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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 April, 2014

YABLOKO to pay tribute to memory of victims of Second World War

Announcement, 30.04.2014 The leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party will pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Second World War by laying a wreath to the Tomb of Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall on May 8 at 17:00.

YABLOKO’s Suren Gazaryan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

Press Release, 30.04.2014 YABLOKO’s Suren Gazaryan was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. The ceremony took place in San-Francisco on April 28.

Sergei Mitrokhin to the liberals of the world: a new Marshall Plan for Ukraine is needed but not sanctions against Russia

Press Release, 28.04.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin took part in the Congress of Liberal International – the world organisation of liberals and liberal parties – which was conducted in Rotterdam. Mitrokhin made a report in the round table devoted to the situation in Ukraine.

Liberals debated Ukraine crisis at LI Congress

Press Release, April 28, 2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin  participated in the Liberal International 59th Congress. He presented YABLOKO’s view on how to settle the situation around Ukraine.

Speech by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, Liberal International Congress, Rotterdam

April 26, 2014 If we want to better understand Russia’s policies towards Ukraine and Crimea we have to be aware of some important motives and incentives behind Vladimir Putin’s actions. Vladimir Putin received an oligarchic economy as Boris Yeltsin’s legacy, and in the past 14 years built his own system of political domination on this […]

YABLOKO picketed Russian Atomic Energy Agency

Press Release, 28.04.2014 Today, on the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, YABLOKO’s activists conducted the annual picket outside the Russian Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom).

YABLOKO participated in opening football players training centre

Press Release, 28.04.2014 Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and YABLOKO’s activists participated in opening a football players training centre. The centre conducted a free class for children aged from 4 through 7 years. Head of the centre Mikhail Safronov turned to YABLOKO for help. The party presented the centre with […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to introduce a bill on capital repairs of apartment blocks

Press Release, 24.04.2014 According to head of YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky, he will introduce his own bill on capital repairs of apartment block as well as a programme on the increase of energy efficiency of St.Petersburg heating supply system. The system will allow to cut costs for heating energy and […]

St. Petersburg YABLOKO to participate in Democracy March

Announcement, 25.04.2014 Activists of the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO will participate in the annual Democracy March conducted on May 1.

YABLOKO participated in rally in support of small and medium-sized business

Press Release, 24.04.2014 The Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO helped organizing a rally in support of small and medium-sized business on April 24. Chair of the local YABLOKO branch Oksana Demchenko made a speech at the rally.

Member of Third Way NGO beaten

Press Release, 23.04.2014 Member of the Third Way NGO Maxim Alexeyev has been beaten just now. He is hospitalized with suspected leg fracture.

“My Moscow” project is political cheating

Statement by the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 22.04.2014 The Moscow authorities conduct absurd “elections before the elections” by means of the so called “coalition of well-known Muscovites” holding “primaries” between the candidates who will be later announced “public” candidates.

YABLOKO conducted picketing against nickel mining

Press Release, 22.04.2014 YABLOKO conducted a series of one-person pickets outside the Natural Resources Ministry against nickel mining in the Voronezh region on the Earth Day, April 22. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO Tatyana Shkred participated in the cation.

YABLOKO protested against infill construction

Press Release, photographs, video, 19.04.2014 YABLOKO supported a rally against an illegal infill construction in the Krylatskoye district, Moscow. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Irina Kopkina participated in the action.

Galina Mikhaleva analysed party and electoral systems at scientific conference

Press Release, 21.04.2014 A scientific conference called “Political parties and its institutional environment: innovation, tradition, tendency” took place at Russian State University for the Humanities on April 18.

Nikolai Kavkazsky: Russian courts disregard Constitution

YABLOKO member, ex political prisoner Nikolai Kavkazsky participated in a round table on “The problems of Constitution enforcement in  Russian courts” initiated by the Committee For Civil Rights [headed by YABLOKO’s Andrei Babushkin, a prominent human rights advocate].

“Anti-terrorism” laws became more draconian at the second reading

Press Release, 18.04.2014 The amendments to the “anti-terrorism” bills proposed by the State Duma at the second reading have become more repressive.  According to YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, they aim to prosecute Internet users and activists, not terrorists.

YABLOKO conducted pickets against toughening law on rallies

Press Release, 16.04.2014 The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted a series of one-person pickets against toughening the law on rallies on April 16. They believe that such measures will make the citizens aware of protest actions.

YABLOKO’s Alexandr Gnezdilov participated in rally against infill construction

Press Release, 18.04.2014 Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Alexandr Gnezdilov participated in a rally against the infill construction in the Tagansky district, Moscow. More than 100 citizens came to protest against the unlawful construction in the area.

Committee Against Xenophobia conducted meeting at Afghan Community Centre

Press Release, 18.04.2014 The Committee Against Xenophobia conducted a meeting at the Afghan Community Centre on April 16. The participants summed up the results of their work and discussed the new working plan.