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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 March, 2014

A series of one-person pickets conducted in Nizhny Novgorod

Press Release, 31.03.2014 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO participated in a series of one-person pickets against sending Russia’s troops to Ukraine on March 29. The activists protested against such radical measures and held banners which said “Ukraine without Putin”, “Free and indivisible Ukraine for the Russians and the Ukrainians”, “No war! No censorship! No […]

“Russia is on the threshold of new Cold War and with the same outcome”

Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Antonida Pashinina, Rosbalt, 26.03.2014   Head of YABLOKO’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky gives his view on how soon the new sanctions against Russia can be introduced and who may suffer in the first place.   – The information on blocking of Visa and MasterCard for the customers […]

Smart power movement reminded of human rights

Press Release, 26.03.2014 The Smart Power movement in support of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO conducted an action outside the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly on March 26. The participants of the action held a banner with the photographs of Deputy Grigory Yavlinsky and Ombudsman of St.Peterburg Alexander Shyshlov which said “A human, citizen, resident of St.Petersburg delegated […]

Sergei Mitrokhin inspected Northwest chord road and problem construction objects in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district

Press Release, photograph, 25.03.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Irina Kopkina inspected the Northwest chord and found out that the contraction was frozen. The residents of the Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district showed the cutover square and an illegal parking space to YABLOKO’s representatives.

YABLOKO Bureau member conducted picket in support of Vitishko and Gazaryan

Press Release, 26.03.2014 YABLOKO’s Bureau member, the Green Russia faction’s activist Dmitry Rybakov conducted a series of one-person pickets in support of the ecologists Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan in Petrozavodsk, on March 25.

Conference in Vienna: Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and Tomorrow

The ALDE Party, 21.03.2014 On 21 March, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a panel discussion “Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and Tomorrow”, organised by the Austrian liberal party NEOS. The event was held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. The YABLOKO leader made ​​a report devoted to the analysis of the situation in Ukraine. He […]

Crimean Recoup

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 24.03.2014 That’s the title of the report I presented before a large number of politicians, diplomats, academics and journalists in Vienna last Friday. The system is above all! I would like to begin my remarks with one reminiscence. In 2000, I was among representatives of the YABLOKO […]

Dismissal of Professor Zubov is a discredit to MGIMO

Statement by the YABLOKO party A well-known historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, author of a large number of books was dismissed from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, or MGIMO, today for comparing the Russian invasion to Ukraine with Nazi Germany’s Anschluss with Austria in 1938.

„Putins neoimperialistische Politik führt zur Katastrophe“

“Die Presse”, Print-Ausgabe, 22.03.2014 Die Presse: Am Dienstag annektierte Russland die Krim. Es war ein Feiertag für viele Russen, auch für Sie? Sergej Mitrochin: Das war keineswegs ein Feiertag. Ich habe darauf mit einer Erklärung unter dem Titel „Neoimperialistische Politik führt zur Katastrophe“ reagiert. Danach war in russischen Medien zu lesen, Jabloko sei ein Verräter […]

Sergei Mitrokhin made a speech ​​in Vienna on YABLOKO’s position on the situation in Ukraine

Press Release, 23.03.2014 On 21 March, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a panel discussion “Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and Tomorrow”, organized by Austrian liberal party NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum. The event was held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

YABLOKO conducted a discussion “Ukraine: what has happened and what can be expected?”

Press Release, photographs, 19.03.2014 YABLOKO’s discussion club conducted a meeting “Ukraine: what has happened and what can be expected?” on March 19. First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva, YABLOKO’s activists, experts and members of the Committee Against Xenophobia took part in the discussion. Different points of view were expressed but […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Accession of Crimea will cost to Russia’s budget trillions of roubles

Press release, 19.03.2014 The costs of raising salaries and pensions in Crimea, as well as infrastructure development against the background of devaluation of the rouble will significantly affect Russia’s economy, said Grigory Yavlinsky. However, the main problem is not the accession of Crimea is not the economics.

Ukrainian lessons for Russia

Decision of the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO dated 14 March 2014 Against the background of the deepening global crisis in connection with the situation around Ukraine, when the Ukrainian circumstances and analysis of the events of the past few months have been relegated to the background, the Political Committee of […]

Mitrokhin demands to investigate unlawful retrieval of oppositional newspaper from Chair of the Kalmyk branch of YABLOKO

Press release, 19.03.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an appeal to Kalmyk’s Minister of Internal Affairs Andrei Mishagin and Kalmyk’s Prosecutor Alexei Samsonov with the demand to make enquiry on the unlawful retrieval of The Modern Kalmyk oppositional newspaper and the invasion to Chair of the Kalmyk branch of YABLOKO Batyr Boromangayev’s flat.

Sergei Mitrokhin to participate in panel discussion “Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and the Day after Tomorrow”

Announcement, 18.03.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin will participate in panel discussion on “Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and the Day after Tomorrow” conducted by the NEOS party, Austria, on March 21.

Neo-imperialist policies lead to a catastrophe

Statement by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, 19.03.2014 The fact that Vladimir Putin signed an international agreement on accedence of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation has determined Russia’s nearest perspective: international isolation and growth of totalitarian repressive tendencies in the policies of the ruling regime.

Path to Peace

Decision by the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, 14 March, 2014 The Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO takes the stand for preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, implementation of all the international obligations and observance of the rational approaches developed for the past decades as regards […]

Peace, Not War. How to achieve the former and prevent the latter

“The position and actions of the powers-that-be in Russia in respect of Ukraine and in connection with developments there are a reckless political adventure” Novaya Gazeta, 16.03.2014 The positions and actions of the powers-that-be in Russia in respect of Ukraine and in connection with developments there are a reckless political adventure. We believe that it […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: For Peace with Ukraine and the European Union!

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 15.03.2014 In a frantic effort to keep its rapidly falling popularity, Vladimir Putin’s regime has been taking unprecedented steps fraught with enormous risks for Russia’s national security and international stability. Russia has been brought on the brink of war with the fraternal Ukrainian nation.

No War!

Statement by the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, 03.14.2014 The position and actions of the Russian authorities towards Ukraine and in connection with the developments there represents a dangerous political gamble. We consider raising the issue of possible introduction of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine be absolutely unacceptable.