by Zamoskkvoretsky Court today

Photos by YABLOKO’s Ekaterina Tatrnikova who was by Zamoskkvoretsky Court today together with YABLOKO activists and other people protesting against arbitrary rule in Russia. People gathered in the court yard to support the political prisone…rs of the so-called “the Bolotnaya rally” case. The rally took place on the 6th of May was brutally broken by […]

Mitrokhin about police brutal actions in arresting people who gathered to support political prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case

Press Release, February 21, 2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and party activists came to Zamoskvoretsky Moscow Court where trial over Bolotnaya Rally prisoners was taking place.                           Eight people from the Bolotnaya Rally were accused of participating in a “mass-scale riot and use […]

Gone in the shadow of medals in Sochi

Statement by Trine Skei Grande, President of the Venstre party, Norway, 20.02.2014 Prime Minister in Norway, Mrs Erna Solberg, brought up the situation of human rights activists when she met with Prime Ministers Medvedev during his stay in the Olympic city of Sochi last week. – It is good thing that Solberg vows human rights […]

Liberal Party of Moldova call for the release of Evgeny Vitishko

Partidul Liberal, 20.02.2014 With the Winter Olympics in place, the world attention is on Sochi and in particular, on the Russian government’s dubious approach to human rights and basic freedoms. Of particular concern is the recent arrest and sentence of Evgeny Vitishko, a member of liberal party Yabloko, who has started a three-year imprisonment for […]

Peticija za izpustitev okoljevarstvenega aktivista Jevgenija Vitiška

ZARES – socialno-liberalni, 19.02.2014 V stranki Zares vas vabimo k podpisu peticije, s katero Amnesty International poziva ruske oblasti k izpustitvi okoljevarstvenega aktivista Jevgenija Vitiška, ki je bil v politično motiviranem procesu obsojen na triletno zaporno kazen.

European liberals deplore imprisonment Russian environmentalist

The ALDE Party, Press Release, 18.02.2014 ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP is alarmed by the news that Russian environmentalist and YABLOKO member Evgeny Vitishko is on hunger strike in a prison since one week, in rather harsh conditions. Sir Graham said: “I find it cynical against the background of the Winter Olympics that […]

Not only the Ukrainian authorities, but also the opposition are responsible for the bloodshed in the streets of Kiev

Statement by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, 19/02/2014 At present the conflict in Ukraine has entered the stage of mass bloodshed. We bring our deep condolences to the families of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Once again, we are calling on all the parties of the conflict to stop […]

YABLOKO observed United Russia’s illegal campaigning at the Vladimir City Council elections

Press Release, February 17, 2014 Chair of the Vladimir branch of YABLOKO Dmitry Kushpita has filed a complaint to the Vladimir city electoral commission against the illegal campaigning of the United Russia’s candidate Alexandr Maximov at the Vladimir City Council by-election. The anonymous leaflets without the imprint with Maximov’s electoral programme and advertisement of the […]